Downtown Fort Collins has a tradition of celebrating the town’s birthday with an all-encompassing festival.  On August 15, 16 & 17 the community will celebrate with Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, a community, arts, and music festival.  150 years ago, Fort Collins was established along the banks of the Cache la Poudre River, the natural location for this community-wide birthday celebration is among the original historic buildings of Downtown Fort Collins.  NewWestFest has continued to grow over the last 25+ years, bringing high quality artisans, performers and cuisines to the community.  An estimated 100,000 people will attend throughout the weekend. This year celebrates 10 years of Bohemian Nights music lineup with over 70 amazing Colorado bands!


What: Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest 2014

When: August 15-17

Where: Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado

Cost: FREE

Info: or 970-484-6500


Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest features a stellar entertainment lineup throughout the weekend with eight stages of entertainment. Six music stages, the Dance Showcase Stage and Kids’ World Stage making a total of eight stages of continuous entertainment to satisfy every audience.  This community celebration will offer over 250 festival booths, an interactive and playful Kids’ World, a carnival, great Colorado beer, wine and margaritas and lots of mouth-watering food.  All ages are welcome and all performances are free to the public. Festival hours are Friday 5:00-10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am until 7:00pm with music concerts until 10:00pm & Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm.  

This year's national headliners are Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and WAR! Not to mention the 70+ Colorado bands!

So Who's Playing?....


Over 70 Colorado Bands will take the stage in August and your favorite might be one of them! Read more about the bands, get the app and more HERE

People can browse fine art and photography booths, find beautiful handcrafted jewelry, learn about non-profit organizations and visit arts/craft vendors from across the country while enjoying Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.  When it comes time to eat, the festival offers a wide array of food including Japanese cuisine, Greek gyros, BBQ, turkey legs, funnel cakes and much more.  For families and kids, a large portion of Library Park is dedicated to Kids’ World.  This area features activities, games, entertainment, a carnival and Bohemian Nights’ Kids’ Music Adventure for a hands-on music experience at the historic Carnegie Building Courtyard. And don't forget to check out the dance stage at Remington and Moutain Ave!

MAX TO THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR!  Leave your car at home and ride MAX to get to the festival.  MAX will operate during all festival hours, including a special addition of Sunday service, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.! Sunday service does not include other Transfort routes. Please note there is limited capacity for bicycles on MAX during the festival weekend, so be sure to park and ride MAX, a service of Transfort, to Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest! More info at

Get involved... Vendor Forms available below.

(Non-food) Vendor Application

Click here to fill out the 2014 NewWestFest Vendor application!

Food Vendor Application

Click here to fill out the 2014 NewWestFest Food Vendor application!

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