Things to Do in Longmont This Weekend: Oct. 11-13

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Day of the Dead at Longmont Museum (Photos by Matt Maenpaa/Longmont Observer)

Friday, October 11

2nd Friday: Ancestors

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave.

Celebrating ancestors for Dia de los Muertos, this exhibition combines traditional altars which incorporate Aztec history and Mexican culture with community produced Catrina paintings, photographs and portraits from the private collection of local residents and their families. Big shout out to Summit Tacos for their generous support of this reception!

+ Dia de los Muertos Celebration [Nov 02]
Produced in partnership with the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, City of Longmont, Colorado Government & Longmont Downtown Development Authority!
Family Fiesta [2pm-6pm] FREE
Gigantes Procession [6:15pm-7:15pm] FREE
7th Annual Catrina Ball [7:30pm-11pm] $15.00

AJ Fullerton

  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St.

Colorado’s own AJ Fullerton joins us at La Vita Bella on October 11th! We are so excited to host this NO COVER event here, in the cafe. Join us for an incredible evening with him!

Defy The Odds – Longmont Kiwanis Club

  • Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave.

Speaking at the Longmont Kiwanis Club for the Friday morning. Come and hear one of DEFY THE ODDS presentations. Perfect for business professionals

Contact me about speaking at your next conference, convention, or corporate event.

Flight for a Cause!

  • Time: Oct. 11- Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Location: Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave.

Every month beertenders choose a special flight of their favorite brews for Flight for a Cause! $5 from every flight sold goes to a local non-profit & this month we’re partnering with Young Survival Coalition. Order this flight to help support young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Lunacy XI presented by Groben Bart Brewing

  • Time: Oct. 11, 5 p.m. -Oct. 13, 5 p.m.
  • Location: Clark Centennial Park, 1001 Alpine St., Longmont

Longmont’s premier disc golf tournament, Lunacy, turns 11! This event will be one to remember as always. GREAT payouts and awesome Am players packs! Registration goes live on Discgolfscene on FRIDAY THE 13th of September at 7pm. Set your clocks now, this one fills FAST, this will also be a finale at Loomiller of sorts as the park is getting a redesign by the city immediately following the tournament. Don’t. Miss. Out!!!

Day of the Dead exhibit

  • Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. In partnership with the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Longmont Museum is proud to showcase an exploration of the iconic female figure known as La Catrina in this exhibition. One of Día de los Muertos’ most recognizable icons, La Catrina was born out of Mexican social satire depicting the upper classes and is still seen today in celebration of the holiday. Experience this rich history and iconography through colorful calaca (skeleton) sculptures created by artist Ricardo Soltero. Altars for the dead created by community members are also a central part of the exhibition.

This exhibit is free, no tickets needed. Learn more at or call 303-651-8374.

October 2nd Friday: Dia de los Muertos Altar Debuts & Fall Crawl

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Downtown Development Authority, 320 Main St.

Guided Altar Walking Tour – A free walking tour (~1 hour) will be given starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 11. Event is FREE, first come first serve. To sign-up for the Walking Tour, please fill out the online form!

We are celebrating the changing seasons during this October 2nd Friday with a Fall Crawl! In addition to the art openings, galleries, and artist talks taking place throughout the evening, stop by participating Downtown businesses for special events and sales!

Downtown Longmont is also kicking off of Dia de los Muertos celebrations from Oct 11-Nov 2! On 2nd Friday, participating businesses will debut authentic Ofrendas, or altars, in honor of the tradition. Gigantes by local Artists will also be displayed around Downtown. For a self-guided tour, pick-up a map from local Downtown businesses!

Map – For a complete list of altars and Gigantes display locations, check out our map!

Saturday, October 12

Differential Design Seminar

  • Time: Saturday 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave.

Design isn’t something that is always going to be the same. We have different designers for all applications of what design can be; websites, print design, product design and more.

This evening, sit down with designers to understand their process to connecting the various types of design and more!

Chicken BLEEP Bingo

  • Time: 2-8 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave. Unit C

Come out for a eggs-citing time raising money for the athletes of Boulder County Bombers! Here’s how it works: You pick a numbered square (or 5) on a board at the bottom of a fenced in pen and donate, say, $10* to the organization. We let a chicken loose in the pen with plenty of food (it will be poultry in motion). The chicken hangs out for a bit and then when it…ahem…does its business (POOPS, people, when it POOPS) the number it poops on gets a cash prize! It’s sure to be a cluckin’ good time.

We will have 5 games, you can start picking numbered squares for the first game at 2:00pm and that game starts at 3:00pm. If the chickens cooperate with our schedule (there may be some amount of winging it), there will be one game every hour until 7pm. Picking your numbered squares for each game following the first one will start 1/2 hour before the game.

* suggested donation, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18 or older to play. See official rules for details at 300 Suns or Game is run by Boulder County Bombers.

Pumpkin Pie Days: Vintage & Antique Market

  • Time: Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 13, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd.

Celebrating our 50th 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, Oct. 12.

After a morning/afternoon of shopping, stop by the SVHS café and enjoy lunch–and pumpkin pie!

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

Tiki for Ta-tas!

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

Tiki themed fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. 20% of tiki menu proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

We all have loved ones that have battled breast cancer. Come celebrate their lives and support research to save lives. Add a photo and share a family story for our Dia de los muertos ofrenda, and you will receive a free cocktail. Longtucky Spirits will still make a donation for the free cocktails.

Special Tiki Drink Menu!!!! (Leviathan will surface)

Island vibes music with Uke Dave!!!!

Fall Harvest at the Ranch

  • Time: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Location: Sandstone Ranch, 3001 Sandstone Dr.

Get ready for Autumn fun from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, October 12, at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, 3001 Sandstone Drive. Enjoy fall crafts, games, music and more! $10 per family or $3 per person suggested donation collected at the event. No registration is necessary. Park in the upper lot, and please carpool if possible. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Call 303-651-8404 for more information or to learn about volunteer needs.

10 Anniversary Party at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids

  • Time: 3-11:30 p.m.
  • Location: Oskar Blues, 1555 Hover St.

We are so proud to have been welcomed as part of this community for 10 Years. Our giant can has been a sentinel on the highway greeting so many who are making their way into Longmont. Our mission has always been to pair amazing southern style food with our delicious namesake beer. Thank you for making us Longmont’s living room.

We invite you to celebrate our special birthday with us and don’t worry we will provide the presents- drink specials and food specials all day. So come on in on October 12.

Live music with Steve Manshell from 5-7:30pm and All-Star Women’s Blues Band featuring some AMAZING local artists and special guest Delores Scott from Chicago playing from 8:30-11:30pm.

Cat Jerky at Bootstrap Brewing
Bootstrap Brewing

Date Night
Crackpots Pottery Studio, 6:00pm-10:00pm

First Weekend Displaying Day of the Dead Altar
Crystal Joys, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Kicking Off Day of the Dead Celebrations
Samples Restaurant, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Friday) : 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Saturday) : 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (Sunday)

Live Music featuring: Elyse Miller
The Roost, 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Purnima ‘Full Moon’ Yoga
Elevated Yoga Studio, 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Sunday, October 13

A French Inspired Musical Journey

  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Rd.

Free Concert of Musical Works by Bizet, Dukas, Gershwin, Ravel, and more!!!

Community Drum Circle with Horses

  • Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Horses Make Miracles, 13770 Davis Lane

Come join us as we drum with the horses in a beautiful outdoor setting!

Drumming benefits include relaxation, connection, and fun. The presence of horses deepens the experience with their grace, sensitivity, and companionship. Being outside in nature calms and restores us.

This is a beginner friendly, facilitated, drum circle. All are welcome, no experience is needed. Horse handlers are present to guide our interactions with the horses.

Dress for the weather, wear close toed shoes, and bring a water bottle and chair. Drums will be available (limited number), bring one if you have it.

Thank you to Boulder Drum Circle for facilitating this drum circle!

*** This is a fundraiser for Horses Make Miracles, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Tickets are $10/person and may be purchased ahead of time through the link below or cash at the door.

Horses Make Miracles offers a variety of programs for adults and children:

LYS Fall Concert

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St.

The Longmont Youth Symphony presents their fall concert.

Sunday Night Karaoke Hosted by Michael D’ Done Right Karaoke

  • Time: 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
  • Location: LoCo Gastropub, 380 Main St.

Guess what everybody?? We have a brand new Karaoke night on Sunday nights hosted by Michael D! He’s funny…energetic, and knows how to get the crowd moving. Not to mention his following of singers are really talented. You definitely want to hang out here on Sunday nights!

We have free pool all day, and food and drink specials to support the event. $1 off Microbrews, $1 well Drinks, $3 el Jimador tequila shots, and $2 PBR’s.

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