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:

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

From Saturday to Monday, May 27 to 29, come see the Annual Juried Art Market where there will be more than 90 local, statewide and national artisans showcasing their talents.  Live music and food available throughout the weekend!  Local galleries will be displaying their art in the Gallery Row.  See Lodging Specials for the weekend!

Dates: 
May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017

 Around Town

May 25:  Birds of Twilight.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  5:30 - 10pm.

May 26:  Life Signs:  Tracking the Invisible.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  8:30 - 4:30pm.

May 27-28:  CSU Rocky Mountain BBQ Showdown.  The Stanley Hotel.  Sat 7am - 8pm, Sun 11am - 3pm.

May 27-29:  18th Annual Art Market of Estes Park.  Bond Park.  Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm. Mon 9am - 4pm.

June 1:  Estes Park Farmers Market.  Bond Park.  8am - 1pm.

June 2:  Almost Summer Horseshow.  Estes Park Fairgrounds. 10:30am - 3pm.

June 2-4:  Windows of the West Art Show.  EP Events Complex.  Fri 6-10pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Mon 10am - 3pm.

June 10-11:  Estes Park Wool Market.  EP Events Complex.  Sat 9am - 5pm. Sun 9am - 4pm.

Weekly on Sunday - Bingo Night.  Rock Cut Brewing Company.  6 - 7:30pm

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 Monday, Wednesday at 5:30p and Sunday at 9am Group Bicycle Ride.  Via Bicycle Cafe.

Weekly on Tuesday - Free 5K group run.  Starts at the Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, Run begins at 6 pm

Weekly on Tuesday - Trivia Night.  Rock Cut Brewing Company.  7 pm to 8:30 pm

Weekly on Thursday - Chess Club.  Rock Cut Brewing Company.  6 pm to 9 pm

Weekly on Sunday - Taste & Create.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

 

Performances

Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, The Wheel Bar, The Barrel, The Other Side, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse, Marys Lake Lodge, Snowy Peaks Winery, Fajita Rita's, Ed's Cantina, Hunter's Chophouse, Rock Cut Brewing, and American Legion.

 

Exhibits

June 2:  First Friday Art Groove.  Throughout the Village.  5-8pm.

 

In the Park 

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

Saturday & Sunday:  Bear Necessities.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10:30am.

Sunday 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 & 6/17:  Beaver Meadows Evening Programs, 7pm.

Tues. Wed. & Thurs.:  Spring Bird Walk.  Cub Lake Trailhead.  8-9:30am.

Daily:  Big Horn Basics.  Sheep Lakes Info Station. 10:30am

June 10:  International Migratory Bird Day.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 8am - 2pm.

June 16:  Party with the Stars.  Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead 8:30pm.

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am to 4:30 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 - May 15-27 open 9am-4pm daily.  Starting May 28 open 9am - 5pm 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 - Starting May 26 (weather permitting) open daily 10:30am - 4:30pm.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Starting May 27 open daily 9am - 4:30pm.  See natural history exhibits or walk a half-mile nature trail.  Handicap accessible.

Sheep Lakes Information Station - Starting May 13 open daily.   Great viewing spot for park wildlife:  bighorn sheep, coyote, elk, and badgers.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 5 pm.  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, Estes Park Resort, The Other Side Restaurant, Ed's Cantina, The Waterfront Grill and Lonigan's Saloon.  If you want to be part of the entertainment, open mics, open stage, or karaoke can be found at The Wheel Bar and Lonigans.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday -  The Rock Inn.  6 pm to 9 pm

Every Friday, Saturday - Nicky's Steakhouse.  Jazz Piano.  6pm.

Every Friday, Saturday - Twin Owls Steakhouse.  Classical Guitar.  6pm - 9pm.

Every Tuesday, Thursday - Ed's Cantina.  6pm - 9pm.

Every Friday - The Other Side.  Jazz.  5pm - 8pm.

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