Butterflies at Denver’s botanic gardens, Thunder in the Rockies and art walks just a few of the 24 event taking place in NoCo and around the region (2022)

Fans of fall can rejoice, as we are one month closer to cooler weather, pumpkin picking and Halloween — despite some of the stores already having lined their shelves with fall décor, Halloween costumes and seasonal candy since the end of July.

As we get ready to celebrate the end of August and roll into September, don’t miss out on some last-minute summer fun at events in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and around the state.

Check out some of these 24 events set to take place the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2022.

Saturday, Aug. 27

1. Get out and about for a good cause by signing up for the Adeo Walk, Run or Roll fundraising event. The two-week event kicks off Saturday with participants signing up to take on 5, 10, 20 or 30-miles on their own. The virtual event helps raise money for the organization’s adult brain injury program and services. Entry fees range from $15-$40 per person. All ages and abilities are invited to participate. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3AA9OZX.

2. The 2nd annual Dog Day at Scheels is set for 9 a.m. at 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Johnstown. The free event will feature sales on dog supplies and toys, adoption opportunities, local vendors and services and more. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3c807J3.

3. Learn about the unique art in Denver by taking part in the Art and Graffiti RiNo Walking Tour at 9:30 a.m. at Improper City, 3201 Walnut St., Ste. 101. The 1.5 hour tour will take participants around the area to see the different forms of art, including urban charm to industrial revival. Participants will also learn about the history and culture of the area. Tickets are $25 per person and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, or to book a tour, go to https://bit.ly/3wqdOtM.

4. Check out some high-speed action at the Michael Lunt Memorial Supercross event at at 5 p.m. at the Stampede Arena, 501 N. 14th Ave. in Greeley. The event will feature professional and novice dirt bike riders going head to head for cash and prizes. Admission is $22.85 per person and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3dPvEA4.

5. The 126th annual Corn Roast Festival is set for 9:30 a.m. at Old Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave. in Loveland with fresh roasted corn, live music, a kids zone, vendors, food trucks and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/2XxlnA9.

6. The 33rd annual Cemetery Crawl will take place at 10 a.m. at the Teller House, 120 Eureka St. in Central City. The event, hosted by the Gilpin Historical Society, will take attendees through the cemetery where actors will portray 10 people who were buried in the cemetery. All ages are welcome to attend and tickets are $15 per person online and $20 at the door. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3ChEq3X.

7. The Fort Collins Peach Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Twin Drive-In, 2206 S. Overland Trail with food trucks, craft beer and live entertainment. All ages are welcome to attend and tickets are $11 per person age 13 and older. Children ages 12 and younger are free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3AzRekH.

8. Join Sona Rita and friends for Drag Bingo at 6 p.m. at High Brau Taphouse, 915 16th St. Adults age 21 and older are invited to come and play bingo, enjoy live performances and have some beers. Admission is $10 per person online and $15 at the door. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3ACbwKu.

9. Help support the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra by attending Wines of Note at 2 p.m. at 701 10th Ave. in Greeley. The event, open to adults age 21 and older, will include an afternoon of entertainment, unlimited wine and spirits tastings and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for a couple. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3dNbTcl.

Sunday, Aug. 28

10. Don’t miss the last chance to see Cirque Du Soleil- Ovo at 5 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle in Loveland. The show incorporates acrobatics and stunts into a colorful show full of energy and entertainment for all ages. Tickets range in price from $48-$154 depending on seat choice. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3QMPLgC.

11. Handmade in Colorado Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bond Park located on MacGregor and Elkhorn avenues in Estes Park. The juried event will feature work from some of Colorado’s top fine artists and contemporary crafters including fiber arts, food, metal work, paper art and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3wpRkJb.

12. Take a trip down to Denver to take part in the 2022 Denver Parade of Homes from noon to 5 p.m. beginning at 9033 E. Easter Place in Centennial. The free tour will feature unique and amazing homes showcasing interesting designs and layouts. All ages are welcome to attend. People can also tour the homes virtually at the event’s website. For more information, go to www.paradeofhomesdenver.com.

13. Enjoy Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ace Gilletts, 239 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. Foodies of all ages can enjoy a variety of brunch items such as crab cake benedict, grilled cheese and tomato soup, Italian omelet and apple cider “wafnut” as well as different cocktails and beverages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3AlpoHT.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

14. Join host Nick Kenny for some Brooklyn Nine-Nine trivia at 7 p.m. at 477 Distilling, 825 9th St., Unit B in Greeley. Adults age 21 and older are invited to play for a chance to win prizes, enjoy cocktails and have some laughs. The event is free to attend. For more information, contact 477 Distilling at (970) 451-5768.

15. Virtuoso Series Concert: Cayla Bellamy, Bassoon is set for 7:30 p.m. at Colorado State University of School of the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. The program features faculty artist Bellamy exploring a variety of musical genres including jazz, classical from composers such as Giovanni Bertoli, Sonia Ko and Andre Previn. Tickets are $14 for adults age 18 and older, $12 for seniors age 62 and older and $4 for youth age 17 and younger. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3chojJ2.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

16. Jack Johnson with special guest Ziggy Marley is scheduled to appear at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. Surfer turned musician, Johnson has released seven studio and two live albums, selling more than 25 million copies. Tickets range from $41.50 to $91.50 per person and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3PDzauk.

17. Get your shopping in before the weekend at the Fort Collins Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1001 E. Harmony Road. The free market will feature a variety of fresh local produce, baked goods, honey, handmade products and more. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to www.fortcollinsfarmersmarket.org.

18. The Killers are scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. The Las Vegas-based rock band, formed in 2001 by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning, is known for a variety of hits including “Mr. Brightside,” “Caution” and “When You Were Young.” Special guest Johnny Marr will be opening for the band. Tickets range from $25 per person to more than $149 per person. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3dKs0aD.

Friday, Sept. 2

19. Thunder in the Rockies is back for 2022 beginning at 4 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, 4250 Byrd Drive in Loveland. The event will feature live music and entertainment, a stunt show, cigar lounge, beer garden, a bike show and more for all ages. Admission is free and tickets for the concerts are $10 per person. For more information, go to www.thunderintherockies.com.

20. The Colorado State Fair is celebrating its 150th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 1001 Beulah Ave. in Pueblo. The event will feature a carnival, entertainment, exhibits and more for all ages. Admission is $14 for guests age 14 and older, $7 for youth ages 5-12 and children age 4 and younger are free. For more information, go to www.coloradostatefair.com.

21. Take a trip to Cheyenne to check out the First Friday Artwalk from 5-8 p.m. beginning at Clay Paper Scissors Gallery and Studio, 1513 Carey Ave. The event will be showcasing a new exhibit curated by Camellia El-Antably and Mark Vinich. Guests can enjoy food and beverages from a food truck, music and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, go to www.cheyenneartwalk.com.

22. Music on the Lawn: Pro Blues Jam will take place at 6:30 p.m. at 215 E. Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins. The free concert is open to all ages and will feature a variety of bands from across northern Colorado. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3dDSjPr.

23. Jarabe Mexicano is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland. The band specializes in Mexican folk music as well as rock and roll, Tex-Mex, Latin rock and reggae-cumbia using stringed folk and percussion instruments. All ages are welcome to attend the concert. Tickets range from $36-$51 per person depending on seat choice. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3KggoZ0.

24. Don’t miss the migration of butterflies at Chatfield Farms at 9 a.m. at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Visitors will have the opportunity to see native butterflies such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and more. Admission into the farm is $15 for adults, $11.50 for seniors age 65 and older, active military and veterans, $11 for children ages 3-15 years and students with an I.D. and children age 2 and younger are free. For more information, go to www.botanicgardens.org.

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