Fun Things To Do
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Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering ~ Fort Collins
August 3-5, 2018
Location: Civic Center Park
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary where we started in Fort Collins! The Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering is truly a one of a kind event for the entire family. The Gathering is a celebration of Irish culture and history unique with informational and historical exhibits. A great music line-up, Guinness as always! New in 2018, Irish Vineyards wine booth. Food and merchandise and Open seisiuns all weekend, join in our Ceili dance! Very special guests from Ireland.
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest ~ Fort Collins
August 10-12, 2018
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest returns to Downtown Fort Collins on August 10th, 11th and 12th! Now entering the 14th year of partnership, this free and family friendly three-day music festival is co-produced by the DBA and Bohemian Nights and features 80+ performances on six stages, including three main stage national headliners – The Motet on Friday night; Blondie on Saturday night; and The Decemberists on Sunday evening. The festival also features more than 200 specialty craft, art and food booths and a family-centered Kids’ Music Adventure and Kids’ World entertainment area.
Peach Festival ~ Fort Collins
August 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Park
The Fort Collins Peach Festival is all things peach – wash down a peach pie or peach cobbler with your choice of peach beer created by local craft brewers or try one of our infamous peach margaritas (featuring Coyote Gold Margarita Mix!) The festival will also feature a variety of food trucks, live music and a Kids Zone! The Fort Collins Peach Festival is a fundraiser that supports STEM Education in Fort Collins through the Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins.
35th Annual Sculpture in the Park ~ Loveland
August 11-12, 2018
Location: Benson Sculpture Garden
Heralded as one of the finest outdoor juried exhibitions of three-dimensional artwork in the United States, Sculpture in the Park showcases over 2,000 pieces of sculpture created by 160 sculptors from around the world. The event is majestically staged against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and attracts thousands of art lovers and collectors from across the country to Loveland’s Benson Sculpture Garden.
The second weekend of August, Benson Sculpture Garden is transformed by the Loveland High Plains Arts Council and their volunteers from a park into a beautiful setting for this outstanding exhibit. Highlights of Sculpture in the Park include Friday night’s Patron Party, a silent auction, and a Take Home a Piece of the Park exhibit with maquette editions of sculpture on permanent display in Benson Park.
Mamma Mia in Concert ~ Loveland
August 19, 2018
Location: Foote Lagoon Amphitheater
Loveland Opera Theatre presents Mamma Mia!
Admission | FREE and open to the public
“You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life!” Put Loveland Opera Theatre on your calendar for August, and come enjoy the fun, sparking music of ABBA as presented by Loveland Opera Theatre singers. The cast of wonderful Colorado singers includes Belle Weathers, Michael Foerster, Alex Young, Trevor Valdez, Kyle Griffen, Rob Hoch, Margaret Siegrist and Mira Madorsky. Choreography by Sara Wilhelm and accompanied by Paul Falk.
Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival ~ Loveland
August 24-25, 2018
Location: Downtown Loveland
The Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival includes corn shucking competitions, live music, a parade, beer, and much more.
Friday Fests ~ Greeley
Every Friday in August, 2018
Location: 9th Street Plaza
Every Friday from June through September is Friday Fest. Enjoy free live music on the 9th Street Plaza in downtown Greeley. There are also street performers, fire spinners, face painting, balloon artistry, sidewalk chalk and more for the kids! Music typically plays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Greeley’s famously unique “Go-Cup” service runs from 6 to 10 p.m.
Brothers of the Son – August 10
Archie Funker – August 17
Woodshed Red- August 24
Boogie Machine – August 31
Greeley Monster Day ~ Greeley
August 18, 2018
Monster Day is coming to downtown Greeley. It’s a family-friendly celebration of all things monster! Monster Day wouldn’t be complete without live monsters roaming about! Greeley’s own famous monster makers, Distortions Unlimited, will have some of their creatures on display as well as live painting demonstrations. Come in costume or come as you are. Kid’s activities will occur in the early hours of the event. The mascot for Monster Day is the Greeley Gremlin. Get to know the Greeley Gremlin on his very own Instagram account. Use the hashtag #MonsterDayGreeley when posting about this event.
Join us on August 18 for:
Photo opportunities with live monsters and Distortions Unlimited Creatures
Hollywood quality monster makeup demonstrations
Costume contests for kids & adults — win great prizes!
Live sculpting demonstration
Music and entertainment
AgriCULTURE Feast 2018 ~ Greeley
August 30, 2018
Location: Centennial Village Museum
Join us for a re-imagining of the classic AgriCULTURE Feast. It’s an evening celebrating the creativity and craftsmanship of Weld County’s culinary arts. Professional chefs prepare mouth-watering courses. Dishes include fresh ingredients procured from Weld County Farms. Enjoy a buffet style meal. It is truly a farm to table experience! In addition, live entertainment will serenade your group throughout the event. The silent auction will also return to top off the evening. To also celebrate northern Colorado businesses and artisans.
Please note this year’s NEW LOCATION at the Centennial Village Museum. Seating is outdoors and is limited. Tickets are available in the summer. Stay tuned for more details.
This evening benefits the Greeley Creative District. Proceeds support efforts to make the creative arts an important part of Greeley’s economy. It also promotes a supportive environment for our local Creatives.
Artisan Market ~ Windsor-Severance
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018
Time: 5:50 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park
The Town of Windsor is excited to bring an opportunity for artisans, crafters, service offerings, and direct sales representatives to sell their products and services. This market is for artisan vendors only, and will occur during the Summer Concert Series. Products range from ceramics, jewelry, and paintings, to photography, woodworking, sculpture, paint, and illustrations. In addition, masseuses, chiropractors, and spas will also offer services. This market is not for consumable goods. For more information, please call 970-674-3525
Summer Concert Series ~ Windsor-Severance
Thursdays in August, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park
Enjoy a wide genre of music every Thursday night this summer, complete with a beer garden, cornhole league and an Artisan Market!
August 2 - The Eighties Band [80s Tribute]
August 9 - John King [Country]
August 16 - Bart Crow [Texas Red Dirt]
August 23 - Funkiphino [Funk]
Bike Windsor ~ Windsor-Severance
August 9 & 23, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Take a relaxing bike ride across your own Windsor district as we head to Boardwalk Park for the Summer Concert Series on select Thursdays. Residents will have the opportunity to cruise through their neighborhood on a bike ride, and provide feedback on existing routes. This is a casual ride for all skill levels, and participants will have opportunities for prizes. The ride back will not be guided, and will be the rider's responsibility. To see your proposed route in advance, visit windsorgov.com/events the week of the event. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call Wade Willis at 970-674-2434.
Newsies ~ Johnstown-Milliken
June 28 - August 26, 2018
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney with a soaring score by Alan Menken. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.
National Night Out ~ Johnstown-Milliken
August 7, 2018
Location: Nelson Fark Park
Time: 4:00 PM
National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our neighborhoods through police & community partnerships. The goal is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and most importantly, send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Take this opportunity to get to know your neighbors and your local Police Officers.
Join us for a Peace March at 4:00 pm beginning at Broad Street and Josephine Avenue (by the Fire Department) marching to the Milliken Police Department, 1201 Broad Street, Milliken, CO where the festivities will begin. Food and games provided!
Milliken Beef n' Bean Day ~ Johnstown-Milliken
August 11, 2018
Location: Milliken - Lola Park, TRPR, Downtown
Milliken residents have celebrated the Town's agricultural history since 1924, when the first agricultural festival was planned. Apparently, the event began when a local Presbyterian minister decided to hold a Town Picnic, and two years later in 1926, the Town held the first official festival, calling it Bean Day. In 1983, when a local feed lot producer, donated beef, which was cooked underground at Lola Park, the event then became known as Beef 'N Bean Day.
This year, our theme is "Start Your Engines". We're all about racing! We will have car show displays all over town, vendors, a beer garden and this year we're having a food truck rally. Also included - Fireman's Pancake Breakfast, Parades, Vendors, Live Music, Fireworks and MORE!
First Friday! Art Groove ~ Estes Park
August 3, 2018
Come on out and do the tour – see what’s happening in the art world here in Estes by touring the galleries and art centers. Some locations will be serving food and refreshments and some are hosting local musicians or artists. It promises to be a fun evening!
Colorado Senior Pro Charity Rodeo ~ Estes Park
August 11-12, 2018
Location: The Stanley Park Fairgrounds
This will be our 33rd annual Charity Rodeo. We'll have all the rodeo events; saddle broncs, steer wrestling, roping, and of course bull riding! There will be mutton bustin' and stick horse races for the kids. Come out and enjoy the real Western life style, see come great rodeo action, and have some fun!
Proceeds above costs are donated to local Colorado Charities. We have donated over $150,000 over the course of annual rodeos. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
Cool Nights Cruz-In Car Show ~ Estes Park
August 31, 2018
Location: Bond Park - Library Bus Pullout
A gathering of antique, classic, vintage and special interest cars and trucks from the Estes Park Car Club. Sponsored by the Estes Park Car Club.
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