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November 2024 Events in Estes Park

Here's a list of the best events in Estes Park in November! Check back for updates and additional details.

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.

First Friday Art Groove

November 1

Take a free tour of local art galleries! Various locations will be serving food & refreshments and hosting artist meet & greets, demonstrations, show opening and live music. Ride the free Estes Park Trolley to keep you warm between galleries. Check it out.

Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival

October 21

The Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival, presented by Elkins Whisky, returns to the Estes Park Event Center Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1–4 p.m. This festival showcases the finest spirits the Colorado Rockies have to offer. Festival goers will receive a commemorative tasting glass to sample spirits from over 25 different craft distilleries, listen to live music, hear talks featuring industry experts, play bar games and much more.

Estes Park Quota Festival of Trees Kick-off

Stay tuned for details

Enjoy hot cocoa and homemade cookies, and visit with Santa, while you browse the Festival of Trees at The Estes Park Resort! Purchase chances to win your favorite tree. Trees are displayed until mid-December when the drawing will be held.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 23

The holidays in Estes Park kick off with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Join us for festive live music, Santa photo ops, holiday crafting, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot chocolate and more. Stick around for the official lighting at 5:30 p.m. All activities are free of charge.

YMCA of the Rockies Turkey Trot 5K

Stay tuned for details

Join YMCA of the Rockies on Thanksgiving morning for the annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk! Get out and get active before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. Walkers and strollers are welcome to participate in the race. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they remain on a leash.

Catch the Glow Parade

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November 29

The annual Catch the Glow Parade will brighten Estes Park at 5:30 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving. Each year, as many as 20,000 people line Elkhorn Avenue to watch more than 40 custom floats, marching bands, fire trucks and other specialty vehicles make their way through downtown Estes Park. Old Saint Nick himself will make an appearance and bring generous amounts of joy and excitement to all.

Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest

November 30

Get ready to unwind and sip your way into the holiday spirit at the 5th annual Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest! Join us at the Estes Park Events Complex for unlimited wine samplings, Santa selfies and a wine-tastic time!

Small Business Saturday

November 30

Feel good gift-giving all season long! Visit our local shops for your holiday shopping.


Recurring Events

Workshops at Bear & Bee | Maker's Studio & Boutique


Whether you want to learn the art of pyrography or wood embroidery, or you want to take an intro to clay pottery class, Bear & Bee has endless opportunities including a weekly drop-in time for you to pick something from their craft menu! 541 Big Thompson Ave, Suite 201, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 988-5763;

Live Music at The Bull Pin

See website for dates

Bowl on into The Bull Pin for live music, games, food & drinks and a good time! 555 S Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591-7771;

Open Mic Night at Avant Garde Aleworks

Avant Garde

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday

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;

Latino Night at La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill 

Weekly on Saturdays

Join La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill every Saturday from 5-9 p.m. for dinner and a dance party. Dance to the tunes of bachata and reggaeton by Sonido Cali. 165 Virginia Dr., Estes Park, CO, 80517;

Live Magic at The Stanley

Most nights; Visit the website for details

Hidden beneath The Post Restaurant, upon the historic Stanley Hotel grounds, there is a secret subterranean theatre, where the greatest magicians in the world perform. Master Magician Aiden Sinclair, from the hit series America's Got Talent and Penn and Teller's Fool Us, has invited only the finest prestidigitators to appear in this enchanting new venue. Join them for an unforgettable and immersive experience that will inspire your imagination and kindle the wonder in your soul. 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, CO, 80517; 970-290-2361;

Live Music at Twin Owls Steakhouse

Every Wednesday - Saturday

Enjoy live music every Wednesday - Saturday at the Twin Owls Steakhouse. Wednesdays starting at 6:30pm, listen to local bluegrass. Thursday - Saturday starting at 5:30pm, stop in for James Davis Spanish & Classical Guitar. For dining guests only, some exceptions apply. Call (970) 586-9344 to make a reservation. 3110 S. Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344;

Bingo Night at the American Legion Post 119

Weekly on Tuesdays

Enjoy a family-friendly bingo night at the American Legion, and play for cash prizes! Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118;

Weekly Classes at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio

Wednesdays - Sundays

From DIY Tie Dye Shirts and Fused Glass Necklaces to Felted Hummingbirds and Acrylic Pour Painting, Inspired Artisan Market & Studio offers no shortage of unique experiences for all ages. See their website for details.138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818;

Live Music at The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern 

Every week, rotating musicians

Originally a sandwich shop at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and then evolved into a dance hall, The Rock Inn now boasts weekly live music paired with an ever-evolving food menu & full bar. 1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 214 2953;

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