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.



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 Around Town

Weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday through Oct 17:  Elk Expeditions.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to or call 970-586-3262.  Sep tours - 5 pm to Dusk, Oct tours - 4:30 pm to Dusk

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 Tuesdays.  Free 5K Group Run.  Starts at The Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, 6 pm

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

Oct 10-11:  Surprise Sidewalk Sale.  Elkhorn Avenue

Oct 11:  Big Screen Football Buffet - Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Raiders.  Historic Park Theatre.  2:25 pm



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, and American Legion.

Weekly on Tuesdays & Wednesdays - James Davis.  Spanish & Classical Guitar.  Twin Owls Steakhouse.  6 pm

Weekly on Thursdays - Open Bluegrass Jam.  Rock Inn.  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 1:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring the Paul Shinn Trio playing jazz (piano, drums and bass).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm 

Nov 8:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Cantabile (choral).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm  

Nov 15:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Jerry Jorgensen & Cullan Bryant (Violin and Piano).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Nov 29:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Cobus du Toit (flute).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm



Plein Air Rockies 2015.  Cultural Arts Council Gallery.  Continues through Oct 25

6th Annual "Western Light" Fine Arts Show.  Earthwood Collections.  Continues through Oct 31

In the Park 

Bear Necessities - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  All days except Tuesday through Oct. 12.   10:30 am - 11 am  

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 6 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 daily from 9 am to 5 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 - Open through October 12, weather permitting.  Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

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

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 5 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