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Hanging out in the Fort during July

Updated July 9, 2009

The city of Fort Collins is filled with fun and exciting events and activities all summer long. We've compiled a list of events happening in the month of July to help you narrow your choices. Happy picking!

Harry Potter
Saturday, July 11, 1-3 p.m.
Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 East Willow

Need something to do while you are waiting for the new Harry Potter movie to come out? Join us for a bit of Hogwart Magic. Get sorted into a house, go to a Potions, Herbology and a Care of Magical Creatures class. Don’t forget to wear your wizard’s robes. This event is for ages 7-10 and costs $15 per participant.

Old Town Sunday Sounds!
July 12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Old Town Square

Enjoy Sunday afternoons at this vibrant concert series in Old Town Square Plaza every Sunday. The concert series begins July 5 and continues through Aug. 30. These free concerts showcase a wide variety of local performers who are sure to add enjoyment to your summer activities.

Concert schedule for July:

  • July 12 - Finders and Youngberg (Bluegrass), Solo artist: Russ Hopkins
  • July 19 - Redline Rockets (Rockabilly), Solo artist: Alison Hamling
  • July 26 - The Switch (Rocks), Solo artist: TBA
Downtown Days featuring Sidewalk Sales
July 9-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Downtown Fort Collins

Enjoy the great summer weather by meandering through downtown to check out the awesome sidewalk sales. Merchants such as The Cupboard, Pendleton, Clothes Pony and other downtown favorites will be displaying their merchandise on the sidewalks of their stores as well as inside. The streets will be alive with many talented performers. The eclectic variety of performers this year includes belly dancing, clowns and much more!

A Fort Collins Jazz Experience
July 9-11, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Downtown Fort Collins

Do you love Jazz?

Music, history, and the whole experience is ready for you to enjoy! A Fort Collins Jazz Experience is committed to bringing the highest quality jazz music and its history to Fort Collins. Multiple stages of free continuous jazz jams from local and regional musicians, films about jazz, jazz art, educational sessions for students, renown jazz historians as well as a fabulous national headliner.

The French Nest Open Air Market
July 11, 9 a.m.-3p.m.
Civic Center Park

The allure of Paris in the springtime has been immortalized in film and song, but who can afford a trip to France? This spring a little bit of Paris comes to Northern Colorado with the opening of The French Nest, Fort Collins' first open-air vintage, antique, and artisan market. The market will also feature live music and some food vendors. The open air market will continue every second Saturday between July and October (July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, and Oct. 10).

For more details and events, visit:

Contact: Anh Ha
Phone: (970) 491-4161