Memorial Day Weekend 2017

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Memorial Day is a day in which we honor and remember those who have died in armed forces. This year, the day falls on Monday, May 29. In remembering those who have passed in armed forces, we all get together on the weekend before the day to celebrate.

There are many activities and events that will be going on throughout Northern Colorado this weekend. We have put together a list of the different events occurring throughout the weekend that are both fun and also honor those who have served our country.


Odell Brewing Co. Presents Small Batch Fest 2017

Now on it’s 3rd year, the Small Batch Festival is back again. The event features some of Fort Collin’s best food trucks, live music performances and more than 50 different Odell beers. The event begins at 1 PM on Saturday May 27th and ends at 6 PM.

Tickets are $35 which will also get you 2 beer tokens and commemorative stainless steel cup as well. The event is 21+ and pets are not allowed.

Visit the Odell website for more details and to buy your ticket!


Turns N’ Tacos

Enjoy a fun night of swing dancing at Illegal Pete’s on 320 Walnut Street Monday from 7 to 10:30 PM. Lessons start at 7 downstairs of the venue and will end at 8, enjoying swing dancing after from 8 to 10:30. No dance partner is needed! The event costs $12 but kids under 10 years old get in free. Veterans and active duty military receive a 25% discount off admission with their military ID.

Find more information on the Swing Dance website.


16th Annual Realities Ride & Rally

On Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th, the Annual Realities Ride & Rally 2 day festival will take place in downtown Fort Collins at the Civic Center Park. The festival is a free community event and offers something for everyone.

For this event, the biking community gets together and honors all Americans who have served in the military service for our freedom. The soldiers’ sacrifice is honored by what is called the “freedom of the ride” and brings people together for the cause of bringing hope to the children in the community who have been abused and neglected.

An event with a notable cause – it still features fun events for both children and adults, including a beer garden, food vendors and a kid’s zone which features a bungee trampoline.

The event begins at 8 AM on Saturday, May 27 and ends the following Sunday after the last event at 5 PM. Visit the event website for the full schedule.


Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Veterans Plaza

The Veterans Plaza has already started honoring our Vietnam War Veterans. From May 24 to May 29 will honor our Vietnam War Veterans during the annual celebration. The official ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 28 starting at 7 o’clock in the morning.

The entire event celebrated the Veterans’ service and the accomplishments of our Vietnam War veterans. The celebration is of those living and deceased, honoring the sacrifices they gave to our country and its citizens.

For a list of highlights and event schedule, visit the Veterans Plaza website.


Memorial Day Weekend at Resthaven Funeral Home

The Resthaven Funeral Home will be offering weekend festivities and a tribute to Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend. The event begins Saturday, May 27th and goes through the entire weekend.

Festivities included during the weekend are live bands, a Model T car show and fireworks on Sunday! The event is free and is open to the public. Find more information on the event.



There are far more other things for one to do on Memorial Day Weekend. If interested in trying something else out this weekend, visit the Fort Collins website for more.