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Longmont Out and About: The fair returns

A list of local events
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Boulder County Fair (Photo from Facebook)

August 11

Selfie Night

Want to upgrade your social game? Longmont Public Media is clearing out their studio and partnering with artists from the Firehouse Art Center to create fun, perfectly lit sets that you can walk right into, pose with, and post to all your socials. Vendors and a food truck will also be there, providing more fun and refreshments in between shots. Just stop by Longmont Public Media starting at 6 PM on August 11th.

Boulder County Fair

The Boulder County Fair will return this year from Aug 11-14. We will be returning with many of the fun events and activities you remember from fairs past. We will be bringing back the carnival, live entertainment in the Fair Garden, Kid’s Corral and Petting Zoo and your favorite fair foods, along with 4-H animal projects, the Dairy Bar will be open for business and at this time we plan on a return to a live in-person junior livestock sale!

Downtown Longmont Sidewalk Sales

Participating Businesses

Second Saturday Creative Crawl

Longmont Creative District, Around 2pm to Around 6pm


Firehouse Art Center

Artist in Action!

Old Town Marketplace

ArtWalk Summer on the Streets-August 13th, 2022

Downtown Longmont- 4th Ave and Kimbark St.

Bilingual Storytime: Read, Dance, Play and Fun @ the Park!

Collyer Neighborhood Park, Longs Peak Avenue and Collyer Street

Creative Crawl - Hometown Musical Celebration

6th Avenue Plaza

Creative Crawl- Spiritual Pop Up

Earth Feather Healings

Drag Queen Lotéria

Summit Tacos

Intro to Fly Fishing Full Day

Angles Sports Ski, Board and Fly Fishing Shop

Live Music at Bootstrap Brewing!

Bootstrap Brewing

Live Music: Lionel Young Band

The Speakeasy

Longmont West Side Haunting Back Alley Ghost Tour

Downtown Longmont

Longmont West Side Haunting History Tour

Downtown Longmont

Saturday Brunch

Summit Tacos

Stand Up Paddle Board Advanced

Angles Sports Ski, Board and Fly Fishing Shop

August 13

Sunrise Stampede

Silver Creek High School

6:45 a.m. check in

8:00 a.m. 1 Mile Run Start

8:30 a.m. 5K Race Start

9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony

The Sunrise Stampede is a family-oriented 5K run/walk with a 1 mile fun run that has raised $270,000+ for student programs in St. Vrain Valley Schools. All net proceeds support Special Education Teacher Innovation Grants. These grants are awarded to teachers who have innovative ideas to enhance learning for students.

August 14

Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading (D.E.A.R.)

  • Date: 08/14/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
    Longmont, Colorado 80501
  • 2-3 pm on second Sundays each month
  • Library Meeting Rooms (located by West Entrance)
  • Parent must be present for kids 9 years or younger

Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading (D.E.A.R.) is probably the cutest program at the Library! This free program is designed for new readers and kids who want to practice their reading with a non-judgmental, furry audience a.k.a. a trained therapy dog.

Each child reads at their own pace to one or more of our friendly dogs. Parents, guardians and siblings are welcome to read to or help newer readers.

No registration is necessary, but please check-in with the staff member at the event to get on the list to read, sometimes there is a little wait. We will have a selection of books on hand to read or you can bring your own!

CiderYoga w/Kevin Flynn

St. Vrain Cidery

LOCO Ukulele Jam with Brian Rezac!

Bootstrap Brewing

August 15

Drop-in Bilingual Storytime

City Of Longmont Public Library

New Skeeball League

Quarters Bar & Arcade

Open Mic with Denny Driscoll

Bootstrap Brewing

Monday Night Writer's Group

Come join us in a thoughtful, intentional and inclusive space to gather around the art and craft of writing. We will celebrate creativity and work toward achievable goals, together!

Kara McLaughlin of Little Sage Books will lead an informal group of writers.


August 18

Costume Karaoke

On August 18th, pick your favorite song and dress as your favorite pop star as Longmont Public Media opens up its stage for karaoke night. Sing and dance on the same stage that local musicians perform live and record albums on. The event will also be recorded for our public access channel. Local vendors will be there to add to the fun, and the event is BYOB. Come to sing, dance, and show off your tribute to your favorite pop stars. Seating is limited so register at:

Sunset Golf Course will celebrate its 100th birthday with a ParTee at the clubhouse on Thursday, August 18 from 5–8 pm. The event is free, open to the public, and will include family-friendly food, games, giveaways and live music by Old’s Cool Rock.

The first 200 guests will enjoy free hotdogs and chips. Additional food and beverages, as well as commemorative 100-year anniversary merchandise, will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

The Sunset clubhouse is located at 1900 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, Colorado. Free parking will be available in the adjacent Sunset Pool parking lot and the pool will be closed for the event. Due to construction, parking will be limited along Longs Peak Avenue, and the sidewalk will be closed east of the course.

For more information visit or call 303-651-8466.

August 20

Ties That Bind Us Together

5 p.m. at the Exhibit Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds

An annual fundraising dinner hosted by El Comite. We will be hosting a silent auction, a live auction, and paddle raiser to reach (and exceed!) our fundraising goal of $50,000. We will be serving non-alcoholic and alcoholic refreshments, dinner, and dessert. We will also surprise you with some entertainment and games. Buy your tickets now! 

August 23

Science @ Six : Exploring Chemical Volcanoes

Date: 08/23/2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Library, 409 Fourth Ave.

Best for elementary-aged children (grades 2nd-5th or 7-10 years old)

Library West Patio

Librarians David and Kathleen will provide everything needed to create the classic chemical volcano from a choice of materials and ingredients. Prepare to be messy- so messy we will be outside on the patio!

Registration is required for this event and will open on Monday, Aug. 1.

August 25

Laurie Michelle

Performing live this Thursday at Longmont Public Media will be Laurie Michelle and her duo Beautiful Humans. She will be performing her original folk music, some classic covers, and maybe even some dad jokes. Performance starts shortly after 6 PM and local vendors will be there with food, drinks, and more fun. Concert will be recorded for Longmont Public Media.

Laurie Michelle is a multi instrumentalist and singer songwriter, her Instagram is: @laurie_michelle_music and you can find her EP, “For the Heartbroken”, at:

August 26

Unity in the Community Needs You!

Friday 8.26.22 | 4 - 9 pm

4th Ave. and Kimbark St.

Unity in the Community is a celebration of Longmont - the people, the businesses, the arts, the culture, and more. This event is fun for the whole family, with music, entertainment, and activities for all ages. They are about creating community connection and Longmonster pride. The Chamber of Commerce hosts this event and is seeking volunteers for the roles below (see full Volunteer role descriptions). Visit the Unity in the Community website for more event details.

Sign up Here!

Drink Token Sales

Load-in/Set up

Vendor load-in and load-out support

Tear down/Move out

Longmont Chamber tent

August 27

Murder at the Mansion: Murder Mystery Dinner

5-9:30 p.m.

Please join us with your family and friends for an evening of mystery at Historic Hoverhome! Come enjoy as you get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder you will never forget with Historic Hoverhome as the backdrop!

Guests are encouraged to dress in their 1920s (and for the weather)--but it is not required.

Price: $75.00 per person

All funds raised will help support The St. Vrain Historical Society's efforts of historic preservation and education in the community.

* Please note: this will be an outdoor event please come dressed for the weather.

*All ticket sales are final.

September 9

LEGO Club for Families

The Library has more than 10,000 LEGO pieces, and at LEGO Club, we get them all out and build! Each time the club meets, we have a different building challenge. We also make a 'shared build' together. Family event- adults and kids build together. Kids younger than 10 years old must be accompanied by someone older than 14 years old dedicated to their care.

Registration is required to attend LEGO Club. Click the button below to register your family. Register for LEGO Club

September 10


Saturday 9.10.22 | 4 - 8 pm

Main St. between 3rd Ave. and Longs Peak Ave.

ArtWalk is the Firehouse Art Center’s yearly Community Festival that brings together local artists, businesses and nonprofits. It is an event that highlights art, economy and creating positive change in our communities. Held on the 2nd Saturday in September, the event turns Downtown Main St. into a walking mall filled with art, music, activities and more! Visit the ArtWalk website for more event details. 

Sign up Here!

Various positions and shifts available.

Info table wizard

Art activity wrangler

Block captain / assistant

Gate attendant

Setup and tear-down

Eco hero

September 15

 Boulder Voices For Children (BVFC)

Colorado’s second oldest court appointed special advocate (CASA) program for vulnerable youths in the judicial system, has announced its annual fundraising gala, Night of Hope, will be taking place from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the Boulder JCC (6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder, CO 80303).

The Colorado Casual-themed event will feature Colorado-based cuisine by Greens Point Catering, locally made brews and spirits, live entertainment by local acts the Hummin’ Birds and The Intolerables, a photo station provided by The ShutterBus VW Photo Booth Bus, and an engaging program including a paddle raiser emceed by popular auctioneer Debbie Scheer from The Gala Team.

“Night of Hope is BVFC’s annual gala where we gather to celebrate the wonderful work our volunteers provide for youths in our community,” said Steve Callander, interim CEO. “We look forward to celebrating the next chapter of growth for our organization and raising funds to continue to support children across Boulder County,” he added.

Tickets are $100 per guest, and $85 early bird tickets will be available until August 15, 2022. Tickets will be sold individually (no tables) and can be purchased by visiting:

September 24

Celtic Fest

Saturday from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

110 Johnson St., Frederick, Co 

Experienced Celtic fans will find old friends like the RenScots, who offer a wee experience of Highland life to all comers, young and old. And celebrated musicians Angus Mohr and Gadbaw &Krimmel will stir the blood and gladden the hearts for dancers and listeners. With craft and food vendors a-plenty, festival-goers will enjoy sampling St. Brigit’s famous Bath Water Beer, brewed by Longmont brewery Grossen Bart while they explore clan heritage and shop for kilts, toys, or tam o’shanters. Sports fans will be amazed at the Highland athletics like the caber toss and the stone throw. The “Parade of British Isle Dogs” is expanded this year to include all dogs of the British Commonwealth, so look for entry forms on the festival website,

October 2

What: Stories of TRIumph: a Film Premiere and Fundraiser

  • All proceeds will benefit The Reentry Initiative (TRI)

When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022. 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont CO 80501

Please join us for an evening to learn more about TRI and how we affect the lives of those touched by incarceration - creating Stories of TRIumph. You will have a chance to:

  • Watch an documentary 'short' lime lighting trauma and prisons
  • Participate in a talk back with the director and impacted persons
  • Be inspired by the Stories of TRIumph
  • Mingle with beverages and finger foods
  • Meet our staff and board members
  • Speak directly with those most affected by incarceration
  • Engage in a Mission Moment - we can't do our work without your generosity - thank you!

More about the film: Most people have heard that the United States is the most incarcerated country in the world, but often overlooked is the particular impact incarceration has on women.

TRI has been partnering behind the scenes to create a full length documentary about the cycle of trauma and incarceration, looking specifically at how women, families, and communities are hit the hardest. We will watch a 'short' version of the work-in-progress and offer a talk back with the film director, impacted women, and community leaders working with and within the department of corrections.