October 2019 Local Events Newsletter

Welcome to the Owens Dental local events newsletter, where we sift through the best of the upcoming month’s events roster, so you don’t have to! Fort Collins is filling the month of October with lots of treats — and maybe one or two tricks. 🙂 Read on for some of our top picks this month, and enjoy the new fall season!


For art, music and theater lovers

First Friday Gallery Walk & Downtown Sessions Concert Series

October 4th, 6-9pm, Old Town


Check out the work of local artists and artisans, who will be showcasing their masterpieces at various local businesses.


Take Me to the River Live! Celebrating the Music of New Orleans

October 12th at 7:30pm at the Lincoln Center

Catch some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul and jazz, together on the same stage for one night of unforgettable music.


Fall Choral Showcase

October 17th at 7:30pm at CSU Griffin Concert Hall

Join the Chamber Choir, the Concert Choir and the University Chorus for the annual showcase featuring a wide variety of music to inspire and enliven the soul.


Food for Thought: Fort Collins Book Fest!

October 18th and 19th in Downtown Fort Collins

This year’s festival is a literary feast for the foodie in all of us! The FREE, two-day event features local and national authors, food visionaries, chefs, and culinary experts. Take part in author book talks, panel discussions, cooking demos, author readings, writing workshops, and much more! Visit www.FoCoBookFest.org for the festival schedule.


For those who love that active Colorado lifestyle


2019 CSU Homecoming 5k

10/5/19 at 7:30am at CSU Campus

Come participate in the 38th annual CSU homecoming 5k! Both runners and walkers of all ages are welcome and children are invited to take part in the free Kids’ Fun Run led by Cam the Ram!


Long View Marathon & Half Marathon

10/5/19 at 7:30am at City Park, Fort Collins

Showcasing a unique city-to-city trail connection, the Long View Marathon and Half Marathon runs from Fort Collins to Loveland.


Blue Sky Marathon

10/19/19, 7am at Blue Sky Trailhead at Horsetooth Mountain Park

This marathon takes place on the trails between Horsetooth Mountain Park and the Devil’s Backbone Open Space, taking runners on a north-south tour of the easternmost hogbacks of Northern Colorado’s mighty Front Range.


For those seeking some family fun

CSU Homecoming Weekend

October 2-6 throughout Fort Collins

Once you’re a Ram, you’re a Ram for life! Whether you’re a current CSU student, or an alumnus/a from many years ago, join the “Ram”ily for the family-friendly parade and football game this weekend.


307 Wyoming Appreciation Weekend and First Friday Art Walk

October 4th at Various Downtown Businesses

To celebrate our neighbors to the north, Downtown Fort Collins’ best restaurants, shops and retailers will be offering exclusive specials and discounts for visitors from Wyoming.

Family Fun & Fishing at Mishawaka

October 6th, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Mishawaka

Join Rocky Mountain Flycasters members, families and friends in celebrating completion of the 2019 conservation field-work season with a picnic and fishing Sunday October 6th at The Mishawaka amphitheater in Poudre Canyon.


Fall Festival & Corn Maze at Harvest Farm

Through 10/27 at Harvest Farm

A corn maze, a hay bale pyramid, pumpkins, and of course, food and fun for everyone! A great seasonal event recurring throughout the month of October, so try to make it out for this!




Just a friendly reminder: if you have dental insurance or HSA benefits remaining in the 2019 calendar year and would like to complete work before your benefits expire, please contact us as soon as possible! Insurance companies have been taking 4-6 weeks to get estimates back to us and our schedule is already filling up towards the end of the year. Feel free to reach out to our awesome insurance coordinator, Darcie, with any questions. She can be reached at insurance@owensdds.com or 970-377-2557.


Wishing you and your families a fun and cozy fall season,


The Team at Owens Dental


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