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Rooftop Rodeo

Rooftop Rodeo

July 8-13, 2019

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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.

July 85:00pmBehind the Chutes Tour
 7:00pmRooftop Rodeo Performances w/ Mutton Bustin’
July 910:30amRooftop Rodeo Parade
 5:00pmBehind the Chutes Tour
 7:00pmRooftop Rodeo Performances w/ Mutton Bustin’
July 105:00pmBehind the Chutes Tour
 7:00pmRooftop Rodeo Performances w/ Mutton Bustin’
July 115:00pmBehind the Chutes Tour
 7:00pmRooftop Rodeo Performances w/ Mutton Bustin’
July 1210:00amCowboy Church Service
 5:00pmBehind the Chutes Tour
 7:00pmRooftop Rodeo Performances w/ Mutton Bustin’ & Cash Catch
July 135:00pmBehind the Chutes Tour
 7:00pmRooftop Rodeo Performances w/ Mutton Bustin’ & Cash Catch

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Ceremony, Culture & Celebration
June 21-23, 2019 – Fri 4-7pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 7am-4pm

Come celebrate the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. The festival is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, located at the intersection of Elkhorn Avenue (US 34/36) and MacGregor Avenue.

Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids’ activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavians descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage.

The festivities begin Friday in the beer garden at 4:00 pm till 9:00pm. On Saturday at 9:30 am the festivities continue with the raising of the Maypole, followed by a Grand March entrance. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the national anthems. Dancing and live music continue all day with opportunities for the audience to participate in some dances.

Spend time browsing the large art & craft fair. Exhibitors will be selling traditional Scandinavian food, baked goods, decorations and hand-made crafts. The folk-art of decorative painting on wood called rosemaling in Norway, and dalamaling in Sweden, will be well-represented. Other exhibitors will have hand-crafted items such as pottery, fabric, woodworking, jewelry, painting, metal work, photography, glass and more. All the exhibitors will have some Scandinavian inspired or traditional work.  

The craft demonstration tent will have a combination of workshops and demonstrations, including hardangar and Swedish huck embroidery, spinning, lace knitting, and children’s knitting lessons. At the Lefse Tent one can see demonstrations on how to prepare these famous thin Norwegian potato pancakes.

Admire the Scandinavian automotive industry at the classic Saab and Volvo auto show, where many different models will be on display throughout the weekend.

Norway will be well represented by a Viking encampment re-enactment by the Fjellborg Vikings of Colorado. There will be swordsmanship, a Viking ship replica, traditional crafts and daily life demonstrations at the historically correct encampment.