What is Greeley Unexpected?
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.
Monfort Concert Hall - Union Colony Civic Center
In the style of the band’s 17th Director, John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Colonel Michael J. Colburn has chosen a diverse mix of programs – from traditional band repertoire and marches to instrumental solos. This show is FREE, but there is a limit of 4 tickets per person. Tickets wil be available beginning August 4, 2014.
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.
9th Street Plaza
Come down for the My Favorite Bands Festival kick-off at Friday Fest. Two different bands covering two of their favorite bands will give you a taste of what's in store for you the next day in Lincoln Park. (Saturday you'll hear Colorado bands covering the likes of The Violent Femmes, ZZ Top, Neil Young, Devo, James Taylor, U2 and the “Grosse Pointe Blank” Soundtrack. See the full line up on the My Favorite Bands website.)
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.
The music schedule for Sept. 19th:
- Tom Waits perfromed by Lost Dog Ensemble 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Amy Winehouse performed by Winehouse 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.