Things to do in Greeley, Colorado on the Fourth of July, 2024

Are you planning to spend the Fourth of July in Greeley, Colorado? You’re in for a treat! Greeley offers a range of activities and events to celebrate Independence Day. Check out this guide for some exciting options to consider.

Start Your Day With the Parade

Grab a lawn chair and camp out early for the lively Independence Day Parade, courtesy of the Stampede.

Stepping off at 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, July 4, the Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade features over 120 floats, marching bands, longhorns and equestrians from around Colorado and surrounding states. The parade route starts on the University of Northern Colorado campus at 10th Avenue and 19th Street and runs along 10th Avenue to 5th Street just past Lincoln Park. The Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade is one of the largest 4th of July parades in the nation.

Spend Your Day At the Greeley Stampede

Speaking of the Greeley Stampede, the Fourth of July is the perfect day to spend at the event. Watch Bull Fighting at 1 p.m., check out old and new Mustangs at the car show at 3 p.m., laugh and learn with Wildman Phil at the Kids Korral, catch a free (with Stampede admission) concert at the Civitas Park Stage (including a night cap of a Colorado favorite and Greeley local band, The Burroughs) or jam out with Cheap Trick and Romero at the main stage.

Travel in Time With the Historical Centennial Village Museum

You’re celebrating our nation’s history, so why not immerse yourself in our local Weld County history, too? Centennial Village Museum is a living history experience that features over 35 historical buildings, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, and 8-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Visitors step back in time and learn about the settling of the western high plains, a time when grand houses, growing businesses, extensive prairies and agriculture were all a part of daily life.

Centennial Village is open from noon-6 p.m. on Independence Day. Pro tip: If you already have tickets to the Stampede for that day, admission into the museum is included.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Greeley

With 35 miles of trails and over 2,000 acres of natural areas, Greeley, Colorado, is known for its beautiful outdoor spaces. Take advantage of the summer weather and explore the city’s recreational areas. You can go paddleboarding on the Poudre Ponds, bike across the entire city, or simply relax in nature with a picnic in the park.

As long as the weather cooperates, both of Greeley’s outdoor pools, Centennial Pool (2315 Reservoir Road) and Discovery Bay Waterpark (715 E 24th Street) are open for their normal operating hours, as are Greeley’s two municipal golf courses, Highland Hills (2200 Clubhouse Drive) and Boomerang Links (7309 West 4th Street).

Watch as the Pros Light Up the Sky

Every year, the Greeley Stampede closes out the Independence Day holiday with a truly spectacular fireworks show that can be seen from miles away. The pyrotechnics will be launched over Island Grove Regional Park starting around 9:30-10 p.m. on July 4. In addition, on Greeley’s west side, The Greeley Country Club (4500 West 10th Street) has a display planned.

For more ideas about how to celebrate the Fourth of July in Greeley, check out our event calendar. However you choose to celebrate, have a safe and memorable holiday!

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