What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend, July 15 – 16, 2017

by Rachel Daly
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what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

So many fun things to do with the kids this weekend! Make some beautiful art, print your own shirt, play and learn at the early literacy fair, practice yoga, learn about dinosaurs, watch a movie in the park, enjoy aerial dance performances, learn about space, and so much more. All happening this weekend in and around Boulder!

Firefly Handmade Summer Market

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When: July 15 & 16

Where: Twenty Ninth Street Shopping District, 29th St. between Canyon and Walnut

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Firefly Handmade Market, presents favorite and emerging artisans with home goods & décor; jewelry & accessories; adult & children’s fashion; skin care; ceramics; art; artisanal food; paper goods; and more. While the kids enjoy the kids’ art activities by Tinker Art Studio, parent will love checking out the 100+ indie artisans, artisan demos by Open Studios ArtistsNoBo Art District community art tent, live music with Banshee Tree, food trucks, the Shutter Bus VW Photo Booth, and Junior & Teen Firefly presented by Tinker Art Studio. Dogs are welcome!

Watch Finding Dory at Movies in the Park in Broomfield

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When: Saturday, July 15

Where: Broomfield County Commons Park, 13200 Sheridan Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020

Time: 7PM – 11:30PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Movies in the Park is a free family event open to the public at Broomfield Commons Park. Bring food, blankets, and lawn chairs for the events. Dogs are welcome with regular park rules in mind (leashes, cleaning up, large crowd, etc.). Finding Dory will begin around dusk. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early beginning at 7:00 PM to participate in games and activities before the movie. Movies in the Park is sponsored by Blue Federal Credit UnionBroomfield FISH and F.R.I.E.N.D.S of Broomfield who will be at the movies providing special goodies and extra fun!

Pearl Street Arts Fest

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When: July 15 – 16

Where:  Pearl Street, Downtown Boulder

Time: Saturday 10AM – 7PM, Sunday 10AM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Pearl Street Arts Fest is a juried celebration of visual arts celebrating photography, sculpture, upcycled art and much more. Event features artists from around the country; children’s art activities; live interactive performances – and much, much more! From 11AM – 1PM and 2PM – 4PM watch and learn the magic of Aerial Dance from Boulder’s own Frequent Flyers featuring live aerial dance performances will be interspersed with opportunities for the audience to give it a try. Open Studios Mobile Art Lab will be on hand to host a student-centered, discovery learning approach that nurtures self expression, creative thinking and develops a lifelong love of art.  For kids and adults alike! Our friends at Goodbye Blue Monday will help you and your child print your very own T-shirts at their portable T-shirt printing booth!  Paint on the design, send your shirt through the oven, and take home your own custom apparel from this cool do-it-yourself experience.

Check Out the Dinos at Dinosaur Discoveries

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When: July 15 & 16

Where: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO

Time: Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM

Cost: $8 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors, Children 3 and under FREE, Museum members FREE

Ages: All Ages

Opening this summer at the Longmont MuseumDinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, is an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like! Visitors will also get to see real bones from a T-Rex found in Littleton, authentic dinosaur tracks, and a soil sample of the K-T boundary, which shows the point in time 65 million years ago when many scientists believe the asteroid that caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth.

Kids can get their hands dirty excavating bones in our dinosaur dig pit, pretend they are part of the Jurassic Period in creative costumes, design their own dinosaur, assemble 3-D puzzles and more. In our courtyard, visitors can feed our brood of chickens – the feathered, living descendants of dinosaurs!

Learn and Play at the Early Literacy Fair

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Photo Courtesy Broomfield Library

When: July 15

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

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: Preschool Age

Play & learn with your kids at the Early Literacy Fair! Fun, interactive early literacy stations: bridge building, cars & ramps, building & destroying toothpick structures, a play restaurant, social & emotional literacy activities with Bal Swan Children’s Center, fun crafts, activities for babies at each station & more. Incluye actividades en Español.

See We Are Stars at Fiske Planetarium

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When: Sunday, July 16

Where: Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309

Time: 4PM

Cost: Adults, $10, Kids $7 Tickets available here.

Ages: All Ages

Head over to Fiske Planetarium to view “We Are Stars” narrated by Andy Serkis seeks 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 in amazing 8K resolution!

Taste of the Hill and More at Summer Sundays on The Hill

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When: Sunday, July 16

Where: The Hill, 1325 Broadway Suite 214, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

In partnership with Daily Camera and City of Boulder Colorado GovernmentThe Hill are hosting Summer Sundays on The Hill all summer long! Every Sunday in June and July from 9AM – 12PM, 13th Street will be closed to host free outdoor yoga and barre classes, as well as free just-for-kids-fun and community activities. Parking is FREE on Sundays, too! All activities are FREE. This week’s activities include: 9:00 a.m. Outdoor Barre class with The Dailey Method Boulder, 10:00-Noon Airbrushed Temporary Tattoos with The Root of the Hill. All Day: Paint and Watercolors with Meininger Art Supply, face-painting by Enchantment Etc., live music with Joshua Achorn, chalk and bubbles stations, hula hoops, yard games.

Taste of The Hill runs from 10 AM – 12PM! Free bite size treats from participating businesses: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan, Pizzeria of BoulderAdo’s Kitchen & BarBoss Lady PizzaCafé AionCheba Hut BoulderThe CornerInsomnia CookiesMami’s Authentic On The HillThe Point Cafe BoulderRoxie’s TacosTaco Junky & Tequila BarUpstart KombuchaWhite Mountain Chaga.

Free Community Yoga at Alchemy of Movement

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When: Sunday, July 16

Where: Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 1 – 2PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Bring your mat and enjoy a bendy, fun, relaxing, and body-affirming hour of yoga at Alchemy of Movement in Boulder! All abilities and flexibilities (gender, sexuality, limbs) are welcome. No mat? No worries. . . there will be mats available to use. Cost: Donation based, all proceeds benefit Out Boulder County. All inquires contact Out Boulder County.

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