Fun Things To Do

It’s all happening in Northern Colorado! Here are fun things to do in September…
Loveland | Fort Collins | Greeley | Windsor | Johnstown | Estes Park

Screen Gems with Lannie Garrett ~ Loveland

Fun ThingsSeptember 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Rialto Theater Center
Website: www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=20&recordid=60506

In her show, Screen Gems: Songs of the Movies, Lannie and her quintet pay homage to the stars and songs that lit up the movie screen. Musical and educational, Screen Gems is a nostalgic walk down memory lane and features songs from some of the most memorable movie scores of all time. Doors open at 6:30 pm for light hors’doeuvres, beer, and wine. Performance begins at 8 pm.

Meet the Artists Celebration ~ Loveland

September 12, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Loveland Museum/Gallery

Enjoy the work of artists featured in the 6th annual Loveland Art Studio Tour, a highly competitive juried art show representing a wide variety of media. Celebrate and support the beauty and vitality of the arts in Loveland. Then, visit the artists’ studios on pre-selected tour dates to see the works of each respective artist. Tour dates are October 11-12 and October 18-19, 2014.

Cocktails & Cinema ~ Loveland

September 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM, movie begins at 8:00 PM
Location: Rialto Theatre Center
Cost: Tickets $10 (cocktails sold separately)
Website: www.ci.loveland.co.us
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
Arr! September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Grab yer mateys and come to Port Rialto for an exciting evenin’ of mayhem and merriment. Enjoy a cash bar, salty snacks, and live performances from a string quartet prior to the start of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Dress the part of a dreaded pirate or shipwrecked scallywag, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free pair of tickets to an upcoming event. Must be 21 to purchase and consume alcohol.
RATED PG-13

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Old Town Car Show ~ Fort Collins

Fun ThingsSeptember 6, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Website: downtownfortcollins.com/events/old-town-car-show
Hundreds of great hot-rods, vintage cars and classic trucks will be on display in Downtown Fort Collins. The car show is open to the public from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Cars/trucks registering to be in the car show may register from 9:00-11:00am.

The variety of cars & trucks will include custom cars, street rods, fat fender street rods, muscle cars, classic motorcycles, classic cars and classic trucks. Live music will fill Old Town Square as people enjoy the show and dine on surrounding restaurant patios. This year’s Northern Colorado Blues Festival will host talented Colorado blues bands throughout the day – so you can get your music fix! Lineups coming this summer!

This event is free for spectators, open to all ages and to be shared by the community. Come enjoy live music, downtown shopping, fabulous restaurants and a beer garden in historic Old Town!

Historic Homes Tour ~ Fort Collins

September 13, 2014
Location: Old Town Fort Collins
Website: http://poudrelandmarks.org
This year’s tour is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Fort Collins. Three centuries of buildings will represent a variety of architectural styles from the 1800’s, 1900’s, and 2,000’s. The 9 properties on the tour range from Auntie Stone’s Cabin (the 1st permanent structure in Fort Collins) to Victorian beauties and mid-century modern homes. Tour guests may begin the tour at any of the tour locations, proceeding in any order they choose. Trained docents at each location will guide guests through the homes and offer insight into the architecture and history of the home, as well as specific details unique to each location. Tours of the 1879 Avery House and the 1882 Fort Collins Water Works are also included. Tour guests ride the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Trolley for free on tour day!

FORToberfest ~ Fort Collins

September 19-20, 2014
Time: Friday, September 19th 5:00pm-10:30pm Old Town Square Only; Saturday, September 20th 11:00am-10:30pm
Location: Downtown Fort Collins (Walnut St. and Old Town Square)
Website: downtownfortcollins.com/events/fortoberfest

Downtown Fort Collins’s newest event FORToberfest, Sept 19 & 20, has an impressive music lineup and brings this end of summer celebration for Fort Collins. The city’s music scene, rich history of beer brewing, and extremely active bicycle culture help give character to the Downtown area and to Fort Collins. FORToberfest will help bring the three elements of our Fort Collins popular culture together, bicycles, beers and bands.

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Friday Fest ~ Greeley

Fun ThingsThroughout September 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 9th Street Plaza in Downtown Greeley
Website: www.greeleydowntown.com

Join us for Friday Fest EVERY Friday evening from 5-10pm, May 2nd through September 19th! Take advantage of the Colorado’s first and only “Go-Cup” Entertainment Area – and enjoy many nights of great music and fun for the family on the 9th Street Plaza.

September 5th: Bandwagon Block Party night. Stay tuned to see what awesome bands Ely Corliss from the Moxi has up his sleeve for this one! Brought to you in part by BNI Networking.- Romia Pritchett.
September 12th: We’re going to raise the roof with Raising Cain, Colorado’s premier dance and variety band. Classy, dazzling, ultra-fun and supremely entertaining with choreography and dance moves too!
September 19th: My Favorite Bands Festival Kick-off. Three different bands covering three of their favorite bands to give you a taste of what’s in store for you the next day in Lincoln Park.

My Favorite Bands ~ Greeley

September 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park in Downtown Greeley
Website: www.greeleydowntown.com

A one-of-a-kind annual outdoor music festival, My Favorite Bands features Colorado’s best bands covering the greatest bands of all time. Never saw Devo while they were touring? Missed Jimi Hendrix or Johnny Cash while they were still alive? My Favorite Bands has you covered.

The festival’s focus is not any particular style of music, but rather paying tribute to the artists who inspire the musicians on stage. This musical melting pot approach makes room for all the entertaining flavors to satisfy a crowd all day long. To put it another way, MFB has something for everyone.

My Favorite Bands is an extremely cool, family-friendly event that has been blowing away audiences since 2009. Each year, hundreds of folks come out to the park to spend the afternoon with family and friends, listening to Colorado’s best performers honor their favorite musical legends.

Oktobrewfest 2014 ~ Greeley

September 26-27, 2014
Time: Friday, September 26th from 5-10pm; Saturday, September 27th from 11am-9pm
Location: Lincoln Park in historic Downtown Greeley
Website: www.greeleydowntown.com/signature-events/oktobrewfest

Greeley’s Oktobrewfest 2014 will be September 26TH-27TH at Lincoln Park in historic 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, a bubble tower, arcade games, inflatable slide, WOW Bubbles and more!

Saturday’s entertainment includes the Children’s Chorale, UNC Jazz Band, the Volkstanzgruppe German Dancers, Randy Eckhart and the Dutch Hop Makers, and more to be announced. You can also compete in Volleyball, 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.

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Windsor Harvest Festival ~ Windsor

Fun ThingsSeptember 1, 2014
Website: www.windsorharvestfest.com
Something for everyone at the 93rd annual Windsor Harvest Festival!

This year’s festival kicks off at 7:00 am, Saturday, August 30th with a Balloon Festival at Eastman Park (weather permitting), then feed your hunger with the Town Barbeque at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. 5th Street, beginning at 4:00 pm.
Enjoy the Street Dance following the BBQ. The night will wrap up with a great Fireworks display over Windsor Lake.

The activities will switch to Main Park on Sunday and Monday where there will be close to 200 Arts and Crafts and Commercial Booths as well as a great selection of Food Vendors. There will be great music and demonstrations coming from the Entertainment Stage in the park along with plenty of rides and games for the kids!

The parade on Monday, September 1 begins at 9:00 am and promises to be great as always!

Farmer’s Market ~ Windsor

September 6, 13 & 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 5th Street / Main Street
Website: windsorgov.gov
The Town of Windsor and CSU Extension Weld County are striving to bring Windsor a farmers market that is of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Operating much as farmers markets have for hundreds of years, the Windsor Farmers Market offers a unique shopping experience that takes place in a festive outdoor market where people from across the area hand pick produce and assorted food products from amongst the broadest offerings found anywhere.

Volgafest ~ Windsor

September 27, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.gov
Volgafest celebrates the traditions of Volga Germans who settled in Windsor in the early 20th century. Their journey from Russia’s Volga River region is a story of hardship, hard work, and opportunity. The traditions they brought with them carry on in this festive evening of Dutch Hop music and dance! Join us and share in Windsor’s cultural heritage!

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ~ Johnstown

Fun ThingsSeptember 4 – November 2, 2014
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre
Website: www.coloradocandlelight.com

“Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie, adapted by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay. Music is by Gene de Paul and lyrics are by Johnny Mercer. Milly is a young bride living in the 1850′s Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

Business After Hours ~ Johnstown

September 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 26 Rutherford Avenue
Website: jmchamber.com/event-1745854
Come to our September Business After Hours. We are celebrating businesses that help us succeed every day. Bring your cards, ideas and imagination for a fun night of great food, drink and friendship.

Johnstown-Milliken Farmer’s Market ~ Johnstown

June 7 – October 11, 2014
Website: www.jmchamber.com/event-913170
One Market two locations! Farmers, food artisans, bakers & candlestick makers!
The market begins on:
June 7th (Saturday) in Milliken @ Milliken Town Hall
August 15th (Friday) in Johnstown @ Parish Street between Charlotte & W South 1st St
and will run through October 10th & 11th.

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Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival ~ Estes Park

Fun ThingsSeptember 4-7, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Stanley Park
Tickets: Admission: $20 advanced tickets – $25 at the gate
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com
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.

Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Show ~ Estes Park

September 13-14, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sat, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sun
Location: Bond Park
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com

The work of about 100 artisans is on display during this juried art show that features jewelry, metal sculpture, paintings, wood sculpture, textile arts and more. Two musical groups will also be present.

Autumn Gold – A Festival of Bands, Brats ‘n Beer ~ Estes Park

September 20 – 21, 2014

Time: Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Bond Park
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com

Listen to some foot tapping music and relax with a cold brew and a mustard-smothered bratwurst at the 22nd Autumn Gold Festival.

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 bands 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 fire engine rides!

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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