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A Grown-ups Guide to Summer Fun

Summer isn’t just for kids to let loose and enjoy a break from their busy school year, adults deserve to enjoy the weather, events, and activities the community has to offer as well. Fort Collins has an array of things to do and partake in all summer long. Whether you’re looking to start a new hobby, find new ways to enjoy exercise, or just get out and about there are tons of activities and local events to discover.

Fort Collins not only has one great weekly farmers market but two! Finding the freshest produce, discovering local eats, and buying artisan-made items are a few of the highlights of strolling through the vendors on Harmony Rd and Oak St. Fort Collins Farmers Market is every Sunday 10 am to 2 pm from May 7 to November 12 at 1001 E Harmony Rd and Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm from June 14 to September 27. The Larimer County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm from May 20 to October 28 at 200 W Oak St.

Looking for a new way to get your exercise in? Trying new forms of exercise like yoga in the park, aerial silk classes, and fly gym classes are great ways to try something new and fun or do the same exercise with new scenery! Yoga at City Park with Alisha and Jenny is every Saturday from 9 to 10 am from May 27 to August 26 at City Park between Jackson Ave and W Olive St (Field 3). Both Lime Light Fitness and Live Beyond Limit offer aerial silk and fly gym classes, amongst other fun and challenging fitness classes, for any skill level!

Wine and whiskey tastings are a great way to get out for a date night or for a girls/guys night out. Wineries and distilleries around Fort Collins have events planned all summer long. Blanchard Family Wines hosts a wine and charcuterie event throughout the summer and a 10 year tasting room anniversary event hosted by Feisty Spirits is being held mid-July, along with many other events by a variety of wineries and distilleries.

Looking to spice up your hosting habits? There’s nothing better than a refreshing drink to cool you and your guests down during your summer cookouts, parties, and gatherings. Liven up the party with a unique and fun cocktail like a sparkling white sangria or a light cucumber, basil, and lime gimlet. The possibilities are endless! Cocktails mentioned can be found at

Summer is for adventure and fun! Fort Collins offers a number of ways to get outdoors to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds. Try something new or stick with what you love. Rafting, fly fishing, and horseback riding are a few of the classic ways to enjoy a bright sunny day. Try a Beer and Bike tour or a hot air balloon ride with The Spirit of Colorado for a new and exciting experience of Fort Collins.

For those that want to enjoy the outdoors but still like the conveniences of modern living, glamping is the perfect answer. Yurts, cabins, and luxurious canvas tents are taking the tourist industry by storm. When planning your next weekend getaway or staycation, consider these comfortable yet cozy ways of connecting with the scenery. Fort Collins and the surrounding area offers a variety of these experiences for your next adventure.