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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.


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How Well Do You Know Greeley?

  • We're getting bigger and better all the time.

    Greeley's population is now estimated to be over 100,000, a huge increase from the 1990 population of 60,536. Greeley has grown, but not just in population.  We’re bigger, more interesting, and more diverse than ever before. 

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

    Where do we start? There’s the list of signature events like the UNC/Greeley Jazz Fest,  Greeley Stampede, Arts Picnic, Blues Jam, Weld County Fair and Oktobrewfest. But then you can’t forget the High Plains Chautauqua, Neighborhood Nights, Agriculture Feast and Fest, the Great Greeley Chalk-a-Lot, and the University of Northern Colorado and the Union Colony Civic Center seasons of performances. Top that off with the Greeley Chorale, Friday Fests, First Fridays, UNC Homecoming week, the Ice Haus , the Poudre River Trail, a full schedule of events at the Moxi Theater and other music venues, and the calendar starts getting very full, very fast. In fact, the list is so long; we can only mention a few in this list.

    Great things are always going on in Greeley.

What's Happening

Upcoming Events

Historic Preservation Brown Bag - Transformations

May 28th12:00pm

Greeley History Museum

Come out for another one of the Greeley Historic Preservation Office's history brown bags! This series provides residents the chance to hear interesting historical topics, primarily focused on Greeley and Weld County, and promotes local cultural heritage. These events are free and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

This brown bag is about the transformation of the Greeley Tribune newspaper building into the Greeley History Museum at 714 8th Street.

>> Greeley Historic Preservation


See the full list of Historic Preservation events here.


**Note: Please check with the actual event website, ticket seller, or organizer for any changes in times, dates, venues, cancelations or other specifics.

Friday Fest with Buckner Funkenjazz - May 29, 2015

May 29th05:00pm to 09:00pm

9th Street Plaza, Downtown Greeley

Come party on the 9th Street Plaza for Friday Fest and Buckner Funkenjazz! Enjoy live music on the 9th Street Plaza with free admission and Go-Cup in effect from 5-9 p.m. 

Buckner Funkenjazz delivers Real Old School Funk with the Authenticity and Intensity that keeps the crowd going for hours - nonstop. BFJ is a true original-recipe Old School Funk Band. BFJ earned its Funk pedigree by mixing funk grooves into the stankiest, funkiest, grooviest stage- pounding party show in Cloroado. 

Check out the full list of Friday Fest concerts on Facebook and share with your friends.

>> Downtown Greeley

**Note: Please check with the actual event website, ticket seller, or organizer for any changes in times, dates, venues, cancelations or other specifics.

Greeley Farmers' Market - May 30, 2015

May 30th07:30am to 12:00pm

Union Pacific Depot

2015 is the 23rd year of the Greeley Farmers’ Market, where vendors offer a wide variety of locally grown and produced food products including in-season fresh produce, meats, cheese, honey, baked goods, roasted chiles, and more, along with items from local artisans and crafters. There is often live entertainment, Colorado State University Master Gardeners on-hand, informational booths, and guest chef appearances will be held during the season about once a month.

This year, the Greeley Farmers' Market is introducing something new called FarmFan that will you to receive text messages on market days about the latest information about what will be available that day. (You will be able to 'check in' and get loyalty rewards for coming often through the season as well.)

Greeley Farmer's Market Schedule:

  • Saturdays: May 16th - October 31st (no market Saturday, July 4th) - 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: July 8th - September 30th - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

>> Greeley Farmer's Market

**Note: Please check with the actual event website, ticket seller, or organizer for any changes in times, dates, venues, cancelations or other specifics.

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