It hardly seems possible, but summer is nearly over–bring on sweater weather, I say. Every Northern Colorado locale has its own signature send off to summer and for the German in all of us…raise a stein to Oktoberfest. You’ll have multiple opportunities to tip back a brew or two and don your best dirndl or lederhosen. All those community parties will, hopefully, help ease the transition back into homework, football games, and chillier weather. While the return to a more strict schedule can be an adjustment for everyone involved, it’s a wonderful time of year as well and we wish you all a delightful dive into autumn.
Who else is ready, really ready, for summer? I am itching to take in all the concerts, food, festivals, and farmers markets I can cram into my calendar while the days allow it. For anyone who finds themselves on the same page, we’ve compiled just about everything Northern Colorado has to offer in terms of entertainment. There are the signature event we’ve all come to love, the Independence Day festivities that we may have missed in the past couple of years, and, of course, music. Concerts are back in full force. And what would summer be without the food? Have you ever considered making a special occasion out of a picnic? There’s a local business that will handle that for you. If dining out is more your gig, be sure to check out our dining guide.
Spring has sprung and with it, our desire to shape up our homes. Whether you’re a weekend warrior DIY type or a hire-it-out type, the projects abound. As house prices continue to soar, many homeowners are investing their money in the home they’re in rather than going through the hassle of upgrading. There are your basic everyday maintenance projects that help update your space, and then there’s going one step further and adding a little luxury to your life. The Northern Colorado Home Show is back for 2022, which is great news for anyone with a project in mind. Connect with local pros, and peruse many products to help complete your desired result.
In this edition we celebrate families and the love that defines them. Our readers sent us their cutest photos of their newest born to honor the smallest among us. We’ll talk about some ways to keep kids entertained outdoors, keep them fed and ensure their sleep as well as invest in their futures. And if you just want to celebrate the love that glues your most important relationships together, Loveland is the place. Their Sweetheart Festival encompasses all things love, inviting Norther Coloradans to enjoy their Valentine’s Day as a community.