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Fort Collins is abuzz with countless epic events all summer long – including live music, incredible food and one-of-a-kind experiences. Here is our line up for some of the best summer events in Fort Collins!
3rd Friday of Every Month, 5-8pm
Fort Collins Foodie Walk™ is a monthly self-guided walking tour from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on the third Friday of each month and celebrates the culinary culture and thriving foodie scene in Downtown Fort Collins.
Join Downtown’s finest culinary shops each month for interactive showcases, seasonal flavors, and exciting taste experiences!
Saturdays, May 20th – October 28th, 2023 | 9AM – 1PM
Larimer County Courthouse Parking Lot
200 W. Oak Street
Whether you’re looking to sample some local produce, pick up groceries for the week, or just browse the local marketplace, the Larimer County Farmers Market is the place to be. This local market is located right downtown and features many talented local makers and artisans. Find yourself sampling local honey, enjoying handmade soaps, and biting into fresh produce all in one place.
Tuesdays, May 16th – September 19, 2023 | 5:30PM – Dusk
Sheldon Drive in City Park
Come support small businesses in this fun and delicious Tuesday evening event! Family and pet-friendly, there is plenty of amazing food & drink as well as live music and more. Grab one of our complimentary bikes and make the pedal over to City Park for an evening to remember.
Thursdays, June 1st – September 7th | 7-9PM
This year’s series has 15 weekly concerts and is designed to showcase a diverse lineup of music from Colorado and beyond. The community is invited to an incredible display of artist discovery with musical offerings of many genres and styles. These concerts offer emerging and established artists the opportunity to share live music and connect with our Northern Colorado community.
The series will be held on the outdoor stage in Fort Collins’ Old Town Square and will take place every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. These performances are free and open to the public.
Wednesdays, June 14 – July 26 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
With the best bands, a welcoming community and the beautiful setting of Colorado State University – the free Lagoon Summer Concert Series embodies everything worth celebrating in Northern Colorado! Grab your blankets and claim your spot for the return of Northern Colorado’s favorite summer tradition.
July 4, 2023
The 4th of July celebration in Fort Collins is quite the spectacle. There are a ton of events happening all over town, giving you a number of opportunities to celebrate the festivities on the day of and the rest of the weekend after. One of the main highlights of the day and one of the most popular Fort Collins traditions happens on Mountain Ave. with the 4th of July Parade! Sit in awe as you watch incredible floats, firetrucks and even tractors go down historic Mountain Ave. This is the perfect family-friendly activity in historic Old Town. The celebration concludes in the evening at City Park with live music and fireworks.
July 10th & 11th, 2023
Washington Park, 301 Maple Street
Music fans unite at this two-day event produced by Townsquare Media! This year’s lineup includes headliners All-American Rejects & Lil Jon. As always Taste of Fort Collins looks forward to providing a vast variety of entertainment: A kids zone? Check! Local bands? Check! Amazing headlining performances? CHECK! And exclusive experiences that money can’t buy!
July 20 – 23, 2023
Downtown Fort Collins
Summer Sales is back! Explore Downtown for special offers from many of our businesses for deals on the sidewalks and in stores! Support local and enjoy great deals at some of your favorite downtown businesses!
Saturdays: June 24th, July 15th, July 22nd, August 5th, September 23rd | 4PM – 8PM
2145 Center Ave
Get ready for a summer filled with live music in the most beautiful setting in Fort Collins! The Gardens on Spring Creek and The Lincoln Center are delighted to partner for another year of exciting performances in our breathtakingly gorgeous venue.
August 26, 2023
New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden St.
Tour de Fat is an annual Fort Collins summertime tradition that you definitely do not want to miss! Bikes, Beer, and Bemusement is the slogan of this annual costumed bike and beer parade and festival taking place August 26, 2023. This bike parade gone wild is an annual Fort Collins event that draws crowds from near and far. Dress up in your craziest costumes, hop on a bike, and participate in this downtown bike parade ending in a celebration of New Belgium craft beer, bicycles, and music in a purely fun-loving atmosphere. This event will put you in a fantasy world for the day and give you a good idea of what New Belgium Brewing is all about.
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