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

Oct 19, 20, 26:  Halloween Haunted House.  American Legion Post.  7 - 10p.

Oct 20:  The Shining Ball.  Stanley Hotel.  8 - 11:30p.

Oct 20:  7 Summits with Paul Pender.  Estes Park Mountain Shop.  7p.

Oct 23:  Skyview at Fall River Village Open House. 5 - 7p.  New wedding and event venue - official opening!

Oct 27:  Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival.  Events Complex.  2-5p.

Oct 27:  NOLS Exploration film tour.  Estes Park Mountain Shop.  7p

Oct 28:  Halloween Dodgeball Tournament.  EVCC.  1-4p.

Oct 31:  Haunted Halloween Party - family friendly.  The Barrel.  6:30p

Nov 2:  Warren Miller's Face of Winter film.  Estes Park Mountain Shop. 7p. 

Weekly On:

  •  Tuesday - Free 5K group fun run.  Starts at the Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, Run begins at 6 pm
  •   Sunday - History & Nature Talk.  Rams Horn Village. 5-6p
  •  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
  •  Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday - Weaving Demo.  Old Church Shops.  1-3p.




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.



Nov 2:  First Friday Art Groove.  5-8p

Nov 2:  Gallery Social, Show Opening, Holiday Jewelry.  Earthwood Artisans.  5-8p.


In the Park 

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

  • Bear Necessities - 10:00a Sat & Sun, ends 10/28 at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

Oct 6 - Nov 30:  Old Fall River Road open for bicycles & pedestrians & leashed pets.

Oct 24:  Full Moon Walk.  6:45p.  Reservations required no more than 7 days in advance. Call 970-586-1223 9am-4pm daily.

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) - reduced hours in winter.  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 - Closed for winter except for select Holiday dates.   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 - Closed for winter.   Summer 9a - 5p.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

Moraine Park Discovery Center - Closed during winter.  See natural history exhibits or walk a half-mile nature trail.  Handicap accessible.

Sheep Lakes Information Station - Closed during winter.  Great viewing spot for park wildlife:  bighorn sheep, coyote, elk, and badgers.

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open year round with winter hours.  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