Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: June 29 – July 1, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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Boulder is starting out the holiday week early with a Friday full of fun kids events, and into the weekend with community events, music, laser shows and more. All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.


Friday Afternoon Crafting at McGuckin’s

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When: Friday, June 29, 2018 from 3PM – 4PM

Head to McGuckin’s for a Friday afternoon of kid-friendly crafting activities! A perfect way to wind down the week and get ready for the weekend. This Friday, McGuckin’s is planning Independence Day-themed projects. Please be sure to indicate whether you plan to attend so that we can prepare enough materials. RSVP here.

McGuckin Hardware is located at 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.

Final Fiesta – Salsa Night with Quemando

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When: Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6PM – 9:30PM

The 2018 Downtown Longmont Summer Concerts will finish strong with a sendoff salsa fiesta in the intersection of 4th and Kimbark! Free salsa lessons from 6:00 – 6:30 in front of the stage, thanks to Ole Caribbean DJ presented by Journey Language Center! Then Sontres Latin Music will keep things moving and Quemando Salsa will continue the party well into the evening. The concerts are always free to attend. Local food and craft beverages will be available for purchase, and there will also be kids activities, music, dancing, prizes and more! Special giveaway drawing for early arrivals. All the details here.

Lafayette Movies in the Park – Moana

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When: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:30PM

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join the City of Lafayette for its 2018 Movie in the Park series. All movies are free! On June 29, see the movie Moana! Food /movie snacks will be available for purchase. Remember to leave your canine friends at home for these movies. Only Service Dogs allowed.

Waneka Lake Park is located at 1600 Caria Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026.


Boulder Rally for Family Unity

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When: Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10AM – 12PM

All around the nation, Americans will be coming together in the name of love and families by rallying for Families Belong Together on June 30. The Boulder Rally and March will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder. This rally will focus on love, compassion and community. This is a family-friendly event, open to the public. For all the details, click here.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder is located at 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303.

Lyons Good Old Days

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When: Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 8AM – 11PM

The Lyons Good Old Days Celebration will be kicking off with the Lyons River Run and Doggie Dash 5K, this year’s festivities include annual favorites, such as the car show, live music, and a performance by Mayama, along with exciting new additions! Throughout the day, Dizzy’s kids area will host an array of activities, with face painting, balloon artistry, artisan vendors, games, and live music happening during the excitement. This year’s musical performances include Jeff and Paige, beginning at 2PM for the kids, and Joe Kuckla and Irons in the Fire wrapping up the evening, among other talented artists. And finally, it wouldn’t be Good Old Days without honoring Lyons’ heritage, through special programs and presentations by Mrs. LaVern Johnson and the Redstone Museum. All the details here.

Lyons Good Old Days is held at Sandstone Park, Lyons, CO 80540.

Double Feature at Fiske Planetarium

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When: Saturday, June 30 from 1PM – 2PM

Fiske Planetarium is hosting a kid-friendly Double Feature, pairing a family-friendly fulldome shows with its most popular laser shows. In the film “We Are Stars,” narrated by Andy Serkis, the characters seek to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment. (30 minutes). Perseus and Andromeda, one of the most famous tales in Greek mythology. The story is told using our state of the art laser system with characters dazzling the dome. The laser show (30 minutes).

Fiske Planetarium is located at 2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309. Tickets are  $7 for kids, seniors & veterans/ $10 for adults, available for purchase here.

Family Fun Concert – Meet the Strings

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When: Saturday, June 30 from 2PM – 4PM

Take the kids to experience the Colorado Music Festival in kid-friendly fashion at the Family Fun Concert! Family Fun Concerts give younger children a chance to meet different sections of the orchestra. Small ensembles perform short, informal musical programs. Meet the musicians and their instruments following each performance. This is a sensory friendly performance. Ride the FREE Park to Park shuttle to this show!

The Family Fun Concert is held at Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets are $5  – $10, available here.


Free Family Yoga Class in Downtown Boulder

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When: Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Yoga Stars invites you to bring the whole family to yoga at prAna in Downtown Boulder this Sunday. No matter the age, your children are welcome. Kids mats available along with complimentary water bottles. After you take a class go out on Pearl St. & enjoy brunch or a nice stroll along the creek path! Event page here.

This yoga class is held at Prana in downtown Boulder, 1147 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Colorado Firecracker Run 2018

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When: Sunday, July 1, 2018 8AM – 11AM

Check out the imaginative 4k or 4 mile, & free kids run at the Colorado Firecracker Run in Erie!  Free crawfish boil, red, white and blue foam party, slip n slide inflatable finish line, beer, and more. For info and tickets, click here.

The Colorado Firecracker Run is held at Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516. Tickets are $15/Kids, $38/4K, $43/4 Mile Run, available here.

Mystic Circus Farm Festival for Tanzania

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When: Sunday, July 1, 2018 3PM – 7PM

Join Mystic Circus Farm and Fractal Tribe for a summer celebration raising money for Fractal Tribe’s project working with a youth group at the Kigamboni Community Centre in Tanzania this August (See the Go Fund Me page here. Activities and entertainment include Fractal Tribe Circus performance, TIERRO with Bridget Law Live music, Mokomba Ensemble African drumming and dance, beer from Upslope Brewing Company, BBQ , Face Paint, Elephants, Healing arts, bake sale, fun and games. For all the details, click here.

Mystic Circus Farm is located at 2145 Upland Ave, Boulder.

Longmont Chorale’s Indoor Patriotic Performance

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Photo Courtesy Longmont Chorale and the Longmont Performing Arts Initiative

When: Sunday, July 1, 2018 3PM – 5PM

Come in out of the heat to salute our country in the cool indoors with a patriotic performance by the Longmont Chorale. This is a kid-friendly concert.

This performance is held at Westview Presbyterian Church in Longmont, 1500 Hover St, Longmont, CO 80501. Tickets: $10 for adult & senior, $5 for veterans, $5 for students 7th grade to age 22. Active military, military in uniform, and 6th grade and under are all FREE.

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