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May 2022 Events in Estes Park

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

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 May.


Laurie Dameron Live at Snowy Peaks Winery 

May 1

Enjoy Snowy Peaks Winery in beautiful downtown Estes Park with fine wines and tapas while relaxing with the music of Laurie D (Laurie Dameron). Originals and covers, folk, blues and lots of jazz! 292 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 2099;


Estes Inspired

May 3

It's time to say thank you to everyone who works in the hospitality industry! It is because of their dedication and hard work that we have so many amazing amenities in our vibrant mountain town. Join us for the first-ever Estes Inspired event, a business focused celebration of the folks in the hospitality industry. Enjoy free food, drinks from our local breweries, live music and also hear a 'State of the Tourism Industry' update from the Colorado Tourism Office. This business focused event will take place at the Estes Park Events Complex on May 3rd from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 0500;


Cinco de Mayo at The Barrel 

May 5 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with margarita specials, photo booth, dance competition and so much more! DJ Drake, Master of Ceremony, will keep the party going with non-stop, heart-pounding dance beats all night long! 11 a.m. to close. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090;


Aimie Runyan launch party at Macdonald Book Shop

May 6 

Aimie Runyan is holding a launch party for her new book School for German Brides. She will be at Macdonald Book Shop from 1 pm to 3 pm to do a reading and signing. She will have cookies and beverages available. 152 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 3450;


Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Estes Park Event Center

May 6

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 6th at the Estes Park Events Center. Live music by Longmont Folklore Dancers and Los 7 de la Cumbia. Kids activities, food and entertainment from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. 1125 Rooftop Wy, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 6104;


Estes Park Duck Race Festival

May 7 

The festivities begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, with the Estes Park Running Club’s Duck Waddle 5K, a family fun run and race. Major sponsors of the Duck Race Festival will welcome duck fans to George Hix Riverside Plaza at 10 a.m., where there will be interactive activities and duck adoption sales until 1 p.m. The official duck drop at 1 p.m. at Nicky’s will start the race, when thousands of little yellow rubber ducks will enter Fall River and float about 2 miles to Riverside Plaza downtown. There, they will be pulled out of the river by volunteers and cheered by the finish line crowd. Each adopted duck is assigned a number, and hundreds of prizes will be awarded. Duck adoptions support local Estes Park charitable organizations.


Estes Park Sidewalk Sale 

May 7 & 8

Merchants in downtown Estes Park will have their annual Spring Sidewalk Sale where select items are marked down and on sale. 

Kentucky Derby Watch Party at The Barrel 

May 7 

Join us for the most exciting two minutes in sports - the one and only Kentucky Derby! Hats are greatly encouraged and we will be hosting a best hat competition, Mint Juleps and Kentucky Bourbon Flight specials. Enter to win merchandise from Buffalo Trace. Festivities will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090;


Calligraphy Class at The YMCA of the Rockies 

May 7 

The YMCA of the Rockies is proud to host artist Join Margot Griffin of Inky Fingers Calligraphy for a beginner friendly workshop on brush lettering for Mother's Day weekend! Class is hosted on Saturday, May 7th at 10am - 11:30am and cost is $20. Participants will learn the basics of modern calligraphy in a low key, hands-on environment. Good handwriting is not necessary to make pretty letters! This class is perfect for anyone who likes to write snail mail, make signs, scrapbook, or just doodle for fun. Register soon, as class size is limited. 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511; (970) 586 3341;


Watercolor Class at the YMCA of the Rockies 

May 7 

The YMCA of the Rockies is proud to host artist Margot Griffin of Inky Fingers Calligraphy for a beginner friendly workshop on watercolor and watercolor calligraphy for Mother's Day weekend! This class is hosted on Saturday, May 7 from 1pm - 2:30pm and costs $20. Students in this workshop will learn the basic principles of pointed pen calligraphy and how they can be applied to using a paintbrush or brush pen. We will also learn some water color floral techniques, which can pair beautifully with hand lettering to make unique designs to add a touch of elegance and flair to your art. Each participant will create a card for Mother's Day. No calligraphy or painting experience necessary. Register soon, as class size is limited. 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511; (970) 586 3341;


Mother's Day at Bird & Jim 

May 8 

Rosé all day why not it's Mother's Day! Celebrate Mother's Day brunch, lunch or dinner at Bird & Jim. Rosé specials and delicious features are offered throughout the day. Please reserve your table through Resy! 915 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 9832;


Celebrate Mother's Day at Twin Owls Steakhouse

May 8

Spend Mother's Day with Twin Owls Steakhouse, they'll be serving dinner at 5 p.m. Their full menu will be availbale, with holiday specials. Reservations are highly recommended. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344;


Jazz & Blues Festival 

May 14

Feel the Rhythm of the Rockies at The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall on Saturday, May 14. This special performance benefits Estes Park Health Foundation. Performers for the 1st Annual Estes Park Jazz & Blues Festival include Chris Daniel & the Kings, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore and Wendy Woo. Chris Daniels has been playing and recording since 1970 and was inducted in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Mollie O’Brien is also a member of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and won a Grammy in 1997. A Colorado music scene mainstay, Wendy Woo has shared the stage with Michael Franti, the Indigo Girls, and many other national favorites. Get tickets here. 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 577 4000;


Choral Concert at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies 

May 14

The Estes Park Chorale presents a free community concert: Made in America. Listen to music written to celebrate America in a free concert (donations accepted) at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. 1700 Brodie Ave. Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 9130;


Pints for Blood at The Barrel 

May 23

Pints for Pints Blood Drive in support of Vitalant, formerly Bonfils Blood Center, is presented by The Barrel. All donors will receive a voucher for a FREE beverage of your choosing equal to or less than $7. All donors will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies...BONUS! Come donate; the life you save may be someone you love! 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090;


Jay Roemer Live at The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern 

May 26

Jay Roemer is the face of original, acoustic Americana and Bluegrass in the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. He can be found traveling throughout the U.S. and beyond, performing his own material with just a guitar and harmonica, or with the highly acclaimed, Jay Roemer Band. Deeply focused on intriguing lyrics, along with some fancy guitar work, his songs continue to connect with all types of audiences. 1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 214 2953;


Sister Hazel Live at the Stanley 

May 27 & 28 

Platinum-selling, iconic country/rock band, Sister Hazel, will be bringing their energetic show featuring new music and chart-topping hits to play The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall in Estes Park, CO on May 27-28, 2022. Fans can expect a high energy show with some brand-new Sister Hazel songs as well as popular fan favorites. Doors open at 6pm and the show is for all ages. Get tickets here333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 577 4000;


Shannon Knight Concert at Estes Park Baptist Church

May 28

Shannon Knight has been in full time ministry for 28 years. He travels all over the country preaching and singing about Jesus. Shannon has been on Gaither videos, TBN and many other television networks. He is the lead singer of The Music City Quartet and is a regular on the Music City Show. His latest album ‘Clear’ is available on all digital outlets. 2200 Mall Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 2463;


22nd Annual Art Market in Bond Park

May 28-30

This year’s Art Market will be held Memorial Day weekend in Bond Park. Artists from Colorado and surrounding states will display a wide variety of fine arts and crafts. You may find that special treasure, or gift item amongst the rows of functional pottery, paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, art glass, woodcrafts, fiber art, metal crafts, and much more! Show times Memorial Day weekend are Saturday and Sunday, May 28th & 29th, 9-5 pm, and Monday, May 30, 9-3 pm. The Art Market is completely wheelchair accessible and is free to the public. Presented by The Art Center of Estes Park. Stanley Village Shopping Center, 517 Big Thompson Ave, Unit 201, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 5882;


5/31 Party at Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company 

May 31

Celebrate their address 531 S. Saint Vrain Ave. on 5/31. Ain't From Here live from 5-8! Jerk Chicken Plates featuring Thurman's Cosmic Jerk Sauce! It will be a groovy and tasty time! 531 S. Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 235-1752;


Recurring Events: 

Create a Unique Hydro-Dipped Tumbler or Tie-dye shirt at Inspired Artisan Market & Studio

Tumblers on Saturdays, Tie-dye Shirts on Fridays.

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;


Open Mic Night at Avant Garde Aleworks

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;


Scream BINGO! At Rock Cut Brewery

Weekly on Sunday 

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;

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Live Music at the Twin Owls Steakhouse

Weekly on Friday and Saturday

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;

Twin Owls Steakhouse

Trivia Tuesday at Rock Cut Brewing Company

Weekly on Tuesday

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;

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Geeks who drink at The Post Chicken and Beer

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;

Post Chicken

Local Bluegrass Pick at Twin Owls Steakhouse 

Weekly on Thursdays 

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;

Twin Owls


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;


Brunch at The Post Chicken and Beer 

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;


Boozy Bingo at 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;


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;


Taproom Trivia at Avant Garde Aleworks 

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 

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;

avant garde


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;



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