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.
Free all summer long, the very popular Cowboy Sing-A-Long with local artist Brad Fitch is in downtown Bond Park every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m., June 11-August 15.
Loveland Opera Theatre presents some of the stars of its upcoming production of The Ballad of Baby Doe in a concert of favorite songs of the Broadway Stage. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic basket, and enjoy this free outdoor concert.
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.
The Estes Park Village Band presents a free concert at Performance Park at 7 p.m on the Fourth of July. Traditional patriotic songs with local musicians and singers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic basket, and enjoy this free outdoor concert.
Kick off the 4th of July at the American Legion! Enjoy food, fun and music starting at 9 a.m. and the Car Show beginning at 10 a.m. Catch live music by Random & True at 3 p.m., followed by Mountain Town Rockers at 6 p.m. Admission includes all-day food, fun and music! Including a fabulous lake view of the firework show!
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!
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 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.
Bring your own blanket and chairs for this free Performance Park concert! Known for their feel-good original songs, upbeat shows and blend of rock, pop and country, Blue Dogs blend their bluegrass soul with country-rock.
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!
The 7th annual Studio Tour in Estes Park invites neighbors, friends, tourists, the creative curious, shoppers and talkers (who love to learn) into the studios of professional artists living in Estes. Eighteen local artists all within a 10-mile radius will open their home studios to demonstrate their fine art and craft process. This is a free event for the whole family, happening 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days.
Looking for a night off? Let Bear & Bee watch the kiddos! Your kids will enjoy an evening full of fun activities, pizza and creating some awesome projects with new friends! They’ll never know it was your night out. 541 Big Thompson Ave, Suite 201; (907) 988-5763; BearAndBeeInspired.com
New and inspiring projects each week! Join Bear & Bee for one day or all week. Activities include drawing and painting, leather crafting, clay and sculpture, nature art, printmaking and much more. 541 Big Thompson Ave, Suite 201; (907) 988-5763; BearAndBeeInspired.com
Enjoy this weekly French-inspired artisan market at George Hix Riverside Plaza. 111 E. Riverside Dr.
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
Learn about the geology of the Fall River and Big Thompson Valleys, set out on a mindfulness retreat and guided hike, and step up your night sky photography skills! The Rocky Mountain Conservancy offers classes monthly. Check their calendar.
Explore the home of the three generations of MacGregors who settled, homesteaded, and developed the land to become the Ranch that provided for their family and the town. Built in the 1800's the MacGregor's facilitated many avenues of growth for the town of Estes Park and its other influential members. Contact them in advance for groups larger than eight. 180 MacGregor Lane, Estes Park, CO 80517; MacGregorRanch.Org/Museum
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
Enjoy a family-friendly bingo night at the American Legion, and play for cash prizes! Every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
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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