Estes Park Jazz Fest Weekend
June 2-3, 2018
For two days the mountains are alive with the sounds of great jazz. The Estes Park Jazz Fest has become one of Colorado’s premier Jazz Festivals, noted for its commitment to excellence in Jazz. Presenting the finest national and regional Jazz artists, the festival features stellar line-ups of performers, representing the music from New Orleans roots to its thriving and diverse present, and venturing into the music’s vibrant future. Taking place at Performance Park, you’ll enjoy sounds of jazz with views of the Fall River and enchanting rock walls surrounding the amphitheater. At the 28th annual Estes Park Jazz Fest, enjoy music from seven Jazz bands & musicians over two days. Sip on the fine wine of local Colorado wine selections in the wine garden. Enjoy tastings from Estes Park’s Snowy Peaks Winery along with Turquoise Mesa Winery.
Tickets: $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass, 12 & Under are free. Tickets will be sold at the door, no pre-sale.
Saturday, June 2
12-12:50pm – Estes Park Big Band Swing
Classic big band swing
1:10-2:10pm – Max Wagner Quartet
Modern mainstream Jazz sax & vocals
2:30-3:30pm – Gabriel Mervine Quartet
Top flight innovative jazz trumpet
3:50-5:00pm – Chipman – Hancock Collective
Straight ahead Jazz, fusion and Neo Soul
Sunday, June 3
12-1:10pm – Quirktett
Four dynamic jazz vocalists with a great rhythm section
1:40-3:10pm – Jeremy Pelt Quintet
World class, Cutting edge New York jazz trumpeter and his New York quintet
3:40-5:00pm – Lionel Young Band
Award-winning deep blues, eclectic violin
2018 Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival
The Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at the Estes Park Events Complex on Saturday February 10, 2018 from 1pm – 5pm.
Sample sweets from the region’s finest chocolatiers, taste pours from a variety of wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park!
When you arrive you’ll receive a wine glass to taste free pours from the wine vendors, and tickets to exchange for chocolate samples! You’ll also have the chance to purchase bottles of wine, chocolates and other romantic gifts to take home with you! You’ll enjoy jazz music from Max Wagner as you browse and taste.
Give Streamside on Fall River a call for discounted tickets!
Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration
As dusk falls the day after Thanksgiving, the magic begins to unfold! Bands come down the street playing favorite Christmas songs with tiny white twinkly lights reflecting in the bright polished brash. Dancers sway to music. Floats loom from the night, huge and ethereal, with more and more lights that add to the mysteries and magic of Christmas legends and solstice dreams.
Estes Park Holiday Market
Mark your calendar for the 5thAnnual Estes Park Holiday Market the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This event will be held at the Estes Park Conference Center (201 S. St. Vrain Avenue off Highway 7 in Estes Park), adjacent to the The Ridgeline Estes Park. This event is FREE to the public. Drawings will be held every hour for a $10 certificate that the winner can spend with any of the vendors this weekend only.
The Holiday Market will feature many hand-crafted and collectible items including but not limited to: handmade quilted items, home decor, handmade rugs, polymer clay hair accessories and jewelry, knitted hats and scarves, custom handmade jewelry, hand thrown stoneware, pottery and ceramics, ornaments, Christmas wreaths and decorations, photographs, coasters, puppets, handmade cards, alpaca clothes, socks, yarn, gloves and scarves, hand knitted and needle felted gifts, illustrated quotations, quilling, tatting & beadwork, kids books, handcrafted dolls, wood ornaments, wood carvings, signs, soaps, handwoven scarves & blankets, specialty teas and coffee, salsa and dips, along with many other one of a kind unique items for your holiday shopping. Most of the vendors only accept cash or check. Visit www.estesparkholidaymarket.com for more information.
Along with the Holiday Market, there will be a silent auction to benefit flood victims so please come and support this cause!
2017 Fall Back Beer Festival
Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, and beer education, held in the Estes Park Events Complex! November 4th, 2017; VIP 12-5 & General Admission 1-5pm
91st Annual Rooftop Rodeo
The Stanley Park Fairgrounds
- July 5, 2017 – July 10, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, The Stanley Park Fairgrounds, CO
- Phone: (970) 586-6104
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Price: $20 GA, $30 reserved box seats
There’s non-stop, rip-roarin’ cowboy action in store for rodeo fans at Estes Park’s annual Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event. It has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation, along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest, and the #1 summer rodeo in Colorado by Real American Cowboy Magazine. Nightly professional rodeo performances, with world-class stock from PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo, combine with Mutton Bustin’ competition for the kids, and a parade through downtown Estes Park annual affair. Watch the Rooftop Rodeo live broadcast on Saturday, July 8th.
Tickets available now!
Enjoy the VIP Experience at the Rooftop Rodeo! Enjoy an unprecedented level of exclusive access, convenience and extras! Beginning with a tour of the rodeo grounds, you’ll then have a blocked off area to enjoy incredible views of the arena and complementary drinks from a private bartender. You’ll also have access to the hospitality tent where you’ll enjoy free food from local restaurants and be able to dine with the cowboys! The VIP Experience at the Rooftop Rodeo is sure to be a night you won’t soon forget!
Over Lake Estes
- July 4, 2017
- Location: Between U.S. Highways 34 & 36, Over Lake Estes, CO
- Phone: 970-577-9900, 800-443-7837
- Time: 9:30 PM
- Price: Free
Watch one of Colorado’s most brilliant fireworks displays unfold in the sky over Lake Estes. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and find a spot along Lake Estes to watch the colors unfold to celebrate the 4th of July!
Estes Park’s centennial is April 17, 2017. From January through December, 2017, the community will celebrate the Town’s 100th Anniversary and the spirit of Estes Park.
Since the late 1860s when Griff Evans established a dude ranch here, Estes Park has been welcoming guests with spectacular scenery and hospitality to match. Nearly 50 years later, F.O. Stanley of steam car fame further perpetuated the town’s reputation as a resort destination when he opened his sophisticated namesake hotel. And on goes the rich history and notable legacy of offering guests an experience like no other.
Not surprisingly, mountain exploration remains a mainstay. Outdoor adventures run the gamut from hiking to snowshoeing to rock climbing. Scenic drives show off the area, with Trail Ridge Road rising through the national park to more than 12,000 feet and several others winding through the valley, past historic landmarks and parallel to the fish-filled picturesque rivers.
Join select restaurants around Estes Park EVERY Thursday night in March 2017 for a town-wide dine around event! Dozens of restaurants all throughout The Village will offer a $5 tasting plate from 4:30pm – 7:30pm with a different menu each week. Stop by two or three restaurants each week to see friends, join in the fun, and taste great food from all different restaurants! Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
El Mex Kal Mexican Restaurant – 160 1st St. (970) 586-4377
Smokin’ Daves BBQ & Taphouse – 820 Moraine Ave.(970) 577-7427
You Need Pie Diner & Bakery- 509 Big Thompson Ave. (970) 577-7437
Peppers Mexican Grill – 401 E. Elkhorn Ave. (970) 577-0032
Sweet Basilico – 430 Prospect Village Dr. (970) 586-3899 (except 3/30)
Estes Park Brewery – 470 Prospect Village Dr.(970) 586-5421
Big Horn Restaurant – 401 W. Elkhorn Ave (970) 586-2792
Cafe de Pho Thai – 225 W. Riverside Drive (970) 577-0682
Claire’s On The Park – 225 Park Lane (970) 586-9564
The Grubsteak – 134 W. Elkhorn (970) 586-8838
Ed’s Cantina – 390 E. Elkhorn (970) 586-2919
La Cabana Bar & Grill – 165 Virginia Drive (Top of Courtyard Shops) (970) 586-1156
Snowy Peaks Winery – 292 Moraine Ave. (970) 586-2099
Hunter’s Chop House – 1690 Big Thompson Ave. (970) 586-6962
Baba’s Burgers – 861 Moraine Ave. (970) 586-1171
Chicago’s Best – 112 W. Elkhorn Ave. (970) 586-4796
Cinnamon’s – 920 W. Elkhorn (970) 480-1501
American Legion – 850 N. St. Vrain (970) 586-6118
An eye for an eye! The rut is still in full swing! Photo by Jim Ward.