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 August...
Fun ThingsLoveland
Fort Collins
Greeley
Windsor
Johnstown
Estes Park



40s on 4th Street Block Party ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsAugust 1, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: downtownloveland.org/events-in-downtown-loveland/event-i/12-40s-on-4th-street

Celebrate the World War II era at 40s on 4th Street block party in Loveland, CO! Saturday August 1 from 3 - 11:00 P.M., enjoy WWII tanks and memorabilia, a showing of the film "Kelly's Heroes," and a dance featuring the Hot Tomatoes Dance Band from 7:30 -10:30P.M.! The Forty Thieves and other reenactment groups will be there with displays keeping the history of our WWII Veterans alive.

Fine Art & Wine Festival + Sculpture in the Park ~ Loveland
August 7-9, 2015
Time: Starting 10:00 AM
Location: North Park at Owen's Field
Website: www.vermillionpromotions.com/festivals/1st-LAWI.php
Website: www.sculptureinthepark.org

The Loveland Fine Art & Wine Invitational features three days of world-class art, wine, music and food.

The Annual Loveland Art weekend attracts thousands of visitors, patrons and collectors to this picturesque Rocky Mountain community. Featuring renowned artists from across the country displaying thousands of original works in a wide variety of medium and subject matter, including sculptures, paintings, blown glass, mixed media, custom ironwork, home furnishings and more. Over 170 juried artists are expected to participate in the 2015 Fine Art Show.

Friday August 7, from 10am until 5pm, Patron's Party 4pm-8pm Saturday August 8, from 10am until 5pm Sunday August 9, from 10am until 4pm

Children 14 and under are free.

32nd Annual Sculpture in the Park
August 8 - 9th
Set on the grounds of the Benson Sculpture Garden, each year the participating artists are selected by a jury comprised of experienced sculptors representing different styles and mediums. Traditionally, about one fourth of the selected artists are new to Sculpture in the Park. The inclusion of new artists, coupled with a show policy that requires returning artists to display newly produced work, ensures that Sculpture in the Park has a refreshingly new and diversified look each year.

Old Fashioned Corn Roast ~ Loveland
August 21-22, 2015
Location: Downtown Loveland
Website: www.loveland.org/TheCornRoastFestival

This fun event includes the parade, corn shucking competition, corn eating contest and all the roasted and boiled corn anyone could eat! In addition, people of all ages can enjoy a variety of entertainment, great vendors and more. General attendance and all concerts are free and open to the public.

Caffeine Crawl ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsAugust 7, 2015
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website: downtownfortcollins.com/events/caffeine-crawl

Join the caffeinated adventure as we tour the best of Fort Collins coffee, tea and chocolate on Choice City's second annual Caffeine Crawl! Multiple time and transportation options let you soak up FoCo's cafe scene by bike, foot or car. Engaging presentations and samples at each stop keep the caffeine flowing, and you won't want to miss the biggest buzz of this summer - tickets at www.caffeinecrawl.com/!

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS at NewWestFest! ~ Fort Collins
August 14-16, 2015
Location: Old Town
Website: downtownfortcollins.com/events/bohemian-nights-at-newwestfest

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic downtown Fort Collins. The 2015 festival will take place Aug. 14, 15 and 16. In addition to a large Colorado lineup, three renowned headliners anchor main stage performances each night. The annual festival is produced in collaboration with the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and Bohemian Nights Foundation as a part of the NewWestFest celebration. This free community music festival features a variety of genres and includes a family-centered Kids’ Music Adventure.

Peach Festival ~ Fort Collins
August 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Website: www.fortcollinspeachfestival.com

The Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins are excited to present the fifth annual Fort Collins Peach Festival August 22nd, 2015 at CSU's Hughes Stadium!

This event will offer: Peaches from Palisade!, 5K Run/Walk, Children's Activities, Great Entertainment, Peach Pies, Live Music, Delicious Food & Beverages, Business Booths, and PEACH themed events all day long!

Weld County Fair ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsJuly 29 - August 3, 2015
Location: Island Grove
Website: www.weldcountyfair.com

The Weld County Fair is an annual free event held the last week in July. Our fair is open to the public and boasts a variety of displays and contests. The fair gives the youth and adults of Weld County an opportunity to exhibit their skills in a wide variety of areas including agriculture, livestock, natural resources, engineering, consumer and family, fine arts, horticulture and family living.

The Fair is planned and presented by a volunteer board appointed by the Weld County Commissioners, along with the Weld County Fair Coordinator and Fair Secretary. Colorado State University Extension Agents serve as educational advisors to the fair.

Neighborhood Nights! ~ Greeley
August 7 & 14, 2015
Website: http://greeleygov.com/activities/festivals/neighborhood-nights

Neighborhood Nights - Paddington Bear (PG)
Friday, August 7
Location: Sanborn Park, 2031 28th Avenue Court
Merry Makers will be in the park painting faces and twisting balloons from 7:00 – 8:00pm!

Neighborhood Nights - Big (PG)
Friday, August 14
Location: Bittersweet Park, 3501 16th Street
Kids big and small can chase, swoop, run, and dance after soaring bubbles blasting from a bubble tower in the park from 6:00 - 8:00pm!


Friday Fest-Block Party ~ Greeley
August 28, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 9th Street Plaza
Website: greeleydowntown.com/signature-events/friday-fest

Fridays on the 9th St Plaza, downtown Greeley Come party on the 9th Street Plaza for Friday Fest for Block Party night! Friday Fest is a little extra special as dozens of bands will be playing on multiple stages in Downtown Greeley...all with free admission. (And yes, Go-Cup will be in effect from 5-9 p.m.)

National Night Out ~ Windsor
Fun ThingsAugust 4, 2015
Website: windsorgov.com

This year's National Night Out is Tuesday, August 4, 2015. This national program encourages citizens to have a block party, meet neighbors and help fight crime in their area. Similar to a neighborhood watch program, a block captain organizes his/her neighborhood and has an ice cream social, BBQ, corn roast or any type of event they want to plan for that evening. Events usually run between the hours of 4:30pm to 8:30pm.

Representatives from the Town of Windsor, The Windsor Police Department and Windsor - Severance Fire District will visit each location and meet the residents of the neighborhood to discuss concerns, answer questions and get acquainted in a non-formal setting. Cul de sacs may be blocked off for this event but not through streets. This is a great way to get to know your neighbors and become familiar with your neighborhood.

Windsor 125 Display ~ Windsor
Throughout August, 2015
Location: Art and Heritage Center
Website: www.windsor125.com/letscelebrate

A custom exhibit honoring Windsor's 125 year history at the Art and Heritage Center, 116 5th Street.

Summer Concert Series & Movies in the Park ~ Windsor
Throughout August, 2015
Location: Boardwalk Park
Website: windsorgov.com

Summer Concert Series: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Boardwalk Park
8/6 - M Squared (Jazz-Rock / Jam Band)

Movies in the Park
8/7 - Teen Bonfire + Earth to Echo (rated PG). Teen activities begin at 8:00pm. Movie begins at 8:30 pm.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ~ Johnstown
Fun ThingsJuly 23 - September 13, 2015
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre
Website: www.coloradocandlelight.com

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film and featuring a lively score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a family-friendly blockbuster that you will find “Truly Scrumptuous.”

Adopted for the stage by Jeremy Sams and Ray Roderick with music / lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B Sherman.

National Night Out ~ Johnstown
August 4, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Johnstown Police Department

Hotdogs, popcorn and popsicles will be served. Children will be allowed to view police cars, tour the station, use sidewalk chalk, and color. National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Johnstown Farmers Market ~ Johnstown
August 14 & 28, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Parish Street between Charlotte and W South 1st St.
Website: www.jmchamber.com/event-913170

Farmers, food artisans, bakers & candlestick makers are at your Johnstown Farmer’s Market "...your local market...".

Estes Valley Farmers Market ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsThursdays in August, 2015
Website: www.visitestespark.com

Open Thursday mornings during the summer, the Estes Valley Farmer’s Market offers fresh produce, breads, cheeses, smoothies, flowers and more.

Wine Festival ~ Estes Park
August 15-16, 2015

Location: Bond Park - Downtown Estes Park
Admission: $30 (21 and over) $50 for Weekend Pass
Website: www.visitestespark.com

A celebration of Colorado wine in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Enjoy tastings from over 20 Colorado wineries, fresh food, local Colorado vendors and live music. The first annual Estes Park Wine festival sets up for the weekend in beautiful Bond Park, where festival-goers can soak in the summer sun while enjoying sipping on a variety of locally created wines. From red to white and pink, the Estes Park Wine Festival offers the opportunity to taste and learn about each style of wine and the unique process of how wine is made in Colorado.

Handmade in Colorado Expo ~ Estes Park
August 28-30, 2015

Time: Open 11am – 7pm on Friday and Saturday; 11am -6pm on Sunday
Location: Estes Park Events Center
Website: www.visitestespark.com

The 7th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is a showcase of some of Colorado's Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, Food, and Goods. All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter.

Local artists will represent a wide range of media including metals, paper, fibers, food, found and fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado.

This event is designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items sold by exhibitors that will interact directly with their customers. There will be an exciting mix of free music from local bands and Live Performance Art throughout the weekend. Come support your local artists and craftspeople in their pursuit of creativity made by hand.

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