As we hit the peak of summer, we’re going to be highlighting food trucks on our blog every Friday starting July 24th! We’ll showcase new food trucks every week and give away sweet food-truck-loving deals. It’s #FoodTruckFriday and you should definitely keep an eye out for it.
To kick off the series, we want to highlight the upcoming Fort Collins Food Truck Festival, organized by The Coloradoan on Thursday, July 23. It’s a place where you can enjoy awesome food while listening to live music and supporting United Way of Larimer County, a non-profit organization which seeks to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all in Larimer County.
Can you imagine a better Thursday evening? We didn’t think so!
The event was designed to bring the community together for an evening of food and fun, and will host fifteen local food trucks. Some of our favorites will be participating in the festival: Austin’s Tacos, Bears Backyard Grill, Bigs BBQ Sauce, Common Link, Divine Ice Cream, Feeney Weenies, Human Bean, Kona Ice, La Piadina, Ripe Tomatoes Pizza, Silver Seed, Sustainable Spoon, Taco Stop, Umami Mobile and Wing Shack.
So bring your appetite, some good company and come support your local community while raising money for a great cause!
In addition to tasty food-truck grub there will be face painting, cotton candy, massages, and corn hole. Our very own Shaley Scott will also be performing! Scott is a Fort Collins native, born Melanie Pedersen, and a self-taught musician and trained dancer. She attended Rocky Mountain High School, Colorado Academy of Arts and Colorado State University. Her music has been featured on the soundtracks of such independent feature films as Art House, Scarecrow 2, Dracula’s Curse, Piranha Sharks and the upcoming animated musical Yellow Brick Road. We love supporting local artists from Fort Collins!
The festival will be held on Thursday, July 23 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at 1300 Riverside Avenue in Fort Collins. While admission to the event is free, festival attendees are suggested to donate a minimum of $10 for the services of the event and parking. All acquired funds will be donated to the United Way of Larimer County.
“The funds from the Food Truck Festival will go to United Way’s Community Impact Fund, which helps local children and families succeed in school, work, and life by funding local programs and collaborative initiatives within United Way and with our dozens of Community Impact Partners.,” explained Vice President of Marketing and Communication of United Way of Larimer County, Kate Hagdorn.
See you there!
Fort Collins Food Truck Festival
July 23rd, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1300 Riverside Avenue