Kidz Zone at the Taste of Fort Collins

The annual festival known as the Taste of Fort Collins was held this past weekend (June 7, 2013 – June 9, 2013) at the intersection of Laporte Avenue and Howes Street near Old Town Fort Collins.  Sponsored by First National Bank, the Taste of Fort Collins showcases food and drinks from local restaurants and breweries.  A celebration of cuisine and music, this popular event also includes a full stage and live music nearly every hour from both local and national bands.  This year’s headliners included Matt Nathanson on Saturday evening (June 8, 2013) and AWOLNATION on Sunday afternoon (June 9, 2013).

As if the delicious food and tasty beverages were not enough to attract massive crowds, the Kidz Zone on the north end of Howes Street was a sure hit among families and children.  I have been a regular at the Taste of Fort Collins for the past several years but this was the first time I took my kids for an afternoon of fun…and they loved it!  My son (4 years old) and my daughter (2 years old) had a blast in the Bounce House and Dual Lane Slide.  Both kids also climbed their way through the bouncy Obstacle Course, but by far my son was most excited about the Quad Bungee Trampoline.

At first he was a bit reserved about putting on the safety harness.  He was both excited about doing something new but cautious about not having his Mom and Dad right next to him.  After a few small jumps to get the hang of it, he was ready to jump over 15 feet in the air…and that’s exactly what he did.  He was a bit scared on some of his intial descents, but after he got used to the feeling of falling toward the ground he was all laughs and giggles.  What an awesome experience for a four year old!  His little sister felt a bit left out, but hey, she’s only two.

For more information about the 2013 Taste of Fort Collins you can visit the official website here.

Here are some pictures from the Kidz Zone, and you can see more pictures from the Taste of Fort Collins at NoCo Lifestyle or our Facebook page.

Richard Jensen with Kids

Richard Jensen with Kids

Bungee Trampoline

Bungee Trampoline

Bungee Trampoline