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:

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show

Over a hundred artisans offer one-of-a-kind handcrafted items for you to purchase or just to enjoy viewing. Make your purchases immediately or ask your favorite artists for their contact information and shop later.  Downtown Estes just west of the Town Hall and Library on Elkhorn Ave on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7.  Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 5 pm; Monday, 9am to 3 pm.

Dates: 
September 5, 2015 - September 7, 2015

 Around Town

Weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting Sep 10 through Oct 17:  Elk Expeditions.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  Sep tours - 5 pm to Dusk, Oct tours - 4:30 pm to Dusk

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 & 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.  Living the Dream - 100 Years of RMNP showing at The Historic Park Theatre.  2 pm

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

Weekly on Wednesdays.  Summer Enchanted Evening.  Baldpate Inn.  7 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

Weekly on Fridays.  Taste & Create - Art Class & Wine Tasting.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  5 pm

Aug 28:  Cool Nights Cruz-In.  Estes Park Car Club.  Bond Park.  5:30 pm

Aug 29 - 30:  Colorado Senior Pro Charity Rodeo.  Estes Park Events Complex.  3 pm

Aug 29 - 30:  Handmade in Colorado Expo.  Estes Park Events Center.  11 am

Aug 29:  On the Wing Again - Autumn Bird Migration.  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 4:30 pm

Aug 29:  Introduction to Essential Oils.  Riverspointe Spa.  To RSVP, call 970-577-6841.  4 pm

Aug 29:  Sisters of Courage - Pioneer Presentation.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  7:30 pm

Aug 31:  History of Stewardship in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Centennial Celebration Series.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Aug 31:  Africa in Wildlife - Long Necks and Zebra Stripes with Robert Brunson.  National Park Village.  7 pm

Sep 1:  Roadmap to Longevity.  Estes Park Library.  1 pm

Sep 2:  Centennial Artist in Residence Program Presents - Through An Artist's Eyes.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  7:30 pm

Sep 3:  Centennial Science Behind the Scenery.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  7:30 pm

Sep 4, 11 & 18:  Hike with a Naturalist.  Sep 4 - Mount Ida.  Sep 11 - Loomis Lake.  Sep 18 - Chasm Lake.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sep 4:  Wild Inspirations.  Aspen & Evergreen Gallery.  5 pm

Sep 5:  Climate Change in the Rockies.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sep 5:  The Persevering Pika - Secrets of Alpine Survival.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 5 pm

Sep 12:  River Otters of RMNP.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sep 18-20:  Photographing Wildlife - When, Where & How.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  Times vary

 

 

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

Aug 29:  Gary Hall.  Acoustic.  Bond Park.  5:30 pm

Aug 30:  Laurie Damron.  Acoustic.  Bond Park.  5:30 pm

Aug 31:  Richard Geppinger.  Acoustic.  Bond Park.  5:30 pm

Aug 31:  Sounds of Summer - A free concert celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park featuring Denver Brass.  The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall.  7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Sep 1:  Branden Sipes.  Acousitc.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

Sep 2:  Bradley Mayhew.  Magic.  Barlow Plaza.  5:30 pm

 

Exhibits

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

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

Climb On!  History of Rocky Climbing in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park.  Estes Park Museum.  Continues through Oct 4

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


In the Park 

Aug 30 - Sep 5:  100 Images for 100 Years Instagram Photography Exhibit.  Fall River Visitor Center.  9 am - 5 pm

Sep 3:  West-side Rededication Celebration.  Holzwarth Historic Site.  11 am - 1 pm

Sep 4:  Centennial Rededication Ceremony.  The meadow at the Glacier Basin Campground.  11 am - 1 pm

Bear Necessities - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 10:30 am - 11 am  Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

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