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Explore Greeley

Greeley, Colorado, is a one-of-a-kind town you can live, work, and play in. This central hub of Northern Colorado culture has countless opportunities to experience live music and theatre, public art, bites and brews, recreation, and so much more⁠—you can find cool things to do in Greeley whether you’re 8 or 80 years old! Explore Greeley’s charming amenities and find out why our city’s story is one that’s best lived in.

Annual Events in Greeley

Greeley, Colorado, is home to dozens of annual festivals and events that celebrate all the unique traditions that make up our city’s one-of-a-kind culture. From the Jazz Festival to the Stampede to Monster Day and beyond, it’s a city that’s designed for fun!

Greeley Museums

The City of Greeley museums—the Centennial Village Museum, the Greeley History Museum, the Meeker Home Museum, and the White-Plumb Farm Learning Center—collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of northeastern Colorado.

Union Colony Civic Center

With over 100 events held per year, the Union Colony Civic Center offers a wide variety of Broadway musicals, concerts, and comedy shows, featuring touring and local companies like the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stampede Troupe, and The Dance Factory, plus the Tointon Art Gallery.

The Public Art Collection

The City of Greeley celebrates artistic expression and encourages public art as a way of celebrating our community’s vibrant cultural diversity. The Public Art collection consists of over 350 works of rotating indoor art and more than 160 pieces of outdoor art that have been donated, gifted or purchased since 1967. Visit our Greeley Art Map to find the full list of works across town.

Greeley Economic Development

Two Greeley residents shopping downtown outside Blush Boutique
Jobs on the brain? Being a vibrant community means Greeley offers steady growth, great schools and neighborhoods, and an array of shopping and dining choices. Whether your business is in Greeley and wishing to expand, or you’re considering a move to our community, we are here to provide resources and support to ensure your success in Northern Colorado.

Island Grove Regional Park

Home to sold out concerts, the Greeley Stampede, annual dog shows and everything in between! And with onsite amenities like a disability-inclusive playground, a summertime splashpad, and spacious lawns bordering the Poudre River Trail, Island Grove Regional Park has a reputation as one of the most picturesque and versatile events complexes in the nation.

Greeley Parks

With over 300 acres of neighborhood parks at more than 40 locations, Greeley’s parks offer abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, including playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic areas, paths, and more.

Greeley Recreation

Greeley Recreation has five facilities that offer everything you and your family need to play, exercise, and swim all year long!

Greeley Farmers’ Market

Real food. Real farmers. Real fun! Open year-round, the Greeley Farmers’ Market was voted the best in Colorado!

Downtown Development Authority

It’s the mission of Greeley’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to create, support, and promote meaningful experiences, business growth, and private development in Downtown Greeley.

The Greeley Creative District

The Greeley Creative District is the center of activity in town, including dining, entertainment, history, and enrichment. Plan your next visit to explore public art, local businesses, entertainment venues, and more.

Visit Greeley

If you have plans to visit Greeley from elsewhere, this is your one-stop-shop for where to stay and where to play while you’re here.

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For other can’t-miss activities and things to do in Greeley, visit our calendar.

Annual Festivals & Events in Greeley, Colorado

Winter, spring, summer, or fall⁠—there are always exciting festivals and special events taking place in Greeley. From festivals that honor our agricultural roots to multicultural celebrations that rejoice in our town’s diversity, we’re always finding ways to tell our city’s story with good food and good fun. Below are some of the fun things to do in Greeley that happen every year.

Winter

Greeley Lights the Night Parade

Kick off the holiday season the Saturday following Thanksgiving with a nighttime parade of twinkling lights followed by a tree lighting ceremony in Lincoln Park.

Greeley Festival of Trees

A nine-day winter wonderland featuring decorated trees and special events for all ages. (Don’t miss the Whoville Holiday or the Teddy Bear Bash!)

Colorado Farm Show

One of the largest farm shows and agricultural expositions in the country, hosted right here in Greeley!

Blarney on the Block

Grab your green gear and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day downtown with a parade, entertainment and plenty of family activities.

Spring

UNC Jazz Festival

Headlining superstars and UNC student musicians come together for this festival that’s the largest of its kind in the country.

Baby Animal Days at the Centennial Village

Enjoy picnicking on the grounds of the Centennial Village and meet the museum’s spring babes (calves! lambs! piglets! chicks!) in this charming seasonal event.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Greeley’s Cinco de Mayo Festival to commemorate Mexican culture is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the state.

Fishing Derby

Celebrate free fishing weekend in the state of Colorado (no license necessary!) with a fishing derby for ages 5+ in Sanborn Park. A Greeley community favorite.

Greeley Blues Jam

As they say, the Blues Jam “ain’t nothin’ but a party!” Help keep the blues alive when you enjoy 12 hours of outdoor music on two different stages at the Island Grove Regional Park.

Summer

Downtown Friday Fest

Head downtown any Friday in the summer for our city’s weekly block party! Live music, face painting, to-go drinks, and more.

Juneteenth Celebration

Hosted on the University of Northern Colorado campus, this brand-new annual event celebrates Juneteenth with music, food, and a vendor fair featuring Black-owned businesses in Greeley.

Greeley Stampede

The rodeo. A demolition derby. Carnival rides, corn dogs, and country music. Don’t miss the famous 12-day Western heritage festival that closes with an Independence Day parade and fireworks.

Greeley Arts Picnic

Two full days of arts-in-the-park, highlighting both performing and visual art and artists from across Northern Colorado.

Weld County Fair

Your classic county fair held in a top 10 agricultural production area in the country? A must! Enjoy animal shows, all-ages entertainment, community barbecues and more.

UNC Concerts Under the Stars

Free outdoor concerts every Tuesday in July, located at the Garden Theatre on the University of Northern Colorado campus.

High Plains Chautauqua

A celebration of history and our nation’s heritage featuring live performances and reenactments.

NoCo Brew Fest

Get your Colorado microbrewery on, with a side of lawn games, live music, and vendor food.

Monster Day

Halloween comes early with Greeley’s Monster Day costume contests, music, and face painting all supporting the Don’t Be a Monster anti-bullying initiative.

Greeley Kennel Club Dog Show

5 days of shows, including 3 all-breed shows and over 24 breed specialties.

Fall

Potato Day at the Centennial Village

Yes, Potato Day! Head to the Centennial Village for entertainment and a potato bar to pay homage to the town’s agricultural roots (and preferred root vegetable).

Greeley Multicultural Festival

Featuring music, dancing, and all kinds of yummy food, celebrate the cultural traditions and identities that make up our incredibly diverse city.

Oktobrewfest

A little bit of Munich flavor in downtown Greeley. Enjoy German beer, German dancing, and German foods presented by our local brewers.

Agricultural Feast

Enjoy a locally-sourced gourmet dinner from the best chefs in town.