April in Fort Collins is brimming with excitement, showcasing an array of exhilarating concerts, shows, and events that are truly irresistible. Whether you're drawn to the electrifying performances of nationally acclaimed musicians and comedians or the vibrant tapestry of performing arts and theater, there's something for everyone to revel in this month.


Partake in Green & Gold Days at Colorado State University

Green & Gold Days at Colorado State University

Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and April is chalk full of exciting events happening on and around campus. From the ACT Film Festival to the CSU Rams Football Spring Game, you can find all the fun campus happenings open to the public at this link.


Connect and Learn at the ACT Human Rights Film Festival

ACT Film Festival Crowd

This April 3rd-7th at Colorado State University, check out the ACT Human Rights Film Festival. Through the shared experience of film and conversation, ACT cultivates empathy and new perspectives, bringing the best human rights cinema to Northern Colorado. Visit their website for more information.


Dance Your Heart Out at FoCoMX

FoCoMX 2024 Flyer

FoCoMX, one of Fort Collins' most treasured annual events, is coming up soon on April 19th-20th! Get your groove on to over 400 Colorado bands and musical artists of all genres, performing at 30 different stages in Downtown Fort Collins. Looking for a free way to enjoy the festival and still dance your heart out? They are still looking for volunteers this year! To find out more information, as well as tickets, lineup, and everything else you need to know, click here.

Celebrate Earth Day

A family visits a booth at the Earth Day Celebration in Fort CollinsEnjoy the 14th Annual Earth Day Fort Collins on Saturday, April 20th at Civic Center Park. This free event features a combination of activities and events for the entire family, including informational booths and displays, kids activities, arts & crafts, live music, speakers, food trucks, farmers market and a beer garden. Visit their website to find out more information.


Bring the Kids Out to the Park

Kite Festival SpringThis April 28th, bring the kids out to Twin Silo Community Park for this fun annual event. Kids in the Park encourages kids of all ages to get outside and play! At this City of Fort Collins annual event, community members learn about exciting recreation activities, play in the park, dance to music, enjoy snacks from local food trucks, and of course, fly kites. Click here to learn more.



Lincoln Center Exterior

This month at Fort Collins' iconic venue, The Lincoln Center, discover amazing live shows such as plays, circus acts, comedy shows, and short films. The lineup this April includes "Big Fish - Small Cast Edition", "The Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience", "Urban Bush Women", "Ledisi – The Good Life Tour", "Then and Now: Reel Music", "Kids on Broadway", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Annie". There is no shortage of amazing live performances to see at this centrally located theater!

For show tickets and more information, click HERE.


Get Your Giggle On at The Comedy Fort

Fort Collins Comedy Fort Performer

Looking to laugh this April? The Comedy Fort will you keep you entertained with their incredible lineup this month! Some of April's headliners include Adam Cayton Holland, Simon Gibson, Myq Kaplan, Deanne Smith, Brent Gill, Debra DiGiovanni, Janae Burris, and even more! Don't miss this chance to laugh your cares away this April at this iconic comedy venue in Old Town Fort Collins.

Remember, all shows are 21+. For tickets and more information, visit their website HERE.




Located in downtown Fort Collins, The Armory is an intimate 200-person capacity venue with state-of-the-art acoustics and a stellar showcase of unique artists. This April, catch headliners such as Charlie Parr, Jon McLaughlin, Slaughter Beach, Dog (Solo), Andy Shauf, and Tinsley Ellis.

Visit this LINK for more information and show tickets.



Live music at Washington's in Fort Collins

You can always count on a good time at Washington's, a historic venue with a capacity of 900 in Old Town Fort Collins. This iconic venue frequently welcomes renowned artists to its stage. Some of the headliners this April include Five Iron Frenzy, Katie Pruitt, The Mountain Goats, Saint Motel, and Palace.

Click HERE for show tickets and more information.



Aggie Theatre Concert

The iconic Aggie Theatre has been a cornerstone of live music in Fort Collins for more than a century. This April, the Aggie is set to showcase a lineup of awesome shows. Don't miss headliners such as George Clanton, Kyle Watson, The National Parks, TWRP, HELLOKENNY + DJNICKRAWW, Willow Pill, Ridence b2b JuulZ, KBong & Johnny Cosmic, Papadosio, Silversun Pickups, Bendigo Fletcher, David Morris, Caroline Rose, and Olive Klug. 

For Aggie show tickets and more information, visit this LINK.


The Magic Rat

Nestled in Old Firehouse Alley next to The Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town, The Magic Rat delivers a weekly dose of vibrant sounds, ranging from renowned artists to lively local late-night jam sessions. This April, you can see acts such as Tray Wellington, Sturtz, Robert Cline Jr., Cresent City Connection, Fancy Bits, Lady Psychiatrists Booth, Nubass Theory, Three Shots, and Venture Still.

Explore their calendar for a lineup of all shows happening throughout the month and stay tuned for the latest updates.



bowling Chipper's Lanes

830 North hosts weekly concerts as part of the Live Music at Chippers series, sponsored by Mishawaka Amphitheatre. There are a wide variety of artists to catch at this bowling alley - and best of all, some of the shows are free! 

Click HERE to view their events calendar and get tickets and more information.


Kick Up Your Boots at Sundance Saloon

In addition to offering dance lessons, bingo, open mic nights, and family-friendly events, Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon presents live performances every Friday and Saturday night. This April, catch acts such as Luke Mills, Brett Hendrix, Savanna Chestnut, Randy Burghardt, and Rhett Haney. Find more information when you visit their website.


Music, movies and more at The Lyric

Musicians playing at The Lyric cinema

Experience live music alongside indie film screenings and visual art at The Lyric Cinema, an established fixture in Old Town Fort Collins for the past decade. The Lyric recently expanded, unveiling a new 10,000-square-foot building on North College in late 2017. In addition to showcasing a diverse range of indie films, this vibrant cultural center offers arcade games, a concession stand, and a café and bar. For their music and event lineup, as well as their movie schedule, visit their website.


With all these unique and exciting events, there is no shortage of fun in Fort Collins this April! For our city's full event calendar, visit this LINK.