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:

There are no events scheduled for this week.

 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, 970-480-2955.  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 - Trivia Night.  Rock Cut Brewing Company.  7 pm to 8:30 pm

Weekly on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday - Weaving Demonstrations.  Upper Level of the Old Church Shops.  1 pm to 3 pm

Weekly on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Ice skating at Trout Haven Resorts. Special promotions on Friday & Sunday.  10 am to 7 pm

Weekly on Sunday - Taste & Create.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Dec 9, 16 & 23:  Festive Fridays. Holiday shopping, treats & special offers.  Throughout downtown Estes Park. 

Dec 9:  Partner Yoga Workshop.  Estes Park Yoga.  6 pm to 7:15 pm

Dec 10:  Dasher 5K Run

Dec 10:  Kirk's Flyshop 8th Annual Open House.  Sales all day!  Meet industry celebrities & authors for book signings from 2 pm to 5 pm. Doors open 8 am, close at 8 pm.

Dec 10:  Tinsel Tavern Tour.  Throughout downtown Estes Park.  6 pm

Dec 11:  Journey to the Divine Feminine Within. Estes Park Yoga.  2 pm to 3:30 pm

Dec 13 & Jan 12:  Full Moon Walk with a Ranger. RSVP required at (970) 586-1224 no more than 7 days in advance. Maximum six people per reservation.

Dec 16:  Sound Healing Series.  Estes Park Yoga.  6:30 pm to 8 pm

Dec 23:  John Denver Christmas Party with Steve Erickson - benefit dinner and concert.  Lonigans.  5:30 pm to 9 pm

Dec 31:  New Year's Eve Bash featuring Chain Station.  The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern.  10 pm to 1 am

Jan 13 & Feb 10:  Avalanche Awareness & Outdoor Safety in Winter.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jan 21, Feb 4 & 11, Mar 4 & 18:  Winter Ecology - A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Kids 5 and under Free!!  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am to 1 pm

Feb 4:  Winter Survival Skills.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  9 am to 4:30 pm

Feb 24-26:  Photographing Winter Landscapes.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  Times vary per day.

 

Performances

Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, The Barrel, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse, Marys Lake Lodge, Snowy Peaks Winery, Fajita Rita's, Hunter's Chophouse, and American Legion.

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

Weekly on Thursdays - Mountain Town Trio performing classic rock at Fajita Rita's.  6 pm to 9 pm

Weekly on Fridays - Live music - Acoustic.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Dec 9:  Ring in the Holidays. Christmas concert with the Handbell Choir. Rocky Mountain Church.  7 pm to 8:30 pm

Dec 9:  Tom Prasada-Rao playing acoustic music.  American Legion Post 119.  7:30 pm to 10 pm

Dec 10:  Moraine Belles.  Cultural Arts Council gallery.  3 pm to 4:30 pm

Dec 10:  The Estes Park Chorale & The Mountain Men Chorus singing Christmas Around the World.  Ruesch Auditorium at the YMCA of the Rockies.  7 pm 

Dec 10:  Christmas in the Rocky. Christmas concert.  American Legion Post 119.  7:30 pm to 10 pm

Dec 11:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Elise Campbell, playing flute and vocal. The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org   2 pm

Dec 11:  Very Merry Christmas Concert.  Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies.  2 pm

Dec 17:  Dense Stookesberry plus The Uncommon Connection Men's Quartet celebrates Christmas in Song.  Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran.  2 pm to 3:15 pm 

Dec 17:  Elk Hollow playing acoustic.  Cultural Arts Council Gallery.  3 pm to 4:30 pm

Dec 18:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with The Estes Valley Singers. The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org   2 pm

Dec 18:  Making Merry.  Music & play at the Estes Park High School Auditorium.  2 pm to 4 pm

Dec 21:  Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Bogus Flow.  The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern.  8:30 pm to 11 pm

Jan 22:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with The Boulder Bassoon Quartet. The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org   2 pm

Jan 29:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Trio Cordilleras. The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org   2 pm

 

Exhibits

Autumn Art Walk. Throughout Estes Valley.  Art Walk continues through Dec. 9.  12 pm to 5 pm

Holiday Gifts & Miniatures Show.  Cultural Arts Council Fine Arts Gallery.  Exhibit continues through Dec 31.  12 pm to 5 pm

Up Close and Personal.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Dec 26.  10 am to 5 pm

Annual Holiday Art Show.  Earthwood Collections.  Exhibit continues through Dec 9.  10 am to 6 pm

Jewelry Celebration. Earthwood Artisans.  Exhibit continues through Dec 31.  10 am to 6 pm

Bells & Whistles exhibit. Estes Park Museum.  Exhibit continues through Dec 12.  12 pm to 4 pm

Dec 6:  A Crossroads Christmas VIII.  Cultural Arts Council Fine Art Gallery.  5 pm to 8 pm

Dec 10:  Meet the Artist Event - Oil Painter Dawn Normali.  Earthwood Collections.  12 pm to 2 pm

Dec 10 - Mar 10:  Winter Art Walk. Throughout the Estes Valley.  12 pm to 5 pm

Dec 16:  Heart of Expression Art Sale.  Work from 13 artists on sale to benefit a local non-profit. Elkins Whiskey.  5 pm to 8 pm

 

In the Park  

 

Dec 13 & Jan 12:  Full Moon Walk with a ranger. RSVP required at (970) 586-1224 no more than 7 days in advance. Maximum six people per reservation.

Every Saturday & Sunday through Mar 19, 2017 - Wild in Winter! Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10 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 Season - except open for the last weekend in November and some weekends in December.  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 - Open daily from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (weather permitting). Please call 970-586-1222 for Trail Ridge Road conditions before going as weather conditions can change quickly and at any time. 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.

Sheep Lakes Information Station - Closed for the Season.  Great viewing spot for park wildlife:  bighorn sheep, coyote, elk, and badgers.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 4:30 pm.  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, 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 The Barrel and Lonigans.

Every Tuesday -  Open Bluegrass Jam.  The Rock Inn.  6 pm to 9 pm

Every Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Stage.  9 pm

Every Thursday - Folk Bluegrass Pick.  The Barrel.  6 pm to 9 pm

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

Every Sunday - The Barrel hosts an Open Mic.  3 pm to 6 pm

 

Every Week - call for current shows and times

Reel Mountain Theatre  970-586-4227

Park Theater  970-586-8904