Never miss a thing in Northern Colorado! Here is a list of fun things to do near you this weekend! I cannot wait for the Larimer County Fair!
Thursday, August 5
Summer Concert Series⎪Funkiphino (Funk) will be playing from 6:30-8:30pm. Boardwalk Park, 100 N 5th St, Windsor, CO
Live Music: Sounds of Summer⎪The Seers are playing! Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join on the lawn, next to Mary’s Mountain Cookies, for live music, great shopping and delicious dining throughout the summer! 6:30-8:30pm. Front Range Village Center, 2720 Council Tree Avenue, Fort Collins, CO
Food ELEVATED- the tasting experience!⎪Food ELEVATED tasting event- a five course tasting by cookbook author Lisa Boesen! Join for a night of Colorado agriculture history, fun fact, cooking tidbits, and of course, delicious food and wine! 6-8pm. The Spice & Tea Exchange, 2924 Council Tree Ave, Ste 100, Fort Collins, CO
Loveland Summer Concert Series: Coral Creek ⎪6:30-9pm. All concerts are FREE and enjoyable for all ages. Grab the family and enjoy fun kids’ activities including face painting (face painting TBD) as well as many games and activities!
6:30 pm – Kids’ Activities & Food Trucks (food trucks are TBD)
7:00 pm – Concert
8:00 pm – Intermission
9:00 pm – Concert Ends
Foote Lagoon Ampitheatre, Loveland CO
Live Music: John Hodges ⎪John will be on the acoustic playing some of your favorite songs. 7pm. Lirano Wine Bar, 3600 Mitchell Dr, Fort Collins, CO
Friday, August 6
Oyster Bar Pop-Up x The Regional⎪Oysters, wine, music – OH MY! Join from 3-7pm at the winery for an Oyster Bar Pop-Up. They will have music from DJ Channell, wine pairings from OBC Wine Project, oysters and ceviche from The Regional. Hot Tip: Try pairing the oysters with their Sparkling Pinot Noir…it is one of their favorite pairings. The OBC Wine Project, 824 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Larimer County Fair & Rodeo August 6-10. Food, games, carnival rides, fair parade, entertainment, marketplace, PRCA rodeo, 4-H and more await you at the fair this year. The Larimer County Fair is free to attend and park! The Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Wine Fest Fort Collins⎪Wine Fest Fort Collins features 500+ wines by over 150 Colorado, domestic, and international wineries, local craft brews and some of Northern Colorado’s best cuisine.Participation levels have been developed to cater to all levels of wine enthusiasts.
• At 6:00pm doors open for VIP ticket holders. Sparkling wine at entrance, passed hors-d’oeuvres and a new, private lounge are some of the benefits VIP guests receive.
• Doors open to General Admission ticket holders at 7:00p.m. for a night of wine, beer, tapas and conversation
• A new feature…a special craft beer tasting hosted by Peculier Ales, featuring a brewmaster taking guests (24) on a journey of discovery – the art and science of specialty beers not generally available to the public
• A private wine tasting is available on September 24th at a location to be determined, with the ticket purchase including admission to Wine Fest on August 6th Tickets: General Admission $80; VIP $105; Private Craft Beer Tasting $155; Private Reserve Wine Tasting $205. $5 more at the door. The Hilton, 425 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO
37th Annual Sculpture in the Park⎪The finest outdoor juried sculpture show and sale featuring over 2,000 pieces of sculpture created by 160 sculptors from around the world. August 6-8. Benson Sculpture Garden, 2908 Aspen Drive, Loveland, CO
Saturday, August 7
Larimer County Farmers’ Market⎪9am-1pm. Larimer County Courthouse Parking Lot, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO
Brewhop Trolley to Art in the Park ⎪2-6pm. Grab some friends and hop on the Brewhop Trolley here in downtown Loveland for a ride to Art in the Park. The trolley will be picking up passengers at Foundry Plaza, Loveland Aleworks, Verboten Brewing, Rock Coast Brewing, Artworks, and the North Lake Park Pavilion. The first 100 riders will receive a goodie bag with coupons/swag from our sponsors. Various locations in Loveland.
Art in the Park⎪Colorado’s Longest Running Artisan Festival. For over fifty years Art in the Park has been the Thompson Valley Art League’s largest fundraiser. They have over 175 juried artisans showing a diverse collection of excellent artwork. August 7-8. North Lake Park, 2750 N. Taft Avenue, Loveland, CO
Owl Workshop⎪During the Seminar, they will be presenting a powerpoint presentation that will cover the natural history of the 11 species of owls that can be found in Northern Colorado.
The species that they will discuss include the Great Horned, Long-eared, Short-eared, Barn, Burrowing, Eastern Screech, Boreal, Northern Saw-whet, Northern Pygmy, and Flammulated Owls. 10am-noon. High Plains Environmental Center, 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO
Timberview Trail Run 5K, 5 Mile & 10 Mile⎪The mountains are calling…and you must run!! Join this summer at Lory State Park for a fun morning trail race. from the 5K, 5 mile OR 10 mile distance. Each course is great for just about any level athlete at any age. Run on a beautiful & scenic course among the treetops with views of Horsetooth reservoir, Fort Collins & the foothills. Bring the kiddos too as the 5K route is very beginner friendly. Lory State Park, 708 N Co Rd 25G, Bellvue, CO
Rooftop Social⎪Join for a beautiful summer social with a view of the Rocky Mountain sunset on the rooftop of desk chair workspace. The rooftop will open at 4 PM and DJ Brian Howe will drop the beats at 6 PM! Deskchair Rooftop, 201 E 4th St, Loveland, CO
Sunday, August 8
Fort Collins Farmer’s Market⎪10am-2pm. 1001 E Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO
Loveland Farmers Market⎪9am-1pm. Voted one of the 10 best farmers markets in the state of Colorado! Fairgrounds Park, 700 S Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO
Rent Party⎪Bring your family and friends to Fossil Creek Community Park Lake Pavilion on Sunday, August 8th from 11 am-2 pm and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and games! This event was coordinated by the Community Outreach Committee, in partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor, to raise funds to help keep local families housed. Donations of any size are encouraged, every little bit helps. All proceeds directly prevent homelessness for local families. Fossil Creek Parkway, Fort Collins, CO
Make and Paint Garden Gnomes⎪Bring your Gnomies for this fun class! With a little Flingin Pots instruction you’ll make and paint a 6″ ceramic gnome. Starting from a slabbed piece of clay, students will construct a gnome body, hat band and creative embellishments to make a one of a kind Gnome! After construction, you’ll paint your newly constructed gnome with ceramic paints. Flinging pots will take these back to our studio to high fire and clear glaze. Gnomes will be ready for pick up back at Snowbank 1 month later. Cost: $40 includes a drink token. 4-6pm. Snowbank Brewing, 225 North Lemay Avenue #1, Fort Collins, CO
FoCoMX Drive and Jive: The Great Salmon Famine and Native Station⎪Join on Sundays at the historic Holiday Twin Drive-In for an epic summer of fun. Our day shows feature live music, food trucks, and a Mini Makers Market. Doors Open at 12 PM. Show Starts 1 PM. FREE!
The Great Salmon Famine is a five-piece, high-energy jam band from Fort Collins, Colorado with a knack for infectious grooves, brain-spinning transitions, and above all else an incredibly fun musical experience. Since its humble beginnings in early 2017, GSF has developed a unique and wide-ranging repertoire that has captured the hearts and ears of fans! This band has one rule only: Get Down Responsibly! Holiday Twin Drive-In, 2206 South Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO
The 2021 Larimer County Fair PRCA Rodeo ⎪Presented by Pedersen Toyota, will make its return to the Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch on August 8-10. Get ready for the action as the rodeo kicks off at 7 p.m. each night starting Sunday, August 8. This three-day event, ending Tuesday, August 10, will be an experience you won’t want to miss. Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Need to cool off this weekend? Hit one of the many lakes around Northern Colorado!