Memorial Day Events in Northern Colorado
Memorial Day 2018 Events
Memorial Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for events over the weekend, we have your back. Northern Colorado kicks off summer with activities all around the Front Range. White water rafting, camping, and discovering Horsetooth are some fun activities that are great for all ages. The Big Thompson Canyon Highway between Loveland and Estes Park will open up this Thursday, May 24th, at 4 pm.
CSU BBQ Showdown
This year’s event will be held at The Stanley Hotel over May 26thand 27th. You can enjoy the family friendly festivities with drinks, music, and of course- BBQ or enter your best recipe for your chance to win cash prizes and qualify for the Jack Daniels Contest.
Realities Ride and Rally
It’s biggest event this time of year is the annual Realities Ride and Rally. This two-day festival begins on Saturday and honors our fallen heroes as well as the brings the community together to support the Realities for Children charity that helps local at-risk youth that have been abused and/or neglected. You can enjoy the parades, vendors, food, beer, and one of the largest poker runs in NOCO! Stop by our booth and say, “Hi”!
The Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado honor the fallen military members every year. This year they will be celebrating those who served in the Cold War.
Odell’s Small Batch Fest
Odell’s Small Batch Fest will run on Saturday, May 26th, from 1-6 pm. You can find live music, food trucks, and over 40 Odell beers. A portion of their ticket sales will go towards their $10,000 Small Batch Grant’s 2018 recipient- Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed. You can buy tickets here.
The Centennial Village’s 2018 season begins with this year’s Centennial Celebration that runs from Saturday to Sunday. Blacksmith, print shop demos, and Buffalo Soldier performances are just a few highlights of this family fun event.
Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 28th, 9-10 am, The Weld County Military Organizations partnered with Linn Grove Cemetery to hold the Memorial Day Program. This is not only a great way to reflect and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but also features an honor guard salute, speakers, music, and the Avenue of Flags.
Enjoy an 80’s themed day on Saturday, May 26th, from 10:30 am- 8:00 pm. 5k Run/Walk, live music, karaoke, yoga, parade, food, beer garden, costume contests, and much more!
Veteran Brothers Brewing Company: First Annual Corn Hole Tournament
The Veteran Brothers Brewing Company is located in the heart of Johnstown down Parish Ave. Not only will they have great beer, but live music and prizes for winners.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Windsor offers multiple ceremonies in the morning starting at the Elm Grove Cemetery at 8 am. The second will be at the Veteran’s Cemetery at 9 am followed by the Memorial Day Parade to Windsor Town Hall, and end with the final ceremony at 10 am. This year’s Parade Marshall is Dennis Guay.