Events in Greeley and Weld County, Colorado



Perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Greeley offers a small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment, and outdoor adventures Downtown Greeley is approximately 15 miles east of Interstate 25 and just one hour from Denver. Greeley is a State-certified Creative District that offers great opportunities to interact with Colorado history and to celebrate the arts. Mark your calendars for festive annual events and celebrations including the Blues Jam, Arts Picnic, Jazz Festival, Monster Day, OktoBrewFest, High Plains Chautauqueta, Stampede, County Fair, Colorado Farm Show, Potato Day and Greeley Lights the Night Parade.

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Friday Fest – Enjoy free concerts every Friday night June through September on Greeley’s 9th Street Plaza.  You’ll hear a little bit of everything throughout the summer from some superb Colorado bands. Friday Fest takes place in Greeley’s Go-Cup District, creating community fun every week.

November-April: Greeley Farmers Market – Come to Winter Market at Zoe’s Café and Events located at 715 10th Street. Shop in a fun atmosphere and support local farmers and vendors. Enjoy hardy root crops, winter squash, greenhouse-grown produce, locally raised meat, fresh bread, coffee, honey, savory spices, and more! In addition, special performances, activities and events occur during the season.


Sept. 9-12: Fort Lupton Trapper Days Rendezvous – Families and “pilgrims” are welcome to visit South Platte Valley Historic Park and get a feel for the historic rendezvous encampments of the mountain men.  The rendezvous camp and the fort and the historic park are open during the day.  The rendezvous coincides with the Trapper Day festivities in the city of Fort Lupton. In the rendezvous area of the historic park there is a Traders Row that provides trade goods from the 1830’s.  At dusk, pre-1840 dress is required to be in the rendezvous encampment.

Sept. 11: Potato Day
–  Centennial Village in Greeley hosts Potato Day with multiple demonstrations, hands-on activities, entertainment, and food. You can learn about how people used to do things a long time ago such as rope making, butter churning, tortilla making, adobe making, and even washing socks using a tub, washboard, and wringer. Food and drinks are sold by organizations, and of course, there are potatoes! Stuffed baked potatoes with your choice of toppings are one of the food items enjoyed by visitors to Potato Day.

Sept. 11: 5th Annual Friends of Raymer Car Show
– People’s choice voting for all categories. This year’s categories: classic cars, late model cars, tractors, trucks, motorcycles, and custom cars. Proceeds go to the restoration of the buildings along historic Centre Avenue in New Raymer, Colorado! Enjoy the small-town atmosphere of New Raymer, CO with music, food, and fun! The whole family will enjoy BBQ and live music.

Sept. 18: Frederick Miners Day – A Celebration to honor and remember Frederick’s mining heritage, this annual event features family-oriented fun and entertainment throughout the day including a parade, burro race, exhibitor booths food/refreshment vendors, activities, contests and live entertainment. Per tradition, Miners Day will conclude with a spectacular evening concert and fireworks display.

Sept. 24 & 25: Greeley OktoBREWfest – Held at historic Lincoln Park in Downtown Greeley, with kick-off on Friday evening with some great beer, brats, games, and a free concert. It’s a full day of fun on Saturday with music, a wide variety of regular and specialty brews, food over a dozen vendors, a crafts area, and a huge children’s area with face painting, obstacle course, arcade games, inflatable slide, WOW Bubbles and more! You can also compete in pie eating contests, stein lifting contests, life-size beer pong and more. Shop the craft area, peruse the delicious food selections and enjoy the music.

Oct. 23: 4th Annual Frederick Tiny Terror Town – Discover the tiniest frights you’ll find on the Front Range! This family-friendly Halloween event will be a safe place for kids and families to trick-or-treat at tiny abodes in Crist Park. Participate in the Big Beast Bazaar pet costume contest for great prizes!

Dec. 4: Frederick Festival of Lights: Kick of the holiday season by helping count down to the tree lighting in Crist Park in Frederick, along with horse-drawn carriage rides, a live ice sculpture demonstration resulting in an interactive ice sculpture, selfies with Santa, festive holiday performances by local school choirs and carolers.



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