Ron and Linde Thompson
Imaginatively Unexpected
Arts Picnic
July 26 & 27 at Lincoln Park
Greeley Arts Picnic
Foxy Loves Doggie Day
At Discovery Bay Waterpark
Doggie Day

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

History Brown Bag: Young Chautauquans

July 24th12:00pm to 01:00pm

Greeley History Museum Community Room

If you like history and live theater, come and support the Young Chautauquans! They'll be performing at this History Brown Bag—you don't want to miss this! Remember, these events are free and open to the public.

PThe FREE 2014 History Brown Bag Series presentations are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from January through October. The Brown Bags are from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.

>>History Brown Bag Presentations

Free Concert at the Family FunPlex - Just For Kicks Big Band Jazz

July 24th07:00pm

Family FunPlex Amphitheatre

This FunPlex concert featuring Just for Kicks Big Band Jazz is free and will be held at the Family FunPlex Amphitheatre, located just east of the FunPlex facility (off of 65th Avenue). Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, even a picnic dinner, and enjoy!

You can always do a little swimming at the FunPlex or a round of mini-golf before or after the show.

>>Greeley Family FunPlex

Want to know how your band can play a free show at the amhpitheatre? Click here.

Aquila Summer Concert Series - Black Horse Collective - July 24, 2014

July 24th07:30pm

Syntax Spirits Distillery

The Aquila Summer Concert series continues with a free show at Syntax Spirits Distillery on Thursday July 24, 2014. Musicians from Black House Collective in Kansas City will present new music, including the premiere of a work by composer James Henry. 

The Aquila Summer Concert Series is an independent group seeking to further contemporary music and make it more relatable to audiences and help people realize that contemporary music isn't scary or pretentious...It's fun!

>>Aquila Summer Concert Series


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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.