What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29

by Rachel Daly
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Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Memorial Day weekend? Check out the Boulder Creek Festival, Make some art Tinker Art Studio’s Tinker Time, Ride the rails at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Take a wildflower hike at Bald Mountain, Check out a free festival in Broomfield at the Family Fun Fest & Car Show, and Run the BolderBOULDER! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Boulder Creek Festival

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Creek Events Facebook Page

When: May 27, 28 & 29

Where: Boulder along the Boulder Creek corridor, extending from Broadway to 14th Street (west to east), between Canyon Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave. (north and south) Click here for a detailed map.

Time: Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 10PM, Monday 11AM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Boulder County’s kickoff to summer, the Boulder Creek Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. The festival is free to the public and features something for everyone:  9 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives and technology while 3 performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance.  The festival also features carnival rides and food and beverage vendors.

Tinker Time Drop in Art Class

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Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio Facebook Page

When: Saturday, May 27

Where:  Tinker Art Studio, 1300 Yellow Pine Ave. #B, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: $12 – first hour, $6 – each additional half hour per child

Ages: 18 months – 12 years

Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio is an opportunity for children to engage in art exploration. The studio offers several stations set up with a variety of materials as well as ideas and techniques for use of materials are offered. Children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Paints, oil pastels, clay, print making, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage… are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time.

Parents can drop off their artist off anytime during Tinker Time to run a few errands, take a break at the coffee shop, or stay at Tinker watching their artist at work. All ages are welcome, but if your child is under 4, we ask that a parent or caregiver remain with them in the studio. Tinker Time is limited to 16 students, so if you want to be guaranteed a spot, it’s highly encouraged that you reserve a space in advance.

Ride the Rails – Colorado Railroad Museum

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Photo Courtesy Colorado Railroad Museum Facebook Page

When: Saturday, May 27

Where:  Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Cost: Museum Admission: $5 Kids, $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, Kids under 2 are free
Rides: Kids (2-15) $2, Adults $4, Museum Members receive a $1 discount

Ages: All Ages

Catch a ride behind one of the Colorado Railroad Museum’s steam or diesel locomotives in passenger cars from different eras in Colorado railroad history or on one of the unique Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” Motorcars. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, no reservations required.

Wildflower Hike at Bald Mountain

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When: Sunday, May 28

Where:  Bald Mountain, 4241 Sunshine Canyon Dr

Time: 12 PM

Cost:  Free

Ages: All ages

Join volunteer naturalists for a spring Wildflower Hike at Bald Mountain, in the beautiful foothills west of Boulder. Expect to hike about 1.5-miles through forest and meadows in search of spring wildflowers, enjoying some beautiful vistas along the way.

Free Family Fun Fest & Car Show

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When: Sunday, May 28

Where:  Broomfield Plaza, 5015 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 10AM – 2PM

Cost:  Free

Ages: All ages

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a Free Family Fun Fest at Broomfield Plaza (120th and Sheridan). Enjoy games, train rides, face painting, balloon animals, attractions and more! In addition, the festival will host a car show from Crusin’ Productions.


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Photo Courtesy of BolderBOULDER Facebook Page

When: Monday, May 29

Where:  Race begins at Walnut & 30th, Ends at Folsom Field. Click here for full race map.

Time: Races happen in waves, starting between 7AM – 9:20 AM

Cost: To Participate: $35 – $100/ per person

Ages: All ages welcome, no strollers allowed in the race itself.

BolderBOULDER is one of the largest and most highly acclaimed 10K’s in the world. Whether you want to run or enjoy watching, BolderBOULDER is a ton of fun! Almost 1.2 million runners, joggers, walkers and spectators of all ages have gathered over the years to create a spectacle that defies description. Olympic medal winners and hopefuls, grandmothers and kids, running enthusiasts and one-race-a-year guests from all over the world come together at the foot of the Rocky Mountains to form one of the sport’s truly unique events. Each year BolderBOULDER hosts 50,000+ participants and 100,000+ spectators throughout the course for what we like to call the biggest and best Memorial Day celebration on earth. Online registration closes May 25, but racers can also register in person. For details click here. Want to race but don’t have childcare for your little one? BRINGtheKIDZ is welcoming children ages 3-12 (potty trained!) to participate in loads of fun games, crafts and other activities while you enjoy your 10k. Click here for more information.

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