What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend, May 12-14 2017

by Rachel Daly
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Family Dance Party, Learn to Fish, 5k Fun Run for a Great Cause, Meet Boulder’s Hardworking Weed-eating Goats, Bake with your Child at Mommy & Me Baking, and Run the Mermaid Dash at the Boulder Res! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Family Dance Party at WOW! Children’s Museum

What to do with kids this weekend in Boulder

Photo Courtesy WOW! Children’s Museum Facebook Page

When: Friday, May 12 2017

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum,

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: Child (1-11) $11, Member Child (1-11) $6, Adult $5, Infants (Under 1) Free

Ages: All Ages

It’s a Friday night dance party for the whole family at WOW! Children’s Museum! The party will include fun activities, a kid-friendly DJ, hands-on science crafts, hula-hooping on the patio, glow sticks, prizes, snacks, and more! Tickets available here.

Free Kids Fishing Derby

What to do with kids this weekend in Boulder

Photo Courtesy of Fishing Clinic and Derby Facebook Page

When: Saturday, May 13 2017

Where: Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette CO

Time: 8AM – 11:30AM

Cost: Free

Ages: 5 – 15

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and JAX Outdoor Gear will be holding a learn to fish clinic at Waneka Lake Park. Registration accepted on-site beginning at 8AM. Limited poles and bait will be available so be sure to arrive early!

2017 Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy of Happy Smackah Facebook Page

When: Saturday, May 13 2017

Where: McIntosh Lake, 1929 Harvard St., Longmont, CO 80503

Time: 8AM

Cost: Child (5 & Under) $1, Youth (6-12) $15, Teen (13-17) $25, Adult (18-54) $35
Senior (55 & Over) $25

Ages: All Ages

All for a great cause, bring the whole family to the Happy Smackah 5k, an untimed, Fun Run / Walk around beautiful Lake McIntosh in Longmont. Each year, the Happy Smackah benefits a member of the community in need. For the 7th annual Happy Smackah, the community will support Braden Stevenson, a high school student al Longmont High School who was diagnosed in late 2016 with bone cancer causing a break in his femur. Doctors performed a partial amputation and reattachment and Braden continues with chemotherapy. All proceeds go to Braden and his family for their battle to defeat cancer. All event participants (excluding late registrations) receive a Happy Smackah event t-shirt. Register for the event here. The event starts towards the West End of Dawson Park, near Lakeshore Drive and Cove Court, and ends on the East End of Dawson park. Questions can be directed to info@happysmackah.com.

Meet & Bleat

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Photo Courtesy of City of Boulder Parks & Rec Facebook Page

When: Saturday, May 13 2017

Where: Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N 51st St., Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Meet and pet friendly adult and baby goats! At Meet and Bleat, you will have the chance to meet Boulder’s hardworking, weed eating goats that control weeds and invasive plants at many of Boulder’s parks and the Boulder Reservoir. Learn about how goats control weeds in an environmentally friendly way while you enjoy beautiful views from the Boulder Reservior. The weather for this Saturday looks to be excellent! All are welcome.

Mommy & Me: Baking Together

What to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Sur la Table

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2017

Where: Sur la Table, 1850 29th Street, Suite #1004 , Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: Saturday @ 9AM – 11AM, Sunday  @10AM – 12PM & 1PM – 3PM

Cost: $49/person

Ages: 6 and Older

A lovely way to spend some time together on Mother’s Day weekend, Sur la Table is offering a Mommy & Me Baking Class both Saturday and Sunday. On the menu? From-Scratch Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleine Cookies & Meringue Roses. The instructor will walk you through the steps for creating from-scratch shortcakes topped with summer berries. We’ll show you how to properly whip egg whites for adorable meringue roses. Plus, you’ll discover how easy it can be to make French madeleine cookies at home. Register for the Saturday course here, the Sunday morning course here or the Sunday afternoon course here.

T9 Mermaid Run Boulder 5k, 10k at the Boulder Reservoir

What to Do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy of Mermaid Run Facebook Page

Where: Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N 51st St., Boulder, CO 80301

When: Sunday, May 14 2017 – 10k at 9AM, 5k at 9:15 AM, Dash at 10:30AM

Phone: Title Nine (303) 996-0074

Cost: $15 – $100 (See website for details)

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 15th 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. Pre-registration discounts available. Register here!

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