Downtown Events

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? Call us: 303-651-8484.

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Volunteer at an Event!

We need VOLUNTEERS for our downtown events! Check out our new online application or visit our Volunteer Page for more information.

Second Fridays

The LDDA and Creative District have committed to have something happening Every Second Friday in Downtown!

Downtown Summer Concerts
Fridays: June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 24, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.

Starting in June, Downtown Longmont gives you the chance to dance in the street and enjoy great live music from regional artists on Friday nights. 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.  Admission is free!

Concert Sponsors: City of Longmont Recreational Services and Economic Development Department and LDDA.

Boulder County Farmers' Markets

Wednesdays, 4 - 8 p.m.
June 3 - September 30
5th Avenue & Main Streets

Our community farmers are working hard to bring healthy, farm-fresh food to downtown Longmont. Join us in celebrating the local harvest! Featuring a beer garden this year! 

Festival on Main
Friday, August 28, 2015
6 - 10 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 27, 2015
7 p.m.

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 16, July 18, September 19, 2015
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.  Find out more details at where you can also download their new apps!

Downtown Longmont Clean & Green
Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This annual event takes a step up to perform a deep cleaning of downtown. The LDDA partners with downtown business and property owners 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 Calendar of Events website here.

Boulder County Parade and Chuck-wagon Breakfast, August 1, 2015

Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Street, Saturday, October 31, 2015  Click here for more information.

Longmont Lights, December 11 and 12, 2015  Click here for more information.