All Upcoming Events

Rails in the Rockies 2016

Model Railroad buff in your family?  Bring ALL the kids to the 19th Annual Model Railroad Show in Estes Park titled "Rails in the Rockies 2016 ™" organized by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders.  More than 16,000 square feet of space house 20+ model train layouts and displays from 28 vendors. Enjoy interactive activities for both children and adults!  Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 9-4.  Adults $5; Kids 12 & under Free w/ adult.  Estes Park Conference Center at Rocky Mountain Park Inn.

February 13, 2016 - February 14, 2016

Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest

Join the crowd in Grand Lake for their 5th Annual Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest.  You can register on Friday night during the Friday Night Welcome Party at Pancho & Lefty's.  Ice Fishing contests held throughout the day on Saturday.  Saturday Fisherman's Feast.  Door prizes at each event!  $40 entrance fee.  Entrants who are 14 years and younger are free.  Prizes awarded in three categories: Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout.  Contest begins at 7:00 a.m.

March 5, 2016 - March 6, 2016

Whiskey Warm-Up Weekend

Come to Estes Park for the Winter Warm-Up Weekend.  If you enjoy whiskey come to the Whiskey Warm-Up located in the Riverside Plaza from 1 to 4 pm!  Try selections of Colorado whiskeys, attend seminars to learn more about whiskeys, browse local cigar shops and learn about the art of hand-rolling cigars, and listen to live music. After the event, head to the final reception at Dancing Pines Distillery's tasting room for a buy one/get one free drink specials from 4:30 to 8 pm.

March 12, 2016

National Park Week 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, so come celebrate our national parks during National Park Week 2016, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.  Entrance is FREE to RMNP from April 16 to 24, as well as to EVERY national park in the U.S. - that's over 400 parks!  In addition, you can celebrate Earth Day on April 22!

April 16, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Stanley Film Festival

From April 28 to May 1, come see classic and contemporary independent horror cinema at the 4th Annual Stanley Film Festival 2016.  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.  

April 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Memorial Day Celebration Weekend

From Saturday to Monday, May 28 to 30, come see the Annual Juried Art Market where there will be more than 90 local, statewide and national artisans showcasing their talents.  Live music and food available throughout the weekend!  Local galleries will be displaying their art in the Gallery Row.  Saturday & Sunday hours are from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday hours are from 9 am to 3 pm.

May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016

Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk

Estes Park Jazz Fest

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Wool Market Fiber Festival

Wool Market workshops held two days prior to the Market on Thursday & Friday, June 9 & 10 at the Estes Park High School.  9am- 4pm  Pre-registration required 970-586-6104.

At the Estes Park Events Center starting at 9am, come see the 26th Annual Fiber Market showcasing all the animals we use for clothing, rope, and protection.  Competitions, food booths, and an expanded vendor's barn of fleeces, yarns, fiber equipment and finished products like handmade sweaters, hats, and mittens.

June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon

Come out and show how you can run at altitude!  June 18 is the KIDS, KIDS, KIDS: BIKE, RUN, FUN! festival at Bond Park.  June 19 will be the Marathon, Marathon Team Relay, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K.  Marathon starts at 6 am.

June 18, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Scandinavian Mid-Summer Festival


June 24, 2016 - June 26, 2016

4th of July - Independence Day Weekend

4th July Fireworks Band

Go 4th Festival - a family fun evening of activities, food, and music celebrating our nation's Independence Day.  Fairgrounds at Stanley Park 6:30 - 9:00 pm on July 3rd with music from Walker Williams.  Fireworks over Lake Estes starting around 9:30 pm on July 4th.  Professional Bull Riding (Touring Pro Division).

July 3, 2016 - July 4, 2016

Rooftop Rodeo

Rooftop Rodeo

July 6, 2016 - July 11, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show

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 3-5.  Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 5 pm; Monday, 9am to 3 pm.

September 3, 2016 - September 5, 2016

40th Annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

Scottish Irish Highland Festival

September 8, 2016 - September 11, 2016

Autumn Gold - Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer

Autumn Gold Festival

September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016

Elk Fest

Elk Fest Estes Park

Fall is rut time for Estes Park's elk herds.  At this fun event we celebrate elk, known as "Wapiti" by the Native Americans.  At 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. 

October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Catch the Glow Parade

Catch the Glow Parade

November 25, 2016