This weekend in Northern Colorado: Peaches, bikes, music and more

The signs of fall are here. Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado students are pouring back into the area and Western Colorado peach stands are popping up everywhere. This weekend, there are more than 40 events on our calendar. Here are the highlights.

Thursday

There is nothing more amazing than a show near the Poudre River West of Fort Collins at the Mishawka. Even better, a show with performer Ziggy Marley. Marley has release thirteen albums, eight them best selling albums getting three Grammy’s. If you don’t already have tickets, find some. They are sold out. More info: https://mishawaka.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=247

Friday

Big Brooklyn will perform at the Fort Collins Downtown summer concert series. They’ve got BIG in their name for a reason. This jazz and groove band will close out the season with some killer tunes. The event is free and open to the public at 7pm in Old Town Square.

Don’t you just melt when you see cute owl eyes staring back at you? Go to Pinot’s Palette and paint “The Hootiest” with them. Paint on a 16×20 canvas and get an owl notepad. This awesome place is at 159 W Mountain in Fort Collins.

“The Mish” is busy this weekend with another show by Mandolin Orange with Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival. Mandolin Orange’s music is laced with bluegrass, country and folk. They have recently been labeled as “one of the most talented acts making music today.” The show is at 8pm. More info: https://mishawaka.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=250

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will be at Washington’s on Friday starting at 6pm. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter was named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone. Tickets are $25. More info: https://www.washingtonsfoco.com/event/1686254-robert-randolph-family-band-fort-collins/

The Superheroes in Concert will be at the Aggie Theatre at 8pm. Join the Fort Collins Comic Con crew and Colorado Pops as they open the 2018 Fort Collins Comic Con with songs from the greatest movies and TV shows about heroes, and meet heroes and villains from all over Colorado at this family-friendly interactive concert – and take part in their costume catwalk. More info: https://www.aggietheatre.com/event/1742094-superheroes-in-concert-fort-collins/

Saturday

The Fort Collins Peach Festival is always a great time. It all starts off with a peach pancake breakfast. There are games for the kids, peach pies, great food vendors, and lots of fun things to do. There will be music from the Gasoline Lollipops, Blind Alley Trabadours, and GOATZ! The festival used to be held at Hughes Stadium, but Hughes is gone now. This year it will be at Washington Park (301 Maple Street in Fort Collins) from 8:30am to 5pm. For more information – http://fortcollinspeachfestival.com/

If fashion is your thing, check out The Cat’s Pajama’s at the Downtown Artery. Travel throughs some of the most fashionable era’s in history, featuring a fashion and burlesque show emulating all those gorgeous decades. The fashion show will be curated by Kim Sewald, the owner of Wear it Again Sam. Following the show there will be a dance party with DJ Avalon. Tickets are $10 (day of the event), $8 if you buy them before you go. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/197923880893993/

Lois and the Lantern with Ponder and the Albatross will be hosting a barn burner. Come see two of Colorado’s best Bluegrass/Americana bands in action. Hosted by Road 34 from 8pm to 12am at Road 34 Bar and Grill, 1213 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins.

Mama Lenny and the Remedy will be at the Women of Summer Concert series in Wellington’s Centennial park. The crowd will be dancing at the final concert in this year’s series to energy filled jazz, soul, funk and disco. The event is free and includes face painting, food truck and vendors. Gates open at 5:30pm.

Sunday

If you can’t make it to the Mish for their other sold out shows this weekend, give it a try on Sunday at the 10th Annual Sister Winds Festival. There is a great lineup of local musicians with workshops, kids village, fire dancers, healing village and more. Doors open at 11am. Tickets are $42. For more information: https://mishawaka.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=261

Check out some Belly dancing at the Shimmy Belly Dance Workshops at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins starting at 4pm. Tickets start at $10. For more information: http://www.lctix.com/shake-rattle-roll

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