Fun Things To Do This Month!

It's happening in Northern Colorado! Visitors, residents and guests, here are a few fun things to do in July...
Fun ThingsLoveland
Fort Collins
Greeley
Windsor
Johnstown
Estes Park

July 4th Celebration at North Lake Park ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsJuly 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website: cityofloveland.org

Organized in the late 1970's by local community groups, the July 4th Celebration in North Lake Park serves as the central site for celebrating Independence Day in Loveland. Festivities include food and game booths sponsored by nonprofit community organizations, entertainment sponsored by the City of Loveland, and the area’s largest and longest fireworks show sponsored by Loveland Fire & Rescue and the City of Loveland. This annual celebration attracts steady crowds during the day culminating with well over 20,000 people in the North Lake Park area when the fireworks demonstration begins.

2015 SCHEDULE of EVENTS:

- The flag raising ceremony will take place at 10:00am by the Lone Tree School House. The American Legion will have the honor of raising the American flag for this 4th of July celebration.

- Car Show - The northern Colorado chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America will return this year with a car show of 25 vintage collector vehicles ranging from the 1920's - 1970's. The car show will be from approximately 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

- Loveland Concert Band will provide entertainment at the Norma and Lynn Hammond Amphitheater stage starting at 8:00 p.m. This 80+ member band will play many of Loveland's patriotic favorites culminating at the beginning of the fireworks show; set for 9:17 p.m.

- Fireworks Show - at 9:17 p.m. the show is set to begin over Lake Loveland. This year's show should be approximately 30 minutes in length, and will culminate with a finale of close to 500 shots.

Cherry Pie Festival ~ Loveland
July 18, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: www.cityofloveland.org

Admission is free. Pie by the slice, ice cream and drinks available for sale.

This annual event continues to delight. Enjoy delicious cherry pie and tasty ice cream while listening to live music and browsing vendor booths. Children’s activities, historical displays, and a cherry pie contest make this an evening to remember. Sponsored by Johnson’s Corner, Good Times Frozen Custard and Daz Bog Coffee.

Live Musical Entertainment!

Farmer's Market @ Fairgrounds Park ~ Loveland
Sundays in July, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: 700 S. Railroad Avenue - Pavilions #1 and #2
Website: www.cityofloveland.org

Farm Fresh Produce and Entertainment! The closest parking is on the west side of the park/pavilions. Please use the north entrance off of Railroad Avenue to access the closest parking spaces.

4th of July Celebrations ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsJuly 4, 2015

FireKracker 5k
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: City Park
Website: www.fcgov.com/july4th/

Start your Fourth of July festivities with the 16th annual FireKracker 5k at 7:30am in City Park. All ages and abilities are welcome; you can walk, jog, run or race. Just make sure to include a healthy start to your holiday celebration.

34th Annual Old Timer's Game
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: City Park North Ball field
Website: www.fcgov.com/july4th/

Enjoy a blast from the past watching these men relive their great memories enjoying the sport that they love.

4th of July Parade
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Mountain Avenue
Website: www.fcgov.com/july4th/

The parade will travel east on Mountain Avenue, beginning at Jackson Avenue and ending at Meldrum Street. The parade will feature Poudre Fire Authority’s 100th Anniversary and the 101st Army Band.

Old-Fashioned 4th of July
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 1879 Avery House
Website: downtownfortcollins.com/events/old-fashioned-4th-of-july-at-the-1879-avery-house

Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 328 W. Mountain Ave. Admission is free. Enjoy Victorian games and crafts, live music, historic characters, visual artists, activities, booths, and more. Historic Fort Collins character portrayals include the first mayor of Fort Collins, Uncle Sam, a school marm, Auntie Stone, and others.

Take in the City of Fort Collins July 4th parade on Mountain Ave. and stop at the Avery House for some old-fashioned fun. Donations are welcome and go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.

Old-Fashioned 4th of July at the Avery House is produced in cooperation with the City of Fort Collins Parks Department, Downtown Business Association, Ranch-Way Feeds, the Coloradoan, and City of Fort Collins Fort Fund.

Fireworks Celebration
Time: 9:25 PM
Location: City Park over Sheldon Lake
Website: www.fcgov.com/july4th/

Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over Sheldon Lake!

Downtown Summer Sales ~ Fort Collins
July 16-19, 2015
Location: Old Town
Website: downtownfortcollins.com/events/downtown-summer-sales

Make a day of shopping in historic downtown with your family and friends amongst a variety of street performers and great savings at the Downtown Summer Sales on July 16,17,18 & 19.

Human Race ~ Fort Collins
July 25, 2015
Website: fortcollinshumanrace.com

Fast and scenic race courses – 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, and Kid's Race

Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs and Food Bank for Larimer County

Registration includes race t-shirt, chip timing, awesome course, awards/prizes, finisher medals for half marathon participants and post-race celebration including:
- Snooze Pancake Breakfast
- Odell’s Beer Garden
- Rebound Recovery Area
- Expo/vendor booths
- Awards Announcements


Independence Stampede ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsJune 25-July 5, 2015
Location: Island Grove Regional Park
Website: www.greeleystampede.org

The Greeley Stampede is rich in tradition and heritage dating back to the late 1800's. This community celebration that was started to honor local potato farmers, has grown into an internationally acclaimed festival attracting over 250,000 people annually from the United States and internationally.

Officially christened the Greeley Spud Rodeo in 1922, the event featured bucking bronc riding, fancy roping, a pie eating contest, a horse race, motorcycle and bicycle races and a two-mile Model-T Ford "free for all" race. Estimated attendance in that first official festival was 2,500 people.

In an effort to give the event some national recognition the Greeley Spud Rodeo era ended and, thus, began the age of the "Go West with Greeley" Rodeo. The name taken from the famous phrase by the city's name sake, Horace Greeley, who said "Go west young man. Go west."

The Greeley Independence Stampede entitlement came in 1972 by means of a community contest and featured: Pro Rodeos; kids rodeo; country and classic rock concerts; televised July 4th parade, a demolition derby, carnival midway, western art show, free stage entertainment, mixed with food and fun galore!

Neighborhood Nights! ~ Greeley
July 10, 17, 31, 2015
Website: http://greeleygov.com/activities/festivals/neighborhood-nights

Neighborhood Nights - Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
Friday, July 10
Location: Farr Park 1312 26th Street
Come early and enjoy a puppet show by Old Town Puppet Company from 7:30 – 8:10pm!

Neighborhood Nights - Big Hero 6 (PG)
Friday, July 17
Location: East Memorial Park 2043 Balsam Avenue
Greeley LULAC Council #30005 will be providing summertime activities before the movie!

Neighborhood Nights - The Lego Movie (PG)
Friday, July 31
Location: Pheasant Run Park 303 46th Avenue
Before the show begins, kids can take part in lots of Lego fun Provided by The City of Greeley Museums!

Arts Picnic ~ Greeley
July 25-26, 2015
Time: Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park
Website: greeleygov.com/activities/festivals/arts-picnic

Every year on the last weekend in July, our Arts Picnic draws thousands to historic Lincoln Park. Festival attendees shop from over 175 artists’ booths selling everything from pottery and paintings, soap to sculptures and gourmet food to garden art! Folks can take a break in the beer garden or enjoy mouth-watering cuisine from around the world including French, Greek, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Italian, plus good old American BBQ in the food court. Colorado performers entertain on two stages throughout the weekend while clowns, magicians and balloon artists rove through the park. Creation Station’s kids’ hands-on area keeps the little-ones busy with projects that encourage creativity and excite the imagination. The Arts Picnic is truly a feast of fun for everyone!

4th of July Festivities! ~ Windsor
Fun ThingsJuly 4, 2015
Website: windsorgov.com

4th of July 4-legged Run/Walk - A race for you and your 4-legged friends! Bring the whole family and start out this year's 4th of July with a 4-legged Run/Walk at Boardwalk Park and Windsor Lake! Prizes and Awards! The race begins at 8:00 am. All ages welcome! As a reminder – dogs and other pets must be leashed at all times and are not allowed in Windsor Lake on the swim beach. Pre-register for $15 online or in person by July 3, 8:00 am at the Windsor Community Recreation Center. You can also register on the day-of-race, 7:00 am at Boardwalk Park for $20. Register Now!

Motorized Boating - ALL boating is prohibited on Windsor Lake on July 4th due to the set up of the Fireworks show.

Summer Concert - Featuring: The Blue Canyon Boys (Bluegrass). Bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy some free entertainment at Boardwalk Park. Concert begins at 7:00 pm.

Fireworks - Windsor is celebrating its 125th with a bigger fireworks show! Fireworks will follow the concert over the Windsor Lake at dark. Personal fireworks are NOT PERMITTED in town limits and are subject to a $500 fine.

The Town of Windsor Museum will be OPEN from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please stop in for a visit and check out the interactive exhibits: Discovering Windsor! A Look Back, A Leap Forward. FREE!

The Art & Heritage Center will be OPEN from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Stop in and enjoy the FREE exhibit: Discover Tots in time: Discovering Windsor's Past through the Eyes of Children.

Taste of Windsor Now! ~ Windsor
July 16, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park
Website: www.windsorgov.com

Set in the beauty of a summer evening at Windsor Lake, Windsor Now and the Town of Windsor brings a variety of restaurants & festival vendors to celebrate the Windsor community. Includes Summer Concert event featuring Soul School (Pop / R&B / Funk Rock & Original). Fun for the whole family!

Summer Concert Series & Movies in the Park ~ Windsor
Throughout July, 2015
Location: Boardwalk Park
Website: windsorgov.com

Summer Concert Series: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Boardwalk Park
July 4 - The Blue Canyon Boys (Bluegrass), * 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
July 9 - Facing West (Original Acoustic Folk)
July 16 - Soul School (Pop / R&B / Funk Rock & Original)
July 23 - Martini Shot (Rock w/Horns)

Movies in the Park
July 10 - Paddington (rated PG), Movie begins at 8:30 pm @ Boardwalk Park
July 24 - Dolphin Tale 2 (PG), 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Chimney Park Pool

Singin' in the Rain ~ Johnstown
Fun ThingsApril 30 - July 12, 2015
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre
Website: www.coloradocandlelight.com

Based on one of the most-loved and celebrated movies of all time, Singin’ in the Rain is the story of the first Hollywood movie musical, a time when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies and some of its stars behind. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Teen Movie Night ~ Johnstown
July 1-2, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: Glen A Jones MD Memorial Library

Join us for movie night fun at the library! We'll even provide the popcorn! This event is for youth in our Tween Program, students going into 3rd through 5th grade.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ~ Johnstown
July 23 - September 13, 2015
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre
Website: www.coloradocandlelight.com

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film and featuring a lively score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a family-friendly blockbuster that you will find “Truly Scrumptuous.”

Adopted for the stage by Jeremy Sams and Ray Roderick with music / lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B Sherman.

4th of July Weekend Celebration ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsJuly 3-5, 2015
Website: www.visitestespark.com/includes/calendar-of-events/4th-of-July-Weekend-Celebration/3622/

Home to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is the ideal all-American destination for Fourth of July celebrations. In addition to one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the state (always held on July 4), this quintessential Colorado mountain village offers a variety of family-friendly festivities and events specifically tailored for the holiday, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation activities.

Kick off Independence Day weekend, Friday, July 3rd, with the Estes Park Board of REALTORS and the PBR as they host an evening of fun and celebration. Music from Walker Williams will entertain the adults while kids enjoy an array of activities just for them. Stick around and enjoy a pig roast and Bull Riding.

On Saturday, July 4th, spend the afternoon enjoying hiking, bike riding, paddle boating, miniature golf or check out the Coolest Car Show. More than 100 "Steam -to-Electric" vehicles will be displayed at the new Estes Park Events Complex, located at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. Along with steam and electric cars, other street rods, stock cars, muscle cars, sports cars, vintage and classic cars will be on display.

At 7 p.m., the Estes Village Band tunes up for its annual patriotic concert featuring the works of John Philip Sousa and others. The concert is free to attend and will be held at the Performance Park Amphitheater, at the west end of downtown.

The Fireworks Show starts at 9:30pm over Lake Estes! You won't want to miss one of Colorado's most glorious fireworks displays! Find a grass spot at Stanley Park, along the Lake Estes Trail or on your favorite mountainside to join in this annual tradition of national pride.

Additional Weekend Activities:

Per tradition, July 4 kicks off with the old-fashioned Independence Day Pancake Breakfast - eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and, of course, pancakes. Headquarters for the breakfast is Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church at 920 Big Thompson Ave.

Soak in the spirit of the American West at the Professional Bull Riding at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. Watch some of the fastest and largest bucking bulls in the country compete for top designations and the best bull riders from across the United States hold on for a thrilling ride to win distinguished honors and prizes.

Rooftop Rodeo ~ Estes Park
July 6-12, 2015

Time: Gates & the Midway open at 5:30 pm; Rodeo Performance starts at 7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park
Admission: $17 general admission; $25 box seats
Website: www.visitestespark.com

Named the Outstanding Small Rodeo in the nation four years in a row, the Annual Rooftop Rodeo kicks off with a colorful parade on Monday, July 6 at 10:30 am in downtown Estes Park. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) cowboys compete in saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bareback bronco riding, barrel racing and bull riding nightly.

Cool Nights Cruz-In Car Show ~ Estes Park
July 31, 2015

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Adjacent to Bond Park
Website: www.visitestespark.com

If you enjoy looking at vintage, restored, new, and modified cars, and meeting other people who share your passion, the evening of the Cool Nights Cruz-In is for you! The car show is open to all and free to all spectators. Sponsored by the Estes Park Car Club.

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