What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend – July 29-30, 2017

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

There are a TON of fun ways to get out and enjoy the amazing weather with the kids this weekend! Enjoy some bluegrass and tube in the St. Vrain at RockyGrass, Check out the rodeo and carnival at the Boulder County Fair, Watch Moana at Broomfield Commons Park, Get the kids moving at YMCA’s Strong Kids Triathlon, Challenge your kids (and yourself!) at the Rad Rover Obstacle Course, Sip tea at the Children’s Teddy Bear Tea Party, and celebrate the end of summer with a water party on The Hill! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Spend the Day (or Weekend!) with the Kids at RockyGrass

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Photo Courtesy Planet Bluegrass Facebook Page

When: July 28-30

Where: Planet Bluegrass, 500 W Main St, Lyons, Colorado 80540

Time: 9AM – 11PM

Cost: Tickets SOLD OUT, check out resale sites if you don’t already have tickets.

Ages: All Ages

Every year in late July, Lyons becomes the center of the bluegrass universe as generations of legends and future-legends and Festivarians converge under the red rock cliffs of the St. Vrain River at Planet Bluegrass for RockyGrass. Bluegrass lovers who have kids can rejoice — kids 12 and under enter for FREE!  Rockygrass is super family-friendly, offering a kids area to include a variety of fun, planet-minded activities throughout the day, including crafts, slacklining, a musical instrument petting zoo, kids music performances, knot tying, and much more. This event is SOLD OUT but, you may be able to find tickets on resale sites.

Bring the Family to the Boulder County Fair

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When: July 28 – August 5

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

Time: 10AM – 10PM (For carnival hours, click here.)

Cost: FREE (Parking is also FREE.)

Ages: All Ages

Celebrating its 148th year, the Boulder County Fair, located at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, is the longest running county fair in Colorado. The Boulder County Fair offers an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family with fun-filled events and activities like carnival rides and games, yummy food, music, demo derby and rodeos. For more information and complete schedule, click here.

Watch Moana at Movies in the Park in Broomfield

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Photo Courtesy Blue Federal Credit Union

When: Saturday, July 29

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.). Moana 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!

YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon

When: Saturday, July 29

Where: YMCA of Boulder Valley, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Cost: $23 – $33

Ages: 2-15 Years Old

The YMCA’s Strong Kids Triathlon is for kids who love to swim, ride and run. Crowds of family and friends will cheer on hundreds of young triathletes as they swim, pedal, run and make their way through our kid-friendly course. Medals will be awarded, hugs will be given and snacks will be served. No experience is necessary, but fun is required.

Rad Rover Kids Obstacle Adventure

When: Saturday, July 29

Where: Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516

Time: 7AM – 1:30PM

Cost: $50/child, parents can join for FREE, Tickets available here.

Ages: 3-11 Years Old

Erie is hosting the inaugural year of Rad Rover! This obstacle adventure is open to kiddos 3 – 11 years old, parents are welcome to join for FREE, with 15+ awesome and safe obstacles along the way. Custom finisher medals – Free super rad t-shirt – Post Event Refreshments – Treats available to purchase from variety of vendors.

Children’s Teddy Bear Tea Party

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Teahouse Facebook Page

When: Sunday, July 30

Where: Boulder Teahouse, 1770 13th St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 10AM & 12:30 PM

Cost: $16/person

Ages: All Ages

Dress up in your finest tea wear, bring along a stuffed friend or doll, and come to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse for the Teddy Bear Tea Party!  This fun, community event is for kids accompanied by a parent.  Tea will include community seating, and one adult may bring up to 7 children. Treats will be served, including tea sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, and sweets.  Activities include crafts, simple games, and a Do-it-Yourself  dress up and photo area.   Parties are expected to last approximately one hour.  Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are NON REFUNDABLE.   Parties fill very quickly so register early.

End of Summer Water Party – Sundays on The Hill

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Photo Courtesy of the Hill Boulder Facebook Page

When: Sunday, July 30

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

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

It’s the last weekend in July and the Hill will be saying farewell to Summer with it’s final Sunday Funday! The day starts out with a 9AM Free Barre class from The Dailey Method Boulder, followed by Watershed “rain rain” tank, water party sponsored by Walgreens, bubble-blowing Station, hula hoops, live music, cookies from Insomnia Cookies, and pizza samples from Boss Lady Pizza!

Check Out the Dinos at Dinosaur Discoveries

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When: July 29 & 30

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!

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