Seasonal festivals

Estes Park Colorado –
A Destination for All Seasons

Whiskey Warm-Up Weekend
February 7-8, 2015

Stanley Film Festival
April 30-May 3, 2015

Jazz Fest & Art Walk
June 6-7, 2015

Wool Market
June 13-14, 2015

Rocky Mountain Irish Festival
June 18-21, 2015

Estes Park Go 4th Festival
July 4-5, 2015

Rooftop Rodeo
July 6-12, 2015

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon
August 1, 2015

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
September 10-13, 2015

Autumn Gold Festival
September 26-27, 2015

Elk Fest
October 3-4, 2015

Fall Back Beer Festival
October 31, 2015

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration
November 28-30, 2015

Estes Park is a year round destination. Enjoy the fun, food and entertainment of festivals, arts and crafts shows and special events throughout the year. Here is a little taste.

The Estes Park Winter Festival coordinates with Annual Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park. Test out snowshoes in the park, warm up with a chili cook-off and sample your favorite wines and beers. The Ice Castle enchants kids of all ages.

The "rockets’ red glare" over Lake Estes is the grand finale of a day long July 4 Celebration. This is considered one of the best events anywhere in Colorado.

Celebrate everything Scottish with bagpipe bands, parades, dancing, food and traditional highland games at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival.

What is that strange sound? Starting in early September and lasting into later October, elk bugling signals the annual elk rut in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Elk Fest honors these impressive animals and the changing of the seasons.

Downtown Estes Park becomes a pedestrian mall closed to vehicles as shop owners competitively decorate and pass out treats for Halloween. Everyone comes in costume.

Catch the holiday spirit the day after Thanksgiving with the Estes Park Catch the Glow Holiday Parade/Celebration. Mother Nature often adds her own magical touch to the parade. This is just the beginning of a month of festivities.