Taste of Fort Collins


There are many family friendly events that one might chose to attend throughout the
year in the Northern Colorado area.

Taste of Fort Collins is a pretty major event that is put on in Fort Collins Old Town Civic Center. It is a benefits the Eyeoperners Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins Foundation. The event take place in the beginning of June. It is focused on Food, Drinks, Music, Art Vendors, and Games for the Kids or Kids at heart. The event starts after work on Friday and goes through to the end of the day on Sunday. Each day has multiple bands playing with one headliner to end the night.

This year, the weather was absolutely perfect for an evening of Music in the Park, there was not a cloud in the sky. As I walked through the event area it was clear that this is a gathering spot for all. There were families with strollers, young adults, and older adults all enjoying the night. The grass was nice and cool, great to spread a blanket out so one could sit down and enjoy a variety of dishes from the vendors. The choices were vast and wonderful. I indulged in a couple of drinks, some Empanadas, and finished off with Homemade Ice Cream. I actually went both Friday and Saturday night so on the second night I had to have a good old fashion Corndog…because I like them. My daughter and her friends experimented with a variety of Mac&Cheese dishes that were delicious.

Each year the musical line up changes but there is always a wide variety of genres. It does cost money to enter into the event but once you are in the music is included however, the food/drinks must be paid for.

For more specific information on the Taste of Fort Collins Event you will want to go to the following website. There you can find out the music line up, food info, and be able pre purchase tickets. You can purchase tickets at the gate…they only take cash, but there are lots of cash machines around the location. Some of the vendors also only take cash but many will take credit/debut cards.

The Taste of Fort Collins is a fun filled gathering that brings people and families together in our community. I would recommend joining in on the fun if you are in the area when it is going on. If you are not a huge fan of crowds it seems to be a little less crowded on Friday nights with lots to offer for the attendee.

For the next Taste of Fort Collins I would go pick a stop in the grass, get some food/
drinks, enjoy the music and maybe in dance around a little.