Things To Do In Longmont This Weekend: Feb 21-23

Downtown Longmont Summer Concert Series (photo by Longmont Observer)

Friday, February 21

Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase

  • Time: Friday and Saturday 5p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.
  • Location: The St. Vrain, 635 3rd Ave

Welcome to Winter Folk: a 12 day, 40 band, music and photography showcase coming to Longmont, Colorado!

Join us at the beautiful St. Vrain luxury venue for all of the festivities from February 7th-March 1st (Friday-Sunday for four consecutive weekends).

There are two ticketing options. You may purchase a month long event pass (VIP or Standing Room). This will allow you to attend any and all of the 12 days. You may also buy three day weekend passes. This is a VERY intimate event. Once passes are gone, they are gone. Each day of the event will provide an instrument to a Colorado public school!

*VIP gains you access to the seated area in the front of the venue.

See the weekly schedule below or visit the Winter Folk page at for more info along with a Q & A.

Winter Folk Schedule
(Daily Schedule at

First Weekend
-February 7th-9th-

Josiah Johnson
(formerly of The Head & The Heart)
Gasoline Lollipops
Bonnie & The Clydes
Heavy Diamond Ring
J. Robert Miller
and more…

Second Weekend
-February 14th-16th-

Brett Dennen – 2 Nights!
Mason Jennings
Daniel Rodriguez
(of Elephant Revival)
300 Days
Sun Jr.
Kingdom Jasmine
Ashlei Brianne
and more…

Third Weekend
-February 21st-23rd-

Willie Watson
(formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show)
Esme Patterson
Elephant Collective
Women of Folk
(A Collection of Powerful Colorado Women Performing Classic Folk Tunes)
Otis Taylor
Reed Foehl
The Still Tide
Andy Mann & Nick Dunbar
Bonnie & Taylor Sims
MacKenzie Page
Daniella Katzir
Emily Clark
Jaquita Straw
Katherine Homes
and more…

Fourth Weekend
(aka Bluegrass Weekend)
-February 28th-March 1st-

Winter Folk All-Stars
featuring some of Colorado’s premier bluegrass musicians, lineup TBA
Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann
(of Yonder Mountain String Band)
The Lonesome Days
Wood Belly
MacKenzie Page
Kate Farmer
The Hop Pickers
and more…

Additional info at

-Proceeds benefit Colorado youth arts programs.
-Daily Schedule & Featured Photographers TBA in Coming Weeks.
-Food & Alcohol will be available for purchase.
-Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
-No re-entry.

The RBJ Variety Show

  • Time: 8- 10 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St.

Join us for a super fun evening of live entertainment featuring the comedic storytelling talents of:
Jeannine Jaros Heinbuch, Dia Kline, and Mandy Marziaz DC. With exciting dance from Melissa Tilleman Ryan and the incredible singing talent of Brooke Murray. Also featuring a raucous mixture of stand-up comedy and tribute music from
Ron Ben-Joseph

$8 Cover

Middle School Ice Skating Party

  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Ice Pavilion, 725 8th Ave


Due to the snowy forecast for the 7th, we’ve decided to move the ice skating party back a couple of weeks.

** $1.00 Concession items will be offered at the rink by the MS Social Committee. Hot cocoa will be complementary. Hand and Toe Warmers are recommended.

Volunteers needed from 5:45- 8:00 PM. Please sign up through Flagstaff’s Parent Volunteer Quick Link. Contact Karen Simmonds with any questions or 303.746.5355. Thank you!

NOTE: Students will not be able to participate without a signed permission slip; access the form and print it at

CO4Pete – Boulder County Canvassing Day of Action!

  • Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St.

Voters in Colorado have their ballots, and it is less than two weeks until Super Tuesday – it is GO TIME! It’s time to give it everything we’ve got. Having face to face conversations is THE most effective thing we can do for Pete in this election. We will meet at La Vita Belle in Longmont, make sure everyone has the material they need and feels comfortable with the mechanics of canvassing, and then we will break out to different areas across town. Volunteers of all experience levels are welcome – the more the merrier. It’s Phase 4 – time to win Colorado for Pete!
Two shifts, one at 9am and one at 12pm!

Tie-Dye Pop Up at Bootstrap Brewing

  • Time: 5-9 p.m.
  • Location: Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St.

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to set up my tie-dyed clothing at Bootstrap Brewing Company once again! I will have some new poncho type cloaks to debut, new hair accessories and this will be my first time showing a few tapestries that I just “snow dyed” this week.
My friends are playing music from 6pm-9pm– Idlewhile Live 2/21/20. If you haven’t seen Idlewhile, I highly suggest it. The songwriting is so personal and creative.
Bootstrap not only serves delicious beers and hard seltzer but they are great supporters of local artists.

Saturday, February 22

6th Anniversary Celebration

  • Time: 11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m
  • Location: 335 1st Ave, Unit C

Come celebrate 6 years of beer. Per tradition, our employees will be creating and brewing 6 special small batch beers to be released throughout the day (See the schedule below for details) in addition to our brewer’s release, Two Tart Barrel-Aged Stout in cans. Join us for giveaways, live music, delicious food from Scratch Kitchen and of course, local craft beer! Wendy Woo plays from 4:30-6:30. Acoustic Jammers Band featuring Tim Ostdiek plays 6:45-8:45.

Weisswurst on a Pretzel Bun will be the Scratch special of the day!

12:00 PM
Release of Princess Peach Saison (Rosemary/Sammee Jo)
6 lb Burger Eating Contest (must sign up at brewery-only 6 spots available)
1:30 PM
Release of Imperial Death Trooper Coffee Imp Stout (Josh/Nolan)
3:00 PM
Release of Legend…wait for it…Berry Kolsch (Alexa/Kelsey)
4:30 PM
Wendy Woo
4:30 PM
Release of Half Day Brut IPA (Dan A and Nate)
6:00 PM
Release of Hey Porter! Bourbon Vanilla Toasted Almond Porter (Darren/Karen)
6:45 PM
Acoustic Jammers Band
7:30 PM
Release of Wit-Tea Lemongrass Ginger Wit (Jean/Melanie)

Longmont’s Tiniest Mardi Gras Parade

  • Time: 4-9 p.m.
  • Location: St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry St. Ste 130

Grab the family and join us for an afternoon of carnival festivity with prizes, music and barrels of laughter.

With Longtucky Spirits and Mojo Music Academy adding to the fun, we invite you to march down the street showing off your Mardi Gras spirit. This holiday is close to our Southern hearts and we can’t do it without you!

🎉 Bring your festive spirit and your decorated wagon and come join us for Longmont’s Tiniest (or Tiny-est with local legend Tiny as the Grand Marshall) Mardi Gras Parade

Parade starts at 4pm.

Follow us back into the cidery to participate in costume and wagon prizes, with festivities for the whole family to enjoy.



8th Front Range Film Festival

  • Time: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St.

This is the 8th Annual Front Range Film Festival in Longmont Colorado , Saturday February 22. 2020. We will bring you A World of Perspective through films from all over. We will show you a new view and a refreshing look through stories told by filmmakers who want to share their vision . You will laugh, cry, and be amazed at the wonder in your world.

February Shakeshops

  • Time: 6-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: A Taste of Shakespeare, 513 Main St.

Our February Shakeshop is February 22 at 6pm in Firestone!

Shakeshops is a place to help hone our acting skills that we don’t have time to work on in rehearsal. Most rehearsal schedules are about getting the play on its feet. 6 weeks that are focused on blocking, lines and of course the story.
What do you do at a Shakeshop?

People are encouraged to bring a monologue (2 minutes, please). Our love is always Shakespeare but we accept pieces from anything. We are here to learn. The piece does not need to be memorized. If choosing a piece is intimidating we have an extensive library of plays and monologues at the workshop. We have a workshop portion for the first part of the night, then we take what we learned and do the monologues. It takes it to a new level.

What happens after Shakeshop?

We see less of our people because they get keep getting cast. If you are ready to take your acting to a whole new level.
Come spend your time at a Shakeshop!

For more info visit:

Soups & Stews Series(Winter): Beef Bourguignon

  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: Kitchen Company Longmont, 464 Main St.

EVERY season is the season for soup or stew! Come join us at the Kitchen Company for our quarterly Soups & Stews Series!

Learn how to make a rich and flavorful beef stock, practice techniques to build flavor and texture in any stew and finally how to garnish and pair your stew with the appropriate accoutrements.

Recipes: Beef Stock, Traditional Beef Bourguignon Served with Crusty Bread and Herbed Compound Butter!

Class taught by Chef Andrea Foro

Class taught by Chef Andrea Foro
$49 Early Bird (available until 1/31)
$55 Last Call

Sunday, February 23

Produce in the Park

  • Time: 10-1 p.m.
  • Location: Collyer Park, 201 Longs Peak Ave

Longmont Food Rescue invites you to our monthly Produce in the Park!

Want some extra produce for dinner time? All invited! No questions asked! Bring a bag. This is a NO-COST ‘FARMERS MARKET’. We will be setting up on the west side of Collyer Park in Longmont. And if possible, use alternative transportation- walk, bike, or use the free Longmont buses!

Longmont Food Rescue redistributes fresh, healthy, FREE food in our community, while reducing ‘food waste’ going into the landfill. We are working on a more equitable food system here in Longmont.

We will be at the Park starting at 12pm and will pack up at 1:30pm or whenever the food is gone, which ever is earliest.

Longmont Bowling Tournament benefiting Easterseals Colorado

  • Time: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Location: Centennial Lanes Bowling, 110 E. 9 th Ave

Join us for the Longmont Bowling Tournament benefiting Easterseals Colorado programs and supports for all people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers across the state. The event will take place on Sunday, February 23 at Centennial Lanes in Longmont. Registration begins at 11:00am and Ball Roll at Noon. The cost is $25 per person and includes snacks and shoes. Please RSVP by contacting Robyn at the Dickens Tavern or 303.350.9818. We hope to see you there!

Self Defense Class for Women – Benefiting St. Vrain Safe Shelter

  • Time: 1-2 p.m.
  • Location: Regan Sample SRES St. Vrain Realty, 752 17th Ave Ste 200

Fun self defense class for women. The cost is $10 and all proceeds will go to St Vrain Safe Shelter – Assisting victims of violence.
Class is at Red Line Athletics, 700 9th Ave Longmont
Bring donation in cash or check. (you can donate more than $10) – Donations can be made by card at the event, directly to St. Vrain Safe Shelter Website.
Drawings for give aways! Enjoy a fun, safe environment to increase some defense skills, gain confidence. 2020 Vision!
#2020vision #selfconfident #selfassured

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