6 Events You Can’t Miss this Summer!

With mountains, rivers, great weather and amazing people, what’s not to love about this beautiful area we call home? During the summer months, everyone is out and about enjoying the best that northern Colorado has to offer. Here are some of the top events that you won’t want to miss!

Taste of Fort Collins: June 8-10

Good beer and lively music are two passions of Fort Collins. Come experience them both during the wonderful Taste of Fort Collins event, where you can drink beer and cocktails, eat great food and listen to live music from Eddie Money, Judah & the Lion, William Michael Morgan and Everlast.

When: June 8 (6-10 p.m.), June 9 (11 a.m.-10 p.m.), June 10 (11 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Where: Washington Park (321 Maple St, Fort Collins)

Cost: $30 3-day pass, $25 2-day pass


Lagoon Summer Concert Series: Every Wednesday Night

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series is a Fort Collins favorite! Free outdoor music and delicious food trucks are at CSU’s Lagoon almost every Wednesday night this summer. Plus, Houska will be continuing our tradition of presenting a Project Self-Sufficiency recipient with a refurbished vehicle!

When: June 13-Aug. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. (excluding July 4)

Where: The Lagoon at CSU, west lawn of the Lory Student Center (corner of Plum Street and Meridian Avenue)

Cost: Free

29th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival and the Summit: June 22-24

Everyone knows that Fort Collins is a hot spot for local breweries. Come join your fellow beer lovers for tasting and endless fun over the course of the weekend. Word on the street is the festival will feature 150+ craft beers and 40+ breweries!

When: June 23 (12-6 p.m.), June 24 (12-5 p.m.)

Where: The Main Festival and The Summit are at Washington Park (321 Maple St., Fort Collins)

Cost: Free Festival Entry, $40 tasting packages online

Timnath 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Everyone loves to gather together to celebrate the 4th of July, and Timnath does an amazing job of creating a setting perfect for people of all ages to enjoy. There will be live music, local food trucks, kids’ activities, and of course fireworks!

When: July 4 (beginning at 6 p.m.)

Where: Timnath Reservoir, 5824 E County Road 40, Fort Collins

Cost: Free

Houska Garage Band: July 14

What’s better than summer concerts? Concerts that also go to benefit Coats & Boots, Project Smile, Super Hero Underwear, and ChildSafe! This event will include music from The Blues DoGS, beer and wine, food, auctions, and lots of activities for the kids as well.

When: July 14 (5:30-9 p.m.)

Where: Houska Automotive, 1005 Riverside Ave

Cost: Free

Learn more about the benefiting charities

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest: Aug. 10-12

Can’t get enough of free concerts? Neither can we! The Bohemian Nights festival is held each August in Fort Collins and features lots of genres and bands, multiple stages and craft beer for an all-weekend experience! Not all information is posted yet this year, but here is what we know so far:

When: Aug. 10 (5-10 p.m.), Aug. 11 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.), Aug. 12 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Where: Downtown Fort Collins

Cost: Free

Pack up the sunscreen and picnic blankets, fellow northern Coloradoans! You’re in for an amazing summer filled with music, drinks and food. We can’t wait to see you there!

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