Other Activities

Don’t miss these other fun activities and events going on around the Fort Collins Book Festival.


Friday, October 19

7:30 PM – Free Screening of The Martian / Intersect Brewing

Enjoy the movie before Saturday’s appearance by the author, Andy Weir. Be sure to also grab a pint of “Commencing Countdown,” the special rye lager brewed by Intersect Brewing for the Book Fest.




Saturday, October 20

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Museum Takeover: Frankenfest / Museum of Discovery

Put on your mad scientist lab coat and delve deep into the world of Dr. Frankenstein, his monster, and the writer who created them both. Re-animate worms from the dead, explore electricity, and consider what the monsters we create tell us about ourselves. It might just send shivers down your spine! INCLUDED WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION



1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – Guided Tours of the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus

The Powerhouse Energy Campus opens its doors to the public by providing guided tours of the state-of-the-art facilities and groundbreaking research. Tours are led by Colorado State University Energy Club Student Ambassadors, and give the public a chance to not only learn, but see science in action. FREE


7:30 PM and 9:00 PM – Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky Performs “The Hidden Code” / Museum of Discovery OtterBox Digital Dome
TICKETED. $20 / $16 for members. Purchase tickets online

The Hidden Code is an album that rests somewhere between a meditation on how artists and scientists convert ideas into action, and how composers translate the intangibility of music into a group of observations: The Hidden Code pushes Art into Science. Science into Music. Music into Art. Presented by The Music District.


8:00 – 10:00 PM – Star Gazing / The Stargazer Observatory

Continue the conversation! Enjoy an evening of stargazing at Front Range Community College’s observatory located at 3733 Galileo Dr., Fort Collins. Weather permitting. FREE. More info available online.




Sunday, November 4

2:00 PM – Fort Collins Reads presents Jennifer Egan / The Hilton Fort Collins
TICKETED. $10-$60

Bestselling author Jennifer Egan discusses her latest novel, Manhattan Beach. Various ticket types available including General Admission, Author’s Circle, and Author Reception. Learn more about Fort Collins Reads and how to purchase tickets on their website.