Crews are working to improve access to and from Rocky Mountain National Park with the Downtown Estes Loop Project.
Here's a list of the best events in Estes Park in July! 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.
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. Addresses and hours vary; EstesArtsDistrict.org/First-Friday
The Fireworks Show starts around 9 p.m. over Lake Estes. You won't want to miss one of Colorado's most glorious fireworks displays! Find a grassy spot at Stanley Park, along the Lake Estes Trail or on your favorite mountainside to join in this annual tradition of national pride.
Catch the fireworks over Lake Estes while enjoying beer, wine, food and live music from Face Vocal Band! The Big Bang Concert takes place at the Grandstands with covered seating.
Known as "the rodeo with altitude," this annual 6 day rodeo features the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association best competitors, both animals & cowboys/cowgirls. The 2023 Rooftop Rodeo will be an event not to be missed!
The 8th Annual SnowyGrass Music Festival will be held at Stanley Park (380 Community Drive). Presented by Upstream Concerts, the festival will feature Becky Buller Band, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Special Consensus, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Blue Canyon Boys, FY5, Chain Station, Ragged Union, Lost Penny, Brandywine & the Mighty Fines and Orchard Creek Band.
This is a challenging but scenic run just outside Rocky Mountain National Park. It starts and ends by at the fairgrounds by Lake Estes. With the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, 5K and Elk Double (Half Marathon + 5K) you can choose your own adventure!
Check out the Estes Valley 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 with valid ADA credentials and those looking to quickly drop off or pick up market products. Farmers Market patrons must park in the parking structure at 691 N Saint Vrain Ave. Market location: 500 Big Thompson Ave; Facebook.com/EstesValleyFarmersMarket
The Historic Fall River Hydroplant 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 Hydroplant will be open Wednesday – Saturday, 1-4 p.m., May 31 through September 2, 2023. Guided tours of the Hydroplant will be given at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., no reservations are required and admission is free. 1754 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6256; EstesPark.Colorado.Gov/Museum
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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; estesparkbowl.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
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; lacabanabarandgrill.com
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; aidensinclairsunderground.com
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; Taharaa.com/Twin-Owls-Steakhouse
Karaoke with Dee starting at 6 p.m. to close. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
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
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
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; inspiredartexperiences.com
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; rockinnestes.com
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