Arts Picnic Postponed - See you all in July 2021!
Officials decided to cancel the 2020 Arts Picnic to protect the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, and staff. During this pandemic hosting a large gathering could threaten the health of so many. We understand and share in the disappointment of
missing out this year on one of Greeley’s many great events, but are looking forward to next year's event. Read the press release.
Since its beginning in 1979, the Arts Picnic’s mission has held steadfast…creating a venue for artists and crafters to sell their handmade wares, showcasing local performers’ talents, and offering hands-on arts and musical activities
for kids. Because of the Arts Picnic’s solid foundation built by dedicated citizens well versed in the importance of a healthy arts community, this much-anticipated summertime festival is still going strong. Arts Picnic has grown from 2,000
visitors its first year to welcoming over 20,000 to the same tree-filled park where it began. It is now a nationally known event accepting over 150 artists’ and crafters’ applications from all over the United States selling everything
from pottery and paintings, soap to sculptures and gourmet food to garden art! Shoppers can grab a cool one in the beer garden or enjoy mouth-watering cuisine from around the world in the food court including Greek, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Italian,
plus good old American BBQ. Some of the best Colorado talent is featured on two stages throughout the weekend while stilt walkers, balloon twisters, magicians, and a circus troupe roam through the park. Creation Station is perfect for all the mini-Monets
and pint-size Picassos where they can let their imaginations run free with make ‘n take arts and crafts projects. You won’t want to miss this wonderful feast of fun for everyone!
Postponed-See you all in July 2021!
802 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
2020 Kickoff Concert (Canceled)
Help us kick off the Arts Picnic with a free concert on the 9th Street Plaza! 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!
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 to country swing to salsa 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!
Make sure you have your valid ID on hand for the 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. Check back for registration information.
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. and 11th St. Downtown permit parking ends Friday at 5pm and doesn’t resume until
7am Monday morning!