Tuesday 10: June Jamborees in Fort Collins

June in Fort Collins is all about the outdoor festivals, music, food, and enjoying our Colorado sunshine. It’s easily my favorite month of the year. Partially because of the weather, partially because of Father’s Day and my birthday, and partially because it is the month I train hard for the MS150.  Get out your calendar because there is lots going on in June!

1. Noontime Notes Concert Series – Oak Street Plaza – Tuesdays – June 2nd-August 11th Lunchtime – Go downtown, grab lunch, and relax in Oak Street Plaza with live small-scale music performances. Free. http://downtownfortcollins.com/events/noontime-notes-concert-series

2. First Fridays at the Farm – Shire CSA – 5PM-8PM – Bikes, dogs, and families welcome. Enjoy locally sourced meals, beer, and music at the Shire CSA. http://www.shirecsa.com/

3. Pianoathon – Northern Hotel Lobby – June 6th – 9AM-9PM – Calling all pianists…the 1879 Erard grand piano will be set up in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins. You have an option to either attend or perform. Benefits Pathways Hospice and Project Youth & Chamber Music. Donations start at $10. http://downtownfortcollins.com/events/pianoathon

4. Taste of Fort Collins – Civic Center Park Fort Collins – June 12th-14thA family favorite! We go to this one every year. An outdoor festival with local food available for purchase, brews, and music. It’s the ideal picnic setting. Definitely remember to bring a blanket or chair to sit on and sunscreen. Headliners include Andy Grammer, The Mowgli’s, Atlas Genius, and Smash Mouth. $5 before 3PM, $10 after 3PM. http://tasteoffortcollins.com/

5. The Lagoon Concert Series at Colorado State University – CSU lagoon – Wednesday nights – June 17th-August 5thBring your blanket, bug spray, and lawn chairs to CSU for their outdoor summer concert series. Free. http://lagoonseries.com/

6. Food Co-op Summer Solstice – June 20th – 11AM-5PM – Summer won’t officially start until June 21st. Celebrate the season with live music, kid zone activities, and food. http://fcfood.coop/blog/?tag=summer-solstice

7. Food Collins Week – Various Locations – June 20th-27thAn entire week devoted to beer in Fort Collins…and a great way to explore the breweries and restaurants around town. http://fortcollinsbeerweek.com/

8. Colorado Brewers Festival – Downtown Fort Collins – June 27th-28thAt the end of a week of beer, enjoy a weekend of beer! Features 100+ Colorado brews, live music, food trucks, and Beer School with tastings and demonstrations. http://downtownfortcollins.com/events/colorado-brewers-festival

9. MS150 – June 27th-28th2 days…150 miles…all to benefit the National MS Society. It’s my favorite event of the year. http://bikecoc.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/COCBikeEvents?fr_id=25572&pg=entry

10. Saturday Night Concert Series – Front Range Village – Last year, we enjoyed grabbing Greek food from Café Athens and sitting outside listening to music. The dates aren’t announced yet, but they’re coming. http://www.shopfrontrangevillage.com/

What are your summer plans?

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