New Life to Fort Collins Alleys

Alley ways Multi colored heart painted on gray brick wallhave long been known as dangers or sources of shame… an almost-accidental space between buildings. Not quite streets but still drivable passages; not private, but not public enough to feel safe. But in the places where these spaces have been revitalized and repurposed, there’s a particular delight in their new use.

Fort Collins is following in the footsteps of cities like Seattle, Los Angeles and Baltimore in a trendsetting series to bring new life to these urban alleys, all while increasing usable public space.

This month will be the first ever Downtown Hidden Spaces Series. A family-friendly celebration that features art, music, refreshments and games amongst the bright artwork, architectural enhancements, garden patios and vibrant landscaping of Old Town’s improved alleys!

The first event is coming up on May 31st, then they’ll host two more throughout the year — June 15th and September 20th.


Posted on May 14, 2019 at 10:08 pm
Kelly Swift | Category: Community | Tagged , , , , , ,

How to Have an Egg-cellent Easter in Noco

Noco will be hoppin’ next week! Easter is right around the corner — falling on April 21 this year.

But it’s never too early to start making reservations and saving dates for your nearby egg hunts, keg hunts, bunny brunches and other springtime festivities.  Here’s a list of all the local hotspots to hit!

City Park Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20th | 10:00am

Location: City Park | 1599 City Park Drive, Fort Collins

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in City Park. This event is open to the public and includes free food, egg hunts, games, bounce houses, prizes, and more.


Glow-in-the-Dark Tween Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20th | 7:00pm

Location: Old Town Library | 201 Peterson St, Fort Collins

Come with your friends to the library after hours and hunt for glow-in-the-dark eggs in Library Park! But, that’s not all! There will also be video gaming, anime watching, snacking, crafting, music making, karaoke, and more! There will be a drawing for fabulous prize baskets! This awesome event is for tweens in grades 4-8.


Puzzling Egg Hunt for Teens!

Friday, April 19th | 7:00pm

Location: Harmony Library | 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins

Come with your friends after hours and hunt for eggs in the library – with a puzzling twist! You and your team will try to be the first to complete a puzzle by participating in challenges and finding puzzle pieces inside color-coded eggs hidden throughout the library. This awesome event is for teens in grades 9-12.


Easter Eggstravaganza

Friday, April 19th | 10:00am

Location: Sappington Park in Milliken

A free Easter Egg Hunt; to include prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. This is a community event that takes place in the springtime, and allows children (up to 11 years of age) and parents to run the fields of Sappington Park to search for Easter eggs. Enjoy the adventure of finding as many eggs as you are able and visit with the Easter Bunny.


Wellington Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20th | Varied Start Times

Location: Harvest Farm | 4240 E CR 66, Wellington

Wellington’s Annual Easter Egg hunt will feature face painting, games, snacks, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Harvest Farm. Start times: 1: 20 pm: ages 3 & under 1:40 pm: ages 4-5 2:00 pm: pages 6-7 2:20 pm: ages 8-9 2:40 pm: ages 10-11


Windsor Easter Eggstravaganza

Friday, April 19th | Varied Start Times

Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center | 250 N 11th St, Windsor

Price: $5

The Easter Bunny is stopping by to celebrate the 12th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Search for eggs in the water during our egg splash in the indoor pool; take part in our traditional egg hunt in the gym; and enjoy open gym activities, games, and a chance to win door prizes with your child on this sweet and special day! Bring your Easter basket and swimsuit! Open gym activities will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Egg hunts will start at approximately 10:15 a.m. (Wave 1 – Pool), 10:45 a.m. (Wave 2 – Pool), 11:15 a.m. (Wave 3 – Pool), 11:45 a.m. (Wave 4 – Gym, Non-Swimmers). Please register for your desired wave preference, and please choose only one wave in which to participate.

Please bring something to carry all of your eggs and don’t forget your swimsuit!


NoCo Easter Keg Hunt

Saturday, April 20th | Kick-off is at 1:00pm & 2:30pm

Location: Avogadro’s Number | 605 S Mason St, Fort Collins

Cost: $35 per person

The Easter Keg Hunt is an annual event that keeps adults young!  A wild and crazy scavenger hunt takes place in Old Town, Fort Collins Colorado. It is the perfect marriage between a road rally and a bar crawl!

Costumes, team color coordination, and ‘Rabbit-Wear’ is encouraged!


Celebrate Spring! By Fort Collins Circus Center

Saturday, April 20th | 12:30pm

Location: Fort Collins Circus Center | 2536 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins

Easter egg hunt and obstacle course. An instructor will be present to facilitate some flying on the aerial apparatuses. We will have juggling scarves and balls and hula hoops to share skills with.

Egg hunt at 12:30pm followed by 45 min of play time, Egg hunt at 1:30pm followed by 45 min of play time, Final egg hunt at 2:30pm with 45 min of play time! Come join in some circus fun!


Posted on April 10, 2019 at 5:48 pm
Kelly Swift | Category: Local Events, Northern Colorado Community | Tagged , , , ,