The second annual Monster Day Greeley is almost here! The monstrous festivities will happen from 4 p. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Greeley on August 18, 2018. This year will be bigger, better, and have even more photo ops than last year! Check inside your closet, check under your bed, no check the downtown plazas and Lincoln Park because the Monster Day is back! Monster day Greeley is a fun-filled event dedicated to celebrating all things monster! Come to spend an evening with Greeley the Gremlin and enjoy music, entertainment, face painting, a costume contest, demonstrations, and food. Plus, dozens of monstrous photo-ops with characters created by Distortions Unlimited. Don’t be spooked by the name though, Monster Day is truly an event where everyone can have fun!
Last year was the inaugural year of Monster Day Greeley and over 6,000 people joined the fun, but even more are expected this year for the event that won the 2018 Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for Best Event, Festival, or Recurring Activity.
Just a few of the thing things you’ll be able to enjoy at Monster Day Greeley:
- A chance to see Greeley’s famous monster makers from Distortions Unlimited
- Tons of photo-ops with Distortions’ creatures
- Demonstrations from Makeup & Creative Arts LLC and other professional makeup specialists
- 40+ Costumed Monsters roaming the grounds from Anderson Farms
- Face painting from Merry Makers
- Performance from George Grey as “Dead Elvis
- A costume contest (6 p.m., limited to first 40 entries)
- Clay monster making with the Clay Center of Northern Colorado
- A Flash Mob Monster Dance by Top Notch Dance Studio Dancers
- Food trucks
- Speed mask painting by Ed Edmunds
- “Monster Shakes” at Aunt Helen’s
- “Monster Funnel Cakes” from Average Joe’s Grill
- Appearances by the Mountain Muppets of Colorado
- A free showing of Gremlins 2 at the Kress at 6 p.m.
- Monster Crafts at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum
- Fire spinners
- Pimped out Hearses
- Starfleet International (The USS TYR)
- Raffle’s and activities from the Weld Food Bank and High Plains Library District
- Greeley’s famous “Go-Cup” service on 9th Street with monstrous drink specials
- And much, much more!
Plus this year, Monster Day has expanded into the Southeast corner of Lincoln Park to include a new paid attractions area including a Distortions Monster World, the Scream Generator, Monster Fishing, a Monster Train, and the Man-Eating Chicken!
And remember that this day is not just about having monstrous fun, proceeds go to the wonderful anti-bullying nonprofit organization “Don’t Be A Monster ”, which has reached over 320,000 students with their anti-bullying messages.
Grab your camera, grab your friends, and get to Monster Day Greeley in Downtown Greeley on August 18, 2018. There is no other day like Monster Day!
Monster Day Greeley would not happen without our generous sponsors!
The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to walking tours this summer. The walking tours provide residents with a chance to hear about and see interesting sites. These areas have historical, cultural and architectural significance to Greeley.
No reservations are required, but participants should wear walking shoes and bring a water bottle.
A walking tour of Linn Grove Cemetery with a theme of Historic Trees is on Monday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. Shiloh Hatcher (Forestry Manager) and David Naill (Cemetery Manager) lead the tour.
This free public tour begins at Linn Grove Cemetery in east Greeley, 1700 Cedar Avenue.
Come check out the Greeley Active Adult Center! Demonstrations will include Lapidary, Ceramics, Woodworking, Keenage Singers, Sunshine Band, Square Dance or visit vendor booths, Travel–day trips and international excursions. Enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and tours! See what’s included in our annual memberships. It’s a great place to meet new friends!
On Thursday, Aug. 23, at noon, the Historic Preservation program will have a presentation titled “Colorado’s Midcentury Schools” presented by Angela Smelker as part of its History Brown Bag Series.
History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/HP or call 970-350-9222.
Enjoy Thursday evening concerts at the Family FunPlex from 7-8pm at the outdoor amphitheater. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening with your family and friends listening to some great music.
June 21 – Just for Kicks
June 28 – 101st Army National Guard Band
July 5 – Kream of the Krop
July 12 – Don Elwood Big Band
July 19 – John Mills Orchestra
July 26 – New Horizons Swing Band
Aug 2 – Kream of the Krop (Kiwanis Picnic)
Aug 9 – Just for Kicks
Aug 16 – Kream of the Krop
Aug 23 – John Mills Orchestra
Come early and play some miniature golf on concert nights!
FunPlex Mini Golf Admission Adults $6.50, Youth (6-15)/Seniors $5.50, Children 5 and under $2.50