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!
August 2023 LOCAL EVENTS
Fort Collins Farmers Market
Date/Time: Wednesday August 2, 2023 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Ace Hardware – 1001 E. Harmony Rd. B, Fort Collins, CO
Choice City Running Festival
The Choice City Running Festival is on Friday August 4, 2023 to Saturday August 5, 2023.
Date/Time: Friday August 4, 2023 to Saturday August 5, 2023 – Click the link below for details
Location: Civic Center Park- 120 N. Mason St, Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins, Art Festival
The Fort Collins Art Festival is an northern Colorado’s biggest and best showcase of fine visual art and handcrafted goods along with live music and community fun. Free event.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th, 2023
Location: Downtown Fort Collins – Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO
Summer CORE 2023
Have fun while building your relationship with your 6th – 12th grader.
Colorado Youth Outdoors is the only place where parents and teens can spend quality time together while shooting a bow, taking down targets, or casting a line! You’ll find it’s time well spent. Our Summer CORE program is 12 weeks long, meeting every Thursday night. Choose your own adventure! CORE A and CORE B will run simultaneously – Specify your choice at registration. While you’re learning and honing skills, we build in discussions and activities around relationships using our PACD model: Participate, Appreciate, Communicate, and Dedicate.
Registration open now!
Date/Time: Thursday, August 5, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Colorado Youth Outdoors -4927 County Road 36, Fort Collins, CO
*Family Day* Pretty Pink Willow Tree
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.
Date/Time: Saturday August 5, 2023 – 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Painting With a Twist – 1112 Oakridge Dr. #107, Fort Collins, CO
How To Successfully Date in 2023 (FREE Webinar) Fort Collins
Are you a professional or someone who’s tired of repeating the same painful past experiences, wasting your time with people who aren’t right for you? Are you constantly wondering if you’ll ever find that perfect partner, someone you can truly build a future with? If so, then the “How To Successfully Date in 2023 FREE Webinar” was made specifically for you.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 10, 2023 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: Stretch Zone – 238 E, Harmony Rd D-5, Fort Collins, CO
Technology Fort Collins Virtual Job Fair
JobFairX holds the largest technology job fairs in Fort Collins, CO. Attend a free job fair and get hired.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 10, 2023 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Event – Click below to register
Clouds of Colorado in Watercolors – Learn how to paint with watercolors in Fort Collins – 3 Square Art
Unleash your creativity and learn how to paint the breathtaking skies and clouds of Colorado in watercolor with our new class from 3 Square Art.
Date/Time: Saturday August 12, 2023 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: 3 Square Art – 2415 Donella Ct. Unit 110 Fort Collins, CO
Free to attend local art and sustainable fashion sale.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Funktional – A Space for Radical Reuse – 1228 W. Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO
Summer 5k Run Series
Come run Summer 5k Run Series on August 14th with me.
Date/Time: Monday, August 14, 2023 – 5:00am
Location: Swimming Area at Horsetooth Reservoir – Foothills Trail, Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Hunter Jumper Association (CHJA II)
The Four Winds hosts fives shows recognized by CHJA (Colorado Hunter Jumper Association) each year. We have a USEF licensed “R” course designer and other experienced officials. The quality of the courses and staff are held to the standards of many A+ rated horseshows throughout the country. We strive for quality, and yet we are also one of the least expensive competitions in Colorado; you will not be disappointed with our staff or our facilities.
Date/Time: Friday, August 18, 2023 9:00am – Sunday, August 20, 2023 7:00pm
Location: The Four Winds -2504 N. Shields St, Fort Collins, CO
2023 Fort Collins Peach Festival
The Fort Collins Peach Festival is back in Old Town at Civic Center Park and is sure to be better than ever. This peachy experience will feature: • Live music • Local beer & drink and Vendors.
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Civic Center Park, Fort Collins, CO
Family Friendly Concert – Poudre Landmarks
Poudre Landmarks Foundation is pleased to continue live music at The 1883 Water Works with the return of Liz Barnez. Bring your chair, get comfortable on the grass near the apple orchard.
Date/Time: Sunday August 20, 2023 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: 1883 Water Works- 2005 N. Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO
The Waido Experience is a high energy acoustic rock band from Fort Collins, CO
Date/Time: Friday, August 25, 2023 – 5:30pm
Location: The Gardens On Spring Creek – 2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Museum Day @ Fine Art Fort Collins Saturday
Join us at the FiberArt International Exhibit! General Admission is $10.00. For further pricing visit the website.
Date/Time: Saturday August 26, 2023 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: The Museum of Art Building – 201 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Comic Con
Simply put: A fun, locally-organized, affordable Con experience in Northern Colorado to encourage children’s literacy and increase access to art, culture, and local creators in our community.
Fort Collins Comic Con is meant to encourage youth literacy through comic books and other pop culture mediums. We also created the Con to fill a void for Northern Colorado geeks, who normally have to drive 2+ hours to attend huge events like Denver Pop Culture Con and StarFest, typically at great cost for attendees and vendors alike.
Our goal is to bring together geeks of all ages and types into an affordable Con experience. Whether you appreciate comics, Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, Buffy, Harry Potter, zombies, gaming, steampunk, or something else – we’ve got something for you and you can have a great time near your hometown.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 26, 2023 and Sunday, August 27, 2003 – Click the link below for details
Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center – 112 E. Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO
Twilight Garden Series
Join us for a series of educational evenings with horticulture experts from across our community. Colorado State University Extension in Larimer County, the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: CSU Annual Flower Trial Gardens – 1401 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO
Yoga in the Gardens
Join us for Yoga in the Gardens in the annual flower gardens! This hour-long session will be held outside, across from the UCA on 1400 Remington Street, surrounded by the Annual Flower Trial Gardens. Participants should bring their own mat and water, and should dress for the weather and be prepared to be in the sun. Appropriate for all experience levels. Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. Sessions are limited in size, so please be sure to come (or unregister if you can’t make it!). Led by Theresa McLaren, GAMA Visitor Services Manager and certified yoga instructor.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 31, 2023 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Gregory Allicar Museum of Art – 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO
MVM @ Timnath Farmers Market
Come join us on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Timnath Farmer’s Market! We’ll be there selling roasts, steaks, and ground beef. Free samples are always cookin’!
Date/Time: Sunday, August 13, 2023 – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Timnath Farmers Market – 4138 Main St, Timnath, CO
The 2023 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo
THE 2023 LARIMER COUNTY FAIR AND PRCA RODEO AUGUST 4-8 AT THE RANCH EVENTS COMPLEX IN LOVELAND PRCA Rodeo Tickets & Carnival Tickets ON SALE NOW!
Date/Time: Friday, August 4th through Tuesday, August 8th 2023 – Click the link below for times and schedule of events.
Location: The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Laugh Out Loveland Comedy Festival
Get ready to laugh your heart out at the inaugural Laugh Out Loveland Comedy Festival! This uproarious event brings together some of the finest comedians from across the country to downtown Loveland.
Date: Friday August 4, 2023 – 5:00pm – 11:30pm
Location: Loveland Downtown District – 201 E. 4th St, Loveland, CO
Yoga on the Plaza – Loveland Downtown District
FREE Yoga on Saturday Mornings through September 2, 2023
Date/Time: Saturday, August 5, 2023 – 8:00am – 10:00am
Location: Foundry Plaza- 230 E. 3rd St., Loveland, CO
High Country Dance
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Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023 – 5:30pm
Location: Rialto Theater Center – 228 E. 4th St, Loveland, CO
Sculpture in the Park Loveland
During the second week of August, art enthusiasts flock to Loveland’s Benson Sculpture Garden for the largest outdoor juried sculpture show in the country. Over 2,000 sculptures created by 160 national and international artists are featured during this weekend-long event.
There’s nothing more fitting than an art sculpture event presented in Loveland – also known to be “a sweetheart city which has a love affair with the arts”.
This event serves as a public showcase of bronze, wood, stone, ceramic, metal, and mixed media sculptures against the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. All sculpture displayed at the show is available for sale. Interact with artists, take in the astounding sculptures, and expose your family to new and exciting artwork!
Date/Time: Friday through Sunday, August 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2023:
Friday is our Patron Party with a limited number of paid tickets available to the public for $75 each. The hours are 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please call (970) 663-2940 for further information or to purchase tickets.
Saturday is open to the general public. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $10 (children 14 and under are admitted free)
Sunday is open to the general public. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $10 (children 14 and under are admitted free)
Location: Benson Sculpture Garden- 2908 Aspen Dr., Loveland, CO
Art in the Park Loveland
For over fifty years Art in the Park has been the Thompson Valley Art League’s largest fundraiser. The Market has over 160 fine craftsman and The Gallery has over 50 fine artisans.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 13 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: North Lake Park – 2750 N. Taft Ave, Loveland, CO
Loveland Sour Invitational
Join us for for our FIRST Sour Beer festival in the heart of downtown Loveland featuring 14 local breweries! We will have 2 local food trucks, and live music.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023 – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Desk Chair Workspace- 201 E. 4th St., Loveland, CO
Bimmerfest Car Show 2023
Annual Bimmerfest Car Show at BMW of Loveland Saturday, August 12, 2023 The party and car show starts at 4:00 PM with awards announced at 7:00 PM Along with cool cars, there will be a performance.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023 – 4:00pm
Location: BMW of Loveland – 4150 Byrd Dr.. Loveland, CO
Start your day off with some movement, connection and fun for mama and mini. Join in the free workout with FIT4MOM NOCO, followed by story time by Barnes and Noble, crafts and snacks
Date/Time: Monday, August 14, 2023 – 9:00am – EVERY MONDAY THROUGH OCTOBER
Location: The Promenade Shops at Centerra – 5971 Sky Pond Dr., Loveland, CO
Front Range Wine Festival
The 11th Annual Front Range Wine Festival will feature over 35 Colorado Wineries, 50 Retail Vendors, Food Vendors and Live Music. General Admission Tickets include a commemorative wine glass, wine tote and unlimited tastings. VIP includes VIP Wine Glass, Wine Tote, Unlimited tastings and VIP Tent with catered food and wine bar. EVENT IS 21 AND OVER. NO RE-ENTRY. NO PETS. You can bring your own chairs and picnic baskets. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED.
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Main Community Park – 300 Locust St. Windsor, CO
Shaw Classic Strongman Competition
The World’s Strongest Athletes come to the Budweiser Events Center August 19-20, 2023, for The Shaw Classic, a two-day competition of ultimate strength! Witness these incredible athletes Lift Cars, Pull Trucks, Deadlift Tires, and much more!
Location: The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Date/Time: Sunday, August 20, 2023 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Overland Expo Mountain West
Find Polaris Off-Road Vehicles at the Overland Expo Mountain West show in Loveland, Colorado.
Date: Friday, August 25, 2023 through Sunday, August 27, 2023
Click the link below for details
Location: The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Loveland Corn Roast Festival
127th Annual Corn Roast Festival Food Vendors Business booths Kids Zone Live Entertainment Corn sales Corn Hole Tournament.
Date/Time: Saturday August 26, 2023 – 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Fairgrounds Park – 700 S. Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO
FREE: Karaoke Night Presented by BBB Studio and Mishawaka “Live on the Lanes”
Date/Time: Thursday, August 3, 2023 – 5:00pm
Location: 2454 West Live Music Bowling and Arcade – 2454 8th Ave, Greeley, CO
Spirit Rum Tasting
Our spirit-tasting series continues in August, this time featuring rums from around the world! Kress bartenders Justin and Brenden, along with European Wine and Spirits distributor, Brett Thornton, will host a ’round the world rum tasting with bottles from small, underground, distilleries to be sipped in the intimate setting of our Speakeasy Bar below the Kress.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 5, 2023 – 3:00pm
Location: The Kress Cinema and Lounge – 817 8th Ave, Greeley, CO
Summer Craft Market @ Wiley Roots Brewing
We are officially into summer, and that means it’s patio season! Join us for this season’s Summer Craft Market on Sunday, August 20th @ 12-4pm. We will have a full patio of 18+ vendors.
Date/Time: Sunday, August 20, 2023 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Wiley Roots Brewing Company – 625 3rd St. D, Greeley, CO
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