Thunder in the Rockies, Tour de Fat, concerts, cookies and more – Loveland Reporter-Herald


Labor Day weekend will bring a return of Rocky Mountain Thunder to Loveland. Other upcoming events include concerts, cookie sales and the Tour de Fat.

Thunder in the Rockies

The annual Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally takes place Friday through Sunday, September 2-4, at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, 4250 Byrd Drive, Loveland.

The musical acts are Texas Hippie Coalition on September 2, Shoot to Thrill on September 3, and Moonshine Bandits on September 4.

The event also includes the Busted Knuckles Stunt Show, a nationally acclaimed thrill show performed on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, as well as a bike show where motorcycle enthusiasts show off their custom bikes, vendor displays and more. Again.

Admission to most events is free. Concert tickets cost between $10 and $20.

Rally hours begin at 4 p.m. September 2 and 10 a.m. September 3 and 4 and continue throughout the day.

For more details, visit

​ ​Jarabe Mexicano

Frontier band Jarabe Mexicano will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

They will present a collection of versatile songs from Mexican folk as well as rock ‘n’ roll, tex-mex, latin rock and reggae-cumbia performed on folk string instruments accompanied by driving percussion.

Tickets cost between $38 and $54.

For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit

Sale of bricks

The Loveland Historical Society’s Save the Great Western Depots Committee will have a table at the Old Fairgrounds Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, to allow donors to sign up to purchase commemorative bricks or make other donations to help preserve and restore relics of Loveland’s past.

Donations can also be made.

Brick orders and donations can also be made online at

To ​contribute by check, send donations of any amount​ with​ ​“Deposits”​ in the ​mem​o​check​ line to: LHS, P​.​O. PO Box 7311, Loveland, CO 80537.

For more details on the project, visit

To volunteer with the effort, contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Little Texas

Little Texas will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St.

The band has an energetic new sound that fuses the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles.

Tickets cost between $31 and $53.

For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit

Benefit of selling cookies

Loveland resident Daniela Ortiz will be hosting her seventh annual bake sale to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday, September 4-5 at 4195 Lyric Falls Court.

When she was 7, Daniela got involved with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through her mother, who told her she could have a bake sale for a good cause.

Thanks to Galaxy Cookies, she bakes cookies for the annual sale, raising over $22,000 last year alone. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer founder Gretchen Holt-Witt challenged the high school freshman to raise enough money to fund a grant by the time she graduates from high school.

For details, visit

New Horizons

The new season of Northern Colorado New Horizons kicks off on Tuesday, September 6, and new members are welcome.

The group meets in Loveland from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September through May, at the Good Shepherd Church, 3429 N. Monroe Ave.

Small group rehearsal time is 9:00-10:00 a.m. for groups including Bell Choir, Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, and Swing Band.

For more details, contact the director, Glenn Shull, at 970-223-4053 or [email protected] or [email protected] or visit

Forbidden books

Forbidden Books and Beers will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, September 3 at the Big Thompson Brewery, 114 E. 15th St., Loveland.

​Participants are invited to read “​The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian​”​ by Sherman Alexie​, which the group will talk about​.

For more details or to register, email [email protected] or [email protected]

be the poet

Children in grades two through four can attend Be the Poet for a poetry certificate from Loveland Poet Laureate Lynn Kincanon from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6 at the Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave.

Olivia Lowe’s workshop will include readings, acting and writing to become a poet, and children’s works will be exhibited in the library.

Call 970-962-2587 to reserve a spot.​

Flap Jack Day

City Star Brewing will be celebrating Flap Jack Day in Burgdorf from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, September 5 at 321 Mountain Ave., Burgdorf.

The event features free flap jacks, a vintage car display, live music and the Flapjack Queen contest and live music from the Atomic Drifters from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

At 12:30 p.m., ladies can enter the Flap Jack Queen competition to be the first lady to complete five flaps.

At 2 p.m. there will be a 50s fashion contest. Participants are encouraged to wear 1950s clothing.

For more details, visit

Tower of Fat

The Tour de Fat will take place on Saturday, September 3 at the New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden St., Fort Collins.

The Costume Bike Parade will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mountain Avenue just west of Howes Street.

The festivities at the brasserie will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., including a fashion show, a dance competition and live entertainment.

Free entry.

For more details visit ​

Music Videos

The fifth annual 53:14 Music Video Experiment premieres at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2 at The Lyric, 1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.

The event features new music videos from Bevin Luna, DEBR4H, Heavy Diamond Ring, Julia Kirkwood, Julian Fulco Perron, Lolita, Maxwell Hughes, modrn, Schama Noel and The Timberline, with live performances from Miranda Fling and Write Minded.

The videos will be presented free of charge on the outdoor screen.

For more details, visit ​

harvest festival

The 100th annual Windsor Harvest Festival will take place Saturday to Monday, September 3-5, at Boardwalk Park, Eastman Park and Main Park.

Activities include morning hot air balloon launches, fireworks, parade, live music, farmer’s market, pancake breakfast, Cruise-In car show, and beer garden.

The hot air balloon launches will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 at Eastman Park, 7025 Eastman Park Drive, weather permitting.

The fireworks begin at 9:05 p.m. Saturday on Lake Windsor.

The pancake breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 4 at the Windsor Recreation Center, 250 N. 11th St. The cost is $7 per plate.

The Windsor Cruise-In Car Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 4 at Eastman Park. To register, call 970-674-3500 or stop by the Windsor Recreation Center, 250 N. 11th St. Registration fee is $15 until noon September 3 and $20 the day of the show . Car viewing is free and people can vote for their favorite cars.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 5, heading west on Walnut Street to Seventh Street, then south to Eastman Park Drive.

For more details, visit

dog dip

Dogs can swim in the Chimney Park Pool, 421 Chimney Park Drive, Windsor, on Sunday September 4.

All dogs are welcome with verification of full plans.

Sign up for a wave​ at 10​-​11:30 a.m., 12:00-​1:30 p.m.​ or​ ​2-​3:30 p.m.​ at​

Bears, beers and bites

The University of Northern Colorado will host 13 local breweries at its seventh annual beer festival, Bears, Brews and Bites, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in the UNC Fan Fest tailgate area. at Nottingham Field, Greeley.

Tickets are $45 and include unlimited beer tastings, a souvenir drink, and a ticket to the college’s home opener against Houston Baptist immediately after the festival. Food trucks will also be on site for food purchases.

Proceeds from the event help support the programmatic needs of UNC’s Brewing Lab Science program, which consists of an undergraduate certificate and an undergraduate minor. In the past, this money has funded training, new lab equipment, and scholarships for students in the university’s brewing lab science minor.

For tickets or details, visit

Arts and crafts fair

The annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday September 3-4 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, September 5 at Bond Park on Elkhorn Avenues and MacGregor in downtown Estes Park. .

The event features 100 artisans offering paintings, designs, jewelry, metalwork, clothing, gourmet items, home decor, wood carvings, toys, pottery, glass and Moreover.

Free entry.

For more details visit


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