Festivals And Events In Northern Colorado Throughout The Year

Northern Colorado is a vibrant region filled with diverse events and festivals year-round, making it an exciting place to live and visit. From the charming city of Loveland to the surrounding areas, there’s always something happening to keep you entertained. Here’s a look at some of the best festivals and events you can enjoy throughout the year if you make The Ridge at Mountain Lion your home!

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Summer Extravaganza: July - September

Summer is peak festival season in Northern Colorado. The Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews festival in July is a local favorite. It combines mouth-watering barbecue, craft beers, and live music for a fun-filled weekend.

The Larimer County Fair & Rodeo in August is another summer highlight, offering everything from rodeo competitions and carnival rides to concerts and delicious fair food. It’s a great event for families and those looking to experience the region’s Western heritage.

Don’t miss the NewWestFest in Fort Collins in August, a free, three-day music festival featuring a mix of local and national acts. This festival also includes art, food vendors, and activities for all ages.

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Fall Festivities: October - December

Fall in Northern Colorado is a season of harvest and celebration. The Loveland Oktoberfest in October brings Bavarian traditions to town with German beer, food, and music. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the crisp fall weather and vibrant foliage.

In November, the Loveland Christmas Festival kicks off the holiday season with a parade, tree lighting ceremony, and visits from Santa Claus. The festive atmosphere and holiday market make it a perfect event for getting into the Christmas spirit.

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Winter Wonderland: January - March

Winter in Northern Colorado is magical, and Loveland hosts some fantastic events to celebrate the season. The Loveland Fire & Ice Festival in February is a must-see, featuring dazzling ice sculptures, live music, and fireworks. This festival brings the community together to embrace the cold with warm hearts.

Another highlight is the Estes Park Winter Festival, where you can enjoy beer and wine tastings, live music, and a chili cook-off. The snowy backdrop of the Rockies makes this event especially picturesque.

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Spring Celebrations: April - June

As the snow melts and flowers bloom, Northern Colorado bursts into life with springtime events. The Loveland Cherry Pie Celebration in April is a sweet tradition honoring the city’s history with cherry orchards. Expect plenty of delicious pie, live music, and family-friendly activities.

In May, the Colorado Marathon takes place in Fort Collins, attracting runners from all over. This scenic race follows the Poudre River Canyon and ends in downtown Fort Collins, where the celebration continues with food, drinks, and music.

No matter the season, Northern Colorado offers a plethora of festivals and events that cater to all interests. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s always something exciting to do. From winter’s icy magic to summer’s lively fairs, each event showcases the unique culture and community spirit of the region. So, mark your calendars and join us in celebrating all that Northern Colorado has to offer!

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