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:

 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 Tuesday - Grand Lake Safari.  Starts on Jun 14 through Aug 30 Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  

Weekly on Wednesday & Thursday - Journey to the Top: A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure.  Starts Jun 8 through Sep 1  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 3:30 pm

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

Weekly on Friday - Sunset Safari.  Starts on Jun 10 through Sep 2 Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  

Apr 29:  Estes Park Mountain Festival.  Celebrating Arbor Day, Earth Day & Community.  Estes Park Events Complex.  9 am to 3 pm

May 2:  There's More to this Place than Meets the Eye - 100 Years of Environmental Change in RMNP.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

May 4:  Adventures in Textures.  The Stitchin' Den.  4 pm to 6 pm

May 6:  Floods - Going to Extremes.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4 pm

May 6:  Friday Art Groove Social.  Earthwood Collections.  5 pm to 8 pm

May 6:  Spoken Word Poetry Jam.  Riverside Plaza.  7 pm to 9 pm

May 7:  Estes Park Duck Waddle 5K.  Online registration closes May 6th.  Race day registration at Town Hall - 7:30 am.  9 am start on Elkhorn Avenue.  10 am Duck Race Festival at Bond Park. 

May 7:  Estes Park Duck Race for Charity.  Begins at Nicky's at 1 pm

May 7:  Adventures in Techniques.  The Stitchin' Den.  4 pm to 6 pm

May 7 & 8:  Surprise Sidewalk Sale.  Downtown Estes.

May 12:  Hawks in Flight - Birds of Prey.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 1 pm

May 13:  Behind the Scenes at RMNP.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 1 pm

May 13:  Life Signs - Tracking the Invisible.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

May 13-15:  Vintage Market Days.  An upscale sale of furnishings, d├ęcor, arts & more.  Estes Park Events Center.  10 am to 5 pm

May 20-21, 28, Jun 4, 11 & 18:  Evening Programs at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  7 pm to 7:45 pm

May 21:  Nature's Engineers - Beavers.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  3 pm to 8 pm

May 21:  Orienteering for Beginners - Map & Compass Basics in RMNP.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  12:30 pm to 5 pm

May 26:  Birds at Twilight.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  5:30 pm to 10 pm

Jun 4:  Falcons - Streamlined for Speed.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Jun 4-5:  Technology of Your Ancestors - Primitive Survival Skills.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 4:30 pm both days

 

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, 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 estesparkmusicfestival.org or call (970)586-9519(970)586-9519.

May 1:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series (re-scheduled from Apr 17 due to winter storm) featuring Estes Valley Chamber Singers.  Program - Of Light and Stars.  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

May 7:  Keeping Bears in Mind Benefit Concert - An Educational Fundraiser starring Cowboy Brad Fitch & The TropiCowboy Band.  Estes Park Events Center.  6 pm to 9 pm


Exhibits

It's Just Red, Yellow & Blue... and what you do with it! exhibit.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through May 8.  10 am to 5 pm

Drawn to Black Canyon - The History & Beauty of MacGregor Ranch.  Estes Park Museum.  Exhibit continues through Oct 31.  Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

May 6-29:  Capturing the Light 2016.  Cultural Arts Council Fine Arts Gallery.  12 pm to 5 pm

 

In the Park 

Apr 30:  Springing into Life Activity Table.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10 am to 11 am

May 28:  Coyote Valley River Walk.  Meets at Coyote Valley Trailhead in RMNP on the West side of the park along Trail Ridge Road.  10 am to 11 am

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday through Jun 16:  Spring Bird Walk.  Leaving from Cub Lake Trailhead in Moraine Park.  9 am to 10:30 am

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from May 1 to Jun 18:  Bear Necessities.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10:30 am to 11 am

Daily  from May 14 to Jun 18:  Bighorn Basics.  Sheep Lakes Information Station.  10:30 am to 11 am

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