Fort Collins Community Events

With the temperatures warming up many of us are beginning to look forward to some of the spring and summer experiences our area has to offer. There are a few Fort Collins Community Events every year that you simply should not miss. After a couple of years of question marks some of our classic events have returned. If you are new to Fort Collins Colorado or a seasoned local you should make sure to check out some or all of these events.

Fort Collins Community Events: FoCo MX

An image of public art depicting two musical animals playing a bass guitar.

Taking place on April 22 and 23, FoCo MX is a collection of distinctive local music. Event participants will be able to view live performances from a number of Colorado artists. Old Town will be transformed into an outdoor concert venue. It will feature 30 stages and over 300 performers. Visit the FoCo MX website for more information and to book your tickets today.

Taste of Fort Collins

Occurring on the weekend of June 11th and 12, the Taste of Fort Collins offers something for the foodie. Participants will have access to a large number of vendors throughout the sectioned off area that will be located in Washington park in Old Town. There are currently 29 food vendors and counting that will be at Taste of Fort Collins. This means there will be something for everyone. As part of the event be prepared for performances from Collective Soul and T.I. You can pick up a weekend pass for $20 to the event making this a very affordable way to have a great time. Visit the Taste of Fort Collins website for more information.

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

An image of an exploding firework depicting the Fort Collins Community Events for the Fourth of July

Coming to City Park July 4. Every year the City of Fort Collins hosts a Fourth of July celebration. Details for this years event are still being finalized so we aren’t quite sure what to expect. It usually includes a public parade during the day. The celebration often features an evening concert from the Fort Collins Symphony. At the conclusion of the event is always the public fireworks display at City Park. Make sure to get there early to ensure finding a parking place. Or bring the bikes down along with a camping chair. Just make sure to bring bike lights for the ride home. Visit the City of Fort Collins website for more information as it becomes available.

Fort Collins Community Events: FOCO Fondo

Taking place one day only, July 24. This is a newer Fort Collins event that helps solidify Fort Collins as a cycling mecca. FOCO Fondo is a gravel bike race with a variety of lengths for every competitor. All the way from 12 to 145 miles riders can select the level of suffering they care to endure. The longest 2 options have a prize purse that you can compete for if you’re feeling ambitious. Just remember you will be competing against some amazing local cyclists. Additionally, you may need to be an early riser as the longest route departs from New Belgium Brewery at 6:00 AM on race day. After the ride enjoy the Fondo Festivities at New Belgium Brewery. Additionally, you will have a chance to win some great giveaways from event sponsors. Visit the FOCO Fondo Website for more information.

Fort Collins Peach Festival

Headed your way August 27. This year the Fort Collins Peach festival will be taking place at the Holiday Twin Drive In on the West side of town. Unfortunately, details are still being ironed out for this event but you can expect live music, food, and beer. Remember that everything will probably have a peach spin. So you can expect to be inundated by all things peach. Visit the Fort Collins Peach Festival website for more information as it becomes available.

Tour de Fat

An image of a bike at sunset depicting the Fort Collins Community Events for Tour de Fat

Occurring one day only, September 3. Tour de Fat is a classic event put on by New Belgium Brewing. The event begins with a bicycle ride down Mountain avenue. Ride might be a strong word as the crowd and slow pace often leave you duck walking your bike as you wait for space to open up. Most people dress in funky costumes and decorate their bikes. Moreover, seeing the different costumes is often one of the best parts of the event.

For this reason, folks often gather on the side of the road in lawn chairs to watch the unofficial parade pass by their homes. Additionally, after the conclusion of the ride New Belgium hosts a fair of sorts in Old Town. You can expect drinking throughout the day, and if you need to cool off there are many bars in Old Town to pop into. Just make sure to bring a bike lock. Visit the Tour de Fat website for more information.

Contact Us for more information about other events that happen in our special community. We would be happy to point you in the right direction.