Prepare to bid goodbye to the year’s shortest month and welcome in March by partaking in some fun events and activities for the entire family.

Check out downtown Greeley’s Freezy Daze Fest, spend an afternoon outdoors at Windsor’s Magical Forest, shop local in Loveland or take part in other events listed in this week’s edition of Go+Do for Feb. 25 through March 3.

Saturday, Feb. 25

1. The town of Windsor’s annual Magical Forest event is set to take place from noon to 3 p.m. at Eastman Park South, near Seventh Street and Laku Lake Road. The popular event allows all ages the opportunity to exercise their creative muscles using old Christmas trees and a variety of tools and supplies. Come create a fort, a castle, a lodge or other structures while enjoying hot chocolate and meeting new people. The event is free and registration is not required. Attendees will want to wear clothes and shoes they can get dirty and muddy. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3InXEX2 .

2. Join downtown Loveland for Shop Local Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fourth Street and Lincoln. Retailers, restaurants, bars and more will be welcoming guests to downtown to enjoy discounts and deals while supporting local small businesses. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3Jujpnt .

3. The Subaru WinterFest kicks off at 9 a.m. at Eldora Ski Resort, 2861 Eldora Ski Road, 140 in Nederland. The event features music, demonstrations, food and drinks and more. Bring the kids and dogs out for a fun day in the mountains. The event is free and registration is not required. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3lShdiy .

4. Join The Old Town Breweries and Distilleries Tour for a fun and educational time about the wild history of alcohol in Fort Collins. Tours begin at 2 p.m. at Fort Collins Tours, LLC, 21 Old Town Square, Suite 139B. The tour, open to adults age 21 and older, will take participants to one brewery and one distillery to learn how beer and spirits are crafted as well as purchase and enjoy sample flights at each stop. Tickets are $24 per person. For more information, go to www.fortcollinstours.com .

5. Bundle up and head into downtown Greeley for the inaugural Freezy Daze Fest from noon to 5 p.m. The event will feature activities like cold yoga, country dancing and more as well as discounts and flash deals from participating retailers. The free event is open to all ages and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to attend. Come on out and see what downtown Greeley has to offer.

6. Head on over to Boulder for the 2023 Alpaca Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. The free event will feature a variety of alpacas, vendor booths, educational classes and alpaca petting areas. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3kkgLcu .

7. Buffalo Bill’s Birthday Celebration: A Victorian Wile West Jubilee is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Rock Rest Lodge, 16005 Mt. Vernon Road in Golden. The celebration will include costume contests, vendors, live entertainment and more. All ages are welcome to attend with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Registration is requested and can be done by going to http://bit.ly/3YRV1Ua .

Sunday, Feb. 26

8. Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is hosting a cribbage tournament at 1 p.m. at 623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland. Adults age 21 and older are invited to come on out and win their way to the top of the leaderboard for some prizes and bragging rights. There is no cost to play. For more information, email info@grimmbrosbrewhouse.com .

9. A Purple Blues Matinee with The Goble Brothers will take place at 2 p.m. at the Moxi Theater, 802 9th St. in Greeley. Purple Blues, comprised of Erik Truchses, Spenser Dunn and Emily Nelson, will be performing with special guest Greg Heimbecker. All ages with a valid photo ID are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 per person for general admission. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/3xIVa0A .

Tuesday, Feb. 28

10. Individual tickets for the Greeley Stampede’s SuperStars Concert Series go on sale today at 10 a.m. online at www.greeleystampede.org. Don’t miss your chance to see Lee Brice, Sam Hunt, Flo Rida, Dustin Lynch and other musicians as they take the JBS Stage this summer.

11. Warm up your vocal chords for Karaoke Night at 477 Distilling at 7 p.m. at 825 9th St., Unit B in downtown Greeley. Adults age 21 and older are welcome to come belt out their favorite karaoke song or just watch others sing. There is no cost to sing. For more information, contact 477 Distilling at (970) 451-5768.

12. Read Along, Draw Along: The Invisible Boy will take place at 5 p.m. online. Join author Trudy Ludwig as she reads her newest book, “The Invisible Boy.” After, join illustrator Patrice Barton as she teaches viewers how to create a variety of different characters. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3IMapw4 .

Wednesday, March 1

13. Spend your lunch hour learning something new at Vegetable Garden Basics at noon online via Zoom. Presented by Colorado Master Gardeners — El Paso County, viewers will learn the best practices for a bountiful harvest despite Colorado’s unpredictable weather and dry season.  All ages are welcome to view the program and the cost is $5 per device. For more information, or to register for the class, go to http://bit.ly/3IoaMev .

14. After Hours Greeley is hosting a bourbon tasting and class with local distiller Matt Estrin at 6 p.m. at 4111 Centerplace Drive, Unit D. The class will teach newbies and experienced bourbon connoisseurs the proper way to taste sprits, the history of bourbon, the distilling process and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste four different bourbons with light snacks and other food options. The class is open to adults age 21 and older and tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/3IJASu1 .

15. The Great Mountain Groove, featuring Sicard Hollow, The Sweet Lillies, Pixie and The Partygrass Boys is set for 8 p.m. at the Aggie Theatre, 204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. Hailing from Nashville, Sicard Hollow brings its unique blend of psychedelic punk and bluegrass to Colorado music fans. The concert is open to all ages  and guests younger than age 18 will require an accompanying adult. Tickets are $18 and $20 per person depending on seat choice. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/41tQF7N .

16. “The Thorn” production is making its way to northern Colorado at 7 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle in Loveland. The production tells the story of Jesus’s hanging on the cross through dance, martial arts, aerial acrobatics, music and more. Tickets range from $35 to $65 per person depending on seat choice. All ages welcome to attend. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3IH8Jnp .

Thursday, March 2

17. The second annual Spargetoberfest Beer and Cheese Pairing will take place at 6 p.m. at Sparge Brewing, 3999 GW Bush Ave., Unit 101 in Wellington. The event will feature cheeses and charcuterie treats from the Welsh Rabbit paired with beers from Sparge Brewing. All of the proceeds raised from the event will go toward the Wellington Waverly Kiwanis Club, Wellington Food Bank and the American Legion Wellington Post 176. The event is open to adults age 21 and older and tickets are $50 per person or $85 per couple. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/3Inrgnc .

18. Comedian BK Sharad will be making an appearance at Stella’s Stand Up Underground Comedy Showcase at 9 p.m. at 802 9th St. in Greeley. Sharad will share the stage with Ben Duncan, Adam Gilliand and host, Jared Chandler. The show welcomes guests age 18 and older and tickets range from $10 per person for general admission to $120 for reserved seating for six. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3YUsJsk .

Friday, March 3

19. Join Aims Community College in honor of Women’s History Month for a screening of the film, “Till” at 6 p.m. at the Welcome Center, 5401 W. 20th St. in Greeley. The film is based off of the story of the death of Emmett Till who was murdered in a brutal lynching in 1955 and his mother who vowed to expose the killers. The free screening is open to adults and teens ages 13 and older. For more information, contact Aims at (970) 339-6225.

20. The Grizzly Rose is hosting a 90s Country Party featuring Double Wide at 8 p.m. at 5450 N. Valley Highway in Denver. Brush your mullet, shine up your boots and head over for some fun and funky live music and comedy. The show is open to adults age 18 and older. Admission is $15 per person for general admission. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3SlS8Zl .

21. Cheer on the Colorado Eagles Hockey team as they take on the Calgary Wranglers at 7:05 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland. Fans can snag a team poster upon entry. All ages are welcome to attend the game and tickets start at $23 per person. For more information, go to www.coloradoeagles.com .

22. First Friday: A Night of Art is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. at the Bean Plant Studio, 701 7th St. with live music from Ian Cooke. Cooke is a local musician who has been working around the country singing and performing his cello as well as promoting his art, costume design and writing. There is no cost to attend the event and all ages are welcome. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3EuBMrQ .

23. Impact Dance Company presents From the Circus…To The Sea at 7:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Theatre at The Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. The show explores love and identity through movement, original text and projected images. All ages are welcome to attend. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3Ijou2t .

24. Head up to Estes Park for The Dunraven Whiskey Dinner between 4-8:45 p.m. at 1700 Colorado Peaks Drive. The event will feature flights provided by Laws Whiskey House and eats from Chef Ken Thomas. The event is open to adults age 21 and older and reservations are required. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3Z2MfCG .


This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune