WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORTHERN COLORADO?
Think about the last event you attended. Did you have fun and meet new people?
Events connect people to other like-minded individuals who share the same passions as them, and they are an awesome way to celebrate the amazing community you live in.
There are so many things to do in Northern Colorado each month.
I invite you to follow along each month, where I will highlight local events in the area!
May 2023 LOCAL EVENTS
Downtown Fort Collins Art Week is showcasing the vibrant arts and culture scene. Experience the arts in many forms!
Date/Time: Saturday, May 1st – May 7th – Click below to find specific times for each day
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Price – FREE
Bamford Elementary 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Bamford Elementary Golf Tournament About this Event A tradition like none other…the Bamford Elementary PTO is excited to host the second annual golf tournament.
- Location: Ptarmigan Country Club – 5416 Vardon Way, Fort Collins, CO
- Date/Time: Monday May 1, 2023 – 8:00am to 2:30pm
- Price: Click on the link below for more details
Polaris Afterschool Yoga & Craft Camp
We will spend our time moving through yoga poses, playing fun SEL games, creating useful crafts and sharing some reflective time.
This series meets once a week for FOUR weeks.
Date/Time: May 3rd through May 24th, 2023 – Click on the link below for specific details
Location: Polaris Expeditionary Learning School – 1905 Orchard Pl, Fort Collins
The Emporium Sports Bar Spring Market
Sip and Shop with 12 local vendors in all different categories
- Location: The Emporium Sports Bar – 925 S, Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO
- Date/Time: Saturday May 6, 2023 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Mother’s Day Craft Show
Come out and support our local artisans. We will have a variety of gift options for those special ladies in your life.
Location: Timnath Town Center – 4750 Signal Tree Drive, Timnath, CO
Date/Time: Saturday May 6, 2023 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Maxline Brewing Spring Event
Sip Craft Beer and Shop Local Crafts as you start your Mother’s Day shopping at our Spring Market. Over 10 Local vendors in all different categories!
- Location: Maxline Brewing- 2724 McClelland Dr. #190, Fort Collins, CO
- Date/Time: Sunday May 7, 2023 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Feisty Spirits Distillery
Locally made whiskey. Join us from 5pm to 7pm for an evening out.
- Location: Feisty Spirits Distillery – 1708 Lincoln Ave #1, Fort Collins, CO
- Date/Time: Wednesday May 10, 2023 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Family Band Market
Noon-5 Saturday May 13th Free to attend Over 30 vendors Henna Face painting Massage Community Crafting Booth And more! Follow @family_band_market on Instagram vendor announcements and merch pics.
- Location: The Lyric – 1209 N. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
- Date/Time: Saturday May 13, 2023 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Mother’s Day Brunch
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Treat your mom to a special 3-course meal and delicious mocktails at FoCo Cafe on May 14th. Make your reservations now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by stopping by on the day of the event.
Location: FoCo Cafe – 225 Maple Street, Fort Collins
Date/Time: Tuesday May 14, 2023 11:00am – 3:00pm
Mother’s Day Market – Rally King Brewing With The Axe and Ale
Get her something she’ll actually want. Sip and Shop at our Second Annual Mother’s Day Market. Over 10 Local Makers in all different categories.
- Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2023 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- Location: Rally King Brewing – 1624 S. Lemay Ave #4, Fort Collins, CO
Spring Plant Sale
The Gardens on Spring Creek horticulture team and our partners at Colorado State University are busy growing thousands of plants for our 2023 Spring Plant Sale!
The sale will be free to shop but will require timed, ticketed admission to manage capacity. On Saturday, there will be timed admission throughout the day, and on Sunday, tickets will be valid for admission all day. All adults will be required to have a Plant Sale ticket to enter the sale.
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023 through Sunday May 21, 2023 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Location: The Gardens on Spring Creek – 2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Healing Warriors 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run
The Healing Warriors 2nd Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk is a fun, family & pet friendly event held at the beautiful Spring Canyon Park. This professionally timed event is perfect for serious runners who may be looking to improve a time, or just have a fun time running, jogging or walking to support our Veteran families. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and race begins at 10:00 a.m.
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 21, 2023 10:00am – 2:00pm
- Location: Spring Canyon Park – 3156 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO
Larimer County Farmers Market
The Larimer County Farmers’ Market is the oldest farmers’ market in Northern Colorado. Started in 1975 by volunteer Colorado Master Gardeners, the market today still relies on volunteers to be a success. It supports local growers and is a staple of Old Town Fort Collins.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 27, 2023 – 2:00pm
Location: 200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO
Blackbeard’s Lighthouse, 1/2 off glasses of wine
Give yourself a fun and creative break! Escape the everyday stresses, relax, and unleash your creative side. At the end of the experience, you will take home your very own completed custom work of art.
- Date/Time: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 6:30pm – 8:30pm
- Location: Painting With a Twist – 1112 Oakridge Drive #107, Fort Collins, CO
- Price: $41-$60 per person
The Market @ Windsor, CO
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- Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
- Address: Highland Meadows Golf Course – 6300 Highland Meadows Parkway, Windsor, CO
Cinco de Mayo in Larimer County
Join the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association for happy hour in Larimer County! Our Region 1 representatives bring together other local bar associations for networking and fun.
Location: Otis & Bedingfield, LLC. – 2725 Rocky Mountain Ave, Loveland, CO
Date/Time: Thursday May 4, 2023 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Taste of Loveland
Known as Loveland’s premier food and beverage experience, Foothills Taste of Loveland, has been bringing our community together for over 15 years. This all-inclusive event showcases Northern Colorado’s growing restaurant, brewery and spirits scene. Attendees have the opportunity to take a “Tour of NoCo” by enjoying tastings from popular restaurants along with some of the area’s local beverage flavors.
The Taste of Loveland is proudly presented by FNBO and brought to you by Foothills Service League. Join us in celebrating with your friends and neighbors while sampling delicious food, wine, craft beers and spirits. Proceeds from this event go to help fund Foothills Gateway and The Namaqua Center programs.
Location: First National Bank Building – 5280 Arena Circle# 100, Loveland, CO
Date/Time: Thursday, May 4, 2023 – 6:00pm
Community Farm Work Day
We are excited to have our Farm Work Days coming up at Good Enough Farm this year! These are great opportunities for both individuals and groups to jump in for special projects and farm maintenance.
If you, your family, or group of friends, classmates, or co-workers would like to sign up for any of these dates, please contact Alexandra, our Volunteer Coordinator via email email@example.com
Please indicate your name, group size, contact information, and the date(s) you will be signing up for. We will also offer individual dates to groups seeking team-building opportunities at the farm, contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information or to set up a separate day/time!
We do allow all ages at our Farm Work Days and will simply need parental/legal guardian consent for volunteers under 18 years old. Children under 12 will need to be supervised by a guardian, unless otherwise arranged with our staff.
- Date/Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023
- Location: 2500 E. 1st Street, Loveland, CO
Farmers Market at JAX Farm & Ranch
- Date/Time: Sunday, May 9, 2023 9:00am to 1:00pm
- Location: JAX Loveland West Outdoor Gear Farm & Ranch – 2665 W. Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO
Alcohol Free Festival
Whether you’re living a healthy lifestyle, are unable to drink alcohol or just curious about the alcohol free movement, come join us on at the innovative desk chair Cleveland room and rooftop to sample our local alcohol free beverages and meet our local vendors who support the alcohol free movement. There will be kava, mocktails, spirits, wines, even craft IPA’s! There will also be select healthy lifestyle vendors.
Location: Desk Chair Workspace – 210 E 4th Street, Loveland, CO
Date/Time: Friday May 12, 2023 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: $10 per person
Billy Currington’s latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, and the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love, with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Currington’s sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride.
Date/Time: Friday, May 13, 2023 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: The Ranch Events Complex – 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
NoCo Tattoo Convention 2023
The Tattoo Community descends on the City of Love in Northern Colorado to bring you the Energy and Excitement of the Tattoo culture experience this spring! 300 Tattoo Artists, Live Body Modification, Tattoo Competitions, Educational Seminars, Car show, and Sideshow Entertainment All Weekend Long! May 19th. through the 21st. 2023
- Date/Time: Friday, May 19, 2023 through May 21, 2023 – Click the link for more details
- Location: The Ranch Events Complex – 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Nurture Through Nature: a Vernal Yoga Retreat
Awaken and cleanse your body, mind, and spirit as we step into the beauty of a new season.
Date/Time: Friday, May 19, 2023 through May 21, 2023 – Click the link for more details
Location: 9144 Glade Road, Loveland, CO
Lions Club Bingo
When you play Bingo with the Lions, you help provide money for a number of the Club’s charitable activities. Payouts of $1500 to $5500 each session.
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:30am – 1:30pm
- Location: Bingo Planet – 281 E. 29th St Ste, Loveland, CO
- Price: $8.00
Running For Hope
Lace up your sneakers, sport your best pink attire and join us in supporting our northern Colorado breast cancer neighbors as we bring back our annual 5K post-pandemic, now named “Running for Hope!” This beautiful and fun family run (or walk!) at Centerra trails around Equalizer and Houts lakes in Loveland offers something for everyone, including snacks, vendor booths, prizes for best pink outfits and more! A half mile youth/survivor fun run or walk will also be offered!
Our race will be on the High Plains Environmental Center’s trails adjacent to the lakes. The trails are a mix of paved bike path and solid smooth dirt paths. Perfect for running or walking and no problem for those with running strollers for kids.
The beginning of the race and all race activities will be staged in the parking lot of the office buildings located northwest of MCR hospital in Loveland; address is 2915 Rocky Mountain Avenue.
Race starts at 8:30am/7:30am registration. T-shirts guaranteed for the first 125 participants and sizes guaranteed if registered by April 25th. Discounted pricing for youth and for teams of 4 or more! While this is a fun run/walk, it will also be professionally timed by RunLimited.
TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE HIGH PLAINS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER’S PROPERTY, WE KINDLY REQUEST NO DOGS!
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 8:30am/7:30am Registration
- Location: 2915 Rocky Mountain Ave, Loveland, CO
Cars and Coffee with Tri City Auto Gallery
Cars and Coffee with Tri City Auto Gallery is an opportunity for Northern Colorado motor enthusiasts to participate in the local car, truck, and bike scene.
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 21, 2023 9:00am – 11:00am
- Location: Tri City Auto Gallery – 3675 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO
BuzzWords at Verboten Brewing
Meets the last Monday of the month** at 6:30pm at Verboten Brewing, 127 East 5th Street, Loveland, CO. Our informal nonfiction beer and book discussion group!
- Date/Time: Monday, May 22, 2023 6:30pm – 8:00pm
- Location: Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, CO
Weld Your Mettle Ultra Marathon
Heavy 50K (32 miles) An out and back course along the Poudre River Trail, starting at CR13, running the paved trail to Island Grove Park in Greeley where you’ll turn around and finish at Frank State Wildlife Trailhead. There is limited soft surface running alongside the paved trail, following the beautiful Poudre River. Aid Stations and restrooms will be available approximately every 3-4 miles. A post-race celebration with one free Peculier beer will be held at the finish line, along with food trucks, free finisher food & coffee. Another after party with live music and awards will be held at Peculier Ales in the evening. Drop bags for the halfway point and a shuttle from the finish to the start line before the race begins will be available.
- Date/Time: Monday, May 27, 2023 6:00am – 11:00pm
- Location: Kodak Trailhead Poudre River Trail – 30927 CO-257,Windsor, CO
- Price: $140 + $9.40 Signup Fee
Cinco de Mayo Downtown Greeley
The Greeley Cinco De Mayo celebration is a family-friendly and community focused event taking place on May 5th and 6th, 2023 in the heart of Downtown Greeley. This vibrant celebration will feature a variety of activities for all ages, including a dedicated kids area in Lincoln Park, an array of vendors selling unique goods, a car show, and live musical performances on Friday Night on 9th St. Plaza and all day Saturday in the 10th St./8th Ave Parking Lot behind Millennium Event Center and Moxi Theater. Join us for a fun-filled weekend as we honor Mexican culture and heritage. Don’t miss out on the excitement, mark your calendars for May 5th and 6th, 2023 and join us in Downtown Greeley for the Greeley Cinco De Mayo celebration!
Date/Time: Friday, May 5, 2023 and Saturday, May 6, 2023
Location: Downtown Greeley, 802 9th Street #100, Greeley, CO
Greeley Farmers Market
Summer Season runs through October 2023 and is located at the Depot, 902 7th Ave. The market features a wide variety of food such as arugula, spinach, romaine, sprouts, lettuce, greens, root crops, mushrooms, beef, bison, chicken, pork, bread, rolls, pies, pastries, gluten-free baked items coffee, spices, salsas, tortillas, and tamales.
Every weekend, vendors offer a wide variety of locally grown and produced food, including fresh and in-season produce, meats, honey, bread and other baked goods, roasted chiles, and much more. Local artisans and crafters also offer great gifts and other sundries.
The experience is more than merely shopping for fresh food. Each week includes live entertainment by local musicians. In addition, the Weld County Master Gardeners from CSU Extension are there every week to provide yard and landscaping advice.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 2023 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Greeley Farmers Market – 902 7th Ave, Greeley, CO
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