Boulder Weekend Events
Boulder weekend events
With changing weather comes great responsibility (is that how the saying goes?), so here, I give you a few things to enjoy this beautiful Boulder weekend, while remaining aware of the ever-changing colors (and temperatures) outside. These can all be enjoyed individually, but best to drag a friend or relative along!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
You can begin your fun-filled Boulder weekend with Saturday’s “Beginner’s Soap Making: Cold Process” class. The benefits of this class far outweigh the materials cost, as Boulder, and much of Northern Colorado, has been bit by the so-called “natural bug.” That is, we live in a place and time where we demand to know the ingredients of everything we are consuming internally or topically.
What better way to educate yourself on the benefits of all natural skincare ingredients than to handcraft your own soap? Students will be walked through the basic cold process of making soap and will be able to leave their creations, some recipes, and not to mention the soap-making experience necessary to make these at home and for gifts.
Location: Platte Middle School
Once you’ve spoiled yourself there, you can continue the habit by stopping by the Vintage Flea Market. Although free, enter at your own risk for fear of leaving with too many old-fashioned (and indulgent) treasures.
This market includes merchandise spanning the Victorian and Edwardian ages, and includes items from the Old West and the 1920s. Don’t let that one-of-a-kind piece get away!
Time: All Day
Location: Crescent Grange
SUNDAY APRIL 26
Sunday calls for the much more fantastical, and you can start by visiting the Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival.
Tulip Fairy herself makes an appearance with her elves, and there will be interactive fun and games for children. Anyone else inclined to put on their fairy wings or elf ears are invited to take part, even if merely to look at the 15,000 tulips adorning Pearl Street during spring.
Location: Pearl Street Mall
But don’t let the glitter stop there. Join various supporters for “Big Top: A Springtime Circus Extravaganza,” where the Boulder County AIDS Project’s Atlas (BCAP) is putting on this event of music and entertainment in support of HIV research and awareness initiatives.
Time: Reception 4-5pm; Show 5-730pm
Location: eTown Hall