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:

 Around Town

Through 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 Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org

Through 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 Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org

Through Sep 24:  Summer Enchanted Evenings at the Baldpate Inn, every Wednesday at 7 pm.  Free.

Through Sep 25:  Farmer's Market every Thursday.  Bond Park.  8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Through Sep 30:  Free 5K group run every Tuesday.  Starts at Stanley Hotel.  6 pm

Sep 11 through Oct 18:  Elk Expeditions every Thursday, Friday, Saturday.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  

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Aug 28:  Big Screen Football Buffet at the Historic Park Theatre.  Denver vs. Dallas.  6:00 pm

Aug 28:  Presentation by author Tom Gootz “Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park: The Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention.” Estes Park Museum.  7:00 pm

Aug 29:  Hike with a Naturalist - Granite Falls.  A Grand Lake area class.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Aug 29:  Downtown History Walking Tour.  Bond Park.  8:30 am

Aug 29:  Cool Nights Cruz-In Car Show.  Estes Park Visitor Center.  5:30 pm

Aug 30:  Climate Change in the Rockies.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Aug 30:  Chuck Wagon Cook-Off.  Fairgrounds.  6:00 pm

Aug 30 & 31:  Alpaca Market.  Wool Barn at the Fairgrounds.  Aug 30: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Aug 30: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Aug 30 & 31:  Colorado Senior Pro Charity Rodeo.  Fairgrounds.  Slack at 9:00 am, Performances at 3:00 pm

Aug 30 - Sep 1: Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show.  Bond Park.  9:00 am

Sep 4:  Essential Oils Health Benefits.  Riverspointe Spa.  4:00 pm

Sep 4-7:  Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highlands Festival.  Fairgrounds.  Sep 4: 7:30 pm, Sep 5-7: 9:00 am

Sep 5:  Hike with a Naturalist - Ute Trail.  Centennial Celebration Class.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sep 6:  Longs Peak Up-Close.  Seminar.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Sep 8:  Rocky Mountain National Park:  The First 100 Years.  Centennial Celebration Class.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Sep 12:  Hike with a Naturalist - Estes Cone.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sep 12-14:  Photographing Wildlife:  When, Where & How.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  

Sep 13:  Bighorn Ecology & Management.  Centennial Celebration Class.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sep 15:  History of the Fisheries of Rocky Mountain National Park.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sep 19:  Hike with a Naturalist - Black Lake.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sep 20:   Tassel-eared Squirrels:  Ghosts of the Ponderosa Pine Forest.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sep 20-21:  Photographing the Wildlife & Wonder of Autumn with John Fielder.  Centennial Celebration Class.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  

Sep 28:  The World of Wapiti - Rocky Mountain Elk.  For details & reservations, contact Rocky Mountain Conservancy - 970-586-3262 or www.RMConservancy.org  12:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Performances

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

Aug 29-31:  The Impossible Paradise.  Theater at the Baldpate Inn.  Aug 29 & 30 at 6:30 pm, Aug 31 at 3:00 pm

Aug 30:  John Denver Tribute Concert with Brad Fitch.  Fairgrounds.  Doors open 5:00 pm

Aug 30:  Tom Oates Premier Performance.  Performance Park.  7:00 pm

Aug 31:  Nashville in the Rockies featuring Mark Selby & Tia Sillers, and special guest Rick Brantley.  Presented by the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center.  Doors open at the Estes Park Events Center at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 7:30 pm

Sep 3-5:  Rocky Mountain Opry.  Sep 3 & 5 is a Variety Show, Sep 4 is Best of Broadway.  National Park Village Playhouse.  7:30 pm  


Exhibits

Summer Art Walk.  Throughout Estes Park.  Maps available at Cultural Arts Council.  Continues throug Sept 1.

Look What's Turning my Crank!  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Sep 14.

Plein Air Rockies 2014 Exhibition & Sale.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through Oct. 26

Western Light.  Earthwood Collections.  Exhibit continues through Oct. 31.

 

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.  Every Wednesday - Art in the Park.  7:30 pm.  Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.

Fall River Visitor Center - Open 9 am to 5 pm daily.  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 10:30 to 4:30 daily.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Open 9 am to 4:30 pm daily.  Junior Ranger Headquarters will be at this location.  Handicap accessible.  Discovery Days for families every Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm.

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 Tuesday & Thursday - American Legion hosts Bingo.  7 pm

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

Every Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Mic.  9 pm

Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday - Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad Fitch.  Bond Park.  7 pm

Every Friday & Saturday - Lonigans hosts Karaoke.  9 pm

 

Every Week - call for current shows and times

Reel Mountain Theatre  970-586-4227

Park Theater  970-586-8904