Community Building, Local Crafts and Family Fun at Longmont's Downtown Block Party

Downtown Block Party 2017 Name Tag Stickers Blog

Downtown Longmont starts a conversation with interactive custom stickers.

As the City of Longmont continues to grow, we are fortunate to have new events around town. This year, the Downtown Longmont Creative District will be hosting the brand-new Downtown Block Party on Saturday, August 26th from 1-6 p.m. After all, it's summer, and this time of year means being outside and joining in with your friends, family and neighbors.

The Block Party will make it fun for people to explore the whole Downtown District and will feature activities and entertainment throughout the breezeways, alleys, sidewalks, and businesses. And what better way to build community than custom stickers that help break the ice! Their interactive design features a "conversation" box with the phrase "I want _____ in my downtown." This lets participants get creative with the ideas that they want to see in Downtown Longmont. The red, background provides the contrast, and the black text helps accent the website address and group's tagline of  "own" in the word downtown. It's all about "owning" the experience of your idea of downtown, and the sticker helps reinforce that.

Here are a few of the activities that you'll be able to find during this afternoon of fun and adventure in a six-block area:

  • The Amazing Race, sponsored by Longmont United Hospital. The Longmont Loves Local campaign has built a version of the Amazing Race throughout Downtown where adventurous teams of two will race on foot through challenges like a water balloon toss, a book search, a yoga challenge, and more. The first place team gets a $250 Downtown gift card.

  • For the folks that want a more mellow, easygoing experience Downtown, while still competing for prizes, Walk2Connect has organized a a Scavenger Hunt visiting historical features they've mapped in the Downtown Area. Those that complete the scavenger hunt will be entered into a giveaway drawing for prizes from local businesses.

  • If you are into craft and local artisans, then you must stop by the breezeway at on the West side of the street in the 300 block for the Makers Marrket by YORE, including an appearance by StickerGiant's very own Madelynn, sharing her talents.

It's the end of summer, and in Colorado that means outdoor music and shows, and the Block Party will have a Community Music Stage and a Fashion & Hair Show. The Longmont Chorale Singers Performance will be at St. Stephen's Plaza, and you can scope out Health & Wellness Treatments, plus games, art, theater & street performers. And because this is all about local, you gotta check out the Sales, Specials and Promotions at Downtown Businesses. We saved the best for last, clearly, as visitors to this event will have a chance to save on purchases at participating businesses.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summertime fun wherever you are, and if you're having an event, try out some name tag stickers or this conversation starting concept.

Here's a map of the event, and you can see how the areas are highlighted with different topics, from tech to fun and from art to health & wellness.