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Things To Do in Estes Park, CO

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Estes Park Winter Festival

January 16 – 18, 2016
Estes Park Events Complex | 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517
You can find the best of Estes Park at the Winter Festival, complete with indoor trampoline skill demos by ski and snowboard professionals, winter ski and snowshoe gear demonstrations and more. Grab refreshments such as the highly-acclaimed chili and try a variety of local beers and wines.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Free Day

January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

See a list of all RMNP 2016 free days here.

35th Annual Frost Giant 5k and 10k

January 24, 2016
Starting Line: Town Hall | 170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
The 5k and 10k races are chilly during this time of year but provide a great way to see the beauty of the Continental Divide and some of Estes Park’s historic highlights. Make sure to grab your winter gear for this outdoor run!

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Rails in the Rockies

February 13 – 14, 2016
Estes Park Conference Center | 201 South St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

See model railroad layouts and all kinds of replica trains in the 16th installment of Rails in the Rockies. Bring the kids along for a family day filled with real operating exhibits and the fun chance for children to take the conductor’s seat.

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Leftover Salmon, Bill Payne & Sam Bush

March 11 – 13, 2016
The Stanley Hotel | 3333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Enjoy entertaining music from Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon with special guests at the iconic Stanley Hotel. This weekend long concert series is going to be quite popular be sure to get your tickets soon!

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Whiskey Warm Up Weekend

March 12, 2016
Riverside Plaza | Estes Park, CO 80517

Experience outdoor tastings as well as indoor events at various locations and drink specials all weekend long.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Free Days

April 16 - 24, 2016 (National Park Week)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

See a list of all RMNP 2016 free days here.

Stanley Film Festival

April 28 - May 1, 2016
The Stanley Hotel | 3333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

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

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Estes Park Duck Race Festival

May 7, 2016
Starting Line: Nicky's Restaurant | 1350 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517

It's a simple idea: "adopt" a rubber duck, select a local charity to benefit from your donation and watch a whole fleet of rubber ducks race down Fall River! Prizes are given to hundreds of entries, including grand prizes to the owner of the first duck to cross the finish line.

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Surprise Sidewalk Sale

May 7 - 8, 2016
Various Stores | Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Retailers of downtown Estes Park showcase great deals and specials outside of their stores for a weekend-long, inventory-clearing, end-of-Spring sale.

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Memorial Day Weekend Art Market

May 28 - 30, 2016
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn & MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

Nearly 100 different artists from across Colorado and beyond will be showing their works during the Memorial Day Weekend Art Market. Experience fine art, crafts, food, live music and more to start the summer off right in Estes Park!

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Jazz Fest & Art Walk

June 4 - 5, 2016
Performance Park | 417 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Now in its 26th year, Estes Park's Jazz Fest & Art Walk brings together live art demonstrations, selections from Colorado wineries and a vibrant musical lineup that promise to make a notable pair of afternoons.

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Elkhorn Dash 1 Mile

June 11, 2016
Starting Line: West of the Elkhorn Lodge | West Elkhorn Avenue & Old Ranger Road, Estes Park, CO 80517

The Elkhorn Avenue 1 Mile Run is a great way to prepare for the following weekend's Estes Park Marathon. The race begins near the entrance of the Elkhorn Lodge & Guest Ranch, this quick 1-mile run ends at the U.S. Bank on Elkhorn Avenue.

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Estes Park Marathon

June 19, 2016
Starting Line: Estes Park High School - Student Center | 1600 Manford Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Choose between a 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon relay or full marathon in the 13th annual Estes Park Marathon. Escape from city life and run through scenic Estes and surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park for a destination experience, complete with locals encouraging you along the way as you run. A kids' Fun Run & Bike down Elkhorn Avenue will also be taking place the day before, Saturday, June 18.

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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

June 25 - 26, 2016
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn & MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

Celebrate the summer solstice Scandinavian-style with this Estes Park festival in June. Festivities include exploring rich traditions and culture, dancing, kids' activities, an arts and crafts fair, and of course, food. The festival kicks off with the raising of the Maypole and a parade-like entrance by the 5 representative countries of Scandinavia.

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Go 4th Festival

July 4, 2016
Stanley Park Fairgrounds | 1209 Manford Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Estes Park invites you out to the fairgrounds for a full day of events and activities celebrating our nation's Independence, including a pancake breakfast, professional bull riding and a car show. Stick around for the annual patriotic concert, accompanied by a beautiful display of Rocky Mountain fireworks over Lake Estes at 9:30 p.m.

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Rooftop Rodeo

July 6-11, 2016
Stanley Park Fairgrounds | 1209 Manford Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Estes Park's acclaimed rodeo celebration brings tricks and contests to the Stanley Park Fairgrounds for 6 days in July. This run is kicked off with a parade on Elkhorn Avenue, with hundreds of horses, floats and classic cars.

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Rocky Mountain Half Marathon

July 30, 2016
Lake Estes Trail | Community Drive & N. St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Experience breathtaking views while running the Lake Trail and throughout scenic Estes Park. There’s no better way to spend a summer morning.

See the event website and register here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Days

August 25 - 28, 2016 (National Park Service's Birthday Weekend)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

See a list of all RMNP 2016 free days here.

John Denver Tribute Concert

September 3, 2016
YMCA of the Rockies | 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511

Kick off Labor Day Weekend with a tribute to Colorado's iconic John Denver in the 13th annual installment of this event. Brad Fitch and others perform.

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Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show

September 3 - 5, 2016
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn & MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

More than 100 booths, with everything from paintings to jewelry, are set up in Bond Park for the Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show each year.

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 8 - 11, 2016
Stanley Park | US Highway 36 & Community Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517

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!

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Rocky Mountain National Park Free Days

September 24, 2016 (National Public Lands Day)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

See a list of all RMNP 2016 free days here.

Running of the Bulls

September 24, 2016
Lake Estes Marina | 1770 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Run or walk around Lake Estes to benefit Partners Mentoring Youth. The course is 3.75 miles and finishes at the marina. Witness fall foliage and even elk during this race - which allows dogs, strollers and offers a 1-mile kids' run for free.

Visit their website here.

Autumn Gold Festival

September 24 - 25, 2016
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn & MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

The 24th Autumn Gold Festival will feature music, brews and bratwurst at this family-friendly event. Raffle tickets for a grand prize of $5,000 and additional prizes will be sold for $25 each. Entrance is free.

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Rut Run 5k

October 1, 2016
Bond Park | 124 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Kick off Elk Fest with this 5k race, which starts at Town Hall and ends at Bond Park. Runners will receive a shirt, food and drink.

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Elk Fest

October 1 - 2, 2016
Bond Park | Intersection of Elkhorn & MacGregor Avenues, Estes Park, CO 80517

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 to all events except the bugling contest and bus tours.

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Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival

October 15, 2016
Bond Park | 170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Enjoy pumpkin carving and locally-brewed drinks at the 3rd Annual Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival, taking place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Bond Park. Kid-friendly games and activities will also be featured.

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Halloween at The Stanley - 3 Nights of Fright

TBD October 2016
The Stanley Hotel | 3333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Halloween events at the 'haunted' Stanley Hotel this year include 3 Nights of Fright: the Murder Mystery Dinner, The Shining Ball, and the Halloween Masquerade Party. Don't miss out on these spooky and iconic events, which will be bigger and better than ever before!

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Fall Back Beer Fest

November 5, 2016
Estes Park Events Center | 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517

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

Visit their website here.

Rocky Mountain National Park Free Days

November 11, 2016 (Veterans Day)
Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park, CO 80517

See a list of all RMNP 2016 free days here.

Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

TBD November 2016
Riverside Plaza | Intersection of East Riverside Drive & Rockwell Street, Estes Park, CO 80517

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

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Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration

November 27, 2016
Downtown Estes Park | Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Estes Park's holiday spirit fully arrives with our annual Catch the Glow Parade, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Show up before then and enjoy a hay ride, visit with Santa, and other activities. Admission is free!

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Celebrating the Season: 14th Annual Holiday Art Exhibition

December 3, 2016 - January 7, 2017
CAC Fine Art Gallery | 423 W. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Artists from Colorado and beyond will exhibit their works at the Cultural Arts Council's Holiday Art Exhibition.

See more on the website here.

Dasher Holiday 5k

TBD December 2016
Starting Line: MacGregor Avenue & West Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

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

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