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Longmont Half Marathon & 5k

Celebrate Independence Day by participating in the annual half marathon and 5k in Longmont. This event partners with OUR Center to raise food donations, awareness, and monetary donations for their mission. The half marathon kicks off at 6 a.m. and the finish line closes at 9:30 a.m. The half marathon costs $70 per person to register. The 5k begins at 7 a.m. and costs $45 per person to register. Walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome. Kids ages 14 and younger will get $10 off registration. Both events will begin at Sandstone Ranch Park South Pavilion in Longmont. Participants can expect majestic views of Long Peak and finisher medals!

July 1 

Comedy Night at Abbott & Wallace

Join us for Comedy Night at Abbott & Wallace Distilling! Every Thursday night, starting at 8:00, come watch our seasoned pros and local amateur comedians bring laughter and fun right here in Longmont. Visit our Facebook event page for a link to reservations. We do not charge for a table reservation, but we do encourage tipping the comedians. Suggested donation for this is $3 per person. Are you ready for the stage and want to try out your own jokes? Email [email protected] for a spot.

Summer Concert Series

Summer concerts are back on Thursday nights at the Longmont Museum — and this time you can join in-person! Stretch out and enjoy some tunes for free, from up-and-coming local bands to established regional and national musicians in the Museum’s courtyard. There is limited seating and reservations are recommended. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Alcohol and concessions available for sale (only alcohol purchased on-site is allowed). If you can’t join in-person, you can tune in live via the website, Facebook LIVE, or local Comcast Cable Channel 8/880. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Longmont Cultural Events Fund (part of the Longmont Community Foundation), for making the Summer Concert Series possible. 

On Thursday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., 101st Army Dixieland Band  will play at the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road. This mirthful military band ‘s repertoire features music from the beginning of jazz, bringing the hits of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Jelly Roll Morton and many others. Regular favorites at the legendary Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and Monterey Dixieland Band Bash, these soldiers honor their nation through the most original American art form -- Jazz!

Cheesemaking 101 Class

The Art of Cheese presents a free, daily Cheesemaking 101 Class online. Kate Johnson will share the basic science behind cheesemaking as she covers key ingredients, basic equipment, how to choose and source the best milks, and more. She’ll even walk you through the steps to make your own homemade artisan ricotta and you’ll discover that there’s as much art involved in making artisan cheese as there is in science! This free introductory course is great for all beginners to kick off your home cheesemaking journey. 

July 2 

TenBuckSixer at Bootstrap Brewing!

TenBuckSixer will play on Friday, July 2, at Bootstrap Brewing in Longmont from 7 to 9 p.m. Tenbucksixer is an original band with folk-rock songs that can take you by surprise, with lyrics and tunes that are sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious, but always witty, poetic, and insightful. They will tickle you with fun, prod you with cleverness, and touch you with soulful tunes. 

Enduring Impressions: Degas, Monet, Pissarro, and their printmaker George William Thornley

An Enduring Impressions exhibit featuring Degas, Monet, Pissarro, and their printmaker George William Thornley will be on display at the Longmont Museum until July 18. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Admission is free for museum members and children aged 3 and younger. 

Impressionism is perhaps the most well-known movement in the history of art. Its irresistible allure is in the seductive vision of life’s fleeting moments distilled to their essence. This unique exhibit features original paintings, charcoal illustrations, and prints by quintessential impressionists Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro, generously on loan from the collection of Drs. Morton and Tobia Mower. All three painters produced a prodigious amount of stunning lithographs in collaboration with printmaker George William Thornley. This exhibition is among the first to examine these remarkable relationships and to showcase the works that emerged from this influential moment in time.

July 3 

DeadPhish Orchestra Jam + Float Experience

Wibby Brewing presents DeadPhish Orchestra, an open-air pavilion performance with a jam and float experience. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. 

Deadphish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together.  But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene. While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.

Wibby Brewing also offers a unique experience to float around in our chlorinated, oversized pools, refreshing beverage in hand while enjoying the show. Access for this unique experience is extra and comes with a few rules. No Glass, Shoes (of any kind), or Pets. Children are not allowed in the pools during this time and everyone must rinse off at the hose station before jumping in.

Longmont Artwalk-Summer on the Streets

Summer on the Streets is a Saturday Mini Arts Festival happening weekly from 4 to 8 p.m. every Saturday from July 3 through August 21 in downtown Longmont on Main Street. Artwalk is a cultural event series for arts lovers and future arts lovers. ArtWalk is a free evening of art exhibitions, music, live theatre, dance and children’s activities. A collaborative effort between businesses and arts organizations, ArtWalk transforms downtown Longmont businesses into galleries and promotes cultural arts throughout the summer. 

Family Yoga at Kanemoto Park

Mooka Moment presents a community family yoga class, great for ages 5+, outside at Kanemoto Park every Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We move, breathe, rest, and sit to notice ourselves. A fun and joyful class! Get moving outside, laugh a little (or a lot), and of course practice a *moment* of stillness. The event is pay what you can, $15/family is suggested. Registration + payment is through Elevated Yoga Studio.

Public Tour of Jack's Solar Garden 

The Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center hosts weekly 60 minute tours of Jack's Solar Garden on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. that is open to the public to register in advance and attend. More information on tours of Jack's Solar Garden can be found at Jack's Solar Garden is located at 8102 North 95th St, Longmont. It is a 1.2 MW community solar garden that is the country's largest research site for agri voltaics - being the co-location of agriculture with solar panels.

July 4 

Community Fireworks Show

Historically, the City has partnered with the Longmont Skyline Kiwanis to provide a community fireworks show on July 4th. Last year, the event was cancelled due to COVID concerns, and this year, since the safety of community gatherings was still unclear during planning, the Longmont Skyline Kiwanis are hosting a private event at the Fox Hill Country Club on the evening of July 4. The event has been permitted by Boulder County and includes a fireworks show which is set to launch at 9:45 pm. This light display will be launched from the Fox Hill County Club Golf Course in unincorporated Boulder County and will likely be able to be seen from many areas of Longmont. As such, residents should be aware that residents will not be permitted on the Fox Hill Golf Course as spectators. Residents in the immediate area are asked to stay home and view from your own property. Others who are interested in watching the show can do so by utilizing the public parking lots at Steven Day Park, Clark Centennial and Sandstone Ranch. Union Reservoir will have expanded hours to accommodate parking (regular entrance fees apply). Parking is not available at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. The Skyline Kiwanis main sponsors for 2021 fireworks show are Wyatt's Wine & Spirits, Centennial Lending and Ward's Electric. For additional information please visit the Skyline Kiwanis website or email the Skyline Kiwanis.

July 6 

Many of your favorite camps are returning this summer at the Longmont Museum, starting Tuesday, July 6, 2021. With options outdoors, indoors, and even virtually, we have a camp for every kid. Join us and discover history, art, music, science and technology, pop culture, and more. Learn more about each camp at or call 303-651-8374.

Summer Camp: Fiber Arts Camp

From Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., children ages 7 to 14 can participate in Fiber Arts Camp at the Longmont Museum. Explore the world of fiber art as Julie Benoit from Maker General teaches weaving, macramé, embroidery, and sashiko stitching. Each camper will leave with multiple finished projects.

Summer Camp: Comics & Manga

From Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., children ages 8 to 12 can participate in Comics & Manga Camp at the Longmont Museum. Do you love comics, manga, and anime? Do you enjoy writing tales of heroes and villains? In this camp you'll create your own graphic novella/comic book, complete with artwork and storylines.

Summer Camp: Crash Course in Force! Mini Science Stars

From Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., children ages 6 to 8 can participate in Crash Course in Force! Mini Science Stars Camp at the Longmont Museum. What keeps planes in the sky, boats in the water, and cars on the road? Let's discover how forces affect the world around us through fun experiments and projects.

July 7

Bike Night-Westside

Colorado's oldest and largest weekly family-friendly cruiser ride! Rides meet at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at Roosevelt Park in Longmont CO. Check the facebook page for the weekly theme.  

Farm Fest: Summer Music Evenings

Our Summer Music Evenings will be held from June 2nd to August 11th, every Wednesday evening, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunflower Farm wants to help local musicians by providing a safe space to play outside on the farm! Food trucks will also be available on select evenings to grab some easy dinner with your family as well and support local food vendors! Bring your family, chairs, blankets and drinks and watch the sun go down, while you listen to jam sessions from your favorite local bands. We are excited to announce that we are kicking off our season with Tierro Band Trio with Bridget Law of Elephant Revival on June 2nd! Reservations for this event and our June summer music evenings will be available on April 30th at 11AM, with a strict limited capacity. The cost will be $23 per person, 12 months and under are free and all of our regular Farmfest activities and animals will be available to access during these events.