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Special Events in Northern Colorado

Our Favorite Local Events

Discover some of our favorite local events and plan your next vacation around an event that is brimming with NoCo pride and community! Experience the vibrant music scene at FoCoMX, lace up your running shoes for the scenic Colorado Marathon, and don't miss the electrifying atmosphere of CSU Rams football games! With an array of unforgettable experiences awaiting you, Fort Collins promises a journey filled with music, adventure, and community spirit that's worth traveling for.

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Annual Events near Fort Collins, CO

Attending these annual events is a great way to experience the culture and atmosphere of Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. Mark your calendar and plan ahead to attend and experience these exciting local events in Northern Colorado!


This fun two-day music festival features a diverse lineup of 300 Colorado artists at nearly 30 venues in Fort Collins. This is a great downtown event that celebrates the diversity of music and sound! 

April 19th & 20th, 2024

Odell’s biggest party of the year! The Odell Small Batch Festival is a fun celebration of beer (and wine!) that involves over 50 different beers, 10 wines from OBC and plenty of live music! 

May 25th - May 27th, 2024

This two-day festival is a community event that involves food from local restaurants, entertainment from acclaimed musicians & an eclectic display of fine artisans work. It’s tons of fun for the whole family! 

June 8th & 9th, 2024

Horsetooth Half

Run from former Hughes Stadium to New Belgium Brewery and enjoy a scenic running journey along the Foothills. This is a challenging yet surprisingly fast course, stunning views and worth training for!

April 14th, 2024

Colorado Marathon
The Colorado Marathon is an annual event that takes place in Fort Collins, CO. It is highly regarded as one of the most scenic courses with the majority of the race taking place in the Poudre Canyon. 

May 5th, 2024

Tour de Fat
One of the most iconic events of the year! Join the bike parade and raise money for a great cause while being a little silly and enjoying a cold one! This annual event by New Belgium is definitely worth the trip! 

August 24th, 2024


A family friendly event that celebrates the Poudre River as an important natural resource in our community. Come enjoy hands-on educational activities, live music, dancing, food and beer! 

August 10th, 2024

Peach Festival
A fun family event that takes places at the Holiday Twin Drive-In. It is a fundraiser for the local food bank and involves live music, food vendors, and entertainment. Goes perfectly with a day on the water!

August 17th, 2024

Foco Fondo Ride
FoCo Fondo is an annual cycling event that caters to gravel cyclists of all skill levels. Participants embark on a scenic journey through the picturesque landscapes surrounding Fort Collins!

July 19th - July 21st, 2024

Lagoon Series

The Lagoon Concert Series is a free event that occurs every Wednesday throughout the summer. Come enjoy live music at the CSU Lagoon and experience what makes Fort Collins such an amazing community!

June 12th to July 24th, 2024

Live at the Gardens
A n enchanting concert series set amid the lush botanical beauty of the Gardens on Spring Creek. This outdoor music event features performances by local and regional musicians across various genres.

June 29th - August 10th, 2024

Tour de Corgi
Bring your favorite Corgi or simply head to Old Town for a cup of joe and some good ol' wholesome fun. It's a costume contest and there are corgis everywhere you look! A Fort Collins classic for dog lovers.

October 5th, 2024


During this annual event, local restaurants offer special prix fixe menus at affordable prices, inviting locals and visitors alike to indulge in a diverse array of flavors and cuisines. Benefits the Food Bank!  

March 1st - March 14th, 2024

The world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration! Experience thrilling rodeo competitions, bull riding, parades, and live music against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in Cheyenne, WY. 

July 19th - July 28th, 2024

A cherished Northern Colorado tradition offering family-friendly fun! Carnival rides, fair food, and exciting rodeo events with live music and interactive exhibits. It's the perfect summertime activity!

August 2nd - August 6th, 2024

Food Truck Rally

The Food Truck Rally is a weekly event that takes place in City Park. It is a family friendly event that features live music and tons of food trucks to choose from. Hop on your bikes, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy some local music in City Park. 

Tuesdays, May - September 

CSU Rams Football 
With a rich tradition and dedicated fan base, Rams football games at Canvas Stadium offer an electrifying atmosphere where every touchdown is celebrated. Show your Ram pride and get ready to paint the town green and gold!

September - November, annually 

Holiday lights
Experience the magic of the season! From Old Town Square to the tree-lined streets, dazzling displays of holiday lights adorn the city, creating a picturesque backdrop for joyful celebrations and cherished moments with loved ones.

Thanksgiving - Valentine's Day, annually

MONTHLY Events in Fort Collins, co

These reoccurring monthly events are a great opportunity to discover the small businesses that make Fort Collins such an amazing place to live, work and play. Support local! 


The First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided walking tour that celebrates creativity, culture, and community in Fort Collins! From fine to funky, the Art Walk showcases a spectrum of artistic styles to entertain and engage art lovers of all ages, interests and backgrounds. 

First Friday of the month from 6:00 - 9:00 PM


The Fort Collins Foodie Walk is a self-guided walking tour that celebrates the culinary culture and foodie scene in Old Town. Join Downtown’s finest culinary shops each month for interactive showcases, seasonal flavors, and exciting taste experiences! 

Third Friday of the month from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Northern Colorado Vacation Rentals 

Are you planning a trip to Fort Collins or the Northern Colorado area?
We offer a variety of vacation rentals near Colorado State University, Horsetooth Reservoir and Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Whether you're searching for something in Old Town, near the Rocky Mountain Foothills or further east – we have a diverse selection of professionally designed homes, townhomes and condos to choose from. 

Your adventure starts at Mountain Time Vacation Rentals!


This event calendar is updated and hosted by Visit Fort Collins.