Things to Do in Longmont This Weekend

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Friday, May 17

Spring Music Series

  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Georgia Boys BBQ, 250 3rd Ave.

Join us every Friday for music at 7pm! Here’s the Spring Series lineup:

May 17 Pamela Machala & Antonio Lopez

Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

Ballroom and Bands

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: The Experience Building, 471 & 473 Main St.

Ballroom and Bands is back! This time we’ll be heating up the floor at The Experience Building; behind La Vita Bella and next to Dry Land Distillers. We think this will be a perfect spot: bar, food, live music and DANCING, all available in one location!

Come on out, grab a drink, some food and dance to the bluesy tunes of the The Jack Hadley Band!

6-7 pm East Coast and West Coast Swing lessons. Dancing to the Band from 7-9 pm. $15 at the door.

Conscious Art: a Movement & Watercolor Workshop

  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Verve Movement Studio, 333 1ST AVENUE, SUITE #3

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Join dance and yoga instructor Jordan Metzler (RYT-200) for an evening of mindfulness through creative movement and art.

Unfold your creativity as you explore gentle flows and improvisational movement– silencing your inner critic, and letting your true inspiration shine through.

Then express yourself through watercolor art– painting a personal masterpiece to reflect your unique creative energy. Light refreshments will be provided while you paint. 

All levels of experience and ability are encouraged to attend.

Cost- $35 in advance; $40 at the door. All materials will be provided with the drop in price.

Saturday, May 18


  • Time: 12-10 p.m.
  • Location: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave

Colorado’s raddest music festival, Leftapalooza & The Mile High Tribute Band Competition returns for the 9th year, showcasing Colorado’s best tribute bands battling for top honors.

This year we are thrilled to welcome Longmont Artisan Market to Leftapalooza! We will be showcasing 25+ local handmade artists, jewelers, craftsmen, and more! Come out and support our local artists and makers!

Festival Lineup:

9:00PM – Hey, Lady! (B-52’s)
7:30PM – Under a Blood Red Sky (U2)
6:15PM – The Petty Nicks Experience (Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks)
5:00PM – Guerrilla Radio (Rage Against The Machine)
3:45PM – Ten Years Gone – A Led Zeppelin Tribute
2:30PM – Just A Girl Tribute Band to No Doubt
1:15PM – Paradise Theatre (Styx)
12:00PM – Back Stabbath (Black Sabbath)

Leftapalooza is an event for all-ages featuring tribute bands for a full day of music you know the words to. All proceeds from benefit local non-profit organizations and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.

Photo by Artur Rutkowski on Unsplash

49th Annual Strawberry Festival: Vintage and Antique Market

  • Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd.

Celebrating our 49th show in the community! Vintage & Antique Market featuring dealers from all around Colorado and out of state!

Show features dealers in: Jewelry (fine & costume), furniture, home décor, toys, collectibles, rustic, shabby chic, art, vintage, clothing, primitives–plus much, much more!

Admission is $5.00 per/person with children under 12 free. Hours are Sat. 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm. All current members of the St. Vrain Historical Society get early entry into the show (9:30am) on Saturday.

After a morning/afternoon of shopping, stop by the SVHS café and enjoy lunch–and some strawberry shortcake!

Admissions and café sales support The St. Vrain Historical Society, a local nonprofit, mission of historic preservation and education in the community.

Photo by Alex Read on Unsplash

Cars and Coffee

  • Time: 8-10 a.m.
  • Location: Brewing Market Coffee, 1520 Hover St.

All cars are accepted to this car show that takes place every third Saturday of the month (weather permitting).

Bad Hollie and the Rolled Up News Paper

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Großen Bart Brewery, 1025 Deleware Ave. Unit A

Good old classic tunes. Delivered by a crew of unpredictably fun musicians.
Havin a blast watching people singing along and dancing. Come and bask in our fun loving frenzy.

Sunday, May 19

Photo by Rick Brennan/ Longmont Observer

Armed Forces Day Concert

  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave.

Playing patriotic music for both past and present military members, as well as the general public, the 101st Army Concert Band comes to the Vance Brand Civic Auditorium on Sunday, May 19th. The ensemble performs symphonic concerts consisting of classical music, marches, as well as playing a salute to veterans at every performance. The band consists of 40 citizen-soldiers who perform together part-time while maintaining their duties as soldiers and living and working in their communities.

Tickets for the concert are required, but are free of charge. They can be picked up @visi If you encounter any difficulty reserving tickets, please email with the name of the concert you are attending and the number of tickets you need, and we will assist you.
Looking forward to seeing you at the show!

SLP Live Music

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

slp’s voice, with its three octave range, has been called “angelic” and “soulful”, “bird-like” and “desperate”, and lends to quiet folk contemplation, shocking soul, and raw punk sounds. Sincere, striking songs, subtly-crafted lyrics, and charismatic performances of originals and jazz standards have won her stage time in Colorado, Texas, New York, Vermont, South Dakota, and Minnesota, on stages at the Lyons Folks Fest, Fort Collins’ New West Fest and FoCoMX, the Mercury Café, BKLYN’s Trash Bar and Boston’s Lizard Lounge. She has worked the Front Range as a studio musician, and has shared the stage with Raina Rose, Danny Shafer, Ramaya Soskin and Alexis Pastuhov.

slp’s studio album Widow’s daughter was released in June 2011 to strong reviews in Colorado Music Buzz and the Marquee; the opening track “Nevertheless, Love” spent 7 weeks on the Indie Radio Top Ten Countdown, reaching number 3.

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

GIANT ROCK the BOAT Benefit Concert

  • Time: 3-7 p.m.
  • Location: Union Reservoir, 461 WRC 26

A Family Fun “Prevent” at Union Reservoir to PREVENT TEEN SUICIDE and Drug Use, benefitting ABLE To Sail Youth Empowerment Camp. Featuring the AMAZINGLY talented Hazel Miller, Sheryl Renee, and Coco Brown, emcee’d by the inspiring Cynthia James and Special Opening Act, Coby Mandell! With GIANT versions of your favorite Games! *GIANT Cornhole! *GIANT BEAR Pong! (Think GIANT TEDDY BEARs!) *GIANT Jenga…and then some! A “KIDS GAMES” area (with not SO giant games!)

Learn to Knit

  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Location: Brewmented, 900 S. Hover St.

Join us for a Learn to Knit Class with the Longmont Yarn Shoppe! We’ll be making coasters. Your $32 ticket covers all materials and a beer, beermosa, or kombucha. This is a great gift for Mother’s Day! Space is limited – purchase your ticket today!

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