August 2018 Local Events Newsletter: Fort Collins & Northern Colorado
Summer is winding down, but the roster of fun events in Fort Collins certainly isn’t! Come join your neighbors for one of the following happenings this month, and make the most of the last few days of summer!
For the foodies
8/18/18 9am to 5pm at Civic Center Park *NEW LOCATION*
The Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins are excited to present the eighth annual Fort Collins Peach Festival on August 18th, 2018. Come try some new peachy treats and beverages!
8/30/18 at 6pm at The Gardens at Spring Creek
Excite your taste buds with the freshness of a garden harvest and learn some new cooking techniques. Plus, making a meal in the Outdoor Kitchen is sure to be fun!
Weekly Food Truck Rallies
City Park Food Truck Rally: Tuesdays 5-dusk
Fossil Creek Park Food Truck Rally: Thursdays 5:30pm – 9pm
Bath Garden Center & Nursery Food Truck Rally: Saturdays 11am – 2pm
Weekly Farmers’ Markets
Drake Road Farmers’ Market. Saturdays 10am-1pm at 802 W. Drake Rd. Fort Collins
Larimer County Farmers’ Market. Saturdays 8am-noon at 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins
For art, music and theater lovers
Bohemian Nights at New West Fest!
8/10/18 -8/12/18 at Old Town Fort Collins
It’s almost here – the music event of the summer! Get ready for 3 days of awesome, free music in Old Town Fort Collins. This year’s lineup features headliners Motet, Blondie, and the Decemberists — don’t miss it!
Recurring FREE summer concerts:
Noontime Notes: Tuesdays at noon at Oak Street Plaza
Lagoon Summer Concert Series: Wednesday evenings at the CSU Lagoon
Free Music: Wednesday evenings at Odell Brewing
Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live: Thursday evenings in Old Town Square
Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Thursday evenings at Front Range Village
Live Music: Thursday evenings at the Mainline Rooftop Patio
Fat Tire Friday Live: Friday evenings at New Belgium Brewing
Funkwerks Summer Concert Series: Friday evenings at Funkwerks Brewing
Downtown Sessions: First Friday of Each Month in Old Town Square
Foothills Mall Summer Concert Series: Sunday evenings at the Foothills Mall
For those who love that active Colorado lifestyle
Kayak Fishing on the Poudre! *FREE*
8/25/18 at 8am at 9552 Poudre Canyon Road
Come try fishing from a kayak! Prior kayaking experience is a plus and while event is free, all participants must have a valid Colorado fishing license. Space is limited, so sign up early!
8/26/18 at 6pm at City Park Pool
Bring your pup to join hundreds of other dogs at the Pooch Plunge! Tickets can be purchased in advance (starting 8/13) or the day of. It’s always a crazy fun time for our four legged friends!
Also, here are some fun races coming up for those avid runners among us:
Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and 5k – 8/3/18 at 6am in Estes Park
Mountain Avenue Mile 2018 – 8/9/18 at Mountain Ave in Fort Collins
Fort Collins Peach Festival 5k – 8/18/18 at 8am at Civic Center Park
For those seeking some family fun
Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering
8/3/18 – 8/5/18 at Downtown Fort Collins
Celebrating 10 years of bringing the culture and history of Ireland to Northern Colorado, the 2018 Irish Festival promises live music, local vendors, and Irish culinary delights. Come join the fun!
**FREE** 8/7/18, dusk at Old Town Square
Bring the family out to enjoy this free film in the square!
8/25/18 – 8/26/18 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center
Calling all superheroes, wizards, Trekkies, Sith Lords, steampunks, Whovians, cosplayers, & other fandoms! Bring the entire family for two days of fun, fandom & excitement, all ages welcome.
Wishing you and your families a wonderful rest of the summer,
– The Team at Owens Dental
P.S. Are you involved in an organization that’s planning something fun for September? Email us with the event details, and we’ll find a place for it in our next issue!
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