Here's a complete list of the best events in Estes Park this February.
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 January.
An annual favorite for many park visitors, Rocky Mountain National Park’s Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks will resume this January on both the east and west side of the park. Programs will be offered weekly, as conditions allow, through March 2022. These programs are approximately 2 hours long and are open to visitors age 8 and older and all experience levels. Beginning snowshoers are welcome. There is no additional fee beyond the regular park entrance fee to participate.
On the east side of the park, beginning on Tuesday, January 18, ranger-led snowshoe walks will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 pm. Advanced reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 970-586-1223. Reservations can be booked up to 7 days in advance. Snowshoe walks typically fill quickly, especially if the weather is forecast to be warm and sunny. Snowshoes are not provided. Program participants will be required to bring their own or rent snowshoes outside the park. RMNP 1000 US Hwy 36, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 1206; nps.gov/romo
Open Mic Night with Nadine from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
Join us as we kick off our Stout Month celebration at Avant Garde Aleworks. We will have the following four stouts on tap: Imperial Stout, Kind Coffee Imperial Stout, Vanilla Waffle Cone Imperial Stout, Raspberry Imperial Stout. Each beer will be available on tap, in 16oz single cans to go & as part of a mixed four-pack so you can enjoy all 4 at home! Available Friday at 12:00pm in the taproom, while supplies last. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com
The EPNRC yearly fundraising events are often called the most fun nonprofit party in town with unique themes, bold costumes, fun auctions, and a boogie down dance party. This year won't disappoint as we bring Aprés Ski culture to the Twin Owls Steakhouse at the Taharaa Mountain Lodge to benefit EPNRC on Saturday, February 5th, 2022! Dig out your furry boots, Alpine sweaters, and Aprés Ski matching sets for a night of dinner, auctions, dancing, and do good fundraising. EPNRC 1700 Brodie Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 480 7805; epnonprofit.org
Attend the Twin Owls Steakhouse event open house and sample popular event menu items, tour the facility, sample floor plans, meet the event staff and start planning your big day! RSVP by email by 2/1/22. 3110 S. Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse
The Estes Park Wedding Association 2022 wedding show will be held on February 6th, 2022 11:00am-3:00pm at the Boulder at The Black Canyon Inn! Grand prize for two lucky attendees will be $1,000 towards wedding services with an Estes Park Wedding Association vendor! estesparkweddings.com
Book a room package with The Stanley Hotel to celebrate Valentine's Day with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and receive two VIP tickets and two complimentary drink vouchers. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns to The Stanley Hotel for a two-night celebration on February 11 & 12, 2021. 333 Wonderview Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 577-4000; stanleyhotel.com
Celebrate Stout Month with us at our first ever Ice Cream Social (with a boozy twist!). Try your favorite Imperial Stout with a scoop of ice cream! Choose our original Imperial Stout or mix it up with Vanilla Waffle Cone, Raspberry or Kind Coffee flavored Imperial Stouts. Ice cream beer floats will be available in the taproom on Saturday, February 12th, 4:00-8:00pm or until we run out of ice cream! Root beer and Coke floats will be available for kids. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com
Go the extra mile this Valentine’s Day and treat your sweet to a stay at The Stanley Hotel. Multiple packages are available. 333 Wonderview Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 577-4000; stanleyhotel.com
Love is in the air in Colorado, and here at The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park® we are preparing for the most romantic weekend of the year: Valentine’s Day! Join us on February 12, 2022 for a delicious three-course Valentine’s Dinner. Treat your special someone to a special getaway in Estes Park, and make your reservations today! Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling our restaurant, Latitude 105 Alehouse, Thursday through Sunday at 970 527 1500. 101 South Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 5271500; ridgelinehotel.com/latitude-105
Book a Valentine's Getaway for 2 nights (February 11th-15th) and we'll include the wine, flowers and chocolates! Please call (833) 403 1297 to book your stay. 1565 Colorado Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517; (833) 403 1297; luxuryestesparkcabins.com
Make it a day to remember as we celebrate you, side by side for an indulgent and soothing experience. Enjoy one of our seasonal spa facials for a more quenched & radiant you. 477 Pine River Lane, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 6597; elementsoftouchestespark.com
Pirate Face Productions presents “Be My Valentine”, Estes Park’s debut of burlesque cabaret! A smashing and fun filled evening with a bevy of powerhouse women bringing their sensual and erotic dances, comedy, and singing to the stage of The Barrel. From the opening act of Caitlin Ryan bringing her NYC neo-soul/hip hop to local Estes Park vendors selling festive ‘sweetheart’ gifts, it will be a night of unforgettable entertainment, cocktails and art. The local vendors will be open to the public at The Barrel until 6pm. Ticket holders only will have access to The Barrel after that. Must be 18yrs+. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special dinner from Twin Owls Steakhouse. Offering Holiday and regular menu from February 11th through the 14th. 3110 S. Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse
Great bowls of fire.... it's time for a chili cook off! Patrons: $10 per attendee gets you unlimited chili samples from each participant, a chance to vote for your favorite chili and a Free pint of beer ($7 or less). Bring the heat on February 14th, 6-8 p.m. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer
Mountaineering Weekend features educational sessions on winter survival tips and mountaineering skills, guided snowshoe hikes & winter ecology explorations in RMNP, a dog sled presentation, ice climbing demonstrations, and much more! All Mountaineering Weekend activities are free for guests staying in lodge rooms or cabins. Booking & advanced registration is required for some weekend activities! Day passes for guests staying off-grounds are also available for $25 per person, per day. 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511; (970) 586 3341; ymcarockies.org
National Margarita Day only comes once a year...and this year not only does National Margarita Day land on Taco Tuesday, but also 2/22/22 and so it is only proper that we celebrate NMD in our Tutus! Those wearing tutus will receive 22% off their bar tab! Fiesta Grill Tacos will be onsite to satisfy your Taco Tuesday Cravings! 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer
Choose your favorite colors and experience the new, fun art medium of Hydro Dipping. Once finished, you will have a unique drink tumbler that you created - ready to keep your coffee warm this winter season in the mountains while you wear your new groovy tie-dye-shirt! 138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com
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
Bring the whole family and test your luck in this classic game of chance here in Estes Park. Food and drinks available. 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO; (970) 586-7300; rockcutbrewing.com
Strap on that thinking cap, get creative with a team name and compete against others while enjoying food and drinks at the American Legion. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
Delight in a fine glass of wine paired with your favorite meal as soothing live music creates a relaxing atmosphere. Every Friday and Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
Join us for trivia in the taproom at 7 p.m. Teams of 1-6 are welcome and it's free to play. Prizes for the winning teams! 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO; (970) 586-7300; rockcutbrewing.com
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
Local Bluegrass Pick Thursday Nights 6:30-10 p.m. some exceptions apply. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
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
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
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
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
Get together with your smartest friends & test your smarts against other teams. Taproom Trivia will be taking place on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at Avant Garde Aleworks. The first round kicks off at 6:00pm so be sure to show up early and snag a table for your team. Free to play and the winners get free beer! 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com
It's Vinyl Night at Avant Garde Aleworks! We'll be spinning records in the taproom all day and this is your chance to play DJ - bring in a record for us to play & get 50% off your first beer. Every Tuesday 2-8 p.m. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com
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This article was written for Visit Estes Park by local photographer, Chris Layton.