The Longmont Community and Building a Sense of Belonging

8 Ways to Get More Involved in the Longmont Community


When people seek greater involvement in their communities, they tend to be experience improved overall well-being. Here are eight great ways you can get more involved in the Longmont community.


Saturday Longmont Farmers Market: Held April through November at the Boulder County Fairgrounds on Nelson Rd, this community tradition showcases fresh, locally grown produce, along with live music and kids activities. The event also includes artisan shows every fourth Saturday of the month, as well as complimentary parking and complimentary bike valet.


City volunteer programs: Research has shown that people experience improved physical and mental well-being when they volunteer in their communities. The city of Longmont provides all sorts of volunteer programs that support seniors, youth groups, public safety, parks, open space and trails. If you're looking to get out and give back, one of these programs is a great way to make a difference, while connecting with like-minded members of the local community.


Rhythm on the River: The city's signature festival, this summer tradition celebrates art, music and environment on the second weekend of each July. Enjoy great food from local vendors and kids activities, along with live performances by local bands in a scenic outdoor setting at Roger's Grove park. Rhythm on the River also includes the annual Roger's River Run 5K, which offers plenty of fun post-race activities for participants and spectators.


City management: The City of Longmont encourages its residents to get involved in every aspect of city government. There are all sorts of ways just about anyone can participate, from attending meetings to expressing opinions to volunteering to helping the city deliver its services. Longmont has created a comprehensive list of ways you might be able to contribute to the community at a variety of levels.


Events and activities: Longmont features a diversity of seasonal events and everyday activities that allow its residents to enjoy the land and engage with other residents. From outdoor activities and museums to theatre, charity runs, community choruses, award-winning orchestra performances and arts; there's something for every interest and background.


Longmont Baseball League: With recreational and competitive leagues during the summer and fall, the LBL is a great chance for children to meeting new friends, have fun and learn new skills. It's also a nice opportunity for parents to get to know one another, while cheering on their kids as they work together as a team.


Youth programs: Longmont offers a wide range of youth and teen programs, centering on the arts, science, athletics, outdoor experiences and more. With programs for a variety of interests and passions at every age, the city makes it easy for young people to make new friends, gain self-confidence and feel like a bigger part of the community.


Adult recreation programs: The city also offers a number of athletic, leisure and enrichment programs, focusing on everything from golf to swimming to arts and much more. These programs give adult residents great opportunities to stay active and meet new people, while using old talents and embracing fresh experiences.


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