International Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro @ Michener Library: Lindou Auditorium (lower level)
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
International Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro @ Michener Library: Lindou Auditorium (lower level) | Greeley | Colorado | United States

The International Film Series (IFS) at the University of Northern Colorado partners with campus groups and community organizations to bring you the very best international and domestic films!

Admission is free!

IFS is honored to team with the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center for this event!  In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.  Please join us after the screenings for student panel discussion moderated by Talia Carroll and  Langston Mayo.

11th Annual Block Party @ Downtown Greeley
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:00 am

This year, the annual Block Party is Friday, September 22nd, 2017 on 9th St. Plaza in Downtown Greeley: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Admission to the public is FREE and most venues and stages are all ages until 10 p.m.

Downtown Greeley is an official “Go-Cup” licensed zone with the state and as such, people attending the Block Party are free to take their drinks out onto the plaza and in and out of all the participating bars and venues. One FREE wristband will allow access to all the stages.  Follow the event Facebook page for more information and updates on this event. 

Learn more about Greeley’s exciting downtown music scene. 

The Block Party is a real grassroots effort made possible by the local businesses that host the stages and additional local sponsors.

Friday Fest @ 9th Street Plaza
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday Fest is a fun and free event in Downtown Greeley.

Friday Fest is an outdoor concert series on Greeley’s 9th Street Plaza.  Don’t miss the fun from June 2 to September 22.

Music typically plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Greeley’s famously unique Go-Cup service runs 5 to 10 p.m. Greeley’s Go-Cup allows adults to purchase and enjoy an adult beverage at any of the establishments in the Go-Cup district and enjoy that beverage on the plaza for concerts and other activities.

There are also street performers, fire spinners, face painting, balloon artistry, sidewalk chalk and more for the kids!

Here is the Season Line-Up:

June 2 –  Retro – Greeley Unexpected Kickoff – 80’s Tribute
June 9 – Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal – Greeley Blues Jam Kickoff
June 16 – Southern Fryed – Greeley Stampede Kickoff – Country
June 23 – Milliken Underground – Classic Rock
June 30 – The Drunken Hearts – Electrifying Americana
July 7 – Brian Hornbuckle Band – Classic Album Rock
July 14 – The Elders – Celtic Folk/Rock
July 21-  Hazel Miller – Blues/Jazz/Pop/Gospel
July 28 –  Funkiphino – Greeley Arts Picnic Kickoff
August 4 – Blues DoGS – Blues/Rock/Dance
August 11 – Archie Funker – Dance/Funk Horn Band
August 18 – My Blue Sky – Allman Bros. Tribute
August 25 – Gipsy Moon – Jazzy Gypsy Rhythms
September 1 – Ben Pu and Crew – Rockin’ Blues
September 8 – Kizumba – Salsa
September 15 – My Favorite Bands – 3 Bands covering their favorite bands
September 22 – Block Party – 2 stages – Multiple Bands

The Friday Fest/Go-Cup concert series organized by Greeley’s Downtown Development Authority.

Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra: A Night at the Movies @ Union Colony Civic Center
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrate the movies! Join the GPO in an evening of classical pieces famously featured in films along with popular original movie scores. Our movie date opens with the lush and powerful strains of Mahler’s Adagietto, powerfully resonating with tension and suspense, and then finishes in dramatic fashion with the familiar stirring scores of John Williams.

Soloist Ramona Tullomani is a soprano with the Albanian National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. She has performed in the most famous opera houses of Italy, Bulgaria and the US. Tullomani joins the GPO for a sparkling rendition of Strauss’ Four Last Songs – a rainbow of orchestral color, radiant lyricism and a beautiful valentine to the soprano voice.

Tickets on sale July 10, 2017.

Greeley Farmers’ Market @ Union Pacific Depot
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

2017 marks the 25th year for the Greeley Farmers’ Market. The Market is a great venue for both vendors and customers. Our vendors offer a wide variety of locally grown and produced food products including in-season fresh produce, meats, cheese, honey, breads and other baked goods, roasted chiles, and more along with great items from local artisans and crafters. We also allow on a limited basis, non-local produce.

The Market is a great place for families and to meet friends. There is often live entertainment by local musicians. Colorado State University Master Gardeners provide gardening information and problem-solving. Other community groups host informational booths. Guest chef appearances will be held during the season about once a month. Come learn a new way to prepare market produce and meats. We also provide many recipes for your convenience.

This year, we’ll have live music and children’s activities every week at the Market.

UNC Community Fest @ UNC campus west of Michener Library and adjacent to Nottingham Field
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore the world of possibilities, education and family fun! Learning has never been so fun! Come and get engaged with interactive demonstrations and hands-on learning activities by University of Northern Colorado departments and student clubs as well as businesses and organizations from throughout the community. Then indulge in delicious food prepared by UNC’s award-winning dining services.

  • Free admission (food is not included)
  • Free parking. All university parking lots are open to the public (no passes or permits are required). There is plenty of parking on the west side of campus near Michener Library/Nottingham Field south of the intersection of 14th Avenue and 20th Street.
  • Visit the activities area with inflatable games, face painting, magic and more.
  • Fun hands-on learning with UNC academic departments, student clubs, and local businesses and organizations. Greeley Unexpected will have a booth at the event.

Community Fest is an outdoor venue and will be held outdoors at our planned location regardless of the weather forecast on Saturday. After the event join us for the UNC Football Game at Nottingham Stadium, kickoff against Idaho State.

A Walk in Their Shoes: A Simulated Refugee Experience @ Centennial Village Museum
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“A Walk in Their Shoes” is a refugee simulation event created by the UNHCR to bring real experiences and people going through tragic circumstances in life.

As a participant you will be given an identity other than your own, one that is without whatever privileges you may or may not have as a citizen of this country. In taking on another name an identity, you will go through a series of events that force your character to leave his or her home. Once gone, you and your team will have to make choices to ensure your character’s safety as various obstacles are put in your way.


Registration is $25 for adults and $15 dollars for students under 18 years of age. The event is recommended for middle school ages and up, contact Joni Lopez at if you have any questions.
Ticket includes multicultural food, event costs and a t-shirt.

Successful Outreach to Mexican Americans/Latin@s @ Greeley City Hall Training Room, Lower Level
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Learn more about Mexican and Latin Culture!

The City of Greeley Communications & Engagement Office is offering free training opportunities. These classes promote diversity and inclusion in our Greeley community. The classes are free.  Please RSVP before the day of the class.

Latino, Mexican American, Hispanic, Chicano…there are so many terms! It is confusing even for people of Spanish-speaking ancestry. In this presentation, you will learn about Mexican-American ancestry, history, ethnic terminology, and values. Specifically, are Mexican Americans a migrant people or an immigrant people? How did they get here? What are their cultural values and how are they similar and different from “mainstream” culture? It will include suggestions and recommendations to effectively communicate and reach this population.

Presenter: Genevieve Canales, Ph.D. Social Psychology

Greeley Remarkable Business Forum @ DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley Conference Center
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Greeley Remarkable is coming September 27!

Greeley Remarkable supports the development of a local career-ready workforce while getting a sneak-peek at Greeley’s newest downtown landmark. Proceeds support students in local internship and apprentice programs.

Your business or organization needs to be a part of this event and remarkable movement by sponsoring a table. Packages include tickets to the banquet and business forum and recognition on event media. A portion of the table sponsorship cost is tax-deductible. There are opportunities to purchase individual tickets to the business forum and banquet.

Space is limited; early registration is recommended. Individual tickets to the business forum are sold out! Tickets are still available as part of a banquet package. 

Be inspired by an impressive array of speakers and sessions including David Salyers, Billy Boughey, Tim Elmore, Timothy Alexander, Elizabeth Gardner, and Roy Otto. Space to this event is limited, early registration is encouraged.

The Past is Present (and Future!): How Local Heritage Fosters Integration @ Greeley City Hall Training Room, Lower Level
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Learn more about Local Heritage and Integration!

The City of Greeley Communications & Engagement Office is offering free training opportunities. These classes promote diversity and inclusion in our Greeley community. The classes are free.  Please RSVP before the day of the class.

UNC Anthropologist Mike Kimball shares what he learned from a three-year research collaboration with the Centennial Village Museum, Greeley high schools, the Global Refugee Center, and families from Greeley’s immigrant and refugee communities. It turns out that Greeley’s turn of the 20th-century immigrant past can help 21st-century newcomers build a sense of place and social capital in their new home.

Presenter: Mike Kimball, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology

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