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.

Summer Fun in Fort Collins

Summer Fun in Fort Collins

Summer days in Colorado! It’s why you live here. Or maybe you live here because of skiing, in which case you’ll need to do something to fill your time until it snows again. Either way, CooperSmith’s has the patio to augment summer fun in Fort Collins.

Four patios, if you want to be exact about it. Summer of 2017 is chock full of excuses you need to come downtown and find your way to enjoying a craft beer from Fort Collins’ longest-running microbrewery.

  • Colorado Brewers’ Festival: CooperSmith’s joins the 28th installment of Fort Collins’ ultimate craft brew festival. Sample some of our favorite beers as well as about 50 others from around Colorado. While you’re there, enjoy live music, food and vendor’s booths. For more information about joining us in Washington Park this year, visit the Brewers’ Festival website.
  • French Nest Open-Air Market: It’s Fort Collins’ funkiest outdoor market, and at Civic Center Park, it’s just a couple blocks away from our patio. Browse handcrafted items and curated oddities from local artists and collectors at the free event. When you need a break, enjoy the view from one of our patios. 9 a.m.-3p.m. June 17.
  • Old Town Outdoor Movie Night: Enjoy a seat, full dinner menu, our signature beers from Pubside’s Old Town Square patio Tuesday nights in July. The event, which is presented free by the Downtown Business Association, screens favorites such as The Princess Bride and the original Ghostbusters weekly through Aug. 15. Visit the DBA’s website for the season’s schedule.
  • Downtown Sessions Concert Series: Fort Collins’ music scene is renown on the Front Range, and the Downtown Business Association is showcasing them all summer and fall in Friday night concerts at Old Town Square. Featuring small and medium sized acts on 6-9 p.m. on Fridays, it’s a free glimpse at Northern Colorado talent. Like Outdoor Movie Night, our town square patio will give you a great spot to enjoy the show

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Proud Sponsors of the 2017 Colorado Marathon

Hats off to all the runners in this year’s Colorado Marathon! As an event sponsor, we were happy to support the efforts of runners of all levels in this year’s event.

It was a wonderful day to enjoy America’s most scenic marathon, and we were proud to cheer on hundreds of runners as they made their way up the Poudre Canyon Saturday, May 7. We were even more happy to have runners and their families drop by Pubside for free pizza and beer after the race as part of the official after party!

There are few things we can think of that fit the Northern Colorado lifestyle than a run down the Poudre Canyon, so CooperSmith’s was proud to be a sponsor of the Colorado Marathon. When you’re done training – or cheering, if that’s more your bag – we’re always here, as Old Town’s longest continually running craft beer brewery and restaurant.

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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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