Arts Picnic

Join us on Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30, 2017!

Every year on the last weekend in July, Arts Picnic draws thousands to historic Lincoln Park. Festival attendees shop from over 150 artists’ booths selling everything from pottery and paintings, soap to sculptures and gourmet food to garden art! Folks can take a break in the beer garden or enjoy mouth-watering cuisine from around the world including French, Greek, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Italian, plus good old American BBQ in the food court. Colorado performers entertain on two stages throughout the weekend while clowns, magicians and balloon artists rove through the park. Creation Station’s kids’ hands-on area keeps the little-ones busy with projects that encourage creativity and excite the imagination. The Arts Picnic is truly a feast of fun for everyone!

Kickoff Concert

9th Street Plaza
Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm

Help us kick off the 2017 Arts Picnic with a free concert on the 9th Street Plaza by Colorado's favorite dance band FUNKIPHINO! Grab your picnic basket and blanket and head downtown for a night of terrific music under the stars. Don’t forget to wear your dancin’ shoes! There will be free popcorn, buskers galore and lots of family fun. You can also take advantage of downtown's Go Cup entertainment area! 

Kick-Off concert

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Arts & Crafts

Looking for a beautiful bracelet, perfect piece of pottery, or wonderful watercolor? 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.

Non-Profit Arts Organization Booths

Each year Arts Picnic reserves five booth spaces for non-profit arts organizations to distribute information and/or sell items benefiting their group.


In addition to entertainers roving through the park all weekend, the two Arts Picnic stages will feature 20 of the best Colorado entertainers performing everything from Celtic rock to country swing and rhythm and blues to rock ‘n roll.

Creation Station Kids' Hands-On Area

Our creation station is perfect for your mini-Monets and pint-size Picassos where they can let their imaginations run free creating a make’n’take craft project, getting their faces painted, designing an art badge, and playing a musical instrument.


Food Court and Beer Garden

Our Food Court is sure to please everyone’s palate with over a dozen booths full of delicious delights from around the world including gyros, burritos, crepes and calzones, plus mouthwatering BBQ! 

Take a break from shopping and stop by the Beer Garden hosted by the Greeley Chamber Orchestra to savor a cold one while enjoying the Center Stage music!

Beer Garden

Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit (Tointon Gallery)

The Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit provides Weld County artists the opportunity to display their creations for family, friends and for the community to enjoy. Weld County artists of all ages are welcome to submit an application to exhibit one piece of artwork in the Tointon Gallery, 651 10th Ave., from July 28 through August 26.

Getting to the Arts Picnic. Come by bike, car, bus, or on foot!

Ride your bike

A bike rack is available by the playground and another on the west side of the park by the sculpture.

Park & Ride

Take the free shuttle provided by Greeley Evans Transit!

The bus will stop at the 15th Street/15th Avenue location to board. (Wheelchair access available!) Greeley Central High School north and west parking lots are available for shuttle parking.  You’ll be conveniently dropped off across the street from the park on 10th Avenue!

The shuttle will run from both stops approximately every 10 minutes.

  • Saturday, July 29: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 30: 10:00am-4:00pm

Parking at the Festival

There are at least 1,600 available parking spaces well within walking distance to the Arts Picnic in Lincoln Park including the Weld County parking lots on 10th St. & 11th St. Downtown permit parking ends Friday at 5pm and doesn’t resume until 7am Monday morning!

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2017 Dates and Location

Lincoln Park 
802 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Saturday, July 29 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 30 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Greeley, CO 80631

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