Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority is a steward of the neighborhood at the heart of Fort Collins – the Downtown.

Since our inception in 1981 by a vote of district property owners and residents, the DDA had been guided by our Plan of Development and our

Mission: to build public-private investment partnerships that foster economic, cultural and social growth in the central business district.

The DDA has not opened the process for applications yet for events in Old Town Square, and will continue to monitor new directives issued by Larimer County for the appropriate time to do this.  This corresponds with the current Larimer County Public Health directives released on Friday, April 23rd.  

A legal covenant has existed on Old Town Square since its development in the early 1980s and it requires that the DDA maintain access for the general public at all times for the benefit of businesses.  The current public health rules for outdoor events still requires contact tracing for attendees and strict social distancing requirements, which means that controlled access is necessary to satisfy the County’s health directive requirements.  The DDA discussed this situation early on in the pandemic with Larimer County public health officials, and collectively we agreed that Old Town Square could not offer the type of access control that is required for safely managed outdoor events and still maintain our legal obligation to keep access to businesses available at all times.   

Larimer County expects to review and amend their directives on 30-day cycles, and the DDA will monitor any changes to the County’s health directives on this same cycle. We will make a determination at that point if we can reopen the application process to organized events.  For further questions, please contact Bonnie Ward, bjward@fcgov.com

[updated April 28, 2021]

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Scenes of Old Town Fort Collins alleys Sunday Jan. 27, 2019.

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OLD TOWN SQUARE EVENTS CALENDAR

Check out new music, events, and happenings, right here in the Downtown Fort Collins Old Town Square!

LOOKING TO BOOK AN EVENT?

The Downtown Development Authority books local music, attractions, art installations and other creative events for Old Town Square.

Please see the information above regarding events during COVID-19.

For more information or to book a date on the calendar, apply below.

Check out the great places downtown for entertainment and to dine and shop…

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Calendar of Events

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Disclaimer: Events are produced by an outside organization and are unaffiliated with the Downtown Development Authority. The DDA website serves as an outlet for events and promotions that are permitted in Old Town Square. For questions regarding an event, please contact the event Organizer.