The COVID-19 epidemic forced the cancellation of the annual festival in 2020.
GREELEY, Colo. – It is officially official. Greeley Stampede Coming back in 2021.
The 11-day celebration will open on Thursday 24 June, and will run through Independence Day at Island Grove Regional Park in Greece.
“We are thrilled to finally be able to say that we are officially in a stampede in 2021, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Justin Wattada, general manager of Greeley Stampede.
The organizers said that the program would be amended to meet the current COVID-19 guidelines for stampede events, so that the annual celebration could be conducted safely.
“We appreciate everyone’s support and patience as we navigate through it,” said Watada.
> Video above: The kickoff parade of the 2019 Greeley Stampede, the Stampede was held last year.
“Greeley Stampede is working hard, making plans and collaborating with the city and state,” said Greeley Mayor John Gates. “We believe the stampede is causing an event that will be safe and enjoyable for our community.”
Last year’s stampede was canceled due to the epidemic. This year’s event will be the 99th Greeley Stampede. Organizers said the festival attracts an average of 250,000 people.
The festival, which celebrates all things jolly, includes rodeos, concerts, carnival rides and games, and fireworks displays on Independence Day.
This year’s major performances include Dwight Yoakum, Brett Young, John Pardy, 3 Door Down and Hardy. TobyMac will headline the stampede’s Faith and Family night concert.
Organizers said they would soon release more information about tickets, concerts and rodeos.
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