Loveland Loves Community Events
By Jenni Dobson, Curator of Education ~
One thing I have learned about Loveland in the past 15 years, is that Loveland LOVES its community events, festivals and gatherings.
Many of the annual events and festivals in Loveland have been around for long periods of time. Corn Roast Festival, Cherry Pie Celebration, Stone Age Fair, Sculpture Shows have all been around 30 years or longer and celebrate Loveland’s native peoples, as well as our heritage in agriculture and art.
A multitude of other events in Loveland celebrate activism, athleticism, art, automobiles, bar-b-que, beer, children, Christmas, creators, Halloween, music, inventors, rodeo, snow, theater, Valentine’s, wine… pretty much a niche event for everyone in town!
As an event planner, I am always in awe of how Loveland’s events either grow or evolve each year. What might not work for an event one year, will work another year. Or what may not work one year will then evolve into something that is totally different and successful! We not shy when it comes to creating events! It’s challenging and rewarding to work with Loveland’s other event planners to see how we can provide something for everyone!
As we enter the Holiday Season (holy cow…how did that happen?) Loveland will see a number of events new and old. To kick off the season, several Halloween events will take place in the coming weeks, spreading from downtown to the western hillsides to Centerra.
I encourage everyone to enjoy the fabulous Colorado fall weather and visit a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a farmers’ market, costume contest, haunted house or other Halloween event. There are so many to choose from!
Another media partner, is TownSquare Media, whose station Tri 201 has gone to “Pink102” for the month of October also lists a number of local events for Halloween and during the year (check them out at http://tri1025.com/).
No matter which type of event is right for you, we are sure you will find one to visit in Loveland!!