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Old Town Irish Party

March 17, 2018 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

2018 Date TBD, 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.

Downtown Sessions Concert Series

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

Noontime Notes

Every Tuesday of the beginning in June and going through August, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

500 people

This summer, enjoy family friendly local musicians and plenty of sunshine in beautiful Oak Street Plaza. From solo acoustic acts to 20-piece jazz bands, Noontime Notes provides entertainment for all! These weekly concerts being the first Tuesday in June and continue on consecutive Tuesdays through the second week of August. 

Colorado Brewers’ Festival

June 22 - The Summit @ Colorado Brewers’ Festival

June 23 - June 24 Colorado Brewers’ Festival

10,000 - 15,000 people

In it's 29th 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.


Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

August 10, 11, 12, 2017

120,000 People

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic Downtown Fort Collins. The 2018 festival will take place August 10, 11 and 12. 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 15, 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!