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


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How Well Do You Know Greeley?

  • Greeley's a small town, right?

    Not anymore! The population is currently over 95,000 and growing and the University of Northern Colorado’s student population is about 12,500. People refer to Greeley as a growing mid-size city with bigger city amenities.

  • The cultural scene is weak.

    No, not by any means!

    The Greeley Philharmonic just celebrated its 103rd season making it one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the nation

    The new Creative District highlights the people, galleries and activities that make Greeley’s creative class glad they’re here www.greeleycreativedistrict.org;

    The annual Jazz Festival, Blues Jam, Arts Picnic, Greeley Stampede, Friday Fests and the University of Northern Colorado attract and showcase local, regional and national performers;

    The Union Colony Civic Center’s 1,665-seat main hall, 222-theater and Tointon Gallery are celebrating their 25th year hosting local and internationally known performances. 

    The Greeley Chorale, celebrating its 49th season, performs around the world and is recognized as one of the best choral organizations in the US, and the Greeley Children’s Chorale has been performing for 23 years.

    The Moxi Theater, an all ages venue, is now open downtown complementing the Kress Theatre and Lounge indie art theater. 

    To answer your next question, yep, there’s plenty more.

What's Happening

Upcoming Events

Walking Tour: UNC Historic Campus

April 21st05:30pm to 06:30pm

University of Northern Colorado, Brown Hall

Join us for a tour around the UNC campus! It'll be led by Jed Cummins. We'll begin on the south side of Brown Hall at 19th Street and 9th Avenue.

History Brown Bag: Colorado's North Park—History, Wildlife, and Ranching

April 24th12:00pm to 01:00pm

Greeley History Museum

The speaker at this History Brown Bag is Paul Richard, retired University of Northern Colorado faculty and local author.

Winter Farmers' Market | April 26

April 26th09:00am to 12:00pm

Winter Farmers' Market

Come enjoy the warmth indoors! Shop at the Winter Farmers' Market for unique gifts and food. A variety of vendors will provide meats, baked goods, jams and jellies, spices, produce (as available), and local arts and crafts. Each week is a new shopping experience!

If you'd like to learn more, visit the Greeley Farmers' Market website»

Latest From The Blog

Downtown Greeley Cake

Downtown Businesses Created in Cake

April 14th, 2014

Downtown Greeley never looked so tasty! The city celebrated the completion of 'Paint What Matters' and this amazing cake was created for the occasion.

The Moxi Theater Rocks Greeley

April 3rd, 2014

The Moxi Theater is one of the best places to experience live music in Greeley. Here is one UNC student's thoughts about the Moxi.