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

Through Aug 26:  Grand Lake Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus, Tuesdays from 8 am to 5 pm.  Reservations required.  For more details, contact Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org

Through Sep 4:  Journey to the Top!  A Trail Ridge Road Adventure, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9 am to 3:30 pm.  Reservations required.  For more details, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org

Through Sep 5:  Escape to Bear Lake:  An Educational Adventure by Bus, Fridays from 8 am to noon.  Reservations required.  For more details, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org

Through Sep 24:  Summer Enchanted Evenings at the Baldpate Inn, every Wednesday at 7 pm.  Free.

Through Sep 25:  Farmer's Market every Thursday.  Bond Park.  8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Through July 20:  Copper Penny Hunter Jumper Horse Show.  Fairgrounds.  9 am.

July 17:  Campfire Ghost Stories - Living History of the West.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

July 18:  Macroinvertebrates: The Underwater World of Insects & Other Small Creatures in RMNP.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

July 18:  Essential Oils Health Benefits.  Riverspointe Spa.  5 pm

July 18-19:  Relay for Life.  Estes Park High School Track.  6 pm

July 18-20:  Mountain Ecology - Unique Interactions in Nature.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8 am to 4 pm

July 18, 21 & 22:  Downtown Walking History Tour.  Meet at Bond Park.  8:30 am

July 19:  Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast.  Glen Haven Firehouse.  7 am

July 19:  They Wrote it Here - Rocky's Historic Literary Sites.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 4:30 pm

July 20:  Native American Wickiups of Rocky Mountain National Park.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

July 21:  Residents of the High Country - Pikas, Elk, Marmots & More.  Seminar.  8 am to 4 pm

July 22, Aug 5:  Lily Lake Nature Hunt - A Virtual Geocache Adventure, Ages 9-13.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  9:30 am to noon

July 23-27:  Estes Park Festival I Hunter Jumper Show.  Fairgrounds.

July 23 & Aug 6:  Rocky Mountain Trailblazers - Kids Hiking Series.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org   9 am to 1:30 pm

July 24:  Summer Birding with a Naturalist - Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  7:00 am to 11:30 am

July 24:  Who Pooped in the Woods?  A Mammal Mystery, Ages 7-12.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to noon

July 24 & Aug 7:  Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies - Tiny but Amazing Critters of Rocky, Ages 4-6.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  10 am to 11:30 am

July 24:  Rocks & Minerals, Exploring the Foundation of RMNP.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8 am to 12 pm

July 25:  Geology of Trail Ridge Road.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8 am to 5 pm

July 25:  Cool Nights Cruz In Car Show.  Estes Park Visitor Center.  5:30 pm

July 26:  Who Done It?  Secret Sleuth Party.  Stone Mountain Lodge - Reservations Required.  720-290-7326

July 25-27:  The Magic of Macro - The Next Level.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  

July 29 & Aug 12:  Hollowell Park Nature Hunt - A Virtual Geocache Adventure for Ages 9-13.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org   9:30 am to noon

July 30 & Aug 13:  Plant & Wildflower Identification with a Naturalist - Seminars.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am

July 30:  What's Hiding Underwater?  (Ages 8-12).  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org   9:00 am to noon

July 30 - Aug 3:  Estes Park Festival II Hunter Jumper Show.  Fairgrounds.

July 31:  Making Memories:  Kids Photojournaling in Rocky Mountain National Park for ages 7-12.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org   9:00 am to 12:30 pm

July 31:  Flowers & Their Friends for ages 4-6.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  10:00 am to 11:30 am

Aug 15:  Secret Places in Rocky Mountain National Park.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8 am

Performances

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

July 17:  Estes Park Jazz Big Band - Big Band jazz.  Performance Park.  7 pm

July 18  & 19:  Gary Hall - Rock & Folk music.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

July 18, 19, 20, 25:  Vintage Hitchcock.  Radio Play.  Baldpate Inn.   July 18, 19, 25 at 6:30 pm.  July 20 at 2:30 pm

July 20:  Rocky Ridge Music Center Faculty Concert.  Rocky Ridge Music Center.  3 pm

July 20:  Laurie Dameron.   Acoustic Show.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

July 24:  Night Lights III, Fire Juggling Show.  Performance Park.  7 pm

July 24 & 25:  Seven Nations.  Celtic Rock.  Historic Park Theater 7:30 pm

July 25:  Branden Sipes.  Acoustic Show.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

July 25:  Raven Luna Chix.  Favorites.  Performance Park.  7 pm

 

Exhibits

Color & Light.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Aug 3

Art of the Parks.   Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through July 27

Summer Art Walk.  Throughout Estes Park.  Maps available at Cultural Arts Council.  Continues throug Sept 1.

Sandzen in Estes Park Exhibit.  Estes Park Museum.  Exhibit continues through Aug 3, 2014.

 

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, children's 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.  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.

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 Lonigan's.
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 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday - Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad Fitch.  Bond Park.  7 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