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It’s Going to be a Busy Summer in Downtown Fort Collins [SCHEDULE]

The Fountain in Old Town Square Fort Collins
Todd Harding, TSM

Downtown Fort Collins is gearing up for a very busy summer. The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is planning the 25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival, scheduling bands for Old Town Square and preparing for Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.  Most of the events are FREE to the public.  Here is a list of the larger events happening in Old Town:


Noontime Notes Concert Series

June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5  –  An intimate concert series where you can appreciate jazz, rock-n-roll, folk music and other genres while eating your lunch. Located in Oak Street Plaza – Tuesdays.  11:30am-1:00pm Produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association FREE

 Bohemian Nights presents Thursday Night Live

June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7 – Old Town Square concerts showcasing Colorado music! 7:00-9:00pm Presented by Bohemian Nights, LLC. FREE

Ben & Jerry’s FAC Concert Series

May 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27  July 4 – Live music in Old Town Square to kick off each weekend! 7:00-9:00pm Presented by Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shoppe. FREE

Downtown Summer Sessions Concert Series 

July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8 – Old Town Square concerts showcasing Colorado bands and local craft beers! 7:00-10:00pm Produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association FREE


The Colorado Brewers’ Festival

June 27- 29 – The 25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival will host over 50 Colorado breweries, including many Fort Collins’ breweries.  Festival hours 11:00am-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday – Civic Center Park Area

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

August 15, 16, 17 – This community arts and music festival features 8 stages of continuous live entertainment and over 70 Colorado Bands and 3 national headliner shows. The kick-off concert on Friday evening, August 15 will begin at 5:00pm on the Mountain Avenue Stage and then the full festival runs all day Saturday and Sunday.  Enjoy over 250 vendor booths, arts and crafts, all types of cuisine, great Colorado beer, a carnival, Kids’ World and Kids’ Music Adventure, and more. Festival Hours: 5:00-10:00pm Friday/ 10:00am-10:00pm Saturday/ 10:00-7:00pm Sunday – FREE admission

Nelsen’s Old Town Car Show

September 6 – A wide variety of cars including hot rods, vintage and classics, trucks, and customs cars will line the streets of Downtown Fort Collins. 11am-5pm – FREE to spectators


September 19 & 20 – A celebration of Fort Collins craft beer culture – Oktoberfest Fort Collins style!  Enjoy an amazing lineup of Fort Collins and Colorado bands, and a spectacular seasonal beer lineup.  Friday 5-10:30pm and 11:00am-10:00pm Saturday – FREE admission

[Downtown Fort Collins Business Association]

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