22 events in Loveland, Greeley and northern Colorado to be held before the start of the new school year

As we transition from July to August, parents and children prepare for the first day of the new school year. But before you stock up on pens, pencils, paper and other school supplies and say goodbye to lazy summer days, it’s time to have some family fun.

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

Check out some of these 22 events taking place during the week of July 30th – August 8th. 5, 2022.

Saturday July 30th

1. The 43rd Annual Greeley Arts Picnic is at Lincoln Park, 800 10th Ave from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in full swing in downtown Greeley. The event will feature over 150 artists from across the US, as well as food trucks, games, live entertainment and more for all ages. Admission to the art picnic is free. For more information, see

2. The Larimer County Fair Parade begins at 9:30 am on S. Railroad Ave. and leads up to W. 6th St. and back to 287 to end at Barnes Park in Loveland. All ages are invited to come and watch as floats, marching bands, horse-drawn carriages and more celebrate this year’s theme of Cowboy Boots and Country Roots. For more information about the parade and the upcoming fair and rodeo, visit

3. It’s Sci-Fi Day at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum! Visitors are invited to come to the museum at 680 10th St. between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to view Star Trek and Star Wars trains and meet some of the famous movie characters. Admission to the museum 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. Visit www.cmrm.org for more information.

4. Robert Deubac’s Stand – Up Jesus will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Collins. The performance, part of the center’s Summer Solo Comedy Fest, answers the question of what it would be like if Jesus returned as a comedian. Viewers of all faiths will freak out along with atheists at Christ’s return – in a comedy setting. Parental guidance is recommended as the recommended age for viewers is 13 and over. Tickets are $25 per person online and $30 per person at the box office. For more information, see

5. Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson will host the 14th Annual Hot Rods and Hawgs at 10:00 am at the Dealership, 4250 Byrd Drive in Loveland. The free event features pin-up girl contests, car and bike shows, live music, vendors, food, and a beer garden and kids’ zone. All ages are welcome. Visit www.thundermountainharley.com for more information.

Sunday 31 July

6. Northern Colorado Cars and Coffee returns at 8:00 a.m. to The Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Drive in Loveland. Visitors of all ages are invited to view all makes and models of cars, browse the stalls and enjoy drinks. The free event is sponsored by BMW and MINI of Loveland. For more information, see

7. Begin Sunday with Kersey Cowboy Church’s 8 a.m. service under the main pavilion at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave. in Greeley. Mark Peterman and Josh Nevarez will lead the service and all ages are welcome to attend. Visit www.weldcountyfair.com for more information.

8. The 2nd Annual Boulder Fine Art Street Festival will be held at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Twenty Ninth Street, 1710 29th St. Featuring local and national artists and craftspeople including Ryan Beckman, Jude Bischoff, Sabrina Frey and Andrew Muckler. The festival is free and all ages are invited to participate. For more information, see

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

Tuesday, August 2nd

10. National Night Out 2022 will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Johnstown Police Department at 430 Parish Ave. Community members of all ages are invited to come and participate in a variety of activities, food trucks, a touch-a-truck station and more. For more information, see

11. PBR Bull Riding arrives at 7:00 p.m. at 1120 Pawnee Ave. in Sterling to the Logan County Fair and Rodeo. Sponsored by NextEra Energy, the event will feature some of the country’s best riders and top bulls for exciting rodeo entertainment. All ages are welcome to the rodeo and tickets are $17 per person for box seats, $14 for adults and youth, and $38 per person for VIP. Visit www.lcfair.org for more information.

12. The International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival features a performance by internationally acclaimed pianist Zlata Chochieva at 7:30 p.m. at Colorado State University School of the Arts’ Griffin Concert Hall, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Tickets are $48 for adults 18 and older, $28 for seniors 62 and older, and $17 for children 17 and younger. All ages are invited to the concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.odyssiad.com.

Wednesday 3 August

13. Grab the family and head to Holiday Twin Drive-In at 2206 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins at 6 p.m. to see a performance by the DC League’s “SuperPets.” Hosted by Realty ONE Group Fourpoints, the demonstration 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 to 9 years old, and children 5 and younger are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.holidaytwin.com.

14. Gasoline Lollipops will perform at One Sweet Summer Wednesday Concerts 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 lounge chair or blanket to sit on. In addition to live music, participants can enjoy various food and drinks at local bars, breweries and restaurants. For more information, see

15. Get out your lace and raspberry berets and head to the Village at the Peaks for its free summer concert series featuring Paizley Park: A Tribute to Prince at 6:30pm at 1250 S. Hover Road 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 sell a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, see

Thursday, August 4th

16. The Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado is hosting a food truck festival at 3001 8th Ave from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Greeley. All ages are invited to enjoy treats and food from a variety of different food trucks, as well as live entertainment. Tickets cost $10 per person and include access to a menu item in the food truck. The proceeds benefit the center. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

17. Help Weld Walk to End Alzheimer’s start their fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. at Greeley Pizza Co., 7008 10th St. in Greeley. All ages are invited to meet members of the walking committee, register for the walk and learn more about the organization and their support of the community. For more information, see

Friday 5 August

18. The 25th Annual Weld Food Bank Cruise for Food Car Show will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Weld Food Bank, 1108 H. St. in Greeley. Owners of all types, makes, models and styles of car are encouraged to register to show off their vehicle and help raise money for the charity. The Kiwanis Club of the Rockies organized the event and admission for cars is $25 and one can per vehicle. For more information, see

19. The inaugural Gavin “Smiley” Johann Memorial Baseball Tournament begins at 8:00 a.m. at Weld Central High School, 4715 County Road 59, Keenesburg. The tournament is a 3-Game Guaranteed 16U and the team fee is $650. The tournament includes a silent auction and a prize draw. 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 the summer heat at Pets N’ Popsicles from 10am to 4pm at the Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A. St., Greeley. Visitors receive a popsicle with every admission ticket and gain access to the museum’s animals, buildings, and exhibits. Admission is $4 per guest and all ages are welcome. For more information, see

21. Enjoy music, brats, and beer at the first Beer and Brats benefit at 5 p.m. at the Litl Bit Bar and Grill, 3620 35th Ave. in Evans. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Sangha Collaborative Foundation. The Foundation provides tools, resources, and support to individuals and entrepreneurs in underserved communities. Tickets are $28.16 per person 21 and older. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

22. Don’t miss out on a great time at the Demolition Derby at 7pm at the United Power Grandstand Arena, Adams County Fair, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. Attendees can see different classes of demolition derby cars compete for the title of Last Car Standing. All ages are welcome to the Derby and tickets are $20 for guests 13 and older, $10 for children ages 3-12, and children ages 2 and under are free. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

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James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jamesbrien@24ssports.com.

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