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What to Enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the long weekend...

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer! Family and friends gather for high school graduation, the weather is (hopefully) getting warm enough for camping, and plans for summer vacation are made. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the long weekend.

Small Batch Beer & Wine Weekend @ Odell Brewing Co.

Saturday May 25th – Monday May 27th

9 Bands, 40 Beers, 12 Wines, 3 Days, No Cover!

Weekend long celebration with no cover. They’ll be pouring over 40 different Odell beers including barrel aged brews, sour beers, experimental IPAs, and their favorite small batch brews from the Sloan’s Lake and Five Points Brewhouses. The music lineup will be bigger than ever with 9 bands over 3 days. And yes, they’ll have food trucks all weekend long too. Please drink responsibly and plan for a safe ride home.

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Book Your Summer Whitewater Rafting Trip

Although the peaks are still covered in snow, the Poudre River will begin running fast about mid-June. Stop by our great local rafting companies and reserve your trip: Mountain Whitewater, A1 Wildwater, Rocky Mountain Adventures, A Wonderlust Adventure. Dates fill up quickly for the summer so don’t wait!

All Veterans Gala

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Plaza hosts its largest event of the year, bringing in thousands of people from all over Northern Colorado. This event is free to the public and last all Memorial Day Weekend. This event changes slightly every year, but in the past has seen flyovers from WWII bombers, historical U.S. flag displays, Vietnam and post-9/11 traveling walls, and Military vehicle and equipment displays. Other local northern Colorado veteran-serving organizations contribute to the day by setting up booths and offering services on the Plaza grounds. In addition to the displays a “Victory Garden” ceremony takes place yearly where soils from battlefields and places of remembrance from around the world are brought here and placed in the garden by a veteran.

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Annual Art Market in Estes Park

Take a drive through the mountains to Estes Park for the annual Art Market in downtown Estes. Located at Bond Park, more than 90 artisans will be there showcasing their talents May 25th – 27th. Take a stroll through town and then find a favorite spot to eat.

Go Camping

Do you want to kick off the summer camping season this Memorial Day weekend, but don’t know where to go? We discovered a great website that will help you check out all the great campgrounds and wide open spaces before packing up your gear. Recreation.gov lists individual reservable sites across the entire U.S. so you can quickly narrow your search to areas around Fort Collins.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend in Northern Colorado. There’s plenty to do!