Upstate Colorado is home to many diverse, culturally rich events and venues.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the oldest and largest nonprofit sanctuary in the U.S. This nonprofit is dedicated exclusively to rescuing exotic and endangered carnivores who had been held in captivity under poor conditions. The sanctuary provides the rescued animals with safety, appropriate food, and a better life while they also inform visitors on the tragic background stories of the rescued animals.Visit Website
Arts at UNC
The College of Performing and Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado offers a variety of cultural venues for theater, concerts, and art shows. The venues include the Little theatre of the Rockies, the Mari Michener Gallery, and the Oak Room Gallery.Visit Website
Centennial Village Museum
The Centennial Village Museum is located at the Island Grove in Greeley. The museum offers tours through the Old West and interprets the agriculture, architectural, and cultural heritage of Greeley. The museum village is portraying life in a small 19th-century town located on a prairie. It offers an old railroad depot, blacksmith shop, Cheyenne Indian tipi replicas, covered wagons, and much more.Visit Website
Colorado Farm Show
This annual three-day event features almost 350 agriculture related exhibits which draws in more than 30,000 visitors from the region. The exhibits are geared towards those who are interested in learning more about ag products, services, and machinery. This events also awards scholarships to high school and freshman college students.Visit Website
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
This museum is the the leading tourist attraction year-round for Weld County. The main attraction is the 5,500 square foot operating miniature railroad dubbed “the finest model railroad”. In addition to the miniature railroads, this one-of-a-kind facility features over 600 railroad-related artifacts ranging from a Virginia and Truckee Railroad switch key to a full-sized wooden caboose available for examining both inside and out.Visit Website
The Greeley Stampede is one of Colorado’s largest annual events that features rodeos for both children and professionals, country and classic rock concerts, the demolition derby, kid’s korral, a carnival with rides and booths, the Western art show, and a televised 4th of July parade. This event starts June 23rd and goes till July 4th.
Fort Lupton Museum
This museum is located in the heart of Fort Lupton. The museum displays exhibits of arrowheads, natural artifacts, and commercial and industrial mementos, as well as family history, cemetery records, business documents, and old photos.Visit Website
Union Colony Civic Center
The Union Colony Civic Center provides Northern Colorado and the surrounding areas with a variety of the best local, regional, and national entertainment. The shows include Broadway musicals, comedy, concerts, dance, plays, and more.Visit Website