Fun Things To Do

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

31st Annual Sculpture in the Park ~ Loveland

Fun ThingsAugust 9-10, 2014
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Benson Sculpture Garden

Each year the proceeds generated from the annual Sculpture in the Park show go towards the purchase of sculpture for Benson Sculpture Garden as well as towards the funding of park improvements and landscaping. Currently, 139 pieces of sculpture grace the grounds of the park. This extraordinary collection of art is situated around a lagoon in the midst of trees, flowers, and natural habitat areas. With the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop, Benson Sculpture Garden has been described as “one of the most unique sculpture gardens in the nation.” It is open to the public throughout the year, and annually this “public treasure” draws tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.

Popsicle Palooza ~ Loveland

August 21, 2014
Location: Loveland Library

Teens receive a FREE popsicle after the first day of school! While supplies last. For Tweens and Teens grades 6-12.

High Country Conservatory of Dance ~ Loveland

August 22-23, 2014
Location: Rialto Theatre Center
Cost: $8 adult, $6 children (11 & under)
High Country Conservatory of Dance in Fort Collins, Colorado, presents a variety of talented dancers of all skill levels and ages. HCCD is a nationally recognized studio performing internationally as well as around the United States.

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Colorado Day ~ Fort Collins

Fun ThingsAugust 1, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
It’s the state of Colorado’s 138th birthday, and we’re celebrating in style! Discover all of Colorado’s unique state symbols that make it the best state in the U.S.A. Can you name Colorado’s state flower?

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest ~ Fort Collins

August 15-17, 2014
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest features a stellar entertainment lineup throughout the weekend with eight stages of entertainment. Six music stages, the Dance Showcase Stage and Kids’ World Stage making a total of eight stages of continuous entertainment to satisfy every audience. This community celebration will offer over 250 festival booths, an interactive and playful Kids’ World, a carnival, great Colorado beer, wine and margaritas and lots of mouth-watering food. All ages are welcome and all performances are free to the public. Festival hours are Friday 5:00-10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am until 7:00pm with music concerts until 10:00pm & Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm.
This year’s national headliners are Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and WAR! Not to mention the 70+ Colorado bands!

Rist Canyon Mountain Festival & Fine Art Auction ~ Fort Collins

August 31, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: .10 miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado under the “Big Top” in a Rist Canyon mountain meadow. (County Road 52E off of Highway 287)

Join the hundreds of people who attend this FUN EVENT each year in Bellvue, Colorado! Support The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department while having fun!
The “Don’t Miss” FEATURES this YEAR:

  • Books Galore! In their very own tent, used books for every interest!
  • Old-Fashioned Bake Sale, full of goodies and treats to satisfy every craving!
  • The EVER POPULAR “Mountain Craft Market” with local artisan’s beautiful creations-unique and lovely!
  • The Vintage Car Show & fire trucks to explore and admire!
  • Free Parking, FREE ADMISSION as always!
  • GREAT FOOD to enjoy on picnic tables, & FREE ICE-CREAM!
  • New EVENT: A DATE WITH A FIREFIGHTER! Tickets raffled off for your “Date With A Firefighter!”

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First Friday: A Night of Art ~ Greeley

Fun ThingsAugust 1, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Greeley
Downtown Greeley is a vibrant and thriving community filled with creative industries, unique small businesses and delicious dining options! First Fridays are a collaborative effort by many of these creative businesses to establish a vital arts experience within the community. For a complete list of gallery shows, visit

Friday Fest ~ Greeley

Throughout August 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 9th Street Plaza in Downtown Greeley

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.

August 8th: If you missed the Moses Jones Band or Funkiphino, this is another chance to get your funky groove on with Mr. J and the Smooth Expressions. “Mr J” is actually Moses Jones, so you know the funky dance groove will be goin’ on.
August 15th: Noble Energy sponsors a rock band this evening and will conduct a fundraiser with all proceeds going to “A Woman’s Place” … Greeley women’s shelter. Dance to the rock ‘n roll variety sounds of Shaving Peggy.
August 22nd: Golden Oldies, Beach, Motown, Country, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, and Contemporary, Soul School brings it all to the stage.
August 29th: Brothers of the Son is a six piece band that embodies the spirit and emotion of Southern Rock, Colorado Style. What is Southern Rock, Colorado Style? It’s a Western invention. It’s the mixing of classic Southern Rock attitude with the unbridled ethic of the Colorado music scene as viewed through the eyes of a bunch of Colorado boys (and girl!) that have played together for thirty years.

Agri”CULTURE” Fest & Feast ~ Greeley

August 23, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: 8th Street Plaza

An afternoon of delicious discovery, delight & community spirit. Friends, families & neighbors will share a late summer day full of food, vendors, live music, demonstration, education & grilling competition. Live music & spirits transition from the afternoon fest into the evening feast.

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Struttin’ in the Street ~ Windsor

Fun ThingsAugust 7, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park

Kory Brunson Band + Struttin’ in the Street! Grab your cowboy hat and boots and come join the Kory Brunson Band on 5th Street for some kickin’ country!

Lego Movie + Teen Bonfire ~ Windsor

August 8, 2014
Time: Activities begin at 8:00 PM, Movie begins at 8:30 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park (100 N. 5th Street)
Come enjoy a movie and bonfire in the park. Hang out with friends and roast some s’mores!

Windsor Harvest Festival ~ Windsor

August 30 – September 1, 2014
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!

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Peter Pan ~ Johnstown

Fun ThingsJune 19 – August 24, 2014
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre

The High-flying Broadway classic is a timeless masterpiece where magic and wonder abound. This spectacular production about ‘the boy who refused to grow up’ will transport you, like never before, into J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale of lost boys, pirate rogues and a mischievous Fairy! Highlighted with dazzling flying effects, your heart will take flight with such musical favorites as “I’m Flying,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” “Never-Never Land” and so many more. Wonderful adventures await you with one of the most treasured family classics of all time!

Beef ‘N Bean Day ~ Johnstown

August 9, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Location: Lola Park, Milliken, Colorado
This annual Town celebration hosted by the Town since the 1930s. Historically speaking, it was an event from the 1930s to World War II. The event stopped and began again in 1972 when a couple of people were roasting beef on one of Milliken’s corners. Since this time, the event has continued to grow substantially each year. Beef & Bean Day has many different booths from outside vendors and events for people to participate in. In addition, there is a pancake breakfast, small parade, kids games, live music, barbeque, and fireworks which encompass a full day of many events.

Johnstown-Milliken Farmer’s Market ~ Johnstown

June 7 – October 11, 2014
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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Taste of Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors ~ Estes Park

Fun ThingsAugust 2, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Performance Park
Longmont Theatre Co’s Taste of Shakespeare, in conjunction with Theater Company of Lafayette will put on a performance of “Comedy of Errors” A classic, broad comedy of lost twins and mistaken identity, “Comedy of Errors” is a fun and fast introduction to Shakespeare. Taste of Shakespeare delivers free performances to communities during the summer. Enjoy this performance at the beautiful outdoor venue, Performance Park in downtown Estes Park, CO!

Estes Park Heritage Festival ~ Estes Park

August 23-24, 2014
Time: Saturday August 23, 2014 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, August 24, 2014 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park

Take a step back in time and explore the history of Estes Park at the Heritage Festival. Your entire family can participate, learning about the hearty pioneers who settled the region. As quilters and woodcarvers demonstrate their crafts nearby, children don leather gloves and help assemble a log home. Well-muscled draft horses haul families around in an antique wagon from historic MacGregor Ranch. Experience another era when you travel in a vintage Stanley Steamer, invented by F.O. Stanley of Stanley Hotel fame. Plan to also visit the military encampment, browse the antique dolls and research your family history at the ancestry and lineage booth. Let loose at the Saturday night street dance from 7pm to 9pm. This celebration of history and heritage takes place at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park.

Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show ~ Estes Park

August 30 – September 1, 2014

Time: 9 am-5 pm Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-3 pm Monday
Location: Bond Park

More than 100 booths feature a variety of hand-crafted goods including paintings and drawings, jewelry, metal work, clothing and tapestry bags, gourmet pantry items, home decor, wood carvings, doll clothes and toys, pottery, glass and more. It is a weekend that promises a fun day of unique shopping in Bond Park and throughout the adjacent downtown area. Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors the event.

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