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


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



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


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


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!