What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend, September 2-3, 2017

by Rachel Daly

Labor Day weekend is almost here! Celebrate by taking the family to one of these super fun, family-friendly events this weekend. Arts & crafts, festivals, shows, archery and more! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

First Friday Make and Take in Broomfield

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When: Friday, September 1, 2017

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

Time: 2:30 – 4:15PM, Drop-In

Cost: FREE

Ages: 2 years and up

A special craft time at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. No registration is required and all supplies are provided. Start your craft any time between 2:30 and 4:15 on each designated Friday and make two fun seasonal crafts to take home.

Kid’s Art Exploration at POSHSplat

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When: September 2, 2017

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder CO

Time: 9-11AM

Cost: $20/child

Ages: All Ages

Saturday Morning Kid’s Art Exploration at POSHsplat is a time for the kids to explore different materials, work together and independently on art projects, and most importantly have fun! All groups facilitated by an art therapist, who is there for support, guidance, and assistance during the art making process. The kids will be able to use different materials like sewing, clay, beads, paint, collage, and more. A place for them to experiment, play, and just be a kid surrounded by art materials at their disposal!

Create a Fairy Space at Fairy Garden Workshop

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Photo Courtesy Shelly’s Garden Country

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Where: Shelly’s Garden Country, 4181 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 1 – 2:30 PM

Cost: $30 per kit*, tickets available here.

Ages: All Ages

Create your very own magical fairy garden at Shelly’s Garden Country in Broomfield. Do one for yourself or bring along a friend or child and spend time together creating memories. Fairy gardens are so much fun and something the entire family will enjoy. *$30 fee includes container, 1 plant and 1 figurine. Soil and Moss included.

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Creek Events

When: September 2-4, 2017

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 10AM – 10PM, Sunday 10AM – 9PM Monday 10AM – 7PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Just as the Boulder Creek Festival® kicks off the summer in Boulder County, the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is the perfect bookend to close out the summer event season. This event features arts & crafts exhibitors in Central Park, live performances at the Bandshell, the Hometown Fest 5K, a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, the Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints Festival, a food court & beer garden, and much more! Don’t miss out on the festivities of this community event each Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day Parade & Fall Festival

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Photo Courtesy City of Louisville

When: September 1-4, 2017

Where: Downtown Louisville, 749 Main St, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: Friday 5 – 7PM, Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 10AM – 4PM Monday 8AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Labor Day in Louisville is the biggest community celebration of the year, the Labor Day Parade and Fall Festival. Don’t miss the chance to come together with friends and neighbors to experience a weekend celebrating the community spirit of Louisville. The highlight of the weekend for many is the Labor Day Parade which takes over the streets of Downtown Louisville on Labor Day morning. Be sure to try out some of the other fun activities including the Bocce Ball Tournament, Children’s Pet Parade, Homemade Pie Contest and more! For more info including parade registration forms available at: www.louisvilleco.gov/LaborDay. For the full schedule of events, click here.

Free Archery Day at High Altitude Archery

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Photo Courtesy of High Altitude Archery

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Where: High Altitude Archery, 455 Weaver Park Rd, Ste 500, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Come and try archery for free on this free shoot day at High Altitude Archery. Kids and adults are welcome. The High Altitude Archery range features 37 lanes a standard 20 meters indoor distance divided into 3 separate practice areas. High Altitude Archery’s lanes are extra roomy for a comfortable shooting experience and marched in accordance with World Archery specifications.

See Dream to Fly at Fiske Planetarium

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Photo Courtesy Fiske Planetarium

When: Sunday, September 3, 2017

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

Time: Times vary, see schedule here.

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

Ages: All Ages

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird?  Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors in Dream to Fly at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. “Dream to Fly” describes the most important milestones on our route to conquering the skies—both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself.

Open Gym at ABC Kids Climbing

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Photo Courtesy ABC Kids Climbing Facebook Page

When: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Where: ABC Kids Climbing, 1960 32nd Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 12PM  – 6PM

Cost: Individuals $12, Family (4 or more) $40

Ages: All Ages

Open Gym is a great opportunity for families to try ABC Kids Climbing for their first time.  Kids are welcome to explore our facility, with parent supervision, to find the area in which they will have the most fun.  ABC has top ropes, auto-belays, ziplines, slides, and bouldering for kids of all ages to enjoy! No climbing experience?  No need to worry!  ABC’s expert staff will give all new families a tour complete with rules and basic climbing guidelines to get you started in the right direction. ABC also offers summer day camps for kids – details here.

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