Boulder Family Events: August 16 to August 22, 2013

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Boulder Family Events is a weekly listing of what is happening in Boulder that will be of interest to families. Please feel free to submit your unique, low cost or free events or ones you have heard about. This listing is a resource for all families, so please get involved! 

Friday, August 16

Saturday, August 17

  • Back to School Family Fun Ride with Community Cycles. This ride is designed to welcome the ten-and-under set. We’ll ride on paved off-street paths to Scott Carpenter Park, where we’ll break for snacks (bring your own) and playground time. Older and more experienced kids may add a journey along off-street paths to Martin Park. Meet at 9:00 to 10:30am at Community Cycles. Trailers and tag-a-longs encouraged!
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema presents Tombstone. Find this fun outdoor theater experience happening in the parking lot behind the Tea House just off of 13th street. Gates open at 7pm, a band starts at 7:30pm and the movie starts at dusk. This is a fun, family-friendly Boulder event.
  • Boulder Public Library Children’s Book Sale. Come browse hundreds of children’s books, including picture books, chapter books, easy readers, and nonfiction. Take home some gems, or find some great books for your classroom!
    Books are 25 cents each or 5 for a dollar. Main library. All day.
  • 14th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival. Food, kids activities, and of course plenty of peaches. More information here. 9:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, do some artwork, get some lunch. There is always so much going on at the market! 8:00am to 2:00pm.
  • FREE Day at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits or stop by during the Farmer’s Market for a fun kids craft.
  • Twenty Ninth Street Live! Live musical performances Saturday nights throughout the summer. Food trucks, drinks, music. All outside at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall. 7:00 to 10:00pm. 

Sunday, August 18

  • Junior Rangers Adventures–Hop, Jump & Hike on Patrol with the Rangers. Rangers patrol the parks every day. Sometimes unexpected obstacles like rocks, logs, river crossings and even wild animals make park patrol difficult. Go on patrol with the rangers and complete a natural obstacle course. Meet at Bald Mountain Open Space. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Library Summer Festival. Join the Boulder Public Library for our Summer Reading Program celebration–with an afternoon of music–featuring Pick Up Sticks Marimba, magic–with Erica Sodos, games, and fun activities on the Library Plaza Lawn in front of the Canyon Gallery entrance. 2:00 to 5:00pm.

Monday, August 19

Tuesday, August 20

Wednesday, August 21

  • Bands on the Bricks. Get down and enjoy great live music playing on the Pearl Street Mall. Check out the line up here. Free. 7:00 to 9:00pm [libations starting at 5:30pm]
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, buy some veggies, get some dinner, listen to live music and even have a beer. There is always so much going on at the market and it’s not as crowded as Saturdays, so it’s great for families! 4:00 to 8:00pm.
  • FREE Night at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits. 4 to 8pm.
  • TEBO Train on Pearl Street Mall. Free. 10:00am to 11:15am. More details in the June 10 listing.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, August 22

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