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Downtown Sessions Concert Series in Fort Collins

A Friday evening concert series on the Old Town Square Stage that features a diverse line-up of small-medium sized Colorado musical acts. Each week will feature beer service from Odell Brewing and High Country Beverage. The concerts are FREE and open to the public.

June 2nd
July 7th
August 4th
September 1st
October 6th

Event Hours: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Old Town Square
Price: Free to the public

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First Friday Gallery Walk in Fort Collins

Fri Apr 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Art galleries and museums flourish in Downtown Fort Collins! And on the first Friday of every month, many of them extend their hours of operation and fling wide their doors during the evening hours, so you have time to wander and let your heart grow fonder of the local, regional, national, and international art on display downtown. Experience paintings, sculptures, exhibits, photos, and more, with many of the gallery owners on hand to share their expertise (and sometimes, a snack!) with the crowds that stroll the city streets on self-guided gallery tours.

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Beer & Bingo in Fort Collins

Mon Mar 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free event featuring prizes from your favorite local restaurants and shops in addition to Maxline Brewing gear and beverages!

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Emerald Ash Borer in Fort Collins

Sat Feb 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2145 Centre Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80526

This class will instruct participants on how to plan for, properly identify and determine treatment options for emerald ash borer. Instructor: Ralph Zentz, Assistant Forestry Director, City of Fort Collins Cost: $5 Register online at

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First Friday on the Farm in Fort Collins

Music, bikes, beers, and food trucks creating farm inspired dinners at Shire CSA the first Friday of the month starting in June! Please ride your bike and enter off the Spring Creek Trail.
Live Music Lineup:6/5: Sam Moulen Trio7/3: Brian Kittrell8/7: Maxwell Mud9/4: Amy and the Peace Pipes10/2: JP Hodge
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Where:The Shire CSA
713 East Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80526

When:Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:00pm

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Fort Collins Foodie Walk

Downtown Fort Collins offers a culinary adventure in a beautiful historic pedestrian area of the city. The Fort Collins Foodie Walk is a self-guided walk that occurs each month and will feature new presentations, tasting opportunities, and themes each month.
Who is a foodie? Foodies are people who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and recreation. Foodies wish to learn everything about food, the best and the ordinary, and take in the science, industry, history, and characters surrounding food. Culinary shops in Downtown Fort Collins focus on unique quality ingredients, locally sourced and organic produce in their shops.
The Fort Collins Foodie Walk offers a way for people to explore and enjoy the world of food and spices!

Where: Downtown Fort Collins
19 Old Town Sq.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

When:Friday, June 19, 2015 - 5:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 5:00pm

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Brewery Yoga at FCB in Fort Collins

Join us for Brewery Yoga every Sunday from 10-11 AM.
Classes are $15 per person and include an FCB brew or Bloody Mary! Proceeds benefit FoCo Cafe

Where: Fort Collins Brewery
1020 E. Lincoln Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
When: Sundays 10-11AM

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Eagle Watches in Fort Collins

Join City of Fort Collins Master Naturalist volunteers to see and learn about these majestic birds. Bald eagles travel south to Fort Collins during the winter and roost (sleep overnight) in cottonwood trees at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area. Eagle Watches include a short walk along a paved trail to the viewing area. Drop in anytime between the hours listed. Binoculars and scopes provided.

The entrance to Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area is on Carpenter Road/ CR 32, approximately one mile west of I-25, or two miles east of Timberline on the north side of Carpenter Road; the approximate address is 3340 Carpenter Road.

Where: Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area
3340 Carpenter Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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FORToberfest in Fort Collins

FORToberfest will feature Fort Collins and Colorado bands from funk to bluegrass and rock to indie. The music begins Friday night with headliner Young Ancients. The Saturday line-up begins at 11:00am and continues throughout the day and evening and includes a dozen Colorado bands of all genres reflecting the many talented musicians in the area. The two stages culminate with dual Colorado headliners Soul School and a tribute to Van Halen with Romeo Delight. All of the entertainment is offered free to the public.

Date & Times:
Friday, September 19th 5:00pm-10:30pm Music Old Town Square Only
Saturday, September 20th 11:00am-10:30pm Music in Old Town Square and Mainstage on Walnut St.

Location: Downtown Fort Collins (Walnut St. and Old Town Square)

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Shop Late Fridays in Fort Collins

Dozens of downtown retail shops keep their doors open until 8:00pm on the second Friday of each month!

Come walk along the sidewalks of the historic downtown shopping district and explore all the unique boutique shops, sports apparel, kitchen gifts, clothing, and so much more! These various shops will have special trunk shows, treats in their stores, sales and featured products each 2nd Friday. And after discovering some of your favorite shopping spots, finish the evening with dinner at over 45 restaurants, all located a few steps away!

Explore & discover what Downtown shopping has to offer!

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