Estes Park Events Calendar

Save the date for these upcoming Estes Park events and start planning your vacation today!

Note: Some events may be canceled, postponed, or held with restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please refer to the event website for updated information.

January

Estes Park Winter Festival

Where: Estes Park Events Center

Enjoy the best of the winter season at the Estes Park Winter Festival. Partake in a chili cook-off, drink local brews, live entertainment, plus fun activities for the kids.

February

Wine and Chocolate Festival

Where: Estes Park Events Center

Enjoy chocolates and wine from local wineries at the Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival.

Rails in the Rockies

Where: Estes Park Events Complex

Bring the entire family for Rails in the Rockies. Kids (and adults) will enjoy seeing trains from the steam age to the modern-day at Colorado’s premier model train show.

March

Whiskey Warm-Up

Where: George Hix Riverside Plaza

The Estes Park Whiskey Warm-Up event is a great way to discover your favorite whiskey from Colorado distilleries and learn about the whiskey-making process. Plus, attendees will be able to browse local cigar shops, retail vendors, and live music.

April

Bigfoot Days

Where: Bond Park

Learn more about elusive Bigfoot at Estes Park’s Bigfoot Days. Featuring an educational talk, Bigfoot-themed dinner and so much more.

May

Estes Park Duck Race Festival

Where: Fall River at Nicky’s Resort

Watch as thousands of ducks pour into the Fall River for this annual Estes Park event. Adopt a rubber duck for $20 and enter it into the Estes Park Duck Race for a chance to win one of the hundreds of prizes!

Roots on the Ridge

Where: Estes Park Events Complex

Plan a weekend getaway in Estes Park with the first-ever Roots on the Ridge. A daylong music and arts festival that highlights a variety of music genres including bluegrass, country, folk, and more.

Memorial Day Celebration

Where: throughout downtown Estes Park

Every Memorial Day weekend, Estes Park puts on a weekend-long celebration to kick off the summer season! With a plethora of events such as the Annual Art Market, you’ll want to make sure you here for this event!

June

Jazz Fest

Where: Performance Park

As one of Colorado’s premier jazz festivals, Jazz Fest weekend is a great way to experience the sound of jazz, enjoy local foods, and beverages.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Date: June 26 – 28, 2020

Where: Downtown Estes Park at Bond Park

Celebrate the summer solstice at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Discover Scandinavian culture and traditions with dancing, beer garden, art exhibits, and family activities.

July

4th of July Celebration

Where: Estes Park Fairgrounds

Enjoy fireworks over the Rockies for a one-of-a-kind 4th of July experience. Kick off the evening with a performance at the Big Bang Concert.

Rooftop Rodeo

Where: Estes Park

The annual Rooftop Rodeo is a week-long event filled with parades, rodeo performances, behind-the-scenes tours, and so much more!

August

Estes Park Wine Festival

Where: Bond Park on Macgregor Ave.

Sample Colorado produced wine, cider, and mead in the heart of downtown! Tickets range from $25 – $75.

September

Estes Park Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show

Where: Bond Park

Shop local artists and crafters at the Estes Park Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show. Available handmade products include jewelry, pottery, clothing, paintings, and more!

Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

Where: Estes Park Fairgrounds and Event Center

Did you know Estes Park is known as the Celtic capital of North America? Estes Park hosts the annual Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival. See jousting, Celtic folk concerts, Irish & Highland dancing, and a festival parade.

Autumn Gold Festival

Where: Bond Park

Celebrating its 26th year, the Autumn Gold Festival is a favorite Estes Park event! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and changing of the leaves with a weekend full of food and drinks, the Classic car show, and fun activities for the kids.

October

Elk Fest

Where: Estes Park Event Complex

As one of Estes Park’s most popular festivals, Elk Fest is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike.  Sample local foods & beverages, shop elk-themed goods, and bugle like an elk – all at this annual event.

Pumpkin & Pilsners

Where: Bond Park

Sample the taste of fall at the Pumpkin & Pilsners festival. Pick your pumpkins all while listening to live music and sampling local craft brews.

Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival

Where: Estes Park Events Complex

Sip and savor libations from various distillers (both local and regional) at the Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, live music, and free tastings.

November

Fall Back Beer Festival

Where: Estes Park Events Complex

Sample from over 100 beers from both local and regional breweries. This annual festival offers both the opportunity to not only taste but learn about the brewing process.

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade and Celebration

Where: Downtown Estes Park

Ring in the start of the Christmas season the day after Thanksgiving with a visit from Santa Claus listen to carolers, watch the Christmas parade, and so much more in downtown Estes Park.

Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival

Where: Estes Park Event Complex

Make a weekend of it with the Catch the glow parade and the Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival. Sip from over 100 Colorado wines and shop arts and craft vendors for your loved ones.

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