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    Tulips on Pearl Street

    Easter Weekend in Boulder

    Looking for a cheery spring getaway over Easter weekend? In Boulder, Spring flowers will likely be lifting their heads for their first drink of fresh spring air — all along hiking trails and Pearl Street flower beds. The Flatirons will start to show the first hints of spring green. And the town will be vibrant with exhibits, concerts, lectures, and events during Boulder Arts Week. See below for a few of the highlights for the weekend of March 30-April 1, 2018. 

    Flatirons in Summer

    Boulder Arts Week

    March 30-April 7, 2018
    Boulder Arts Week is our annual citywide celebration of art is jam-packed with performances and events all week long, including over Easter weekend. Here are some weekend highlights:

    • Diane Stetson: In Love with This Earth at Art + Soul Gallery; all weekend — art exhibit
    • SPRINGBreak Choreofest at Dairy Arts Center; Friday, March 30, 2018 — dance performance 
    • Spring Arts Day at Boulder Shambhala Center; Saturday, March 31, 2018 — free, guided meditation and demonstrations
    • Millie Chen: Four Recollections at CU Art Museum; Saturday, March 31, 2018 – art exhibition
    • Hawaiian Hula Drop-in Class at A Place to B Studio; Sunday, April 1, 2018 – dance class
    • See many more events here.
    Tulip Time on Pearl Street

    Downtown Boulder’s brick-paved Pearl Street Mall is filled with flowerbeds that bloom with upwards of 15,000 tulips in springtime. The timing of the buds’ opening is, of course, up to Mother Nature, but you will often see the tulips begin to pop up in early April, with peak time often happening mid to late April. Bring a camera and make a day of it with Pearl Street’s amazing shopping and dining.

    Kids on Pearl Street with Tulips

    Children's Easter Tea
    at Chautauqua Dining Hall

    March 31, 2018, 2-4pm
    Gather the kids and hop into the Chautauqua Dining Hall for a spring-inspired tea party! Meet the Easter Bunny, participate in fun craft projects, play in the dress-up photo booth and enjoy afternoon tea service served on white linen with a tiered tray of sweet and savory treats. Easter egg hunt, weather permitting. Price is $25 per person, limit 2 adults per child.

    Grandrabbit's Toy Shoppe Easter Egg Race

    March 31, 2018, 10am-1:40pm
    Designed for kids 10 and under, this mad dash for Easter eggs happens annually outside the Grandrabbit's Toy Shoppe, a much-loved independent and classic toy store. 

    Race Times:
    1-3 years: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
    4-6 years: 10:20am, 11:20am, 12:20pm, 1:20pm
    7-10 years: 10:40am, 11:40am, 12:40pm, 1:40pm

    Grandrabbits Easter Egg Race Boulder

    Songs for Swans Hike and Music

    March 31, 2018, 7:30am
    In an upcoming concert, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will play beautiful pieces inspired by birds: Sibelius’ 5th Symphony (the composer was blown away by the sight of 16 swans taking flight) and the lyrical Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Join naturalist Dave Sutherland for an early-morning Songs for Swans hike to sample this music ahead of the concert, and to spy on migrating waterfowl in our backyard — with luck, including some wild swans! Birders of all abilities welcome. Meet at Sawhill Ponds, 0.6 miles north of Valmont on 75th St. Bring gloves and binoculars. The hike is free and open to the public.

    Once in a Blue Moon Nature Hike

    March 31, 2018, 7pm
    Once in a blue moon, we have two full moons in the same month! To celebrate this rare event, join naturalist Dave Sutherland for a pale moonlit walk to explore legends, stories and hard science about our nearest celestial neighbor. Bring a headlamp just in case, but you may not use them — the blue moon will provide plenty of light. Meet at Meet at Sawhill Ponds. Appropriate for all ages.

    Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio

    March 31, 2018, 9:45am-10:45am or 11am-Noon 
    Let your little ones (ages 18 months to 12) get crazy creative. Tinker Art Studio's art stations give some general ideas, but kiddos have complete artistic license as they move from station to station. Paints, oil pastels, air dry clay, printmaking, fabrics and yarn, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, and paper collage are just a few of the mediums available during Tinker Time. Reservations recommended.

    Boulder Chamber Orchestra Plays Mozart's Requiem

    March 31, 2018, 8pm
    Scholar and composer Robert Levin’s highly-acclaimed reconstruction of Mozart's Requiem will be a stunning sequel to last season’s magnificent collaboration between the Boulder Chamber Orchestra and the Boulder Chorale, two of Boulder’s outstanding arts organizations.

    Brunch at the Hotel Boulderado

    April 1, 2018, 9am-4pm
    Bring the whole family for a spectacular Easter brunch at the elegant and historic Hotel Boulderado. Kids can enjoy face painting during brunch, along with a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

    Adult Coloring at Settembre Cellars

    April 1, 2018, 1-6pm
    Grab a coloring page, some colored pencils, a glass of Colorado wine and completely relax for an afternoon at the lovely Settembre Cellars. Grab some friends to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the tasting room!

    Jeff & Paige at the Rayback Collective

    April 1, 2018, 10am-11am 
    Families, come enjoy live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational (and hilarious) skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation at this Jeff & Paige show. This show is appropriate for kids ages 3-8. There will be hot cocoa and coffee from Carabiner, pints, mules, sangria and a mystery am cocktail all available for purchase. Stick around after the show for lunch at any of the 3 food trucks on site!