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.



Estes Park Marathon

Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon

June 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018

 Around Town

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs - Fees apply & registration is required.  Call for Classes.

June 13-14 & 20-21:  Trail Ridge Bus Adventure.  9a - 3:30p. Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.

June 14 & 21:  Farmer's Market.  Bond Park.  8a - 1p.

June 14:  Lions, Coyotes & Bears! Oh My!  Ages 4-6. Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.   10-11:30a.

June 15:  Historic Downtown Walking Tour.  Bond Park.  8:15 - 10a.

June 15:  My Estes Park:  Through the Lens.  Estes Park Museum.  10a - 4p.

June 15:  Mountain High Cowhorse Show.  Fairgrounds.

June 15:  Predator/Prey: A Dynamic Relationship. Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262. 8a - 4:30p.

June 15:  Sunset Safari.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262. 8a - 4:30pRocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262. 6 - 10p

June 15-16:  Mountain High Cowhorse Show.  Fairgrounds. 11a - 2p.

June 16:  Kids Kids Kids.  Kids Fun Runs and festival downtown.  Bond Park.  10:30a - 2p.

June 16:  Solstice, Moonbeams & Stars:  Family Astronomy.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262. 7 - 10p.
Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262. 8a - 4:30p

June 17:  Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon.  Starts at Dao House, Finishes at EP Track & Field.

June 17:  Meadow to Treeline Educational Bus Adventure.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.  8 - 11a.

June 19:  Hidden Valley Nature Hunt Geocache Adventure.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262. 9:30a - 12p.

June 20:  Kids Art in the Park.  Ages 6 - 10. 9a - 12p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.

June 20:  Kids Survival Basics.  Ages 7-12.  9a - 12p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.

June 21:  Birding with a Naturalist: Summer & Fall. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Call 970-586-3262.  7 - 11:30a.

June 21:  Who Pooped in the Woods?  A Mammal Mystery.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.  9a - 12p.

June 21:  Tiny but Amazing Creatures in Rocky.  Ages 4-6.  10 - 11:30a.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262.

June 21:  Campfire Ghost Stories: Tales of the West.  7:30 - 9p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  Call 970-586-3262

June 22:  Secret Places in Rocky Mountain National Park.  8a - 12p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

June 22:  RMNP Butterflies:  East of the Divide.  8:30a - 5p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

June 22:  Kids Fly-Fishing & Stream Ecology.  9a - 12:30p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

June 22:  Photojournaling: The Story Behind the Photos.  5:30 - 8:30p.  Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

June 22-24:  Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.  Bond Park.

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

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.



June 15-16:  Bacon Brothers.  The Stanley.  8 - 11:30p

June 16:  Just Jazz Quintet.  Performance Park.  7p.

June 17-18:  Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad Fitch.  Bond Park.  7p - 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.



July 6:  First Friday Art Groove.  5-8 pm.


In the Park 

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

June 12-15, 19-21:  Spring Bird Walk.  Cub Lake Trailhead.  8-9:30a.

June 15:  Party with the Stars.  Upper Beaver Meadow Trailhead at 8:30p.

Big Horn Basics - 10:30a Daily at Sheep Lakes

Bear Necessities - 10:30a Sat & Sun at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily from 8 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 - Open for summer 9a-4p.  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.  10:30a - 4:30p.   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.  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