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What to Do with Kids this Weekend in Boulder, November 18 -19, 2017

November 16, 2017
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So many things to do this weekend, so little time! Which one will you choose? Below, find 14 kid-friendly events happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Mary Poppins at the Broomfield Auditorium

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Photo Courtesy Backstory Theatre

When: Friday, November 17 – Sunday November 19, 2017

Where: CU Boulder, Cristol Chemistry Rm 140, Boulder, CO

Time: 9:30 – 10:30AM

Cost: Adults $18, Seniors $13, Students $9, 4 and under $4. Limited tickets available at the door for $2 more per ticket. Tickets available here.

BackStory Theatre continues a tradition of excellence in youth theatre for all ages with its 6th annual musical production, Mary Poppins. This full-length Broadway show features many of the songs you know and love along with your favorite characters. Join Jane and Michael as they journey with their pal Bert and “the Perfect Nanny”, Mary Poppins, to fantastic places outside dreary ol’ London. This year, BackStory advanced performers are joined by the advanced performance troupe from DanceArts Studios in a collaboration that’s sure to have you tapping your toes.

CU Wizards – Superheroes Within!

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where: CU Boulder, Cristol Chemistry Rm 140, Boulder, CO

Time: 9:30 – 10:30AM

Cost: FREE

At CU Wizards: Super Heros Within, CU Physiology Professor Moni Fleshner will teach kids about some great “superheros”, the cells and organs of the immune system that fight germs! With the help of “Anatomy Bob” and examples from a mouse, a rat and a human, Dr. Fleshner’s show will highlight one very important superhero in the body involved with fighting germs, the spleen!

Last Market of the Season

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When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where: Boulder Farmers Market, 13th Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 8AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Join Boulder’s Farmers Market this Saturday for one last outdoor market before winter finally sets in. This incredible season saw piles of fresh veggies, and this weekend the tables will be stacked high! There will be a Weigh Your Haul Contest –  the person who has the heaviest haul will win a fabulous prize. Enjoy hot apple cider and a fun scavenger hunt.

Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

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When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where: George Hix Riverside Plaza, 184 W. Elkhorn Ave, George Hix Riverside Plaza, CO

Time: 4PM – 7PM

Cost: FREE

Light up the season in Estes Park at the 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event has become an Estes Park tradition with its unique characteristics and community recognition. Guests are welcome to visit with Santa, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, browse the area shops, and enjoy live entertainment. The ceremonial lighting will occur at 6pm.

Turkey Shoot Free Throw Contest

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When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where: Bob L. Burger Rec Center, 111 Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: 9AM – 9:45AM

Cost: $2 Residents, $5 Non-Residents, Register here.

Here’s your chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey! Shoot free throws to win a Thanksgiving turkey at Lafayette’s Turkey Shoot Free Throw Contest. This event will consist of different age groups for both male and female divisions. Turkeys will be awarded to the top shooter in each category. For more information, call the Recreation Center at 303-665-0469.

Santa Cellar Craft Fair

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When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where: Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020

Time: 8AM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Check out the Santa Cellar Craft Fair, held at the Broomfield Community Center. Our Annual Santa’s Cellar Craft Fair features five rooms filled with local crafters from Colorado. Santa visits from 10 a.m. until noon! Find something special for everyone on your list. The Ninth Reindeer Cafe will be open during the Craft Fair from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for your snacking needs. Located in the Lakeshore Room. Take a look at the Breakfast and Lunch menus.

I Want to be an Astronaut!

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When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Two locations/times:

George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305 at 11AM – 12PM

Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303 at 3PM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 5 and Up

At I Want to Be an Astronaut, see and feel what it is like to train for launching into space and exploring the planets, moons, comets and asteroids of our Solar System. Kids will get a chance to do hands-on activities, ask questions, and even try walking in Micro Gravity Boots! No reservations required.

$5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion

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When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: $5/person over 2, Kids under 2 and members FREE.

The Butterfly Pavilion is offering admission for just $5 on Saturday, November 18. Home to over 5,000 animals, kids will be immersed in a tropical rainforest where 1,600 butterflies live and Rosie, the tarantula is ready to be held by brave children. Step to Water’s Edge to be immersed in an underwater world full of sea creatures. The pavilion also features lovely gardens and a nature trail, as well as a fun gift shop.

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine

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Photo Courtesy Color Me Mine

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where: Color Me Mine, 1938 Pearl St Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 5 – 8PM

Cost: $35/ticket. Tickets available here.

Ages: 5 – 12

Join Color Me Mine to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday! Kids will be painting a Mickey Mouse figurine. Drop your school-ager off at CMM Boulder for a FUNtastical & ARTmazing time! Crafts, games and pizza will be served! Reservations required. Call Color Me Mine Boulder at 303- 443-3469 with questions.

Holiday Craft Bazaar

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When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where: Tri City Elks, 525 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 9AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE admission

Check out the Tri City Elks / American Legion Auxiliary 15th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar in Louisville. Handmade crafts, gifts, art, carvings, bake sale, door prizes. Partnership fundraiser for American Legion Auxiliary and Tri-city Elks.

Cuddletime Concerts

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

Time: 10 – 10:30AM

Cost: FREE admission

Ages: Newborn – 24 months

Once a month the Children’s area of the Broomfield Library hosts a special music program for ages Newborn to 24 months with caregiver. This Saturday, enjoy Rhythm Rascals with Kelly Sokols. No registration is required!

Annie at the Boulder Dinner Theater

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Photo Courtesy BTD Stage

When: November 18, 2017 – February 24, 2017

Where: Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: Schedule varies, click here to see full schedule.

Cost: $40 – $67 Tickets here.

LEAPIN LIZARDS! Boulder Dinner Theater is putting on a production of the beloved musical Annie. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.

Boulder Ballet Nutcracker Storytime

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Ballet

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Where: Barnes and Noble Boulder, 2999 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Three company dancers from Boulder Ballet will join Barnes and Noble Boulder in the Children’s Department for a fun, festive reading of the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker. Dress up and tutus encouraged! All ages welcome.

Switch on the Holidays

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Photo Courtesy Downtown Boulder

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Where: Pearl Street Mall, Pearl Street, Boulder CO 80302

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Cost: FREE

Switch on the Holidays is back with a holiday sing-along performance led by the Boulder Children’s Chorale joined by members of the Boulder Chorale lead up to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall, with a special appearance by Santa himself! Then stick around for FREE visits with Santa until 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.boulderdowntown.com/light-up-the-holidays/events/switch-on-the-holidays.

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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