It’s officially Memorial Day weekend and the city of Fort Collins has something going on for everyone. While Memorial Day is often about spending time with those you love, we can’t lose sight of its true meaning – honoring those who have bravely sacrificed their lives to defend our great country. Whatever you do this weekend, try to keep our fallen soldiers in the back of your minds. Having said that, here are a few fun things happening this weekend.
Opening of the City Park Pool
This Saturday the 26th, the City Park pool with officially be open to the public. For all of you water park lovers out there, this is as good as it’s going to get in the FoCo area. Enjoy the Summer heat by taking a dip into the pool, zooming down one of the slides, or soaking up the sun on your poolside chair.
Realities Ride and Rally
Beginning this Saturday is the 17th annual Realities Ride & Rally, a special event with a great cause. The Ride and Rally is built to honor those who have served in the military, while at the same time serving children who suffer from neglect, abuse, or abandonment. The fun will begin tomorrow at Civic Center Park and carry on through Sunday night. Expect skydivers, motorcycle stunts, face painting, live music, and so much more. For more information about the event, click here.
Veteran’s Plaza of Northern Colorado
Saturday is a special day at the Veteran’s Plaza of Northern Colorado where our brave soldiers will be remembered and honored. At 10 a.m, veteran oriented organizations will be setting up several displays that will be open to the public in an effort to recognize our Cold War Veterans. There will be a Blackhawk helicopter on display, a WWII reenactment, guest speakers, a 21 gun salute, and other special events. Find more information here.
39th Annual Colorado Run
The decorated Colorado Run is happening on Monday the 28th. This 10K run will take you along Horsetooth Reservoir and offer amazing views above the city. The best part? The event is in support of the Veteran’s Plaza weekend celebration, and all proceeds will go to them. If you’re up for a challenge, this could be right up your alley. Register here.