With another Labor Day holiday in the books, fans of fall can start breaking out the pumpkin spice, sweaters and autumn décor without getting weird looks from their neighbors.
From Oktoberfests and harvest festivals to comedy shows and chili roasting, and lots of other events in between, there’s no shortage of fun for the entire family.
Check out these 20 events for the week of Sept. 9-15 in and around Greeley, Loveland, Windsor and northern Colorado.
Saturday, Sept. 9
1. Bears Brews and Bites 2023 is set for 11 a.m. at the University of Northern Colorado, 501 20th St., Greeley. The event will feature local breweries and food trucks and ticket holders will get unlimited tastings, a souvenir glass and ticket to the game. Tickets are $45 per person age 21 and older. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3qSXlPh.
2. Storm Mountain Motors Cars and Coffee is set for 8 a.m. at 4270 Byrd Drive, Loveland with free coffee and donuts, live music and a variety of different classic and contemporary cars. There is no cost to attend and all ages are welcome. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3PlBw4d.
3. Check out the King Street Market and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 108 King Ave., Johnstown. The market will feature booths showcasing crafts of all kinds, service providers, demonstration and more. All ages are welcome to attend and there is no cost for admission. For more information, contact the United Methodist Church of Johnstown at (970) 587-4444.
4. Fort Lupton is hosting Trapper Days at 10 a.m. at Denver Avenue in downtown. The event invites all ages to come enjoy a parade, games, tours, a market and more. There is no cost to attend Trapper Days. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3YWJfch.
5. The 2023 Wyoming Archaeology Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, 975 Snowy Range Road, Laramie. The free event is open to all ages and will include historic activities, pottery making, meet a local archeologist and more. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3YYA7DK.
6. The 15th annual Brighton Chili Fest is set for noon at Lulu’s Farm, 13201 E. 144th Ave. Attendees can check out a variety of different chilies fresh roasted to order as well as food trucks, live music, vendors and more. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3r0ZsjS.
Sunday, Sept. 10
7. The Honey Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. at Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland with honey vendors, mead tasting, bee themed products, gardening information, the Honey Bee Hustle run and more. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3qXGLxE.
8. Moms Unhinged! will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at The Comedy Fort, 167 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. Comedians Andrea Vahl, Terri Barton Gregg, Stacy Pederson and Nancy Norton will explore the world of motherhood, marriage, divorce and more through funny and relatable stories. The show is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3L7rMbr.
9. Support local roller derby when the Ale Marys take on the Growlers at 9:30 a.m. at the Loveland Sports Park, 950 N. Boyd Lake Ave., Loveland. Watch some roller derby and meet some adoptable pups from All Aboard Animal Rescue. Admission is $10 per person age 13 and older in advance and $15 per person age 13 and older at the door. Kids ages 12 and younger are free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3P3Sxi9.
10. Join 477 Distilling for a cocktail class at 6 p.m. at 825 Ninth St., Unit B in downtown Greeley. Attendees age 21 and older will learn how to develop their own craft cocktails as well as take a tour of the distillery. Tickets are $35 per person for $60 per couple. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3sIUusv.
11. Beginning Calligraphy hosted by Sip and Script is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Crooked Stave, 225 Pine St., Fort Collins. Attendees will learn the art of basic calligraphy and receive two nibs, an ink pot, two letter guides, tracing paper and a straight pen holder to take home for practice. All ages are welcome to attend the class and tickets are $65 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3Et6bWR.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
12. Slice of Comedy Open Mic is set for 7 p.m. at Slice n’ Roll, 141 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Hosted by Jeff Albright and Dan Bublitz, Jr. aspiring comics can come try out their bits and work in their sets. Registration will be available on the day of the event. For more information, contact Slice n’ Roll at (970) 776-9141.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
13. An Evening with Nichelle Giradles will take place at 6 p.m. at Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins. Giradles will be discussing her debut book, “No Child of Mine,” chatting with attendees and signing copies of her book. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/46cKyGv.
14. “The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park” will be screened at 2 p.m. at the Historic Park Theatre and Café, 130 Moraine Ave., Estes Park. The film is the latest in a series of documentaries created by Nick Molle for PBS that tells the story of relationship between a community and national park. Admission is $9.50 for adults and $9 for kids. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/45Uu4mc.
Thursday, Sept. 14
15. “Cannibal! The Musical” will be screened at 8 p.m. at The Lyric, 1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. The 1993 movie is one of the first endeavors of “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and kids. The movie is rated “R” so parental guidance is advised. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3sHz0fC.
Friday, Sept. 15
16. Hops for Hunger 2023 is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. Fifth St., Windsor. The craft beer festival will feature a variety of Colorado breweries along with food from JBS and live music. Admission is $45 per person and $5 for designated drives. All ages are welcome to attend and those younger than age 21 will be given a special wrist band to designate their age. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/44AC5vh.
17. Celebrate Oktoberfest in Loveland at 4 p.m. at the Old Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave. with live music from Graham Good & The Painters, food, activities and of course, beer. There is no cost to attend and all ages are welcome. For more information, go to www.oktoberfestloveland.org.
18. Heart of the Farm Dinner will take place at 6 p.m. at 3992 Michaud Lane, Fort Collins. The event will feature Santa Elena creating a four-course meal using local ingredients. Attendees will receive a commemorative mason jar, one signature cocktail or mocktail and the dinner. Tickets are $119.22 per person and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, including the menu, go to https://bit.ly/3Z28Kc1.
19. The Cheyenne Civic Center is hosting a performance from Three Dog Night at 7:30 p.m. at 510 W. 20th St. Now in their fifth decade of making music, the band has had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, 11 Top 10, seven million selling singles and 12 RIAA Certified Gold LPs. Tickets range from $35 per person to $150 per person depending on seat choice. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/44zIhnd.
20. Comedian Christina P. is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m and 9:45 p.m. at Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver. Christina P. is a stand-up comedian, podcaster and mom who recently hosted the Netflix special “Christina P.: Mom Genes.” The show is open to adults age 21 and older and admission is $35 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3YXthOZ.