Fun Things To Do This Month!

It's happening in Northern Colorado! Visitors, residents and guests, here are a few fun things to do in February...
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Chocolate: From Bean to Bar ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsFebruary 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Gardens on Spring Creek

Awaken your taste buds! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join Nuance Chocolate co-founder on a show, smell and taste tour of chocolate's journey from raw beans, roasted and ground in Old Town Fort Collins to a delectable dessert. Instructor: Toby Gadd, President of Nuance Chocolate.

An Elevated Beer Experience ~ Fort Collins
February 14, 2018
Location: Block One Events Space, 428 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO

This Valentine's Day, fall in love with the latest and greatest coming out of the Fort Collins beer scene! Enjoy an evening of rare and specialty beer, barrel-aged creations, and winter seasonals made in Fort Collins. Compare notes with fellow beer evangelists while you meet and mingle with head brewers and brewery staffers during this intimate limited-ticket tasting affair hosted at Block One Event Space, nestled along the Poudre River in Downtown Fort Collins.

Polar Bear Run & Plunge ~ Fort Collins
February 23-24, 2018
Location: The Lincoln Center

Get your leg warmers and shoulder pads out to bring the 80's to the Lincoln Center Magnolia stage on February 23rd & 24th, 2018 at 7:30pm. HPDT choreographers and dancers will take you on a totally tubular journey through the music and movie of the 1980's. Guest artists from Lime Light Fitness will join us to bring you exciting lyra, pole and aerial silk performances. Bring your favorite dude or dudette to get a dose of your MTV.

Fire & Ice Festival ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsFebruary 9-11, 2018
Location: Downtown Loveland

The 4th annual Loveland Fire and Ice Festival returns to downtown Loveland for the largest Valentine’s Day celebration in the country!

This family-friendly festival is FREE to the public and celebrates the heart of Loveland. From Fire to Ice; hot & cold, yin & yang – people of passion converge in Loveland, Colorado for Valentine’s day weekend February 9th-11th, 2018 to celebrate love, life and the arts in all different forms.

This award-winning festival brought over 40,000 guests in 2017, and we hope to see even more in 2018. The Loveland Fire & Ice Festival brings together the arts of live entertainment, sculpting, culinary, our heroes vehicle showcase, fireworks and much more!

If you're looking for things to do this coming Valentine’s day weekend, don’t miss attending this yearly festival. Bring the entire family for a day of fire, ice, music, and fun!

Paul Reiser Headlines the Rialto ~ Loveland
February 10, 2018
Location: Rialto Theatre

The Rialto Theater in Loveland, CO is proud to present the legendary Paul Reiser Saturday, February 10th. Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central's "Top 100 Comedians of All Time."

Chocolat – Valentine's Day Wine Tasting & Chocolate Pairings Event ~ Loveland
February 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Rialto Theatre

Celebrate Valentine's Day and join us for an evening of tastings, chocolate pairings, and the big screen. Start your night off in the Devereaux Room with wine, light hors d’oeuvres and chocolate pairings from Nuance Chocolate. Afterwards, take your seat in the theater for a screening of the film Chocolat.

All movie ticket holders will receive a small assortment of chocolates to eat alongside the movie characters during certain movie scenes.

Winter Farmers' Market ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsFebruary 3 & 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"Real Food. Real Farmers. Real Fun!"
Every market day offers something new for everyone – be it herbs, seasonal vegetables & fruit, salsa, bread, bouquets, music or kids’ activities. In addition to your groceries, there is authentic artwork, crafts and gifts from the heart, as well as delicious scones, burritos and pastries to enjoy while you’re there. Grab a cup of coffee/tea, sit in our bistro, listen to the music and watch the fun all around.

Greeley Farmers' Market is the place to be Saturday mornings. Talk with your farmer, meet your neighbors, celebrate Weld’s bounty – Join Us! Come for the food, stay for the fun.

Sweetheart Skate ~ Greeley
February 9, 2018
Time: 7:15 PM

Bring your sweetheart down to the Greeley Ice Haus and cozy up for some skating, games and prizes from local business! All ages welcome. Sponsored in part by Weld Waits.

The Piano Men ~ Greeley
February 23, 2018
Location: Union Colony Civic Center

Considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market, Craig A. Meyer’s strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. Donnie Kehr’s authentic portrayal of Billy Joel will put you in the mood for a melody. Together, they bring Elton John and Billy Joel to the stage like you have never seen before in their performance as The Piano Men.

Night of the Stars ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsFebruary 4, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Community Recreation Center

This local talent show will star youth in grades K-12 in the categories of Music, Variety, and Voice. The winners from our Windsor competition will have the chance to compete at the statewide level, sponsored by the PLAaY group through the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association.

Windsor Kindness Week ~ Windsor-Severance
February 11-17, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center

The Town of Windsor community is invited to participate in Windsor's second annual Kindness Week February 11-17. Each day of Kindness Week, community members are challenged to participate in daily activities focused on fostering community support and kindness. The daily challenges include:

- Sunday: Service Sunday, kick off the week with a good deed or act of service. Drop off donations for the Windsor Severance Food Pantry — nonperishable food items, diapers and other baby items, or school supplies — at Safeway and King Soopers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Monday: Senior Smiles, brighten the day of a Windsor senior citizen.
- Tuesday: Reach Out and Write, connect with someone who has impacted your life. Printable notecards will be available on the Town of Windsor’s Facebook page (
- Wednesday: Share the Love — Pay it Forward, extend kindness to others rather than a person that may have directly helped you.
- Thursday: Thank an Educator, recognize a teacher, mentor, or school staff member that has made a difference.
- Friday: Recognize First Responders and Veterans, thank you banners for Windsor first responders and veterans will be available to sign at the Community Recreation Center and Clearview Library.
- Saturday: Neighborly Nod, do something kind for your neighbor — shovel their walk, bring them goodies, or just spend time together!

Elevation 5003 Distillery Tour ~ Windsor-Severance
February 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Meet in front of the Windsor Community Recreation Center

Enjoy a night sipping cocktails and discussing life's journey, just like how the premise of Elevation 5003 was formed. Learn about the uniquely crafted spirits created by this Fort Collins distillery and sample some of their finest products. You won't have to worry about driving, as transportation is included. Participants must be 21 and up only, please. IDs will be checked before we depart.

Beauty & the Beast ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsRuns through February 14, 2018

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is an eye-popping spectacle that has won the hearts and imaginations of millions worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.

Foodie Friends Club ~ Johnstown-Milliken
February 17, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library

Do you enjoy trying new recipes? Join our group and give some new cook books a try!

Kiss Me Kate ~ Johnstown-Milliken
February 23-April 15, 2018

Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning, joyful, high-spirited, and romantic musical comedy follows the backstage antics of a touring company performing The Taming of the Shrew, featuring two feuding couples, a few gun-toting gangsters, and some of the best songs ever written including: “Another Op’nin,’ Another Show,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” This hysterical play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage is sure to keep you laughing all night long.

Wine & Chocolate Festival ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsFebruary 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Price: Single Tickets $40, Couple Tickets $70

Join us for the inaugural Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival! Sample sweets from the regions finest chocolatiers, wine from a variety of Colorado wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park!

All tickets include chocolate sampling tickets, complimentary pours, a souvenir wine glass, and a tote bag for carrying home your favorite bottles.

Rails in the Rockies ~ Estes Park
February 17-18, 2018
Location: Estes Park Events Complex

Dedicated model railroaders from Colorado and Wyoming will be sharing their craftsmanship layouts at the 21st Annual Rails in the Rockies exhibit in the Estes Park Event Center.

Organized by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders, the show incorporates working exhibits of all gauges from the tiny “z” to the toy train “G” gauge along with British and German railroads.

There are lots of family activities: the Estes club “Kids Layout” where children can run trains, push buttons and enjoy Thomas the Train, the fun Seek and Search game to challenge all, the popular LEGO Layout for “kids of all ages” and the Youth in Model Railroading layouts sharing the love of the hobby and their developing skills.

New this year will be a “Maker Space” to include how to’s on creating a layout with all the details and secrets.

Exhibit hours for the show are from: 9 – 5 on Saturday, February 17 and 9 – 4 on Sunday, February 18. Admission is $7 a person with children 12 and under free with an adult. A family rate is $20.

Stan Jam 2018 ~ Estes Park
February 23-24, 2018
Time: Friday 3:30 PM-11:00 PM, Saturday 10:30 AM-11:30 PM
Location: The Stanley Hotel

Stan Jam is a two-day celebration of incredible music, art, family and friends set in one of Colorado’s most iconic and intimate settings at The Stanley Hotel. The two-day event features some of the best Colorado musicians set alongside some of the biggest legends in bluegrass. From music workshops to all-out jams in the historic Stanley Concert Hall, the diverse line-up at the 2018 Stan Jam promises to deliver an experience worthy of its spectacular Rocky Mountain setting.

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