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    Father's Day Weekend in Boulder

    Could the dad in your life use a change of scenery, outdoor time or just good old-fashioned fun? Bring him to Boulder for the weekend! There are a ton of events going on the weekend of June 14-16, 2019, so you can plan a fun couple of days with lots of good bonding time for the whole family.

    1940's WWII Era Ball

    June 15, 2019, 4pm
    The annual 1940's WWII Era Ball will transport you to the 1940s — its dress, music, dancing, cafes and aircraft. Held at the Boulder Airport, this popular celebration has been going for more than a decade. This year's event will include the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Pete Jacob's Wartime Radio Revue, Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope impersonators and Hollywood’s singing and tap dancing sweethearts the Satin Dollz. Dads will love stepping into Hollywood’s WWII planes, dancing under the stars, visiting Casablanca’s Rick’s Café Americain, watching a WWII airshow, taking swing dance lessons and more. Take Dad or take the hubby for a fun, nostalgic evening benefitting aviation preservation and veteran charities.

    Boulder International Festival

    June 14-16, 2019
    The Boulder International Festival's celebration of world cultures and dance begins Friday evening with a public square dance and continues into the weekend with international performances, live music and an international marketplace with craft and fair-trade items from around the world.

    Hanuman Festival

    June 13-16, 2019
    This world-famous yoga festival offers an inspiring weekend with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music an inspirational experiences. Hanuman Festival day passes might be in order for the family that yogas together. 

    Boulder Farmers Market

    Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8am-2pm
    Named the No. 1 Farmers’ Market in the country by readers of USA Today, the Boulder Farmers’ Market is a fun place to start a Saturday. Established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public, the market is now the largest in Colorado. It is a growers-only market, and shoppers can enjoy seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines and gourmet food products. Plus, the market enjoys a lovely setting next to shady Central Park and the Boulder Creek, at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

    Sunflowers at Boulder Farmers' Market

    BMoCA Kids Art 

    Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10am-1pm
    On Saturday mornings, BMoCA's Art Stop program lets your kiddos take part in free, hands-on art making on the front porch of the museum (10am-1pm). 

    BMOCA Art Stop for Kids

    Strider Cup Race

    Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7:30am-4:30pm
    And winning the cutest event award is...the Strider Cup Race. This series of races gives tiny kiddos a chance to put their Strider skills to the test at several stops across the United States and the world. This unique race series caters directly to children 2-6 years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. This will take place at the Boulder Civic Area. Register online for $28.63.

    Hippy Bluegrass Church

    Sunday, June 16, 2019, 10:30am
    Come together for Hippy Bluegrass Church as Nick Forster (beloved host of the NPR-syndicated eTown radio show) leads a service of “guilt-free gospel” paired with an amazing cast of bluegrass musicians, songs to sing along to, poetry readings, storytelling, and downright good vibes.

    Father's Day Celebration Featuring the Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids

    Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11:30am
    The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a family concert series that allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon." (NY Times) Dead Head dads, moms, babies and kids will love games, movement, and stories — and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. This event takes place a the historic Boulder Theater. Tickets $15-17.

    Adult Coloring at Settembre Cellars

    Sunday, June 16, 2019, 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!

    Family Paint at PoshSplat

    Sunday, June 16, 2019, 9am and 2pm
    Sundays at PoshSplat are a time for families to hang out and create art together. The sessions are facilitated by an art therapist or local painter who is there to provide guidance, support and assist families in the creative process. The morning session is a collaborative effort to create a single piece of artwork, while the afternoon session invites everyone to paint a picture that is uniquely theirs. 

    Father's Day Brunch at St Julien

    Sunday, June 16, 2019, 10am-2pm
    A prix fixe brunch experience at the beautiful St Julien Hotel & Spa. There are two seatings: 10-10:30am and 12:30-1pm. Adults are $76.95 and children (4-12) are $34.95. Reservations required.