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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 few... 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

From unique arts to sweet treats, from jaw-droppers to socking suffers, Estes Park has a widevariety of special gifts that are made right here in the Estes Valley! The festive lights are strung downtown, the shops have decorated their windows andthe entire village is buzzing with holiday spirit. But don't worry if you can't make it to Estes this year; many of these one-of-a-kind gifts are available online. Whether you're... 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

Get to Know the Artist: Cecy Turner

Posted on September 30, 2016 8:32 AM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Estes Park News, Downtown Estes
Tags: Estes Park, The Arts, Meet Our Locals

Local artist Cecy Turner has made a career in plein air, oil and watercolor painting. A member of numerous art societies, and recipient of many awards, Cecy is recognized for her wonderful Rocky Mountain creations. Read Cecy's profile below, and find out more on her website  and blog . Artist Q & A: Age:  69 Art form? Oils and watercolors How long have you lived in Estes Park? We've had a house here for... 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

Get to Know the Artist: James Frank

Posted on June 30, 2016 11:06 AM
Related Categories: Estes Park News, Downtown Estes
Tags: Downtown, The Arts, Meet Our Locals

James Frank is an accomplished visual artist of the natural world. His photographs have been used in advertising for national companies, and receive wide publication in all media. Learn more about James in his Artist Profile below or check out James Frank Photography . Age:  62 Artform/Known for? Photography of the landscape and nature is what I'm known for best. How long have you lived in Estes Park? 38 years Where is your... more

Get to Know the Artist: Erik Stensland

Posted on June 29, 2016 2:33 PM
Related Categories: Estes Park News, Downtown Estes
Tags: Downtown, The Arts, Meet Our Locals

Erik Stensland frequently rises long before dawn to hike to remote lakes or high peaks to capture the unparalleled beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in warm morning light. Learn more about Erik in this Artist Profile or check out his gallery Images of RMNP .   Age: 47   Artform/Known for? Landscape Photography   How long have you lived in Estes Park? I’ve lived in the Estes Park area for 12 years, six... 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 you,... 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