22 events in Loveland, Greeley and surrounding northern Colorado to squeeze in before the new school year begins

As we transition from July to August, parents and children prepare for the first day of the new school year. However, before you grab your pens, pencils, paper, and other school supplies and say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, head out for some family fun.

This week’s list of Go+Do events includes a comedy show at FoCo, free concerts in Loveland, the popular Greeley Arts Picnic and much more for people of all ages.

Check out some of these 22 events happening the week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2022.

Saturday, July 30

1. 43rd Annual Greeley Arts Picnic 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 800 10th Ave. Starts in downtown Greeley. The event will feature more than 150 artists from across the United States, as well as food trucks, games, live entertainment and more for all ages. Entry to the art picnic is free. For more information to https://bit.ly/3qo6kD7.

2. Larimer County Fair Parade at 9:30 a.m. on S. Railroad Ave. Moves to W. 6th St. It travels down 287 to end at Barnes Park in Loveland. All ages are invited to come and watch floats, marching bands, horse teams and more celebrate this year’s theme of “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots.” For more information on the upcoming parade and rodeo, visit https://bit.ly/3BoHJFM.

3. It’s Science Fiction Day at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum! Visitors are invited to the museum at 680 10th Street between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to see Star Trek and Star Wars trains and meet famous characters from the films. Museum admission is $12 for guests 13 and older, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for youth 12 and under, and children 3 and under are free. For more information to www.cmrm.org.

4. Stand-Up Jesus by Robert Dewbuck will be at the Magnolia Theater at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Collins at 7:30 p.m. The performance, part of the center’s summer stand-up comedy festival, answers the question of what it would be like if Jesus came back as a comedian. Audiences of all faiths, along with atheists, will flock to the second coming of Christ – in a comedic setting. Parental guidance is recommended for audiences 13 and older. Tickets are $25 per person online and $30 per person at the door. For more information to https://bit.ly/3OAHafh.

5. Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson hosts the 14th annual Hot Rods and Hawgs at 10 a.m. at the dealership at 4250 Byrd Drive in Loveland. The free event will include a pin-up girl contest, car and bike show, live music, vendors, food and beer garden and kids zone. Attendance of all ages is possible. For more information to www.thundermountainharley.com.

Sunday, July 31

6. North Colorado Cars and Coffee returns at 8 a.m. to The Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Drive in Loveland. Visitors of all ages are invited to come check out all makes and models of cars, peruse the vendor booths and enjoy refreshments. This free event is sponsored by BMW and MINI of Loveland. For more information to https://bit.ly/3zzfDql.

7. Start Sunday off on the right foot with Cowboy Cressey’s 8 a.m. church service under the main pavilion at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave. Start in Greeley. Mark Peterman and Josh Navars will lead the service, and all ages are welcome. For more information to www.weldcountyfair.com.

8. The 2nd Annual Boulder Street Art Festival from 10am to 5pm at 1710 29th Street, 29th Street featuring local and national artists and featured artists including Ryan Beckman, Jude Bischoff, Sabrina Frey and Andrew Mackler will be. This festival is free and all ages are invited. For more information to https://bit.ly/3J61IuX.

9. The first Weld County Fair Ranch Rodeo will be held at the Stampede Arena at 525 N. 15th St. in Greeley at 3:30 p.m. The game will feature 10 teams competing in various events including wild cow milking, bronc riding, sorting and trailer loading. Admission and parking are free for the rodeo and all ages are welcome to participate. For more information to www.weldcountyfair.com.

Tuesday, August 2

10. National Night Out 2022 is scheduled to be held at the Johnston Police Department at 430 Parish St. at 5:00 p.m. Community members of all ages are invited to come and participate in a variety of activities, food trucks, a touch call. Truck station and more. For more information to https://bit.ly/3SbtN8m.

11. PBR Bull Riding comes to the Logan County Fair and Rodeo at 1120 Pawnee St. in Sterling at 7 p.m. Sponsored by NextEra Energy, the event will feature some of the nation’s top riders and top-rated bulls for exciting rodeo entertainment. All ages are welcome and tickets are $17 per person for box seats, $14 for adults and youth and $38 per person for VIP. For more information to www.lcfair.org.

12. The Odyssey and International Keyboard Festival will feature internationally renowned pianist Zlata Chuchiva at 7:30 p.m. in Griffin Concert Hall at Colorado State University School of the Arts, 1400 Remington Ave., Fort Collins. Tickets are $48 for adults 18 and older, $28 for seniors 62 and older, and $17 for children 17 and younger. It is possible for all ages to attend the concert. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the address below www.odyssiad.com.

Wednesday, August 3

13. Grab the family and head to the Holiday Twin Drive-In at 2206 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins for the DC League’s SuperPets show at 6 p.m. The show, hosted by Realty ONE Group Fourpoints, will include games, giveaways and a photo booth. Tickets are $9 for guests 10 and older, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for children 6-9 and $6 for children 5 and older. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the address below www.holidaytwin.com.

14. Gasoline Lollipops are set to perform at One Sweet Summer Wednesday at 6pm at The Foundry between 1st and 3rd Streets in downtown Loveland. The free concert is open to all ages and attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Along with live music, attendees can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options at local bars, breweries, and restaurants. For more information to https://bit.ly/3Pzzew9.

15. Get out your lace and raspberry hats and head to the Village at the Peak for its free summer concert series featuring Paizley Park: A Tribute to Prince at 6:30pm on S. Hover St. in Longmont. All ages are welcome to attend the concert, and guests should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Bad Daddy’s will be selling a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information to https://bit.ly/3vbf6bd.

Thursday, August 4

16. The Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado is hosting a food truck festival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 3001 8th St. in Greeley. All ages are invited to come and enjoy a variety of treats and food from a variety of food trucks, as well as live entertainment. Tickets are $10 per person and include access to a food truck menu. Proceeds raised will benefit the center. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the address below https://bit.ly/3PYJ2zD.

17. Help the Weld Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser at Greeley Pizza Co., 7008 10th St. at 5:30 p.m. Start in Greeley. All ages are invited to come and meet walk committee members, register for the walk and learn more about the organization and how it supports the community. For more information to https://bit.ly/3ztUzBt.

Friday, August 5

18. 25th Annual Weld Food Bank Cruise for Food Car Show from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Weld Food Bank, 1108 H. St. Held in Greeley. Owners of all types of cars, makes and models are encouraged to sign up to show off their ride while helping to raise money for the food bank. The Kiwanis Club of the Rockies organized the event, and entry for cars is $25 and one canned food item per vehicle. For more information to https://bit.ly/3cGjCs6.

19. The inaugural Johan Gavin “Smiley” Memorial Baseball Tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Weld Central High School, 4715 County Road 59, Keenesburg. This tournament is a 3-game 16U guarantee and the team fee is $650. The tournament will include an auction and a silent raffle. All proceeds will be donated to the Weld Central High baseball team in Gavin’s honor. To register for the tournament, contact Derek Johann at (720) 231-2356 or Logan Hefelbower at (303) 727-0130.

20. Cool off from the summer heat at Pets N’ Popsicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A. St., Greeley. Visitors will receive an ice cream sundae with each admission ticket and access to the museum’s resident creatures, buildings and exhibits. Admission is $4 per guest and all ages are welcome. For more information to https://bit.ly/3orRefZ.

21. Enjoy music, brats and beer at the inaugural Beer and Brats event at 5 p.m. at Litl Bit Bar and Grill, 3620 35th Ave. Have fun at Evans. Half of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Sangha Partnership Foundation. The foundation works to provide tools, resources and support to individuals and entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities. Tickets are $28.16 per person 21 and older. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the address below https://bit.ly/3PYMo5H.

22. Don’t miss out on a good time at the demolition derby at 7 p.m. in the United Power Grandstand Arena at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. Contestants can see different classes of demolition derby cars go head-to-head for the title of Last Car. All ages are welcome to attend the derby, and tickets are $20 for guests 13 and older, $10 for children 3-12, and $10 for children 2 and under. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the address below https://bit.ly/3zuI4FO.


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