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:

Dine Around Estes Park

Join us in a town-wide dine around event every Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  14 different restuarants will offer a $5 tasting plate from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  Different menus each week.  The different restaurants that are participating are:  

Dates: 
March 5, 2015
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March 12, 2015
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March 19, 2015
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March 26, 2015

Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest

Join the crowd in Grand Lake for their 4th Annual Grand Lake Ice Fishing Contest.  You can register on Friday night during the Friday Night Welcome Party at Pancho & Lefty's.  Ice Fishing contests held throughout the day on Saturday.  $40 entrance fee.  Entrants who are 14 years and younger are free.  Prizes awarded in three categories: Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout.  There will also be a Kid's Wildlife Snow Art Contest.  Contest begins at 7:00 a.m. Awards ceremony March 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Pancho & Lefty's.

Dates: 
March 7, 2015 - March 8, 2015

Dine Around Estes Park

Join us in a town-wide dine around event every Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  14 different restuarants will offer a $5 tasting plate from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  Different menus each week.  The different restaurants that are participating are:  

Dates: 
March 5, 2015
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March 12, 2015
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March 19, 2015
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March 26, 2015

 Around Town

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

Monthly on the 2nd Thursday through March, 2015:  Museum Game Night at Estes Park Museum.  6 - 8 pm

Weekly on Thursdays.  Painting on the Rocks - a painting class.  Coffee on the Rocks.  4 pm

Weekly on Fridays.  Painting on Peaks.  A painting class & local wine.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  5 pm

Mar 5:  Full Moon Walk.  Reservations open 1 week in advance and are limited to 6 people per reservation.  Call 970-586-1223 between 8am - 4pm to reserve a spot.

Mar 7:  Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4 pm

Mar 7, 21:  Winter Ecology, a Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families.  Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am

Mar 7:  Across the Divide GeoTour GeoCache Kick-off Party.  The Other Side Restaurant.  Reservations required.  11:30 am

Mar 7:  Casino Night at the Stanley Hotel.  Presented by Sunrise Rotary.  7 pm

Mar 7:  Bob Flame - A Rocky Mountain Ranger.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  7 pm

Mar 10:  Essential Oils - Chemical-Free Living.  Riverspointe Spa.  4 pm

Mar 12:  Museum Game Night - Estes Park Bingo.  Estes Park Museum.  6 pm

Mar 17:  Lonigan's St. Patrick's Day Celebration.  Lonigan's Saloon Nightclub & Grill - An Irish Pub.  7 pm

Mar 17:  St. Patrick's Day Party with Ruddy Buggers.  Rock Inn Mountain Tavern.  8:30 pm

Mar 28:  Coyotes - the Song Dogs of the West.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to 4 pm

Apr 17, 18:  Mysterious Owls of Rocky.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  3 to 9 pm

Apr 18-19:  Free Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.  

Apr 23:  North with the Spring - Bird Migration.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to 4:30 pm

Apr 25:  Earth Day/National Junior Ranger Day.  Events at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.


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, and American Legion.

Mar 6, 7, 13, 14 & 15:  Melodrama: The Great National Park Dedication or The Day We Almost Lost Estes Park.  Theater.  Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies.  Mar 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 pm.  Mar 15 at 2 pm.

Mar 8:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Seicento Baroque Ensemble.  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Mar 15:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Lark Powers on the piano.  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Mar 22:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Los Boyos: Masters of the Irish Guitar.  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Mar 29:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Boulder Bassoon Quartet.  Stanely Hotel.  2 pm

Apr 4:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series FREE concert - Peggy Lyon on the piano & Gregory Dufford on the clarinet.  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Apr 12:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Giddy Up Kitty (bluegrass).  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

Apr 19:  Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Estes Valley Chamber Singers Season Finale.  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

 

Exhibits

Mentor/Student Show.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Mar 29  

Mar 7:  Women's History Month Art Exhibit.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through Apr 5

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 

Weekly on Saturdays through March 21, 2015:  Animals in Winter Ranger-led program.  Meets at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10:30 am

Weekly on Sundays through March 15, 2015:  Wild in Winter Ranger-led program.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10 - 11 am

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.

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