August 2018 Local Events Newsletter: Fort Collins & Northern Colorado

Summer is winding down, but the roster of fun events in Fort Collins certainly isn’t! Come join your neighbors for one of the following happenings this month, and make the most of the last few days of summer!


For the foodies

Fort Collins Peach Festival

8/18/18 9am to 5pm at Civic Center Park *NEW LOCATION*

The Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins are excited to present the eighth annual Fort Collins Peach Festival on August 18th, 2018. Come try some new peachy treats and beverages!


Garden to Fork Cooking Class

8/30/18 at 6pm at The Gardens at Spring Creek

Excite your taste buds with the freshness of a garden harvest and learn some new cooking techniques. Plus, making a meal in the Outdoor Kitchen is sure to be fun!


Weekly Food Truck Rallies

City Park Food Truck Rally: Tuesdays 5-dusk

Fossil Creek Park Food Truck Rally: Thursdays 5:30pm – 9pm

Bath Garden Center & Nursery Food Truck Rally: Saturdays 11am – 2pm


Weekly Farmers’ Markets

Drake Road Farmers’ Market. Saturdays 10am-1pm at 802 W. Drake Rd. Fort Collins

Larimer County Farmers’ Market. Saturdays 8am-noon at 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins


For art, music and theater lovers

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest!

8/10/18 -8/12/18 at Old Town Fort Collins

It’s almost here – the music event of the summer! Get ready for 3 days of awesome, free music in Old Town Fort Collins. This year’s lineup features headliners Motet, Blondie, and the Decemberists — don’t miss it!


Recurring FREE summer concerts:

Noontime Notes: Tuesdays at noon at Oak Street Plaza

Lagoon Summer Concert Series: Wednesday evenings at the CSU Lagoon

Free Music: Wednesday evenings at Odell Brewing

Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live: Thursday evenings in Old Town Square

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Thursday evenings at Front Range Village

Live Music: Thursday evenings at the Mainline Rooftop Patio

Fat Tire Friday Live: Friday evenings at New Belgium Brewing

Funkwerks Summer Concert Series: Friday evenings at Funkwerks Brewing

Downtown Sessions: First Friday of Each Month in Old Town Square

Foothills Mall Summer Concert Series: Sunday evenings at the Foothills Mall


For those who love that active Colorado lifestyle

Kayak Fishing on the Poudre! *FREE*

8/25/18 at 8am at 9552 Poudre Canyon Road

Come try fishing from a kayak! Prior kayaking experience is a plus and while event is free, all participants must have a valid Colorado fishing license. Space is limited, so sign up early!


The Annual Pooch Plunge!

8/26/18 at 6pm at City Park Pool

Bring your pup to join hundreds of other dogs at the Pooch Plunge! Tickets can be purchased in advance (starting 8/13) or the day of. It’s always a crazy fun time for our four legged friends!


Also, here are some fun races coming up for those avid runners among us:

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and 5k – 8/3/18 at 6am in Estes Park

Mountain Avenue Mile 2018 – 8/9/18 at Mountain Ave in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Peach Festival 5k  – 8/18/18 at 8am at Civic Center Park


For those seeking some family fun

Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering

8/3/18 – 8/5/18 at Downtown Fort Collins

Celebrating 10 years of bringing the culture and history of Ireland to Northern Colorado, the 2018 Irish Festival promises live music, local vendors, and Irish culinary delights. Come join the fun!


Movie in the Square: Coco

**FREE** 8/7/18, dusk at Old Town Square

Bring the family out to enjoy this free film in the square!


Fort Collins Comic Con

8/25/18 – 8/26/18 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center

Calling all superheroes, wizards, Trekkies, Sith Lords, steampunks, Whovians, cosplayers, & other fandoms! Bring the entire family for two days of fun, fandom & excitement, all ages welcome.


Wishing you and your families a wonderful rest of the summer,

– The Team at Owens Dental

P.S. Are you involved in an organization that’s planning something fun for September? Email us with the event details, and we’ll find a place for it in our next issue!

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