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August 2022 Events in Estes Park

Here's a complete list of the best events in Estes Park this August.

You can't hike the entire time you're in town, although no one here will blame you for trying. Instead, fill out your trip with local events that will give you a taste of the sights, sounds and flavors of this vibrant little mountain town. Check out what is going on in August:

 

First Friday Art Groove

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First Friday of the month-  August 5

Come out and do the Free tour from 5 - 8pm – see what’s happening in the Fine Art world here in Estes Park. Different locations will be serving food and refreshments, hosting artist meet & greets, demonstrations, show openings or hosting live music. Ride the FREE Estes Park Trolley to keep you warm between galleries. It promises to be a fun evening!! This event is created and planned by the Estes Arts District. estesartsdistrict.org

 

SnowyGrass Music Festival 

August 5, 6 & 7

SnowyGrass Music Festival is a good vibe, family & dog friendly festival where you'll drink local craft beverages, eat delicious food and enjoy a welcoming community of music lovers. This beautiful and quaint riverside music festival has filled the mountain air with the sweet sounds of Bluegrass and Americana string bands in beautiful Estes Park since 2016. The Festival takes place in Baldwin Park. Find all the details and get your tickets here. Baldwin Park, 271 Ivy Street, Estes Park, CO 80517 snowygrass.com

 

FILManthropy at Performance Park 

Weekly on Monday from June 13 - August 15

The FILManthropy Summer movie festival will be a collaborative, community fundraising event benefiting the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) and our local nonprofit sector. The EPNRC exists to connect, support, and inspire the vibrant nonprofit sector of the Estes Valley community. FILManthropy will take place over 8 Mondays throughout the summer season at Performance Park in Estes Park, Colorado. 

Current dates and movies include: 

  • Monday, June 13 --The Sandlot
  • Monday, June 20 -- The Greatest showman (Benefitting Arts & Culture nonprofits)
  • Monday, June 27 -- Starwars: A New Hope (Benefitting Community & Education nonprofits)
  • Monday, July 11 -- The Princess Bride (Benefitting Health & Wellness nonprofits)
  • Monday, July 18 -- Free Solo (Benefitting Environment, Conservation, & Recreation nonprofits)
  • Monday, July 25 -- Ice age (Benefitting Youth & Families nonprofits)
  • Monday, August 8 -- Big (Benefitting Emergency & Human Services nonprofits)
  • Monday, August 15 -- Mrs. Doubtfire

Beneficiary nonprofit organizations will be invited to set up at a FILManthropy event and highlight their services to our community.

Concessions available nightly from 5:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Guided Tours of the Historic Fall River Hydroplant

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June 1 through September 30

The Historic Fall River Hydroplant will open its doors for the summer season on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Located at 1754 Fish Hatchery Road in Estes Park, this plant was constructed in 1909 to produce electricity for the Stanley Hotel and surrounding areas. Later, F.O. Stanley sold the plant to the Public Service Company of Colorado. In 1945, the Town of Estes Park purchased and maintained the Hydroplant until it was severely damaged in 1982 by the Lawn Lake Flood. Operating as an interpretive site since 2002, the Historic Fall River Hydroplant will be open Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., through September 30, 2022. Guided tours of the Hydroplant will be given at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m., no reservations are required and admission is free. 970-586-6256; estespark.colorado.gov/museum

 

Art Studio Tour 

August 6 & 7

Get a glimpse into the artists of Estes Park. Create your own creative adventure with the Estes Park Art Studio Tour! On August 6 & 7, visit any or all home studios throughout Estes Park, ​watch work in progress, and buy art! epstudiotour.com

 

Yoga on the Patio at Avant Garde Aleworks 

August 6 & 20

Join in on Saturday morning for a beginner friendly yoga class on the AGA patio followed by a midday happy hour with your fellow yogis! A ticket includes both the class and a free drink ticket. Enjoy your beer, seltzer or kombucha after yoga or save your drink ticket for the next time you stop by the taproom. Bring your own mat, water bottle & sunscreen; we will have water available in the taproom. Don’t have yoga mat on hand? A limited amount of yoga mats and blankets will be available at each class. Be sure to arrive 5 minutes early to check-in and find a spot before the class begins. See you there! 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com

 

Wine Festival 

August 13-14

The 7th Annual Estes Park Wine Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and 14th, in beautiful Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. The festival will be open from 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Sunday. The Estes Park Wine Festival is a 21 and over event. Ticket includes a wine glass, wine tote and unlimited tastings, along with live music, retail vendors, artisans and food vendors. No pets, children or re-entry.  Bond Park, 260 Park Lane, Estes Park, CO 80517; estesparkwinefestival.com

 

Personal Beer Tasting and Live Music at Seven Keys Lodge

August 12-13, 26-27

Unlimited Beer Tasting and Live Music! Get your tasting cup at Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company or Seven Keys Lodge. 4900 S Hwy 7, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517; (970)-586-5397; sevenkeyslodge.com

 

Blues DoGS live at Performance Park 

August 20

The Blues DoGS Show Band is a diverse group of doctors, lawyers, business owners, teachers, and laborers, who have a passion for blues music. The DoGS have been delivering the goods to audiences at clubs, festivals, fundraisers and concerts for over two decades. Honoring musical genres rooted in the blues, the band explodes traditional musical layers with original energy and creativity.  Their set lists are a creative mix of blues, rock, funk, and R&B classics that routinely pull audiences up to their feet, dancing. Arrive early and bring your own chairs/blankets! This event is presented by Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies. fineartsguild.org

 

Kayaking on Lake Estes 

August 20

Join EVICS Family Resource Center for a kayaking excursion on August 20 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Limited childcare spots are available. This event is sponsored by Latino Outdoors. Register Here

 

Classic Jazz at Performance Park

August 21

Jazz pianist and composer, Scott Martin, leads a six-piece ensemble for an exciting live show blending classic jazz with contemporary pop, Latin and soul influences. Featuring the dynamic vocalist Wellington Bullings, their set ranges from unique original compositions to well-known Great American Songbook standards. Don't forget your blankets and chairs, show time is from 2-4 p.m. The summer jazz series is presented by the Town of Estes Park. estesparkeventscomplex.com/jazz

 

Handmade in Colorado Expo 

August 26- 28

The 15th 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 will take place at Bond Park and admission is free. Dates and Times: Friday (August 26) 11am-6pm, & Saturday (August 27) 10am – 7pm, & Sunday (August 28) 10am – 4pm. coloradoevents.org/handmadeincoloradoexpo

 

What's My Everest Hike and No Barriers Summit 2022 at YMCA of the Rockies 

August 25-28

The No Barriers Summit is an annual gathering of people in our community of all abilities to challenge their ideas of what is possible and what theybelieve they are capable of. This is typically a 3-day event that includes entertainment, adaptive activities and sports, workshops, and inspirational speakers. This year it is August 25-28 at YMCA of the Rockies! Check out the schedule of events

 

Bringing Print to Life Hike at YMCA of the Rockies 

August 28

The AINC Audio Trekkers is a team on the annual Bringing Print to Life Fundraising Hike, benefiting the Audio Information Network of Colorado - a nonprofit that serves Blind and Visually Impaired Coloradans.  Registration is open to anyone, and thanks to generous donors and grants, AINC will be providing this experience for free to blind and visually impaired hikers. You have the option to hike with us, or go above and beyond opt in to be a sighted guide or volunteer.  The Audio Trekkers will be on of many teams on the bigger What's Your Everest Hike, hosted by No Barriers USA and led by the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer. Their goal is to challenge others to reach beyond their comfort zones and reach their goals in a supportive, challenging and fun experience. Find more information and registration form here. aincolorado.org

 

Recurring Events: 

 

Garden Story Time

Weekly on Tuesdays

Bring your kids to the Estes Valley Community Garden for bilingual (English and Spanish) story time. Every Tuesday from 5p.m. to 6p.m. Presented by EVICS Family Resource Center. evics.org

 

Lazy B Chuckwagon & Show 

Tuesdays- Saturdays
Sunday Matinees

The Lazy B is a western summertime tradition in Estes Park. They feature an authentic cowboy meal, and a show featuring live western music. It is family friendly, great for groups, and fun for all ages. Their location is at the Dao House Lodge and Retreat, on CO highway 7, 8 miles south of Estes Park. Doors open at 5 pm Tuesdays- Saturdays. Sunday Matinees, doors open at 1 p.m. 6120 CO – 7, Estes Park, CO 80517; 1-970-235-9400; lazybchuckwagon.com

 

Free concert series at the Lake Estes Marina

Weekly on Tuesdays

Bring a chair and we'll see you there! Come hungry - food trucks will be present! Starting at 6:30 every Tuesday. Find all the dates, bands and food trucks here

 

Latino Night at La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill 

Weekly on Saturdays

Join La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill  every Saturday from 6 p.m.  to 10 p.m. for dinner and a dance party. Dance to the tunes of bachata and reggaeton by Sonido Cali. 165 Virginia Drive, Estes Park, CO, 80517; lacabanabarandgrill.com

 

Estes Park Farmers Market

Weekly on Thursdays
June 2- September 29

Check out the Estes Park Farmers Market every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Farmers Market days the Visitor Center parking lot will be closed to all vehicles except transit buses, those woth valid ADA credentials and those looking to quickly drop off or pick up market products. Farmer's Market patrons must park int he Parking Structure at 691 N St Vrain/ US 36. 
 

Sunday Brunch at Seven Keys Lodge

Weekly on Sundays

Join them every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m for a special brunch, served buffet style, you can have as much as you like! They'll have a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa station for you to enjoy. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome. 4900 S Hwy 7, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517; (970)-586-5397; sevenkeyslodge.com

 

Cowboy Brad Singalong at Bond Park 

Weekly on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays

Grab some picnic blankets and chairs to join "Cowboy" Brad Fitch every week at Bond Park for some original folk, western music and great family entertainment. Show starts at 7 p.m every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, through august 16.  cowboybrad.com/shows

 

Estes Park Ghost Tours

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Weekly on Friday & Saturday 

Guided Ghost Tour for all ages. Enjoy the tales of hauntings, history and odd phenomenon in Estes Park and the nearby Rocky Mountains while strolling around the streets and historic buildings of Estes Park with a professional guide. This one-hour tour is an easy walk through two to three blocks and is mostly outdoors on flat ground. 453 Wonderview Ave, #252, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 617 6187; fortcollinstours.com/estes-park

 

Open Mic Night at Avant Garde Aleworks

Avant Garde

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Calling all musicians, poets and performers! Come grab a beer before you take the stage and enjoy a night of live music in the taproom, hosted by local musician, Chris Theunissen. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com

 

Live Music at the Twin Owls Steakhouse

Twin Owls

Weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Delight in a fine glass of wine paired with your favorite meal as soothing live music creates a relaxing atmosphere. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-9 p.m. For dining guests only, some exceptions apply. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/

 

Geeks who drink at The Post Chicken and Beer

Post Chicken

Weekly on Thursday

Geeks who drink brings the nation's best live hosted pub quiz every Thursday at 7 p.m. Cozy up with us every Thursday for specially priced bar bites and drinks only at The Post. 333-D E. Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 287 5001; postchickenandbeer.com/estespark

 

 

Fridays: Teacher appreciation Day at Avant Garde Aleworks

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Weekly on Fridays

Estes Park teachers and educators are welcome to join in the taproom for 20% off all draft beers and hard seltzers every Friday! 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com

 

Tie dye Friday: Make your own Tie-dye T-shirt at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio 

Weekly on Fridays 

Come make a T-shirt as groovy as you are! Learn the different tying techniques to create different styles of patterns on your shirt; such as stripes, spirals, kaleidoscopes, even the Colorado Flag! We use only professional level dyes here at Inspired, meaning that the many different colors that we offer will remain as vibrant and timeless as tie-dye itself. This experience is great for all ages, from 2 to 102. All of our shirts are 100% preshrunk cotton, and we offer a wide range of sizes to make sure everyone can show off how cool they are, inside and out! This class is available all day Friday (from 10:00 - 7:00) and we take both drop-ins and bookings, so be sure to come see us! 138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com

 

'My Favorite Things' Birdhouse Collage Class at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio 

Weekly on Thursdays 

Experience the incredibly fun organized chaos of Art Collage! Learn how to decoupage different papers on a 3D object and to attach embellishments to make an art piece that is unique to you. We do provide a wide variety of papers and embellishments, but feel free to bring some items that are special for you (such as stamps, letters, buttons, pins, coins, keys, etc.) so that you can decoriate your birdhouse in a few of your 'Favorite Things'! All materials and tools required for the class are provided.  138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com

 

Fused Glass Necklace Class at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio

Weekly on Thursdays 

In this class you will learn the the basics of creating amazing fused glass pieces while also make a beautiful necklace all your own! Experience cutting glass into different shapes, layering different types of glass, and firing your unique piece. You will also get to design and string a custom beaded necklace using our a huge variety of beads that your finished fused glass pendant will prominently display on. 

Due to the firing process, you will not be able to take your finished pieces home right away. Classes that are available for booking at 11:00 can be pick up their finished necklaces at the end of the day (7:00 in the summer season) and classes that are available for booking at later times will need to be picked up the next day. If it will not work for you to pick up your pieces the next day, we can ship your finished piece to you for a small fee ($5.00). All materials and tools required for the class are provided. Participants must be age 12 or above. 138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com

 

Felted hummingbirds Class at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio

Weekly on Thursdays and Sundays 

Come have some fun with felting! This class is a fun and colorful introduction to the very relaxing and (stress leaving) art of Needle Felting! Learn how to sculpt simple shapes from core wool, and then add bright embellishing colors to bring these sweet little creatures to life. Every participant will leave with at least one finished piece they are proud of and is ready to be hung in their home (if there is time we can create a second hummingbird). Create a beautiful reminder of spring that you can have year round! All materials and tools required for the class are provided. Participants must be age 12 or above. 138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com

 

Alcohol Ink Landscape Class at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio 

Weekly on Fridays 

This is an introductory class into the popular new art medium, Alcohol Inks. You will learn how to use Alcohol Inks to create beautiful landscapes and experiment with different techniques to create a one-of-a-kind creation!  Alcohol Inks are very interesting to work with and, in certain respects, in a league of their own. They are easier to manipulate than watercolor and they produce vibrantly colored finished pieces that are absolutely striking. All materials and tools are provided and we offer 16 vibrant colors for our participants to play and experiment with. Each participant will leave with a finished matted, art piece that is ready to frame and hang in your home! 138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com

 

Inktense Totebag Class at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio 

Weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays 

Inktense Blocks are a fun, vibrant new art medium that are very easy to use and incredibly versatile! In this class, you will learn how to apply them to a cotton reusable tote bag to make them color fast, as well as learn how to layer and blend the tints and shades to create depth and visual interest to your painting. 138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com

 

Bingo Night at the American Legion Post 119

Weekly on Sundays

Bingo nights return to Circle 119. It's great family fun with cash prizes! Every Sunday at 6 p.m. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org

 

Brunch at The Post Chicken and Beer 

Post

Every Saturday & Sunday 

When the chicken and egg both come first. Join us every Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Post Chicken and Beer.  333-D E. Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 287 5001; postchickenandbeer.com/estespark

 

Boozy Bingo at The Barrel

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Weekly on  Wednesday

Bring your friends, co-workers and family to join in on the fun. Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. join us for 5 rounds of Bingo, Trivia, drink specials, awesome brewery swag prices and so much more! 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer

 

Karaoke night at the American Legion Post 119

Weekly on Saturdays

Karaoke with Dee starting at 6 p.m. to close. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org

 

Live Music at The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern 

Every week, rotating musicians

Jon Pickett Solo Acoustic- Weekly on Tuesdays

Alex Thoele Acoustic- Weekly on Thursdays

Geoff Clark acoustic- Weekly on Wednesdays

The Levi Carman Jazz Trio, Random and True and others will be playing at The Rock Inn different dates in March, check out this calendar to see where the live music is at. 1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 214 2953; rockinnestes.com

 

 

Check out our full list of events and book your next trip to Estes Park.