One of Fort Collins, Colorado's greatest yearly events

Read all about one of Fort Collins, Colorado’s greatest yearly events! The lineup for this year’s Bohemian Nights headliners have been announced and I’d advise you to start breaking in your dancing shoes. My update also includes a great Tip from the Mayor, so be sure to head over and find out what fun you’ll find at this year’s event.  Read all about the 2011 New West Fest and Bohemian

cinco de mayo sombrero

For most residents of the United States, Cinco de Mayo means heading to the nearest Mexican restaurant and indulging in multiple margaritas. However, the 5th of May celebration is much more than just tortilla chips and margs. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday commemorating the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is not, as many people think, Mexican

Lyons Classic Pinball machine

I love it when I discover a truly unique event, and the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo definitely falls into this category. I’ve written about the game of pinball previously on HeidiTown, and Lyons Classic Pinball is one of the Mayor’s frequently recommended activities. I don’t know why I like pinball so much because quite frankly I’m terrible at the game, but I really enjoy pinball machine art

Fort Collins Music Experiment

Music played a very significant role during my formative years. I come from a musical family; we have singers, guitarists, pianist, songwriters and composers. One of my fondest memories is falling asleep night after night to the sound of my dad softly playing his guitar in the living room. I still play a little piano on occasion, but I can no longer read sheet music. I never have the opportunity

The 6th Annual Taste of Loveland

My husband and I attended this event last year and ate ourselves silly – it was so much fun! This event has not been well advertised. In fact, I’ve been watching their website for date information and it was only recently updated with the date of the event which is next Thursday, April 7, 2011. The Taste of Loveland is held at Embassy Suites and  features multiple restaurants from around

Top 3 places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Northern Colorado

This is a holiday rooted in Christianity, but today it’s better known for green beer and corn beef and cabbage. March 17 is the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death in the fifth century and the Irish have celebrated this date for over a thousand years. While Irish Catholics observe the holiday by attending church, Americans observe this holiday by going to the pub. As you already know, the Mayor is

St. Patrick's Day in Fort Collins, Colorado

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I’m not exactly sure why. Despite having Irish roots my family never celebrated St. Pat’s and we aren’t even Catholic. Maybe it has something to do with being a redhead. I’ve always felt as though it’s a holiday dedicated to those of the ginger persuasion. Maybe it has something to do with my love of Irish music, Irish whiskey, and nearly

5 Best Valentine's Day Dates

Read this closely guys, because the planning for this holiday usually falls on your shoulders. Here are a few ideas from the Mayor, and I think any of these date nights will score you big points this Valentine’s Day. 1. Dinner theater – There’s a slight chance all the dinner theater joints are already booked for Valentine’s Day, but it’s worth checking. Dinner theater is an entire evening of fun

Ski Jump at Denver Big Air Event in 2011

I wanted to share these amazing pictures with you. My friend Chase Squires took these photos of the ski ramp that was constructed for the Denver Big Air Event that’s happening today and tomorrow in downtown Denver. These photos show the scale of this gigantic construction project. This ramp stands 106 feet tall and is located in Civic Park. It is part of the Nature Valley Big Air Challenge, an

Oatmeal Festival in Lafayette, Colorado (Jan. 8, 2011)

I have no idea why Lafayette, Colorado celebrates oatmeal, maybe by next year’s festival I’ll have gotten to the bottom of that bowl, I mean mystery. The celebration includes a 5K run, followed by oatmeal and pancake eating, followed by an oatmeal baking competition and a health fair. Here’s video of last year’s event: Lafayette Oatmeal Festival 2010, Big Black Lab Video, Inc. You’ll have to click on the link