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.



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 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 Tuesdays:  Free 5K Group Run.  Starts at The Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, 6 pm

Weekly on Wednesdays.  Bugs & Brews.  Tie flies, fishing talk and tasty brews.  Estes Park Feed & Supply.  6 pm

May 21:  Pro-climber Tommy Caldwell, Accepting the Longs Peak Summit Club President's Achievement Award.  The Stanley Hotel.  7 pm

May 22 & 30:  Introduction to Essential Oils.  Riverspointe Spa.  4 pm

May 22-23:  Stanley Table Dinner featuring Black Bottle Brewery.  The Stanley Hotel.  6:30 pm

May 23-25:  Memorial Day Weekend Art Market.  Bond Park.  9 am

May 23:  5th Annual Lawson Skate Comp & Longboard Challenge.  Lawson Skate Park.  2 pm

May 28:  Birds at Twilight.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to or call 970-586-3262.  5:30 pm to 10 pm

May 29:  Windows to the West Artist & Buyers Gala.  Estes Park Events Complex.  7 pm

May 30:  Orienteering for Beginners - Map & Compass Basics in RMNP.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to or call 970-586-3262.  12:30 pm to 5 pm

May 30:  Centennial Speaker Series featuring Jill Baron.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  7 pm

May 31:  American Legion Post 119 Scholarship Golf Tournament.  Estes Park 18 Hole Golf Course.  8 am

Jun 1:  Meet Me @ The Museum - Virtual Walking Tour of Downtown Estes.  Estes Park Museum.  6:30 pm

Jun 2:  Introduction to Puppeteering with Bob Aiken.  Estes Park Library.  1 pm

Jun 3:  Moraine Park Bicycle Ride at RMNP.  Fall River Visitor Center.  8 am

Jun 5:  Duct Tape Crafts.  Estes Park Library.  2 pm

Jun 5:  Wild Inspirations.  Hear how RMNP has inspired the art of local artists.  Aspen & Evergreen Gallery.  5 pm to 7 pm

Jun 6:  International Bird Migration Day - Ranger-led birding excursion in RMNP.  Call 970-586-1206 for more information.  8 am - 12 pm

Jun 6:  North American Eagles.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Jun 6:  Technology of Your Ancestors - Primitive Survival Skills.  Field seminar led by Rocky Mountain Conservancy - Centennial Celebration Series.  For more information and to reserve go to or call 970-586-3262.

Jun 6 & 13:  Rocky Mountain Molecules - Chemical Storylines of Wonder.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium.  7 pm

Jun 8:  Boreal Toads - Amphibians at High Altitudes.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information and to reserve go to or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to 5 pm

Jun 17:  Art Adventures. Field Seminar for kids led by Rocky Mountain Conservancy - Centennial Celebration Series.  For more information and to reserve go to or call 970-586-3262.


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.

Weekly on Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat - Jazz Piano at Nicky's Steakhouse.  Wed & Thurs at 7 pm, Fri & Sat at 5 & 8 pm

May 22, 24:  The Impossible Paradise.  A play about Estes Park's early settlers.  Estes Park Museum.  May 22 at 7:30 pm, May 24 at 3 pm

May 23:  Thursday Night Live at Performance Park Summer Concert Series featuring Chain Station, playing Bluegrass music.  Performance Park.  7 pm

Jun 11:  Jazz in June Series featuring Temple Jazz Orchestra.  Performance Park.  7 pm

Jun 12-13:  The Oratorio Society of Estes Park presents a RMNP Centennial Celebration Concert.  Estes Park High School Auditorium.  Jun 12 at 7 pm, Jun 13 at 2 pm

Jun 13-14:  Big Band Bash at Performance Park.  Performances go from 12:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Jun 19:  Jazz in June Series featuring William and the Romantics.  Performance Park.  7 pm

Jun 24:  Jazz in June Series featuring Academy Jazz Ensemble (2-4 pm) and Blue 88's (4-6 pm).  Performance Park.



Capturing the Light.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through May 31

Fiber X Three.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through June 21

May 29:  Windows to the West - Fine Art Show.  Estes Park Events Complex.  Continues through May 31

May 30-31:  Western Merchandise Sale & Exhibit.  Estes Park Events Complex.  10 am

Jun 1:  18th Summer Art Walk.  Cultural Arts Council Gallery.  

Jun 5:  Long May They Run - A Tribute to American Wildlife.  Cultural Arts Council Gallery.

Jun 6:  Celebrating Rocky Invitational Art Show Opening Exhibition.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through July 23.  5 pm to 7 pm

Jun 12-14:  FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2015.  The Village Playhouse @ The Other Side Restaurant.  Jun 12, 12 pm to 5 pm; Jun 13, 10 am to 5 pm, Jun 14, 10 am to 3 pm 

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 - 11 am Saturday & Sunday

Spring Bird Walks - Bring binoculars & a field guide.  Meet at Cub Lake Trailhead in Moraine Park.  8 am - 9:30 am Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

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.  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 Winter.  Will re-open weekends in early May & will re-open daily on May 18, 2015.  8 am to 4:30 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 Winter.  Will re-open late May 2015, weather permitting.  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