Festivals & Events
Hyk Open House
149 E Elkhorn Ave Estes Park
From 01:30 am to 03:00 am
Open House and Fall Fashion Show at Hyk in downtown Estes Park August 22nd from 5:30-7pm.  Featuring live music with Nadine, plus snacks and beverages
Handmade in Colorado Expo
170 MacGregor Ave Estes Park
Aug 24 - Aug 26
The 11th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is a juried event showcasing some of Colorado's best fine art and contemporary craft.  The event will feature a vast array of independent designers producing original handcrafted goods from a wide array of media including metals, paper, glass, fibers, food, fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more.  All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado.  This event is the designed for Locavores as cutomers will only find Colorado made items sold by exhibitors that will interact directly with their customers.   This event has free admission and some great Local live music. Come support your local artists and craftspeople in their pursuit of creativity made by hand.   This 8 day, 3 City, celebration of local art takes place during 3 awesome weekends in Estes Park, Downtown Denver, & Downtown Boulder.
16th Annual John Denver Tribute Concert
2515 Tunnel Rd Estes Park
From 01:00 am to 05:00 am
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Brad Fitch and the TropiCowboy Band
130 Moraine Ave Estes Park
From 02:00 am to 06:00 am
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Winner of 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture of 1962, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA stands as one of the most timeless and essential motion picture masterpieces. The greatest achievement of its legendary, Oscar®-winning director, David Lean (1962, Lawrence of Arabia: 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai), the film stars Peter O'Toole - in his career-making performance - as T.E Lawrence, the audacious World War 1 British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire. This predominant classic is not one to miss, don't pass up your chance to see this revolutionary title on the big screen!
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
Stanley Park Estes Park Larimer County
Sep 5 - Sep 9
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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Featuring:
130 Moraine Ave Estes Park
From 09:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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The Federation calls on Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise to contain an immense nimbused object that's on a crash course with Earth. After investigating, the crew discovers that the alien cloud harbors artificial intelligence with an ominous primary directive. Crisis strikes when a probe dispatched by the energy cloud attacks the crew, abducting navigator Lt. Ilia (Persis Khambatta). An android look-alike containing her memories shows up soon after.
Autumn Gold Festival
170 MacGregor Ave Estes Park
Sep 21 - Sep 22
This year, the Autumn Gold Festival celebrates its 25 Anniversary!
130 Moraine Ave Estes Park
Sep 25 - Sep 26
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From a novella by best-selling author Stephen King comes a poignant tale of the human spirit. Red (Morgan Freeman), serving a life sentence, and Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a mild-mannered banker wrongly convicted of murder, forge an unlikely bond that will span more than twenty years. Together they discover hope as the ultimate means of survival. 
Elk Fest
170 MacGregor Ave Estes Park
Sep 28 - Sep 29
October in Estes Park is now known as "Elktober." Join the transition into fall and celebrate all of Estes Park's natural beauty and wildlife. Elk Fest is the perfect opportunity for an up close wildlife experience and fun for all ages.  Elk Fest also features:
Tiger Army
The Stanley Hotel 333 E Wonderview Ave
From 04:00 am to 07:00 am
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Stanley Live and AEG Presents are thrilled to announce Tiger Army with Kate Clover, SadGirl at The Stanley Hotel on Friday, October 18th, 2019. Doors 7:00pm || Show 8:00pm
The Shining Ball
333 E Wonderview Ave Estes Park
From 04:00 am to 07:30 am
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The wildly popular Shining Ball returns to the historic concert hall for an evening of music and wild decorations as the ball makes its British Rock debut. The evening’s entertainment features a showdown from the national touring act Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown followed by DJ dance party.
Masquerade Ball 2019
333 E Wonderview Ave Estes Park
From 03:00 am to 06:30 am
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The Halloween thrilling grand finale takes place October 26th. With a theatrical performance from the abominable Widow’s Bane followed by a special dance party hosted by DJ Shawn (of Devotchka). Guests will cavort and careen amongst the dark décor of the Stanley’s 110-year-old concert hall. Against, the dark pop culture backdrop, guest will enjoy dancing, spirited drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and killer Halloween costumes.
Halloween in Downtown Estes Park
142 E Elkhorn Ave Estes Park
From 12:30 am to 04:00 am
Join us for trick-or-treating downtown where you can go door to door among the shops to get your bags filled with candy!
Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration
142 E Elkhorn Ave Estes Park
From 01:30 am to 02:30 am
Watch our live broadcast of Estes Park's Catch the Glow Parade on the Rocky Mountain Channel!
Estes Park Winter Fest
1125 Rooftop Way Estes Park
Jan 19 - Jan 20
​Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival weekend!  Sample a variety of beers, browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment and more at the Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend 2019 at the new Estes Park Event Center!
Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival
1125 Rooftop Way Estes Park
Feb 8 - Feb 9
The third annual Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at the Estes Park Event Center.  Sample sweets from the region's finest chocolatiers, taste pours from a variety of wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park!
Rails in the Rockies
1125 Rooftop Way Estes Park
Feb 15 - Feb 17
Clanging bells and tooting whistles will fill the Estes Park Events Complex as trains from the steam age to the present time roar along tracks of model railroad layouts at the annual "Rails in the Rockies" exhibit.
Whiskey Warm Up
184 W Elkhorn Ave Estes Park
Mar 7 - Mar 8
Check out highlights from the 2019 Whiskey Warm Up Above.
Rotary Duck Race
184 W Elkhorn Ave Estes Park
The Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. The 30th Annual Duck Race continues a tradition started in 1989, which has returned more than $2.4 million (and counting) to local charities and groups!
Jazz Fest
435 W Elkhorn Ave Estes Park
Jun 6 - Jun 8
​What better way to open the summer season in Estes Park than with jazz playing amid the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater? Visit website for the complete schedule of performances.
Wool Market
1125 Rooftop Way Estes Park
Jun 11 - Jun 14
Hands-on activities; fuzzy, approachable animals; entertaining performances; and shopping for mom and dad.  Those familiar with the wool and fiber industry know this event, held at the Estes Park Events Complex, is the place to be. Admission is free.
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
170 MacGregor Ave Estes Park
Jun 19 - Jun 22
In the heart of historic Downtown Estes Park, at the intersection of Elkhorn (the main street) and MacGregor Avenues, the Midsummer Festival has celebrated our cultural heritage for over 25 years.
Estes Park Marathon
6120 CO-7 Estes Park
The Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon is Colorado's most scenic, destination race. Offering courses that are surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park valley. A race distances for everyone and all abilities. 
Friends of Folk Festival
435 W Elkhorn Ave Estes Park
From 01:00 am to 05:00 am
Friends of Folk celebrates Dick Orleans’ legacy with music and community. This Festival is held in the style of Dick’s “Friends of Folk” nights where both professionals & amateurs perform.