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:

Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest

Join the crowd in Grand Lake for their 6th Annual Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest.  You can register on Friday night during the Friday Night Welcome Party at Pancho & Lefty's starting at 5:30 pm.  Ice Fishing contests held throughout the day on Saturday.  Saturday Fisherman's Feast.  Door prizes at each event!  $40 entrance fee.  Entrants who are 14 years and younger are free.  Prizes awarded in three categories: Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout.  Contest begins at 7:00 a.m.

Dates: 
March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017

 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 Thursday - Chess Club.  Rock Cut Brewing Company.  6 pm to 9 pm

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

Weekly on Saturday - Free Fly Tying lessons at Kirk's Flyshop.  10 am

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

Feb 24:  Making Turns - Film, Raffle & Book Signing with Fritz Sperry.  Estes Park Mountain Shop.  6 pm

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30:  Dine Around Estes. $5 Tasting plates at 20 participating restaurants around town.  4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Mar 3:  First Friday Art Groove.  Throughout the village.  5 pm to 7 pm

Mar 3:  Community Yoga.  Estes Park Yoga.  6 pm to 7 pm

Mar 3:  Spoken Word & Poetry Slam.  Macdonald Book Shop.  7 pm to 9 pm

Mar 3-5:  Family Mountaineering & Backcountry Weekend.  Registration required. Check out the full schedule. YMCA of the Rockies.  Starts at 6 pm on Friday.

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

Mar 7 & 9:  Advanced Climbing for Kids.  Estes Park Mountain Shop.  6 pm

Mar 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.

Mar 25:  Coyotes - The Song Dogs of the West.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to 4 pm

Apr 29:  North with the Spring - Bird Migration.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8 am to 4:30 pm

May 5:  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.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

May 6:  Technology of Your Ancestors - Primitive 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

May 12:  Life Signs - Tracking the Invisible.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

May 13:  Hawks in Flight - Birds of Prey.  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 1 pm

May 13:  Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  For more information & reservations, go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.  8:30 am to 4 pm

 

Performances

Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, The Barrel, The Other Side, 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

Feb 24:  Actors, Song & Wine.  Live performance of Blame It On Hoboken.  Snowy Peaks Winery.  4 pm to 6 pm

Feb 26:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with New Wizard Oil Combination (men's chorus). The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

Mar 5:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Julia Kruger, Victor Bunin, & Natalia Tchaikovsky (solo and four hands piano). The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

Mar 10:  Estes Park - A Dedicated Town or Who's In Charge. Melodrama Play.  Pres. Community Church.  7 pm

Mar 19:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Peggy Lyon & Gregory Dufford (piano & clarinet). The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

Mar 26:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Seicento Baroque Ensemble (choral). The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

Apr 2:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Sandra Wong (fiddle, piano, double bass, percussion).  The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

Apr 9:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Antero Winds (oboe, flute, horn, bassoon, clarinet).  The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

Apr 23:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Fred & Audrey Peterbark (piano and vocal).  The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

Apr 30:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Estes Valley Chamber Singers (choral group).  The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

May 7:  Estes Park Music Festival - Winter Series with Miroslava/David McArthur (four hands piano).  The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall. For further information contact 970-586-9519 or go to www.EstesParkMusicFestival.org  2 pm

 

Exhibits

Winter Art Walk. Throughout the Estes Valley.  Continues through March 10.  12 pm to 5 pm

 

 

In the Park  

 

Mar 1-2:  Biennial Research Conference - People & Stewardship.  Research topics.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mar 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 - 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.

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