Estes Valley Farmer's Market. Every Thursday through Sept. 26 Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. 8 am
Butterfly Release. Sculpture Garden at the Stanley Hotel. Every Monday 4 pm.
June 17: Why Tai Chi? Lecture. Estes Valley Library 7 pm.
June 17: "Our Wonderful World" Lecture Series: Explore the Arctic of Northern Alaska. Estes Valley Library 7 pm.
June 18: Alluvial Fan Nature Hunt: A Virtual Geocache Adventure. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 970-586-3262.
June 19, 20, or 21: Journey to the Top: A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 970-586-3262.
June 19: Awesome Origami. Youth Art Class. Art Center of Estes Park. 1:30pm.
June 19: The Art of Sculpture Class. Ages 9-11. Estes Park Museum. 10 am.
June 20: Making Memories: Kid's Photo-Journaling in Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 970-586-3262.
June 20: Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 970-586-3262.
June 20: Pastel Painting the Degas Way. Adult Art Class. Art Center of Estes Park. 10 am.
June 20: Summer Birding with a Naturalist. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 970-586-3262.
June 21-23: Capturing Wildlife Images. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 970-586-3262.
June 22: Scandinavian Midsummer Dance Festival. Performance Park Amphitheatre. 10 am.
June 22 & 23: Arts & Crafts Market. Glen Haven. 9 am - 5 pm.
June 22 & 23: Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. 10 am.
June 22 & 23: Pen & Ink Sketches with Watercolor: A Travel Sketchbook. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 970-586-3262.
June 25: Cheley Camp Tour. 10 am - noon. Call 970-577-3766 for reservations.
June 28 & 29: Westernaires exciting Mounted Drill Team Performance. Stanley Fairgrounds. 7 pm.
July 6: Ski Hidden Valley. Movie. Estes Park Conference Center 201 S. St. Vrain. 3 pm.
Every Wednesday: Cowboy Brad Fitch Concert. YMCA of the Rockies Outdoor Amphitheatre 7 pm.
Every Sunday - Tuesday: Cowboy Sing-along. Bond Park. 7 pm.
June 16: Music in the Mountains. Rocky Ridge Music Center Faculty Concert. Rocky Ridge Music Center 3 pm.
June 14: Barlow Plaza Concert with Elk Hollow. Barlow Plaza. 5:30 pm.
June 14: Choice City Singers concert. YMCA of the Rockies Hempel Auditorium. 7:30 pm.
June 15: Barlow Plaza Entertainment - Dick Orleans. Barlow Plaza. 5:30 pm.
June 15: Star Edwards and Kingbeat. YMCA of the Rockies Hempel Auditorium. 7:30 pm.
June 18: The Flying A's. YMCA of the Rockies Hempel Auditorium. 7:30 pm.
June 19: Wednesday Night at Performance Park with Vic Anderson. Amphitheatre 7 pm.
June 20: Longmont Concert Band at Thursday Night Live. Performance Park Amphitheatre 7:30 pm.
June 21: Skanson & Hanson. YMCA of the Rockies Hempel Auditorium. 7:30 pm.
June 21: Nancy Cook Folk Concert. Barlow Plaza. 5:30 pm.
June 22: Dick Orleans Folk/Rock Concert. Barlow Plaza 5:30 pm.
June 22: Strangebyrds Folk/Rock/Blues Concert. YMCA of the Rockies Hempel Auditorium. 7:30 pm.
Beyond the Baldpate: The Photographic Works of Charles Mace. Estes Park Museum. Through Sept. 8, 2013.
Color My World. Art Center of Estes Park. Opening May 17. Through June 23.
Art of the Parks 2013 - Celebrating our National Park System. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park. Opening June 1. Through June 23.
June 8-9: Face of Fiber in the Rockies. Elkhorn Lodge. 10 am.
In the Park
Skins and Skulls - Every Day. 20-30 minute talk. Fall River Visitor Center. 3 pm.
Ranger Led Programs are offered daily & include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, children's programs, wildflower walks, and more!
Evening Programs every night at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Moraine Park Campground Amphitheatre and Aspenglen Campground Amphitheatre.
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 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.
Alpine Visitor Center - Open 10:30 am - 4:30 pm daily, weather permitting. Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!
Moraine Park Visitor Center - Closed for 2013.
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. Cooper's Highland Pub hosts a Trivia night.
During summer, Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad Fitch is nightly Sunday - Tuesday in Performance Park at 7 pm.
Every Week - call for current shows and times
Reel Mountain Theatre 970-586-4227
Park Theater 970-586-8904
Barleen's Rocky Mountain Opry 970-577-8000 July - Sept, Wed-Sat 7:30p, some Sat Matinees