Fun Things To Do This Month!

It's happening in Northern Colorado! Visitors, residents and guests, here are a few fun things to do in October...
Fun ThingsLoveland
Fort Collins
Estes Park

Northern Colorado Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes! Art By Bike: Exploring Loveland’s Public Art ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsOctober 1, 2016

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet @ Chilson Senior Center Parking Lot

Enjoy a morning of bike riding while exploring Loveland’s public art. This leisurely ride will be approximately 10 miles and will highlight local art pieces that are on display in Loveland. A stop will be made along the way for refreshments.

Annual Art Studio Tour ~ Loveland
October 8-9 & 15-16, 2016

Visitors will have the chance to meet the artists, buy original artworks, and learn, how and where artists create pottery, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts. The included artists reflect the amazing creative talent available right in our own community.

Over 40 artist at 26 locations on the self-guided map tour (see website for map). Admission is free and open to the public. Look for signs en route to, and in front of each studio.

Halloween Family Fun Festival ~ Loveland
October 29, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Peters Park

Dress up the family and head into town for some Halloween fun! The Loveland Museum/Gallery is celebrating the Annual Halloween Family Fun Festival, while downtown businesses celebrate the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Join us in Peters Park next to the Museum for this fun-filled community event with vendor booths, food, activities for kids, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest.

Family Friendly Oktoberfest ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsOctober 1-2, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Bath Garden Center and Nursery

$1 all-you-can-drink root beer garden!
Ginger Ale, root beer and cream soda from Coopersmiths and cherry vanilla soda from Fort Collins Brewery!
$4 delicious, extra-large cheddar-jalapeno or beer brats from Valley Packing for lunch!
Pumpkin carving demo!
Children can make a pretzel necklace and enjoy arts and crafts!

Zombie Crawl ~ Fort Collins
October 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Old Town Square

Ghouls and goblins of all ages are back to infest OLD TOWN SQUARE for the 2016 Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest. October 22, 2016 is when the undead take over downtown Fort Collins to raise money for Turning Point. Evil John Mays and Juiced on Imagination will be one of the many makeup artists that will give you a ghastly look! 1-9 pm in the Square. Cost $10, $20, $30 or $50 depending on your ghoulishness! Don’t miss these TO DIE FOR events: Kidz Krawl, Zombie Crawl, Monster Festivities, Odell Beer Garden & more!

Tiny Tot Halloween Parade ~ Fort Collins
October 31, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Old Town

It’s time to scare up some new costume ideas for your little ones! The annual Tiny Tot Halloween presented by COUNTRY Financial will be held on Monday, October 31st beginning at 10:00 a.m. We invite all children under seven years old and their parents/guardians to join us for a safe trick-or-treating experience in Downtown Fort Collins.

Participants gather in Old Town Square Plaza beginning at 10 a.m. to receive a goodie bag (while supplies last) with a map indicating the designated trick-or-treat area. The event will occur along the sidewalks all around Old Town and crossing guards will be present at major intersections to ensure everyone’s safety.

Community Fest ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsOctober 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: UNC campus west of Michener Library and adjacent to Nottingham Field

Learning has never been so fun! Come and get engaged with interactive demonstrations and hands-on learning activities by UNC departments and student clubs as well as businesses and organizations from throughout the community. Visit the activities area with inflatable games, face painting, magic and more. Support our local high school bands as the Marching Band Showcase shows off this local talent. Then indulge in delicious food prepared by UNC's award-winning dining services.

G.Town Tour: City Hall Crawl ~ Greeley
October 14, 2016
Location: Meet @ Greeley Ice Haus

Get an Inside Look at the City! Greeley offers great facilities… indoors and out. From fishing spots to the police headquarters to backstage at the UCCC. See your tax dollars in action! A G. Town Tour is a free and fun event to acquaint residents and visitors with interesting aspects of the city that they might not otherwise know much about. The tour will begin and end at the Greeley Ice Haus parking lot in Downtown Greeley. The tour is free but reservations are required to ensure a seat on the bus. For more information or to reserve a seat for the tour contact Brooke Wolford at 970-350-9774 or

Howl-O-Ween Trick-or-Treat ~ Greeley
October 22-23, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Centennial Village Museum

Wear your spookiest (or silliest) costume and head to Centennial Village for tricks and treats as you stop at each of our historic structures. Try your hand at Halloween carnival games and participate in the costume contest. $1 children, $2 adults 18 and older.

REFLECTION: Art Exhibition ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsOctober 12 - November 12, 2016
Location: Windsor Art & Heritage Center

With a theme based on the poetry of Henry David Thoreau, "REFLECTION" brings together the best artists from across the region. This juried art competition is made possible by Suzette McIntyre and the Boardwalk Park Gallery of Windsor. Winners of the exhibition will be published in a book of poetry and art. Exhibited artwork can be purchased through the Boardwalk Gallery. For more information or for entry please visit Windsor's Boardwalk Park Gallery website at Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 5-7 pm This exhibition is organized by Boardwalk Gallery and hosted by the Town of Windsor at the Windsor Art & Heritage Center.

Pumpkin Plunge ~ Windsor-Severance
October 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center Pool

Swim through the water of the Brand New CRC Pool and find the perfect pumpkin to decorate this season! While decorating, enjoy music and a movie in the spirit of Fall!

S.A.L.T. Haunted House ~ Windsor-Severance
October 28-29, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join our Haunted History Tour around Boardwalk Park Museum on October 28th and 29th presented by Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department's Student Advisory Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) If interested in volunteering, please contact Luke Bolinger at (970) 674-3525 or

6-7: Family Fun Hour 7 - 9: Scary Hours - Not recommended for the faint of heart!

Evita ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsSeptember 22 - November 13, 2016

Heralded for its rich score and explosive plot, this legendary Tony® Award-winning musical tells the story of Argentina’s passionate political figure Eva Perón, whose love for her country’s working class was surpassed only by her ambition. Known for its anthem, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” Evita will stun and delight in this epic but intimate version of the musical that ensures you’ll hear every note and feel every heartbeat.

Farmer Day ~ Johnstown-Milliken
October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Glenn A Jones MD Memorial Library

Stop in and learn more about our rural heritage. There'll be tractors, crops, and activities for the whole family.

Trick-or-Treat Street ~ Johnstown-Milliken
October 29, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Milliken

Millken Police Department and Mares Auto Center Present the Annual Milliken Halloween Free Family Fun Night, Saturday October 29, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Event includes a free dinner, costume contest, games, prizes and more.

Trick Or Treat Street hosted by the Johnstown Milliken Chamber will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016. This event is a family friendly way to Trick Or Treat during the day to the local businesses in Milliken. Business Participants will have a Trick Or Treat Street Pumpkin sign in their windows and will include Town Hall and the Police Station. Milliken's Trick Or Treat Street will take place from Noon to 2pm and will include a free lunch for the kiddo in the parking lot east of Town Hall.

Elk Fest ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsOctober 1-2, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Bond Park

Elk Fest features bugling competitions, a Cabela's archery range, Colorado Parks & Wildlife's Elk Camp, seminars, elk-themed kids' activities, live country, rock and bluegrass music, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American storytelling & music, a display of raptors, and self-guided elk tour maps. There will also be a variety of vendors offering memorable souvenirs of your time at Elk Fest. Food vendors will be on site as well offering plenty of choices! Stop into the "Wallowing Hole" craft beer garden on both Saturday and Sunday serving up delicious drinks. Kick off the weekend festivities by participating in the Rut Run 5k on Saturday; registration starts at 8:30am and the race begins at 9am. Live entertainment will light up the park Saturday with popular Colorado bands on stage! There is no admission fee to attend Elk Fest.

Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival ~ Estes Park
October 8, 2016
Location: Bond Park

The 3rd annual Estes Park Pumpkins and Pilsners Festival is a a fun fall festival for everyone in the family! Entrance is free to this celebration of the autumn season which includes a kids activity corner, pony rides, face painting, tractor rides, pumpkin bowling, sack races, giant Jenga, a jump house and live music and food vendors.

Jam to live music on stage all day from popular Colorado bands sure to get you up and dancing!

Purchase a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and sip on locally brewed seasonal beer from local Estes Park breweries to help support the local non-profit organization, Families for Estes.

Halloween at The Stanley Hotel ~ Estes Park
October 21-22 & 28-29, 2016
Location: Stanley Hotel

Twin Terror Weekends!
The Historic Stanley Hotel Announces its Biggest Halloween Lineup Ever with its Twin Terror Weekends to celebrate the 2016 Halloween season. Widely recognized as one of the “most haunted hotels”, The Stanley Hotel plans to enliven the spirits of its visitors and more “permanent guests” with its biggest events of the year.

The Halloween celebrations kick-off with an evening of ghostly gastronomy at the Redrum Mystery Dinner on Friday, October 21st. A theatrical presentation of murder and suspense leavened with humor explores suspects throughout the room in the context of a delicious 4-course meal hosted in the Victorian-style MacGregor Ballroom. Executive Chef Robert Corey will delight diners with a special gourmet dinner presentation of new American cuisine as they are entertained by the mysterious investigation unfolding around them.

Saturday, October 22, 2016, wildly popular, The Shining Ball, returns to the Concert Hall featuring a live performance by the award-winning North Mississippi All Stars. Participants will compete for prizes with imaginative, macabre and daring costumes that will be paraded through the hotel…so dress to impress. Festive hors d’oeuvres, delightful drink, dancing and cavorting among the imaginative, Shining-themed decor will bring new chills to the hottest night of the Halloween season.

The second of the Twin Terror Weekends will start with the iHeart Media hosted Boo Bash at The Concert Hall on Friday, October 28th followed by the Halloween Masquerade Party Saturday, October 29th. Both evenings will feature live music, dancing, drinks and abundant hors d’oeuvres and imaginative Halloween costumes. This spooky double-header is the best way to slay the Halloween season.

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