Community October 1, 2017

Multicultural Festival Shines Light on Greeley’s Diversity

by Jessi Howell

As the time goes by, the fabric of Greeley is changing. With over 65 languages spoken in Weld County’s school district alone, it is clear that our beautiful city is growing, being woven into a colorful, unique tapestry. Realizing this, community members decided it was time to celebrate this diversity on a local level and partnered with the Downtown Development Authority to create the 2017 Greeley Multicultural Festival.  

Planned to be an annual event, this festival will showcase the “melting pot” of cultures found not only here in our city boundaries but from all over the world. In order to facilitate community awareness of these cultures, the DDA will collaborate with one of its biggest sponsors, UNC’s School of Music organized by Director Michael Alexander. A variety of performances are planned for the day, ranging from European piano ensembles to Asian signing, Native American dance to world drumming.   

In addition to more than 20 countries worth of cultural demonstrations to take the stage, the festival will also host a cornucopia of food choices. Educational and non-profit booths will also be on-site to educate young and old alike, helping us all be just a little more globally-minded.

This year’s Greeley Multicultural Festival will be held rain or shine (thanks to tents provided by the OctoBREWfest event) at Lincoln Park on Saturday, October 7th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to the festivities is free, and event is open-to-the-public. This is THE ONLY event in our region that brings together so many unique cultures that you normally would not have the opportunity to experience. Come join us on this journey for all your senses!

For more information regarding the event, please stop by the Downtown Development Authority at 802 9th Street, Ste. #100, or contact Pam Bricker via email at or by phone (970) 356-6775.