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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

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

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

Rocky Mountain National Park 100th Anniversary

January 26, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park

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

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

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

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

RMNP Free Day

April 18-19, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

Stanley Film Festival

April 30-May 3, 2015
Stanley Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

RMNP Re-Dedication Ceremony

September 4, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park

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

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

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

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

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

Elk Fest

October 3-4, 2015
Bond Park

As the sound of Elk bugling fills the valley, Estes Park celebrates their breeding season with Elk Fest. It'll be taking place all over town, from exhibits and seminars in Rocky Mountain National Park to Elk-inspired artwork and jewelry at the Mountain Man Rendezvous. Admission is free, excepting the bugling contest and bus tours.

Surprise Sidewalk Sale

October 10-11, 2015
Elkhorn Avenue

Stop by downtown this weekend for the special sales that will be taking place outdoors as Estes Park's store owners move the older merchandise onto their sidewalks for a round of special sales.

Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival

October 17, 2015
Bond Park

Enjoy pumpkin carving and locally-brewed drinks at the 2nd Annual Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival, taking place from noon to 6pm in Bond Park, Other kid-friendly games and activities will also be featured.

Fall Back Beer Fest

October 31, 2015
Estes Park Events Center and Pavilion

More than 100 beers from over 30 Colorado breweries are at Estes Park's Fall Back Beer fest each year. This family-friendly celebration also includes craft soda, live Colorado bluegrass and brewing demonstrations--the perfect ingredients for an afternoon out all ages can enjoy.

RMNP Free Day

November 11, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is free today.

Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 21, 2015
Riverside Plaza

Help us bring in the holiday season at this cheerful community gathering. Kids can visit with Santa before the tree lighting begins at 5:30. Refreshments will be served.

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration

November 28, 2015
Elkhorn Avenue

Estes Park's holiday spirit fully arrives with our annual Catch the Glow Parade, which starts at 5:30pm. Stop by before then to enjoy a hay ride, a visit with Santa, and more. Admission is free!

Celebrating the Season: 13th Annual Holiday Art Exhibition

November 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
Cultural Arts Council

Artists from Colorado and beyond will exhibit their works at the Cultural Arts Council's Holiday Art Exhibition. See the creators in person at the open house on November 28th and 29th from noon to 5.

Dasher Holiday 5K

December 12, 2015
MacGregor Ave.

Keep warm this winter in Estes Park at the Dasher 5K marathon: a race through our beautiful scenery with a holiday-themed Tinsel Town pub tour chauffeured by trolly in the evening to finish. Kids 8 and under can also race for fun and receive a finisher medal on the 400m Kids Run, just before the main event.

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