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

Through Apr 23:  Estes Restaurant Week.  Throughout Estes.

Apr 17:  North with the Spring - Bird Migration.  Seminar.   For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Nature Assocation - 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org  8 am

Apr 17:  Taste of Estes.  Estes Park Conference Center.  5:30 pm

Apr 18-19:  Mysterious Owls of Rocky.  Seminar.   For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Nature Assocation - 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org  8 am

Apr 18-19:  Great Roads to Great Chefs Program.  Caleb Shriver of Dutch & Company Richmond, Virginia.  Table restaurant at the Stanley Hotel.  Call for reservations:  970-577-4160 or www.stanleyhotel.com/table

Apr 19:  Earth Day celebration at Rocky Mountaion National Park.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10 am

Apr 19-20:  FREE Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Apr 20:  Easter Egg Hunt.  Rocky Mountain Park Inn.  10 am

Apr 20:  Easter Egg Hunt.  Bring your basket to collect hidden eggs throughout the front lawn of the historic Stanley Hotel.  1 pm

Apr 24-27:  Stanley Film Festival.  The Stanley Hotel and additional Estes Park theaters.

Apr 26:  The Real Story of Stephen King, The Shining, and the 1975 Stanley Hotel.  Estes Park Archives Presentation.  George Hix Community Room, U.S. Bank Building.  1 pm

May 3:  Estes Park Duck Race.  Festivities begin at Nicky's Resort at 11 a.m.  Ducks go into the water at 1 p.m. and activities continue in Riverside Plaza until the last duck swims past the finish line.

Jun 10 - Aug 26:  Grand Lake Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus, Tuesdays from 8 am to 5 pm.  Reservations required.  For more details, contact Rocky Mountain Nature Assocation - 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org

Jun 13 - Sep 5:  Escape to Bear Lake:  An Educational Adventure by Bus, Fridays from 8 am to noon.  Reservations required.  For more details, contact Rocky Mountain Nature Assocation - 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org

June 11 - Sep 4:  Journey to the Top!  A Trail Ridge Road Adventure, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9 am to 3:30 pm.  Reservations required.  For more details, contact Rocky Mountain Nature Assocation - 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org

 

Performances

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

Apr 19:  Betsy Skinner & Margie Patterson - Vocal Solos.  Peak to Peak Concert Series.  Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church.  3 pm

Apr 27:  Estes Valley Chamber Singers.  Renaissance Music.  The Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

May 4:  Estes Park Music Festival - 2014 Winter Series.  Estes Valley Chamber Singers - Classical Choir.  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

May 18:  Estes Park Music Festival - 2014 Winter Series.  Miroslava Mintcheva & David McArthur - Duo Pianos.  Stanley Hotel.  2 pm

 

Exhibits

17th Annual Student Expressions Exhibit.  Exhibit continues through April 26

6th Annual Winter Art Walk.  Maps available at Cultural Arts Council.  Continues through May 11

Sandzen in Estes Park Exhibit.  Estes Park Museum.  Through Aug 3, 2014.

 

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 2 pm (weather permitting) Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Ranger Led Programs are offered daily & include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, children's programs, elk patrol, and more!

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open 8 am - 4:30 pm daily.  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.  Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.

Fall River Visitor Center - Closed for the season.  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.

Alpine Visitor Center - Closed for the season.  Will re-open late May 2014.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Visitor Center - Closed for 2013.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open 8 am - 4:30 pm daily.  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 Lonigan's.
The Wheel Bar specializes in Texas Hold Em, and Twin Owls Steakhouse hosts a magic show. 

Every Wednesday - Longz Mountain Grill hosts a Trivia night.  7 pm

 

Every Week - call for current shows and times

Reel Mountain Theatre  970-586-4227

Park Theater  970-586-8904