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Comedy Brewers Improv Show ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsOctober 7, 2018
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Bas Bleu Theatre Company

Similar in style to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the Comedy Brewers is an interactive comedy show featuring Fort Collins’ most exciting improv comedians performing a series of games and scenes all based on audience suggestions. Since its inception, the Brewers have been packing the house with their improvisational shows at the Bas Bleu Theatre. It’s a fast, hysterical, unique, and highly interactive show. Proven to be the most fun allowed by Colorado law. Comedy Brewers is a family-friendly improv troupe.

Wise Craft & Arts Merchant Market ~ Fort Collins
October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Old Town

This is an outdoor Artisan Market open to the public. Hosted by Walnut Creek Foco, Happy Lucky Teahouse and Firehouse books and located in the parking lot at 222 Walnut Street in Old Town.

Treatsylvania ~ Fort Collins
October 26-28, 2018
Location: The Farm At Lee Martinez

Kiddos 10 years & under will receive treat bags to collect candy, go on a hayride, and stroll through the not-so-spooky barn. The treat bags are filled with coupons and promotional materials - and by the end of the night, a hoard of candy!

Tickets are $5 and include admission for one child and their guardians. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 3 and must be purchased in advance at The Farm, Edora Pool Ice Center, Foothills Activity Center, or Northside Aztlan Community Center.

Collin Raye ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsOctober 6, 2018
Location: Rialto

Collin Raye shot to fame with “Love Me” in 1991, and his soulful delivery of country standards and searing ballads has set the cornerstone for a career built on meaningful and emotional songs.

Night on the Town ~ Loveland
October 12, 2018
Location: Downtown

Night on the Town is Downtown Loveland’s “night out” with many art galleries and businesses offering a ready welcome from 5 pm to 9 pm. There’s plenty of fine and casual dining, craft beer tasting rooms and retail shops to enjoy. You’ll find snacks, live music and sales in multiple locations, all part of an inviting atmosphere and hearty welcome from downtown businesses. It’s an opportunity to spend an evening with friends in our downtown.

The Loveland Museum/Gallery remains open on the second Friday of each month from 5 – 9 pm, offering free special events, lectures, and activities as well as free admission to the main gallery exhibits.

Notice as you stroll along 4th Street between Jefferson Avenue and Garfield Avenue there are sculptures (which change annually) that are part of the City of Loveland’s “The Art Advocacy Project” known as TAAP for short. It’s an easy-to-enjoy outdoor art exhibit!

Night on the Town activities change season to season, so there might be pop-up sales, sidewalk art or pedicabs in summer, or horse carriage rides, hot chocolate or the annual Festival of Lights in winter. Retailers and restaurants may run Night on the Town specials, art galleries have special exhibits and in general, you’ll find people strolling 4th Street and often there is music in the air.

Halloween Family Fun Festival ~ Loveland
October 27, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Peters Park

Join the Loveland Museum for the 17th anniversary of the Halloween Family Fun Festival! This family-friendly event is a community favorite, drawing hundreds of families downtown for trick-or-treating, activity booths and entertainment. Dress up the family and head into town for some Halloween fun! Peters Park (next to the Museum) and the adjacent lot will be filled with community booths with several fun activities for children. There will also be food, entertainment, and a costume contest. Downtown merchants will be giving each ghost, goblin, princess, and butterfly a treat, while supplies last!

Dress in your best Halloween Costume and register to win great prizes! Enter your costume by registering at the Costume Contest Booth on the day of the event, at the Museum. You MUST register your costume before 12:15 PM on the day of the event. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in several age-categories from infant to teen and adult to family theme!

UNC Day of Music ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsOctober 5, 2018

On October 5, University of Northern Colorado School of Music students will flood the Greeley community with music, booking shows and performing all day, all over town. Students are liberated to dream big, create professional partnerships, and do what they love—play music and share their art with the community.

Fall Fun Day ~ Greeley
October 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The whole community is invited to enjoy national costume swap day with the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program. We will have face painting, coloring, food and more! Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of fall themed fun!

Trick-or-Treat Street ~ Greeley
October 26, 2018
Location: 9th Street Plaza

Bring all of your little goblins, ghouls, pirates and princesses to downtown Greeley! Dozens of downtown businesses in and around the core downtown area will have treats for the little ones. Both 8th and 9th St plazas will be closed to traffic for safety. There will fun games and more!

Heritage & Hops ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsOctober 5, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Art & Heritage Center

Heritage & Hops will be held on the first Friday of every month, September through November from 6-8 p.m. Dates and topics include: • September 7 – Beer Yoga • October 5 – Collaborative Art • November 2 – Live Folk Music Heritage & Hops features complimentary beer will be provided by High Hops Brewery. Admission is free. All ages are welcome but participants must be 21+ with a valid ID to drink beer.

Blithe Spirit ~ Windsor-Severance
October 5 - 20, 2018
Location: Windsor Community Playhouse

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

Community Trick-or-Treating Event ~ Windsor-Severance
October 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Throughout Windsor

Windsor Chamber Halloween Trick or Treating .The Windsor Businesses will be invaded by all of our little children with Halloween costumes . Last year we had 1500 children. Fun FAMILY EVENT! If your place of business is not in the downtown area, you are more than welcome to put your table up in front of our Windsor Chamber. If you plan on holding special events, please let us know so we can let everyone know.

Mary Poppins ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsSeptember 6 - November 11, 2018

Everyone's favorite, practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

NerdCon ~ Johnstown-Milliken
October 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library

Join us for a fun celebration of all things Superhero, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who and any other fandom you can think of!

Cosplay and costumes are welcome! Admission is FREE with vendor items and food available for purchase. There will be a costume contest, Young Adult author forum, and more! Activities are recommended for Teens and up.

Tween/Teen Halloween Blowout ~ Johnstown-Milliken
October 26, 2018
Location: The Painted Picket

Our annual FREE tween/teen Halloween blowout is coming up! The Painted Picket has graciously offered their space for the event! There will be some indoor activities & some outdoor on the patio. Painted Picket is also offering 50% the coffee bar during the event! This is for local Youth 11-18 yrs-seniors in HS. *Join us for fun, food, games, costume contest & of course some candy!

Fall Celebration Sidewalk Sale ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsOctober 6-7, 2018

It's a Fall Celebration Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Estes Park. Great buys for our local and visiting friends. Stores up and down the street display their products on the sidewalks and also in their stores. It is a great time of year with the changing colors and Elk Rut. There's no place like Estes Park - Come join in the fun!

Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival ~ Estes Park
October 13, 2018
Location: Bond Park

This free fall festival has activities and entertainment for all ages. The perfect place to pick your pumpkins with live music and craft beer for the adults, as well as games, crafts and a bounce house for the little ones. Bring the whole family and plan a fall weekend getaway around this fun event!

Twin Terror Weekends ~ Estes Park
October 19-20 & 27-, 2018
Location: The Stanley Hotel

10/19 - Murder Mystery Dinner
Calling the inquisitive, clever and creative. There’s a 1920’s style mafia murder and the killer could be anyone! Guests clad in 20’s style costumes will engage in an interactive evening of mystery and mayhem curated by The Denver Murder Mystery Co. Don’t let the events of the crime spoil The Stanley’s gourmet 4-course meal hosted in the Victorian-style MacGregor Ballroom.

10/20 - The Shining Ball
The wildly popular Shining Ball expands onto two floors of entertainment, music and wild decorations as the ball makes its debut in the brand-new Pavilion Amphitheater. Complete with immersive theater characters from The Shining, an upper level three-DJ silent disco in “Jack’s Attic”, a 1920’s themed jazz lounge on the lower floor, late night dancing, the Ball is bigger and shines more than ever. Participants will compete for cash prizes with creative and daring costumes, so dress to impress. Festive hors d’oeuvres, delightful drinks, dancing and cavorting among the imaginative, Shining-themed decor will bring new chills to the hottest night of the Halloween season.

10/27 - Masquerade Party
The Halloween thrilling grand finale takes place October 27th. With a theatrical performance from the internationally renowned Who’s Bad Michael Jackson tribute band. Guests will moonwalk through the dark décor of the Stanley’s 110-year-old concert hall created and designed by one of Colorado’s top theatrical design groups. Against, the dark pop culture backdrop, guest will enjoy dancing, spirited drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and killer Halloween costumes.

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