One of the things our team at SAMPLES Restaurant loves most about being part of the Downtown Longmont Creative District is the amazing sense of community we have. To experience our special magic firsthand, stop and visit 2nd Fridays in Downtown Longmont!
On the second Friday night of every month from 6-9pm, Downtown Longmont buzzes with laughter, happiness and excitement. On these evenings, the area’s galleries and shops are open late for your viewing and shopping pleasure. There will be plenty of music and activities to keep you entertained, and when you are ready to kick back and relax, SAMPLES Restaurant has a table available for you.
Even if you have joined us for 2nd Fridays in Downtown Longmont before, the good news is it’s never the same experience twice. With nearly 100 restaurant and shopping options, you can craft a unique 2nd Friday adventure every month of the year!
When you stop in to SAMPLES Restaurant and have a drink at the Best Craft Beer Bar in Colorado according to CraftBeer.com or sample an award-winning appetizer (“Best Appetizers” according to the Longmont Times-Call Readers’ Choice Awards) or a plate of comfort food, you also support our mission to create employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and provide them with a place in the community.
Be sure to mark your calendars with all the 2nd Fridays in Downtown Longmont so you never miss an evening out. Once you experience our tremendous community, you will want to commit to visiting our little slice of heaven every chance you get. We look forward to seeing you soon whether it’s for our daily Happy Hour, 2nd Fridays in Downtown Longmont, or any other day of the week!
Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday similar to other Latin American holidays where family and friends gather, pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It’s a time when communities join together to reflect and honor loved ones and enjoy food, family and fun. This year is the 5th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration in Downtown Longmont and it kicks off at the 2nd Fridays in Downtown Longmont, October 12.
Bigger and Better than Ever
In celebration of its fifth year, the Day of the Dead Celebration in Downtown Longmont will be better than ever. Local businesses will have altars and gigantes to pay homage to loved ones who have passed. Through November 3, you can take a self-guided altar and gigante tour; just download this map to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Community Altar during 2nd Friday Celebration
On October 12, 5-9pm, during the monthly 2nd Friday Celebration, a Community Altar will be created in St. Stephen’s Plaza. We invite you to come out that evening to join us for the celebration. After you visit the Community Altar, experience the regular 2nd Friday in Downtown Longmont activities—shops, galleries, activities and restaurants.
Guided Walking & Trolley Tours
Also on October 12, the kick-off to the Dia de los Muertos celebration, guided walking tours will be available. The tours will stop at featured altars and gigantes where the artists will be on-site to answer questions about the process and their vision. Every tour includes a round-trip trolley ride to the Longmont Museum for their Day of the Dead opening reception; free museum admission. Tickets for the guided walking and trolley tours are $8 per person.
We hope to see you at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos celebration, the largest in Colorado! When you are done touring, stop in to SAMPLES Restaurant for comfort eats and craft drinks.
Samples Restaurant is located at 370 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Samples Restaurant is located at 370 Main Street, Longmont, CO.
Ample free parking behind our restaurant.
Monday thru Thursday 3pm -9pm
Friday 3pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm
$4 kids brunch meals Saturday and Sunday until 3pm