All Upcoming Events
Come join us to celebrate Earth Day and learn to look at the world in a new way. GeoFest will be held at the Estes Park Events Complex from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $5/person (5 and under are free). Participate in Arts & Crafts, meet scientists, listen to music from around the world, play games, and much, much more! Event hosted by the Estes Park Learning Place.
From April 30 to May 3, come see classic and contemporary independent horror cinema at the Stanley Film Festival 2015. The four-day event showcases filmmakers' latest works, Q&A discussions, industry panels, student film competition, and special events for cinema insiders, enthusiasts and fellow artists. In addition to being able to see the film festival with films by both emerging and established filmmakers, you can participate in games, a Zombie Crawl, a murder mystery dinner, a Big Wheel Death Race, and Dead Right Horror Trivia.
Annual Rotary fundraiser for Estes Park Charities. Adopt a Duck and watch him jostle for position! Ducks leave Nicky's at 1 pm for a race down Fall River and through Downtown. Great prizes! Spring Sidewalk Sale - Downtown. Entertainment at Nicky's from 11 am - 1 pm. Entertainment at Riverside Plaza from 1-4 pm. Lodging specials for the weekend too!
25th Annual Jazz Fest and Spring Art Walk. Jazz Noon to 5 pm.; Art Walk 10 am to 6 pm.
Free at Performance Park, a beautiful natural outdoor amphitheatre with red rock backdrop.
Art Walk Maps available at the Cultural Art Council Fine Arts Gallery at 423 W. Elkhorn & at the Jazz Fest.
Wool Market workshops held two days prior to the Market. Estes Park High School. 9am Pre-registration required 970-586-6104. A fiber market showcasing all the animals we use for clothing, rope, and protection. Competitions, food booths, and a vendor's barn of fleeces, yarns, fiber equipment and finished products like handmade sweaters, hats, and mittens.
Come join us for a celebration of Irish culture and history uniquely presented through both educational and fun exhibits, film, lecturers, storytellers, vendors and music all in a festival atmosphere with special guests from Ireland and the US. Opening act on Friday and Saturday is a one-hour performance of the Trinity Irish Dancers!
Go 4th Festival - a family fun evening of activities, food, and music celebrating Independence Day. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Fireworks over Lake Estes starting around 9:30 pm. Professional Bull Riding (Touring Pro Division).
Grand Lake's Old Time Fourth - Dance Party and Family Fun Games at Lakefront Park, including a Water Balloon volley. Best Dressed Patriot Contest, and a Lighted Boat Parade on Grand Lake.
Come race and enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The half marathon will be starting at 6:00 am on the Lake Estes Trail around Community Drive and N St. Vrain Ave. (rather than from the Stanley Hotel, where it has started in the past). Runners will have 3 and 1/2 hours to finish the race! For more information or to register: www.therockymountainhalf.com
Take a step back in time and explore the history of Estes Park at the Heritage Festival. Your entire family can participate, learning about the hearty pioneers who settled the region. As quilters and woodcarvers demonstrate their crafts nearby, children don leathergloves and help assemble a log home. Draft horses haul families around in an antique wagon from historic MacGregor Ranch. Experience another era in a vintage Stanley Steamer, invented by F.O. Stanley of Stanley Hotel fame.
Over a hundred artisans offer one-of-a-kind handcrafted items for you to purchase or just to enjoy viewing. Make your purchases immediately or ask your favorite artists for their contact information and shop later. Downtown Estes just west of the Town Hall and Library on Elkhorn Ave on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7. Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 5 pm; Monday, 9am to 3 pm.
23rd Annual Autumn Gold Festival - Listen to great music and relax with some cold brew and a mustard-covered bratwurst. Cold beer, soft drinks, hot cider, bratwursts and hot dogs, and all the accompaniments are served throughout both days beginning at 10 am. The bands rev up at 11 am and the bluegrass, folk, rock and jazz sounds continue until 5 pm each day. Free entertainment. Located at Bond Park. 970-577-9900 or 800-443-7837 for more information.
Yoga Retreat in the Rockies - popular Yoga Conference held at the YMCA of the Rockies in the fall. One day, two days, or a whole week of classes, concerts, and immersion in everything yoga. Special vegetarian meal options. 100+ Master Classes. Learn more & register at yjevents.com/ep15
Fall is rut time for Estes Park's elk herds. At this fun event we celebrate elk, known as "Wapiti" by the Native Americans. A the 18th Annual Elk Fest you can see elk and learn about elk. Native American Dancers entertain. The festival is free although there are fees for the elk bugling contest and elk viewing bus tours.
It’s the season for holiday merriment and festive running! The Dasher 5K is Santa’s reindeer training course and you can join the fun! Bring the kids and cheer them on during their 400 meter fun run. Kids Fun Run starts at 10:30 am. Dasher 5K starts at 11:00 am. Adults - $40, Youth (Children 12 and under) - $20; Kids Run - $10 (8 years and under). Start line on MacGregor Avenue. Stay the day and into the evening with Christmas gift shopping and dining during the Tinsel Tavern Tour.