Fun Things To Do

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

Josh Blue ~ Loveland

Fun ThingsOctober 3, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Rialto Theater Center

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the Cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene capturing the laughter and admiration of millions as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.

Halloween Family Fun Festival ~ Loveland

October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Loveland Museum/Gallery
Dress up the family and head into town for some Halloween fun! The Loveland Museum/Gallery is celebrating the Annual Halloween Family Fun Festival, while downtown businesses celebrate the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Join us in Peters Park next to the Museum for this fun-filled community event with vendor booths, food, activities for kids, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest. Dress in your best Halloween Costume and register to win great prizes! Enter your costume by registering at the Costume Contest Booth on the day of the event. You MUST register your costume before 12:15 pm on the day of the event. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in several age categories from infant to teen and adult to family theme! Enjoy live entertainment before the contest.

Silent Movie: Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail ~ Loveland

October 31, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Rialto Theatre Center
Cost: Tickets $12
Take a trip back to the 1920s, when the Rialto was a silent movie theater, and experience Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail as it was intended to be seen, as a completely silent film accompanied by a motion picture orchestra. In this year’s silent Hitchcock thriller, a woman commits murder in self-defense, but finds herself amidst a cover-up that is worse than the crime itself!

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First Friday Gallery Walk ~ Fort Collins

Fun ThingsOctober 3, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Art galleries and museums flourish in Downtown Fort Collins! And on the first Friday of every month, many of them extend their hours of operation and fling wide their doors during the evening hours, so you have time to wander and let your heart grow fonder of the local, regional, national, and international art on display downtown. Experience paintings, sculptures, exhibits, photos, and more, with many of the gallery owners on hand to share their expertise (and sometimes, a snack!) with the crowds that stroll the city streets on self-guided gallery tours.

Colorado State University Homecoming & Family Weekend ~ Fort Collins

October 16-19, 2014
Location: Colorado State University
Join CSU and Fort Collins for a fun-filled weekend with the CSU community. Celebrating 100 years of Homecoming! GO RAMS!
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Festival on the Oval
Homecoming Parade
Friday Night Lights: Bonfire
Fireworks and Lighting of the A
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Homecoming 5k
Homecoming and Family Weekend Tailgate
CSU vs. Utah St. Football Game

Tiny Tot Halloween ~ Fort Collins

October 31, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Old Town Square

Come trick or treat through Downtown Fort Collins. Tiny Tot Halloween is a special event is designed just for tiny children and their parents. Meet in Old Town Square at 10:00am and receive special goody bags that you can use for trick or treating, then creep your way throughout downtown and see all of the friendly characters that line the streets giving away candy.

The business owners in Downtown love to see all of the best cute costumes and put a smile on each kids face as they say “Trick or Treat”. Map of trick or treat area are provided in the goody bags and in Old Town Square that morning. After the candy has been gotten, the “Monster Mash” party is hosted at the Sunset Event Center on Linden Street for all of the tiny tots. They are invited to attend this fun hot chocolate and cookie filled dance party!

Entire event is free to attend and is designed for children under 7 years old.

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Wynonna & The Big Noise ~ Greeley

Fun ThingsOctober 2, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Union Colony Civic Center

Watch Wynonna & The Big Noise Preview Clip on YouTube:!

Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat ~ Greeley

October 25-26, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Centennial Village

Wear your spookiest (or silliest) costume and head to Centennial Village for tricks and treats as you stop at each of our historic structures. Try your hand at Halloween carnival games and participate in the costume contest.

$1 children, $2 adults 18 and older.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Trick-Or-Treat Street ~ Greeley

October 31, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Downtown Greeley
Bring all your little goblins, ghouls, pirates and princesses to downtown Greeley Friday, October 31st from 4-6pm. Dozens of downtown businesses in and around the core downtown area will have treats for the little ones.

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Library Book Sale ~ Windsor

Fun ThingsOctober 11-26, 2014
Time: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturdays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sundays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Community Recreation Center
Visit the Library Book Sale *presented by the Windsor-Severance Library Foundation Board and pick up some great reading gifts.

For more information visit the Clearview Library District website.

Trick or Treating Downtown ~ Windsor

October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Windsor
Bring the kids to downtown Windsor to go Trick or Treating. Go from store to store and see what businesses we have in Windsor. Great time for the whole family!!

Community Halloween Party ~ Windsor

October 31, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Community Recreation Center
Fun games and safe treats for everyone! Don’t miss this annual event sponsored by the Windsor Police Department and the Windsor Optimist Club!

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ~ Johnstown

Fun ThingsSeptember 4 – November 2, 2014
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre

“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.

Annual Stitches in Time Quilt/Craft/Demonstration Show ~ Johnstown

October 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Roosevelt High School, 616 N. 2nd St.
RAFFLE QUILT contributed by the Sew Flakes quilting club. It is a Shoe Fly variation made of 1930′s reproduction fabric. Tickets are for sale for $2 each or 6 for $10.

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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Elk Fest ~ Estes Park

Fun ThingsOctober 4-5, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Bond Park
Elk Fest features bugling competitions, educational areas, seminars, live music, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American storytelling & music, a display of raptors, and guided elk-viewing tours. There will also be a variety of vendors offering memorable souvenirs of your time at Elk Fest. Food vendors will be on site as well offering plenty of choices! Stop into the “Wallowing Hole” beer garden on both Saturday and Sunday serving up drinks from 11am – 4pm. The popular bluegrass band, Giddy Up Kitty will be taking the stage on Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30pm. There is no admission fee to attend Elk Fest, but Elk-viewing bus tour tickets will be available to purchase. See event website for full schedule of events.

Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival ~ Estes Park

October 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Bond Park

The Estes Park Pumpkins and Pilsners Festival is a fun fall festival for everyone in the family! Entrance is free to this celebration of the autumn season which includes a kids activity corner, hay and pony rides, a jump house and live music and food vendors. Purchase a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and sip on locally brewed seasonal beer to help support the local non-profit organization, Families for Estes.

Pumpkins and Pilsners Schedule of Events:
12:00-6:00 Kids corner & games, beer garden, food vendors, t-shirt sales, hay rides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting
12:00-1 Live Music “Just Jill”
1-3 Live Music “Old Town Drifters”, Pony Rides
4-6 Live Music “Amplified Souls”

The Shining Ball at The Stanley Hotel ~ Estes Park

October 25, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Stanley Hotel

Celebrate the horror of the Halloween season at the famous Stanley Hotel Shining Ball! Enjoy a live DJ, costume contest and of course the shenanigans that this event is known for! All attendees must be 21 or older and costumes are required. Reservations are required and sell out quickly!

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