Here's a complete list of the best events in Estes Park this March.
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 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; nps.gov/romo
Want to taste all the Estes Park restaurant scene has to offer? Dine Around is your chance! Every Thursday in March, participating restaurants throughout Estes Park will be offering a $5 tasting plate from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. with a different menu every week. Some places may also have a $5 drink special or multiple tasting plates to choose from, all at $5. Check out this blog for the full list of participating restaurants.
It's a party, it's a gumbo cook-off, it's a costume contest! American Legion Post 119, is hosting a Fat Tuesday-Mardi Gras Party.
Craft beverages including Hurricanes will be available for purchase. They will be decked out with Mardi Gras beads, party favors, great music, and of course, King Cake! This event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and/or masks for contest. Doors open at 5 p.m. Join in on the fun and help support the American Legion Post 119. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
Go to The Barrel on March 4th for Buffalo Trace Bourbon tasting and cocktails. They will have awesome swag and giveaways. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer
Gallery socials- food, fun, fine art & drop stops. 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! Estes Arts District, P.O. Box 1652, Estes Park, CO, 80517; estesartsdistrict.org
Whiskey Warm Up returns in 2022 to celebrate our homegrown whiskey distilleries. Sip and sample the finest selections of Colorado whiskeys, listen to live music, peruse and purchase goods from area vendors, and delight in whiskey paired treats. There will be an opportunity at the conclusion of the event to purchase a bottle from your favorite distillery to enjoy at home. The event is held outdoors at beautiful George Hix Riverside Plaza, so dress for the weather. This event has limited tickets and sells out quickly. Don’t miss this annual tradition of warming up from the inside out. Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 6104; estesparkeventscomplex.com
Celebrate International Women's Day at Bird & Jim! 25% off all Women's checks--all-day March 8th. We are celebrating all of the women who got us here today and the strong women who make our world go round. Isabella Bird and many more would be proud. 915 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 9832; birdandjim.com
Celebrate International Women's Day at The Barrel! Ladies receive 20% off. Karaoke starts at 6 p.m. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer
Join the YMA of the Rockies- Estes Park Center for an out-of-this world spring break experience! Enjoy many family friendly and fun space themed activities and events, including the grand opening of the new space themed escape room, making slime and other space crafts, and free spaced-themed family program classes to learn abut constellations, zero gravity and more. YMCA of the Rockies will also be offering their normal programs and activities that include the indoor climbing wall, snow shoe rental, indoor swimming pool, a sledding hill (weather depending), roller skating at the roller rink, hundreds of crafts at the Craft and Design Center, history programming at the museum, guided hikes into Rocky Mountain National Park and more! 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511; (970) 586 3341; ymcarockies.org
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., the 1917 Book Club virtually hosted by the Estes Park Museum will explore local title, Facing the Frontier: The Story of MacGregor Ranch by Betty Freudenburg. The book explores the history and settlement of MacGregor Ranch. This program is free and open to the public and will take place over Zoom. Book Club attendees will have access to their camera and microphones during the program to better participate in the discussion. It is strongly encouraged that participants read each book prior to the program to take part in the discussion. No registration is required. Use the this link to participate. 200 4th Street, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 6256; estespark.colorado.gov/museum
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Beer Mile(ish). The course will run between Avant Garde Aleworks and Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company, with beer stops and a beer quaffing competition along the way. Don your best costume and run or walk to earn your St. Patty's Day beer! Prizes will be awarded for quickest completed race and best costume. Sign up at 3 p.m. Race starts at 4 p.m. 531 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 235 1752; lumpyridgebrewing.com; 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 591-2700; avantgardealeworks.com
In Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here! Join us for one or two pints of Irish Ale, Whiskey and finger-licking Irish food. Irish whiskey tasting and specialty St Paddy's Day cocktails all day, traditional Irish menu by WesTex BBQ, Irish dance competition, St Patrick's trivia and more! 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer
Tumbledown Shack is a band recreating the sounds of the Grateful Dead in northern Colorado. Established in 2019, the band continues to grow its catalog of music while cultivating a unique flavor of their own. Please join us for this special duo acoustic performance. 1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 214 2953; rockinnestes.com
Clint Clymer and Friends invites you to their annual benefit honoring this year's recipient Jean Tasker and her family. Join us from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. for an intimate brunch with family and close friends followed by a silent auction featuring local Colorado businesses, a Remington bronze statue, a John Knox custom western saddle and a Blackstone grill. To reserve tickets or questions contact Clint Clymer (970) 443 0973 or firstname.lastname@example.org. clintclymerandfriends.com
Scratch will be closed as usual on Wednesday March 23rd. However they will be hosting a limited menu of Manny's Authentic Cuban at 11:00. come try something new an unique to Estes Park! 911 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 8383; facebook.com/Scratch-Deli-Bakery
Grammy Award winning artist, Judy Collins, will take the stage for the first time ever at The Stanley Hotel on March 26, 2022. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Get tickets here. 333 Wonderview Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517, (970) 577 4000; stanleyhotel.com
Join us in The Lounge for live music each Sunday. This week we will be featuring Andy Eppler, an Acoustic musician from Longmont. 292 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 2099; snowypeakswinery.com
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; inspiredartexperiences.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
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; rockcutbrewing.com
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; esteslegion.org
Delight in a fine glass of wine paired with your favorite meal as soothing live music creates a relaxing atmosphere. Every Friday and Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
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; rockcutbrewing.com
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
Local Bluegrass Pick Thursday Nights 6:30-10 p.m. some exceptions apply. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
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
Get together with your smartest friends & test your smarts against other teams. Taproom Trivia will be taking place on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at Avant Garde Aleworks. The first round kicks off at 6:00pm so be sure to show up early and snag a table for your team. Free to play and the winners get free beer! 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com
It's Vinyl Night at Avant Garde Aleworks! We'll be spinning records in the taproom all day and this is your chance to play DJ - bring in a record for us to play & get 50% off your first beer. Every Tuesday 2-8 p.m. 920 Dunraven St, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 591 2700; avantgardealeworks.com
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