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Explore Greeley’s Annual Festivals & Signature Events

Whether you’re a local or you just plan to visit Greeley, Colorado, adventure is always in season in our town. From festivals that honor our agricultural roots to multicultural celebrations that rejoice in our community’s diversity, we always find 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, spring, summer, or fall. Start planning your trip today and find out why we say this Greeley is full of stories even better lived than told.

Winter

An antique firetruck covered completely in small, colorful Christmas lights

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.

A father holds his little girl in his arms as they stand in the light of a row of brightly lit Christmas trees

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 Spirits of the Season whiskey tasting!)

A brightly lit indoor arena full of rows and rows of large-scale farm equipment

Colorado Farm Show

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

A red-haired man in sunglasses and a bright green t-shirts stands in a packed crowd in downtown Greeley, Colorado

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

An up-close look at a row of UNC trumpet players onstage at the UNC Jazz Festival

UNC Jazz Festival

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

A small toddler in denim shorts and a green t-shirt stands nose to nose with a white goat at Baby Animal Days at the Centennial Village Museum in Greeley, Colorado

Baby Animal Days at 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.

A young Mexican woman dances in a bright yellow dress with large billowing skirts that move with the music

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 at Bittersweet Park, Greeley, Colorado

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.

A white woman with colorful sleeve tattoos and a fedora listens to music with her eyes closed and her fist raised at the Greeley Blues Jam 2021

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

A large crowd stands outside in the dark in downtown Greeley, Colorado, as a large band plays on a stage lit in purple and green lights

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.

A young black woman with curly fuchsia colored hair chats with UNC student customers across a vendor table covered in jewelry

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.

A cowboy hangs on tightly to a bucking brown bronco at the Greeley Stampede in Greeley, Colorado.

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.

Two women walk side by side through a crowd of tents featuring multiple styles of art, from paintings to photos to sculptures

Greeley Arts Picnic

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

A smiling pink pig trots through sawdust with its handler at the Weld County Fair

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.

Peering out from an outdoor stage, past a bluegrass band, to a large crowd of concertgoers bathed in blue light

UNC Concerts Under the Stars

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

A man dressed in a historic costume stands on stage with arms spread wide in a High Plains Chautauqua performance

High Plains Chautauqua

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

An artist stands over a large monster model, applying painted make up to its face at Monster Day in Greeley, Colorado

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.

Handlers stand with their dogs under shady tents on an outdoor lawn

Greeley Kennel Club Dog Show

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

Fall

A man in a straw hat and homesteader costume lifts an extra large baking sheet covered in several dozen foil-wrapped baked potatoes

Potato Day at 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).

Three brightly colored hot air balloons sit poised for take off on a bright green lawn at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado

Great Aardvark Embark Balloon Launch

In September, head to Aims Community College bright and early for a magical sunrise event. Professional pilots from Colorado Balloon Club set up, inflate and launch hot air balloons for bundled up fall crowds.

Dancers teach the crowd at the Greeley Multicultural Festival

Greeley Multicultural Festival

Experience cultures with all your senses—music and dance, food, craftmaking, and more—as we celebrate the diverse cultures embedded in the fabric of Greeley’s community.

Vender holds a large soft pretzel and a foam-filled beer stein at OktoBREWfest

OktoBREWfest

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

An outdoor photo of the entrance to the Historic Centennial Village Museum in Greeley, Colorado. The museum is decorated for fall with cornstalks, cobwebs, and a lit jack-o-lanturn,

Howl-o-Ween at Centennial Village

Wear your best costume and head to Centennial Village Museum for trick-or-treating through the historical buildings. Plus, carnival games, a not-so-scary haunted house, costume contests, and wagon rides.

A young girl in a costume collects candy from a group of older women dressed as witches in black and purple at the Trick or Treat Street event in Greeley, Colorado

Trick-or-Treat Street

The Friday before Halloween, downtown Greeley businesses located in and around 9th Street Plaza open their doors for safe, all-ages trick-or-treating.

Curious about what’s happening around town right now?
For other can’t-miss activities and things to do in Greeley, visit our calendar.