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Upcoming Events in Estes Park Colorado


February

9 "Imagine This!" - Although this family arts festival is geared primarily for children, participants of all ages will enjoy a potpourri of creative visual art experiences, hands-on activities and live musical and dance performances.

Address: Mountain View Bible Fellowship Gymnasium, 1575 S. St. Vrain Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-9203 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@estesarts.com
Web: www.estesarts.com
Fee: $1

9 - 10 Rails in the Rockies - Experience a variety of fully operational model railroad scales on a layout of more than 16,000 square feet. Children can operate trains on a junior layout. 9am-5pm Sat.; 9am-4pm Sun.

Address: Estes Park Conference Center, 201 S. St. Vrain Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesvalleymodelrailroaders.org
Fee: $5 per person; children under 12 free with an adult

9 - 10 Estes Park Dog Weight Pull - Dogs compete to see who can pull the most weight 16 feet. They pull a wheeled cart on an earthen surface, or a sled on snow.

Address: Estes Park Visitors Center parking lot, 500 Big Thompson Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-577-9900 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.IWPA.net
Fee: Fee

May

4 - 5 Estes Park Jazz Fest and Art Walk - Two days of free, nonstop jazz performances featuring regional and local jazz artists, groups and bands. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy spring in the Rockies. Visitors will also enjoy exploring unique galleries exhibiting exceptional art. Art Walk maps are available at the Jazz Festival in Performance Park and at the Cultural Art Council Fine Art Gallery at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave.

Address: Performance Park Amphitheater, 417 W. Elkhorn Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: Free

18 - 20 Art Market - More than 90 artisans assemble to kick off the summer season and to showcase their art in Bond Park in the center of downtown Estes Park. Local, regional and national artisans will offer fine arts and crafts for sale.
Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm; Monday 9 am to 3 pm.

Address: Downtown Estes Park , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-5882 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: Free

18 - 20CO0204028e154 - Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo Antique Show - We guarantee the mountains will be beautiful and the town bustling with people, so plan on joining us for a great summer event. Saturday and Sunday, 10-5; Monday, 10-3. See more online.

Address: Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Highway 36, Estes Park, CO. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-218-8528 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: n/a
Email: kbwanderinstar@aim.com
Web: www.rooftoprodeo.com
Fee: adults $2.00, children free; free parking

June

25 Fishing Derby - A day of fishing and contests in all age categories. Registration at 6:30 am; event begins at 8 am. Lake Estes is stocked with trout, mostly rainbows, from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) the day prior to the event.

The Fishing Derby is for all fishermen ages. Approximately 250 - 300 people attend each year.

There will be a contest for "largest fish" in four age groups - for one male and one female - with prizes donated by Estes Park merchants. Categories are: ages 9 and under; 10-15 years; 16-59, and 60 and over. A grand prize will be awarded for the biggest catch overall.

The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) in conjunction with the CDOW sponsors the event to EVRPD youth athletic programs.

Address: Hwy. 34 or Hwy. 36 to Lake Estes Marina. Located on the northeast side of the lake off of Hwy. 34. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-8191 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: Registration is $4 per person on the day of the event. Pre-registration is $3.

1 - 2 Annual Wool Market - The Annual Wool Market offers two exciting days of exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and vendor booths. Sheep dog herding demonstrations and sheep-shearing demonstrations are held four times a day throughout the weekend. An announcer will provide play-by-play explanations of the many herding and sheep-shearing techniques used by these animals and their handlers.

One of the most popular attractions is the Children's Tent, where visitors, young and old, are invited to try their hands at rope weaving, spinning and loom weaving. Weavers and spinners will be on hand to teach basics and give visitors a chance to try the techniques for themselves.

Sheep, llama, alpaca, cashmere & angora goat competitions, as well as fleece contests are held throughout the weekend. For the shoppers, more than 50 vendor booths will be filled with fleeces, raw fibers, novelty knitting and crocheting yarns, as well as finished coats, scarves, hats, shawls, and fiber-processing equipment.

Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

Address: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-6104 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: estesnet.com/Events/woolmarket.htm
Fee: Free

1 Rocky Mountain Brewfest - Taste some locally brewed beer, along with more than 15 other Colorado Craft Brewers. Live music and food. Noon to 5pm.

Address: 470 Prospect Village Dr. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-5421 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.epbrewery.com
Fee: $30

2 Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K/5K race - The highest paved marathon course in the world and one of the most scenic on a USATF certified course. All four races start and end in Estes Park at the public school complex (elevation 7,550 feet) and take place on paved, certified courses.

There is no race-day registration for the marathon or the half marathon. There will be race-day registration for the 10K and 5K races only.

The marathon and half-marathon start at 7 am, the 10K takes off at 8 am and the 5K race starts at 9 am.

Address: All races begin and end at the Estes Park School campus, 1500 Brodie Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-8191 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: team@epmarathon.org
Fee: Call for registration

12 - 16 Rocky Mountain Classic Miniature Horse Show - These aren't ponies: they're real, miniature horses, bred to be as close in conformation to their larger cousins as possible. Visit them in the barns and watch them perform.
Wed, Thurs and Sat, Sun. Beginning at 8am, daily.

Address: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-6104 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesnet.com/Events/horseshows.aspx
Fee: Free

15 - 16 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - Scandinavians celebrate the summer solstice - the longest day of the year - with a festival of music, flowers, and food. Festivities begin on Saturday morning with the raising of the Maypole and a colorful opening ceremony. Enjoy folk dance groups and Scandinavian musicians as well as Scandinavian food and crafts.
Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Address: Bond Park in the center of downtown , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: Free

15 Annual Historic Home Tour - Tour of historic properties dating from the 1900s. This fund raising tour is sponsored by the Estes Park Museum Friends. 9am - 3pm.

Ph: 970-586-6256 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dnestewart@msn.com
Web: www.estes.org/museum
Fee: $20 advance or $25 (if available) at door

18 Annual Pikes Peak Plein Air Exhibition - 30 premier artists from southern Colorado present newly created works

Address: Hwy. 34 or Hwy. 36 to Elkhorn Ave. Go west. Gallery is across from municipal building. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-9203 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

July

4 Coolest Car Show - Show of vintage cars from the 1920s and beyond. 10am - 3 pm

Address: Bond Park in the center of downtown , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-6256 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: Close up inspection: $5 for adults, $2 for students; no more than $10 for the entire family

4 - 6 Team Penning - Team penning is a western equestrian sport that evolved from the common ranch work of separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring, or transport. Today it is a fast-paced event that gives a team of three riders on horseback from 60 to 90 seconds (depending on the class or the sanctioning of the event) to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30, and put them into a 16' x 24' pen through a 10' opening, at the opposite end of the arena. Teamwork is the key with all three riders working in harmony to cut out the correct cattle and drive them to the pen while keeping the rest of the herd (sometimes called dirty cattle) back. 8am.

Address: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-6104 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

3 - 8 Rooftop Rodeo and Parade - Named the Outstanding Small Rodeo in the nation three years in a row, the Annual Rooftop Rodeo will kick off with a colorful parade on Tuesday at 10:30 am in downtown Estes Park. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) cowboys compete in saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing and bull riding. Midway activities begin at 5:30 pm with the rodeo starting at 7:30 pm.

Address: Rodeo Arena Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesnet.com/Events/rooftoprodeo.htm
Fee: $17; Children $5, senior and military discounts available

22 - 23 Arabian Horse Show - The Arabian horse has a reputation for intelligence, spirit, and stamina. This breed of horse has a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage. Not only is the Arabian horse is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world, it is also one of the oldest horse breeds.

Archaeological evidence of horses that resemble modern Arabians dates back 4,500 years. Arabian horses were brought from the Middle East by both war and trade, and were used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and good bone structure. Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse.

Competitions begin at 9am daily.

Address: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.arabianhorses.org
Fee: Free

4 Independence Day Fireworks in the Real Rockies - Base Camp to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is the ideal all-American destination for Fourth of July celebrations. In addition to one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the state (always held on July 4), this quintessential Colorado mountain village offers a variety of family-friendly festivities and events specifically tailored for the holiday, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation activities.

The Fireworks Show starts at 9:30pm over Lake Estes! You won't want to miss one of Colorado's most glorious fireworks displays! Find a grassy spot at Stanley Park, along the Lake Estes Trail or on your favorite mountainside to join in this annual tradition of national pride.

Address: Lake Estes , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitestespark.com
Fee: Free

12 - 14 Copper Penny Horse Show - Watch hunter-jumper horses in action. 8am.

Address: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.chja.org/sched.html
Fee: Free

17 - 20 Hunter Jumper Festival I Horse Show - Hunter Jumper Horse Shows represent the hunter jumper disciplines while promoting the welfare of the horse and fairness in competition. 8 am.

Hunters originally represented the thoroughbreds or part thoroughbreds that were ridden in fox hunts. Competitions involve negotiating fences resembling natural obstacles that might be found in the hunting field.

Jumpers can be any breed and any size and are judged on their ability to jump. The competition is based solely on speed, strength and the ability to clear the jump as cleanly as possible.

Riders and horses are judged in both competitions.

Address: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.chja.org/sched.html
Fee: Free

August

3 Auto Extravaganza Vintage Car Show - The focus is on 1950's autos; but you're likely to find any number of vintage autos on display in Bond Park. 10am-3pm.

Address: Bond Park in the center of downtown , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: Free

3 - 15 Estes Park Plein Air - Features 40 artists' fresh works painted "en plein air" from Aug. 13-25, 2011. Exhibit opening 5 pm. Awards 6 pm.

Exhibit continues through October 2.

Address: Three gallery exhibits in downtown Estes Park , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-9203 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@estesarts.com
Web: www.estesarts.com
Fee: Free

10 - 11 Heritage Festival - The Heritage Festival celebrates Estes Park history through musical events on stage, heritage demonstrations, crafts, a petting zoo, Stanley Steam car rides, and wagon rides from MacGregor Ranch. 10am - 4pm.

Address: Bond Park in the heart of downtown Estes Park , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.epheritagefestival.org
Fee: Free

17 Estes Park Plein Air Quick Draw & Auction - Experience the fast-paced 90-minute "Quick Draw" followed by a live auction of the "wet' paintings. 8:30am

Address: Riverside Plaza , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-9203 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

September

24 - 25 Alpaca Market - The Alpaca Market features spinning, weaving and knitting plus demonstrations, exhibits and lectures. Alpacas are on display and for sale. 9am.

Address: Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.alpacaland.com
Fee: Free

24 - 26 Labor Day Craft Show - More than 100 booths feature a variety of hand-crafted goods including paintings and drawings, jewelry, metal work, clothing and tapestry bags, gourmet pantry items, home decor, wood carvings, doll clothes and toys, pottery, glass and more. It is a weekend that promises a fun day of unique shopping in Bond Park and throughout the adjacent downtown area. Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors the event. Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; Monday 9 am to 3 pm.

Additional information for vendors interested in applying for booth space can be found online.

Address: Bond Park in the heart of downtown Estes Park , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-412-9422 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkartsandcrafts.com
Fee: Free

29 - 1 Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival - Enjoy bagpipes & drums, Highland & Irish Dancing, Folk music, jousting, athletic and other competitions at the largest Scottish Festival in the West.

Address: Stanley Park , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-90-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@scotfest.com
Web: www.scotfest.com
Fee: $20 advanced tickets; $25 at the gate

6 - 8 Annual Estes Park Film Festival - A showcase of new independent feature films, documentaries, and short films from around the country.

Address: Historic Park Theatre, 130 Moraine Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-231-2580 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkfilm.com
Fee: Call for ticket information

7 - 8 Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show - More than 95 artists from across the country feature wearable art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, folk art, glass, wood, leather, metal, ceramics, oil, pencil drawings and watercolor paintings. 10am - 5pm.

The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies sponsors the annual juried show.

Address: Bond Park in the heart of downtown Estes Park. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-9203 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: Free

14 - 15 Autumn Gold — A Festival of Brats 'n Bands - Listen to some foot tapping music and relax with a cold brew and a mustard-smothered bratwurst at the Autumn Gold Festival. This free Sunrise Rotary fundraiser features cold beer, soft drinks, bratwursts, hot dogs and live music from talented local and Front Range bands. The highlight of Autumn Gold is the popular raffle with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000.
Saturday 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

Address: Bond Park in the heart of downtown Estes Park , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estessunriserotary.org
Fee: Free. Buy $25 raffle tickets from any Sunrise Rotarian

October

21 - 22 Elk Fest - A celebration of all things Wapiti, the American elk that calls Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park its home. The festival offers seminars, bugling contests, elk tours, a Mountain Man encampment, Native American music and dancing, and edible products from elk. 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

Address: Headquartered in Bond Park in the center of downtown Estes Park , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-6104 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesnet.com/Events/elkfest.aspx
Fee: Free

November

10 Rocky Mountain Romance Bridal & Fashion Show - Allow the Estes Park Wedding Association to share what Estes Park has to offer as a wedding destination. Let vendors tailor your wedding perfectly for you. Listen to memorable ceremony and reception music. Tour Estes Park's unique ceremony and reception sites. Win a romantic weekend get-away along with many other valuable prizes. Registration at 9:45 am.

Address: Estes Park Conference Center, 201 S. St. Vrain Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-584-9771 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkweddings.com/bridalshow/
Fee: $5 online; $7 at door

15 Catch the Glow Holiday Celebration and Parade - Estes Park celebrates the beginning of the holiday season. Beginning at noon children will be able to visit with Santa and enjoy hay rides and pony rides. Whimsical characters and festive carolers will entertain throughout the downtown area..

At dusk, floats from the Catch the Glow Parade will feature thousands of tiny twinkling lights, storybook figures, angels, snowmen, marching bands, entertainers, wildlife characters and of course, Santa ends the parade!

Noon; parade begins at 5:30 pm

Ph: 800-44-ESTES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesnet.com/Events/holidayevents.aspx
Fee: Free

16 Holiday House Christmas Bazaar - The Estes Park Medical Center's annual fundraising event offers handmade gifts, knitted wear, decorations and baked goods. Business and private people donate other items. The bazaar sells out quickly so go early. 9am.

Address: Estes Park Conference Center, 201 S. St. Vrain Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-7205 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.estesparkcvb.com
Fee: $1 at door

December

23 Holiday Home Tour (Estes Park) - The annual tour in the Estes Park area showcases unique mountain homes decked out in holiday finery. 11am - 4pm.

Address: Throughout the Estes Park Valley , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-5800 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $12 in advance; $15 the day of the tour

23 - 24 Oratorio Society Holiday Concert - The Estes Park Oratorio Society will present a Christmas-themed performance. Saturday 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm.

Address: Mountain View Bible Fellowship Gymnasium, 1575 S. St. Vrain Ave. , Estes Park, Colorado
Ph: 970-586-9405 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.OratorioSocietyofEstesPark.info
Fee: Free, but donations gratefully accepted

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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