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 May...

Fun Things Loveland
Fort Collins
Estes Park
Tour de Pants! ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsMay 2, 2015

Memorial & Historic Bike Tour @ East 2nd Street Pocket Park
Memorial and Plaque Dedication: 8:00am-8:45am
Historic Bike Tour: 8:45am-10:00am

Join us for the second annual Tour de Pants! This year's event honors fallen officer Marshal Frank Peak, shot in the line of duty by unknown assailants 100 years ago. Peak remains the only Loveland police officer to be killed while performing his job. He will be honored at the site where he was shot on East 2nd Street with a memorial and plaque dedication. From there, Historians Jeff and Cindy Feneis will lead a bike tour telling a story of Loveland's history in 1915.

The People's Market @ Foote Lagoon
Tour de Pants Festival and Games: 10:00am-12:00pm
Frozen Pants Contest: 10:30am
The People's Market 10:00am-5:00pm

A historic preservation festival where attendees can enjoy food, games, more Loveland history, preservation workshops, and more. The festival will be a joint event with The People's Market, a gathering of many different artisans such as herbalists, jewelry makers, food artists, textile artisans, and more. You will have the opportunity to see live art, street performers, and amazing handmade goods. Attendees can also see a Marshal Frank Peak display and an antique law-enforcement uniform (including pants, of course) from the 1900s in the Library as well as a Frank Peak exhibit in the Loveland Museum.

Kids to the Park Day ~ Loveland
May 16, 2015

Join National Park Trust, Buddy Bison and kids across America for a fun day of outdoor play.
- Loveland City Council to issue a proclamation designating the 16th as an official "Kids to Parks Day" for Loveland.
- FREE train rides for children under age 16 at North Lake Park, 12-4:00 p.m.
- Spray park areas at Fairgrounds Park and Loveland Sports Park are officially opening for the season!

Ice Cream Social ~ Loveland
May 20, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Lone Tree School

May is Historic Preservation Month, so pay a visit to this historic Lone Tree Schoolhouse! Lone Tree is an original one-room schoolhouse that was used in the Loveland area in the 1800s. The schoolhouse sits in North Lake Park and is used for summer history camps and outreach history lessons. Join us for an open house and enjoy some ice cream! There will also be tours, crafts, games and horse-drawn carriage rides. Registration for 2015 summer sessions will also be available.

This fun and unique event will also be recognizing and celebrating the Johnson Family for their generous contributions to the Lone Tree legacy. The late Lola Johnson was a co-founder of the Lone Tree Summer School program for the museum, and funds in her honor have been donated by the family to the Lola Johnson Field Trip Fund. The goal of this fund is to provide a History Day field trip for every 2nd grade student in Thompson School District in May of each year.

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Cinco de Mayo Festival ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsMay 2-3, 2015
Start Time: Saturday, May 2 @ 11:00am
End Tim: Sunday, May 3 @ 7:00pm
Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center & Heritage Park

Join Us For Food | Family | Fun | Kidzone Area | Live Bands | Vendorís | Zumba Mariachiís | Aztec, Ballet Folklorico & Hip Hop Dancerís | Artís & Craftís Inflatable Bounce House | Inflatable Obstacle Course | Paintball Target Gallery | Home Depot Kidís Workshop and MORE!

The celebration of this annual fiesta provides an excellent means of education and sharing of cultural diversity among our communities. Events planned for 2015 are geared for all ages and people of all ethnic backgrounds. We hope you can join us for 2 days of fun filled events for the entire community!

"Moms....And Pops" ~ Fort Collins
May 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Park
Price: $8 Available at the door or at or call (970) 221-6730

Springtime Selections by the Forthills Pops Band that will delight Mom and the entire family.

Old Town Car Show ~ Fort Collins
May 30, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Old Town Fort Collins

Hundreds of great hot rods, vintage cars and classic trucks will be on display in Downtown Fort Collins. This event is free for spectators and open to all ages. Come downtown and enjoy the atmosphere of historic Old Town while viewing hundreds of cars. Attendees and professional judges will vote on their favorite entries as they stroll through the rows of custom finished cars. The show will present 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place awards for the Best in Show, Peopleís Choice and Ladie's Choice at 2:00pm in front of Nelsenís Auto Tech Center. The variety of cars and trucks will include custom cars, street rods, fat fender street rods, muscle cars, classic motorcycles, classic cars and classic trucks and will line Mountain Ave and Walnut Street.

The car show is free and open to the public from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Cars/trucks registering for the car show may sign-in from 8:00-10:00am.

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May Play Music Festival ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsMay 1-2, 2015
Time: Fri, May 1, 5pm Ė Sat, May 2, 12am
Location: 9th Street Plaza & The Moxi Theater in Downtown Greeley

Wiley Roots Brewing Company presents the first annual May Play Music Festival! Featuring Live performances by: Silver & Gold, The Epilogues, Hypnotic Vibes, Ivory Circle, Leash of Foxes, Racing On The Sun, Post Paradise, Disguise The Silence, Duchovny, The Squid Kids, Bach Hotel, This Silent City, and Primary People.

ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL AGES. There will be 2 Stages on 9th St Plaza in Downtown Greeley from 5-10pm and a 3rd at the Moxi Theater.

The Jordan World Circus ~ Greeley
May 15-16, 2015
Location: Island Grove

With three rings of affordable family fun, "The Jordan World Circus" will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. *** Acts are subject to change ***

Friday Fest: Buckner Funkenjazz ~ Greeley
May 29, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 9th Street Plaza, Downtown Greeley

Come party on the 9th Street Plaza for Friday Fest and Buckner Funkenjazz! Enjoy live music on the 9th Street Plaza with free admission and Go-Cup in effect from 5-9 p.m.

Buckner Funkenjazz delivers Real Old School Funk with the Authenticity and Intensity that keeps the crowd going for hours - nonstop. BFJ is a true original-recipe Old School Funk Band. BFJ earned its Funk pedigree by mixing funk grooves into the stankiest, funkiest, grooviest stage- pounding party show in Colorado.

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Bus Stop @ Windsor Community Playhouse ~ Windsor
Fun ThingsMay 1-2, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Windsor Community Playhouse

Bus Stop is a drama, with romantic and comedic elements. It is set in a diner in rural Kansas, about 25 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri during a snowstorm from which bus passengers must take shelter.

Community Bicycle Rodeo ~ Windsor
May 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Windsor Middle School

Sponsored by the Windsor Police Department and the Windsor Optimist Club. This event will include safety talks, helmet checks, bicycle registrations and a bike course! PLUS 50 FREE helmets for kids! Contact the Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400 with questions.

Happy Luckyís Herbal Teas ~ Windsor
May 26, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM Ė 7:30 PM
Location: Windsor-Severance Library

We will explore the flavor profiles as well as nutritional and reputed health benefits of several herbal teas and blends with a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Nutritionist, and Herbalist, Chris Perez, HC. Samples will be provided. Registration is required!

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Singin' in the Rain ~ Johnstown
Fun ThingsApril 30 - July 12, 2015
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre

Based on one of the most-loved and celebrated movies of all time, Singiní in the Rain is the story of the first Hollywood movie musical, a time when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies and some of its stars behind. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singiní in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

History Night ~ Johnstown
May 12, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Johnstown Senior Center

Topic: End of WWII and the German Leaders. Speaker: Robert (R.D.) Campbell.

Super Hero Month/Fantasy Characters ~ Johnstown
May 18-19, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Glen A Jones MD Memorial Library

The Glenn A Jones MD Memorial will be celebrating Super Heroes all month long! Today we'll be reading about Super Heroes that "save the day"! Join us for the fun!

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27th Annual Estes Park Duck Race & Festival ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsMay 2, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Entertainment starts at 11am; the Duck Drop is at 1 pm at Nicky's Restaurant

Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven...And then, with a drop from a giant bucket, thousands of little yellow rubber ducks are ceremoniously dropped into Fall River at Nicky's Resort where they begin their journey to Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. The ducks are scooped out of the water one-by-one by waiting volunteers. It's all part of the benefit Estes Park Duck Race. Hundreds of visitors have learned how simple the Duck Race is. You "adopt" little rubber duckies and select one of nearly 70 different Estes Valley charities to benefit from your adoptions. These charities will receive 95% of the money collected from adoptions. The more ducks adopted for a particular charity, the more money that individual charity receives.

But that's not all! Due to the amazing generosity of major sponsors and local area merchants, there are prizes galore for hundreds of entries. If your little ducky is one of the lucky winners as it crosses the finish line, you might win a prize. It's a fun family outing with lots of music and entertainment as well.

Race festivities get underway at Nicky's Resort at 11 a.m. on race day. Ducks go into the water at 1 p.m. and activities continue in Riverside Plaza until the last duck swims past the finish line.

As a bonus for the Duck Race Festival weekend, merchants in downtown Estes Park set up tables outside their businesses for the annual spring sidewalk sale.

Weekend Art Market ~ Estes Park
May 23-25, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Bond Park

More than 90 local, regional and national artisans assemble to kick off the summer season and to showcase their art in Bond Park in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Local, regional and national artisans will offer fine arts and crafts for sale.

Windows to the West - Fine Art Show ~ Estes Park
May 29-31, 2015

Public Show: Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 10am - 4pm
Location: Estes Park Events Complex @ 1125 Rooftop Way
Admission: $5 per person

Windows to the West is an art show and exhibit that is a fundraiser for The Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation, May 29 - May 31, 2015.

Friday May 29: Artist and Buyers Reception
Saturday May 30: Public Art Show 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday May 31: Public Art Show 10 am - 4:00 pm

Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation is a Colorado nonprofit organization committed to supporting educational initiatives that help to preserve and/or promote Western Heritage in the Estes Valley.

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