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January 2021 Events in Estes Park

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

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.


Bring your friends (or guitar!) to Open Mic Night at Ed’s Cantina

January 5 and 19

Come on down to Ed's Cantina for music, food and drinks. John Pickett hosts this event every other week which features local and regional talent. All musicians are welcome! 390 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-2919;



Get your groove on: First Friday! Art Groove

January 7

Explore Estes Park's local art galleries while also exploring our local craft beverage options. Behold beautiful artwork and discover the many talented artists in our little mountain town. Grab a friend and enjoy! Participating galleries are subject to change. 



The Brewtastic Bookfair takes over Rock Cut Brewery

January 20

Make room in that bookshelf - the Scholastic Book Fair has returned! We partnered with he Cliffhanger Used Book store for a fun, Scholastic inspired book fair at Rock Cut Brewery. Sip your favorite craft beer while browsing a curated selection of books at only $1 each! Each purchase supports Cliffhanger and the Estes Valley Library Friends and Foundation. 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO; (970) 586-7300;


80's Ski Party at The Barrel

January 21

Ski attire greatly encouraged. Outdoor heaters and seating. Special Hot Toddy Menu. WesTex BBQ will be there. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090;


Ranger-led snowshoe walks are offered at Rocky Mountain National Park from January through March.

Jan 18 - March

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;


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Create a Unique Hydro-Dipped Tumbler or Tie-dye shirt at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio

Tumblers on Saturdays, Tie-dye Shirts on Fridays.

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;



Scream BINGO! At Rock Cut Brewery

Weekly on Sunday 

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;



Weekly Pub Trivia at the American Legion 

Weekly on Tuesday 

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;



Live Music @ the Twin Owl Steakhouse

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Delight in a fine glass of wine paired with your favorite meal as soothing live music creates a relaxing atmosphere. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m.  3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344;


Trivia Tuesday at Rock Cut Brewing Company

Weekly on Tuesday

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;


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



This article was written for Visit Estes Park by local photographer, Chris Layton.