Travel through time with Poudre Landmarks Foundation at the Time Travelers Ball. The ball welcomes guests from across time on April 1 in the Rio Grande Agave Room, 143 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, 7–10 p.m. Tickets are $40 each or two for $75.* (After March 22, price increases to $50 per ticket.) Costume attire is optional.
The Time Travelers Ball costume ball is a mixture of Victorian, Steampunk, Sci-Fi, and whatever you can imagine! The event ignites imaginations and provides a unique experience for history and time-travel enthusiasts. Don a hat and costume from your favorite time, theme, or April Fools’ joke and join the fun!
Live band Weekend Weather will entertain guests. Picture an evening with
• guests dressed in costumes from the past to the future—whatever your imagination can conjure
• dancing to live music spanning the decades
• history displays and tables set with vintage memorabilia
• a fashion exhibit featuring vintage attire
• popular local actor Lenny Scovel as Master of Ceremonies
• a Doctor Who TARDIS time machine and photo booth to whisk guests to another time
• scrumptious food, drink, and a cash bar
• costume contests
• silent auction
Guests can “pay to vote” for costume contests and can bid on history-related items and activities.
Buy tickets online at Eventbrite*. Proceeds from this event go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.
*Buy ball tickets online or call the PLF office to order your tickets: (970) 221-0533.
Time Travelers Ball — March 19, 2016
The Time Travelers Ball: Equinox Adventures welcomed guests from across time on March 19, 2016, at the Museum of Discovery. Guests enjoyed a reception in the museum lobby and café with hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a cash bar. At 8 p.m., guests entered the museum exhibit space to dance among the exhibits as the Colorado Swing Cats band played. Throughout the evening, guests were invited to step in to the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater to watch space-inspired movies.
Costumes were optional, and many guests took advantage of the opportunity to don fun and elaborate costumes. Several lucky attendees were winners of the costume contests. A full-size Doctor Who–style "TARDIS" time machine served as a photobooth and was a big hit! The equinox's reputation as being the best time-travel date seemed true on this auspicious evening. Proceeds from the ball go to PLF's mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.
A complete album of photos from the 2016 ball is posted on a separate page.
Time Travelers Ball — October, 18, 2014
The Time Travelers Ball, held on October 18, 2014, was a big success, with costumed attendees, dancing, live orchestra, activities, and merriment.