The Greeley Arts Picnic is an annual celebration featuring amazing arts and crafts booths, a food court full of delicious festival fare, plenty of live entertainment, and terrific kids’ activities. The Arts Picnic will celebrate 41 years of summertime fun in Greeley’s Lincoln Park, 802 10th Ave., July 27 and 28. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Arts Picnic attracts a crowd of nearly 20,000 annually. Admission is free. Get more information at artspicnic.com.
Arts and Crafts
Grab your hat, sunscreen, and shopping bag and head to the Arts Picnic where you’ll find high-quality one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts. More than 150 artisans from all over the nation will sell hand-made wares ranging from pottery, paintings, and photography to glassware, gourmet food, and garden art.
In addition to buskers roving through the park all weekend, the two Arts Picnic stages feature non-stop entertainment by some of the best Colorado bands performing everything from folk to funk, salsa to soul and honky-tonk to indie-rock.
Food Court and Beer Garden
The Arts Picnic food court offers options to please everyone’s palate with more than a dozen booths full of delicious delights including lobster rolls, lemonade, fajitas, and falafel. Those needing to take a break from shopping and eating can make their way to the beer garden and savor a cool refreshing brew while enjoying Center Stage Music.
Creation Station Kids' Hands-On Area
The creation station offers free make’n’take craft projects, summer tattoos, hands-on musical activities, and more.
Friday Night Kick-Off Concert
Help us kick off the Arts Picnic with a free concert by Colorado's favorite dance band FUNKIPHINO on the 9th Street Plaza, across from Lincoln Park, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. In addition to terrific music, there will be free popcorn, buskers galore and lots of family fun. You can also take advantage of downtown's Go Cup entertainment area.
Transportation to the Arts Picnic
Drive, park, or shuttle to the Greeley Arts Picnic. There are at least 2,000 available parking spaces well within walking distance and Greeley offers free downtown parking on evenings and weekends.
Another option is to take a free shuttle provided by Greeley Evans Transit. Get a ride from the bus stop at 1550 22nd Ave. There is plenty of parking nearby at Heath Junior High parking lot. The bus will then drop riders off on 10th Avenue across the street from Lincoln Park where the festival takes place. The shuttle will run from both stops approximately every 10 minutes during the event.
Greeley Bikes, in partnership with Aunt Helen’s Coffee Shop and the Poudre River Trail, offers free bike parking during the Arts Picnic. Enjoy your ride to Lincoln Park and volunteers will watch your favorite wheels while you enjoy the festivities. The bike corral is located in front of the Union Colony Civic Center on the west side of Lincoln Park during festival hours.
The Greeley Arts Picnic is presented by the City of Greeley. Major sponsors include John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Flood and Peterson, Credit Union of Colorado, Greeley Tribune, Renewal by Andersen, Xcel Energy, and The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado.