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Inspiringly Unexpected
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What is Greeley Unexpected?

Greeley Unexpected highlights the people, the events and more that make the city an interesting place to live, work, play and learn.


Jessica Cooney
Al and Pam Bricker
Becca Ries
Glen Cortese
Ron and Linde Thompson
Tom Leyba
Chloe Young

How Well Do You Know Greeley?

  • We’re getting bigger all the time.

    Greeley's population is now estimated at 99,687. But so far there's no traffic jams and rarely a need to wait at the same red light more than once. Getting from one side of town to the other is a piece of cake. There are definitely people in other cities who are jealous. And that's ok.

  • Where to go, what to do, who to see.

    Where do we start? The events just keep multiplying—there’s the list of signature events like the Greeley Stampede, Arts Picnic, Blues Jam, Weld County Fair and Oktobrewfest. But then you can’t forget the High Plains Chautauqua, Neighborhood Nights, University of Northern Colorado and the Union Colony Civic Center season of performances. Top that off with the Greeley Chorale, Greeley Children’s Chorale, Friday Fests, First Fridays and UNC Homecoming week, and a full schedule of events at the Moxi Theater, and the calendar starts getting very full very fast. In fact, the list is so long, we can only mentioning a few in this list.

    You can plan your day, week, month and season around all the great things going on in Greeley.

What's Happening

Upcoming Events

UNC's Concert Under the Stars Series: Quemando!

July 29th08:00pm

UNC's Garden Theatre

The University of Northern Colorado's popular series of free Tuesday night outdoor summer concerts is back. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Garden Theater of UNC's Central Campus and are free. Blankets, picnic food and lawn chairs are welcome. The theater is located south of Carter Hall, with free parking available in the lot accessed from 17th St.

>>UNC Concert Under The Stars

Wednesday Greeley Farmers' Market

July 30th03:00pm to 06:00pm

Union Pacific Depot

2014 marks the 22nd year for the Greeley Farmers’ Market. The Market is a great venue for both vendors and customers. Vendors offer a wide variety of locally grown and produced food products including in-season fresh produce, meats, honey, breads and other baked goods, roasted chilies, and more along with great items from local artisans and crafters. 

The Wednesday markets happen in addition to the regular Saturday markets and run from July 9 through September 24, 2014.

>>Greeley Farmer's Market

Friday Fest - Gumbo Lefunque

August 1st05:00pm to 10:00pm

9th Street Plaza

Can't get to New Orleans? New Orleans comes to you! Gumbo Lefunque will bring some funky-dangerous party music to downtown Greeley.

Friday Fest happens every Friday evening from 5-10pm through September 19th!  Take advantage of the Colorado's first "Go-Cup" Entertainment Area and enjoy great music and fun for the family on the 9th Street Plaza. (Music generally starts around 7 p.m.)

>>Friday Fest

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Sculpture on Loan

Vote For Your Favorite Sculpture on Loan Pieces at Arts Picnic

July 24th, 2014

Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite piece from this year’s Sculpture on Loan program and help decide the “People’s Choice” winner at the Arts Picnic.

Aquila Summer Concert Series

The Aquila Summer Concerts Showcase Contemporary Classical Music in Greeley

July 23rd, 2014

Mike Gersten & Kristen Dye wanted a place for people to perform and enjoy contemporary classical music in Greeley, so they created the Aquila Summer Concert Series.