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.



There are no events scheduled for this week.

 Around Town

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 Wednesdays.  Bugs & Brews.  Tie flies, fishing talk and tasty brews.  Rock Inn.  6 pm

Weekly on Fridays through Dec 18.  Festive Fridays - Shop Local and enjoy special offers and treats as you shop.  Several local business participating around town.  

Weekly on Sundays.  Taste & Create - Painting class.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  4 pm

Quota Club Parade of Trees.  Stanley Hotel Lobby.  Through Dec. 3

Nov 27:  Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration.  Bond Park & on Elkhorn Avenue.  Daytime activities begin at 12 pm, Parade at 5:30 pm

Nov 28:  Holiday House Christmas Bazaar.  Estes Park Events Complex.  9 am to 3 pm

Nov 28:  Santa's Workshop.  Estes Park Events Complex.  12 to 4 pm

Nov 28:  Brad Fitch & Friends present Rocky Mountain Christmas.  MacGregor Ball Room at The Stanley Hotel.  Doors open 6 pm.  7 to 9 pm

Dec 1 & 8:  Free 5K Group Run.  Starts at the Stanley Hotel.  6 pm.

Dec 3:  Book Program & Signing, The Rocky Mountain National Park Reader.  Estes Park Museum.  7 pm

Dec 4:  Holiday Gallery Celebration.  Aspen & Evergreen.  5-7 pm.

Dec 4:  Christmas Celebration.  Images of RMNP.  5:30 - 7pm.

Dec 4 & 5:  Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.  Estes Valley Library.  10-4pm.

Dec 5:  Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Movie Marathon.  Estes Park Events Complex.  Breakfast starts 8 am, Movie Marathon starts at 11:30 am

Dec 5:  Quota Club Holiday Home Tour.  Throughout Estes Park.  11am - 3:30 pm.

Dec 6:  Holiday Extravaganza.  Houseware vendors. 600 Moraine Ave. Events Center.  2 pm.

Dec 9:  Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long.  Crags Lodge.  5-8pm.



Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, Longz Mountain Grill, Coffee on the Rocks, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse, Marys Lake Lodge, Snowy Peaks Winery, and American Legion.

Weekly on Thursdays - Open Bluegrass Jam.  Rock Inn.  6 pm

Weekly on Thursdays - Mountain Town Trio.  Acoustic music.  Estes Park Resort.  6 pm

Weekly on Fridays starting Nov 20 - James Davis.  Spanish & Classical Guitar.  Twin Owls Steakhouse.  6 pm

Weekly on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - Bob Smallwood at Crag's Lodge.  7 pm

The Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series runs most Sundays from November through April.  For more information, go to or call (970)586-9519.

Nov 28:  Brad Fitch and Friends present Rocky Mountain Christmas featuring Holiday and Country music.  Stanley Hotel, MacGregor Room.  7 pm

Nov 29:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Cobus du Toit (flute), and Margaret McDonald (piano).  Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Ave.  2 pm

Dec 4, 5:  Oratorio Society of Estes Park presents Christmas Concert.   Estes Park High School.  Dec 4 at 7 pm, Dec 5 at 2 pm

Dec 6:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Jubilate Chorus.  Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Ave.  2 pm

Dec 13:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Sandra Wong Thyme Quartet (Traditional Folk & Latin).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm



Wild Things in Wood - Artist Jim Sneary.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Dec 31.

Quota Club Parade of Trees.  Stanley Hotel Lobby through Dec 3

Celebrating the Season: 13th Annual Holiday Art Exhibition.  Cultural Arts Council through Jan 3.

In the Park 

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

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 - Closed for the season, except Nov 27-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-24, 26-January 3, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm.  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 - Closed for the season.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Closed for the season.  See natural history exhibits or walk a half-mile nature trail.  Handicap accessible.  

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 4:30 pm, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  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, Crags Lodge, Aspen Lodge, Time Out, Estes Park Resort, and Lonigan's Saloon.  If you want to be part of the entertainment, open mics, open stage, or karaoke can be found at Wapiti Grill, Ed's Cantina, Mountain Tiki Bar, and Lonigans.
The Wheel Bar specializes in Texas Hold Em, and Twin Owls Steakhouse hosts a magic show. 

Every Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Mic.  9 pm

Every Friday & Saturday - Lonigans hosts a Karaoke Night.  9 pm


Every Week - call for current shows and times

Reel Mountain Theatre  970-586-4227

Park Theater  970-586-8904