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What to do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend, June 10-11, 2017

June 8, 2017
what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? Check out Lafayette’s Art Night Out event, head to Valmont Bike Park for Take Your Kid Mountain Biking Day, swing next door to check out the Dog Park Expo, learn about ocean life at the Butterfly Pavilion, and wrap up the weekend at Summer Sundays on the Hill! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Art Night Out in Lafayette

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Art Night Out Lafayette Facebook Page

When: Friday, June 9, 2017

Where: Most events occur on Public Road between Cannon and Emma Streets

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Art Night Out in Lafayette takes place every second Friday in the summer, featuring live music at Festival Plaza from 6:30 – 9PM, free activities for kids (from 5-7PM), a beer and wine garden for adults, an art market, as well as additional activities each week by various Lafayette businesses. Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, Crafted Life and generous business sponsors MP Munding Realty, Confluence SBC, Anspach Jewelry, Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, By Krueger, Anne Larsen State Farm, and BlueBird Windows & Doors.For parking, click here for a map.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Valmont Bike Park

When: Saturday, June 10

Where: 3160 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 9 AM – 11 AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Boulder is celebrating Take Your Kid Mountain Biking Day at Valmont Bike Park! Activities include clinics from skilled coaches, kids ages 2-12 can compete in their first race on a short track course, bike decorating station, group rides around the park, rock wall, face painting, bike demos, lots of freebies including helmets, snacks, drinks, coloring books, stickers, etc. Presented by: Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance, SMBA and Bicycle Village. Sponsored by Avid4Adventure, Boulder Community Hospital, Clif Bars, Bobo’s Oat Bars, Nite Ize, The Fix.

Dog Park Expo

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

When: Saturday, June 10

Where: 3160 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 10AM – Noon

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Bring the family dog to this fun Dog Park Expo that is all about your best friend! There will be various dog-related organizations on hand, as well as a caricature artist to sketch your dog! Kids will enjoy the vendors as well as watching the dogs play. The dog park is right next to the bike park, during the bike park event.

World Oceans Day at the Butterfly Pavilion

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: All special activities included in general admission: Adults – $11.00; Westminster Resident – $9, Seniors (65+) – $9.00, Children (2 – 12) – $7.00, Children (under 2) – Free

Ages: All Ages

In honor of this World Oceans Day, Butterfly Pavilion will host an event highlighting the many amazing invertebrates that call the ocean their home and how we can make a difference in ensuring they’re protected. The day’s activities will feature interactive ocean learning, live mantis shrimp and octopus feedings, meet-and-greets with ocean protectors, a plastic bag exchange, and more! Bring 10 plastic bags to the event and receive a free re-usable bag from Butterfly Pavilion! Limit 2 per person. Available while supplies last.

The Hill Summer Sundays

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

When: Sunday, June 11

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

Time: 8AM – 11AM

Cost: Free

In partnership with Daily Camera and City of Boulder Colorado Government, The Hill has announced a FREE new event series:
Summer Sundays on The Hill! Every Sunday in June and July from 8-11:00 AM, 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.

Activities for June 11 include:
Boulder Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble interactive drumming performance
Zine making activity and collaborative poem by Boulder Writers Warehouse
Face painting by The Drake Parlor Entertainment and Ice Cream
Listening center with KGNU Community Radio
Flash mob performances by Band of Toughs: A theatre collaboratory
Plein Air Painting demonstration by Open Studios
Upside-down Drawing, an interactive art-making activity by artist Peg Hilliard

Performances and classes in front of The Fox Theatre:
Music throughout the morning by Michael Anthony Jones
8:30 a.m. Poetry reading and guided meditation by Boulder Writers Warehouse
9:00 a.m. Free CorePower Yoga class
10:00 a.m. Poetry hour curated by Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe

I am Rachel, Boulder writer and mother. I started this blog as a resource for Boulder newcomers and those considering relocating to this amazing, unique city. It has become my passion to explore Boulder and to share what I’ve learned with you! My husband, Jeremiah Daly, is a local Realtor and neighborhood expert. We live in the Boulder foothills with our two young daughters.

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