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 - Artisan's Market.  Handmade goods from local artisans.  George Hix Riverside Plaza.  10 am to 4 pm

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 through Aug 30 - Grand Lake Safari.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  

Weekly on Wednesday & Thursday through Sep 1 - Journey to the Top: A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 3:30 pm

Weekly on Friday through Sep 2 - Sunset Safari.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  

Weekly on Friday starting through Sep 16 - Old Fall River Road Trip - An Educational Adventure by Bus.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 on online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 3:30 pm

Weekly on Sunday through mid-October.  Explore Rocky Mountain Yoga.  All levels yoga class for locals and visitors.  Performance Park.  8:15 am to 9:45 am

Jul 21:  Who Pooped in the Woods?  Program for children 7 to 12 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 12 noon

Jul 21, Aug 4:  Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies - Tiny But Amazing Creatures of Rocky.  Program for children 4 to 6 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  10 am to 11:30 am

Jul 22, Aug 5 & 12:  Kids' Fly-Fishing & Stream Ecology.  Program for children from 7 to 15 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 1 pm

Jul 22, Aug 12:  Stories Behind the Moon & Stars.  Program lasts 1.5 hours.  Meet at Moraine Park Discovery Center.  July programs at 8:15 pm, Aug program at 8:00 pm.

Jul 23-24:  Welcome the Wolves - An upclose wolf experience. Hermit Park Open Space. 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Jul 23:  Snowy Grass Bluegrass Festival. Baldwin/Riverside Park. 1 pm to 5 pm

Jul 24:  Winemaker's Dinner. An interactive 5-course wine pairing. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Jul 25, 26:  Downtown History Walk. Bond Park. 8:30 am to 10 am

Jul 26, Aug 9:  Hollowell Park Nature Hunt - A Virtual Geocache Adventure.  Program for children 9 to 13 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9:30 am to 12 noon

Jul 27, Aug 10:  Plant & Wildflower Identification with a Naturalist.  Jul 27 - Sunflower Family, Aug 10 - Gentian Family.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org.   8 am to 12 noon

Jul 27:  What's Hiding Underwater.  Program for children 8 to 12 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 12 noon

Jul 28:  Lions, Coyotes & Bears, Oh My!  Program for children 4 to 6 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  10 am to 11:30 am

Jul 28-30:  Rocky Mountain National Park Night Sky Festival.  Activities, Speakers, Programs & Night Sky Viewing.  Times vary.

Jul 29:  To Be a Tree.  Program for children 4 to 6 years old.  Field seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  10 am to 11:30 am

Jul 29, Aug 5 & 26:  Astronomy in the Park.  Observe the night sky with a ranger and a volunteer expert astronomer.  30-minute program followed by viewing.  Meet at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.  Jul 29 at 8:15 pm, Aug 5 & 26 at 8:00 pm

Aug 2:  Upper Beaver Meadows Nature Hunt - A Virtual Geocache Adventure.  Program for children 9 to 13 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9:30 am to 12 noon

Aug 3:  Kids' Art in the Park - Sketching.  Program for children 6 to 10 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 12 noon

Aug 3:  Rocky Mountain Trailblazers - Kids' Hiking Series.  Emerald Lake.  Program for children 7 to 15 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  9 am to 1:30 pm

Aug 11:  Rocky Mountain Rock Hunt.  Program for children 4 to 6 years old.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  10 am to 11:30 am

Aug 12:  Secret Places in Rocky Mountain National Park - Moraine Park.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  8 am to 12 noon

Aug 21:  Day-tripping Photography, A Day in the Field Photographing Wildlife.  Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Reservations required at 970-586-3262 or online at www.RMConservancy.org  6:30 am to 7:30 pm

 

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 Mondays, Tuesdays & Sundays - Cowboy Singalong with Brad Fitch.  Bond Park.  7 pm to 8 pm

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

Weekly on Wednesdays & Thursdays - 2nd Annual Wednesday Night Live & 18th Annual Thursday Night Live.  Performance Park, 417 West Elkhorn Avenue.  Concerts begin at 7 pm weather permitting.  For more information and list of performers, call 970-586-9203 or www.EstesArts.com

Weekly on Thursdays - Mountain Town Trio performing classic rock at the Estes Park Resort

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

Weekly on Fridays & Saturdays -  Ray Young playing Jazz Piano at Nicky's Steakhouse.  6 pm to 9 pm

Weekly on Saturdays - Raise the Roof USO Show.  American Legion Post.  7 pm to 8:30 pm

Weekly on Saturdays - Mountain Town Trio playing classic rock at Mary's Lake Lodge.  6 pm to 9 pm  

Weekly on Sundays - Jon Pickett playing Acoustic at The Rock Inn.  11 am to 2 pm

Jul 20:  David Michael Boyd performing Blues.  Performance Park.  7 pm

Jul 21:  Peggy Mann performing Acoustic. Performance Park.  7 pm

Jul 23:  Rock'n'Roll Cowboys. Park Village Playhouse. 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Jul 24:  Music in the Mountains Faculty Concert playing works by Barber, Wolpert, & Muczynski, along with a performance by the Southwest String Quartet with pianist Nathan Hess of Brahms's piano quintet. Rocky Ridge Music Center, 465 Longs Peak Road. 3 pm

Jul 25:  Mozart's Summer of the Symphony. Stanley Hotel. 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Jul 26:  Lawrence Meredith playing acoustic. Performance Park. 7 pm

Jul 27:  Highland Brass Quintet.  Performance Park.  7 pm

Jul 28:  Riverside Ramblers.  Performance Park.  7 pm

Aug 18:  Great Blue singing acoustic/folk/Americana.  Performance Park.  7 pm to 9 pm


Exhibits

Drawn to Black Canyon - The History & Beauty of MacGregor Ranch.  Estes Park Museum.  Exhibit continues through Oct 31.  Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Impressionism and Realisms.  Art Center of Estes Park.  Exhibit continues through Jul 31.  10 am to 5 pm

National Treasures - Celebrating our National Park System.  Cultural Arts Council.  Exhibit continues through Jul 31.  12 pm to 5 pm

Impressions of the Rockies. Earthwood Collections.  Exhibit continues through Jul 31. 10 am to 9 pm

 

In the Park  

Jul 23-24, 27:  Centennial Hike. Bear Lake Park & Ride.  8:30 am

Jul 23, 25, 29:  Discovery Days at the Moraine Park Discovery Center. Call for times.

Jul 26 & 27:  Coffee with a Ranger. Moraine Park Campground. 8 am to 9 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 5 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 - Open daily from 9 am to 5 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 - Open daily 10:30 am to 4 pm (weather permitting).  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm.  See natural history exhibits or walk a half-mile nature trail.  Handicap accessible.

Sheep Lakes Information Station - Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm (weather permitting).  Great viewing spot for park wildlife:  bighorn sheep, coyote, elk, and badgers.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 5 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