The month of September is going out just as fast as it came in! With October and all of the spookiness right around the corner, celebrate the end of September by getting out and about at a variety of events and activities in and around Weld and Larimer counties as well as across the state and up into Cheyenne.
Check out some of these 19 events set to take place the week of Sept. 24-30, 2022 for all ages.
Saturday, Sept. 24
1. Join Aims Community College for the Great Aardvark Embark Balloon Launch at 6:30 a.m. at 5401 W. 20th St. in Greeley. The free event will feature professional pilots from the Colorado Balloon Club. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with pilots and watch crews as they assemble the balloons for lift off. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3RNIJsK.
2. The High Plains Environmental Center is hosting an end of season native plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon at 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive in Loveland. The sale will feature a variety of different perennials and native plants that use much less water and are adapted to the region’s weather. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3DukpaP.
3. The 6th annual End of the Trail Kite Festival will be kicking off at 11 a.m. at the Pine Bluffs Recreation Center, 1200 S. Beech, in Pine Bluffs, WY. The free event will feature semi-pro kite fliers from the American Kitefliers Association and the Rocky Mountain Kite Association, vendors, bounce houses, artisans and crafters, flying demonstrations and more. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3BH5icL.
4. The 11th annual Chuckwagon Dinner benefitting Tower 21 is set for 6 p.m. at The State Armory Event Center, 614 8th Ave., Greeley. The event will feature a mocktail hour, dinner, dessert, a silent auction and a performance from magician Ryan Beyer. Tickets are $35 per person for dinner and the show and $15 per person for dessert and the show. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3eSLKcF.
5. The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow is returning to Colorado at 7 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway. The event will have a kids zone, food and concessions stands and performances from the Grumman F7F-3n Tigercat Aerobatics team, a bomber parade, a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler demonstration and more. All ages are welcome to attend and tickets range from $15 up to $125 per person depending on age and package. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.pprairshow.org.
6. Wild Wonderful Weekend: Certified Wild Zone is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. at The Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland. Kids of all ages and their family can partake in a scavenger hunt, live music, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, games and more. The event will wrap up with a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. There is no cost to participate in the activities, however, the concert is $10 per person age 13 and older. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3dcpgmi.
7. Fiesta and Food Trucks, hosted by the Latino Chamber of Commerce, is set to take place from 2-7 p.m. at Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave. in Longmont. The event will feature food trucks, vendors, music and more for all ages. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3RG94su.
8. The Hope Floats Water Lantern Festival 2022 is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton. Attendees will have the opportunity to decorate and launch water lanterns as well as enjoy live music, food trucks and vendor booths. Admission is $59.48 per person age 15 and older and $18.07 for kids ages 8-14. Each ticket includes admission into the event, one water lantern and a marker to use to decorate your lantern. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3QKI7m0.
Sunday, Sept. 25
9. The City of Loveland Farmers Market is set to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave. The market will feature fresh produce, baked goods, handmade products, dairy products, flowers and more. All ages are welcome to attend and admission is free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3LgSFZd.
10. Angélique Kidjo will be performing for the Live at The Gardens Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. at 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins. Kidjo is a five-time Grammy award winning artist and one of the top international voices of today. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Admission is $50 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3S3F75p.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
11. FoCo Roller Derby is hosting a new recruit night at 7 p.m. at The Brewhouse, 255 S. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Adults age 18 and older are invited to come out to learn about the different positions open, the derby’s mission and vision, the practice schedule, gear and more. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact [email protected].
Wednesday, Sept. 28
12. James Disney/Erik Stensland: Double Vision exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The exhibit will feature paintings and photographs of the Rocky Mountains created by the artists. All ages are welcome to view the exhibit. Admission is $7 per person age 13 and older. Children age 12 and younger are free. For more information, go to www.thelovelandmuseum.org.
13. The Fort Collins Farmers Market will take place at 10 a.m. at Harmony and Lemay in front of the Ace Hardware. The free market will feature a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, handmade items and more. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3UavP9F.
Thursday, Sept. 29
14. Myth Maker Brewing is partnering with Flingin’ Pots for Make and Paint Gnomes at 6:30 p.m. at 1035 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins. The class, open to adults age 21 and older, will teach attendees how to craft a gnome from clay that can be painted using a variety of different color ceramic paint. Tickets for the class are $45 per person and includes all supplies, firing services and one drink token. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3BkK2Ii.
15. The CSU Jazz Ensembles Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado State University School of the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Jazz Ensembles I and II, under the direction of Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, will be performing a variety of pieces and styles of music. Admission is $14 for adults age 18 and older, $12 for seniors age 62 and older, $4 for youth age 17 and younger and CSU students are free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3eMKqYG.
Friday, Sept. 30
16. Flatland Cavalry with Grady Spencer and The Work are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. at the Grizzly Rose, 5450 N. Valley Highway, Denver. Adults age 18 and older are invited to attend. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3xnLiJy.
17. Join Mountain Cowboy Brewing for an Oktoberfest celebration at 11 a.m. at 318 Fifth St., Frederick. The event will feature handcrafted ales and lagers, games, dancing, a traditional sausage grill and music from the Rhinelanders. Admission is free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3Bk6od2.
18. The Colorado Tattoo Convention kicks off at noon at the National Western Complex, 4665 Humboldt St., Denver. The event will include tattoo competitions, live tattooing sessions, vendors, a fashion show, a car show, food trucks and more. All ages are welcome to attend. Admission is $25 per person for a one-day pass and $45 per person for a weekend pass. For more information, go to www.coloradotattooconvention.com.
19. Taylor Shae Duo will be taking the stage at 8 p.m. the Magic Rat, 111 Chestnut St., Fort Collins. Shae, an award-winning singer-songwriter born and raised in Colorado, is known for her bluesy sounds for a fresh take on the Americana genre. Admission into the concert is free and open to adults age 21 and older. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3Bky815.