22 Events in Loveland, Greeley and Northern Colorado to Host Before the New School Year Begins
As we transition from July to August, parents and children prepare for the first day of the new school year. However, before you stock up on pens, pencils, paper and other school supplies and say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, head out with the family for some fun.
This week’s list of Go+Do events includes a comedy show at FoCo, free concerts at Loveland, the popular Greeley Arts picnic and more for people of all ages.
Check out some of these 22 events taking place the week of July 30 through August 30. 5, 2022.
Saturday July 30
1. Greeley’s 43rd Annual Art Picnic is in full swing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 800 10th Ave. in downtown Greeley. The event will feature over 150 performers from across the United States along with food trucks, games, live entertainment and more for all ages. Admission to the artistic picnic is free. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3qo6kD7.
2. The Larimer County Fair Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on S. Railroad Ave. and will head to W. 6th St. and back down on 287 to end at Barnes Park in Loveland. All ages are invited to come see floats, marching bands, horse teams and more to celebrate this year’s theme “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots”. For more information on the parade and upcoming fair and rodeo, go to https://bit.ly/3BoHJFM.
3. It’s science fiction day at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum! Visitors are invited to come to the museum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 680 10th St. to experience Star Trek and Star Wars trains and meet some of the famous characters from the movies. Admission to the museum is $12 for visitors 13 and older, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for youth 12 and younger, and children 3 and younger are free. For more information, visit www.cmrm.org.
4. Stand-Up Jesus by Robert Deubac will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Collins. The performance, part of the center’s Summer Solo Comedy Fest, answers the question of what it would be like if Jesus returned as a comedian. Viewers of all faiths, as well as atheists, will crack up at the Second Coming of Christ – in a comedy setting. Parental supervision is advised, with the suggested age for audience members being 13+. Tickets are $25 per person online and $30 per person at the door. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3OAAHafh.
5. Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson is hosting the 14th Annual Hot Rods and Hawgs at 10 a.m. at the dealership, 4250 Byrd Drive in Loveland. The free event will include pin-up contests, car and bike shows, live music, vendors, food and a beer garden and a kids’ zone. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.thundermountainharley.com.
Sunday July 31
6. Northern Colorado Cars and Coffee returns at 8 a.m. to The Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Drive in Loveland. Visitors of all ages are welcome to come and see all makes and models of cars, browse vendor booths and enjoy drinks. The free event is sponsored by BMW and MINI of Loveland. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3zzfDql.
7. Start Sunday off right with the 8 a.m. Kersey Cowboy Church service under the main lodge at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave. at Greenley. Mark Peterman and Josh Nevarez will lead the service and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.weldcountyfair.com.
8. The 2nd Annual Boulder Fine Art Street Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Twenty Ninth Street, 1710 29th St. featuring local and national artists and artisans, including Ryan Beckman, Jude Bischoff, Sabrina Frey and Andrew Muckler. The festival is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3J61IuX.
9. The first Weld County Fair Ranch Rodeo will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Stampede Arena at 525 N. 15th Ave. at Greenley. The rodeo will feature 10 teams competing in a variety of events including wild cow milking, bronc riding, sorting and trailer loading. Admission and parking for the rodeo are free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.weldcountyfair.com.
Tuesday August 2
10. National Night Out 2022 will be held at 5 p.m. at the Johnstown Police Department at 430 Parish Ave. Community members of all ages are invited to come and participate in a variety of activities, food trucks, a touch-a-truck station and more. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3SbtN8m.
11. PBR Bull Riding comes to the Logan County Fair and Rodeo at 7 p.m. at 1120 Pawnee Ave. at Sterling. The event, sponsored by NextEra Energy, will feature some of the nation’s top riders and bulls for exciting rodeo entertainment. All ages are welcome to attend the rodeo and tickets are $17 per person for box seats, $14 for adults and youth, and $38 per person for VIPs. For more information, visit www.lcfair.org.
12. The International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival will feature a performance by internationally acclaimed pianist Zlata Chochieva at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall at Colorado State University School of the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Tickets are $48 for adults 18 and older, $28 for seniors 62 and older, and $17 for children 17 and younger. All ages are welcome to attend the concert. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.odyssiad.com.
Wednesday August 3
13. Grab the family and meet at the Holiday Twin Drive-In at 6 p.m. at 2206 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins for a screening of the DC League’s “SuperPets.” The screening, hosted by Realty ONE Group Fourpoints, will include games, giveaways and a photo booth. Tickets are $9 for guests 10 and older, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for children 6-9, and children 5 and under are free. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.holidaytwin.com.
14. Gasoline Lollipops are scheduled to perform at the One Sweet Summer Wednesday concerts at 6 p.m. at The Foundry between 1st and 3rd streets in downtown Loveland. The free concert is open to all ages and attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In addition to live music, participants can enjoy various dining options at local bars, brasseries and restaurants. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3Pzzew9.
15. Break out your lace and raspberry berets and head to the Village at the Peaks for its free summer concert series featuring Paizley Park: A Tribute to Prince at 6:30 p.m. at 1250 S. Hover Road in Longmont. All ages are welcome to attend the concert and guests should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Bad Daddy’s will sell a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3vbf6bd.
Thursday August 4
16. The Northern Colorado Immigrant and Refugee Center is hosting a Food Truck Festival from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 3001 8th Ave. at Greenley. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy treats and food from a variety of different food trucks as well as live entertainment. Tickets are $10 per person and include access to a food truck menu. The profits collected will benefit the center. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3PYJ2zD.
17. Help the Weld Walk to End Alzheimer’s kick off their fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. at Greeley Pizza Co., 7008 10th St. in Greeley. All ages are invited to come meet the members of the walk committee, register for the walk and learn more about the organization and its support for the community. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3ztUzBt.
Friday August 5
18. The 25th Annual Welding Food Bank Food Car Show Cruise will run from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Welding Food Bank, 1108 H. St. in Greeley. Owners of all makes, models and styles of cars are encouraged to register to show off their vehicle while helping to raise money for the food bank. The Kiwanis Club of the Rockies hosted the event and car admission is $25 and one canned food item per vehicle. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3cGjCs6.
19. The first Gavin “Smiley” Johann Memorial Baseball Tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Weld Central High School, 4715 County Road 59, Keenesburg. The tournament is a guaranteed 3 game 16U and the team fee is $650. The tournament will include a silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds will be donated to the Weld Central High Baseball team in honor of Gavin. To register for the tournament, contact Derek Johann at (720) 231-2356 or Logan Hefelbower at (303) 727-0130.
20. Cool off from the summer heat at Pets N’ Popsicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A. St., Greeley. Visitors will receive a popsicle with each admission ticket and access to resident creatures, buildings and museum exhibits. Admission is $4 per guest and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3orRefZ.
21. Enjoy the music, the kids and the beer at the first Beer and Brats fundraiser at 5 p.m. at the Litl Bit Bar and Grill, 3620 35th Ave. to Evans. Half of the profits raised will be donated to the Sangha Collaborative Foundation. The foundation strives to provide tools, resources, and support to individuals and entrepreneurs in underserved communities. Tickets are $28.16 per person 21 and older. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3PYMo5H.
22. Don’t miss a good time at the 7pm Demolition Derby at the United Power Grandstand Arena at the Adams County Fair, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. Attendees will be able to see different classes of demolition derby cars compete for the title of last car standing. All ages are welcome to attend the derby and tickets are $20 for guests 13 and older, $10 for children 3-12, and children 2 and under are free. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3zuI4FO.