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NewWestFest Fort Collins

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest 2017

Bohemian Nights “NewWestFest” is returning to Fort Collins! If you’ve never been to this local Fort Collins music festival, you’re in for a treat. Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is a completely FREE, totally awesome, three-day music festival held each year in August.

The 2018 festival will take place Aug. 10, 11 and 12. The annual festival is co-produced by Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and Bohemian Nights and is one of the biggest and best festivals of the year. Entire blocks are dedicated to merchant booths, street performers, delicious food and lots of fun. The festival features 80+ Colorado bands on six stages of entertainment, including headliner performances on the main stage each night; more than 250 specialty, art and food booths; and a family-centered Kids’ Music Adventure and Kids’ World area. This is one music festival you won’t want to miss!

2018 NewWestFest Fort Collins


Friday, August 10th: 5pm to 10pm

Saturday, August 11th: 10am to 10pm

Sunday, August 12th: 10am to 7pm


Downtown Fort Collins


Free to the public

Event Details & Lineup

“Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is a free, high-quality music festival that showcases our historic downtown as a premiere destination, shares the power of live music and cultivates artistic culture in Northern Colorado. Over 80 Colorado bands are featured among dozens of food vendors, 150+ art and craft vendors and two different family friendly themed areas: Bohemian Nights Kid Music Adventure and the DBA’s Kid’s World, both located in the Southwest corner of Library Park. The production of this event is a collaboration between the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association & Bohemian Nights.”




For more information on the music lineup, CLICK HERE.

Parking, Transportation & ROAD CLOSURES

Civic Center Parking Structure: $1/hour, first hour free.

Old Town Parking Structure: $1/hour, first hour free – open access from Remington Street.

Oak/Remington Lot: free 2 hour parking – open access from Remington Street.

The MAX Rapid Transit bus line will be operating on Sunday.

Cruiser bikes: available at the front desk.



Street Closures

Thursday, Aug. 9 – Street closures (4:00 a.m.):

  • Mathews Street (Oak Street to Magnolia Street)
  • Olive Street (Remington Street to Peterson Street)
  • Peterson Street (Mountain Avenue to Oak Street)
  • Library Park “closed” starting at 5:00 am for festival preparations and stage build

Friday, Aug. 10 – Street closures (4:00 a.m.):

  • Chestnut Street (Mountain Avenue to Jefferson Street)
  • Walnut Street (Linden Street to Mountain Avenue)
  • Mountain Avenue (College Street to Mathews Street)
  • Remington St. (Mountain Avenue to just north of parking garage entrance)
  • Mathews Street (Mountain Avenue to Oak Street)
  • Oak Street (Remington Street to Peterson Street)
  • Festival/Concert Hours: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Security staff will patrol the festival grounds and monitor the area overnight between festival open hours of operation

Saturday, Aug. 11 – Street closures (4:00 a.m.):

  • Linden Street (Walnut Street to Jefferson Street)
  • Walnut Street (College Street to Linden Street)
    • Business Access to remain open; signage placed accordingly
    • Soft closure at College with a u-turn for traffic located near Curiosities
    • Closed to allow for bike rack load-in and staging of bike parking area
  • On-street parking spot closures: 4 parking spots reserved on the east side of Remington St., just south of the Remington & E. Oak St. intersection (artist parking/load-in)
  • Festival Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Concert Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Security staff will patrol the festival grounds and monitor the area overnight between festival open hours of operation

Sunday, Aug. 12  – No additional street closures

  • Festival Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Concert Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

New West Fest

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The Armstrong Hotel has a prime location in Downtown Fort Collins, providing guests easy walking/biking/skating/skipping (you name it!) access to NewWestFest. In addition to that, there’s a lot more to see and do in Fort Collins, and we’d love to help you maximize your stay. Call 970-484-3883 for more information about the area or to book a room.

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