Art, music, antiques, wedding dresses, tiny houses, civil discourse and more – Loveland Reporter-Herald



Upcoming events in the Loveland area include an antique festival, fairy tale music from the Loveland Opera Theater, a raffle for wedding dresses, the Tiny House Festival, a fundraiser from the Rialto Theater, a bluegrass concert, NoCo Pride March, a lecture on the civil Discourse, a Hawaiian shirt art show, and more.

Antiques Festival

The Rocky Mountain Antique Festival takes place on Saturday, July 10th, 9 am-5pm and Sunday, July 11th, 10 am-4pm at The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

The show brings together antique dealers from across the country with a variety of items such as vintage farmhouses and primitives, Americana, militaria, postcards, vintage toys and comics, real estate and costume jewelry, retro dining tables, antique American oak furniture, transfer ware, art ceramics, Glass, vintage holiday, silver, cut crystal and more.

Entry is $ 6.

More information can be found at

“Songs from the Castle”

The Loveland Opera Theater finally returns to the stage on Sunday, July 18, from 5pm to 7pm for Songs from the Castle, a multi-genre fairy tale concert at the Foote Lagoon Amphitheater, 500 E. Third St., Loveland back.

The concert features Disney music, musical theater and opera, everything from a selection of Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Into the Woods and Beauty and the Beast to Pauline Viardot’s opera Cinderella, the the ensemble will produce in October.

Spectators can bring a picnic.

The event is free and public.

More information is available at

Silver Screen Soiree

To celebrate the historic roots of the Rialto and raise funds for a 21st century video wall, the Rialto Theater and Backstage Rialto are hosting a Silver Screen Soiree on Saturday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the theater, 228 E. Fourth St. , Loveland.

The event includes a Tinseltown-inspired cocktail lesson and light hors d’oeuvres with Gary Schmidt at the piano bar, theater tours, a paddle raise and a silent auction, followed by dancing on the Rialto Theater stage.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite Hollywood red carpet attire in order to impress.

Tickets cost $ 70 to $ 100 and are available at

Tiny house festival

The People’s Tiny House Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday 17-18. July, 10 am-4pm at the ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

It explores all facets of simple life, including tiny houses, converted vans, converted school buses, container houses and more, with sellers from across the front range showcasing their goods and services.

Tickets cost $ 5 to $ 10.

For more information, visit

Bluegrass concert

The Farnum Family bluegrass band will host a live bluegrass concert on Saturday, July 17th at 7pm at Westside Feed, 5623 WUS 34, Loveland.

The youngest member of the band is 15 and the violin player is a national champion. The band is from Branson, Missouri.

Bring lounge chairs to sit on. There will be vendors and handicrafts for the children.

The event is free, but some change is recommended to support the band.

For more information, call 970-818-6366 or email

Receipt of the works of art

The Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, 310 N. Railroad Ave., Loveland, will host a reception for the exhibition “Out of Place, Out of Bounds and Interfacing With Missed Connections” on Saturday, July 17th, from 1pm to 6pm.

The exhibition highlights fibers and fiber techniques as a means of remembering, contextualizing and shaping ideas about belonging or not belonging to a place.

Musicians in Action provide live music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Entry is $ 10 and free for members.

Space is limited and an RSVP is required at

Wedding dress competition

House of Neighborly Service, 1511 E. 11th St., Loveland is holding a raffle for bridesmaid and bridesmaid dresses on Friday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thanks to the generosity of the community and local retail stores, there will be more than 500 new and carefully used clothes available.

No appointment is required. Everyone is welcome.

More information is available at

Comedy night

The Comedy Night with Mo Alexander will take place on Friday, July 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dratz Brewing Co., 965 E. 11th St.

Alexander combines intelligence and debauchery with comedy influences like Bill Hicks, Paul Mooney and Richard Pryor. He had his own comedy show at the Casino Royal in Las Vegas, appeared on Politically Correct with Bill Maher and Comedy Central, and worked with comedy greats Keenan Ivory Wayans and Kevin Hart.

Tickets are priced at $ 7 per person or $ 9 at the box office.

You can find more information at

Date night in the gardens

Date Night at The Gardens is Friday, July 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Center Ave., Fort Collins.

Tickets to the Friends of the Gardens at Spring Creek fundraiser include a gourmet buffet dinner, two free drinks, live music, and unlimited access to the outdoor gardens.

Tickets are $ 67.50 for members and $ 75 for non-members.

Visit for more information.

NoCo Pride March

NoCo SafeSpace presents the NoCo Pride March at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, July 16, in the Old Town Square.

The third annual event is open to everyone.

For more information, visit

Exhibition ‘Aloha Shirt’

A 1946 vintage John “Keoni” Meigs shirt, “Island Feast”, was manufactured by Kamehameha. “Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938–51” opens on July 9, 2021 at the Museum of Art Fort Collins. (Courtesy of the Keoni Collection)

Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938-1951 opens on Friday July 9th at the Museum of Art Fort Collins, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.

The exhibit, which explores the history, craftsmanship, and production of Hawaii’s enduring fashion statement, runs through August 15.

It encompasses 60 objects, an industry that has indelibly marked fashion in the United States and the world.

Admission is $ 5 adults, $ 4 students and seniors, and $ 1 children.

More information is available at

‘Working body’

The Lincoln Center Gallery, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, is opening a new exhibition on July 17th entitled “Bodies of Work: Textile and Wearable Art”.

The show runs through September 4th.

Gallery exhibitions are only open when there is a show in the theater.

Visit for more information.

Civil discourse

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County will host an online Civil Discourse Talk on Zoom on Monday, July 12, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Fort Collins Mayor Jeni Arndt, Certified Instructor from the National Institute of Civil Discourse, will speak about her work in the area and discuss ways to improve our interactions with people of different views.

Spanish translation and subtitles in English will be available.

Registration is required at

Outdoor sales

Outdoor sales will be held by the Global Village Museum on Friday and Saturday 16-17. Held July 9 am-3pm at 1816 Seminole Drive, Fort Collins.

Sales include a wide variety of gifts, treasures and keepsakes. All proceeds go to the museum.

For more information, visit or call 970-221-4600.

Taste of Windsor

The Taste of Windsor will be held on Thursday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. Fifth St., Windsor.

The event is part of the Windsor Summer Concert Series and is free and public.

It showcases Northern Colorado restaurants, food trucks, caterers, and local businesses.

The stolen Winnebagos will provide music.

For more information, see

Playground Dedication

Windsors Town Board, in partnership with Jimmy and Melissa Zerby, invites the community to attend a public dedication in honor of Brycen Zerby, the 8-year-old child who died after an accident while participating in the 2018 Harvest Festival Parade in 2018.

The inauguration is planned for Monday, July 12th, 5 p.m., in Main Park, 300 Locust St., on the north side of the playground.

The Zerby family asked the community for support and participation in the event.

An inscription on the plaque honoring the special playground reads: “Best day ever, ice cream and go to the park!” To honor the sentiment, the City of Windsor will keep a stash of ice cream sandwiches available for the children who attend the ceremony. Brycen’s idea of ​​a perfect day was ice cream and the park.

The inauguration was originally scheduled to take place on March 21, 2020, but has been delayed due to COVID-19.

For more information on Windsor’s parks, visit

Old Time Farm Show

The Greeley Old Time Farm Show will display antique tractors, equipment, and engines Friday through Sunday, July 16-18, 9am to 5pm at the Greeley RV Park and Campground, 810 E. 28th St., Greeley.

Longs Peak Tractor Club and Centennial Antique Tractor and Engine Club will bring many of their rare collections to the public.

Everyone is invited to bring their own agricultural collections for free.

The event is open to the public with free entry and parking.

Saturday activities include a licensed garden tractor train, antique tractor demonstrations, mule breeding, a wheat harvest, straw balers, antique sawmill work, blacksmithing, a parade of power, and rides.

The Mule Club will only work in the fields on Saturdays, plowing the field and harvesting wheat the old-fashioned way (before tractors were invented).

The stationary engine clubs collection is exhibited with a range of hit and miss engines.

The Colorado Tractor Pull Association is sponsoring a sanctioned Garden Tractor Pull with cash prizes on Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Registration before 9 a.m. See rules on

More information is available at


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