What is Monster Day?
A day full of music, art, food, entertainment, and costumes that celebrate all things “monster.” Come dressed up as your favorite monster, or just enjoy everyone else’s costumes. There will be a costume contest, face painting, monster makeup, Greeley’s own famous monster makers, Distortions Unlimited, will have some of their monstrous creations on display, food, vendors, professional makeup demonstrations, kids activities, a library pop-up for monster lore, costumed monsters roaming the plazas and more! Plus, there will be monster-related events happening at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, the Greeley Ice Haus, the Greeley History Museum, and the Kress Cinema and Lounge.
Why Monster Day?
Monsters have had a huge impact on entertainment and pop culture. Fun monsters, scary monsters, monsters for kids, classic monsters…they’ve become part of the fabric of our culture. Plus, it’s a little-known fact that some of the best Monster Makers live and work here in Greeley, so decided to create a day to celebrate everything about monsters. Best of all, proceeds from Monster Day Greeley will go to help “Don’t Be A Monster”, a nonprofit organization that offers unique and entertaining anti-bullying to students.
Don’t Be A Monster is a national nonprofit that organizes programs to raise awareness about bullying prevention for students in 4th-10th grade in schools throughout the United States. Don’t Be A Monster seeks to improve the lives of youth in America by conducting targeted outreach and educational activities in schools. Their programming is focused on addressing issues of bullying. They seek to empower students to stand up for their friends and peers, build cohesive and caring communities, and report issues to trusted adults.
Don’t Be A Monster is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works alongside Haunted Attractions in the United States.
“Our mission is simple: we work to educate and empower youth to be leaders around diversity, inclusiveness, and show them how to stand up for their friends and peers.”