Fun Things To Do This Month!

It's happening in Northern Colorado! Visitors, residents and guests, here are a few fun things to do in September...
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Estes Park

Pastels on 5th ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsSeptember 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 pm

Pastels on 5th is a community-wide festival in which artists, businesses, and downtown Loveland come together to transform 5th Street into a spectacular sidewalk gallery. This is a free, family-friendly sidewalk chalk art event designed to highlight the thriving Loveland arts community.

The focal point of the festival is the artwork created right on the sidewalk by local and regional artists using brightly colored pastels. Each year, we have judges selecting their favorite works of art in our juried awards that include cash prizes for the winning artists. Additionally, community members get to participate by voting for their favorite works of art in our People’s Choice awards. Every year, we have professional, amateur, and student artists join us for this creative and fun day.

Pastels on 5th includes live music, food, an Artist Marketplace, and a children’s art area where kids can create their own sidewalk masterpieces!

The People's Market ~ Loveland
September 24, 2016
Location: Third and West Railroad

We are Loveland’s only Traditional Open Air Market featuring antiques, local artisans and farmers. Located in Historic Downtown Loveland, right in front of the old Feed and Grain. Open May-October, the 4th Saturday of every month.

Front Range Rally ~ Loveland
September 25, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: 4th & Railroad

This is the last of 4 appearances of Front Range Rally at Loveland Farmers Market at Fairgrounds Park. Enjoy great craft beer and delicious food while experiencing all the market has to offer. All proceeds benefit Food Bank for Larimer County.

This session features Big Beaver Brewing Co, Climb Hard Cider Co, The Road Grill, and The Waffle Lab. Free admission and fun for the whole family. Thank you for a great summer of support!

Tour de Fat ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsSeptember 3, 2016
Location: Civic Center Park

Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring humankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.

Join thousands of your friends for a costumed bike parade and nationally touring and locally loved musical acts, peppered with interactive fun like a 1,000 Person Dance Contest (to win a bike!) a Slow Ride competition (how slow can you go?), and the inspirational car-for-bike swapper series in which brave souls hand over their car keys and commit to commute by bike.

Rist Canyon Mountain Festival & Fine Art Auction ~ Fort Collins
September 4, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Mountain Festival is at mile marker 12 in Rist Canyon, right across the street from the Fire Station. Only 15 minutes west of Vern’s!

Each year during Labor Day Weekend, residents and friends of the department gather together to put on our Mountain Festival. Of the hundreds of people that visit, some come for the amazing food and the live entertainment. Some come for the live and silent fine art auction in the big top tent. Some come to shop the local arts and crafts on display in our vendor booths, to bid on various items in our Firehouse Silent Auction, or to get a great deal on some used books. Some come to see information about our fire department, to see the Larimer County Sheriff put on a K-9 demonstration, or to learn about the Wolf Sanctuary in our canyon. But everyone comes to have a great time!

- Thousands of books in their very own tent, used books for every interest
- Old-Fashioned Bake Sale with goodies and treats to satisfy any craving
- Local arts & crafts, jewelry, clothing, and gifts
- FREE Vintage car show, and all our fire trucks on display
- Firehouse Silent Auction, with a wide variety of amazing deals
- Pony rides, clowns, balloons, and a jump-tent, all FREE for the kids
- Great food and FREE ice cream
- FREE parking and FREE admission as always
- Live bands and entertainment on the main stage

FORToberfest ~ Fort Collins
September 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: Old Town

Celebrate Fort Collins' last outdoor music festival of 2016 in Old Town Square! FORToberfest is a Fort Collins-style Fall festival, featuring 10+ hours of live music on the Old Town Square Stage and specialty tastings of local, seasonal craft beers. Best of all, the festival is FREE, with no admission charge to enjoy a full day of live music and community celebration Downtown!

First Friday: A Night Of Art ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsSeptember 2, 2016
Location: Downtown

Join in the Block Party this Friday! 2 stages and multiple bands. Kick-off Labor Day weekend with this rockin' community event!

Potato Day ~ Greeley
September 10, 2016
Location: Centennial Village Museum

The Friends of the Greeley Museums presents Potato Day at Centennial Village Museum. The entire family will enjoy a full day of living history demonstrations, toe-tapping musical entertainment, tasty food, and plenty of children’s’ activities. Sink your teeth into a baked potato with your choice of delicious toppings. Old Time fun and historic activities celebrate the great and plentiful potato!

Additional activities include:
- Beer garden featuring harvest ales *for separate purchase
- Cowboy poet and musician
- Free children’s’ carnival with prizes *while they last
- Old fashioned children’s’ games
- Buffalo Soldier demonstrations
- Union Colony Civil War Camp
- Various historical group informational booths
- Blacksmith, print shop, chuck wagon and tortilla making demonstrations

Don’t forget that admission to Potato Day helps the Friends of the Greeley Museums and includes a mouth-watering baked potato! Admission is only $7/person ages 3+.

OktoBREWfest ~ Greeley
September 23-24, 2016
Location: Lincoln Park

Greeley’s OktoBREWfest 2016 will be September 23rd & 24th at historic Lincoln Park in Downtown Greeley at 8th Street & 9th Avenue. Join us at the kick-off on Friday evening from 5-10PM for some great beer, brats, games, and a free concert.

Then prepare for a full day of fun on Saturday from 11AM-9PM. Enjoy a whole day of music, a wide variety of regular and specialty brews, food from more than a dozen vendors, a crafts area, and a huge children's area with face painting, obstacle course, arcade games, inflatable slide, WOW Bubbles and more!

You can also compete in pie eating contests, stein lifting contests, life-size beer pong and more. Shop the craft area, peruse the delicious food selections and enjoy the music.

Windsor Harvest Festival ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsSeptember 3-5, 2016

95 Years of Windsor's Largest Event! The theme for this year is 'Windsor - Growing for the Future'. Balloon Launch | Mud Volleyball Tournament | All town BBQ | Festival Street Dance/Concert | Fireworks | Pancake Breakfast | Arts & Crafts, Commercial & Food Booths, Kid's Amusement Rides & Games | Horse Drawn Carriage Rides | Windsor Car “Cruise-In” | Lions Club Bingo | Lions Club Bingo | FREE Movie in the Park - Cinderella | Home & Garden Show | The Largest Parade in Northern Colorado!

Teen Poetry Slam ~ Windsor-Severance
September 16, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Windsor-Severance Library

Join us as the Library is transformed for our monthly Poetry Slam! Brought to you by WHS and Clearview Library District. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Registration is not required. This event is for ages 13+. Teens only please!

The Dixie Swim Club ~ Windsor-Severance
September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 7pm; October 9 @ 2pm

Come join us for a night of fun and laughter. This Jones Hope Wooten Comedy is Directed by Tim Bernhart and Co-Directed by Terri White.

The Wizard of Oz ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsJuly 21 - September 11, 2016
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. The world’s most beloved film musical come to brilliant life on the Candlelight stage with all of your favorite characters and songs.

Book by Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

2nd Annual James Teter Cruise for Cheer ~ Johnstown-Milliken
September 12, 2016
Location: Roosevelt High School

Cool Cars, Shopping, Music, Fun and a really good cause!

RHS Cheer set out to start a car show and received a lot of help & support from the Teter family! The night before our car show they lost their son but still found a way to attend our car show! To honor them and their support we have renamed our car show the James Teter Memorial Car, Truck and Motorcycle show. We would like to share a little bit about their amazing blessing James Teter. James was born April 2, 1988. He was born missing half of his right hemisphere, missing his right eye, a seizure disorder. He had numerous surgeries for hydrocephalus, crainiosynostosis, and a gastronomy tube placed. He was not to live to be a year old. We were blessed with 27 years. James loved Mickey Mouse and Scooby Doo, he also loved cars. He loved when his dad would chirp the tires. His smile showed it all.

Evita ~ Johnstown-Milliken
September 22 - November 13, 2016

Heralded for its rich score and explosive plot, this legendary Tony® Award-winning musical tells the story of Argentina’s passionate political figure Eva Perón, whose love for her country’s working class was surpassed only by her ambition. Known for its anthem, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” Evita will stun and delight in this epic but intimate version of the musical that ensures you’ll hear every note and feel every heartbeat.

Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsSeptember 3-5, 2016
Time: Sat. & Sun. 9am - 5pm, Mon. 9am - 3pm.
Location: Downtown

Over a hundred artisans offer one-of-a-kind handcrafted items for you to purchase or just to enjoy viewing. Make your purchases immediately or ask your favorite artists for their contact information and shop later. Downtown Estes just west of the Town Hall and Library on Elkhorn Ave on Labor Day Weekend, September 3-5. Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 5 pm; Monday, 9am to 3 pm.

Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival ~ Estes Park
September 8-11, 2016
Location: US Highway 36 & Community Drive

Enjoy bagpipes & drums, Highland & Irish Dancing, Folk music and Celtic rock, jousting competitions, athletic and other competitions at the largest Scottish Festival in the West!

Autumn Gold - A Festival of Bands, Brats 'n Beer ~ Estes Park
September 24-25, 2016
Location: Bond Park

Aspens turn to a golden hue. The sounds of elk bugles reverberate throughout the air. It's a perfect season for one of Estes Park's late-autumn traditions when a series of bands herald Autumn Gold - a Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer!

Entrance is free to dance, listen to music and enjoy the festival. The Estes Park Sunrise Rotary will be offering mustard-smothered bratwursts, cold brews, soft drinks and more as talented local musicians and award-winning Colorado band play. Browse the vendor booths who will be offering corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts.

Bring the kids! Free family activities include face painting, soap bubbles, corn bag toss, a bounce house and a classic car show.

The highlight of the Autumn Gold Festival is the popular raffle with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000. Additional prizes include a $2,500 runner-up prize and various other cash awards. Raffle tickets are $25 each.

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