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!
October 2023 LOCAL EVENTS
Fall Jam Benefitting the Matthew’s House w/ A Brother’s Fountain & Blue Dogs
The Mish Initiative & LoCo Think Tank Present: Fall Jam Benefitting The Matthew’s House w/ A Brother’s Fountain & Blues Dogs “Live on the Lanes” at 830 North Sunday, October 1st, 2023.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 1, 2023 – 2:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Chippers Lanes -830 N. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Cabaret Kids! – Playcrafter Kids
Is your youngster an aspiring singer/dancer/comedian/theater star? This semester-long class will give your burgeoning performer the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perform a variety of acts in our winter showcase—Cabaret Kids Live! (on Dec. 9th)
We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 4:15 until 5:45 every week and the day preceding the performance (excluding weeks of Halloween and Thanksgiving). – Class dates: Aug. 29; Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14, 21; Dec. 5
Dress rehearsal: Dec. 8 Performance: Dec. 9 @ 3:00pm – 13 total classes plus dress rehearsal and performance $325
Date/Time: Tuesday October 3, 2023 – Click the link below for additional details and times
Will Hoge & William Elliott Whitmore
Bandwagon & Mishawaka Present: Will Hoge & William Elliott Whitmore “Live on the Lanes” at 830 North Doors at 7:30 PM and Show at 8:00 PM Genre: Americana / Folk Single General Admission.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Doors at 7:30 PM and Show at 8:00 PM
Location: Chippers Lanes – 830 N. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
The Sponges & MNTRA with ill.banks
Mishawaka Presents: The Sponges & MNTRA w/ ill.banks “Live on the Lanes” at 830 North Doors at 7:30 PM and Show at 8:00 PM Genre: Electronic / House Single General Admission.
Date/Time: Friday October 6, 2023 – Doors at 7:30 PM and Show at 8:00 PM
Location: Chippers Lanes- 830 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Halloween Make & Take / Family Craft
No reservations needed! Come by anytime during the event for a fun family craft! This month is all about Halloween and boy do we have some spooky signs for you!
Date/Time: Friday, October 6, 2023 – 5:00pm
Location: Board and Brush Creative Studio- 244 N. College Ave. Unit 115, Fort Collins, CO
Jenny Shawhan @ New Belgium Brewing Company
Americana artist Jenny Shawhan has opened for Hazel Miller, Big Head Todd, Pat McGee and Nashville’s Craig Campbell. Her debut album produced by John Macy (Los Lobos, The Infamous Stringdusters.
Date/Time: Friday October 6, 2023 – 5:00pm
Location: New Belgium Brewing Company – 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO
Dance, music, Tae-kwon-do performances, and games to celebrate Korean culture. This event is produced by an outside organization and is unaffiliated with the Downtown Development Authority.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 2023 – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Fort Collins – 19 Old Town Square #230, Fort Collins, CO
Hari Kondabolu – Comedy Show
Hari Kondabolu makes his debut in Fort Collins, CO at The Comedy Fort over 4 shows from Oct 12-14!
Date/Time: Thursday October 12, 2023 through Saturday October 14, 2003 – Multiple Show Times – Click the link below for details
Location: The Comedy Fort, 167 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Nursery’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree
Giant Pumpkins – Kids Activities – Food Trucks – Join us for Fort Collins Nursery’s 15th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, October 14th. We are an officially sanctioned contest site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth which brings a whole new level of competition and some truly staggering entries! Growers will compete for cash prizes and awards in multiple prize categories. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, CO
Storm Mountain Motors Cars & Coffee
Welcome to the first official Storm Mountain Motors Cars & Coffee in Loveland CO! Every second Saturday of the month from April-October, 8-11am. The event is FREE to attend just gotta respect the spot! We are excited to announce this and we hope you are to! see you all there! 4270 Byrd Dr, Loveland CO
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 2023 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Storm Mountain Motors, Inc. – 5270 Byrd Dr., Fort Collins, CO
Autumn – A Benefit Concert
You are cordially invited to a free concert and singalong for all ages to benefit the Fort Collins Symphony, presented by Dr. Ed Siegel and Friends.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 15, 2023 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Julian’s Historic Landmark Building, 137 South College Avenue, Fort Collins
Fort Collins LOVE Scavenger Hunt for Couples Date Night!
CITY LOVE SCAVENGER HUNT Date For Couples (Self-Guided) Enjoy your city scavenger hunt with fun digital activities along the way! About this Event CITY LOVE SCAVENGER HUNT FOR COUPLES – DATE.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 15, 2023 – 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, CO
Spirituality For Children
This month we are exploring the Earth and it’s elements… Fire, Water, Soil and Air!
We approach spirituality from the viewpoint that everything is sacred, including the self… the very lives that we hold. Our earth is sacred. All life is sacred. Our faith traditions are sacred and are not something to join. They are something to experience.
Therefore, our children are invited to experience a sacred journey through exploring the elements.
We meet at 10am at Unity of Fort Collins under the guidance of experienced teachers. All are welcome here and all are safe here regardless of the faith tradition of the family.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 15, 2023 – 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Unity of Fort Collins Colorado – 1401 W. Vine., Fort Collins, CO
Spellbound: A Halloween Concert
Join us (if you dare) for this magical and spooktacular evening of live classical and popular Halloween favorites. From “Ghostbusters” and the “Monster Mash” to the haunting strains of “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Danse Macabre,” this concert promises a ghoulishly good night of music. Costumes are encouraged– just remember to leave any weapons at home!
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Lincoln Center- 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, CO
Pickin’ Pear at Avogadro’s Number
Tia Martini and Leon Elam create an original modern sound on two traditional instruments. Together the Pickin’ Pear take the banjo and ukulele down the road of folk, rock, and bluegrass.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 2023 5:00pm
Location: Avogadro’s Number- 605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO
Pumpkins on Parade Halloween Celebration
Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 6–9 p.m. Nightly Pumpkins on Parade is the premier Halloween event in Fort Collins and northern Colorado.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 2023 through Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Gardens on Spring Creek – 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins, CO
No School! Family Day Event: Moon Guardian
All ages fun for the whole fam! Ready for your pARTy? Arrive 15-20 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! No art experience is necessary… Really!
Date/Time: Friday, October 20, 2023 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Painting With a Twist – 1112 Oakridge Dr. #107, Fort Collins, CO
2023 Halloween Eye Ball
A spooky good time! Eat, Drink, Dance and Play! Join us at the Lyric for food and merriment. Dance to your favorite party music while cult-classic films play in the background on the big screen.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: The Lyric- 1209 N. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Candy Crawl at Fort Collins Marketplace
The Candy Crawl at Fort Collins Marketplace is back! Join us for safe trick-or-treating and other activities for the whole family! Face Painting Balloon Twisting Caricature Artists Kids Spooky.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Fort Collins Marketplace – 3601 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Farmers Market
Season: Summer Market Hours: May 7 – November 12, 2023
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Ace Hardware of Fort Collins- 1001 Harmony Rd. B, Fort Collins, CO
Foothills – Acoustic Music Series
Wednesday, October 25 meta Foothills – Acoustic Music Series Featuring some of the best local artist, these sessions are the perfect spot for some mid-week studying, socializing, or relaxing.
Date: Wednesday, October 25 , 2023 – 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Foothills Mall – 215 E. Foothills Pkwy., Fort Collins, CO
The Waido Experience
Date/Time: Wednesday October 25, 2023 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Odell Brewing Company – 800 E. Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO
At this non-spooky Halloween event take a stroll through the barn and down Trick or Treat Street while knocking on doors to collect candy. Enjoy a hayride with the family as you enjoy the fall.
Date/Time: Friday, October 27, 2023 through Sunday, October 29,2023 – Click the link below for details
Location: The Farm at Lee Martinez Park – 600 N. Sherwood St., Fort Collins, CO
Buy Dracula in Fort Collins tickets for the 10/28/2023 performance at Fort Collins Colorado Lincoln Center. You want to catch the show. Vivid Seats makes it easy.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 2:00pm – 8:00pm – Multiple showtimes and dates – check website for details
Location: The Lincoln Center- 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Official Halloween Bar Crawl
One of the most exciting and unique Halloween events is back, and you know who’s throwing it. Have you ever wondered what a Haunted Bar Crawl would be like? Look no further because this is perfect.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Brothers Bar & Grill – 147 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
FoCo Boo Crawl 2023
Register here for the 3rd Annual FoCo Boo Crawl and Costume Contest!!!
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 6:00pm
Location: The Exchange – 200 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Tiny Tot Halloween
We are preparing for the cutest little trick-or-treaters to descend on Downtown Fort Collins! Visit Downtown for a day of fright-free fun on Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, thanks to the generosity of our participating Downtown businesses! Get your little ones dressed up in Halloween costumes, bring your own snack sack, and come Downtown to trick-or-treat. Don’t forget to thank participating businesses for the sweets!
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 – 10:00am – 1:00pm – Click the link below for the list of participating businesses
Location: Downtown Fort Collins – 19 Old Town Square, #230., Fort Collins, CO
Fall Harvest Festival
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Join us for games, storytelling, pumpkin patch, produce sales, farm tours and more!
Date: Saturday October 7, 2023 – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: 2500 E. 1st Street, Loveland, CO
Applewood Arts Festival – Fall Festival
Loveland, Colorado – Annual fall arts and crafts festival. Fine art, photography, jewelry, clothing, vintage & re-purposed home decor, craft foods & more.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 2023 and Sunday, October 8, 2023– Click the link below for times
Location: The Ranch Events Complex – 5280 Arena Cir., Loveland, CO
Hey Gouls and Goblins, let’s get together for a hauntingly good evening with a fun and spooktacular wall or door hangers to paint.
Location: Sky Bear Brewery and Pub – 272 E. 5th St., Loveland, CO
Date/Time: Sunday, October 8, 2023 – 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Music & Movement
Dance, sing, and make music! This interactive program will be mostly movement, with an occasional book. Recommended for ages 2-5, but all are welcome. Once monthly on the second Monday.
Date/Time: Monday, October 9, 2023 – 10:00am – 10:30am
Location: Loveland Public Library – 300 N. Adams Ave, Loveland, CO
The Ballad of Baby Doe
One of the most treasured American operas, The Ballad of Baby Doe is based on the lives of actual historical figures from Colorado: Horace Tabor and his wife, Elizabeth (“Baby”) Doe Tabor.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 15, 2023 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Rialto Theater Center – 228 E. 4th St., Loveland, CO
Friends of the Library Annual Fall Book Sale
The annual Fall used book sale from the Friends of the Loveland Public Library is nearly here! From Friday, 10/20 through Sunday, 10/22, stop by the McKee Building at The Ranch.
Date/Time: Friday, October 20, 2023 – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth and Community Building, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Northern Colorado Home Show
Join us for the Home Show!! Meet face-to-face with Local and National Vendors ready to serve YOU! Get your next Home Project started. See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living and more. From Ceiling to Flooring, Indoors and outdoors, find a business you can trust.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 2023 through Saturday, October 21, 2023 – Click the link below for times
Location: The Ranch Events Complex – 5280 Arena Circle., Loveland, CO
Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt
Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt is happening on Saturday October 21 2023 at 01 00PM MDT at Windshire Park Dartford Drive Windsor CO
Location: Windshire Park, 1520 Dartford Dr., Windsor, CO
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 1:00pm
FILM: Hocus Pocus
Buy Hocus Pocus – Film in Loveland tickets for the 10/28/2023 performance at Rialto Theater Center.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 26, 2023 – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Rialto Theater Center – 228 E. 4th St., Loveland, CO
The 11th annual Halloween Hullabaloo at Centerra is Saturday, October 28. This spooktacular festival will feature a variety of hands-on & interactive activities.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 12:oopm – 4:00pm
Location: Centerra Marketplace- 5704 McWhinney Blvd., Loveland, CO
Trick or Treat Street
Join us for the annual Trick or Treat Street in Downtown Loveland! Participating businesses will be handing out candy to kiddos dressed up in their Halloween costumes.
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Loveland Aleworks – 118 W. 4th St., Loveland, CO
Haunted Trick-or-Treating Party
Halloween is my favorite time of year and I have always loved decorating my house & handing out candy on Halloween night! Our new property doesn’t work for traditional trick or treating on Halloween night so, for our second year now, we are opening our space to the public for Halloween weekend! From 2-8pm on Sat & Sun, Oct. 28th & 29th, we invite you & your kiddos to come out and take a walk through our haunted event center,** do some trick-or-treating, play some games and enjoy a Halloween atmosphere! Admission is free but we will happily & gratefully accept donations to help us keep doing this every year!
Date: Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2023 – 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 5916 N. Garfield Ave, Loveland, CO
The Halloween Carnival returns! Join us at the Windsor History Museum at Boardwalk Park for trick-or-treating, face painting, and more!
Location: Boardwalk Community Park, 100 N. 5th St., Windsor, CO
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Halloween Come in Costume – Mehaffey Dog Park
Bring or wear your Halloween costumes pups. I’ll bring the ones I have!! Fall is on its way in to Colorado. Gets darker and cooler earlier each day. Our winter hours will be Sunday at 12:30pm. Come join us!! Mehaffey dog park is located at the central-south end with parking available in the lot off of 22nd St. There is a fence division within the dog park area which provides a separate area for our small dogs. The small/shy dog area is to the east/right of the main entry gate. Closest parking entrance: 3285 W 22nd St, Loveland, CO
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023 – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Mehaffey Park – 3285 W. 22nd St., Loveland, CO
Greeley Multicultural Festival
Come and experience culture with all five of your senses at our 6th annual Greeley Multicultural Festival! ADMISSION IS FREE. This year at #GMF2023, there will be various exciting performances from multicultural groups. Each vendor will have a cultural activity at their booth for you to become connected with the community and learn about those around you. We will also have cultural food for sale at the Festival! #GreeleyForAll
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: University Center – 2101 10th Ave., Greeley, CO
Kick-off your Halloween celebrations at Centennial Village Museum. Trick-or-treat through our historical buildings, enjoy historic crafts and festive games, and listen to some spooky storytelling.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Centennial Village Museum – 1475 A St., Greeley, CO
Trick or Treat Street in Downtown Greeley – Spooktacular Fun for the Whole Family!
Trick or Treat Street in Downtown Greeley – Spooktacular Fun for the Whole Family! Get ready for a bewitching evening of Halloween delights at Trick or Treat Street in Downtown Greeley!
Date/Time: Friday, October 27, 2023 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Greeley – 802 9th St #100., Greeley, CO
Halloween Kid’s Party @ The Playground
Join us for our annual Halloween Kids Party. It will be a fun night full of Wizards and Witches. We will dance to spooky music. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Best Costume.
Date/Time: Friday, October 27, 2023 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: The Playground – 1930 Greeley Mall., Greeley, CO
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Check out the featured business of the month ~
“Discover a Taste of Love and Quality at Little, Your Cozy Corner on Mountain Avenue and Shields Street!”
Little is a cozy restaurant at the corner of Mountain Avenue and Shields Street. It’s owned by friends Brent Jackson and Dan Smalheiser, who both love food. People often gather on the patio, enjoying wine and love-filled moments.
The menu at Little is all about good quality food. They have a tasty starter called “Tartine” with peaches, burrata, saba, and bread. They also have a yummy pasta dish called “Chitarra” with grilled tomatoes, basil, and chevre cheese.
Little makes sure their meat comes from faraway places like Massachusetts, California, and Maine to keep it fresh. Sometimes, they get pork and eggs from a local farm called Jodar Farms, and some veggies are from Native Hill Farm.
Little’s food costs a bit more than other places, but it’s worth it. They make their noodles fresh every morning, and you can taste the quality.
But it’s not just about the food. The people who work at Little are amazing. They’re friendly and know a lot about the menu, making your visit special. Little has become a part of the Fort Collins community and is loved by many.
Email Little at firstname.lastname@example.org