Monster Day Greeley, scheduled for August 21, 2021. The family-friendly celebration of all things monster, featuring Greeley the Gremlin and friends, is put together by the event team of Distortions UnlimitedVisit Greeley, the Greeley Downtown Development AuthoritymyGreeley, and Merry Makers. We’ve been making plans for this monstrous celebration, some of them are still in the works, but you can expect to see lots of professional makeup demonstrations, vendor booths, a booth that will do professional airbrush monster makeup, and calmer face painting by our friends at Merry Makers. The folks from MCA Universal Studios will be here again and our good friends at Anderson Farms will bring over 30 costumed actors to the event. Distortions will once again place dozens of their creations around for photo-ops and the crowd-favorite costume contest will be back too. There will be food and refreshment booths. The Eighth Street Plaza will have kid’s activities, games, and the High Plains Library pop-up (featuring lots of monster lore books). In addition to everything on the 8th and 9th street plazas, people can get in the spirit with related events at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, the Greeley History Museum’s ‘Unmentionables’ Exhibit (Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., has an admission cost), and the Kress Cinema and Lounge.

We are not having the large tent in the park with the animatronic creations this year and are returning to the more organic roots from where the event began. We are also still committed to providing support to “Don’t be a Monster” – A Denver area non-profit that does anti-bullying assemblies at schools.

– Schedule –

(Subject to change, monsters can be tough to keep tabs on) 

  • All-Day Photo-ops, face painting, vendor booths, music, games, and monster fun.

  • 12:30 p.m. Lynn Bassett Dance Factory Performance

  • 2:00 p.m. Alien Painting by Distortions Unlimited

  • 3:00 p.m SCREAM Contest (Sign-up at Anderson Farms Terror in the Corn Booth)

  • 4:00 p.m. Costume Contest (Sign-up begins at 3:00 p.m.)

  • 4:00 p.m. Jurassic Park Movie Showing at The Kress  (Seat reservations begin at 12:00 p.m.)

  • 5:15 p.m. Performance from Troupe Sidysaan

Other appearances at various times throughout the event:

  • Don’t Be a Monster

  • MCA/Universal Studios makeup crew

  • Anderson Farms Costumed Actors

  • Hearses and Monster Trucks on Display

  • High Plains Library District Monster Lore Pop Up on the 8th Avenue Plaza

  • Facepainting by Merry Makers LLC…and MORE!

While you are prepping for Monster Day 20201, take a few minutes to relive the 2020 VIRTUAL Monster Day event, hosted by Distortions Unlimited!


Make it a Monster Day Greeley weekend!

Monster Day is happening on August 21, 2021, we look forward to seeing your monster-loving faces.

Greeley has plenty of affordable options to stay a few nights.