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.



Model Railroad buff in your family?  Bring ALL the kids to the 21st Annual Model Railroad Show in Estes Park titled "Rails in the Rockies 2018 ™" organized by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders.  More than 16,000 square feet of space house 20+ model train layouts and displays from 28 vendors. Enjoy interactive activities for both children and adults!  Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 9-4.  Adults $7; Kids 12 & under Free w/ adult.  Estes Park Events Center at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds.

February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018

 Around Town

Feb 16-18, 23-25:  Ice Skating & Ice Fishing.  Trout Haven Resorts. 10a - 7p.

Feb 17-18:  Rails in the Rockies.  Estes Park Events Complex.  Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4

Feb 24:  Winter Ecology - A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families (all ages).  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.

Feb 23-24:  Stan Jam Bluegrass Festival.  Stanley Hotel.

Feb 25:  Estes Park Wedding Association Bridal Show.  Estes Park Event Center.  11a-2p.

Mar 1-4:  Family Mountaineering Weekend. YMCA. Visit

Mar 3:  Whiskey Warmup.  George Hix, Riverside Plaza. 1-4p.


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 Tuesday - Free 5K group run.  Starts at the Stanley Hotel.  Warm-up at 5:30 pm, Run begins at 6 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, The Waterfront Grill, and American Legion.



Mar 2:  First Friday Art Groove.  5-8 pm.


In the Park 

Feb 17-18 & 24-25:  Wild in Winter.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  10-11a.

Feb 16, 21, 23, 25 & 28:  Snowshoe Ecology Walk.  Snowshoe with a Ranger.  Call 970-586-1206 for reservations.

Mar 1:  Full Moon Walk.  Call 970-586-1223 for reservations.

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

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily from 9 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 - Closed for winter.  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.  Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!

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

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

Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 am - 4:30 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