Apr 27-28: Mountain Festival. Estes Park Events Complex. 8:30a-4p.
Apr 28: Gear Swap. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 8-10a.
Apr 28: Independent Bookstore Day. MacDonald Book Shop. 11a-4:30p.
Apr 28: Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.
Apr 28: North with the Spring: Bird Migration. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.
May 4: 100 Years of Environmental Change. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.
May 5: Leave No Trace. Awareness & Principles. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.
May 5: Annual Estes Park Duck Race. Running Race, music, etc. Duck race starts at 1p. Duck Waddle 5K starts at 8:30a.
May 5-6: Spring Celebration Sidewalk Sale. Downtown Estes Park.
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 fun run. Starts at the Stanley Hotel. Warm-up at 5:30 pm, Run begins at 6 pm
Weekly on Sunday - History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6p
Weekly on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday - Weaving Demo. Old Church Shops. 1-3p.
Apr 27-28: Freedom & Harmony. Presbyterian Church of the Rockies. Friday 7p; Saturday 2p.
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.
May 4: First Friday Art Groove. 5-8 pm.
May 4: Silent Auction. Aspen & Evergreen Gallery. 5-8p.
May 4: Gallery Social with Max Wagner & Friends Jazz. Earthwood Collections. 5-8p.
In the Park
National Park Week April 21-29.
Apr 29: National Park Rx Day - prescribing a visit to nature to improve & maintain human health
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