Things to Do in Fort Collins 4/16 – 4/22


Spring is in full swing and we have the perfect events for you to get out and into Fort Collins! Start your week with cheap drinks and tacos and finish it out with celebrating Earth Day in Fort Collins’ Civic Center Park. The weather is warming up so go and take advantage of everything this town has to offer!

Tuesday Booze Days at Craft Tacos and Tequila

Details
Date: April 17th
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Craft Tacos and Tequila
230 S. College Ave, Unit A, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Cost: $3 margaritas

Join Craft Tacos and Tequila every Tuesday for their happy hour. Your server can hook you up with $3 house margs, queso, guac, select tacos, and more! You just have to mention this discount to your server. Craft Tacos features chef-inspired eats and drinks and an edgy vibe. If you’re in the mood for affordable Mexican food, definitely check out Craft Tacos!

Fort Collins Foodie Walk

Details
Date: April 20th
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Location: 12 Featured Businesses in Old Town (see map below)
Cost: Free

Satisfy your munchies at the Fort Collins Foodie Walk! The walk features 12 of Fort Collins finest culinary cuisine who will stay open late so everyone has the opportunity to get their variety of grub. This is a self-guided tour, so you are able to customize your night in whatever way you want. This event is perfect for everyone wanting to celebrate their 4/20 with copious amounts of yummy food! The event is free, but the cost of food is not included. Check out the Participating businesses here!

Earth Day Fort Collins

Details
Date: April 21st
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Civic Center Park
Cost: Free! (Donate a food item)

Come join the celebration of Earth Day at Civic Center Park on April 21st! There will be live music, workshops, speakers, local food and even a beer garden. Honor our Earth by making efforts towards the conservation of our planet so the future generations can enjoy it as much as we have! This event is free but please bring a non-perishable food item for the Larimer County Food Bank.

Craft Sundays

Details
Date: April 22nd
Time: 2pm – 4:30pm
Location: Wolverine Letterpress and Publick House
316 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Cost: $30; reservation required

Craft Sundays are a biweekly event that features a new craft every time. This Craft Sunday will be teaching people how to needle felt a little gnome and mushroom. You can choose the colors of wool and add personal touches to your creations. Bring your family and friends to learn this new skill together!

Things to Do in Fort Collins 4/2 – 4/8


Sometimes we forget how big our small town actually is. There are events for everyone’s interests and we’ve compiled a list of them for you! Check out how you can get involved in the Fort Collins community this week.

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Details  
Date: April 4th
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: CSU Center for the Arts
Griffin Concert Hall, 1400 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO
Cost: $3 – $62 (dependent on seating)

Come out and see the opera, Die Zauberflöte by the infamous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on Wednesday, April 4th. This opera tells the tale of Prince Tamino’s quest to rescue Pamina, the daughter of the Queen and of the Night, from the high priest, Sarastro. This opera was a great success at its premiere in 1791 and has never left the repertoire of the world’s operatic stages. Find your tickets here!

 

Mini Milkshakes and Burgers Pairing

Details
Date: April 5th
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Stuft Burger Bar
210 South College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Cost: $20

Who wouldn’t want to chow down on some milkshakes and burgers?? Visit Stuft Burger Bar to try 3 of their most outrageous mini milkshakes, along with their 3 most popular mini burgers. The event is available for all ages, but for guests who are 21+, Stuft will also have samples of their famous glitter beer! Tickets are $20 to fill up on some yummy burgers and sweet shakes. Get your tickets here!

Wine Fest 2018

Details
Date: April 6th
Time:  VIP: 6pm – 10pm, GA: 7pm – 10pm
Location: Marriott Hotel
111 Chestnut St, Fort Collins, CO
Cost: VIP: $100, GA: $75

 

Drink wine and support Disabled Resource Services at the same time, what could be better? This event will feature more than 500 wines from International, American and Colorado wineries along with fine food and even local craft beer. During the Wine Fest, experts from each winery will teach about pairing wines with gourmet tapas from roughly two dozen restaurants to help enjoy all the senses of vino. There will also be a silent and live auction with gifts including a wall of wine rack and two people will have a chance to win $500 cash prizes! VIP ticket holders will be able to enter at 6pm and enjoy high-end pourings and a more intimate environment to indulge in conversation with the winery and brewery representatives. Buy Tickets here!

Millionaire Success Habits revealed in Fort Collins by Dean Graziosi

Details
Date: April 7th
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
2821 E. Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528
Cost: FREE but register

Learn what it takes to be a millionaire. The key is to focus on what you WANT. This is the basis of Dean’s mindset around being successful. At this event, Dean will give you insight into the strategies shared by the most successful people in the world. The best part is Dean and his team of experts are making this event specifically for Fort Collins locals. You can learn how to develop and apply skills for success specific for your hometown. All attendees will also receive a FREE copy of his book, Millionaire Success Habits, and lunch at this event.

Things to Do in Fort Collins 3/26 – 4/1


Sometimes we don’t realize what events are happening in our own backyard. Well, that’s what we’re here for! We’ve compiled a variety of events for the week that we think you should check out. Whether you like volunteering, comedy, dessert and beer, exercising, or spending time with family, we have events for you. Take a look!

Volunteer at Food Bank for Larimer County with Project Helping

Details
Date: March 26
Time: 9am – 11am
Location: Food bank for Larimer County: Fort Collins Food Share
1301 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins 80524
Cost: FREE but register here

Do good. Feel good. Help the Larimer County Food Bank with behind the scenes operations in the warehouse. This could include sorting food drives, bagging commodities, and repackaging food. Volunteering gives us a deep sense of happiness, reduced stress levels, and an increased sense of purpose so start your week positively by volunteering!

Comedy at the R Bar

Details
Date: March 27
Time: 9pm – 11pm
Location: R Bar and Lounge
107 E. Laurel St., Fort Collins 80524
Price: FREE


Justin Going is hosting some of Colorado’s best stand up comedians at the R Bar this week. The R Bar is a place for comfortable expression and individuality among the LGBTQ community. Allison Rose is the featured comedian for this event and she is joined by three other Colorado comedians. This inclusivity offers a place for these local comedians to make you laugh until your stomach hurts! 

Pie and Beer Pairing Dinner

Details
Date: March 29
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Ginger and Baker
359 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Cost: $120 (includes tax and gratuity – tickets required)

Coming up soon on Thursday, March 29th is a unique and cultured event held at Ginger and Baker in northern Fort Collins. Horse and Dragon Brewing Company and Ginger and Baker are hosting a Pie and Beer Pairing Event starting in the evening on Thursday. Why not stop in to this historical site and enjoy five courses of pie themed delights – starting with savory hand pies and tartines (slices of bread with savory toppings) and ending with a pie inspired spin on desserts. Enjoy a beer cocktail on arrival as well as beer specifically paired with each of the five courses and a final pour course of wine barrel-aged beer. Also, hear from ginger and Baker chefs and Horse and Dragon Head Brewer and Owner. Spots are going quick, so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

 

FCFF Triathlon

Details
Date: March 31
Time: 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Location: Orangetheory Fitness – Drake Road, Pure Barre, Meraki Yoga Studio
Cost: $35

Get your fitness on at the Fort Collins Fitness Festival Triathlon! Participants will go to and from local fitness studios and spend about 30 minutes at each location. This gives people an opportunity to try out new fitness activities around Fort Collins. Transportation will not be provided, but running, biking, or driving are all possible methods to get to the various studios. If you are a Fort Collins Fitness Festival ticket holder, the event is FREE for you! If not, you can purchase a separate triathlon ticket for $35! Get up, get active, and get going around Fort Collins! Click HERE for more details on this fantastic event!

 

Hippity Hop Grenade Brunch

Details
Date: April 1st
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: The Hop Grenade
347 E Foothills Parkway, Unit #120, Fort Collins, 80525
Cost: FREE

Stop on by on Sunday, April 1st to the Hop Grenade for a fantastic Easter Brunch in the heart of Fort Collins. They are opening early and serving breakfast burritos, breakfast pizzas, mimosas and beer mimosas – not to mention an Easter Egg Hunt to satisfy both the kids and the kids in all of us as well. For more information, feel free to call (970) 229-6090 for more information regarding this event. Enjoy your Sunday and take part in some awesome Easter festivities! For more information on this event click here

 

Things To Do in Fort Collins on St. Patrick’s Day


You’re in luck! We have your whole St. Patrick’s Day 2018 planned out for you. Start out your day with some exercise and a parade then bounce around town for a lot of food and drinks. So break out your best green clothes and check out all the awesome events going on in Fort Collins on March 17.

Sharin’ O The Green 5K and Fun Run

Start your St. Patrick’s Day off with some exercise! Register for the 5K race with friends, family, or solo. Your registration cost, day-of purchases, and fundraising goes directly to helping serve local youth through mentorship. At the race, you will receive a t-shirt and a pint of Odell beer to celebrate finishing. 

Details
Time: 8a-10a
Location: City Park
Cost: $10-$30

Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite green clothes!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Details
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
Location: Old Town Square
Cost: Free!

Lucky Joe’s hosts the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Fort Collins Old Town Square! Come decked out in all of your green and watch the Irish themed floats come down College Avenue. All ages are welcome and it is FREE to attend! Floats will be competing based on their representation of St. Patrick’s Day and will rightfully claim 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Come and stay for the fun and afterwards, head on over to the Old Town Irish Party!

Old Town Irish Party hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage

Details:
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Old Town Square
19 Old Town Square, Suite 230, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Cost: FREE

After the St. Patrick’s Day parade, head on over to Old Town Square and celebrate the holiday hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage. This Irish party features a ‘green beer garden’ which includes beer from High Country Beverage and Odell’s brewing Co as well as wine from Wilbur’s. You can also feel even luckier by enjoying some free live music with artists such as Guerrilla Fanfare, The Symbols, and Wood Belly!

St. Patrick’s Day: Our Favorite Irish Dishes

 

Details:
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: The Cooking Studio Fort Collins
123 N. College Ave Suite 130, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Cost: $86.51 on Eventbrite

Learn how to cook traditional Irish dinners with professional chef instructors. They will teach you knife skills, tips for Irish cooking, and educate you about the menu. After learning the basics, it’s time to get your hands dirty and start cooking. The best part is you get to enjoy your home-cooked meal with friends, family, instructors, and fellow chefs!

St. Patrick’s Day Beer Dinner

Details:
Time: 5:30-9:00 PM
Location: 2939 N County Rd 31D Loveland, 80538
Cost: $76 per person

There is a special event happening at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch down in west Loveland on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Enjoy a local sourced 6 course meal prepared by renowned Executive Chef, Marcus Hollingsworthy. Each course of the 6 course meal is paired with a signature beer from BIG THOMPSON BREWERY. This event is “small batch” which means there are limited spots available.  Make your reservations by calling 970.667.3915

 

Annual St. Pat’s Day Bash

Details:
Time: 10:00am – 11:59pm
Location: Bar Louie – 321 E Foothills Pkwy, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525
Cost: $4 Green beers and $6 Jameson specials all day – plus reg. Restaurant expenses

After attending the fun run as well as other awesome activities, why not bring your crew down to Bar Louie in Foothills Mall to get a little Lucked Up. Alongside delicious food, there are $4 green beers and $6 Jameson specials offered all day long – not to mention live entertainment!

 

 

Things to do in Fort Collins 3/5-3/11


Spring break is almost here and before you escape the cold weather, make sure you check out what’s happening locally! This includes winning prizes, drinking wine, letting your artistic side come out, and listening to live music. Here are some fun events going on in Fort Collins this week!

 

Where’s Walnut Scavenger Hunt

Details:

Date: Now through March 30
Time: Anytime you want!
Location: Walnut Street, Downtown Fort Collins
Cost: FREE! You could even earn money for participating!

By supporting local businesses, you could have a chance to win one of four $100 Old Town gift cards! All you have to do is visit these local businesses, find the hidden squirrel doll, write down its name, and turn in the card once you’ve found them all. Cards are given out and can be turned in at all participating locations. Winners are announced on Facebook March 2nd, 16th, and 30th so go find those squirrels!

 

Pinot and Pilates

 

Details:

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Location: The Coloradoan – Front Event Room
Cost: FREE!

Celebrate National Women’s day with some pilates, wine, chocolate and jewelry!  A 45 minute pilates class hosted by Club Pilates FOCO that leads into drinking pinot wine, tasting Nuance chocolate and shopping the latest Spring collection of Stella & Dot jewelry. To reserve your spot and have a glass of Pinot waiting for you, click here!

 

Tea and Painting

Details:

Date: Friday, March 9th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary (223 N. College Ave), Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Cost: $40

Are you looking for a fun, new event in the northern Fort Collins area? Tea and Painting is hosting a new class starting March 9th! It is a twist on Paint and Wine where you will learn to paint an image while drinking herbal tea that’s provided. The first night will consist of painting the California (Golden) poppy. This is an alcohol free event taught by an art student and soon to be art teacher, Stacy Johnson. All materials will be provided but this event is BYOS – bring your own snacks. Pre-registration is required for this event so sign up now!

 

Phillip Phillips at The Lincoln Center

Details:

Date: Saturday, March 10
Time: 6pm
Location: The Lincoln Center (417 West Magnolia St.), Fort Collins
Cost: $93 on TicketNetwork

The American Idol star is making a stop on his tour in Fort Collins! For those of you who don’t know, Phillip Phillips was the winner of American Idol season 11. Since then, he’s had numerous hit singles including Home and Gone, Gone, Gone. His music is a mix of pop and rock so if that’s your kind of music, don’t miss him performing just a few miles away!

A Perfect Day in February


Welcome to Fort Collins! Whether you are a prospective student, recent retiree, or a wide eyed tourist… Our City has something for everyone! This blog will give you detailed schedules so you can make the most out of your time in Fort Collins! If you are here with the kids and need a family friendly time we’ve got the schedule for you. If you have heard about our coveted breweries and looking to get drunk by one in the afternoon we’ve also got that! Explore our blog so that you can get the most out of the beautiful city of Fort Collins! This post outlines a perfect day in February! 

 

A Perfect day in February

If you’re visiting Fort Collins in February, the weather is bound to be unpredictable. Say you were banking on warm weather, and of course it ends up being cold. You aren’t out of luck! There’s plenty to do here, even on a chilly day! If you aren’t sure of what to do, don’t worry because we are here to give you a perfect itinerary that will allow you to make the most out of your time in Fort Collins! Here is a schedule we have planned out to for you… Enjoy!

6:00 AM: Start out your day by heading over to our favorite local coffee shop to grab a bite and some coffee before heading to Horsetooth for the sunrise. Bindle Coffee isn’t just a coffee shop! Bindles Coffee aims to provide their customers with a space to “breathe, to dream, and to enjoy beautiful food and coffee”. It has a wide array of pastries made in house by their beloved pastry chef Jen. Bindles values social sustainability, and exhibit this by sourcing their coffee through Direct Trade Relationships. They truly care about everyone involved in the production process and this really sets Bindle apart from other coffee shop! Bindles Coffee is not just a plain old coffee shop…  It is an experience authentic to Fort Collins that you will not want to miss out on!
*Pro-Tip: Get the Breakfast Burrito. You won’t regret it.

Address: 1933 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

6:30 AM: It’s almost dawn at Horsetooth Reservoir, so drive on up to the top to see a beautiful view of the mountains and reservoir while the sun rises. Horsetooth Reservoir is beloved by CSU students and community members alike. During the summer you can expect to see boats, cliff divers, and groups of people cracking open a cold one on the shore. Since it is February these activities are not ideal, but not to worry…  You don’t even have to get out of your car to enjoy the beauty of Horsetooth. Just sit, enjoy the warmth of your car while you sip on that delicious Bindle latte (we recommend adding a splash of Irish Cream), and enjoy the view. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore around Horsetooth for a while and take in its beauty. If you need any assistance in finding your way around the area, there’s a map pictured below. Most of the parking lots cost $7  to park in, but if you stay in the car you can cruise away before receiving your ticket! 

Here is a google maps screenshot of what one of the parking lots look like! They are easy to find when driving around the reservoir! 

10:30 AM: Now that you got your early morning adventure in, you probably built up an appetite. Head over to the Silver Grill Cafe for brunch. Depending on what day you go, the wait time can get somewhat long, so it’s recommended to get there a little early. Be sure to try out their famous giant cinnamon rolls! Silver Grill Cafe also has some mouthwatering mimosas if you are looking to get your buzz on early in the day. 

2:00 PM: Once your tummy is full, you probably want to do something that doesn’t require a whole lot of effort. Bizarre Bazaar Bookstore is a cozy place that has a rich selection of books through the community buying, selling, and trading. However, this quaint little store has much more than than just books. This is the perfect place to browse through vinyl records, cassette tapes, posters, DVD’s, and so much more. http://fortcollinsbazaar.com/

6:00 PM: Now it’s close to dusk and if you want a charming place to see the sunset, CSU’s oval is the place for you. The oval is one of the oldest and untouched places on CSU’s beautiful campus, and it’s a great place to pass the time. Not to mention, It’s stunning during any season of the year. Keep an eye out for our eye catching squirrels who love to frequent the oval and accept snacks from welcoming visitors! 

8:00 PM: You just took a stroll through the Oval and now it’s time to grab a bite. What better way than to take a Carriage Ride through Historic Old Town Fort Collins to The Still Whiskey Steaks? It’s a fun and enjoyable way to get to dinner, and it allows you to see the most exciting and beautiful parts of our city! Once you arrive to The Still Whiskey Steaks, head in for a mouth-watering steak dinner. The Still Whiskey Steaks is a superb restaurant, whether it’s their outstanding food or the old timey ambiance, this is the perfect place to end the night.

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For carriage ride bookings, click the link below!

http://www.coloradocarriage.com/

 

Small Business Saturday


The holidays are among us and if you’re out and about trying to get some shopping done over the weekend and today is Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is meant for shoppers to recognize the wonderful offerings that local businesses have to offer in our communities. Here in Fort Collins we have plenty of small business to go out and support.

Here are 3 of our favorite  small business to check out today.

The Cupboard

Spices

https://thecupboard.net/

The Cupboard has been around for over 45 years and has become one of Colorado’s biggest kitchen retailers. When you walk through the doors of The Cupboard you are granted access into a world of possibility.  Your creativity and imagination will be stirring through store as many of its products are meant to create.

Today when you stop into shop you might just have the opportunity to stop in on two events that the Cupboard is hosting. Wander coffee will be joining The Cupboard to make pour over coffees  from 12 to 3 pm. Christina Marie  will be signing copies of her book Cooking Beer in Colorado from 1 to 4 pm.

Today’s Hours: 9:30 am to 8 pm

Location: 152 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

JAX Mercantile Co.

Person on a Cliff

https://www.jaxmercantile.com/

From the moment you step into JAX you are embraced with the feeling of adventure.  JAX offers products anywhere from outdoors clothing to military surplus gear JAX is prepared for whatever you want your journey to look like.  Take your friends or family as everyone is sure to find something that they just have to have here.

While JAX already kicked off their sales yesterday, they are still celebrating deals until this Monday. A big plus to JAX is that if you’re not in the mood to go out you can still partake in Small Business Saturday and shop online. All order’s shipping is free is placed through this Monday the 27th.

Today’s Hours: 9 am to 8 pm

Location: 1200 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

Wadoo

Crayon Colors

http://www.wadoogifts.com/Wadoogifts/Welcome.html

Wadoo is a Fort Collins fan favorite. If you’re not sure what to gift someone make sure you stop in and let the ideas come to you. This store offers hand crafted gifts and furnishings created by artists throughout Northern America.

Uniqueness is found all throughout the store. Colors are abundant and the energy creates excitement for Wadoo’s customers. Enjoy the endless opportunity to provide joy not only to yourself, but to those for which you chose to gift.

Today’s Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Location: 200 S College Ave # 150, Fort Collins, CO 80524