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Events

Downtown summer events

June 6, 2012

Fort Collins has bragging rights when it comes to the kind of entertainment it hosts in its downtown district. This summer there is a Thursday night concert series in Old Town Square, brewer's festival, a series of gallery walks, and of course, the hugely popular NewWestFest.

Shel has performed for major media outlets such as NPR's eTown Live.  Their summer tour takes them to Nashville in early June, but they'll be back in Fort Collins on June 28 for their Bohemian Nights performance.Old Town: Where to be

It's summertime -- time for kicking back and enjoying the outdoors. Colorado State University students, faculty, staff, conferees, and visitors don't have to go far to find great outdoor entertainment.

There are a number of events taking place in downtown Fort Collins, located only a few minutes from campus.

Thursday Night live concerts

Starting Thursday night, May 31, bring your chairs and enjoy the Fort Collins' great local music at the Bohemian Nights Old Town Thursday Night Concert Series.  

There will be live music from 7-9 p.m. on Old Town Square. While you are in Historic Downtown Fort Collins, plan on dinner and ice cream to make your local music night complete.

Global Village Museum World Rhythms

On Saturday, June 2, from 1-10:30 p.m., come to Old Town Square and enjoy a day of world music and dance! 

Celtic, marimba, and salsa bands and the West African Drum and Dance ensemble are among those who will entertain you. Free admission - come shop, eat and dance all day long.

Nearly 20 galleries are included in the Fort Collins Gallery Walk, which happens on the first Friday of each month."The Rio Patio" (new) will be there with Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant margs & salsa.

First Friday Gallery Walks

First Friday Gallery Walks, held year-round the first Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m., are a summertime favorite. Old Town Fort Collins galleries remain open in the evening for this self-guided tour. Refreshments are served.

Many galleries offer changing exhibits so there is always something new to see each month, including fiber arts, visual arts, ceramics, metalsmithing, sculpture, glass art, and photography.

Signature summer events

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

Approximately 139 years ago Fort Collins was established along the banks of the Cache la Poudre River. This August (August 10-12), we'll celebrate this birthday with Northern Colorado’s largest festival, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, a three-day music program, free and open to the public.  

The 24th annual NewWestFest celebration will feature over 250 arts, crafts and food booths, Kids’ Area, a children's carnival, two beer gardens, and eight (8) stages of over 120 performances highlighting Northern Colorado and the Front Range’s wonderfully talented artists.


Contact: Fort Collins Downtown Business Association
Phone: (970) 484-6500