20 fun and interesting events for families and friends in Greeley, Loveland and the region

As we move towards the end of May, the list of events happening in Northern Colorado, Cheyenne and Denver grows longer and longer, making it difficult to keep up with everything that’s going on.

That’s why the Greeley Tribune’s weekly Go+Do feature is helpful in drawing readers’ attention to some of the most unique and interesting happenings happening in the area.

This week’s list of 20 events includes the popular Friday Fest season kicking off in downtown Greeley, a women’s motorcycle party in Loveland, a fried chicken festival in Denver, a production of Celtic Woman and much more for all ages.

Do you have an upcoming event that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other relevant information to Tamara Markard at [email protected] for review.

Saturday May 21

1. Spend the morning with Sally Otto and the Lincoln Park Emporium Design Studio learning the unique art of macrame. The Macramé and Mimosa workshop begins at 10 a.m. at 822 8th St., Greeley and is open to adults and children 12 and older. Otto will teach attendees how to make a macrame napkin holder with your choice of chord and napkin. Mocktails and mimosa snacks will be served. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3NjmN5N.

2. Meet at the Loveland Museum for the Colorado Governor’s Art Exhibit and Sale Meet and greet artists at 2 p.m. at 503 N. Lincoln Ave. Artists at the meet include Gregory Block, Lisa Hewett, Jim Biggers and Ellen Woodbury. Tickets are $7 for visitors 13 and older. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wc8RoB.

3. Join Sowers of Seeds is looking for volunteers to be porch farmers who harvest food for local food banks. Those interested in participating can pick up pots of tomatoes or peppers between 8 a.m. and noon at Millifarm, 23143 County Road 21 ¾, Milliken to water and cultivate. Every two weeks, representatives of the organization will come to the volunteers’ homes to collect the harvest to be taken to the local pantries. For more information, contact Michelle Orwick at (303) 325-6199.

4. Left Hand Brewing Company is hosting Leftapalooza 2022 with Forever Man at 4:30 p.m. at 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. The event will feature a variety of other local musicians, beers, food and vendors. Leftapalooza is open to all ages, and tickets are $15 for guests 13 and older. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be sold at the door only. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/37LAR9c.

5. The Aspire 3D Kite Festival is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. at Loveland Sports Park, 950 N. Boyd Lake Ave. with free kites for the first 800 kids, shows, vendor booths, food trucks, interactive programs, kite workshops and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, visit www.aspire3d.org/kitefestival/.

6. Attend Adam Sandler Trivia Night at 6 p.m. at Black Sheep Coffee and Crepes, 19 S. Parish Ave., Johnstown. Gather family or friends and sign up for a fun night where you’ll test your team’s knowledge of Sandler’s best one-liners and movies. The event is free and open to all ages. Sign up by emailing [email protected]

7. Country singer/songwriter Luke Combs will bring his 2022 Stadium Tour to Denver at 6 p.m. at Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. The ACM, CMA, and CMT award-winning artist will play his top hits and fan favorites for viewers of all ages. Tickets start at $41 per person, depending on seat selection, and go up to $575 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3NhB1Ew.

Sunday May 22

8. The Quiz for a Cause Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for 8 p.m. at The Tavern at St. Michael’s Square, 2918 67th Ave., Ste. 102 Greley. The special edition of Geeks Who Drink will benefit the organization by donating 10% of all sales at the event to the organization. Player donations will also be gladly accepted. Adults 21 and over are invited to play, eat and drink for a good cause. There is no charge to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/39nFiY6.

9. The Texas Hippie Coalition with special guests Gravel and Phantomstone will perform at 8 p.m. at the Moxi Theater, 802 9th St., Greeley. Texas Hippie Coalition is known for its loud and proud red dirt music and has cut half a dozen albums and played in many venues across the United States. All ages with valid photo ID are welcome to attend the show and tickets are $20 per person for general admission. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3PmxEOe.

Monday May 23

10. Tri-City Cycle is hosting Ladies Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 3675 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland. Female bikers or women looking to get into riding are welcome to come and learn about bike safety checks, meet a professional motorcycle racer, get advice on gear and riding, and more. Participants are invited to bring equipment that they no longer use or that they wish to exchange or sell with other participants. Helmets cannot be sold and equipment must be in good condition. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, contact Tri-City Cycle at (970) 667-8697.

11. Do you have what it takes to become the champion of Hatchet House? Then sharpen your ax and register for Individual Tournament Night at 6 p.m. at 820 9th St. in Greeley. The format will be a standard ax throwing game with each match consisting of 10 throws. The highest point total wins the match. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The tournament is open to players 13 years and older and the cost to participate is $30 per person. For more information or to register, go to www.greeleyhatchethouse.com.

12. Invite your friends and meet at 477 Distilling for Bingo Night at 7 p.m. at 825 9th St. Master Distiller Jory will host games and players can enjoy cocktails, camaraderie and the chance to win prizes. Games are free and the event is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, contact 477 Distillation at (970) 451-5768.

Thursday May 26

13. Everything Fried Chicken Festival takes place in Elitch Gardens at 6:30 p.m. at 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver featuring fried chicken from top restaurants and chefs, cocktails, beer, live music and more. The event is open to adults 21 and older and tickets are $109 per person for general admission. For more information, visit www.chickenfightfest.com.

14. American rock band LIMP BIZKIT brings their Still Sucks Tour to Loveland at 7:30 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle. Dying Wish, Wargasm and Yung Gravy will open for the rock band. Tickets range from $59.95 to $99.95 per person depending on seat selection. All ages are welcome with parental supervision for children under 18. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3NcGaxy.

15. Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland will be in Cheyenne at 7 p.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St. The Grammy-nominated production will present its new show with traditional music from Ireland. All ages are welcome and tickets range from $39 per person to $150 per person depending on seat selection. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3FN7IqI.

Friday May 27

16. Help honor local veterans by registering to mark Memorial Day graves at Linn Grove Cemetery at 4:30 p.m. at 1700 Cedar Ave., Greeley. Volunteers are also needed to place American flags at each marked grave. All ages are invited to come and help honor those in our community who have served and who are not buried in the cemetery. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Jackie Bonilla at (970) 350-9386 or email [email protected]

17. Wylie CrazyHorse Jones is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. at Black and Blues Music and Brews, 423 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Jones is a multi-instrumentalist who will play iconic reggae tunes and original music on loop live. Admission is free and adults 21 and over are welcome. For more information, visit www.blackandbluesmusicandbrews.com.

18. The Friday Fest 2022 season kicks off at 6 p.m. at 8th and 9th Street Squares in downtown Greeley with the May Play Music Festival. The free event is open to all ages and will feature dozens of musicians and bands such as Bekka Jean, Pie Lombardi, Trash Cat and Lauren Morrow performing at different venues and stages around downtown. Prepare your Go Cup as local bars are equipped to fill them with a variety of beers and cocktails. For more information, visit www.greeleydowntown.com.

19. Bluz Kadillak is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. at Rule105 Brewing, located at 4731 W. 10th St., Unit G in Greeley. Bluz Kadillak specializes in playing old school blues and classic rock tracks from a variety of artists and bands. Adults 21 and older are welcome to hang out, drink beer, eat and dance. There is no cost to attend the concert. For more information, contact Rule105 Brewing at (970) 301-4575.

20. Enjoy an evening under the stars at Rooftop Social at 5 p.m. at Desk Chair Workspace, 201 E. 4th St., Loveland. DJ Brian Howe will provide the tunes and guests can choose from a variety of beers, wines and a special cocktail to enjoy while watching the sun set over the Rocky Mountains. Admission is $6.94 and registration is required. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wfUhMZ.

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