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.



4th of July - Independence Day Weekend

Fourth of July Fireworks and Band

Fireworks over Lake Estes starting around 9:30 pm on July 4th

 - Start the day off with the traditional Independence Day Pancake Breakfast at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church (920 Big Thompson Avenue)

July 4, 2017

Rooftop Rodeo

Rooftop Rodeo

July 5, 2017 - July 10, 2017

 Around Town

June 27: Downtown History Walking Tours.  Bond Park, NE corner.  Check in at 8:15, tour begins 8:30 am. 8:30 am - 10 am

June 29 & July 6:  Estes Park Farmers Market.  Bond Park.  8a - 1p.

June 27-July 2:  Ram Katha, spirituality event. Estes Park Events Complex.  Daily 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

June 27:  Cloudy with a chance of Groppel?  Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

June 28:  What's Hiding Underwater?  Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

June 29:  Geology Rocks!  Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

June 30:  Plants for Young Sprouts.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

June 30:  Cool Nights Cruz-In Car Show.  Bond Park.  5:30 pm to 8 pm

July 3:  Monday Artisans Market.  George Hix Riverside Plaza.  10am - 5pm

July 4:  Pancake Breakfast.  Our Lady of the Mtn Catholic Church. 7 - 10:30am

July 4:  Coolest Car Show.  Classic Cars.  Events Complex. 9am - 3pm

July 4:  Fireworks Show over Lake Estes.  9:30pm

July 5:  Rooftop Rodeo Parade.  Downtown Estes Park.  10:30am

July 5-7:  Rooftop Rodeo.  Nightly Pro Rodeo.  Stanley Fairgrounds 7pm

Weekly on Sundays in June - Summer Bus Tour From Meadow to Treeline.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

Weekly on Sunday - Bingo Night.  Rock Cut Brewing Company.  6 - 7:30pm

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 Monday, Wednesday at 5:30p and Sunday at 9am Group Bicycle Ride.  Via Bicycle Cafe.

Weekly on Tuesdays - Summer Bus Tour Grand Lake Safari - An Educational Adventure by Bus. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

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 Wednesday & Thursday - Summer Bus Tour Journey to the Top - A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

Weekly on Friday Evenings - Summer Bus Tour Sunset Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.

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



Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, The Wheel Bar, The Barrel, The Other Side, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse, Marys Lake Lodge, Snowy Peaks Winery, Fajita Rita's, Ed's Cantina, Hunter's Chophouse, Rock Cut Brewing, and American Legion.

June 27:  Friends of Folk Festival.  Performance Park.  5 pm to 9 pm

June 28:  Army Concert Band.  Patriotic music.  Performance Park.  7 pm to 9 pm  

June 29:  Great Blue.  Acoustic.  Performance Park.  7 pm to 9 pm

June 30:  Lumpy Circus.  Wizard of Oz.  Performance Park. 12pm

June 30:  The Seven Keys to Baldpate.  Play.  Baldpate Inn.  6:30 pm 

July 2-3:  Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad Fitch.  Bond Park.  7-8 pm

July 4:  The Big Bang.  Live music, food & drinks.  Stanley Fairgrounds.  5pm

July 4:  Village Band Concert.  Performance Park.  7 pm to 8:30 pm

July 6:  Ran Off the Rooster.  Performance Park. 7-9om



June 30 - July 5:  Terri Sanchez.  Earthwood Collections.  10am - 9pm.

July 7:  First Friday Art Groove.  Throughout Estes Park.  5pm - 8pm


In the Park 

July 7:  Stories Behind the Moon & Stars.  Moraine Park Discovery Center.  8:15 pm to 9:45 pm

July 14:  Astronomy in the Park. Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.  June 23 - 8:30 pm, July 14 - 8:15 pm

Ranger Led Programs include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, childrens programs, elk patrol, and more!

Saturday & Sunday:  Bear Necessities.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10:30am.

Saturdays:  Beaver Meadows Evening Programs, 7pm.

Daily:  Big Horn Basics.  Sheep Lakes Info Station. 10:30am

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 - Open 9am - 5pm 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 daily (weather permitting) 10:30am - 4:30pm.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

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

Sheep Lakes Information Station - Open daily.   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, The Other Side Restaurant, Ed's Cantina, The Waterfront Grill and Lonigan's Saloon.  If you want to be part of the entertainment, open mics, open stage, or karaoke can be found at The Wheel Bar and Lonigans.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday -  The Rock Inn.  6 pm to 9 pm

Every Friday, Saturday - Nicky's Steakhouse.  Jazz Piano.  6pm.

Every Friday, Saturday - Twin Owls Steakhouse.  Classical Guitar.  6pm - 9pm.

Every Tuesday, Thursday - Ed's Cantina.  6pm - 9pm.

Every Friday - The Other Side.  Jazz.  5pm - 8pm.

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