All Upcoming Events
Scandinavians celebrate the summer solstice - the longest day of the year - with a festival of music, flowers, and food in Estes Park the last weekend in June. Festivities begin on Saturday morning with the raising of the Maypole and a colorful opening ceremony. Entertainment by folk dance groups and Scandinavian musicians. Scandinavian food and crafts of all kinds available. All daytime activities of the festival are free and open to the public. Bond Park in center of Downtown, 970-577-9900; 800-44-ESTES Saturday 9:30am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 4pm. Free.
Red, White, and Cool - a family fun evening of activities, food, and music celebrating Independence Day. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Patriotic Village Band Concert. Performance Park 7 pm.
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.
87th Annual Rooftop Rodeo - named the best small rodeo in the United States in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Professional (PRCA) Cowboys compete in all the classic events. The rodeo begins with a parade at 10:30am Tuesday (Free) . Midway activities open at 5:30pm and the rodeo begins at 7:30pm each evening.
A celebration of the history of Estes Park, including petting zoo, pie auction, Mountain Men tepee, old west enactments, and more. Free. 08/17/13 - 08/18/13, Bond Park in the Center of Downtown, 970-577-1903. 10am to 5pm on Sat, and 10am to 4pm on Sun. Park at the Fairgrounds, visit the Draft Horse Show on your way, and take the free shuttle downtown.
9th annual John Denver Tribute Concert. Saturday Aug. 31 at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena. Sponsored by the Estes Park Lions Club as a benefit for local charities.
Gates open at 4pm, and the Dennis Tobias band comes on at 5pm. Brad Fitch and the TropiCowboy Band start at 6:30pm TIckets can be purchased in advance at the Macdonald Book Shop or Optical Perspectives in Stanley Village.
36th annual Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival, the largest Scottish Irish Festival in the United States is Sept. 6-9. Over 50 events: international jousting competition, nightly concerts, caber toss, hammer and stone throw, pipe bands, 1,000+ Irish/Scottish/Welsh dancers, food, clan exhibitions, dog competitions, 100+ Celtic importers and crafters, hour-long parade of bands on Elkhorn Avenue through downtown Estes Park on Saturday 9:30 am.
Bands: New musical lineup for 2013. Saturday Sept 21 from 11am - 7pm, and Sunday Sept 22 from 11am - 5pm. Downtown Estes Park.
Fall is rut time for Estes Park's elk herds. At this fun event we celebrate elk - you can see elk, learn about elk. Native American Dancers entertain.
Bond Park 10 am. Vendors, entertainment, and fun!
Holiday celebration and evening parade (beginning at 5:30 pm). Beginning at noon, children can visit with Santa and enjoy hayrides and pony rides. Whimsical characters and festive carolers will entertain throughout the downtown area. The day after Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the Christmas Season in Estes Park. It's celebrated with the most magical event of the year, the Catch the Glow Parade. At dusk floats, marching bands, entertainers, wildlife characters, and Santa parade with sparkling lights, storybook figures, angels, and snowmen.