Downtown Fort Collins: Calendar of Events - Check the calendar periodically for new 2017 activities and events.
- Noontime Notes: An intimate lunch-time concert series in Oak Street Plaza with live small-scale music performances. These weekly concerts begin the first Tuesday in June and continue on consecutive Tuesdays through the second week of August. Free and open to the public.
Old Town: Old Town Fort Collins is lined with local boutiques, cafes, antique shops, retail stores, and candy and confectionery shops. There are a variety of restaurants (more than 84) serving dishes for every taste.
The Shops at Foothills Mall: Pedestrian and car-friendly streets flanked by shops, restaurants, a state-of-the-art theater and communal green open spaces.
Magic Bus Tours: Offering brewery, ghost, historic, and farm to table tours, learn about the best Fort Collins has to offer!
- Brewery Tour: taste and tour with the best breweries in town! Every tour visits three local breweries on a rotating schedule.
Microbreweries: Fort Collins is nationally known for our growing number of microbreweries. Check out one or two of the brew houses in Fort Collins and neighboring Loveland and Windsor and stop in for a tour, sampling and great eats at some accompanying restaurants.
Wineries and Distilleries: Visit our local distilleries for fresh batches of Whiskey, Vodka and everything in between. Or, sip and swirl at a local winery where you can enjoy tasting while learning about viniculture, or relax with a glass overlooking the foothills.
Horsetooth Reservoir: Just west of town, Horsetooth Reservoir provides opportunities for boating, paddleboarding, picnicking, swimming, and more.
Natural Areas: In addition to trails and self guided tours of the local natural areas, the City of Fort Collins offers educational programs and activities year-round. Use Engage Fort Collins to check the calendar of events and register for activities.
Lory State Park: Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding amid some fabulous foothills scenery just minutes from Fort Collins and adjacent to Horsetooth Reservoir.
Recreational Bike Trails and Parks: Fort Collins has a number of trails for bicycling, running, or walking.
Arts and Culture: Fort Collins has a thriving arts and culture scene. Check out art galleries, theatre, cooperatives, and museums.
Lincoln Center: The Lincoln Center hosts theater and music performances as well as art shows and other special events.
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: The museum creates meaningful opportunities to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture.
Fort Fun: Indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family include: 2 Beautiful Mini-Golf Courses, ¼ Mile, Go-Kart Track, Multi-level, Laser Tag Arena, Indoor Bumper Cars, Video Arcade, Batting Cages, Giant Slide, Adventure Train, Bumper Boats, Paddle Boats in Blue Heron Lake, B’loon Blast, and an Outpost Shooting Gallery.
Pearl Street: Popular pedestrian mall with shops, restaurants, and music venues.
Chautauqua Park/The Flatirons: Chautauqua Park provides hiking right on the edge of town, including trails through the Flatirons rock formation.
Celestial Seasonings Tea Tour: After a short video introduction, visitors enjoy a 30-minute walking tour through the Celestial Seasonings tea factory.
16th Street Mall: Pedestrian mall with shops, restaurants, and a movie theater.
Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball: Watch a Rockies game at Coors Field. Stadium tours also available.
Museums: Denver is home to many well-known museums. Here are just a few.
- Denver Art Museum
- History Colorado Center
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science (w/IMAX theater)
- Forney Transportation Museum
- Molly Brown House
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park: Thrilling rides. Entertaining shows. Refreshing water slides. Two parks for the price of one await you at Colorado’s coaster capital, Elitch Gardens!
Water World: One of America's largest family water parks is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver, Colorado, on 64 beautifully landscaped acres.
Loveland Area: Just south of Fort Collins, Loveland has a vibrant art scene, especially sculpture.
Benson Sculpture Garden: There are 154 pieces of sculpture on permanent display by world renowned artists. This 10-acre park includes handicap accessible sidewalks, a public restroom and several picnic areas.
The Promenade Shops at Centerra: Enjoy a walk through the Shapungu sculpture garden, an open air shopping Promenade and a selection of fine and casual dining.
Greater Northern Colorado
Mishawaka - Bellvue, Colorado: Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. ‘The Mish’ can be found 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14). The Highway begins approximately 10 miles northwest of Fort Collins.
Rocky Mountain National Park - Estes Park, CO: See breathtaking views from Trail Ridge Road and explore Rocky Mountain National Park’s many hiking trails. (Note: Highway 34 may be closed; increasing traffic to the park can be heavy in the summer, so plan ahead.)
Budweiser Brewery Experience (submit your DOB to enter the website)
Coors Golden Brewery Tour - Golden, CO (submit your DOB to enter the website)
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO: Red Rocks offers a variety of recreation options from guided tours, hiking, biking, shopping, dining and a summer concert series. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy discovering Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre!