Photo by Brinton Studios

 In Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center

Spring has officially sprung and all of us here at Rembrandt Yard couldn’t be more ready to transition out of our heavy winter coats into flip flops and jean jackets! They say April showers bring May flowers but lucky for us, Colorado gets very little rain allowing us to enjoy every minute of the beautiful Spring days.

There are memories I have of being a kid and noticing the first signs that the Winter days had passed. It wasn’t just the warmer temperatures but the berry bushes blooming, ski lifts shutting down, and the tulips popping up on Pearl Street. Below are a list of both our favorite memories of Spring and our favorite things to do in Boulder once everyones favorite season arrives!

Tracey – My favorite memory of Spring as a child is Spring Break! Every year, my family stayed on the Big Island for two weeks. Some of my most treasured memories are with my sister playing on the lava fields and the black sand beaches. Our family home in Volcano had no telephone or TV, so we would play Monopoly and roast S’mores in the fire place every night. Spring in Colorado means gearing up for hiking season – snow and all!

Tracey playing outside as a child

Erica – My favorite memory of Spring is May Day Baskets! The students in my grade school class would each make a basket filled with spring goodies and drop it on a friends doorstep on May 1st. I couldn’t wait to surprise my friend and be surprised by who gave me mine! Ahh the small joys of being a kid. My favorite thing in Boulder to do is attend the Farmers Market Saturday mornings! Grab an iced coffee from the barista, fresh tomatoes and popcorn kernels from the popcorn guy! Did you know he names each popcorn mix after one of his kids? ADORABLE. Last stop is always Sisters Pantry for the best chicken and veggie dumplings ever. Perfect Saturday all thanks to the Farmers Market.

Molly – My favorite memory of Spring is finally being able to play outside after being cooped up inside all winter. I always loved climbing trees, playing in the mud, and riding my bike all around my small Missouri town as a kid. I am most looking forward to seeing the excitement of the outdoors through my little one’s eyes this Spring. From swinging at the playground, making paintings in the yard, going on hikes, strolling the farmer’s market and riding our bikes through town; I cannot wait to see him experience for the first time all the fun outdoor activities we can do.

Baby painting outside for mothers day giftHeather – My favorite childhood memory of Spring is Easter. My mom (a.k.a. The Easter Bunny) would spend hours hand painting and dying eggs for my brother and I to find on Easter morning. Inevitably, we always came up one short of the 2 dozen and she always forgot where she hid it. I loved dressing up in my Easter dress with matching shoes, and every once in awhile, if I was really lucky, my birthday would fall on Easter! Spring in Colorado means the Bolder Boulder and the Boulder Creek Festival. I have not missed a Boulder Creek Festival or Bolder Boulder in all the years I’ve lived here. In fact, I made Boulder my home on Memorial Day 13 years ago and as I tried to navigate my moving van down Canyon, I couldn’t figure out why everyone was running! Since then I have ran the race twice. The festival means I get to eat my yearly allotment of fried dough and then dancing the day away at one of the many performance stages during the weekend event. There’s no better place to celebrate good music, art, food and friends than Spring in Colorado. <3

Heather on Easter as a child