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.



Rails in the Rockies 2016

Model Railroad buff in your family?  Bring ALL the kids to the 19th Annual Model Railroad Show in Estes Park titled "Rails in the Rockies 2016 ™" organized by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders.  More than 16,000 square feet of space house 20+ model train layouts and displays from 28 vendors. Enjoy interactive activities for both children and adults!  Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 9-4.  Adults $5; Kids 12 & under Free w/ adult.  Estes Park Conference Center at Rocky Mountain Park Inn.

February 13, 2016 - February 14, 2016

 Around Town

Weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - Sip & Paint.  Learn to paint a masterpiece while enjoying delicious drinks.  Murphy's Resort.  Call for info, 970-480-2955970-480-2955 .  Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm

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 Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday - Weaving Demonstrations.  Weaver's Attic in the Old Church Shops.  1 to 3 pm  

Weekly on Sundays.  Taste & Create - Painting class.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  4 pm

Feb 12:  Avalanche Awareness & Outdoor Safety in Wintertime.  Field program by Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262970-586-3262  or online at  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Feb 12:  Pond Hockey Shoot-out.  Trout Haven Fishing Pond.  4 pm

Feb 12-14:  For the Love of Arts, Benefit Sale.  Cultural Arts Council.  Fri & Sat. 12 pm to 5 pm, Sun. 12 pm to 3 pm

Feb 12:  Valentine's Day Karaoke Party.  The American Legion.  6 pm to 8 pm

Feb 13, Mar 5 & 19:  Winter Ecology - A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262970-586-3262  or online at   9 am to 1 pm

Feb 13:  Skate Night, Date Night.  Trout Haven Fishing Pond.  4 to 6 pm

Feb 13-14:  Rails in the Rockies 2016.  19th Annual Model Railroad Show.  Estes Park Conference Center at Rocky Mountain Park Inn.  Sat 9 am to 5 pm, Sun 9 am to 4 pm

Feb 20:  Love Your Local Authors Festival.  Estes Valley Library.  1 pm to 4 pm

Feb 21:  Estes Park Bridal Expo.

Feb 22 & Mar 23:  Full Moon Walk with a Ranger.  Reservations required - call 970-586-1223 between 8 am and 4 pm to reserve a spot.   

Feb 25-27:  Photographing Winter Landscapes.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262970-586-3262  or online at  Times vary

Feb 26-28:  YMCA Family Winter Mountaineering & Backcountry Weekend  

Feb 27:  Winter Survival Skills.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262970-586-3262  or online at  9 am to 4:30 pm

Mar 5-6:  Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest.  Grand Lake.  

Mar 12:  Whiskey Warmup.  Riverside Plaza.  1 to 4 pm

Mar 26:  Coyotes - The Song Dogs of the West.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at  8 am to 4 pm



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, Snowy Peaks Winery, and American Legion.

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

Weekly on Thursdays - Mountain Town Trio.  Acoustic music.  Estes Park Resort.  6 pm

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

Weekly on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - Bob Smallwood at Crag's Lodge.  7 pm

The Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series runs most Sundays from November through April.  For more information, go to or call (970)586-9519(970)586-9519 .

Feb 13:  Love Songs from Musicals & Operas.  Peak to Peak Concert.  2 pm to 3 pm 

Feb 14:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Jerry Barlow (Celtic).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Feb 21:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Fred & Audrey Peterbark (Vocal & Piano).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Feb 28:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Sphere Ensemble (String Quartet).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Mar 6:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Piano Prodigy from Kruger Studio (Piano).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Mar 20:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series featuring Lark Powers & Ricardo de la Torre (Four Hands Piano).  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm


Impressions of Life, Love & Passion: A Show for Valentine's Day.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through Feb 26.  

Meet the New Artists.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Feb 14.


In the Park 

Feb 13 & 27, Mar 12:  Saturday Evening Program - NPS Centennial Program.  Topics to be discussed: NPS Mission (Feb 13), Wildlife (Feb 27), and Research (Mar 12). Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium.  7 to 8 pm

Feb 22, Mar 23:  Full Moon Hike with a Ranger.  Reservations required up to one week in advance between 8 am and 4 pm at 970-586-1223970-586-1223 .

Saturdays & Sundays - Wild in Winter.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10 to 11 am

Saturdays, Sundays & Wednesdays through Mar 19 - Snowshoe Ecology Walks.  Reservations required no more than 7 days in advance.  Call 970-586-1223970-586-1223  between 8 am and 4 pm.  12:30 to 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 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 - Closed for the season, except Dec 12-13, 19-24 and Dec 26-Jan 3, 2016 from 9 am to 4 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 - Closed for the season.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Closed for the season.  See natural history exhibits or walk a half-mile nature trail.  Handicap accessible.  

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 4:30 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 Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Mic.  9 pm

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


Every Week - call for current shows and times

Reel Mountain Theatre  970-586-4227970-586-4227 

Park Theater  970-586-8904970-586-8904