Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival – 2019

By January 25, 2017
May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Front Range Community College
Redcloud Peak
4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Fort Collins Utilities
Fort Collins Children's Water Festival - 2019 @ Front Range Community College | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities

Each spring, approximately 1,800 third-grade students and teachers from public, private and homeschools attend the festival which is sponsored by Fort Collins Utilities and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD). The festival is packed with fun, hands-on activities that teach students about water.

Students spend half a day attending classroom presentations and visiting many displays in the exhibit hall. Colorful T-shirts are available for purchase.

The Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival is the longest-running festival in the state.

Emphasis is placed on hands-on, age-appropriate activities, including learning about:

  • Wetlands and rivers
  • Aquatic insects and wildlife
  • Water resources
  • Supply and conservation
  • Water quality and safety
  • Agricultural uses
  • Water chemistry
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Drought and flooding
  • Importance of water in the human body

For more information about the festival, contact

Need help getting to the festival? Click here for more information about the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s “Learning in Our Watershed” program. This scholarship initiative provides field trip funding to Larimer and Weld County schools when they take educational field trips to the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area.