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Estes Park Winter Festival & Winter Trail Days

Estes Park Winter Festival

The Estes Park Winter Festival  in 2017 is Jan 14 & 15 on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the Estes Park Events Center. The annual Estes Park Winter Festival is a family fun weekend to celebrate winter in Rocky Mountain National Park and guarantees memorable fun for all ages.

Dates: 
January 14, 2017 - January 15, 2017

Rails in the Rockies 2017

Model Railroad buff in your family?  Bring ALL the kids to the 20th Annual Model Railroad Show in Estes Park titled "Rails in the Rockies 2017 ™" 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 $7; Kids 12 & under Free w/ adult.  Estes Park Events Center at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds.

Dates: 
February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest

Join the crowd in Grand Lake for their 6th Annual Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest.  You can register on Friday night during the Friday Night Welcome Party at Pancho & Lefty's starting at 5:30 pm.  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.

Dates: 
March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Whiskey Warm Up - Whiskey Tasting Festival

Come to Estes Park for the Winter Warm-Up Weekend.  If you enjoy whiskey come to the Whiskey Warm-Up located in the George Hix Riverside Plaza on March 11 from 1 to 4 pm!  $50 per entrance or $90 per pair.  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. Many of the local establishments will be creating whiskey paired menus and whiskey cocktails throughout the weekend!

Dates: 
March 11, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

From Saturday to Monday, May 27 to 29, 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.  See Lodging Specials for the weekend!

Dates: 
May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017

Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk

Jazz Fest

Dates: 
June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Wool Market Fiber Festival

Wool Market workshops held two days prior to the Market on Thursday & Friday, June 8 & 9 at the Estes Park High School.  9am- 4pm  Pre-registration required 970-586-6104.  On Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11 come to the Estes Park Events Center starting at 9am to see the 27th Annual Fiber Market showcasing all the animals we use for clothing, rope, and protection.

Dates: 
June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon

Estes Park Marathon

Dates: 
June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Scandinavian Mid-Summer Festival

Scandinavian Mid-Summer Festival

Dates: 
June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017

4th of July - Independence Day Weekend

Fourth of July Fireworks and Band

Fireworks over Lake Estes starting around 9:30 pm on July 4th.  Professional Bull Riding (Touring Pro Division).

 - Start the day off with the traditional Independence Day Pancake Breakfast at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church (920 Big Thompson Avenue)

Dates: 
July 4, 2017

Rooftop Rodeo

Rooftop Rodeo

Dates: 
July 5, 2017 - July 10, 2017

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 2-4.  Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 5 pm; Monday, 9am to 3 pm.  For more information go to www.estesparkartsandcrafts.com

Dates: 
September 2, 2017 - September 4, 2017

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

Dates: 
September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Elk Fest

Elk Fest

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 19th 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. 

Dates: 
September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Catch the Glow Parade

Catch the Glow Parade

Dates: 
November 24, 2017