Longmont Weekend Things to Do: August 16-18

Downtown Longmont Summer Concert Series (photo by Longmont Observer)

Friday, August 16

Photo by Jim Tegman on Unsplash

Star Wars A New Hope

  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main St.

Star Wars on the big screen. Costumes encouraged. $12.00 or $30.00 for all three movies, online purchase only.

Gina Tonic Canned Cocktail Release Party

  • Time: 2-11 p.m.
  • Location: Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St. Ste 120

Regina and Stoli, two of the best pups in all the land, are getting their very own canned cocktail: Gina Tonic (Stoli, obviously already being taken).

It’s our spin on the classic cocktail, and Longtucky specialty, the Gin & Tonic. Longtucky Alpine Dry Gin with botanicals like juniper, lavender, and sage paired with our infamous, house-made, spruce tip tonic! Yum!

Bring your own “Longpuppy” for a free can! Join us for good times and libations.

Live music with Colin Robison

7% Alc. by Volume. Sharing Size (12 oz)

Haunted Happy Hour at the Dickens Opera House!

  • Time: 5:30-10 p.m.
  • Location: Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT – August 16th – doors open at 4 pm! HAUNTED HAPPY HOUR starts at 5:30 PM.

Kindred Spirits Society is kicking off their annual Spirit Spree in a big way by inviting you to join them for a Haunted Happy Hour at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont!

This is a private party which will be held in the upstairs (ballroom) location of the Dickens. Activities include a Haunted Happy Hour, Famous Dead Person Costume Contest, Paranormal Trivia Contest, Prizes, Live Band, Paranormal Forum and Q&A, and even a walk-around paranormal investigation of this famously haunted building. Food and beverages are available for purchase (free appetizers will be served downstairs during our Paranormal Q&A session).

Ticket price for this Friday Night Haunted Happy Hour Event is only $25/pp for the general public and $15/pp for Kindred Spirits Society members. Kindred Spirit members may also bring a guest for free! Full weekend passes are also available for all the Spirit Spree events so make sure to check that out too.

Don’t miss out – get on the website right now for details and tickets. Limited seating available and advanced ticket purchase required: www.SpiritSpree.com

Photo by Bogomil Mihaylov on Unsplash

Barley Har Har Comedy Night

  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave, Unit C

It’s our Third Friday Comedy Night!
Stand Up Comedy Showcase
Come early to grab your beer, some panini and a seat! The show starts at 8pm.
THIS. IS. FREE. Like Sparta, only better.

10th Annual Spirit Spree

  • Time: Aug. 16 5 p.m. to Aug. 18 1 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont

FLASH SALE ON LAST REMAINING TICKETS! Get the Members Only price of only $55 for all three days of the event! This includes THREE paranormal investigations at three very haunted locations – Haunted Happy Hour with costume contest and prizes – Bizarre Bazaar with Psychic Readers and Paranormal/Metaphysical goods and services – and much more! Tickets are sold online only at this special price and must be purchased in advance. The price goes up to $75 at the door. Limited time only and only a few tickets remain at this price so hurry! Visit www.SpiritSpree.com for details and to purchase your ticket.

Kindred Spirits Members get to bring a friend for FREE – see the website for details!

Come join us for our 10th Annual Spirit Spree in historic – and very haunted – Downtown Longmont!

This three-day event will be held Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, 2019.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS : (Subject to change)

Dickens Opera House
300 Main Street, Longmont – Doors Open at 4 pm

5:30 – 8:30 PM:
Haunted Happy Hour – “Ghost Encounters at the Dickens Opera House”
Private party located in the upstairs Opera House

Activities include:

• “Famous Dead Person” Costume Contest with Prizes – dress as your favorite historical character (fictional or not)
• Paranormal Trivia Contest with Prizes
• Paranormal Investigation of Dickens Opera House
• Drinks and Food available to Purchase

8:45 PM: YOUR CHOICE! Enjoy the Live Band Upstairs or Join Us for a Paranormal Forum and Q&A downstairs (Complimentary Appetizers Available for Forum Attendees – Live Band may require separate Cover Charge)

SATURDAY 8/17 – ALL DAY EVENTS – Doors open at 8 am

Main Location: 1907 Building – Meet at La Vita Bella Cafe, 473 Main Street, Longmont – Food and Drink available for purchase all day

10 am to 5 pm – Shop at the “Bizarre Bazaar” – Metaphysical/Paranormal Items and Psychic Readers

9am – 12:30pm: Spirit Spree Meet & Greet – Registration & Door Prizes

10:00 am: Welcome Presentation – “Kindred Spirits – 20 Years of Exploring the 4th Dimension” & Introduction to Workshop Presenters

12:30 pm – 5 pm – Classes & Workshops: (Exact Class Times TBA)

“Is it Really Though? A Critical Review of Paranormal Evidence””
Daniel McAdams and Spirit Trackers Paranormal Team shows you how to review audio, EVP’s, photographs, and other evidence captured from investigations.

“How to Start a Paranormal Investigation YouTube Channel”
Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world? Where it’s sibling, Google is the largest. And did you know that you could make money having a paranormal YouTube channel? Join pro YouTuber Denise Knowles as she shows you how to:

• start a paranormal YouTube channel
• monetize your paranormal channel
• build community and a following
• not make the same mistakes other paranormal channels are making
• have engaging content

“Build Your Own Kinect Device”
Pro YouTubers Colorado Martini’s will show you how to build your own Kinect so you can find unseen entities using this amazing tool!

“Psychic Detectives”
Join psychic medium Dori Spence as she discusses her 40+ year history of working with police officials and private individuals to help solve crimes and missing persons cases, and how you too can tap into your psychic abilities to receive clues that others might have missed.

“Psychic Pets”
Is your pet psychic? You might be surprised! Join Diane Veno as she explains the psychic phenomena in animals.


6:30pm – 8:30 pm: Paranormal Investigations – Choice Between 2 Historic Landmarks in Downtown Longmont (1907 Building and Longmont Firehouse Arts Center)

8:45pm: Late Night Back Alley Ghost Tour

6:30pm – 10pm: Open Paranormal Discussion and Q&A at La Vita Bella Cafe


10am – 12:30pm: “Rise & Shine” Brunch at the Dickens Opera House – Activities & Door Prizes – Paranormal Trivia Contest w/ Prizes – Stories of the “Phantoms of the Opera House” – Back Stage & Alley Investigations/Ghost Tours (Food & Beverage Available for Purchase)

1pm- 3pm: “Dining with the Dead” at Mountain View Cemetery, 620 11th Ave, Longmont – Bring Your Own Picnic Lunch & Meet Longmont’s Local & Legendary ‘History Makers’ Who Have Long Since Passed – Or Not??


The Courtyard Boulder Longmont and the SpringHill Suites Boulder Longmont have graciously offered reduced hotel rates for Spirit Spree attendees. Please visit our website for more info: www.SpiritSpree.com


**SPECIAL OFFER** Full Weekend Passes are only $55! That means you get all the above events at one low price. Limited number of tickets are available so get yours before they are gone – www.SpiritSpree.com

Saturday, August 17

Photo by Nitin Bakshi on Unsplash

Sips & Tricks

  • Time: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Location: Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave.

And now for something completely different! We’re inviting some local motorbike stunt riders to the back of our Tasting Room parking lot to show off with cool tricks. Enjoy bike stunts while sipping on stellar brews.

2nd Annual Canvas Carnival

  • Time: 4-9 p.m.
  • Location: Grossen Bart Brewery, 1025 Delaware Ave.

Join the Firehouse Art Center for a fun filled event with 5+ working artist, food vendors, games and activities for the whole family at Grossen Bart Brewery in Longmont, CO. Face painting, interactive art activities, music, beer and more! $5.00 suggested donation at the door.

Want to have a booth or food station? $75.00
Want to sponsor an artist? $150
Contact us for more info: info@firehouseart.org or (303)651-2787

19th Annual HWNA Outdoor Cinemas

  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Thompson Park, 4th and Bross

August 17h, August 31th, Sept 7st & Sept 14th
At Thompson Park, 4th and Bross
These movies are shown free of charge and open to the public. Pre-movie fun starts about 7:00 pm & the movies start at dusk. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, pillows and snacks.
Snacks and refreshments will also be available.
If you can, please bring a non-perishable food item, to donate to a local food pantry. Look for a donation box, near the gazebo.

Movies to be shown:
Shazam, Saturday, August 17th
Bumblebee, Saturday, August 31st
How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World, Saturday, September 7th
The Avengers, Endgames, Saturday, September 14th We will definitely show ENDGAMES!

Photo by Murilo Viviani on Unsplash

Dog Dayz Swimming at Kanemoto Pool

  • Time: Aug. 17-18 and Aug. 24-25 9 a.m.-12 p.m and 4-7 p.m.
  • Location: Kanemoto Pool, 1151 S. Pratt Parkway

Bring your socialized dog to Kanemoto Activity Pool, 1151 S Pratt Parkway, for swimming and fun! After the activity pools are closed to the general human public, the pool chemicals are neutralized so the water is safe for dogs. $4 per dog per session; passes are not valid.

Dog Dayz Swimming Aug. 17-18 and Aug. 24-25
Small Dogs Only: 9-10am & 4-5pm
All Dogs: 10am-12pm & 5-7pm

Questions? Call 303-651-8406 or visit longmontcolorado.gov/swim

Photo provided by Longmont Humane Society

Clear the Shelters

  • Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road

For the second year in a row, Longmont Humane Society will join the annual, community-driven pet adoption campaign, Clear the Shelters™ . The event, a partnership between NBC and Telemundo, has resulted in more than 250,000 pet adoptions since it launched in 2015. During the one-day event, Longmont Humane Society will join hundreds of other shelters nationwide and waive all adoption fees with the goal of finding new, loving, forever homes for as many animals as possible!

Nationwide, shelters and rescues will participate in the fifth annual Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption campaign in the hope of seeing more than 100,000 animals find forever homes in one day. With the help of our amazing community, Longmont Humane Society hopes to find loving, forever homes for over 150 animals during our second annual Clear the Shelters event! For more information about Clear the Shelters™ and to access a list of participating shelters/rescues, visit CleartheShelters.com.

Sunday, August 18

Extract & Infuse, Fundraiser for Firehouse Art Center

  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Location: Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St.

This event has been ongoing for the last two years, but particular date is a special fundraiser for the Firehouse Art Center. After we heard about this amazing pinata art exhibit that they’re trying to procure for December, we knew we wanted to help!

This summer, we’ve been really in to community and collaborative art, so we’re thinking that we’ll continue along those lines on August 18th.

Here’s the description for this class:
Think of this as a studio art club for adults! Using all of your senses combined with many art forms, we will help you extract your dormant creativity.

We will also infuse you with sounds, smells, written passages, art from around the world, music, art techniques, and philosophy in a safe and supportive environment.

After beginning each session with a journal exercise, students are introduced to the materials and given a creative prompt to make their art. While the students all use the same art materials and process, because the class focuses on individual expression and creativity, the end results are different for each artist.

This course is appropriate for all levels of experience, from the person who claims “I can’t even draw a stick figure” to the professional artist who needs a catalyst of creativity.

We focus on individual expression so everyone’s work looks different when we’re all done.

We’re super stoked to hold this event at our local Bootstrap Brewing Company where you can sip on a tasty beverage while you art!

August 18, 1-4pm
Bootstrap Brewing, 142 Pratt St., Longmont
Cost: $25
We’ll provide all supplies. You can just bring a friend and an open mind 🙂

50% of all proceeds will go to the Firehouse Art Center.

To register: https://www.altarted.com/product-page/extract-infuse-bringing-your-creativity-to-the-surface

Questions: AltArtEd@gmail.com

Amplified Souls Live at St. Vrain CIdery

  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry St. Ste 130

What a great way to start the weekend with live music from Amplified Souls, Samples Food Truck and Cider, Cider and more Cider! See you soon!

Photo by Joseph Kellner on Unsplash

Outdoor Divas Sprint Triathlon

  • Time: 8-11 a.m.
  • Location: Union Reservoir, 461 County Road 26

What’s your story in 2019?! The 12th annual Outdoor Divas on August 18th, awarded best women’s event in Colorado by Competitor Magazine, is the all women’s event you’ve been waiting for! We intentionally keep the race cap low at 600 women to create a fun, festive, yet intimate racing environment

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