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For a small mountain village, Estes Park’s craft beverage scene is enormous – and it seems to be growing with each passing year. Now is the right time to discover what’s brewing (and distilling, and fermenting) up here. SPIRITS Elkins Distilling Co. 1825 North Lake Ave., (419) 575-1704 The people behind Elkins Distilling Co. aren’t the first to make whiskey in Estes Park – we’re pretty sure a... more

Easter in Estes Park 2017

Posted on April 10, 2017 2:00 PM
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Estes Park, Events, Holidays

April 16, 2017 Celebrate Easter in Estes Park this Spring! Highway 34 will be open for Easter! Opening for thru-traffic for all vehicles on Friday, April 14th at 4pm, Highway 34 will stay open for the Easter Holiday until 8:30am on Monday, April 17th. With Highway 34 open there are three beautiful ways to get to Estes! Highway 36, Highway 34 and Highway 7. In celebration of National Park Week you can enjoy free entry into Rocky... more

Estes Park represents the ideal Rocky Mountain winter wonderland. Many think of Estes Park as a summer hot spot, but the easy drive, low prices and abundance of winter recreation make it the perfect place to hide out for a long weekend and escape the daily grind. Read on to discover more about what makes Estes Park Colorado’s best kept winter secret.  See Tails, Not Taillights When you want to get away in the winter,... more

Experience Festive Fridays

Posted on December 1, 2016 4:00 PM
Related Categories: Downtown Estes, Things To Do
Tags: Downtown, Estes Park, Events, Shopping, Food & Drink, Holidays, Winter

Every week leading up to Christmas, celebrate the season with holiday shopping in Estes Park during Festive Fridays! Enjoy special offers, live music and treats when you shop participating businesses. Not only is this a great opportunity to pick up the perfect gifts for your loved ones, it's also a fantastic way to shop local, supporting small businesses in Estes Park. Take a break between shops to view the... more

Get to Know the Artist: Michael Young

Posted on November 14, 2016 2:00 PM
Related Categories: Downtown Estes
Tags: Estes Park, Meet Our Locals, The Arts, Events

Michael Young has created murals around Estes Park, as well as acted in and written different plays! However, he may be most well known for his position as director of the Catch the Glow Parade . Michael has been involved in the parade, creating floats, for nearly a decade. The illuminated parade occurs annually the Friday after Thanksgiving and is a magical way to kick off the Christmas season in Estes Park. Artist Q & A Art... more

September 30th is the start of Vintage Market Days a biannual, three day, bohemian chic event in Estes Park, and who needs a better excuse to gather up your besties and head for the hills? Not me. While I have the privilege of living in Estes Park, I'm always looking for reasons to entice my friends and family to visit. This event is just what we've been waiting for and it the perfect way to get a jump on my... more

How to Fourth of July in Estes Park Celebrating Independence Day is a long-standing tradition in most American towns, and the village of Estes Park is no exception!  Make the most out of this star-spangled day with our tips:   Fill up on Freedom Start the day off with an all-American breakfast before heading out to the day’s events with a 4th of July pancake breakfast. Held at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic... more

Let's face it, we all have a "budget" for vacation. If you're anything like me, it's a challenge to stick to those pre-set spending limits. There's always something more the kids are asking for, or a little self-indulgence - I mean we definitely deserve it, right?! So, finding some free activities can be critical to not having post-vacay spending regrets while still keeping the family busy. And lucky for... more

Will Thomas is a talented young musician and Estes Park local. Check out his artist profile below and make sure to visit his next concert at Estes Park's Historic Park Theater featuring another Estes Park musician Kenneth Kelly.      Age: 15   Artform/Known for? Musician   How long have you lived in Estes Park? Whole life (almost 16 years)   Where is your hometown? Estes Park   How long have you... more

Put on your best green clothes and dancing shoes and come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Estes Park. There is nothing the Irish love more than a few sing songs, great food and some dancing! Check out these great events around town so you can celebrate like the Irish. Open Bluegrass Jam – The Rock Inn Bring your instrument and join in the fun of the weekly Bluegrass Jam. Open to all, sit in and play or grab a beer from... more