*The Estes Park Winter Festival is taking a year off and will return in January 2015! As construction continues for the new home of the Winter Festival at the Stanley Fairgrounds, mark your calendar for 2015 to celebrate the traditions of the Estes Park Winter Festival in a brand new building, bigger and better! There is still plenty to do this holiday weekend, as a new event, the Winter Warm Up will be held throughout the village January 18 - 20, 2014. Enjoy children's activities by the downtown ice skating rink, the Whiskey Warm Up tasting event in Riverside Plaza, Whiskey University classes at the historic Stanley Hotel, whiskey parings/showcases at local restaurants and free entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park on Monday, January 20th. View Winter Warm Up event details.
January 2015: Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend:
Returning next year in 2015, take a turn on a toboggan run, ice skate downtown, demo snowshoes, taste award-winning chili, sample mac 'n cheese and sip a variety of beers and wines at the Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend 2015. This family festival partners with the Annual Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park, offering a weekend jam-packed with events.