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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.

People

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

Greeley Farmers' Market

October 25th07:30am to 12:00pm

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. 

>>Greeley Farmers' Market

ReadCon 2014

October 25th11:00am

ReadCon is Northern Colorado’s Premier event for readers and writers. As well as audiobook lovers, podcasters, zombie fans, local authors, poets, films fans, gadget geeks, comic nerds, etc.)  There are all kinds of free events and presentations going on at multiple venues. Check out the High Plains Library District site for a full list and description of all the events.

CLARION HOTEL:

  • UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH HONORED GUEST GEORGE GUIDALL
  • POETRY WORKSHOP
  • MEET AND GREET WITH STEPHANIE OHNMACHT
  • WRITERS' SOCIAL AND NANOWRIMO MEET-UP
  • JC LYNNE: From Memories to Memoir
  • JC LYNNE: DIY vs. Pro: The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
  • MIKE BEFELER: Rejection is Not a 4-Letter Word
  • TODD MITCHELL: Make the Strange Believable
  • TODD MITCHELL: Wild Mind Writing Games to Inspire and Revive Creativity
  • DAN ENGLAND: Find Your Writing Voice

ZOE's CAFE:

  • DISTORTIONS UNLIMITED
  • TECHNOLOGY CARNIVAL
  • INSTANT IMAGE PHOTO BOOTH
  • R2D2
  • FREE BOOK GIVEAWAYS
  • WRITING WALL

Bel Air Room

  • BOOKS AND BREWS
  • PANDEMIC, INFECTION, AND GALACTIC FOOTBALL: AN EVENING WITH SCOTT SIGLER

THE BEAN PLANT STUDIO

  • LOOM WEAVING DEMOS
  • SUMINAGASHI

MOXI THEATER

  • PODCAST PODFEST
  • STAYIN' ALIVE WITH THE WE'RE ALIVE PODCAST
  • LIVE COMIC BOOK THEATER

NERD STORE

  • FREE HOLLOWEEN AND HORROR THEMED COMIC BOOKS
  • MAKE-UP AND COSTUME DEMOS
  • GAMING DEMOS

COLORADO MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM AT THE GREELEY FREIGHT STATION

  • READCON I-SPY GAME

KRESS CINEMA

  • FRANKENSTEIN

CRANFORD COVE TEA TAVERN

  • UNDEAD TEA (Reservations required)
  • ZOMBIE BAR CRAWL

LINCOLN PARK LIBRARY

  • DR. WHO INFORMATION NODES AND TRIVIA
  • DR. WHO JEOPARDY
  • CELEBRATING CONNIE!

WOODY'S NEWSSTAND

  • MEET THE AUTHORS
  • 15% DISCOUNT ON ALL BOOKS

BOOKMOBILE (9TH ST. PLAZA)

HEARTS AND TAILS CARRIAGE RIDES

501ST STAR WARS LEGION
 

You can also click here to read a little bit about what to expect from the Greeley Tribune.

>> High Plains Library District - ReadCon

Howl-O-Ween Trick of Treat at Centennial Village

October 25th to October 26th04:00pm to 08:00pm

Centennial Village

Get your costume on and head to Centennial Village for tricks and treats! You can get candy at the historic structures, play Halloween carnival games, try the hay maze, visit the pumpkin patch and participate in a costume contest. You might even run into the infamous spooks, Judge Roy Has-Been or Madame Lyncheska. It's spooky fun for everyone!

The gates will be open Saturday, October 25 and Sunday October 26 from 4 pm – 8 pm. 

$1 children, $2 adults 18 and older. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

>>Howl-O-Week Trick or Treat

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Greeley West vs. Longmont 9NEWS Game of the Week

October 24th, 2014

The football game between the Greeley West Spartans and Longmont Trojans was chosen to be featured as the 9NEWS Game of the Week.

UNC BRONZE

UNC Recognized as Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly University

October 22nd, 2014

The League of American Bicylists has recognized the University of Northern Colorado as a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Campus.