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6 Things to Do in Fort Collins for the Fourth of July

Whether you’re looking for more traditional parade-and-fireworks kind of fun or watching a great white shark terrorize a town on the big screen is your ideal way to celebrate Independence Day, you’ve got options for the Fourth of July Activities in Fort Collins.

1- Fourth of July Parade

10 a.m. The city of Fort Collins’ Fourth of July festivities will start with the traditional parade at 10 a.m. Featuring the theme “150 Years of Fort Collins,” the parade will travel east on Mountain Avenue, beginning at Jackson Avenue and ending at Howes Street.

2- Fourth of July Celebration at City Park

Beginning at 4:15 p.m., City Park, 413 S. Bryan Ave. Enjoy live music from the Colorado Swing Band, Manabi Salsa Band and the Fort Collins Symphony. The fireworks display will start about 9:35 p.m. In case of inclement weather, fireworks may be delayed until no later than 10 p.m. If the weather has not cleared by then, the display will be July 5 at dusk.

3- Fire-Kracker 5K

7:30 a.m., City Park, 413 S. Bryan Ave. Returning for its 15th year, the Fire-Kracker 5K will feature both a citizens’ 5K run/walk and a competitive 5K. The citizens’ race starts at 7:30 a.m. at City Park, and all ages and abilities are welcome. The competitive/elite 5K will follow and features a four-lap course around Sheldon Lake. Race registration is $25 for adults; $20 for kids 17 and younger; $10 for veterans and active military members.

4- Old Timer’s Baseball Game

9:30 a.m., City Park ballfields, 1599 City Park Drive. Enjoy a blast from the past watching these men relive their great memories and enjoying the sport they love. At 1 p.m., the Fort Collins Foxes will take on the Loveland Blue Jays. Admission for the Old Timer’s game is free. Admission to the Fort Collins Foxes game is $6 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, and free for children 3 and younger and active military with ID.

5- Old-fashioned Fourth of July

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Avery House Historic District, 328 W. Mountain Ave. Enjoy historic activities, games, food and fun.

6- Summertime Jazz Concert

4 to 8 p.m., Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave. Enjoy live Dixieland jazz by Le Jazz Band before heading over to the fireworks. Admission is free.

5 Local Summer Activities You Just Can’t Miss

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.

3 Must-See Local Attractions to Jumpstart Your Spring

The mad dash of the winter holidays is officially over. This might mean that you’re finally taking a deep breath after spending the last three months decorating, redecorating, and entertaining. Maybe you’re already gearing up for spring cleaning and this weekend’s Daylight-Savings Time. (Pro-Tip: be sure to spring your clocks forward this Saturday!)

Whatever your March plans, you’ll find the iPoint Team soaking up the sun and enjoying these 3 fun local attractions:

#1: Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Old Town Irish Party

Hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage, downtown Fort Collins’ annual Parade and Irish Party are the perfect way to spend your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Start your morning with family-friendly fun as you watch dancers, bands, and floats parade down N. College Ave. Then, finish off your afternoon enjoying a “green beer garden” and live music.

#2: Fort Fun

What better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than playing mini golf, racing Go Karts, and riding in bumper boats? Challenge friends and family to a friendly game of laser tag or fly down their Giant Slide. No matter what you like to do to enjoy the weekend with family, Fort Fun has got you covered.

#3: Counting down the days until Ripe Tomatoes’ Wood Fired Pizza opens

Spring is in the air—and so is the smell of authentic Italian pizza. If you like pizza—And who doesn’t like pizza? —you’ll love Ripe Tomatoes. This mobile pizzeria uses locally-sourced non-GMO ingredients to dish up some of the best pies in Northern Colorado. If you need us, we’ll be counting down the days until they reopen their woodfire pizza ovens for the 2018 season.

The weather is warming up, and there are so many great ways to spend your sunny days. Fort Collins has endless exciting activities to offer, from green beer and Irish fun to Go Kart racing and oven-fired pizza. If you see any of the iPoint Team soaking up the sun at Fort Fun, feel free to challenge us to a game of laser tag, and if you catch us at Ripe Tomatoes . . . buy us a slice. We hope to see you around!

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