Colorado's biggest summer events are counting down to festival season. And for Northern Colorado, there's nothing like the long-running Greeley Stampede.

There's so much to look forward to with this Western celebration, but among the top events every year is the parade. Here's what you need to know for the 2024 Greeley Stampede parade.

When is the Greeley Stampede parade?

The Greeley Stampede parade is a Fourth of July tradition in Northern Colorado. The giant parade attracts 40,000 people to kick off Independence Day, with the infamous longhorns leading the way.

“Preserving Our Western Heritage” is the 2024 parade theme.

Where is the Greeley Stampede parade route?

greeley stampede parade 2024 route
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The Stampede parade starts at 9 a.m. and runs along 10th Avenue from the University of Northern Colorado at Cranford Place to Lincoln Park, ending at Seventh Street.

Who are the 2024 Greeley Stampede parade marshals?

Greeley Stampede Parade marshals Lynn and Deb Casseday
Greeley Stampede

Lynn and Deb Casseday are the 2024 grand marshals.

The Greeley Stampede selects stellar event volunteers who serve the event and the greater Greeley community.

Lynn, a Greeley native, and Deb have a long history within the Greeley community.

They started with the Greeley Stampede as Gold Spur donors through Lynn’s construction business, the stampede reported via press release.

Later, Deb, who had ridden in the Trail Dusters youth drill team, became a Stampede Rider in 1997. As part of the riders, Deb performed in various parades across Northern Colorado.

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Lynn joined the Wranglers Inc. volunteer organization around 1997 and worked as a trail boss for the Gold Spur hospitality area. “Then, after two years, I went on the committee and was in charge of the Gold Spur program for three years.  Then was elected to general chair for two years.  I remained a Wrangler afterward and am now a lifetime Wrangler, having served 20-plus years,” Lynn said via press release.

Lynn and Deb have been active with the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball, serving on the committee in various roles.

How can I be in the Greeley Stampede parade?

Apply by June 1. Find all the info about parade entry rules and applications here. Entry categories include float, marching band, equestrian – group riders, equestrian – horse drawn, walking group and vehicle group.

The best overall float will win $500, and a marching band will receive a $1,000 donation for the Ebba Mae Granat Memorial Award.

Other prizes include:

  • Best Marching Band: For music that enhances the theme.
  • The Patriot Award: For the best theme representing Independence Day.
  • UNC Community Fan Pick: The top 15 floats will be selected and voted on by the community following the parade.

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