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5 Local Summer Activities You Just Can’t Miss

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by | Jun 4, 2018 | News & Insights

The beautiful, warm weather always makes us want to go outside and soak in the sun. However, a lot of people struggle with what to do. We came up with a list of five local summer activities you jump start your summer actives!

#1: New West Fest

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic downtown Fort Collins. The 2018 festival will take place August 10-12, 2018. The annual festival is co-produced by Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and Bohemian Nights. This free community music festival features 80+ Colorado bands, including headliner performances at the main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; six stages of entertainment; more than 250 specialty art and food booths and even a family-centered kids’ music adventure and kids’ world area. Make sure to mark this event on your calendar!

#2: Old Town Square Movie Nights

Looking for something to do with the kids on a beautiful summer night? The Outdoor Movie Nights are free, family-friendly event will have free popcorn and feature a new movie on Tuesday evenings on a blow-up screen on the Old Town Square Stage, starting at dusk, between 8:15pm and 8:30pm! The dates are: July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st, and August 7th. The movies shown are The Princess Bride, How to Train your Dragon, Ghostbusters, Inside Out, The Sandlot, and Field of Dreams.

#3: Fort Collins Peach Festival

The Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins are excited to present the eighth annual Fort Collins Peach Festival on August 18th, 2018! After a wonderful time at Hughes Stadium the first six years we again look forward a FUN 2018 Peach Festival at our NEW location ~ Civic Center Park and Washington Park in Fort Collins. The Festival goes from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and the 5K race starts at 8:00 AM. This event will offer: Peaches from Palisade, 5K run/walk, Peach Pies, children entertainment, and MORE!

#4: Food Truck Rally

Did you know that every Tuesday night at City Park there is a food truck rally with free live music? It’s true! Starting at 5:30 PM and going until dusk, you can be sure to find us enjoying some food from the food trucks and listening to live music! This event happens every single Tuesday until September 25, to be sure to go at least once!

#5: Taste of Fort Collins

From June 8-10, there’s a big event happening in Fort Collins—Taste of Fort Collins! The Taste of Fort Collins is a community celebration with family-friendly activities that are perfect for Northern Coloradans’ active lifestyle. This three-day festival offers attendees food from local and national restaurants, entertainment from regionally and internationally acclaimed musicians, and an eclectic display of fine artisans work as well as the region’s best crafters. Tickets are needed to don’t delay any longer.