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:

Rooftop Rodeo

Rooftop-Rodeo-Estes-Park

Dates: 
July 6, 2015 - July 12, 2015

 Around Town

Weekly on Monday, Tuesday & Friday - Downtown History Walking Tours.  Bond Park.  8:15 am   

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 Tuesdays through Aug 25:  Grand Lake Safari - An Educational Adventure by Bus.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to 5 pm  

Weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  BINGO at the American Legion.  American Legion Post 119

Weekly on Wednesdays & Thursdays through Sep. 3:  Journey to the Top! A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am to 3:30 pm

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

Weekly on Thursdays.  Farmer's Market.  Bond Park.  8 am to 1 pm

Weekly on Fridays through Sep 4:  Sunset Safari - An Educational Adventure by Bus.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  6 to 10 pm

July 3-4:  Professional Bull Riding - Touring Pro Division.  Estes Park Events Complex.  7 pm

Jul 2, 9 & 16:  Summer Birding with a Naturalist.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  7 to 11:30 am

Jul 3, 17 & 31:  To Be a Tree (ages 4-6).  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  10 to 11:30 am

Jul 3:  Estes Park Board of REALTORS' Go 4th Festival.  Estes Park Events Complex.  4 pm

Jul 3-5:  4th of July Weekend Celebration.  Throughout Estes Park.

Jul 4:  Live Music & BBQ.  American Legion Post 119.  12 pm

Jul 4:  Fourth of July Fireworks over Lake Estes.  9:30 pm

Jul 6:  Rooftop Rodeo Parade.  Elkhorn Ave.  10:30am

Jul 6:  Wolves of Yellowstone National Park.  YMCA of the Rockies.  7 pm

Jul 7:  Upper Beaver Meadows Nature Hunt - A Virtual Geocache Adventure.  9:30 am

Jul 7 & 21, Aug 4:  Upper Beaver Meadows Nature Hunt - A Virtual Geocache Adventure for kids (ages 9-13).  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9:30 am to Noon. 

Jul 8, 15 & 29, Aug 12:  Plant & Wildflower Identification with a Naturalist.  Jun 24 - The Borage Family, July 8 - The Dock Family, July 15 - The Phlox Family, July 29 - The Primrose & Evening Primrose Families, Aug 12 - The Mallow, Geranium & Harebell Families.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to 12 pm

Jul 8 & 22, Aug 5:  Rocky Mountain Trailblazers - Kids' Hiking Series (ages 7-15).  Jun 24 - The Pool, Jul 8 - Cub Lake, Jul 22 - Gem Lake, Aug 5 - Emerald Lake.  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am to 1:30 pm 

Jul 8, Aug 12:  Connections - Real Stories of Life interacting with Life.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  1 to 5 pm

Jul 8:  Centennial Artist in Residence Program: Through an Artist's Eyes.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 7:30 pm

Jul 8:  The Living Dream:  100 Years of RMNP.  Park Theatre.  2 pm

Jul 9:  Centennial Science Behind the Scenery.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  7:30 pm

Jul 9 & 23:  Who Pooped in the Woods? A Mammal Mystery for kids (ages 7-12).  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am to Noon.

Jul 9 & 16:  Campfire Ghost Stories - Living History Tales of the West.  Jun 18 - Iron Thumb, Jun 25 - Isabella Bird, July 9 - Enos Mills, Jul 16 - F.O. Stanley.  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  7:30 to 9 pm

Jul 10, Aug 14:  Secret Places in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Jun 26 - Cub Lake TH, Jul 10 - Horseshoe Park, Aug 14 - Beaver Meadows.  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to Noon.

Jul 10:  Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Rockies - Plants for Hunger & Health.  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 Jul 11:  Trail Ridge Road - Highway to the Sky with author Amy Law & Allan Northcutt.  Estes Park Museum.  3 to 4:30 pm

 Jul 14 & 28, Aug 11:  Hollowell Park Nature Hunt - A Virtual Geocache Adventure for kids (ages 9-13) led by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9:30 am to Noon.

Jul 15 & 29:  What's Hiding Underwater (ages 8-12).  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am to Noon

Jul 16 & 30:  Making Memories - Kids' Photojournaling in Rocky Mountain National Park (ages 7-12).  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am to 12:30 pm

Jul 18:  Shooting the Stars - Night Photography.  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  3:30 pm to Midnight. 

Jul 23, Aug 6:  Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies - Tiny But Amazing Creatures of Rocky (ages 4-6).  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  10 to 11:30 am

 Jul 26, Aug 23:  Day-tripping Photography - A Day in the Field Photographing Wildlife.  Field Seminar given by Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  6 am to Sundown

 

Performances

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 Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays - Cowboy Sing-along with Brad Fitch.  Bond Park.  7 pm

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

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

Weekly on Wednesdays - Summer Enchanted Evenings.  Baldpate Inn.  7 pm

Weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - Jazz Piano at Nicky's Steakhouse.  Wed & Thurs at 7 pm, Fri & Sat at 5 & 8 pm

Weekly on Fridays - Steve Smersh.  Chelito's.  5 pm

Weekly on Saturdays - Live Music.  Kind Coffee.  5 pm

Jul 2:  101st Arm Band (National Guard Reserve Ensemble).  Stanley Hotel.  4 pm

Jul 2:  Gary Hall.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

Jul 2:  Jeff VanDevender.  Performance Park.  7 pm 

Jul 3:  Live Music on the Riverwalk with The Mountain Town Rockers.  Aspen & Evergreen Gallery.  5 pm

Jul 3:  Jack & Gary.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

Jul 3:  Music in the Mountains - Special Guest Concert with cellist Parry Karp, pianists Frances Karp and Eli Kalman.  Rocky Ridge Music Hall.  7 pm

Jul 5:  Music in the Mountains - Young Artist Faculty Concert.  Rocky Ridge Music Hall.  3 pm

Jul 5:  Bradley Mahew Magic.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

Jul 7 & 10:  Summerfest 2015 at YMCA of the Rockies.  7:30 pm

Jul 12:  Music in the Mountains, Rocky Ridge Music Center Concert Hall, 3 pm


Exhibits

Connections.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit Continues through Aug 2

18th Summer Art Walk.  Cultural Arts Council.  Continues through Sep 7

Celebrating Rocky Invitational Art Show Opening Exhibition.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through July 26.  

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 - 11 am  Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Art Activity for Kids (ages 5-11) - Fall River Visitor Center.  45 to 60 minutes.  Mondays at 2:30 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 2 pm.  Ends August 16

Art Activity for Teens & Adults (ages 12-100+) - Fall River Visitor Center.  1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.  Sundays and Thursdays at 2 pm.  Ends August 13

Junior Ranger Program - Junior Ranger Headquarters at Hidden Valley.  Join ranger for 30 minutes of programs and activities daily at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm or 2:30 pm 

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 Tuesday - Open Bluegrass Jam at Rock Inn.  6 pm.

Every Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Mic.  9 pm

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

Every Tuesday & Wednesday - Twin Owls Steakhouse features James Davis Spanish & Classical Guitar.  6 pm

Every Friday & Saturday - Ray Young Jazz Piano at Nicky's Steakhouse.  5 pm

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday - Garry Valero Jazz Piano at Nicky's Steakhouse.  7pm & 8pm on Fri, Sat.

 

Every Week - call for current shows and times

Reel Mountain Theatre  970-586-4227

Park Theater  970-586-8904