May 23: Birds of Twilight. Rocky Mountain Nature Assoc. 586-3262.
May 25: Nature's Engineers - Beavers. Rocky Mountain Nature Assoc. 586-3262.
May 25-27: Art Market. Bond Park. 9am.
May 25-27: Western Heritage Antique Show. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park Barn W. 10 am.
May 29: Beaded Bugs & Butterflies. Youth Art Class. Art Center of Estes Park. 1:30 pm. 970-586-5882.
June 1: Fishing Derby. Lake Estes Marina. Registration from 6:30 am, event at 8 am
June 1-2: Barrel Racing. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. 10 am.
June 1: Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics. Rocky Mountain Nature Assoc. Register at 970-586-3262.
June 1: Birds of Prey. Lecture. Estes Park Museum 2 pm.
June 3: Upcycled Glass Garden or Indoor Sculpture. Adult Art Class. Art Center of Estes Park. 10 am. 970-586-5882.
June 5: Pastel Poppies. Youth Art Class. Art Center of Estes Park. 1:30 pm. 970-586-5882.
June 6: Estes Valley Farmer's Market. Every Thursday through Sept. 26 Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. 8 am
June 8: 13 Creatures You've Never Seen. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Register at 970-586-3262.
June 8-9: Rocky Mountain Bazaar. Craft Show. Bond Park. 10 am.
June 8: Trail Ridge Quilters Summer Sale. Masonic Lodge. 9 am.
June 8-9: Everyone Needs an Angel. Adult Art Class. Art Center of Estes Park 9:30 am.
May 29, June 5,12: Brown Bag Jam. Highland Music & Minstrel's Gifts. 11:30 am.
May 25 & June 1: Cowboy Brad performance. Elk Meadow RV Resort - the Lodge. 7 pm.
May 31, June 1,2,4,8,9: Seascape. Masonic Temple. 7 pm.
June 5: Cowboy Brad - YMCA Outdoor Amphitheatre. 7 pm.
June 8: Rocky Ridge Music Center Student Recital. Rocky Ridge Music Center 7:30 pm.
June 9: Rocky Ridge Music Center Faculty Concert. Rocky Ridge Music Center 3 pm.
Every Sunday - Tuesday starting June 9: Cowboy Sing-along. Bond Park 7 pm.
Beyond the Baldpate: The Photographic Works of Charles Mace. Estes Park Museum. Through Sept. 8, 2013.
Capturing the Light. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park. Opening May 4. Through May 26.
Color My World. Art Center of Estes Park. Opening May 17. Through June 23.
Art of the Parks 2013 - Celebrating our National Park System. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park. Opening June 1. Through June 23.
June 8-9: Face of Fiber in the Rockies. Elkhorn Lodge. 10 am.
In the Park
Sat. May 25: Bear Necessities: Black Bears in Rocky Mountain National Park. Beaver Meadows VC 7 pm.
Sat. June 1: Mountain Pine Beetle Impacts in Rocky Mountain National Park. Beaver Meadows VC 7 pm.
Skins and Skulls - Every Day. 20-30 minute talk. Fall River Visitor Center. 3 pm.
Spring Bird Walk - Wed., Fri., Sat. and Sun. at 8 am at the Alluvial Fan West Parking Lot. 1.5 hours.
Bear Necessities - Fri., Sat., and Sun. 20-30 min. talk. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 10:30 am.
Big Horn Basics - Daily 30 min. talk. Sheep Lakes. 10:30 am.
Horseshoe Park Wildlife - Daily 30 min talk. Sheep Lakes. 2 pm.
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open 8am - 4:30 pm daily. Stop by to learn more about wildlife, the junior ranger program, recreational opportunities, and more! Free park film, bookstore, and general Park information. Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.
Fall River Visitor Center - Open weekends 9am - 4pm until April 20, then open 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.
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. Cooper's Highland Pub hosts a Trivia night.
During summer, Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad Fitch is nightly Sunday - Tuesday in Performance Park at 7 pm.
Every Week - call for current shows and times
Reel Mountain Theatre 970-586-4227
Park Theater 970-586-8904
Barleen's Rocky Mountain Opry 970-577-8000 July - Sept, Wed-Sat 7:30p, some Sat Matinees