August 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!

Fun days to celebrate in August

  • The second week of August is National Smile Week!
  • August 1st – National Mountain Climbing Day
  • August 4th –  National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • August 9th – Book Lover’s Day
  • August 16st – National Tell a Joke Day
  • August 31st – Tour de Fat Fort Collins! 

For art, music and theater lovers

International Keyboard Oyssiad & Festival

7/29/19 -8/3/19 at the CSU Griffin Concert Hall

This is a five-day summer piano competition and festival featuring over a dozen guest artists and pianists in daily mini-recitals and five nights of riveting concerts by internationally renowned pianists, including Van Cliburn winners.

Art Walk August 2019 Featuring Emma Mannino *FREE*

6-9pm on 8/2/19 in Old Town Fort Collins

This month’s art walk features sketches by Emma Mannino at Trimble Court Artisans, live music in Old Town Square and two exhibits at the Museum of Art: the Michael Madrid photography exhibit features and “Our Planet” art compilation.

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest! *FREE*

8/9/19 -8/11/19 in 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 Bonnie Raitt, Tank and the Bangas, and Andrew Bird – you won’t want to miss it!

For the foodies

Fort Collins Peach Festival

8/17/19 9am to 5pm at Civic Center Park

Ready to have a “peachy” time? Come by the Fort Collins Peach Festival! There are fun foods and beverages to try as well as activities for the entire family. Tickets are $5 or free for anyone under the age of 15.

Preserving the Summer: Canning

8/13/19 at 6pm at the Ginger and Baker Teaching Kitchen

Join us in the Teaching Kitchen as we learn the ins-and-outs of pickling and preserving. At this class, we’re canning: Spicy Dilly Beans and
Ginger Peach Jan while learning canning safety guidelines and tips.

For those who love that active Colorado lifestyle

Yoga on the Terrace *FREE*

Tuesdays at 5pm at the The Elizabeth Hotel

Join The Elizabeth Hotel each Tuesday at 5 p.m. for Yoga on the Terrace! CorePower Yoga will be leading a FREE 60-minute class on the terrace at The Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town (weather permitting). Space is limited and spots are first come, first serve.

FoCo Fondo Fest

8/3/19 at New Belgium Brewing

The FoCo Fondo is a daring gravel cycling adventure! Choose family-friendly 12- or 25-mile routes and make those end-of-summer memories together. Or challenge yourself with the rolling 50-mile route or the ultimate Bite the Bullet 100-mile gravel fondo!

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

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and 5k – 8/3/19 at 6am in Estes Park

Mountain Avenue Mile 2019 – 8/15/19 at Mountain Ave in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Peach Festival 5k – 8/17/19 at 8am at Civic Center Park

For those seeking some family fun

Winston Churchill History Comes Alive *FREE*

7pm on 8/9/19 at the Harmony Library

Come see Kevin Radaker, Professor of English at Anderson University, portray Sir Winston Churchill. Over the course of an hour, he will describe his tastes and hobbies, the trials and difficulties of World War II and the growing Soviet threat in Eastern Europe.

Fort Collins Comic Con

8/17/19 – 8/18/19 at 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!


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. We hope you enjoyed this month’s newsletter and we look forward to seeing you at some of these fun events!

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

The Team at Owens Dental


2 Comments on “Fort Collins Events Newsletter: August 2019

  1. Jamie Bailey

    We are holding our breath, wondering whether or not there will be a second annual fall festival. Any word? We had a lot of fun last year.

    1. admin

      Hey Jamie!! Thanks so much for the awesome feedback, we had a great time last year too! This year Fall came around so quickly we ran out of time to plan something, but next year it will be back!


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