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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.


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!


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.


Realities Ride and Rally

For the past 18 years, the Realities Ride & Rally has been one of the premier biking events in Northern Colorado, featuring the World’s Largest Poker Run. It’s all for a great cause, to raise support for Realities for Children. Check out the full schedule of events for Saturday May 25.


All Veterans Gala

The Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado is hosting an All Veterans Gala Saturday May 25 from 5:30pm-11:00pm at the Fort Collins Marriott Hotel on Horsetooth. Veterans and community members are all invited. The evening includes dinner, a keynote address by Lieutenant General William Welser III, USAF, special presentation to veterans and great music. Purchase your tickets online.


Annual Art Market – 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 25-27. Take a stroll through town and then find a favorite spot to eat.


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