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]

Historic Old Town Square

Old Town Square is a public space owned and managed by the DDA in the heart of downtown Fort Collins. It is surrounded by historic buildings, shops, galleries and restaurants. Following a major renovation project in 2015, the Square is more popular than ever as a gathering space and cultural center. The stage is host to many performances and events throughout the year.

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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.

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VENDORS & CONCESSION CARTS

Want to Become a Vendor?

If you are interested in becoming a vendor in Old Town Square, please download, fill out and sign the following forms and email them back to Bonnie Ward – bjward@fcgov.com.

OTHER DOWNTOWN VENUES

Looking to host a community event?

In addition to Old Town Square, the DDA offers the following unique venues in downtown Fort Collins for markets, performances, and other events.

Opera Galleria

Located a 123 North College Avenue, the ground floor atrium of the Opera Galleria is a public space that is available for community functions. Art exhibits, chamber music concerts, the Winter Farmers’ Markets, craft shows, and First Night Fort Collins have all used the space. Please be aware that use of the public ground floor area cannot impede regular business activity or pedestrian traffic. The soaring atrium can make sound a challenge. The ground floor atrium space is not available for closed private parties.

For further information, please contact W.W. Reynolds  Companies; Terri Hanna or Winnie Mai at 970-482-4800.