Boulder Family Events: September 27 to October 3, 2013

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Friday, September 27

Saturday, September 28

Sunday, September 29

  • Nature For Kids & Parents: Coyote Tales.  A chorus of yaps, whines, barks and howls: these musical sounds can be heard at any time of the day or year.  Hike in coyote country with Debora Martin, Early Childhood Educator/Volunteer Naturalist to hunt, howl and learn why coyotes can adapt to just about any region of North America!  Meet at the Lehigh street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search1903 Lehigh Street in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets Intersect) for a hike on Shanahan Ridge Trail. Ages 5 and up. 1:00 to 2:30pm.
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde presented by Theater Hikes Colorado at Chautauqua. This is a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors, hiking and theater! It is appropriate for children 8 and up. Buy tickets ahead of time here. Starts at Noon.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens. Learn to play the ancient and mysterious board game known as Go. Developed 4000 years ago in China, the rules are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes–but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Ages 5 and up.

Monday, September 30

Tuesday, October 1

Wednesday, October 2

  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • 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.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, October 3

  • Toddler Time at the Main Boulder LIbrary. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. 10:15am

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Boulder Family Events: September 20 to September 26, 2013

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My heart goes out to all families as we all do what we can to “mop up” after the flooding. Be safe. Be well. Keep supporting each other. 

Friday, September 20

Saturday, September 21

Sunday, September 22

  • Mapleton Hill PorchFest has some kid friendly musical acts! Check out Basho & Friends. They will be playing a free children’s music show this Sunday, September 22nd at the Mapleton Hill PorchFest from 2:30-4pm near the corner of 5th and Mapleton St. Their music is ridiculously fun and he’ll probably sing some classic kid’s songs as well as originals in English and Spanish.
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde presented by Theater Hikes Colorado at Chautauqua. This is on! It is appropriate for children 8 and up. Buy tickets ahead of time here. Starts at Noon.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens. Learn to play the ancient and mysterious board game known as Go. Developed 4000 years ago in China, the rules are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes–but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Ages 5 and up.

Monday, September 23

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25

  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • 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.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, September 26

  •  Toddler Time at the Main Boulder LIbrary. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. 10:15am

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado

Boulder Family Events: September 6 to September 12, 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, September 6

Saturday, September 7

Sunday, September 8

  • FREE Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens. Learn to play the ancient and mysterious board game known as Go. Developed 4000 years ago in China, the rules are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes–but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Ages 5 and up.

Monday, September 9

  • Boulder Folders–Learn Origami. Informal origami workshops for people aged 10 and older or experienced younger folders accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own paper if you have it.
  • Kids Eat FREE: Larkburger & Cafe Mexicali 

Tuesday, September 10

Wednesday, September 11

  • Cruisers & Crawlers at the Main Boulder Library. On the first three Wednesdays of the month, crawlers and beginning toddlers (9-24 months) explore language and books with their caregivers in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to crawlers and beginning toddlers up to 24 months of age; no older children please.
  • 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.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, September 12

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Boulder Family Events: August 30 to September 5, 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 30

Saturday, August 31

Sunday, September 1

Monday, September 2

Tuesday, September 3

Wednesday, September 4

  • LEGO Story Club at the George Reynolds Branch Library. Do you like LEGOs? Do you like stories? Then you’ll love LEGO club! We start by reading stories, then build lego creations based on the story theme. If you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. 4 to 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.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, September 5

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Boulder Family Events: August 23 to August 29, 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 23

Saturday, August 24

  • Flick N Float. Check out the movie, “E.T” in the pool at Scott Carpenter Pool. Family open swim will begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.). $5/person or $20/family of 5.
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema presents Monte Python [Holy Grail]. 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 Folders–Learn Origami. Informal origami workshops for people aged 10 and older or experienced younger folders accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own paper if you have it. Main Boulder Library. 10:15am to Noon.
  • 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.

Sunday, August 25

  • Go Club for Kids & Teens. Learn to play the ancient and mysterious board game known as Go. Developed 4000 years ago in China, the rules are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes–but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Ages 5 and up.

Monday, August 26

  • All Aboard the Tebo Train. Calling all kiddos, enjoy a free ride on Pearl Street IMG_2397Mall’s one-and-only Tebo Train! Children ages 10 and under (and accompanying adults) will chug along the beautiful Pearl Street Mall on the only set of wheels permitted “on the bricks”! Board from 10 – 11:15 am in front of Wells Frago Bank at the corner of 12th and Pearl Street. Admission is FREE!
  • Kids Eat FREE: Larkburger & Cafe Mexicali 

Tuesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 28

  • Boulder Folders at the Reynolds Branch Library. Come learn to fold some spectacular shapes. It’s easier than it looks! Drop-ins welcome & paper provided. 1 to 3pm.
  • 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 29

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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

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado

Boulder Family Events: August 9 to August 15, 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 9

  • Boulder County Fair. Head to the Boulder County Fair to see animals, watch a rodeo,  enjoy some rides, and eat some fair food. Gate admission and parking is Screen Shot 2013-08-01 at 7.19.37 PMfree. More details on daily events and tickets here. Through August 11, 2013
  • Noon Tunes on Pearl Street Mall. Head down to Pearl Street for some free, grooving good tunes. Let the kids play in the pop fountain and dance the afternoon away. Noon to 1:30pm.
  • Friday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Come listen to stories. Free. 10:15am.

Saturday, August 10

  • Salida Circus: Digging Into Books! Colorado’s favorite circus sisters will be digging to books and need your help! On a search to find the “moral of the story,” the Scarlets meet Curious George, Runaway Bunny, Babar the Elephant, Frog and Toad, and other classic storybook characters! With circus acts, songs, and lots of audience participation, Salida Circus makes “Digging into Books!” 50 minutes of educational circus fun for everyone. George Reynolds Branch Library @ 11:00am. Meadows Branch Library @ 3:00pm.
  • Boulder County Fair. Head to the Boulder County Fair to see animals, watch a rodeo,  enjoy some rides, and eat some fair food. Gate admission and parking is free. More details on daily events and tickets here. Through August 11, 2013
  • Boulder Market at University Hill Elementary School. The 12th annual Boulder Market is an Open Air Marketplace that features high quality art, hand crafted goods, amazing finds, great fashions, local merchants, delicious food, unique treasures, live music, kids activities and a whole lot more!
  • Boulder Asian Festival. Live events, food, and a community tent with great activities for kids. This has been a family-friendly event. #PearlStreetMall near the Courthouse. Open 11 to 5pm 8/10 and 11
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema presents Wayne’s World. 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 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. 
  • FREE Day at the Longmont Museum. Don’t forget to check out their LEGO exhibit!

Sunday, August 11

Monday, August 12

Tuesday, August 13

Wednesday, August 14

  • 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 15

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Boulder Family Events: August 2 to August 8, 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 2

Saturday, August 3

Sunday, August 4

Monday, August 5

Tuesday, August 6

Wednesday, August 7

Thursday, August 8

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Boulder Family Events: July 26 to August 1, 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, July 26

Saturday, July 27

  • Boulder Folders–Learn Origami. Informal origami workshops for people aged 10 and older or experienced younger folders accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own paper if you have it. Main Boulder Library. 10:15am to Noon.
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema presents Moonrise Kingdom. Commonsense Media says it’s a show good for 14 and over. 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.IMG_1550
  • Strong Kids Triathlon with the YMCA of Boulder Valley. Children are able to experience an introduction to the sport of triathlon in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment…and make great memories at the Y! Children will race in heats determined by age groups. Each heat will cater to the skill level of the child and will include lap(s) in the pool, lap(s) on tricycles or bicycles and finish with lap(s) around the turf field. Each child will go home with a medal, t-shirt and a great memory. 9:00am at the Arapahoe Y. You need to pre-register.
  • 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, July 28

  • Magicians of the Mountain ParksA nature magic show for the whole family! Take an exciting glimpse into the spectacular lives of the wild ones. Professional Magician Paul Norton and Naturalist Lynne Sullivan will reveal the amazing survival strategies of the plants and animals we see here in the mountains surrounding Boulder. Head up to the Flagstaff Summit Amphitheater for this stationary nature magic show. 5 years of age and up. 9:30am to 10:30am.
  • Junior Ranger Adventures: Emergency Shelter Building. Rangers know that fast moving storms can hit at any time in Colorado. Being caught in lightning, rain, snow or wind is a dangerous situation. Building an emergency shelter is a survival skill that all rangers must know how to do. Learn how to build an emergency shelter so that you can stay dry, warm and safe. This event is part of the Junior Ranger Adventures Summer Challenge, a program for kids, ages 6-13. Meet at Heil Ranch from 10:00am to Noon. http://www.bouldercountyopenspace.org/jr

Monday, July 29

Tuesday, July 30

Wednesday, July 31

  • Waneka Lake July Concert Series.Tonight is the Chain Station
    Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor stringband from the Front Range. 
    Good fun for the whole family. Starts at 7pm at the Waneka Lake Park.
  • 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 1

Boulder Family Events: July 19 to July 25, 2013

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Friday, July 19

  • Boulder Rural Fire Station Kids Day. Do you have young kids who love fire trucks? Join the Boulder Rural Fire Station for a great story time and exploration. Following an age appropriate fire safety story, children will be given a tour of our station and the apparatus by our firefighters. [They will do it again August 16 if you miss this one] Located at 6230 Lookout Rd, Bldr. Join them at 10:30am. Free for children 3 to 5.
  • Noon Tunes on Pearl Street Mall. Head down to Pearl Street for some free, grooving good tunes. Let the kids play in the pop fountain and dance the afternoon away. Noon to 1:30pm.
  • Friday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Come listen to stories. Free. 10:15am.

Saturday, July 20

  • Nature Hikes for Kids and Parents: Wildflowers. Experience wildflowers and the roles they play on the land and for wildlife. Learn about pollination and how insects are attracted by color, fragrance, and shape.  Hike beautiful Chautauqua Meadow with Debora Martin, Early Childhood Educator/Volunteer Naturalist.  Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage for an easy hike on Bluebell-Baird. Bring a nature journal and camera. (optional)   Ages 6-8
  • 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. IMG_1292

Sunday, July 21

Monday, July 22

Tuesday, July 23

Wednesday, July 24

  • Waneka Lake July Concert Series.Tonight is the Chain Station
    Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor stringband from the Front Range. 
    Good fun for the whole family. Starts at 7pm at the Waneka Lake Park.
  • FREE Day at the North Boulder Recreation Center. Swim. Workout. This is a great indoor kid friendly pool!
  • 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, July 25