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July 2022 Events in Estes Park

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

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 July:

 

First Friday Art Groove

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First Friday of the month- July 1

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

 

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

Hydroplant

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

 

Yoga on the Patio at Avant Garde Aleworks 

July 2 & 16 

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

 

Pancake Breakfast for Crossroads Ministry

July 4

Join in for the pancake breakfast fundraiser for Crossroads Ministry. Breakfast will be served at the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517. Ages 10 and older are $10 and anyone under age of 10 is $5. Crossroads Ministry 851 Dry Gulch Road, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 577-0610; crossroadsep.org

 

Celebrate 4th of July at Seven Keys Lodge

July 4

Starting at 3 p.m. reserve a table for viewing the fireworks display, they've got a great view of Lake Estes! Limited seating and RSVP only to grab a table in the front dining room or porch. $15 gets you a table beginning at 7pm. Inside reserved tables get access to the grazing table, but anyone can come beginning at 3pm to enjoy BBQ, snacks, and ice cream sundaes! 4900 S Hwy 7, Estes Park, Colorado 80517; (970) 586 5397; sevenkeyslodge.com

 

Big Bang Concert at the Estes Park Event Center 

July 4

The Big Bang Concert is everything you are looking for in one location! A view of the fireworks along with music, food, local craft beer and wine at the Estes Park Fairgrounds in the grandstands. Adults $19, kids $9. Gates open at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. Fireworks start as music ends! Buy tickets this event herebigbangconcert.com

 

4th of July Fireworks 

July 4

The Fireworks Show starts around 9 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. 

 

Rooftop Rodeo 

July 6-11

Welcome to the Rodeo with Altitude! Gates open nightly at 5:00 pm. Rodeo kick off show will start nightly at 6:30 pm, with the rodeo itself starting at 7.

Wednesday, July 6: Opening Night

Thursday, July 7Family Night, Children 3-12 are just $5 each.

Friday, July 8: Fiesta at the Rodeo, Fiesta themed live music.

Saturday, July 9Wear Pink Night. Show your support for breast cancer awareness & research.

Sunday, July 10Military Appreciation Night, Military & their families pay $12 per person. ID REQUIRED

Monday, July 11Locals & First Responders Night, Locals receive a 25% discount. First Responders & their families pay $12 per person. ID REQUIRED

Get your tickets here. Food vendors are onsite, so grab some food and drink and settle in for a fun evening with a great Western atmosphere. rooftoprodeo.com

 

Laurie Dameron Live at snowy Peaks Winery 

July 15 

Join in The Backyard at Snowy Peaks with fine wines and tapas while relaxing with the music of Laurie & Lorrie! Originals & covers just about every genre! This amazing duo will be performing from 4:30-6:30 pm, call to make a reservation.  292 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; 970-586-2099; snowypeakswinery.com

 

Napa Valley Winery comes to Seven Keys Lodge

July 15 & 16 

Napa Valley Winery comes to Estes Park! Diana Hawkins will be joining all the way from Pope Valley, California on July 15th and 16th to introduce you to her fantastic line up of award winning wine. During this event you will have a chance to sample 6 different varietals from her family operated vineyard while enjoying charcuterie and learning about the history and complexities of the wine. Call today to reserve your spot! Price will be $35 per person and tastings will be at 2pm and 4pm on both Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th. Stay around after the tasting for dinner in their Key Room and then listen to Songwriters Matt Martindale and Mark Powell from 8-10pm! 4900 S Hwy 7, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517; (970)-586-5397; sevenkeyslodge.com

 

Sugar Mountain Band at Performance Park 

July 16

Join in on this free concert at Performance Park on Saturday July 16 starting at 7 p.m. This will be a high energy dance rock band touching on 7 decades and multiple genres. This free show is brought to you by Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies. fineartsguild.org

 

Latino Conservation Week at YMCA of the Rockies 

July 16

Join the YMCA of the Rockies staff for a guided hike into Rocky Mountain National Park from 9am-112pm. After lunch on your own, enjoy a an animal talk at the Boone Family Mountain Center building to explore local wildlife.  Both classes will be in Spanish. Afterwards, stick around and enjoy YMCA of the Rockies activities for free, including archery, climbing wall, mini golf, and more. Find the complete itinerary or activities here. 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80511; ymcarockies.org

 

Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast, Silent Auction and Bake Sale

July 16

Join in for the annual pancake breakfast and silent auction supporting the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department. GHAVFD is entirely funded through donations and fundraisers like this. Enjoy delicious pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee all prepared by our local firefighters and auxiliary. Eat great food, bid on fabulous items in the silent auction, peruse local crafts and pick up a bake sale item to take home. It's a golden morning in the Glen which supports a vital service. See you there! 7380 County Rd 43, Glen Haven, CO, 80532; (970) 586 5406; ghavfd.org

 

YMCA Family Concert

July 16

Colorado Chord Company is a men’s A Cappella 4-part harmony chorus that sings in the style of the barbershop quartet. You will enjoy both chorus and quartet presentations in this free concert that will take place at  at Ruesch auditorium at the YMCA of the Rockies. Show starts at 7:30p.m. 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80511; ymcarockies.org

 

Personal Beer Tasting and Live Music at Seven Keys Lodge

July 16

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

 

Jazz Guitar Summit

July 17 

The Guitar Summit will highlight and explore jazz and blues moments, Brazilian fantasies, and swinging modern jazz classics. This free concert will feature different duos and trios showcasing the talents of all three guitarists and the wide-ranging styles they bring to the modern guitarscape. Show will take place at Performance Park from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

Ice Cream Social at Avant Garde Aleworks 

July 17 

Beat the summer heat with an ice cream beer float at Avant Garde Aleworks! Try your favorite drinks with a scoop of ice cream - choose from one of their signature beer floats or opt for a non-alcoholic ice cream float made with soda! Signature beer float flavors will be announced the day of the Ice Cream Social. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com

 

Fishing for Latino Conservation Week

July 20

Learn about fishing with a National Park Ranger at Fisherman's Nook at Lake Estes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pizza provided. Event organized by EVICS Family Respirce Center and NPS. Register here.

 

The Railroad Ramblers live at Snowy Peaks Winery 

July 22

Listen to The Railroad Ramblers play in The Backyard at Snowy Peaks Winery! They will be performing from 4:30-6:30 PM. Reservations are highly recommended, call us at 970-586-2099 to reserve your seat!  292 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; 970-586-2099; snowypeakswinery.com

 

Greg Miles Live at Avant Garde Aleworks 

July 23

Join in for a night of live music at Avant Garde Aleworks, featuring local musician Greg Miles. Music starts at 5:00pm. Scrooge Maki food truck will be on site until 7:00pm so let them take care of dinner! 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com

 

A Year With Frog and Toad, the Musical - Theater for Young Audience Version

July 23 & 24 

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. $10 Adults over 18, $8 Seniors 62+, $5 Youth 18 and under. This show will take place at the Estes Park High School Auditorium, buy tickets and find more info here

 

The Dakota Gray Band live at Snowy Peaks Winery 

July 29

Join them for live music in The Backyard at Snowy Peaks! The Dakota Gray Band will be playing from 4:30-6:30 pm. Call  to reserve your table! 292 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; 970-586-2099; snowypeakswinery.com

 

Plant sale at Avant Garde Aleworks 

July 30

Enjoy a beer while you browse for the newest addition to your house plant collection! Avant Garde has partnered with Blooms & Brews to bring unique plants and pots right to Avant Garde Aleworks. Take your favorites home with you and start building your very own indoor garden. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com

 

Musical Passport Around the World

July 31

Musical Passport Around the World is a free, family friendly concert that will happening at Performance Park Amphitheater. Featuring folk songs from different cultures as well as opera & musical theatre pieces that showcase different countries around the globe. Show starts at 6 p.m. lovelandopera.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 decorate 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

the barrel

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.