Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest returns to Downtown Fort Collins on August 10th, 11th and 12th! Now entering the 14th year of partnership, this free and family friendly three-day music festival is co-produced by the DBA and Bohemian Nights and features 80+ performances on six stages, including three main stage national headliners – The Motet on Friday night; Blondie on Saturday night; and The Decemberists on Sunday evening. The festival also features more than 200 specialty craft, art and food booths and a family-centered Kids’ Music Adventure and Kids’ World entertainment area.
When: August 10th, 11th, & 12th
Event Hours: Friday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Price: Free to the public
Kids’ world stage
presented by salud family health
Saturday, August 11th
9:30AM: Downdog x Donuts on the Old Town Square Stage (Interactive Yoga Class)
11:30AM: Cheer Central Suns (Cheerleading)
12:30PM: Ripple Effect Martial Arts (Martial Arts Demo)
1:30PM: The Great Loudini (Magic Show)
2:30PM: Studio West Dance Center (Dance Class)
3:30PM: Rocky Mountain Puppets (Puppet Show)
Sunday, August 12th
11:30AM: Mountain Kids (Gymnastics Demo)
12:30PM: McTeggart Irish Dancers (Dance Routine)
1:30PM: Karate West (Martial Arts Demo)
2:30PM: TimFoolery (Magic Show)
3:30PM: Becks’ Martial Arts (Martial Arts Demo)
For 3 days only, enjoy craft alcoholic beverages as you travel the streets of Old Town taking in the weekend’s many offerings. Thanks to our festival beverage sponsors, Odell Brewing, High Country Beverage, Illegal Pete’s and The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.
16 oz. draft Drumroll
16 oz. draft Easy Street Wheat
16 oz. draft Coors Banquet
16 oz. draft Coors Light
Big Tex Margarita
Classic on the rocks Margarita
Classic Frozen Margarita
Flavors: Manberry, Mango, Strawberry
Margarita on the rocks
Strawberry Margarita on the rocks
Select Red Wine
Select White Wine
festival food & craft Vendor offerings
Big’s Meat Wagon
Taj Mahal Restaurant
Los Dos Paelleros
Tom + Chee
A-maize’n Kettle Corn
Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon
Happy Lucky’s Teahouse
Electric Dream Boutique
Colorado Beard Company
Whole Made / SALUS
In addition to food and non-food vendors featured at the festival, the Downtown Business Association proudly represents 200+ member businesses in Old Town. Click the button below to view a map of Downtown Fort Collins including a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations.
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Event notice information
Work or live Downtown? Want information on parking and street closures? On behalf of the Downtown Business Association, please see the enclosed packet of information regarding the upcoming August 10th, 11th and 12th production of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. This informational packet includes the following:
• Festival Map
• Street Closure & Re-Open Map
• Street Closure Detailed Descriptions
• Frequently Asked Questions & Contact Info
What is Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest?
This free, three-day music festival is co-produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association (DBA) and Bohemian Nights LLC. Bohemian coordinates and pays for the artists and music production, offering the music as a gift to the community. The DBA coordinates the beverages, concessions and vendor booths. The festival features 80+ bands, seven stages of live entertainment, over 250 specialty craft and food booths, and two family-centered kids’ entertainment areas.The festival is the DBA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds from beverage sales and vendor fees going directly to support the non-profit organization’s mission to advance the vibrancy, vitality and prosperity of the downtown district.
When is the 2018 festival?
- Friday, August 10th – 5:00pm-10:00pm
- Saturday, August 11th – 10:00am-10:00pm
- Sunday, August 12th – 10:00am-7:00pm
Where is the festival?
Please see the attached map for exact footprint, but the festival takes place in Downtown Fort Collins on the following streets: Linden St., Mountain Ave., Walnut St., Peterson St., E. Oak St., Mathews St., Olive Street. Live music and performance stages are also placed in Old Town Square and within Library Park.
Where are the musical performances? Where is the sound coming from?
There are 7 performance stages in the festival permitted by the City of Fort Collins. All areas must abide by local ordinances regarding noise and sound. Friday features music until 10:00 pm; Saturday features music until 10:00 pm; Sunday features music until 7:00 pm. Please see the attached festival map for precise stage locations.
What should I expect during clean-up when the festival ends?
Although the festival concludes at 7:00 pm sharp on Sunday, there will be noise, trucks, heavy machinery and movement into the late evening hours; please note that the deconstruction of the stage and sunshade structures will continue through Monday, August 14th. Staff aims to minimize disruption as much as possible and the festival will be cleaned up in entirety by 4am on Tuesday, August 15th.
My car was towed. Where is it?
Towed cars will be relocated to Odell Brewing Company north parking lot, directly behind the brewery at 800 E. Lincoln Street. Simply pick-up your car. A special thanks to festival sponsor Odell this year for the use of their lot; as a result, owners will not have to pay $200+ recovery fee to retrieve their vehicles (but instead, perhaps you may consider going inside the brewery and making a purchase!).