In less than three hours, people of Fort Collins will be running to the Civic Center Park of Fort Collins for the start of 2017’s Taste of Fort Collins. Now on it’s 21st year, the event is sure to be the hot spot of this weekend. As local and national bands and food restaurants come together, citizens of Fort Collins are guaranteed a fun and festive weekend.
Beginning tonight at 6 pm, The Taste of Fort Collins will start with a bang as local Colorado band One Flew West takes to the stage with the headliner the Plain White T’s at 7:15. While ending at 9:00 pm tonight, the gates will be back open tomorrow and Sunday at 11:00 am. Other headlining band include St. Lucia, 7:00 pm Saturday, and Gin Blossoms, 6:00 pm Sunday.
Tickets for the event can be bought online and at the front gate upon entrance. A 3-day pass for the entire weekend can be bought for $20 on the Taste of Fort Collins website. If buying tickets prior to entrance, tickets cost $5 for tonight and $5 before 3 pm for both both Saturday and Sunday. After 3 pm, ticket price raises to $10 per person. Seniors over 65, military personnel with an ID and children under 12 can get in for free. Once inside, drink tokens are available for $3 each which are used for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The event includes more than 30 food vendors and beer from local breweries Odell’s and New Belgium. Below are the beers provided at the event by both breweries.
Odell: 90 Shilling, Odell IPA, Drumroll, & Easy Street
New Belgium: Fat Tire, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Citradelic, Pilsener Bohemian, & Dayblazer Easygoing Ale
Along with local breweries, Wilbur’s Beverages will be hosting a Wine Pavilion & Craft Beer Pavilion. As this is a family friendly event, Coca Cola and water products will be available for those under the age of 21 at multiple locations. All beverages are paid for with tokens.
There is also an expanded kids zone. The kids zone will include face painting, an obstacle cource, bouncy house, bungee trampoline and much more! Other parts of Taste of Fort Collins includes vendors set up throughout the event.
Visit the official website for more information and to buy your tickets now!