15 events to kick off the summer season in Greeley, Loveland and County Weld


Friday Fest. The Greeley Blues Jam. Greeley’s fishing derby.

These are just a few of the returning events and more and more community favorites continue to appear in the event calendars in Greeley, Windsor, Evans and around County Weld.

So grab the family, your spouse or partner, or go solo and meet new friends and call this summer that we missed so much last year.

Friday June 4

1. Kick off the Greeley Blues Jam’s return to downtown Friday Fest at 5pm along 8th and 9th Street plazas in downtown Greeley. The free event is open to all ages and will feature music by Johnny Sansone, vendors, 35.220.217/staticwp-paydayjv/wp/10541-chance-for-rosi.org/category/food-for-children/” title=”food” data-wpil-keyword-link=”linked”>food, drink and more. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3vepxZN.

2. Watch a COVID-19 comedy show hosted by Greeley First Assembly and Average Joes Grill and Chill at 6 pm at 3000 W. 16th St. Comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence will entertain attendees. The free show is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wvoV2i.

3. Chancey Williams, a Wyoming native and former bronc rider, will perform with her band at 6 pm at the Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon, 2716 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins. Tickets for the show are $ 25 to $ 35 per person and all ages are welcome to attend. Masks are mandatory at all times when they are not seated. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wu5UgE.

4. The Stubby Shillelaghs teamed up with Brix Brew and Tap for Folkin ‘Faces at 7 p.m. at 813 8th St. Join the band on the patio outside of Brix for fun, music and festivities while enjoying one of the brewery’s specialty beers. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2TebO7d.

Saturday June 5

5. The Town of Greeley Fishing Derby will begin at 7:30 am at Sanborn Park, 2031 28th Ave. with fierce fun and competition. City staff will be handing out prizes every half hour throughout the event. Fishing licenses are not required and all ages and skill levels of anglers are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3uiy78u.

6. The Greeley Blues Jam is back for 2021 and fans of live music can revel in all the festival has to offer starting at noon at 600 N. 14th Ave. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy a craft beer garden, whiskey and cigar tasting, shopping, food and more. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a day of dancing and fun. All ages are welcome. Tickets cost $ 30 per person in advance and $ 40 per person on the day of the event. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3veiZdL.

7. The Colorado Model Railroad Museum is hosting a presentation on the Edmund Fitzgerald from 10 am to 4 pm at 680 10th Street Pam Johnson, the daughter of a cook on the ship will be at the museum to share stories with visitors. Timed tickets cost $ 11 for adults, $ 9 for seniors, $ 6 for children 3-12, and children 3 and under are free. For more information, visit www.cmrm.org.

8. Take a trip to another dimension at Shiki Dreams from noon to 7:30 p.m. at 2219 E. 21st Ave., Denver. The exhibit is an immersive tour experience that uses your smartphone and a magical flashlight to explore the wonders and secrets of Shiki’s dreams. All ages are welcome to attend. Tickets cost $ 19.99 per person. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wmLt50.

9. Have you ever wanted to learn to paint like Monet? Then the Adult Art Classes – Progressive Acrylics: Monet’s Water Lilies are for you. Organized by the Loveland Museum, the class will teach adult painters the history and techniques of Monet’s work. The class is held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland and artists aged 16 and over are welcome. Tickets cost $ 90 for non-members and $ 72 for museum members. Participants must bring their own supplies. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2SiEyLE.

Sunday June 6

10. End the weekend with free online bingo and trivia. Registration begins at 12:50 p.m. and games begin at 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3hO4Boz.

11. Spend Sunday afternoon in the kitchen with Chef Daniela to learn how to make Sicilian cassata, a sort of sponge cake with fruit, ricotta and candied fruit. The cake is beautiful to look at and to eat. The online course is open to all ages and skill levels of bakers. Tickets cost $ 35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3bOvvsC.

Monday June 7

12. Start the morning off right with free yoga at 6.30am online. Jennifer Allen will guide viewers through five Sun Salutations to honor the return of summer and celebrate a new season. The class is for all levels and all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wqffWA.

Tuesday June 8

13. Learn about the ins and outs of Medicare at 10:00 am at the free Medicare 101 online seminar. The program will discuss how and when to enroll, how Medicare works, what is and is not covered and Moreover. The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about the program. For more information on the seminar, visit https://bit.ly/34eGasc.

Wednesday June 9

14. Frida Kahlo fans can learn more about the artist at Frida Kahlo virtual tour in Mexico City – A virtual tour at 6 pm Suzanne Barbezat, author of “Frida Kahlo at home”, will guide viewers during the visit, taking them to areas that were fundamental to the artist’s work. Tickets cost $ 20 per viewing platform. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3ugEvgx.

Thursday June 10

15. Learn how to grow the most beautiful and tasty tomatoes at the CSU Extension: Growing Tomatoes online event at 11:30 am. The free course will discuss the characteristics of the most commonly grown garden vegetables, the different types of tomatoes, planting tips and tricks and more. The free course is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3fJcCbC.


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