Giddy-up! Rodeo, carnival, country music and community gatherings galore are coming ‘round the corner with the annual Greeley Stampede.

The Greeley Stampede rodeo, concerts and parade seem to get all the attention, so here are some of the other Greeley Stampede events we look forward to this year’s 11-day Colorado community festival from June 26 to July 7.

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If you are lucky enough to be near Greeley the morning of Wednesday, June 26, don’t miss the Longhorn Kickoff Drive through downtown. If you miss them, they lead the daily 6 p.m. parade in the park.

Special Events at the 2024 Greeley Stampede

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Hot rod and specialty car shows
This year’s Greeley Stampede features three special car shows.

  • Hot Rods and Horsepower Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. This is the fifth annual show with more than 70 classic cars and custom hot rods. To register your car for the show, visit http://greeleystampede.org/p/family-fun/special-events/hotrods.
  • The Mustang Car Show takes over from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, highlighting the Ford legend from classic to modern.
  • Then the Vettes come out for the Corvette Car Show from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6.
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Boots and Bags Cornhole Tournament
Compete to take home the cornhole crown in the third annual Boots and Bags Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, July 29. Information on registering your team can be found at greeleystampede.org/p/cornholetournament. The tournament starts at 11. Registration begins at 10. The tournament takes place at the North Forty special events tent.

Family Funday Sunday
On Sunday, June 30, starting at 6 p.m., the Greeley Stampede focuses on the family with events that pay tribute to the original Spud Day Rode: pie eating contest, potato sack races, kids craft projects and more. Events take place in the North Forty special events tent.

Whiskey & Cigar Tasting
At 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, select, learn, and sample a flight of five featured whiskeys or scotch while enjoying a premium cigar. Tickets for this event are $50 and include a whiskey flight, cigar, and park admission. To be added to the waitlist, email info@greeleystampede.orgmailto:info@greeleystampede.org. You must be 21 years or older to participate.

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Tea with the Queen
Now, this is a tea party. Children ages 6-8 can have tea and treats with Miss Rodeo Colorado 2024 Georgia Strimenos at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Activities during the event include a crowning ceremony, tea time, photos, and a ride in the daily parade. Tickets for this event are $20. Get them at http://greeleystampede.org/p/family-fun/special-events/tea-with-the-queen. Tea with the Queen will be located at the Buckle Club. Space is limited.

Tacos & Margs
Did someone say tacos? From a bunch of local restaurants and vendors? And margaritas to boot? We’re in. The event is 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Tickets are $35 and include a sampling pass and one-day park admission available online at https://www.greeleystampede.org/p/family-fun/special-events/new-tacos--tequila. The event takes place in the North Forty special events tent. Attendees must be 21 years or older to participate, and space is limited.

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Pop-Up Roller Rink
We’re so excited about this year’s retro roller rink that’s coming one day only —  from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7 — to the D Saloon pavilion. Roller skates are provided and included with park admission (personal skates will not be allowed).

Looking Back: The Most Memorable Concerts At Greeley Stampede

The Greeley Stampede turns 101 years old this year so we thought it would be fun to look back on some of the biggest shows and biggest stars to ever hit the Stampede stage over the years

Gallery Credit: AJ Battalio

12 Best Colorado Festivals for Summer 2024

Where will you find the best summer festivals in Colorado? Literally everywhere.

From small block-sized gatherings to attendance of tens of thousands, Coloradans know how to gather in city parks, fairgrounds and hillsides, whether for a little music or educational outdoor escapades.

Counting down the best of the best is a challenge, but we've come up with 12 you gotta go to at least once.

Gallery Credit: Christine Kapperman