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

Oct 21:  Fire Rangers of Rocky - a program for Junior Rangers.  Estes Valley Library.  4 pm

Oct 21 & 28:  Free 5K Group Run.  Starts at Stanley Hotel.  6 pm

Oct 22:  Readings from Enos Mills by Robert Burkhardt.  Estes Valley Library Hondius Room.  12:30 pm

Oct 23:  Big Screen Football Buffet at The Historic Park Theater.  Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers.  6:25 pm

Oct 23:  Horror Authors - Readings & Meet and Greet.  Award-winning horror authors in this haunting evening.  Estes Valley Library.  7 pm

Oct 24:  Book Reading of "Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween," by author Lisa Morton.  Estes Valley Library.  4 pm 

Oct 24:  Murder Mystery Dinner.  The Stanley Hotel.  Reservations required.  6:30 pm

Oct 24 & 25:  Scary Wagon Rides at Aspen Lodge.  6:30 & 7:30 pm

Oct 25:  The Shining Ball.  The Stanley Hotel.  Reservations required.  8 pm

Oct 26:  Vintage 2014.  Wine tasting & live auction event for Crossroads.  Dunraven Inn.  4 pm  

Oct 28:  Enos Mills - Rocky Mountain Naturalist, one-man performance by Storyteller John Stansfield.  Estes Valley Library Hondius Room.  7 pm

Oct 29:  The Mystery of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling.  Estes Valley Library.  12:30 pm

Oct 30:  Halloween Party with the Mountain Town Rockers.  Estes Park Resort.  7 pm

Oct 31:  Halloween Makeup Application.  Riverspointe Spa.  10 am

Oct 31:  Trick-or-Treating on Elkhorn Avenue. 

Oct 31:  Monster Mash - After Downtown Dance Party & Hayrides.  Cheesy Lee's.  7:30 pm

Oct 31:  Halloween Masquerade Party.  The Stanley Hotel.  Reservations required.  8 pm

Oct 31:  BooGrass Halloween Party with Chain Station Bluegrass Band.  The Rock Inn.  9 pm

Oct 31:  Lonigans Live DJ Halloween Party.  Lonigans Saloon.  9 pm 

Nov 1:  Fall Back Beer Fest.  More than 100 different beers from over 30 different breweries.


Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, Longz Mountain Grill, Coffee on the Rocks, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse

Oct 24-26:  On Golden Pond.  Hempel Auditorium - YMCA.  Oct 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm, Oct 19 & 26 at 2 pm

Oct 25:  Dr. David Korevaar - Virtuoso Pianist. Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. 3 pm

Nov 2:  Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel.  United States Air Force Academy Rampart Winds.  FREE.  For more information and a complete schedule visit  2 pm

Nov 9:  Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel.  Cantabile Singers (Choir).  For more information and a complete schedule visit  2 pm

Nov 16:  Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel.  Jorgenson and Bryant (violin and piano).  For more information and a complete schedule visit  2 pm

Nov 23:  Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel.  William Westney (piano).   For more information and a complete schedule visit  2 pm

Nov 30:  Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel.  Pan Nation (steel drums).   For more information and a complete schedule visit  2 pm



Plein Air Rockies 2014 Exhibition & Sale.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through Oct. 26

Beauty All Around Us.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Oct 26

Western Light.  Earthwood Collections.  Exhibit continues through Oct. 31.

Autumn Art Walk.  Maps available at Cultural Arts Council.  Throughout Estes Park.  Exhibit Continues through Nov 23

Climb On!  History of Rocky Climbing in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park.  Estes Park Museum.  Exhibit continues through Oct. 4, 2015

In the Park 

Bear Necessities - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 10:30 am Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday

Amazing Beavers - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 10:30 am Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

High Country Trails - Alpine Visitor Center 2 pm (weather permitting) Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday

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

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open 8 am - 4:30 pm daily.  Stop by to learn more about wildlife, the junior ranger program, recreational opportunities, and more!  Free 20 minute park film on the hour and half hour, bookstore, and general Park information.  Every Wednesday - Art in the Park.  7:30 pm.  Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.

Fall River Visitor Center - Open 9 am to 5 pm 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 10:30 to 4:30 daily.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Open 9 am to 4:30 pm daily.  Junior Ranger Headquarters will be at this location.  Handicap accessible.  Discovery Days for families every Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open 8 am - 4:30 pm daily.  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 Tuesday & Thursday - American Legion hosts Bingo.  7 pm

Every Wednesday - Longz Mountain Grill hosts a Trivia night.  7 pm

Every Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Mic.  9 pm

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