Downtown Longmont is loaded with events and programs throughout the year. There is something for everyone and new events are being thought of daily to give you the best experience downtown. Events large and small are designed to give you and your family the opportunity to spend an evening or afternoon downtown and enjoy great entertainment while discovering local shops and restaurants. Daily events can be found on our Event Calendar. Have a question about one of our events; feel free to call our office at 303-651-8484.
Volunteer at an Event!
The LDDA and A & E District have committed to have something happening Every Second Friday in Downtown! For all the details, click here.
Downtown Summer Concerts
Fridays: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, and July 26, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
Five Fridays starting in June/July, Downtown Longmont gives you the chance to dance in the street and enjoy great live music from regional artists. The music starts at 6 p.m. at 4th Ave and Kimbark St. Bring your family and neighbors downtown for the evening and sample some great local food and drink from downtown businesses. Look for the line-up to be released in April and mark your calendars for a great evening in Downtown Longmont. Admission is free!
Concert Sponsors: Guaranty Bank, City of Longmont Recreational Services and Economic Development Department, Longmont Area Visitors Association and LDDA.
2014 Lineup Coming soon!
Festival on Main
Friday, August 22, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
Festival on Main is Downtown Longmont’s signature summer event with more than 18,000 people in attendance. The downtown district is closed to vehicles during the event, giving your family the opportunity to stroll up and down Main Street and enjoy great food, live music, and numerous inflatables for kids. You can also enjoy games and activities at the different merchant booths and much more. This annual event draws a crowd from many surrounding communities and is a major showcase of Downtown. Don’t miss it! For information and booth applications click here.
Downtown Longmont Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, November 28, 2014
The holiday spirit is alive and well in Longmont and each year we ring in the holiday season with our Tree Lighting ceremony at the 6th Ave Plaza on Main St. You never know who will show up at this event – in years past we have had visits from Frosty the Snowman, The Snow King and Queen and Stretch the ten foot candy cane. There is sure to be a visit from jolly old St. Nick and last year the Grinch showed up to try and steal our holiday cheer. Be sure to bring your family Downtown this year in case he tries again so we can change his mind with Longmont’s great Holiday Spirit!
ArtWalk: Downtown Longmont’s Premier Arts Event!
May 17, July 19, September 20, 2014
Now on Saturday!
4 - 8 p.m.
Artwalk is a free evening of art exhibitions, music, live theatre and children’s activities in Downtown Longmont. ArtWalk transforms Downtown’s businesses into art galleries and promotes cultural arts for three fabulous evenings each year. ArtWalk is art that’s worth walking for on a night worth getting out for. Find out more details at www.artlinklongmont.org.
Downtown Longmont Clean & Green
Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This annual event takes a step up to perform a deep cleaning of downtown. The LDDA will partner with downtown business and property owners alike that wish to spend a extra TLC around their property or building. Community groups and individuals are also invited to participate and help clean other designated areas around downtown that need upkeep. The LDDA’s goal is to engage the community in helping make downtown a clean and safe place for all to visit. We hope to make an impact with a variety of deep-cleaning projects that go beyond the already regular maintenance cleaning that is performed downtown by the City of Longmont Public Works. T-shirts, breakfast and lunch are provided to all volunteers.
For more information or to register for this volunteer event, click here.
City of Longmont Sponsored Events and Parades
The City of Longmont and partnering groups offer many events in and around downtown. Here are just a few…..check back often to see what is going on or visit the City of Longmont event web site here.
Boulder County Parade and Chuck-wagon Breakfast
Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Street, Saturday, October 25, 2014 http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/halloween.htm
Longmont Lights, December 12 and 13, 2014 http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/longmont_lights.htm