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Things To Do in Estes Park, CO

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Estes Park Winter Festival

January 14 – 15, 2017
Estes Park Events Complex | 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
A chili cook-off, craft beer and wine tastings, kids’ activities, and winter sports demos and events fill this weekend event to highlight the fun you can enjoy in Estes Park during the winter.

See more information here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Day

January 16, 2017 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Park Service offers fee-free entry to the park system. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park for free and take advantage of all the fun winter activities with fewer crowds.

Find all fee-free days here.

38th Annual Frost Giant 5k and 10k Winter Race

January 29, 2017
Estes Park Municipal Building | 170 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Challenge yourself with a winter run in Estes Park in honor of the race’s founder, Chip Salaun. 15% of the proceeds benefit the Estes Valley Youth Activity Assistance Fund for scholarships for youth sports. Racers 21 and older receive a free beer after the race! Registration starts at $30.

More information and registration here.

Rails in the Rockies

February 18 – 19, 2017
Estes Parks Events Complex | 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Love model trains? Come to the Estes Parks Events Complex to see model railroads and model trains from various eras thanks to the Estes Valley Model Railroaders in February. Kids can get in on the fun with the “Kids Layout” where they can operate the trains. Admission is $7 per person and children 12 and under are free and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

See more information here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Day

February 20, 2017 (Presidents Day)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517
Celebrate Presidents Day with fee-free entry to Rocky Mountain National Park! Enjoy excellent snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, or wildlife watching.

Find all fee-free days here.

Whiskey Warm Up Weekend

March 11, 2017
Riverside Plaza | Estes Park, CO 80517
Warm up with some whiskey before we welcome the spring in Estes Park! Grab your souvenir tasting glass and sample the different whiskies from regional distilleries, learn a thing or two at the educational seminars, and listen to live music.

See event information here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Days

April 15 – 16 and 22 – 23, 2017 (National Park Week)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

In honor of the National Park Service, enjoy two free weekends of fee-free entry to every park! Take the opportunity to learn more about our great parks and explore the trails or join a ranger-led program.

Find all fee-free days here.

Estes Park Duck Race Festival

May 6, 2017
Starting line: Nicky’s Restaurant | 1350 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, CO 80517

This Estes Park tradition not only supports local charities through duck adoptions but also offers live entertainment, family-friendly fun, food, a 5k race, and a beer garden. Adopt a duck or a few and support an Estes Park charity of your choice and cheer on your duck as they drop into the river.

Find more information or adopt a duck here.

Vintage Market Days

May 19 – 21, 2017
Estes Park Events Complex | 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

Shop the vintage market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to find handmade jewelry, art, antiques and home décor, clothing, and so much more. A three-day pass is $10 or single day admission is $5.

Find event details here.

Memorial Day Weekend Art Market

May 27 – 29, 2017
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

Start your summer off right by spending Memorial Day Weekend in Estes Park and take advantage of the fun, festivities, and shopping at the Art Market. Almost a hundred artists and artisans showcase their work for the art show and in the market for you to purchase.

See more information here.

Jazz Fest & Art Walk

June 3 – 4, 2017
Performance Park | 417 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

The mountains are alive with the sound of music and you can also take in some world-class art at this annual Estes Park festival. Be sure to check out the Windows to the West Fine Art Show & Sale, June 2 – 4, for one of a kind Western art.

See more information here.

Estes Park Marathon

June 18, 2017
Starting line: Baldpate Inn | 4900 S. Hwy. 7, Estes Park, CO 80517

To celebrate Estes Park’s Centennial, the Estes Park Marathon will debut a new course with a downhill start! This year, the marathon will depart from the historic Baldpate Inn and continue onto the Homer Rouse Trail and run along Devil’s Gulp loop. Runners can also register for the half-marathon, 10k, and marathon relay which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Association. The kids’ fun run starts at 2 p.m. at Bond Park.

Register for the Estes Park Marathon here.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

June 24 – 25, 2017
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

This free festival is an Estes Park tradition and fan-favorite with music, dancing, fashion shows, and a beer garden! Celebrate summer with this unique festival that’s been happening for more than 25 years.

View the schedule and get more information here.

Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series

June 2017 – Dates TBD
Performance Park | 417 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

Visit our outdoor amphitheater for a live concert at 7 p.m. and then stick around for a family-friendly movie on the third Friday, June through August. The park opens at 6 p.m. for food and beverage vendors.

View the schedule and get more information here.

Go 4th Festival

July 4, 2017
Stanley Park Fairgrounds | 1209 Manford Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Celebrate Independence Day in Estes Park with our Fourth of July celebration! Enjoy hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park for the holiday or head into town for the Coolest Car Show, live music at Performance Park, and do not miss Colorado’s best fireworks show over Lake Estes at 9:30 p.m.

See more information here.

Rooftop Rodeo

July 5 – 10, 2017
Stanley Park Fairgrounds | 1209 Manford Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Cowboys and Estes Park visitors both love the nation’s best small rodeo: The Rooftop Rodeo! Every July, you can visit Estes Park and see professional rodeo performances, competitions, and take part in fun events around town.

See more information here.

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon

July 18, 2017
Lake Estes Trail | Community Drive & N. St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Colorado Runner magazine declared the race course the “most scenic” in 2012 and it still holds true today! Enjoy a beautiful backdrop as you challenge yourself on this 13.1-mile race.

Get more information and register here.

Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series

July 2017 – Dates TBD
Performance Park | 417 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

Visit our outdoor amphitheater for a live concert at 7 p.m. and then stick around for a family-friendly movie on the third Friday, June through August. The park opens at 6 p.m. for food and beverage vendors.

View the schedule and get more information here.

Estes Park Wine Festival

August 12 – 13, 2017
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

Taste wines from around Colorado and indulge in local and regional cuisine at this weekend affair, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The festival also brings in Colorado bands for live entertainment throughout the event. Attendees must be 21 and older. Tickets are $30 for presale pricing or $40 at the gate and designated drivers can get a discounted ticket for $10.

View more event details and get tickets here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Day

August 25, 2017 (National Park Service Birthday)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

Celebrate 101 years of the National Park Service with free entry to Rocky Mountain National Park! Enjoy the variety of summer activities in the park, like hiking, wildlife watching, picnicking, and the scenic drives.

Find all fee-free days here.

Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series

August 2017 – Dates TBD
Performance Park | 417 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

Visit our outdoor amphitheater for a live concert at 7 p.m. and then stick around for a family-friendly movie on the third Friday, June through August. The park opens at 6 p.m. for food and beverage vendors.

View the schedule and get more information here.

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show

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Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn & MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

End your summer vacations on a high note with a trip to Estes Park over Labor Day Weekend for the Annual Arts and Crafts Show, the 13th Annual John Denver Tribute Concert, and of course the amazing summer activities in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

See more information here.

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 7 – 10, 2017
Stanley Park | US Highway 36 and Community Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517

Athletics, jousting, dancing, and dog parades are just a few of the main stage events at this annual festival that’s been celebrating the Celtic heritage in Colorado for more than 40 years. Individual tickets start at $25 or spring for a weekend pass at $145.

Find more event details and tickets here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Day

September 30, 2017 (National Public Lands Day)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

See the vibrant colors of fall and explore the stunning trails in Rocky Mountain National Park on a fee-free day at the end of September to honor National Public Lands Day.

Find all the fee-free days here.

Running of the Bulls

TBD 2017
Lake Estes Marina | 1770 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

This family-friendly run and walk follows the Lake Estes Trail, a 3.75-mile trail, and acts as a fundraiser for Partners Mentoring Youth. Individuals, families, and their dogs are welcome to participate!

Find detailed event information here.

Autumn Gold Festival

September 23 – 24, 2017
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

Celebrate autumn and its beautiful changes with this free festival! Live music, dancing, and activities are free though you’ll definitely want to pick up a beer and a brat at the food and drink vendors. Save some room for funnel cake and be sure to enter the raffle!

See more information here.

Elk Fest

September 30 – October 1, 2017
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

Celebrate Elktober and the annual elk rut with the annual Elk Fest in Estes Park! From educational sessions to guided tours, and plenty of wildlife watching opportunities in-between, this is a truly unique festival to Estes Park and one not to be missed!

See more information here.

Rut Run 5k

October 2017 TBD
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

As the elk make their way into town for the annual rut, join the Estes Park Marathon for a fun 5k to celebrate Estes Park’s Elk Fest.

Find more information and register here.

Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival

October 21, 2017
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

Celebrate the beautiful fall season at this free event! Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy live music and a cold, craft beer, and play family-friendly games. Try your stability on the mini-bike course, let the little ones go on a pony or tractor ride, and of course try your luck at pumpkin bowling.

Find more information here.

Halloween at the Stanley

Halloween Weekend 2017
The Stanley Hotel | 3333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

The haunted and historic Stanley Hotel opens its doors for not just one, but three Halloween parties and dinners based on various horror themes!

Find more details here.

Fall Back Beer Fest

November 2017 TBD
Estes Park Events Center | 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517

Meet with Colorado’s brewers and sample some fine craft beer during this annual beer festival. You can also participate in seminars, meet with homebrewing clubs, and listen to live music. Food trucks and vendors will also be on-site.

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Days

November 11 – 12, 2017 (Veterans Day Weekend)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

In honor of Veterans Day, Rocky Mountain National Park offers fee-free entry to the park in mid-November. This is the last fee-free day of the year.

Find all the fee-free days here.

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration

November 24, 2017
Downtown Estes Park | Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Get in the holiday spirit with this free Christmas festival and lighted parade! Kids can meet with Santa in Bond Park prior to the parade to get a head start on their list. All activities are free.

See more information here.

Dasher Holiday 5k

December 2017 TBD
Starting line: MacGregor Avenue and West Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Burn off some calories before indulging in the Tinsel Tavern Tour with this holiday 5k as you run along Santa’s reindeer training course!

More information and registration here.

Tinsel Tavern Tour

December 2017 TBD
Various taverns | Estes Park, CO 80517

Get in the holiday spirit with some spirits on this festive tour of Estes Park’s taverns! Tickets include the kick-off party, appetizers, and transportation. Don’t forget to come in costume!

Find more information here.

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