Downtown Fort Collins Events

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There is always something happening in Downtown Fort Collins, check it out online
at the Downtown Business Association!

We are often asked, “Where is a good place to stay?”

We recommend The Armstrong Hotel and a great Old Town Loft VRBO located nearby.

Beat the Heat in Fort Collins

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and that means summer is, too. While you can hide out in an air-conditioned movie theater instead of sweating it out, you probably don’t live in Colorado because you want to stay indoors. With that in mind, here are our tips to beat the heat in Fort Collins this summer.

Tube the Poudre
There’s no better way to enjoy a lazy afternoon than floating on a tube in crisp Rocky Mountain runoff. Mid July and August are the optimal times –because of summer temperatures as well as the reduced, safer river flows. Put in on Highway 14 near mile marker 116.5, and ride your way down to the takeout at Picnic Rock.

Enjoy a What-A-Melon Blonde Ale
Nothing goes together better than a thirst-busting ale and a great patio. We have both: Join us Monday, May 22nd as we tap What-A-Melon Ale, a crisp summer ale brewed with watermelon for the ultimate in refreshment, and celebrate by enjoying the brew on our Old Town patio.

Swim at Seaman Reservoir
Everyone knows about the swim beach at Horsetooth, Seaman Reservoir is one of Northern Colorado’s secret swimmin’ holes. Take a short hike starting in Gateway Natural Area up to the reservoir for dip in natural waters that’s not nearly as crowded as Horsetooth.

Bike the Spring Creek Trail
No matter if you’re an expert biker or borrowing a pair of wheels from Fort Collins Bike Share, the Spring Creek Trail offers the shade cast by plenty of mature trees as well as the cool air from the waterway it follows.

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Welcome Spring in Fort Collins!

Spring is finally here. Now go enjoy it with a month full of Fort Collins spring activities.


There’s no better patio to enjoy April weather than CooperSmith’s Mountain Ave. patio.

Even after a not-so-rough winter, getting outdoors and enjoying some of that legendary Colorado sunshine feels great. Fortunately, living in Fort Collins means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to breathe fresh air, soak up some sun and live the Northern Colorado lifestyle. Here’s some of our favorite springtime activities.

Fort Collins Bike Show: FoCo’s a world-class bike city, and whether you’re a novice rider or devotee, you’ll have the opportunity to rub elbows with the biking community. Learn about upcoming rides, clubs and other events.

Letterpress & Publick House – April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Fort Collins Easter Keg Hunt: Combining the better parts of a bicycle rally, a scavenger hunt and bar crawl, the Easter Keg hunt gives adults a reason to get excited about the Easter Bunny again.
Leaves from Avogadro’s Number – April 15, 1 p.m.

Wheat Beer Tapping: It’s a rite of spring. CooperSmiths will tap our Mountain Avenue Wheat beer, made with 50 percent wheat malt for banana, malt and clove flavors. It’s the perfect patio beer, and our Mountain Avenue Patios are the perfect patios to enjoy it on. We’re celebrating with $3 wheat beers all day!
April 18, all day

CSU Rams Spring Football Scrimmage: Yeah, the new stadium isn’t done yet, but that’s not stopping the Rams from holding their traditional Green & Gold spring scrimmage. This year, it’s free and held at the CSU soccer field on campus.
CSU Soccer Field – April 22, 1 p.m.

Fast and Furriest 5K run/walk: Race season is just getting started, but there’s no better way to enjoy the weather with your four-legged friend than the Fast & Furriest 5K run/walk. Even better, you’ll help Colorado State University raise funds for emergency treatment for our pets.
CSU Oval – April 29, 9 a.m.


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It’s That Time of Beer! Mountain Ave Wheat Tapping on April 18

It’s that time of beer again!

We are tapping our Mountain Avenue Wheat on April 18th! Join us for our Tapping Party – $3 Wheat Beers ALL DAY!

About our Mountain Ave. Wheat:
The banana, clove and tart quenching flavors of this German style hefeweizen come from the Bavarian yeast. Made with 50% wheat malt, it’s the perfect patio beer. 5.3% ABV, 12 IBUs.
Malts: Wheat, Pale
Hops: Hallertua, Tettnang
Yeast: Bavarian hefewezien
O.G. 11.6 Plato  F.G. 1.7 Plato



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Join CooperSmith’s for Great Plates of Downtown! (March 1-14)

Food lovers rejoice! On March 1st, Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins is back to benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County! The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and member businesses present a vibrant dining tradition for our community March 1-14, 2017. By joining the Great Plates fun, you’ll not only help the Food Bank for Larimer County meet its mission, but you’ll also help support our downtown restaurants with your patronage.

Last year, over $87,000 was raised for the Food Bank for Larimer County and this year they have a goal of raising $90,000!

CooperSmith’s is proud to be a part of such a wonderful event and fundraiser. Our Great Plates 2017 menu is available on Poolside & Pubside. Check it out:

Great Plates Menu 2017 

Any of the below two entrees for $25

Flat Iron Steak– An 8 oz flat iron steak seasoned and grilled to temperature served over a bacon potato cake and roasted carrots. Finished with a cremini mushroom and red wine demi-glace.

New York Strip -A New York strip seasoned and grilled to temperature, served with sautéed veggies, roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Served over onion rings and topped with gorgonzola butter.

Chicken Fried Chicken – Hand battered chicken deep fried and topped with jalapeno bacon gravy. Served with steamed broccoli, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a dinner roll.

Fish and Chips-Atlantic cod dipped in our ale batter and breaded with crispy bread crumbs. Served with pub chips, horseradish mayonnaise and malt vinegar.

Highland Cottage Pie -Colorado lamb marinated in our Horsetooth Stout and fresh herbs. Then we combine the lamb with celery, carrots and onion, and then layered in a flaky crust with mashed potatoes. Finished with lamb gravy and parmesan cheese and baked, served with hot apple sauce.

Veggie Cottage Pie – A pie crust layered with carrots, onions, celery and mushrooms cooked in balsamic reduction and topped with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, veggie gravy and parmesan cheese. Served with hot apple sauce.

Schweineschnitzel-Pork tenderloin pounded thin, breaded and deep fried. Served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes and bacon beer sauerkraut. Finished with a lemon butter cream sauce.

Pick any 2 entrees and get either a strawberry rhubarb crumble or a vanilla and chocolate layered mousse. 

All entrees expect the New York strip and the Flat Iron steak are served with an imperial pint.

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It’s Fish Fry Season at CooperSmith’s!

Wishing for an winter fish fry, just like they do in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota? Well, you’re in luck!

We are hosting our annual fish fry every Wednesday in February from 5-10pm on the Pubside. Starting Wednesday, February 1st we will be serving a hefty plate of deep fried walleye along side fries, baked beans, cole slaw & rye bread for just $15.95 per person!

Whether you prefer malt vinegar or ketchup with your fish, we invite you to try as many different combinations as you’d like during February. We love our deep fried walleye & hope you do too!fishfry

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