Fun Things To Do

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Winter Farmers’ Market ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsJanuary 6 & 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Website: greeleygov.com
“Real Food. Real Farmers. Real Fun!”
Every market day offers something new for everyone – be it herbs, seasonal vegetables & fruit, salsa, bread, bouquets, music or kids’ activities. In addition to your groceries, there is authentic artwork, crafts and gifts from the heart, as well as delicious scones, burritos and pastries to enjoy while you’re there. Grab a cup of coffee/tea, sit in our bistro, listen to the music and watch the fun all around.

Greeley Farmers’ Market is the place to be Saturday mornings. Talk with your farmer, meet your neighbors, celebrate Weld’s bounty – Join Us! Come for the food, stay for the fun.

Polar Pedal ~ Greeley
January 20, 2018
Website: greeleycalendar.com
The Polar Pedal is Greeley Bikes wintertime event. Bundle up and bring your bike on Saturday, January 20, at 1:30 p.m. for a 13-mile loop that begins and ends in Downtown Greeley. Meet on the East Side of Lincoln Park and complete the ride at the Cranford Cove Tea Tavern, 823 10th Street. Helmets strongly encouraged!

Frank Ferrante in “An Evening with Groucho” ~ Greeley
January 20, 2018
Location: Union Colony Civic Center
Website: greeleycalendar.com
Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York, and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of uproarious fun. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes, and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.”


Winter Wonderlights ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsJanuary 1-7, 2018
Location: Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra
Website: visitlovelandco.org

Winter Wonderlights will take place from November 18, 2017 through January 7, 2018 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25.

Each night from 5-9 PM, visitors will revel in holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures, the only 20’ LED mappable Christmas Tree in the state and 30-minute music and light shows. In addition to nightly lighting attractions, special weekend programming at the winter event from 5-9 PM Saturdays and 5-7 PM Sundays includes: Colorado’s largest inflatable igloo, weekend food and retail vendors, and exceptional performances sprinkled throughout the event calendar.

The event is free and open to the public. Canned food donations are suggested to benefit the Larimer County Food Bank.

Night on the Town ~ Loveland
January 12, 2018
Location: Downtown
Websites: visitlovelandco.org

This lively progressive party throughout downtown includes art openings, live music, restaurant specials and more. Night on the Town takes place the second Friday of each month. For specials and more info, visit the Loveland Museum Gallery website.

57th Annual Stars of Tomorrow Show ~ Loveland
January 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Rialto Theatre Center
Website: rialtotheatercenter.org

Youth from Kindergarten through 12th grade are selected to participate in this annual talent show. Students will be awarded trophies and scholarships, and one talented high school senior will be chosen to compete against winners from Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado at the District Show held at the Rialto on May 20th. Come share the joy of watching these young people display their talent and creativity.


First Friday Gallery Walk ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsJanuary 5, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown
Website: downtownfortcollins.com
Each month, these fine and “folk” art galleries display new showings and open their doors for this self-guided walking tour. The Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, from 6pm-9pm.

Foodie Walk ~ Fort Collins
January 19, 2018
Location: Downtown
Website: downtownfortcollins.com

Who is a foodie? Foodies are people who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and recreation. Foodies wish to learn everything about food, the best and the ordinary, and take in the science, industry, history, and characters surrounding food. Culinary shops in Downtown Fort Collins focus on unique quality ingredients, locally sourced and organic produce in their shops.

The Fort Collins Foodie Walk offers a way for people to explore and enjoy the world of food and spices!

Polar Bear Run & Plunge ~ Fort Collins
January 20, 2018
Location: Downtown
Website: visitftcollins.com

Let’s Get Chilly! Polar Bear 5k and 1 mile run/walk and Polar Plunge into Horsetooth Reservoir! Keep your New Year’s fitness resolutions rockin’ & rollin’ with this fun event to celebrate winter and the new year! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic run around the south end of Horsetooth Reservoir in the Fort Collins foothills. After the run either get your speedo/costume on and be one of the brave souls that takes the plunge or hang out at the outdoor party to watch the craziness. Live music, Odell Brewing beer garden, bloody Mary’s, hot food, vendors, and awards, giveaways & fun! Open to all ages, dogs welcome, choice of run only, polar plunge only or both.


School Out Day ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsJanuary 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.com
The Windsor Rec Center is offering full-day camp with a variety of activities such as gym and outdoor play, arts and crafts and swimming on the days Weld RE-4 school district is not in session. An itinerary will be given a couple days in advance. Please bring a lunch and two snacks. Drop off time is 7:30 – 9 a.m. and pick up will be from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Mother Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party ~ Windsor-Severance
January 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.com
Don’t be late for this very important date! Meet us in Wonderland for a Mad Hatter Tea Party. We’ll provide the hot water, tea and light pastries. Have your own tea set? Bring it along! Guests will have the opportunity to decorate their own tea cup, play games, and enjoy the story of Alice’s tea party with the Hatter! Please call 970-674-3500 to register.

Fire Investigation 101 ~ Windsor-Severance
January 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Art & Heritage Center
Website: windsorgov.com

Have you ever wondered how the investigators know where a fire starts and how? Fire Marshall Sandi Friedrichsen will give a presentation on modern fire investigation techniques and will give a live K9 Accelerant demonstration (dogs that help to detect arson), unless our K9 detective is working on a very important case.


Beauty & the Beast ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsNovember 16, 2017-February 14, 2018
Website: coloradocandlelight.com

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is an eye-popping spectacle that has won the hearts and imaginations of millions worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.

Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Round-Up ~ Johnstown-Milliken
January 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Location: Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library
Do you have any great Slow Cooker tips or tricks you would like to share? Have you recently started using an Instant Pot? Bring in your ideas and favorite recipes to introduce to others!

All Ages Painting Class – Let it Snow ~ Johnstown-Milliken
January 20, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: The Painted Picket – Studio Cafe (Milliken)
$20 includes all supplies and guided instruction to complete this fun artwork! All ages welcome, no experience needed.


Murder by Death ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsJanuary 5-6 & 13-15, 2018
Time: Doors 7:30 PM, Show 9:00 PM
Price: Packages available and Single Tickers available. Prices Vary
Website: stanleylive.com

Murder by Death will be returning to Estes Park on January 5th, 6th, 13th, 14th, and 15th at the Historic Stanley Concert Hall as part of the “Stanley Live Concert Series.” Murder by Death is an American five-piece indie rock band from Bloomington, Indiana. Their name is derived from the 1976 Robert Moore film of the same name.

Winter Festival ~ Estes Park
January 13-14, 2018
Location: Estes Park Events Complex
Website: visitestespark.com
Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival weekend! Taste award-winning chili (while supplies last), sip a variety of beers and wines, browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment and more at the Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend at the new Estes Park Events Complex!

2018 Frost Giant Race ~ Estes Park
January 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM
Location: 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park Municipal Building
Website: visitestespark.com
The Annual Frost Giant will be held on Sunday, January 27th, 2018 in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Lace up your running shoes and grab a warm hat to partake in this fun and adventurous 5K race. The 5K will start at the Estes Park Municipal Building entrance on MacGregor Ave. The race begins on pavement as you head north on MacGregor Ave, continue north as you cross Wonderview Ave, and continue to the MacGregor Ranch property. The course then becomes cross country. Marshals will direct you east into a field as you make a loop through the field, popping back out onto MacGregor Ave. You will now head south down MacGregor Ave on the pavement and end back at the Estes Park Municipal Building entrance.

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