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.



 Around Town

Through Feb 2015:  Ice Skating Rink open on the corner of Elkhorn Avenue and Riverside Drive.  Fridays 5-7 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm, with additional hours during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  

Weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday throughout the winter - 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 through April 2015:  Free 5K Group Run.  Starts at The Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, 6 pm

Weekly on Fridays through the holidays:  Festive Fridays - celebration of the holidays with chair massages, specials and holiday treats.  Maps available at Riverspointe Spa.  

Nov 28:  Catch the Glow Parade & Celebration.  Festivities from 12 to 4:30 pm at Bond Park.  Parade along Elkhorn Avenue at 5:30 pm

Nov 29:  Holiday House Christmas Bazaar.  Rocky Mountain Park Inn.  9 am to 3 pm

Nov 29-30:  Santa's Workshop.  Holiday themed activities for the whole family.  Estes Park Events Complex.  12 pm

Dec 1:  Then & Now Photographs of Estes Park.  Estes Park Museum.  1 pm

Dec 4:  Estes Park Museum Game Night.  "Tricky Trails."  6 pm to 8 pm

Dec 5:  Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.  Estes Park Events Complex.  3:30 pm

Dec 5-6:  Holiday Used Books Sale.  Estes Valley Library.  10 am

Dec 6:  Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Movie Marathon.  Estes Park Events Complex.  8 am to 5 pm

Dec 6:  Holiday Home Tour presented by Quota Club.  Throughout Estes Park.  Tickets available at the Estes Park Visitor Center.  11 am

Dec 6, 13:  Foot Reflexology Class.  Riverspointe Spa.  4:30 pm

Dec 6:  Full Moon Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park leaving from Beaver Meadows.  Call 970-586-1223 between 8am - 4pm to reserve a spot.

Dec 9:  A Crossroads Christmas - Gala Fundraising Event for the Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park.  Cultural Arts Council.  5 pm

Dec 11:  Essential Oils Health Benefits.  Riverspointe Spa.  4 pm

Dec 13:  Dasher Holiday 5K.  Starts at Bond Park.  11 am

Dec 13:  Tinsel Tavern Tour.  Around Town.  6 pm to 11 pm

Dec 19-20:  Last Minute Holiday Shop-a-Thon.  Downtown Estes.  


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

Nov 29:  Brad Fitch & Friends presents "Christmas Time with You" - Holiday Concert.  The Stanley Hotel.  7 pm

Nov 30:  Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel.  Pan Nation (steel drums).   For more information and a complete schedule visit  2 pm

Dec 5:  Blues Doctors - Live Album Recording.  American Legion.  7 pm

Dec 5:  Oratorio Society Holiday Concert.  Estes Park High School Auditorium.  7 pm



Nov 29:  Holiday Art Walk.  Galleries throughout Estes Park.  Maps available at the Cultural Arts Council.  Continues through Jan. 4 

Landscape, Still life & Abstract.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Dec. 29

Celebrating the Season.  Holiday Art Exhibition & Sale.  Continues through Jan. 3

Climb On!  History of Rocky Climbing in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park.  Estes Park Museum.  Exhibit continues through Oct. 4, 2015

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  (Closed for Winter) -  Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Ranger Led Programs are offered on weekends & include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, childrens programs, elk patrol, and more!

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily through winter 8 am - 4:30 pm, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  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.  Every Wednesday - Art in the Park.  7:30 pm.  Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.

Fall River Visitor Center - Closed for the Winter.  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 Winter.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Closed for the Winter.  Junior Ranger Headquarters will be at this location.  Handicap accessible.  

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily for the winter 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  970-586-4227

Park Theater  970-586-8904