17 fun and festive events in Greeley, Windsor, Loveland and around NoCo taking place the first week of July

Get ready to fire up your grill and watch some fireworks as we head into the Independence Day holiday.

This week’s list of Go+Do events includes fireworks shows and local parades, a music and arts festival in Longmont, Night on the Town in Loveland and more.

Do you have an upcoming event that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other relevant information to Tamara Markard at [email protected] for review.

Saturday July 2

1. The City of Fort Collins Independence Day Community Celebration is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at City Park, 1500 W. Mulberry St. with a 5k run/walk, golf tournament, parade , free tram rides and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3HFnbdz.

2. Join High Country Harley-Davidson for an All American Blast from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3761 Monarch St. in Frederick. The free event will include a food truck, cold drinks, music and a contest for the most patriotic bike. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact the dealer at (303) 833-6777.

3. Practice your singing skills at Open Mic Party at 7 p.m. at Rule105 Brewing, 4731 W. 10th St., Unit G. Hosted by Don Graham, adults 21 and older are welcome to perform for patrons . You are not a singer? Then relax with a beer and enjoy the entertainment. Free entry. For more information, contact Rule105 Brewing at (970) 301-4575.

4. Guerrilla Radio, a Rage Against the Machine tribute band, and Sabotage, a Beastie Boys tribute band, will perform at 6 p.m. at Spirits Music Hall, 1 N. Parish Ave., Johnstown. Both bands will perform fan favorites and top singles from both bands. The show is open to adults 21 and older. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3yoNBNH.

Sunday July 3

5. Indie rock band, Wildermiss, is scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. at the FoCo of Washington, 132 Laporte Ave. The band consists of Emma Cole on vocals and synthetic bass, Joshua Hester on guitar and Caleb Thoemke on drums. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $18 per person for general admission. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3OnQhAt.

monday july 4th

Happy Independence Day from the Greeley Tribune!

6. The Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade will depart at 9 a.m. on 10th Avenue and 19th Street near the University of Northern Colorado and head towards Lincoln Park. The parade will feature a variety of marching bands, floats, equine entries and more. The parade is one of the most popular community traditions, so you’ll want to get out early to find your spot. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3QPBfp2.

7. The annual Greeley Stampede fireworks display is due to begin at 9:30 p.m. with stunning professional fireworks lighting up the Weld County skies. This year, Stampede organizers have planned a little something extra to celebrate the 100th edition of the event. People of all ages can watch the fireworks display from within the Greeley Stampede grounds or from surrounding areas. For more information on the Greeley Stampede fireworks, go to www.greeleystampede.org.

8. Head to Loveland for the 4th of July Festival at 3 p.m. at North Lake Park, 2750 N. Taft Ave. The event will include a kids’ zone, vendors, food and drink, live music, a cornhole tournament and more. The fireworks are due to launch at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3xVc1N5.

9. Celebrate Independence Day at Boardwalk Park with live music from the 101st Army Band and fireworks. The concert starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks show at 9:20 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for a fun evening under the stars and overlooking the lake. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3bfA9Cw.

10. The Estes Park 4th of July Celebration kicks off with the Coolest Electric Steam Car Show starting at 9 a.m. at the Estes Park Event Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way with over 100 vehicles. At 7 p.m., the Estes Village Band will perform for free at the Performance Park Amphitheater, 435 W. Elkhorn Ave. Fireworks over Lake Estes begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3HP0un9.

tuesday july 5

11. Concert Under the Stars: Denver Brass is scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. at the UNC Garden Theater between 10th Avenue and S. 8th Avenue in Greeley. The free concert will feature Colorado’s one-of-a-kind brass chamber ensemble of 14 professional musicians. The concert is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3njA6Z7.

Friday July 8

12. The Windsor Family Campout is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. 5th St. The fun family event invites adults, teens, and children to pack out a tent, sleeping bags, and other camping gear. campsite for an evening of fishing, paddle boats, campfires, a movie and more. The cost to attend is $12 per person and registration is required. For more information or to register, go to https://bit.ly/3R0QgEy.

13. The 16th Annual Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews will be held at 4 p.m. at 700 Railroad Ave. with five bands, over 10 beer vendors, food vendors and more. Admission is free and proceeds from the event benefit local charities such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County, House of Neighborly Services and Loveland Sertoma. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.lovelandlovesbbq.com.

14. Country Western artist Kimmi Bitter performs at 9 p.m. at Stella’s Pinball Arcade and Lounge, 802 9th St. The San Diego native mixes traditional country and soul with her own West Coast take. Adults 18 and over are welcome. Tickets are $15 per person for general admission and reserved tables range from $40 to $120. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3NrMukm.

15. Night on the Town is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. along 4th Street in downtown Loveland. Local retail stores, restaurants, bars and more will be hosting sales as well as live music, snacks and specials. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3u0k5Lq.

16. The Town of Severance holds its second concert of the Summer Concert Series at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Park, 100 Waterfowl Way with a performance by Frank Ray. Attendees can also enjoy food, raffles, vendors and more. The concert is free and open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3OMa0cP.

17. Rhythm on the River Music and Arts Festival starts at 5 p.m. at Rogers Grove Park, 220 Hover Road, Longmont. The festival will feature live music, mobile arcade and glow games, an outdoor adventure playground, local vendors and more. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3u75uxY.

Maria R. Newman