Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: March 31 – April 1, 2018

by Rachel Daly

The weekend is looking warmer and sunnier, bringing with it a ton of fun kids events! Celebrate Easter with the kids, check out a multitude of workshops and exhibits in this first weekend of Boulder Arts Week, watch a free horse show, discover meditative arts, and enjoy live music. Happening all weekend long in and around Boulder.

Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Bunny Events

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There are a ton of family friendly events happening Easter weekend! Egg hunts all around the Boulder area, as well as visits with the Easter bunny and more. Click here for the full list.

Spring Arts Day at the Boulder Shambhala Center

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When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Shambala Center, 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Boulder Shambhala Center invites you to discover meditative arts at Spring Arts Day. Demonstrations and hands-on classes. A work of art is created because there is basic sacredness, independent of the artist’s particular religious faith or trust. Sacredness from that point of view is the discovery of goodness, which is independent of personal, social, or physical restrictions.” – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. For the full demonstration schedule, click hereChildren are welcome. This is a free program, open to all!

Bonfire & Benefit Concert in the Sunflower Field

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Photo Courtesy Sugar Moon Bluegrass

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Farm & Sunflower Field, 4801 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503-9127

Time: 5:30PM – 10:30PM

Cost: FREE. Donations to Boulder County Hospice can be made during the event.

Everyone is invited to spend an evening at the farm for a simple night of community & music to benefit Boulder County Hospice. Bring your family, friends, a chair, whatever beverages make you happy, snacks to enjoy or share, and whatever gear gets you comfy. Provisions will be simple but wholesome: live music and room to twirl, a bonfire to gather round as the evening progresses. Feel free to share this invitation widely – the more the merrier. The all-gal bluegrass trio Sugar Moon will be playing two sets of heartfelt music starting around 6PM, and gathering around the bonfire to close out the night. Contributions are welcomed and encouraged. All proceeds go directly to Tru Community Care. We will pass the hat, give what you can. For all the details and to RSVP, click here.

Winter Woolies Western and Ranch Horse Show

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Photo Courtesy Weld County 4-H Horse Council

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 7AM – 6PM

Cost: FREE to attend.

Join the Weld County 4-H Horse Council at Boulder County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena for some serious Winter Woolies horse fun at the Western and Ranch Horse Show. This is an open show, everyone is welcome! Watch these young riders perform in a variety of races and games. Since this is an active horse show, take care to keep kids away from horses warming up (there will be plenty of seating in the grandstands). For more info, click here.

Jeff & Paige at Gunbarrel Brewing Company

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Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Circle, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Cost: $10. Tickets available here.

Join Jeff and Paige for their first-ever kids’ concert at Gunbarrel Brewing, a spacious, family-owned, kid-friendly “hop spot.” Award winning duo “Jeff & Paige” present a science and nature-themed show for the kids complete with live, original music, educational skits, quick costume changes and loads of audience interaction. Perfect for kids ages 3-8.

Lionheart Youth Theatre’s Petra and the Wolf at the Broomfield Auditorium

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Photo Courtesy Broomfield Auditorium

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: $20 General Admission, $15 Children Under 18. Tickets available here.

Creative Broomfield presents Lionheart Youth Theatre’s Petra and the Wolf. A new work for young audiences inspired from the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf, with captivating large-scale puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre and a new instrumental score written and performed live by Mother Falcon, a band NPR describes as “the little orchestra that can seemingly do the impossible.” This original work introduces the mischievous but fearless Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter. When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, her adventures become a showcase of bravery and compassion. Family audiences will walk away from this stunning piece of visual & musical storytelling with a new sense of empathy for the animals that share our earth. Best for 1st grade and up. All ages welcome. Original score performed live by Mother Falcon.

Boulder Arts Week

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Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: March 30 – April 7, 2018

Where: Various locations around Boulder.

Time: See full schedule here.

Cost: Costs vary depending on event, click here for details.

The 5th annual Boulder Arts Week is happening through April 7, 2018, at venues throughout the city. Celebrating Boulder artists, the week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, promoting and celebrating our city’s thriving creativity. There are many kid-friendly art experiences, including Saturday Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio, family painting classes at POSHsplat, free trial music lessons at Parlando School of Musical Arts, sewing rebellion at BLDG 61, and a ton of other events! Join Boulder to celebrate the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, and workshops.

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