There was a time when Greeley residents had to leave the city to find something fun to do. Thankfully, those times are long gone. Now all you have to do is check the local paper, go to event listings at GreeleyCalendar.com, GreeleyDowntown.com, or GreeleyUnexpected.com, or check Facebook to find local events and happenings.
Our signature events are still going strong—like the Greeley Stampede, Arts Picnic, Blues Jam, Greeley Philharmonic concerts, Union Colony Civic Center performances, Oktobrewfest, Friday Fests, Potato Day, Farmers’ Market, Festival of Trees, Homesteaders’ Holiday, the UNC Jazz Fest, and Concerts Under the Stars. And in addition we now have live music almost every night downtown, the High Plains Chautauqua, G.Town Tours, the AgriCulture Fest and Feast, My Favorite Bands, the Museums’ Civil War Weekend, UNC Division I athletics, and much more. There are just way too many to list here.
And what is really impressive is the number of new events being added every year. This year saw the addition of bigger and better Cinco de Mayo festivities, and brand new events like Monster Day in August. Right around the corner during Hispanic Heritage month is the first-ever Dia de Los Muertos celebration, followed in October by the new Greeley MultiCultural Festival.
What I like about so many of these events is that admission is free. Community groups come together in many cases with City staff to plan these events that draw local and regional audiences.
We definitely have something for everyone. So whenever you can, invite your family and friends to Greeley’s many events. If they attend with you, I know they’ll have a great time.
Roy H. Otto