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Four Days of Hot Deals During Downtown Summer Sales, July 20 - 23

Discover exclusive offers in-store and on the sidewalks of over 65 downtown businesses, with over a dozen featuring local artists outside!

DOWNTOWN FORT COLLINS, CO., July 10, 2023 — The weather is hot, and so are the deals! Downtown Summer Sales is a decades-long summer tradition dating back to the 1970s, with merchants rolling out marked-down merchandise. This year, over 65 businesses in Downtown Fort Collins are offering special sales and deep discounts, making it a bargain-shopping extravaganza. From Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 23*, stroll, discover, and shop the best deals around on the sidewalk and in-stores. 

If you're looking for a shopping destination, Downtown is your paradise! Set amongst beautifully preserved historic buildings and tree-lined sidewalks, unique locally owned stores, boutiques, and specialty shops beckon you to stop and look. Find many items, including apparel and accessories, housewares, home furnishings, jewelry, vintage and handmade goods, and so much more. The best part is that everything is within walking distance, making exploring and discovering these treasures easy.

NEW THIS YEAR: Over a dozen businesses are partnering with a local artist or non-profit organization to bring additional vibrancy to the sidewalks, including Akinz, All Sales Vinyl, Board and Brush, Dandelions & Rust, FoCo Cafe, Makerfolk, Mobb Mountain Distillers, Old Firehouse Books, Paul Wood Florist, Savory Spice, The Corner Slice, The Elegant Pear, The Wright Life, and Walrus Ice Cream. This is a special chance to discover hand-crafted treasures lovingly made by local artists. Learn more about area non-profits that support and uplift our community in many ways.

All that shopping is sure to work up an appetite.  Stop in for the hospitality and enjoy amazing Downtown Summer Sales deals at Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza, Blanchard Family Wines, The Corner Slice, Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream, Mary’s Mountain Cookies, Mobb Mountain Distillers, and Walrus Ice Cream.

If you plan to extend your downtown stay, you can take advantage of the delightful experience of the Armstrong Hotel, located in the heart of historic Old Town. With a variety of rooms and suites, each exudes historic charm and offers pet-friendly accommodations. It's easy to relax and unwind after a fun-filled day of shopping.

Make it an extra-long weekend and experience fun activities during Downtown Summer Sales with exclusive discounts and deals. Fort Collins Tours invites you to discover the stories and haunted history of Fort Collins with discounted tour tickets and private tour packages.  Enjoy family fun with a Fort Collins Museum of Discovery annual membership. Show your membership for additional savings during Downtown Summer Sales at The Museum Store so you can take some discovery to go!  At South Broadway Country Club, it’s happy hour all day with discounted rounds of golf on their three Trackman golf simulators.

Looking to beat the heat?  Enjoy the dancing water jets as you cool off and have fun at the Old Town Square and Oak Street Plaza splash pads. Need other recommendations? Discover the Top 5 Ways to Cool Off This Summer in Downtown Fort Collins with specific suggestions to make the most of your Downtown Summer Sales days! 

Visit for more information, including the full list of participating businesses and their sales offerings.

*Customers are encouraged to confirm hours of operation for individual businesses.

About the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority

The Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1981 with the goal of revitalizing the central business district. The DDA combines public and private investments through tax increment financing to achieve this objective and emphasizes community initiatives that benefit downtown. In 2020, the DDA introduced the Business Marketing and Communications Program, which employs traditional and innovative methods to promote economic, cultural, and social growth through a variety of initiatives.

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