Estes Park Events Calendar | What's Up This Week

Coming to Estes?  See our calendar of Estes Park Events coming up, and what's happening in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Festivals are listed first, then other Event categories below that include:  Around Town,  Performances,  Exhibits In the Park,  Estes Park at Night, and Every WeekScroll down to see them all.

 

Festivals:

There are no events scheduled for this week.

 Around Town

Aug 17 & 24 : Estes Park Farmers Market.  Bond Park.  8a - 1p.

Aug 18-20 :  Dressage Horse Show.  Fairgrounds.

Aug 18 : Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Rockies.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply.  Call 970-586-3262.  8:30a - 4:30p.

Aug 18 & 25 : Silent Film Festival.  Park Theatre.  4:30p.

Aug 19 : Margaret Mizushima book signing. Macdonald Book Shop.  1-4p.  

Aug 19 : Vanishing Ice - An Ice Age History of RMNP.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply.  Call 970-586-3262.  8a - 4:30p. 

Aug 19 : The Life & Times of Moose.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply.  Call 970-586-3262.  10a - 6p.

Aug 19-20 : Mountain Lion - RMNP's Top Predator. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Reservations required & Fees apply.  Call 970-586-3262. 8:30a - 4:30p.

Aug 20 & 21 :  Downtown History Walking Tours.  Bond Park.  8-10a.

Aug 20 : Day-tripping Photography.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply.  Call 970-586-3262.  6:30a - 7:30p.

Aug 20 : Daoist Lecture & Tai Chi Class.  Dao House.  8:30-10a.

Aug 21 : Solar Eclipse Open House.  Telescopes & Solar Glasses.  Memorial Observatory.  10a - 3p.

Aug 21 & 28 :  Monday Artisans Market.  George Hix Riverside Plaza.  10a - 5p.

Aug 25 : Cool Nights Cruz-In Car Show.  Vintage Cars.  Bond Park.  5-8p.  

Aug 25-27 : Night Sky Landscape Photography.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply. Call 970-586-3262.  Times vary.

Aug 26 : Hike with a Naturalist - Boulder Brook Loop.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply. Call 970-586-3262.  7a - 2p.

Aug 26-27 : 100 Ideas for Keeping a Travel Sketchbook.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply. Call 970-586-3262. 9a - 4p.

Sep 2 : The Hidden Forest - Exploring an RMNP Ecosystem.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply. Call 970-586-3262.  8a - 4:30p.

Sep 2 : The Persevering Pika - Secrets of Alpine Survival.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required & Fees apply. Call 970-586-3262.  8:30a - 5p.

Weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - Sip & Paint.  Learn to paint a masterpiece while enjoying delicious drinks.  Murphy's Resort.  Call for info, 970-480-2955.  Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm

Weekly on Monday, Wednesday at 5:30p and Saturday at 9am Group Bicycle Ride.  Via Bicycle Cafe.

Weekly on Tuesdays through Aug 29  - Summer Bus Tour Grand Lake Safari - An Educational Adventure by Bus. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

Weekly on Tuesday - Free 5K group run.  Starts at the Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, Run begins at 6 pm

Weekly on Wednesday & Thursday through Sep 14 - Summer Bus Tour Journey to the Top - A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

Weekly on Fridays through Sep 15 - Old Fall River Road Trip: An Educational Adventure by Bus. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.  9a - 3:30p.

Weekly on Friday Evenings through Sep 1 - Summer Bus Tour Sunset Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

Weekly on Saturday - Yoga in the Park.  Baldwin Park.  11a-12p.

Weekly on Sunday through Sep 10 - Meadow to Treeline : An Educational Adventure by Bus. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262. 8-11a.

 

Performances

Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, The Wheel Bar, The Barrel, The Other Side, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse, Marys Lake Lodge, Snowy Peaks Winery, Fajita Rita's, Ed's Cantina, Hunter's Chophouse, Rock Cut Brewing, and American Legion.

Aug 17-20 & 25 :  Live Music at Barlow Plaza.  5:30 - 7:30p.

Aug 17 :  Estes Park Village Band.  Performance Park.  7 - 9p.

Aug 19 :  Dixie Leadfoot and The Chrome Struts playing Rockabilly music.  Performance Park.  7-9p.

Aug 24 : Matthew Gurnsey - The Kilted Man performing Celtic music.  Performance Park.  7-9p.

 

Exhibits

Aug 16-25 :  Fine Art Paintings.   Earthwood Collections.  10a-9p.

 

 

In the Park 

Aug 16-18:  Discovery Hikes for Kids.  Moraine Park Discovery Center.  9:30-11a.

Aug 18 & 25 : Astronomy in the Park.  Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.  7:45p.

Aug 23 : Twilight Walk.  Bear Lake.  7:15-8:45p.

Aug 25 : FREE ENTRANCE to RMNP!

Ranger Led Programs include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, childrens programs, elk patrol, and more!

Saturday & Sunday:  Bear Necessities.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10:30am.

Saturdays:  Beaver Meadows Evening Programs, 7pm.

Daily:  Big Horn Basics.  Sheep Lakes Info Station. 10:30am

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  Stop by to learn more about wildlife, the junior ranger program, recreational opportunities, and more!  Free 23 minute park film on the hour and half hour, bookstore, and general Park information.

Fall River Visitor Center - Open 9am - 5pm daily.  Features general Park information, life-sized wildlife displays, a bookstore, and a discovery room where kids can touch objects and try on dress up clothes.  Handicap accessible.

Alpine Visitor Center - Open daily (weather permitting) 10:30am - 4:30pm.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Open daily 9am - 4:30pm.  See natural history exhibits or walk a half-mile nature trail.  Handicap accessible.

Sheep Lakes Information Station - Open daily.   Great viewing spot for park wildlife:  bighorn sheep, coyote, elk, and badgers.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 5 pm.  1 mile north of Grand Lake on the Park's west side.  Features exhibits on the Colorado River, books, and the 20 minute park film.

 

Estes Park at Night 

For those night owls who don't go to bed when it gets dark, Estes Park has live entertainment galore.  Nightlife rocks at local bars, lounges, nightclubs, and pubs.

Live music from jazz, country, rock and blues to easy listening can be found at Nicky's Restaurant, Mary's Lake Lodge, Rock Inn Mountain Tavern, Estes Park Resort, The Other Side Restaurant, Ed's Cantina, The Waterfront Grill and Lonigan's Saloon.  If you want to be part of the entertainment, open mics, open stage, or karaoke can be found at The Wheel Bar and Lonigans.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday -  The Rock Inn.  6 pm to 9 pm

Every Friday, Saturday - Nicky's Steakhouse.  Jazz Piano.  6pm.

Every Friday, Saturday - Twin Owls Steakhouse.  Classical Guitar.  6pm - 9pm.

Every Tuesday, Thursday - Ed's Cantina.  6pm - 9pm.

Every Friday - The Other Side.  Jazz.  5pm - 8pm.

Every Friday, Saturday - Lonigans hosts Karaoke.  9 pm

 

Every Week - call for current shows and times

Reel Mountain Theatre  970-586-4227

Park Theater  970-586-8904