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.



There are no events scheduled for this week.

 Around Town

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs - Fees apply & registration is required.  Call 970-586-3262 for Class registration.

Aug 15-16, 22-23:  Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure.  9a - 3:30p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.

Aug 17 & 24:  Old Fall River Road.  Bus Adventure. 9a - 3:30p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.

Aug 17 & 24:  Sunset Safari.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.  6 - 10p

Aug 17:  Back to School Bash.  Community Center. 4:30 - 7:30p.  Free food, gym, and swimming.

Aug 18:  Summer Volleyball Tournament.  Ages 16 +.  Stanley Park Great Lawn.  8a - 7p.

Aug 18:  Moraine Magic:  Explore with a Naturalist.  Ages 16+.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262. 8a - 4:30p.

Aug 18:  Mountain Lion:  RMNP's Top Predator.  Ages 16+.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.  8:30a - 4:30p.

Aug 21:  Altra Demo Run/Movie Night.  Estes Park Mountain Shop.  5:30 - 8p.

Aug 22:  Nine, Wine, & Dine.  18 hole Golf Course.  4p.

Weekly on Monday - Monday Artisans Market.  George Hix Riverside Plaza. 10a - 5p.

Weekly on Tuesday - Free 5K group fun run.  Starts at the Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, Run begins at 6 pm

Weekly on Thursday - Farmer's Market.  Bond Park.  8a - 1p.

Weekly on Friday - My Estes Park: Through the Lens.  EP Museum.  10a - 4p.

Weekly on Friday - Historic Downtown Walking Tour.  Bond Park.  8:15 - 10a.

Weekly on Sunday - History & Nature Talk.  Rams Horn Village. 5-6p

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 Saturday at 9am Group Bicycle Ride.  Via Bicycle Cafe.

Weekly on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday - Weaving Demo.  Old Church Shops.  1-3p.



Aug 18:   Dixie Leadfoot & the Chrome Struts.  Performance Park. 7p.

Aug 23:  Matthew Gurnsey "The Kilted Man".  Performance Park.  7-8p.

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, The Waterfront Grill, and American Legion.



Sept 7:  First Friday Art Groove.  5-8 pm.


In the Park 

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

Aug 15:  High Country Geology Hike.  Alpine Visitor Center.  8a-12p. 

Birds of Upper Beaver Meadows - 7-8:30a Tues, Thurs, Fri

Bear Necessities - 10:00a Sat & Sun, Tues & Wed at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

Leave it to Beaver - 10:00a Mon, Tues, & Sat at Fall River Visitor Center

All About Lightning - 2:30p Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, & Sat at Alpine Visitor Center

Hike with a Ranger - 8:30a Wed at Park & Ride.  5 to 6 hour, 5.6 mile hike to Mills Lake.

Lily Ridge Hike - 9:30a Mon, Wed, Thu, & Sat.  1.5 hour, 2 mile walk.

Sprague Lake Stroll - 9:30a Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri, & Sun.  1.5 hour walk.

Twilight Walk - 7:15p Tues & Thu 1 to 1.5 hour walk from Bear Lake Trailhead.

Tundra Nature Walk - 10:00a Daily at Alpine Visitor Center.  1.5 to 2 hour hike.  Ends 8/12.

Discovery Hikes for Families - 9:30a Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, & Sat at Moraine Park Discovery Center.  Ends 8/18.

Discovery Days.  Moraine Park Discovery Center. 12:30 - 4:30p (on Tues) & 9a - 4:30p (on Wed).  Ends 8/15.


Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am to 6 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 for summer 9a-5p.  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 - Opens with Trail Ridge Road.  9a - 5p.   Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Open 9a - 4:30p starting May 26.  See natural history exhibits or walk a half-mile nature trail.  Handicap accessible.

Sheep Lakes Information Station - Open 9a - 4:30p daily (closes 8/12).  Great viewing spot for park wildlife:  bighorn sheep, coyote, elk, and badgers.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 6 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, Rock Inn Mountain Tavern, Estes Park Resort, The Other Side Restaurant, Snowy Peaks Winery, The Waterfront Grill, Fajita Rita's, Twin Owls Steakhouse, 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, Estes Park Resort, The Rock Inn, and Lonigans.

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

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