Fun Things to Do with Mom for Mother’s Day Weekend 2019

by Rachel Daly
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Looking for something special to do with the mom in your life for Mother’s Day? Look no further! There’s something for everyone here, from goat yoga to hiking to live music events. Happy Mother’s Day, mamas!

Wow Mom with Rooftop Views at the Museum of Boulder’s Silent Disco

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When: Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5 PM to 9 PM

Why wait til Sunday? Start Mother’s Day Weekend with a fun Friday night on the rooftop of the Museum of Boulder! Visit current exhibits and then enjoy the view from the top of the Museum with food, drinks, and tunes. Plus, the Center for Transformative Movement will be running a Silent Disco! Food + Drinks for purchase courtesy of Volcán Azul + Cocktail Caravan

Museum of Boulder is located at 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302. Free for Museum Members | General Admission $8-10.

Goat Yoga with Mom at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy Baby Goat Yoga & Farm Tour

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Photo Courtesy Mountain Flower Goat Dairy

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

Does the mom in your life love furry creatures? Take her to the Baby Goat Yoga & Farm Tour at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy. It’s Mother’s Day Weekend and nobody knows how to say mom like a baby goat….Maaaaah!!  Interacting with newly born kids is an amazing, unique experience. All ages welcome. For all the details, click here.

Mountain Flower Goat Dairy is located at 3240 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304 . Tickets $20 – $40, available here.

Make Soap with Mom at the Mother’s Day Adult/Child Glycerin Soap Making Class

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When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kick-off a great Mother’s Day Weekend with an activity you can do together! You and your child will learn to create gorgeous designs with melt-and-pour (MP) glycerin soap. MP is an excellent choice for a beginner soap making project – with no lye to handle and no cure time involved, each participant will leave class with finished, gem-like, sparkly soap ready for use. Choose between making full-sized or creating adorable “minis” – perfect for guests, favors, or friends! In this two-hour class, we’ll use shimmery cosmetic micas with your choice of clear or white bases, plus creative flourishes (like soap “gummy” bears, curls, hearts and…mermaid tails!), to create unique works of soap art. You’ll leave with finished, packaged, gorgeous little soaps and wonderful memories of making them together!

This class will be held at BVSD Arapahoe Campus, 6600 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO 80303. Cost: $60/person + $25 for supplies, register here.

Women’s Quest Boulder Free Hike Day

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When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Colleen, the Women’s Quest staff and friends for a free fun-filled hiking adventure at the iconic Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado. If you are female you are mothering something! Take some well-deserved time for yourself to re-boot, meet new friends, and enjoy some play time. No need to register, you can just RSVP to the event on Facebook or email This event will be for women aged 10 and up.

For more information on this free event, click here.

Take Mom Dancing at the Wild Asparagus Ball

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Photo Courtesy Wild Goose & Wild Asparagus Balls

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8 PM – 11 PM

Join Wild Goose & Wild Asparagus Balls the elegant Avalon Ballroom in Boulder for a night of beautiful live music and dance the night away at the 69th Annual Wild Asparagus Ball. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pop Orchestra) will play classic waltzes and polkas by Strauss and Shostakovitch as well as down-to-earth 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. Attire is formal and semi-formal. Dance cards will be available.

This event will be held at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303. For details and tickets, click here.

Stroll the Creative District at Longmont ArtWalk Festival

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 4 PM – 8 PM

Downtown Longmont’s vibrant Creative District presents a street festival like no other at the Longmont ArtWalk Festival. Enjoy a diversity of artists who both exhibit and sell their creations on the street and inside our participating businesses. Experience live demonstrations up close and personal by visiting one of our Artists-in-Action. Kick up those heels with 2 stages of lively performers as well as several musicians entertaining inside venues all along Main Street. Take a moment to appreciate a talented busker or make a memory with a street performer. Everywhere you look, there are activities for kids and adults alike. Unleash your inner artist and create mini works of art to take home or contribute your personal artistic vision to group projects.

This FREE event is held in downtown Longmont.

Get Down with Mom at the Upslope Get Down

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Photo Courtesy Upslope Brewing Company

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2 PM – 10 PM

Upslope Brewing Company is hosting the 6th Annual Upslope Get Down, presented by Flatirons Subaru — a FREE music fest with Upslope beer, food trucks, games, art, vendors and more. Enjoy a day full of live music on 3 stages, featuring THE MAIN SQUEEZE, Guerrilla Fanfare and more. 21+ event; however, this event is family friendly. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Please leave your four-legged friends at home. For all the details, click here.

This FREE event will be held at Upslope Flatiron Brewery, 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, Colorado 80301. Advance Beer Ticket Package $15, VIP Ticket Package $65. Tickets available here.

Run for a Good Cause at Happy Smackah 6K Fun Run/Walk

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 AM

The Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk is back! The Happy Smackah originated as a fundraising event for a St. Vrain Valley educator who became seriously ill. Now in its 9th year it continues to hold benefit events for community members facing adversity. This years beneficiary is Cassandra Gilbert. In July 2018 she discovered and has since been battling Stage 2 breast cancer. Her treatment included a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, all while continuing to work daily as an elementary school teacher. Join this run/walk to support her as the 2019 Happy Smackah beneficiary. All net proceeds go to Cassandra and her family.

This event is held at Lake McIntosh, 1905 Harvard St #3.5, Longmont, CO 80503. Registration $35/Adult, $25/Teens & Seniors, $15/Youth 6-12, $1/Kids under 5, register here.

Cuddle Adorable Creatures at the Good Life Refuge

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When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11 AM – 1 PM

The Good Life Refuge invites you and the mom in your life to cuddle with goats and to meet baby ducks and chickens. The refuge is a farm animal sanctuary providing refuge to abused, neglected and at risk animals. Homemade refreshments and snacks will be available. You are welcome to bring cut up apples, carrots, celery and salad to feed to the animals.

The Good Life Refuge is located at 13759 N 95th St, Longmont CO 80504. Suggested donation of $5 per person and $10 per family.

Run with Mom at the T9 Mermaid Run Boulder

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When: Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 8 AM

Does the mom in your life love to run? Title Nine and the Mermaid Series have teamed up to bring you a longstanding Mother’s Day tradition, the 16th Annual T9 Boulder Run. It’s a day to run, walk, skip or jog and celebrate with the entire family with a 5K and 10K option and a “dash” for kids. After the race, stay for the post-race party featuring great music and food. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal, necklace, and post-race food. Details here!

The Mermaid Run will be held at Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N 51st St., Boulder, CO 80301. Registration $15 – $100, available here.

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