This July in Fort Collins is booming with exciting concerts, shows, and events that you don’t want to miss. From FoCo Fondo to outdoor summer concert series to the Fort Collins' Trolley 40th Season Celebration, you’ll certainly find an entertaining and memorable event to attend this month. Keep reading to discover your ideal July plans!


Unique July Events


4th of July Celebration

4th of July Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day in Fort Collins with a full day of scheduled events and activities for the entire family to enjoy. To see everything happening on this special national holiday, visit the City of Fort Collins' website.


Fort Collins' Trolley 40th Season Celebration

two trolley cars next to each other on the tracks

All Aboard the Fort Collins Trolley's 40th Season Celebration! Step back in time and experience the roaring 1920s for FREE on Saturday, July 20th! The Fort Collins Trolley is rolling out the red carpet for a day unlike any other. The historic streetcars will be decked out in 1920s style, with a themed crew, dazzling vintage automobiles on display, and glimpses into Fort Collins' storied past.

This special event begins at the Trolley Depot in City Park, where you'll be transported to the "Jazz Age" with live music by Greyrock Jazz Band. As the trolley rides the rails up and down Mountain Avenue, you'll enjoy picturesque views while being fully immersed in the 1920s experience. Whether you're making memories with family or reconnecting with Fort Collins' rich heritage, this 40th season celebration is a historic adventure like no other. FREE trolley rides will run 10am to 5pm, courtesy of The Elks, so come and take a ride back in time.


FoCo Fondo

FoCo Fondo

Join us for one of Fort Collins' most iconic annual events, the FoCo Fondo, presented by Fat Tire, on July 21st. This special ride is a gravel race, rooted in the insanity of a Fondo with the levity of the Fort Collins community. Whether you’re into racing bikes or all day bike parties in the open range of Colorado, you definitely should not miss this event!

Pre-registration is required. Learn more at



The Performing Arts: Theatre & Live Shows


At The Lincoln Center this month, you can find grand live concerts, dancers, musicians, and inspiring speakers. 


Lincoln Center Exterior

Learn about details and requirements for each specific show at 
Summertime Outdoor Movies

The Holiday Twin Drive-In, one of only four drive-in movie lots left in Colorado, hosts drive-in movies. Catch a flick at Fort Collins' classic Holiday Twin Drive-In, showing some summertime classics, new blockbusters, and many more films - for the full schedule, check out their calendarThe Lyric also hosts summer outdoor movies like Jaws on the 5th, The Goonies on the 12th, Barbie on the 19th, and Dumb and Dumber on the 26th.  


Twin Drive In Movie





bowling Chipper's Lanes

This month, catch some live tunes at 830 North while you also get your bowl on! The artist lineup this month, presented by the Mishawaka Amphitheater, is diverse and sure to please no matter what musical genre you are most into. Find the full calendar of concerts here


Rock Out at The Aggie

Aggie Theatre Concert

The historic Aggie Theatre, a live music institution in Fort Collins for over 100 years, plays host to several great shows this month. This small, intimate venue features amazing national acts and smaller local bands, giving you the full concert experience. Make sure to visit their concert events calendar here for the most up-to-date information about shows and how to get tickets. 




Washington’s is a historic 900-person venue in Old Town Fort Collins and regularly hosts big names. This month, catch Ibibio Sound Machine on July 23rd and Toad the Wet Sprocket on the 28th. The Armory is a more intimate 200-person capacity venue with state-of-the-art acoustics. Ryan Montbleau Band takes The Armory stage on the 20th.


June 12 - July 24

Lagoon Concert 2

The Lagoon Concert Series is hosted at Colorado State University's Lory Student Center's west lawn under the trees of the lagoon to bring together the community for a free concert series with talented artists, food, and the promise of a good time.  Grab a blanket and join in on the festivities every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm through July 24th.



Interior of Magic Rat

Magic Rat, located in Old Firehouse Alley adjacent to The Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town, offers swinging sounds on tap weekly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions. All of these fun concert events are free to enjoy. Check the calendar for all shows taking place throughout the month and current updates.


Bohemian Nights Presents: Thursday Night Live
May 30 - September 5

Old Town Concert

This summer's series showcases a diverse lineup of music from Colorado and beyond. All are invited to enjoy this incredible display of artist discovery, with musical offerings that span many genres and styles. The series will take place on the outdoor stage in Fort Collins' Old Town Square each Thursday from 7-9pm through September 5th. You can find the Thursday Night Live lineup here.


Live Music, Food, and Fun at The FoCo Food Truck Rally 

Food Truck Rally Music

You can enjoy live music presented by The Mishawaka and delicious food at The Fort Collins Food Truck Rally that takes place every Tuesday all summer long through September 17th, 5:30 PM to dusk.


Music on the Lawn at Foothills

Foothills Concert

Music on the Lawn at Foothills is a free summer concert series featuring the best local live music, a beer garden, vendor markets and more! Now through September 6th, catch amazing music and good times at this iconic local event series. For their full lineup and more information, click here.


Fort Collins Arts & Culture Events



Comedy Fort

Live Comedy at The Comedy Fort

Hosting regular open mic nights, nationally renowned comedians, and even burlesque shows, The Comedy Fort is Fort Collins' only comedy club and home to events all month long that you can find here. Pay this iconic venue in downtown Fort Collins a visit this month and get your giggle on!


First Friday Art Walk

Art WalkFirst Friday Art Walk is a monthly self-guided walking tour that celebrates creativity, culture, and community in Downtown Fort Collins on the first Friday of every month! Don't miss this special event, happening on July 5th this month. From fine to funky, Art Walk showcases a spectrum of artistic styles to entertain and engage amateurs and art aficionados of all ages, interests and backgrounds. Visit their website for more information!


Downtown Fort Collins Foodie Walk

People walk down a street in Fort Collins attending the Foodie Walk

Fort Collins Foodie Walk™ is a monthly self-guided walking tour from 5-8 pm on the third Friday of each month and celebrates the culinary culture and thriving foodie scene in Downtown Fort Collins. Join Downtown’s finest culinary shops each month for interactive showcases, seasonal flavors, and exciting taste experiences! Fort Collins Foodie Walk™ offers a way for people to explore and enjoy the flavorful world of food and drink!


When it comes to fun events in Fort Collins, there are endless opportunities to enjoy this July. So get out there and take full advantage of this exciting summer season!