Jul
20
Sat
Loveland Cherry Celebration @ Loveland Museum
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Loveland Cherry Celebration Details

During the 1920s, Loveland boasted the largest cherry orchard to the west of the Mississippi River and was famous for producing over $1 million dollars in cherries every year. The event seeks to recognize Loveland’s local heritage as once being a home to over 10,000 acres of cherry orchards from the 1920s through the 1960s.

The 2024 Celebration supports local vendors, artisans, non-profit organizations, and the community at large by providing an annual event with community, fun, and music.

This year’s Cherry Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, taking place outdoors next to the Loveland Museum on 5th Street and the parking lot.

Jul
21
Sun
Night Out @ Old Town Square, Fort Collins
Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come visit us during your night out in Old Town Fort Collins! We’ll be there with Educational Ambassador raptors ready for a meet and greet!

Jul
27
Sat
Farmers Market @ Boardwalk Park, Windsor
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us at the Windsor Farmers Market!

Jul
28
Sun
Library Program @ Red Feather Lakes Library
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Come see us in beautiful Red Feather Lakes as we talk about local raptors and their adaptations to live in the wild!

Aug
3
Sat
Outdoors With Jax @ JAX Outdoors
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a meet and greet at JAX Outdoors!

Aug
4
Sun
Primrose Studio Hike & Learn @ Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy a short hike with a naturalist to explore the local environment. Meet at the Michaud parking lot. Hike is 1-2 miles, easy. Then at Primrose Studio, learn about the amazing raptors that populate Colorado’s Front Range and how we can help conserve them. Observe live raptors up close with a visit from special guest, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Program will meet at the Michaud parking lot at 8am, hike the Michaud Spur out and back (about 1 mile) and then hike less than .5 mile to Primrose for the program with the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program at 9am. What to Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Bring sunscreen, a hat, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water. You may wish to bring binoculars, if you have them.

Accessibility: Raptor program takes place at the accessible Primrose studio. Anyone in need of transportation to the studio can contact stroi@fcgov.com for arrangements. Trail is rolling with a few small rocks, fairly wide dirt path.
Aug
10
Sat
Art in the Park @ North Lake Park, Loveland
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art in the Park is an annual fine arts and artisan craft event in North Lake Park, Loveland, Colorado. Art in the Park is in it’s 48th year and will feature over 200 artists. Their work includes pottery, painting, clothing, metalwork, jewelry and many other items of inventive art and artisan crafts. Art in the Park runs in conjunction with Sculpture in The Park and The Sculpture Invitational. Together, these shows bring some of the best artists in the country together as well as attracting visitors from all over the world.

We’ll be there both days with different Ambassador raptors to meet each day!

Aug
11
Sun
Art in the Park @ North Lake Park, Loveland
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art in the Park is an annual fine arts and artisan craft event in North Lake Park, Loveland, Colorado. Art in the Park is in it’s 48th year and will feature over 200 artists. Their work includes pottery, painting, clothing, metalwork, jewelry and many other items of inventive art and artisan crafts. Art in the Park runs in conjunction with Sculpture in The Park and The Sculpture Invitational. Together, these shows bring some of the best artists in the country together as well as attracting visitors from all over the world.

We’ll be there both days with different Ambassador raptors to meet each day!

Aug
18
Sun
Farmers Market @ Fairgrounds Park, Loveland
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Voted one of the 10 best farmers markets in the state of Colorado and top 3 of NoCo!

Location: Fairgrounds Park located at 700 S. Railroad Avenue in Loveland

The City of Loveland Farmers Market seeks to support local vendors and the community at large by providing a marketplace for fresh, locally grown or raised produce, meats, poultry, dairy, and artisan goods to be sold.

Aug
24
Sat
Farmers Market @ Fort Collins
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Larimer County Farmers’ Market is the oldest farmers’ market in Northern Colorado.  Started in 1976 by volunteer Colorado Master Gardeners, the market today still relies on volunteers to be a success. It supports local growers and is a staple of Old Town Fort Collins.

Don’t miss this chance to see RMRP in beautiful downtown Fort Collins!

Aug
31
Sat
Raptor Adaptations Program @ High Plains Environmental Center, Loveland
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for an exciting program all about raptor adaptions and meet some of our Educational Ambassador raptors!

Sep
6
Fri
Scottish/Irish Highlands Festival @ Estes Park Fairgrounds
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the Celtic culture at the Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Inc. hosts the largest such festival in the country. The event includes Scottish athletics, the best in Celtic rock and folk music, and live field performances.

Sep
7
Sat
Scottish/Irish Highlands Festival @ Estes Park Fairgrounds
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the Celtic culture at the Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Inc. hosts the largest such festival in the country. The event includes Scottish athletics, the best in Celtic rock and folk music, and live field performances.

Sep
8
Sun
Scottish/Irish Highlands Festival @ Estes Park Fairgrounds
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the Celtic culture at the Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Inc. hosts the largest such festival in the country. The event includes Scottish athletics, the best in Celtic rock and folk music, and live field performances.

Sep
21
Sat
Hike & Learn @ Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Soapstone Prairie – Approximately a one-hour drive from Fort Collins. More complete directions can be found at https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder/soapstone. This program will meet at the north parking lot. When: Saturday, September 21, 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m. This program will meet at the north parking lot. Program
Description: Enjoy a short hike with a naturalist to explore the local environment Then learn about the amazing raptors that populate Colorado’s Front Range and how we can help conserve them. Observe live raptors up close with a visit from special guest, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Hike is 1-2 miles, easy. Program will meet at the north lot and begin with an easy hike. Raptor program will begin around 9:00 am.
What to Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather forecast. It is generally a little cooler and windy at this site. Bring sunscreen, a hat, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water.
Accessibility: This program takes place at a covered shelter a short walk from the parking lot. Accessible parking and restrooms are available. There is limited cell phone reception at Soapstone Prairie.
Kite Festival @ Fairgrounds Park, Loveland
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a day of fun at the Aspire Kite Festival, welcoming everyone from kids to adults! Enjoy live entertainment, interactive programs, kite design, flying workshops, pro demos, and activities for all ages.

Sep
25
Wed
Night Out @ Old Town Square, Fort Collins
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come visit us during your night out in Old Town Fort Collins! We’ll be there with Educational Ambassador raptors ready for a meet and greet!

Sep
28
Sat
Elk Festival @ Bond Park, Estes Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WILDLIFE WATCHING
The festival coincides with the famous elk rut, or elk mating season. Wild elk are often easily seen in town and in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember elk are wild animals. Always keep a safe distance, especially from the males (bulls), which can be aggressive as they defend their females (cows) from other bulls at this time of year. Give them room – use your zoom! Learn the most important rule of safe and respectful wildlife watching.

PARKING
Elk Fest is one of Estes Park’s busiest weekends, so a little advanced planning can go a long way when it comes to getting to and around downtown. The Town offers free and paid parking options, Electric Vehicle charging stations (both Level 2 and Level 3 DFCF fast-charging stations), designated motorcycle and RV parking. Those with valid ADA placards always park for free in any public space. Visit Estes.org/Parking to find the best spot for your trip.

Want to let someone else do the driving? Head straight to the Town’s parking structure (691 N. St. Vrain) and hop on the Town’s free downtown trolley (Red Route). Trolley and special event shuttle service information can be found at Estes.org/Shuttles.

Sep
29
Sun
Elk Festival @ Bond Park, Estes Park
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WILDLIFE WATCHING
The festival coincides with the famous elk rut, or elk mating season. Wild elk are often easily seen in town and in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember elk are wild animals. Always keep a safe distance, especially from the males (bulls), which can be aggressive as they defend their females (cows) from other bulls at this time of year. Give them room – use your zoom! Learn the most important rule of safe and respectful wildlife watching.

PARKING
Elk Fest is one of Estes Park’s busiest weekends, so a little advanced planning can go a long way when it comes to getting to and around downtown. The Town offers free and paid parking options, Electric Vehicle charging stations (both Level 2 and Level 3 DFCF fast-charging stations), designated motorcycle and RV parking. Those with valid ADA placards always park for free in any public space. Visit Estes.org/Parking to find the best spot for your trip.

Want to let someone else do the driving? Head straight to the Town’s parking structure (691 N. St. Vrain) and hop on the Town’s free downtown trolley (Red Route). Trolley and special event shuttle service information can be found at Estes.org/Shuttles.

Oct
5
Sat
At The Pumpkin Patch @ Tigges Farm, Greeley
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What’s better than a pumpkin patch in the fall? Raptors at a pumpkin patch in the fall!!!

Come visit Tigges Farm and see our Educational Ambassador raptors a special treat while you have fall fun.