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Incredible Estes Park Events and Festivals

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Estes Park Winter Festival

January 16-19, 2015
Estes Park Events Complex
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You can find the best of Estes Park at the Winter Park Festival, a weekend of outdoor activities like ice skating, tobogganing and snowshoe demos. When you’re ready for a break, have a plate of chili and mac n’ cheese or a glass of beer or wine.

RMNP Free Day

January 19, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

Rocky Mountain National Park 100th Anniversary

January 26, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Visit Rocky Mountain National Park on this very special day—it’s a celebration that won’t happen again for a century!

Whiskey Warm Up Weekend

February 6-8, 2015
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Whiskey Warm-Up is Estes Park’s way of seeing out the heart of winter with a smile. While there will be a warm-up tasting event on Saturday and educational classes about whiskey, your whole family can enjoy the ice skating rink, pony rides and other festivities.

Rails in the Rockies

February 14-15, 2015
Estes Park Conference Center
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Estes Valley Model Railroads present over 16,000 square feet of minutely detailed, working model trains. Stop by the Kids Layout area and try working one yourself!

RMNP Free Day

February 14-16, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

RMNP Free Day

April 18-19, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

Stanley Film Festival

April 30-May 3, 2015
Stanley Hotel
stanleyfilmfest.com

Fast becoming a favorite among horror film fans, the Stanley Film Festival presents movies from Hollywood, overseas and here in Colorado. Showings are filled in with Q&A discussions, industry panels, a student film competition, an original radio play, trivia events, and more!

20th Annual Estes Park Duck Race

May 2, 2015
Nicky’s Resort
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It’s a simple idea: “adopt” a rubber duck, select a local charity to benefit from your donation and watch a whole fleet of ducks race down Fall River! Prizes are given to hundreds of entries, including the first to cross the finish line.

Memorial Day Weekend Art Market

May 23-25, 2015
Bond Park
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Almost a hundred different artists from across the state and beyond will be showing their works during Estes Park’s Memorial Day Weekend Art Market.

Jazz Fest & Art Walk

June 6-7, 2015
Performance Park Amphitheater
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Now in its 25th year, Estes Park’s Jazz Fest & Art Walk brings together live art demonstrations, selections from Colorado wineries and a vibrant musical lineup that promises to make a notable pair of afternoons.

Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering

June 18-21, 2015
Stanley Park Fairgrounds
rockymountainirishfestival.com

Irish or not, you’ll love what this gathering has to offer: traditional food, art, films, music—and a round of contests in categories like fiddling and Irish road bowling. Come on down and see how much there is for yourself!

Estes Park Marathon

June 20-21, 2015
Bond Park
epmarathon.org

Choose from a half marathon, 10K, 5K, Marathon Relay on the big day of June 21. A kids’ mile-long Fun Run down Elkhorn Avenue will also be taking place the day before!

Go 4th Festival

July 4, 2015
Stanley Park Fairgrounds
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Estes Park invites you to a full day of events and activities, including a pancake breakfast, professional bull riding and a car show. Stick around to hear the Estes Park Band play its annual patriotic concert and watch the fireworks over Lake Estes.

Rooftop Rodeo

July 7-12, 2015
Stanley Park Fairgrounds
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Estes Park’s acclaimed rodeo celebration brings tricks and contests to the Stanley Park Fairground for six days. This run is kicked off with a parade on Elkhorn Avenue with hundreds of horses, floats and antique cars.

Paint Estes Park Pink

July 7-12, 2015
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Businesses around Estes Park wear pink throughout Paint Estes Park Pink week, finishing with Rooftop Rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink night.

RMNP Free Day

August 25, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

RMNP Re-Dedication Ceremony

September 4, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Celebrate the end of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th year at this once-in-a-century event.

Labor Day Wild West Weekend

September 5-7, 2015
Bond Park
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Plan your next labor day in Estes Park and have yourself a Wild West Weekend: a rodeo, Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, John Denver tribute concert and Arts & Crafts Show will all be taking place.

Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

September 5-7, 2015
Bond Park
visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/labor-day-arts-and-crafts-sale/

More than a hundred booths with everything from paintings to jewelry are set up in Bond Park for the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show each year.

Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

September 10-13, 2015
Stanley Park
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Estes Park’s Scottish Irish Festival delivers the best in Scottish and Irish food, music and culture with a healthy helping of parades and contests—based around jousting and traditional Scottish tests like hammer and caber throwing, of course!

RMNP Free Day

September 26, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

Fall Back Beer Festival

November 1, 2014
Estes Park Events Center and Pavilion
fallbackbeerfest.com

More than 30 breweries and 100 beers make an appearance at Estes Park’s annual Fall Back Beer Fest. Seminars, food pairings, craft soda for underage guests and live Colorado music will also compliment your visit!

RMNP Free Entrance Day

November 11, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm

In honor of Veterans Day, Rocky Mountain National Park admission is free today.

Estes Park Holiday Market

November 22-23, 2014
Estes Park Conference Center
nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/entrance-fees.htm

Take care of some early Christmas shopping at the Estes Park Holiday Market. Unique, handcrafted gifts like wood carvings, dolls, ornaments and more will be on display!

Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 22, 2014
Rockwell Street & Riverside Drive
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Bring in the holiday season at this annual Estes Park event. Kids can visit with Santa from 4:30 to 5:15pm.

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration

November 28, 2014
Elkhorn Avenue
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The holiday spirit in Estes Park fully arrives with our annual Catch the Glow Parade, starting at 5:30pm. Stop by before then to enjoy a hay ride, visit with Santa, and more. Admission is free!

17th Annual Holiday Art Walk

November 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Free to all, Estes Park’s annual Holiday Art Walk is a special chance to tour the town’s 11 galleries just in time for the holidays.

Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Movie Marathon

December 6-7, 2014
Estes Park Events Complex
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Start the weekend with a Breakfast with Santa, then settle in for an afternoon of entertainment: six family-friendly holiday movies in total will be showing this weekend.

Dasher Holiday 5K

December 13, 2014
Bond Park
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Keep warm during this winter in Estes Park at the Dasher 5K marathon—a race through our beautiful scenery with a holiday-themed pub tour in the evening to finish, chauffeured by trolley. Kids 8 and under can also have fun and receive a finisher medal on the 400-yard dash!

Tinsel Town Tour

December 13, 2014
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After a kick-off party with hoer d’oeuvres, music and a costume contest, the Tinsel Town Tour takes attendees to five pubs with a drink at each one. Take part in the Elves on Tavern Shelves photo scavenger hunt to win prizes!

Last Minute Holiday Shop-a-Thon Festivities

December 19-20, 2014
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Got a little behind on your Christmas shopping? No need to worry: Estes Park’s many unique gift shops will be staying open late and offering special items under the holiday lights of Elkhorn Avenue.

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