The month of September is ending just as quickly as it came! With October and all the spooks just around the corner, celebrate the end of September by getting out and about at a variety of events and activities in and around Weld and Larimer counties, and throughout the state and as far away as Cheyenne.
Check out some of these 19 events taking place the week of September 24-30, 2022 for all ages.
Saturday 24 Sept
1. Visit Aims Community College for the Great Aardvark Embark Balloon Launch at 6:30 am at 5401 W. 20th St. in Greeley. The free event features professional pilots from the Colorado Balloon Club. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with pilots and watch crews assemble the balloons for launch. All ages are welcome. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3RNIJsK.
2. The High Plains Environmental Center is hosting an end of season native plant sale from 9am to 12pm at 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive in Loveland. On offer are various perennials and native plants that use much less water and are adapted to the weather in the region. All ages are welcome. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3DukpaP.
3. The 6th Annual End of the Trail Kite Festival begins at 11am at the Pine Bluffs Recreation Center, 1200 S. Beech, in Pine Bluffs, WY. The free event will feature semi-professional kite flyers from the American Kitefliers Association and Rocky Mountain Kite Association, vendors, inflatables, artisans, flight demonstrations and more. All ages are welcome. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3BH5icL.
4. The 11th Annual Chuckwagon Dinner benefiting Tower 21 will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the State Armory Event Center, 614 8th Ave., Greeley. The event includes a mocktail lesson, dinner, dessert, a silent auction and a performance by magician Ryan Beyer. Tickets are $35 per person for dinner and show and $15 per person for dessert and show. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3eSLKcF.
5. The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow returns to Colorado at 7:00 am at Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway. The event will have a Kids Zone, food and concession stands and performances by the Grumman F7F-3n Tigercat Aerobatics Team, a Bomber Parade, a US Navy EA-18G Growler demonstration and more. All ages are welcome, and tickets range from $15 to $125 per person, depending on age and package. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.pprairshow.org.
6. Wild Wonderful Weekend: Certified Wild Zone takes place at 2pm at The Promenade Shops in Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland. Children of all ages and their families can take part in a scavenger hunt, live music, interactive exhibits and demonstrations, games and much more. The event ends with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Activities are free to attend, but the concert is $10 per person 13 and older. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3dcpgmi.
7. Fiesta and Food Trucks, hosted by the Latino Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 2pm to 7pm at Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave. held in Longmont. The event features food trucks, vendors, music and more for all ages. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3RG94su.
8. The 2022 Hope Floats Water Lantern Festival is scheduled for 4pm at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Piccadilly Road, Brighton. Attendees will have the opportunity to decorate and launch water lanterns, as well as enjoy live music, food trucks, and vendor booths. Admission is $59.48 per person ages 15 and older and $18.07 for children ages 8-14. Each ticket includes entry to the event, a water lantern and a marker to decorate your lantern. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3QKI7m0.
Sunday 25 September
9. The City of Loveland Farmers’ Market will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave. instead of. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, handmade products, dairy, flowers and more. All ages are welcome, entry is free. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3LgSFZd.
10. Angélique Kidjo will perform for the Live at The Gardens Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. at 2145 Center Ave., Fort Collins. Kidjo is a five-time Grammy Award-winning artist and one of today’s top international voices. Guests should bring a lounge chair or blanket to sit on. Admission is $50 per person. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3S3F75p.
Tuesday, September 27th
11. FoCo Roller Derby hosts a night for new recruits at 7:00 p.m. at The Brewhouse, 255 S. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Adults 18+ are invited to learn about the various positions open, the Derby’s mission and vision, training schedule, equipment and more. Participation is free. For more information, contact [email protected]
Wednesday 28 Sept
12. The James Disney/Erik Stensland: Double Vision exhibit will be on view from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The exhibition will feature paintings and photographs of the Rocky Mountains created by the artists. All age groups are welcome to visit the exhibition. Admission is $7 per person ages 13 and up. Children up to 12 years are free. Visit www.thelovelandmuseum.org for more information.
13. The Fort Collins Farmers Market will be held at 10:00 am in Harmony and Lemay in front of Ace Hardware. The free market offers a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and more. All ages are welcome. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3UavP9F.
Thursday 29 Sept
14. Myth Maker Brewing is partnering with Flingin’ Pots for Make and Paint Gnomes at 6:30 p.m. at 1035 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins. The class, open to adults 21 and over, will teach participants how to make a clay gnome that can be painted with a variety of different colored ceramic paints. Tickets for the class are $45 per person and include all supplies, fire services and a beverage token. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3BkK2Ii.
15. The CSU Jazz Ensembles concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado State University School of the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Jazz Ensembles I and II, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, will perform a variety of pieces and musical styles. Admission is $14 for adults 18 and older, $12 for seniors 62 and older, $4 for youth 17 and younger, and CSU students are free. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3eMKqYG.
Friday 30 Sept
16. Flatland Cavalry with Grady Spencer and The Work are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. at the Grizzly Rose, 5450 N. Valley Highway, Denver. Adults over the age of 18 are invited. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3xnLiJy.
17. Join Mountain Cowboy Brewing for an Oktoberfest celebration at 11 am at 318 Fifth St., Frederick. The event features handcrafted ales and lagers, games, dancing, a traditional sausage grill and music by the Rhinelanders. Admission is free. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3Bk6od2.
18. The Colorado Tattoo Convention begins at noon at the National Western Complex, 4665 Humboldt St., Denver. The event includes tattoo contests, live tattoo sessions, vendors, a fashion show, car show, food trucks and more. All ages are welcome. Admission is $25 per person for a day pass and $45 per person for a weekend pass. Visit www.coloradotattooconvention.com for more information.
19. The Taylor Shae Duo will take the stage at 8pm at the Magic Rat, 111 Chestnut St., Fort Collins. An award-winning singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Colorado, Shae is known for her bluesy sounds for a fresh take on the Americana genre. Admission to the concert is free and open to adults 21 and over. For more information, see https://bit.ly/3Bky815.