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Old Town Car Show ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsJune 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Downtown Fort Collins, CO – E. Mountain Ave, E. Walnut St., N. Mathews St. at Mountain Ave.
Website: downtownfortcollins.com
Hundreds of great hot rods, vintage cars and classic trucks will be on display in Downtown Fort Collins. This event is free for spectators and open to all ages. Come Downtown and enjoy the atmosphere of historic Old Town while viewing hundreds of cars. Custom cars, street rods, fat fender street rods, muscle cars, classic motorcycles, classic cars and classic trucks and will line the Downtown streets.

Taste of Fort Collins ~ Fort Collins
June 8-10, 2018
Location: Downtown at Maple & Howes
Website: tasteoffortcollins.com
The Taste of Fort Collins is a Northern Colorado Tradition – a community celebration with family-friendly activities that are perfect for Northern Coloradans’ active lifestyle. Taste of Fort Collins continues to benefit the Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins Foundation in its charitable activities in the community. This three-day festival offers attendees food from local and national restaurants, entertainment from regionally and internationally acclaimed musicians, and an eclectic display of fine artisans work as well as the region’s best crafters.

Colorado Brewers’ Festival ~ Fort Collins
June 22-24, 2018
Location: Washington Park
Website: downtownfortcollins.com

The 29th edition of the award-winning Colorado Brewers’ Festival returns to Downtown Fort Collins on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2018! The weekend festivities feature 150+ Colorado beers, 40+ Colorado breweries, food vendors, artisan exhibitors and 10+ hours of live music on the Choice Organics Stage in Washington Park!


Fishing Derby ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsJune 2, 2018
Location: North Lake Park Duck Pond
Website: cityofloveland.org

The next annual event will be held at the North Lake Park Duck Pond on Saturday, June 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fishing derby is for kids under age 15 and no fishing license is required! It is also FREE of charge. Everyone else is welcome to fish after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Loveland Police Fishing Derby features many fun, new events:
– Colorado Youth Outdoors will provide education and instruction on how to clean and cook fish. Then they will FRY your CATCH so you can eat it!
– The Loveland Fishing Club is on hand for event registration, tackle, competition measurements, free raffle, and instruction.
– Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers will be with us to provide education and leadership in Colorado law and fishing ethics. A new demonstration area will be available for everyone to practice and learn new skills before hitting the pond.
– The Loveland Kiwanis are at the event to provide family-priced food. All proceeds will be used in Kiwanis children’s programs in our community.
– Colorado Fraternal Order of Police Lodges 27 and 52 will provide FREE child identification cards. These are valuable cards to keep updated information on your child. Please register your child the day of the event before they begin fishing. Registration areas are located at the west parking lot Loveland High School and Shelter #2 on the west side of the duck pond. For more information, call 962-2229.

Night on the Town & Bicycle Bonanza ~ Loveland
June 8, 2018
Location: Downtown
Website: cityofloveland.org
The Night on the Town and Bicycle Bonanza, Free. 5-9pm. Ride your bike downtown with family and friends to enjoy a Night on the Town like never before. Experiences include bike and scooter demonstrations, street performers, and even an artistic bicycle exhibit at the Museum – all in a family friendly atmosphere. Additional bike parking will be available. For more information please visit the Loveland Partnership website

Art By Bike Guided Tour ~ Loveland
June 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Chilson Recreation/Senior Center
Website: cityofloveland.org

To experience Loveland like never before, bring your bike and helmet then join other people on bikes for a guided tour. Encounter Loveland’s world-class art collection and some of its artists or learn about the City’s compelling history and see some of its classic architecture.


Greeley Unexpected Kick-off @ Friday Fest ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsJune 1, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 9th Street Plaza
Website: greeleycalendar.com

The Greeley Unexpected Kick-Off is a super-charged Friday Fest/Go-Cup on the 9th Street Plaza. A free concert from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Pink Hawks. Pink Hawks is an Afrobeat / Chicano Hip-Hop orchestra, playing original and future-traditional music to dance to.

Go-Cup events allow adults to purchase an alcoholic beverage at any of the establishments in the Go-Cup district and carry it onto the plaza for the concert and other activities, as well as between the bars and restaurants. The Friday Fest/Go-Cup concert series runs every Friday from June through September.

Father’s Day @ Colorado Railroad Museum ~ Greeley
June 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Website: greeleycalendar.com
Today we are celebrating Father’s Day by offering all dads free general admission. Tour the historic railroad equipment on display in the Museum’s rail yard, explore the exhibits in the Museum Depot Building and take a peek inside the roundhouse to view the progress as Museum crews restore equipment. Guests will also have the option to purchase a ticket to ride behind a historic Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” Motor Car!

Admission: Fathers, Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8.
Ride Tickets: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket.

Greeley Stampede ~ Greeley
June 22-July 4, 2018
Location: Island Grove Park
Website: greeleystampede.com
The Greeley Stampede is Colorado’s premier western summer celebration; a Top-25 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo; and a recent inductee into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Furthermore, the backbone of the Greeley Stampede is the rodeo, but it is the concerts that have brought big-name entertainers and big crowds to Greeley.

The Stampede’s demolition derby is the largest in Colorado. This annual sell-out, offering non-stop crashes and crunches. It also features a full-size RV division that is the event grand finale and a definite crowd favorite.

The Greeley Stampede also includes children’s activities, a carnival, fireworks, and much more.

The Greeley Stampede 4th of July parade is a traditional event that brings families back year after year. The parade showcases over 130 entries and attracts tens of thousands of eager spectators. Floats, bands and equestrian entries from all over Colorado and many surrounding states come together to celebrate our Nation’s Independence and Colorado’s Western heritage. The parade runs north along historic 10th Avenue starting amidst the beautiful University of Northern Colorado campus at 19th Street and ending on 5th Street beyond historic Lincoln Park. The fun kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp on July 4th. The parade is led by this year’s Grand Marshals. We look forward to seeing you along the route.


First Friday Yappy Hour ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsJune 1, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Windsor Lake at Boardwalk Park
Website: weldcountyhumane.org
Sometimes a cold drink by the Lake with your furry friend is exactly what you need after a long week at work. Bring your best friend (dog and/or human) down to Windsor Lake at Boardwalk Park for First Friday Yappy Hours, presented in partnership with the Town of Windsor. We’ll have adult beverages from local breweries for our 21+ and older guests for sale, food, music and a special off leash area for pooches to socialize. Proceeds from Yappy Hour beverage sales benefit the Weld County Humane Society.

Summer Concert Series ~ Windsor-Severance
Thursdays in June, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park
Website: windsorgov.com
Enjoy a wide genre of music every Thursday night this summer, complete with a beer garden, cornhole league and an Artisan Market!
June 7: Legendary Hitchhikers (Tom Petty Tribute)
June 14 Cowboy Dave Band (Honky-tonk Country)
June 21 Rusty 44 (Bluegrass/American Roots)
June 28 The Modniks (Motown)

Artisan Market ~ Windsor-Severance
Thursdays in June, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park
Website: windsorgov.com

The Town of Windsor is excited to bring an opportunity for artisans, crafters, service offerings, and direct sales representatives to sell their products and services. This market is for artisan vendors only, and will occur during the Summer Concert Series. Products range from ceramics, jewelry, and paintings, to photography, woodworking, sculpture, paint, and illustrations. In addition, masseuses, chiropractors, and spas will also offer services. This market is not for consumable goods.


Man of LaMancha ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsApril 26 – June 17, 2018
Website: coloradocandlelight.com
One of the most heralded musicals of all time. Man of La Mancha is a glorious affirmation of the unyielding resilience of the human spirit that will leave you breathless. Man of La Mancha enters the mind and world of the “mad knight” Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. In a tale told by Cervantes himself in defense of his life’s work, Quixote is, against all odds, a man who sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. Featuring stirring classic songs including “The Impossible Dream,” Man of La Mancha is a multi-Tony Award®-winning theatrical masterpiece that blurs the line between dreams and reality.

BBQ Days ~ Johnstown-Milliken
June 2, 2018
Location: Parish Park
Website: johnstownbbqday.org
Annual BBQ Day celebration held the first weekend of June in Johnstown, Colorado! Pancake Breakfast, 5K, Football competition, Parade, Family Games, Food Booths, Craft Fair, Entertainment, BBQ in the Park, Theatre & Fireworks!

Tween Night: Cake Walk ~ Johnstown-Milliken
June 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Website: host2.evanced.info/weld/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
Join us for a fun musical game with sweet treats for prizes. This event is for youth going into third through fifth grade.


Jazz Fest & Art Walk ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsJune 2-3, 2018
Location: Performance Park Amphitheater
Price: Price: $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass, Children 12 & Under are Free *No Pre-sale, all tickets are sold at the door.
Website: visitestespark.com

What better way to open the summer season in Estes Park than with jazz playing amid the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater?

Wool Market & Fiber Festival ~ Estes Park
June 7-10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday
Location: Estes Park Events Complex
Website: visitestespark.com
Family events don’t get much better than this – hands-on activities; fuzzy, approachable animals; entertaining performances; and shopping for mom and dad. Those familiar with the wool and fiber industry know this event, held at the Estes Park Events Complex, is the place to be. Admission is free, but parking on-site will cost $5. Check out the Knitting & Spinning Corner, as well as concessions and food trucks available to fight your hunger!

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival ~ Estes Park
June 22-24, 2018
Location: Bond Park
Website: visitestespark.com
The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. The festival is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, located at the intersection of Elkhorn Avenue (US 34/36) and MacGregor Avenue.

Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids’ activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavians descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage.

Visit the beer garden on Friday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The festivities begin Saturday with the raising of the Maypole, followed by a Grand March entrance. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the national anthems. Dancing and live music continue all day with opportunities for the audience to participate in some dances.

Spend time browsing the large art & craft fair. Exhibitors will be selling traditional Scandinavian food, baked goods, decorations and hand-made crafts. The folk-art of decorative painting on wood called rosemaling in Norway, and dalamaling in Sweden, will be well- represented. Other exhibitors will have hand-crafted items such as pottery, fabric, woodworking, jewelry, painting, metal work, photography, glass and more. All the exhibitors will have some Scandinavian inspired or traditional work.

The craft demonstration tent will have a combination of workshops and demonstrations, including hardangar and Swedish huck embroidery, spinning, lace knitting, and children’s knitting lessons. At the Lefse Tent one can see demonstrations on how to prepare these famous thin Norwegian potato pancakes.

Admire the Scandinavian automotive industry at the classic Saab and Volvo auto show, where many different models will be on display throughout the weekend.

Norway will be well represented by a Viking encampment re-enactment by the Fjellborg Vikings of Colorado. There will be swordsmanship, a Viking ship replica, traditional crafts and daily life demonstrations at the historically correct encampment.

In addition, there will be a vintage car show for Volvos and Saabs, silent auction and a raffle for two round trip air fares from Denver to Scandinavia on Iceland Air!

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