It’s hot outside! To help make the most of summer (and to beat the heat), we’re sharing some ideas for low-cost and free activities for this summer.

Summer Food Service Program

Date(s): Runs until July 30

Cost: 18 and under: FREE

         18+: $4 each

About: Free and low-cost hot entrees for breakfast and lunch, including fresh fruits and veggies, for students and families in Greeley.

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Greeley Stampede

Starting June 24 and running until July 4, The Greeley Stampede will begin with a bang. Bull Rides, Carnival Games, and outdoor concerts are the first thoughts that come to mind, but here are the real secrets of the event! An all-day pass for all rides comes in at $30, but on Monday, June 28, bring in an empty Meadow Gold or Viva milk container for $5 off an unlimited pass. If Monday doesn’t work for you, try Tuesday, June 29, bring in two canned food items, and get $5 off an unlimited pass!

 Feeling a little shaky on the rides? The Stampede has events for you too! With a long list of live performances, including Josh Abbott Band and Seaforth, both of whom have over one million listeners on Spotify, The Stampede wants to see you dance the night away!

But what’s a concert without a meal first? Loads of food trucks are waiting for you, from corndogs to funnel cake to carne asada; the list of mouthwatering options goes on and on. Take a seat and let the flavors melt your worries away! And don’t forget, no meal is complete without a drink! With various soft drinks, Milkshakes, and Slushies, the only thing that’s missing from the Stampede is YOU!


High Plains Library District Summer Reading Adventure

Date(s): May 30 – August 8
About: Register to participate in the summer reading challenge and then participate in and earn badges for attending events and completing activities!

Neighborhood Nights

Date(s): Friday nights from July 20-August 27th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE (low-cost food for those over 18)
About: Watch a movie in the park for Free! This summer’s movies are Rango, Labyrinth, Croods: A New Age, The Sandlot, and Shrek.

Friday Fests

Date(s): May 28 – September 17
About: Every Friday throughout summer, head to Downtown Greeley for a “block party” to unwind from the work week with live music and other entertainment.

Pools and Splash Parks

Greeley has plenty of pool and splash park options to help you stay cool this summer!

    • Greeley Rec Center – $2-6 for entry depending on age
    • The Family FunPlex – full amenity access is $2-6 depending on age
    • Discovery Bay Water Park– entry is $1.50-5 depending on age
    • Sunrise Splash Park – 325 12th Street
    • Island Grove Splash Park – 302 N 14th Avenue
    • NOTE: Centennial Pool is closed until further notice

Other Summer Fun

    • Have a picnic at the highest point in Greeley
    • Find the trails scattered around Greeley
    • Wake up early in the morning and paint the sunrise
    • Chalk Art
    • Host a potluck
    • Thrifting
    • Learn to knit, sew, or crochet
    • Learn how to design Henna tattoos
    • Make Ice Cream
    • Press flowers
    • Tie-Dye
    • Make a time capsule to open after you graduate high school
    • Write letters to your future self
    • Learn how to cook your favorite meal