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Old Town Irish Party

March 11, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

7,000 - 8,000 people

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year at the Old Town Irish Party in historic Downtown Fort Collins. The free festival features live musical performances, food and a “green beer garden."


Old Town Car Show

May 20, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5,000 - 6,000 people

Hundreds of great hot rods, vintage cars and classic trucks will be on display in Downtown Fort Collins.  This event is free for spectators and open to all ages.  Come Downtown and enjoy the atmosphere of historic Old Town while viewing hundreds of cars. Custom cars, street rods, fat fender street rods, muscle cars, classic motorcycles, classic cars and classic trucks and will line the Downtown streets.

Interested in becoming a food vendor? Please click here to fill out an application. 

Interested in becoming a non-food vendor? Please click here to fill out an application. 


Downtown Sessions Concert Series

Every first Friday of the month beginning in June and going through October, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

1,000 people

Downtown Sessions is hitting the stage again this summer! This concert series takes place in the newly renovated Old Town Square Plaza, set in the city-center of historic Downtown Fort Collins. Come enjoy this Friday night music concert series featuring beer service from local breweries and select vendors. A diverse lineup of talented musicians plays each week, two groups each evening. These free concert performances are viewed as the “crown jewel” of outdoor summer performance, as they are heavily attended by the community and seen as an artistic cultural asset that benefits all. 


Colorado Brewers’ Festival

June 23 (The Summit @ Colorado Brewers’ Festival,  5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

June 24 - June 25 Colorado Brewers’ Festival, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

10,000 - 15,000 people

In its 28th year, this nationally recognized event holds court as the founder of beer festivals in the Rocky Mountain West and is Colorado’s largest outdoor brew gathering. The weekend celebration features 150+ beers from over 50 Colorado Breweries and was granted the 2015 Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for “Best Event or Festival” in the state. This is an annual tradition that celebrates Colorado craft beer and live music. The Summit at Colorado Brewers' Festival takes place on Friday night. This is a small-scale, ticketed event where guests can directly interact with brewers as they sample. The general festival on Saturday and Sunday will have alcohol service throughout the Civic Center Park and Washington Park area grounds in addition to food service, shopping at vendor booths and live entertainment.

Interested in being a food vendor at the 28th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival? Click here to fill out the 2017 Food Vendor application.
 *Please note that we have eliminated festival bucks! Food vendors will be allowed to use cash or credit card to collect payments, as well as sell non-alcoholic beverages. Because of this change, the Downtown Business Association will not be collecting any commissions off of sales. 

Interested in being a non-food vendor at the 28th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival? Click here to fill out the 2017 Non-Food Vendor application. 


Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

August 11,12,13, Times TBD

120,000 People

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic Downtown Fort Collins. The 2017 festival will take place August 11, 12 and 13. The annual festival is co-produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and Bohemian Nights. This free community music festival features 80+ Colorado bands, including headliner performances at the main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; seven stages of entertainment; more than 250 vendors including specialty crafts, art and food booths; and a family-centered Kids’ Music Adventure and Kids’ World area.   



September 16, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

7,000 - 8,000 People

Celebrate Fort Collins' last outdoor music festival of 2017 in Old Town Square! FORToberfest is a Fort Collins-style Fall festival, featuring 10+ hours of live music on the Old Town Square Stage and specialty tastings of local, seasonal craft beers. Best of all, the festival is FREE, with no admission charge to enjoy a full day of live music and community celebration Downtown!