Here's a complete list of the best events in Estes Park this June.
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 June:
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
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
American Legion Post 119 is excited to welcome singer, songwriter, and producer Jackson Emmer to Circle 119 as part of our new “Listening at the Legion” series. Jackson Emmer is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer from Carbondale, Colorado. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
Purchase your 2022 Beer & Song Tasting Mug ONLY AT Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company or Seven Keys Lodge. $75/Event includes unlimited Beer Tasting $900/2022 Season of Events (16 Shows) includes: $150/off for the entire season, Unlimited Beer Tasting at events and 50% off Lumpy Ridge Beer at 7 Keys Lodge for the entire season. Season mugs are transferrable. 531 South Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park, CO,80517; lumpyridgebrewing.com
Sale of unique quilted items including quilts of all sizes (baby through king), table linens and decor, wall hangings, handbags, potholders, microwave bowl cozies, and many more. This fundraiser sale will take place at Mountain View Bible Fellowship from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit Estes Park Health, our community hospital. 1575 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (816) 674-6642
The mission of the Estes Park Wool Market is to bring together natural animal fiber producers, educators, retailers and consumers for the benefit of the industry. Find all info and register for the workshops here. 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 6104; estesparkeventscomplex.com
Experience Colorado's best mountain views along the Longs Peak 5Miler. The prominent fourteener, Longs Peak, is Northern Colorado’s highest mountain at 14, 259- Ft.. Longs Peak, and a chain of magnificent peaks along the Continental Divide, are located in Rocky Mountain National Park. From the Lake Estes trail, runners will experience views of Longs Peak, Mount Meeker, Thatchtop Mountain, Storm Peak, Mount Lady Washington, Otis Peak, Flat Top Mountain, The Mummy Range and Lumpy Ridge as well as hear sounds of the gentle waves along the lake shoreline. The Longs Peak 5 Mile race starts at the Bobcat practice field, which is NE of the Estes Park High School building. Runners and walkers will join the Lake Estes Trail heading north and follow the trail counter-clockwise around the scenic Lake Estes Trail. The finish line is at the Bobcat Track and Field. For more info and registration go here. epmarathon.org
Lost Penny originally formed as a duo with Erin Dahlby on mandolin and Nadine on guitar. They first met at a local bluegrass jam in Estes Park, Colorado. Their songwriting is clever and memorable, and their arrangements of old standards is refreshing. Their music is harmony-focused americana, bluegrass and country, with some surprising covers that fall under none of these genres. They are prone to sing about dogs and Elvis. Join them for a free concert on Saturday June 18 at Performance Park. fineartsguild.org
Join the annual garage sale and bake sale fundraiser at the parking lot of St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All profits from the fundraiser will go to our outreach programs. Some of the local non-profit organizations that received donations from this fundraiser last year included The Boys and Girls Club of Estes Park, Crossroads, Salud, EVICS, and The Learning Place. Even a bear joined us last year. So don't let our wildlife be the only ones with the great food, the great items, and the great memories! 880 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado 80517; (970) 586 4504; stbartsepiscopalchurch.org
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. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com
Bring the entire family to Estes Park for a full weekend of running and play in the spectacular mountains! Experience the cool mountain air, bold views of surrounding snow packed peaks as you descend to the Estes Park valley, pass through open meadows, and run along the lakeshore to the finish line at the track and field. Find all the details and registration information here. epmarathon.org
Treat the dad in your life to an amazing dinner at Twin Owls Steakhouse. They'll be offering a special dinner menu and their full menu will also be available. Reservations are highly recommended. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
Friends of Folk Festival is organized by the Estes Arts District and takes place in Performance Park. This year admission is free and all proceeds will go to fund scholarships for local creatives and supports future Friends of Folk Festivals. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets to sit and watch the entertainment. Share the news and encourage all your friends to join us for this wonderful community music festival. Performance Park- 435 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; estesartsdistrict.org
Daddy Long Legs is a heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film. This performance will take place at the Estes Park High School Auditorium and is organized by Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies. Get tickets and more info here. fineartsguild.org
Pirate Face Productions welcomes to Estes Park's inaugural Pride weekend! We will be celebrating love and the LGBTQIA2S+ community June 24th through 26th with a variety of events highlighting Estes Park's nightlife and activities.
Schedule of events:
June 24th: Drag Queen Makeover and Catwalk Classes-The Historic Park Theatre, 1:30pm
June 24th: Drag Show-Lonigans, 9-11pm
June 25th: Family Fest-The Slab, 12-6ish
June 25th: Punks and Pride-Chippers Lanes, 7pm until the fun stops
June 26th: Drag Queen Bingo Brunch-The Dunraven, 12-2pm
Come join us in Downtown Estes Park for fun, celebration of community, and a gay 'ol time!
Join Rocky Mountain SereniTEA and Taharaa Mountain Lodge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a delightful afternoon of tea, delicious sandwiches, scones and desserts. You can register online at rockymountainserenitea.com or buy tickets at SereniTEA or Taharaa Mountain Lodge. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
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
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:
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 decoriate 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
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
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
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 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 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
Karaoke with Dee starting at 6 p.m. to close. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
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