Seasonal festivals

Estes Park Colorado –
A Destination for All Seasons

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.

Jazz Fest & Art Walk
JUNE 2-3, 2018
Estes Park welcomes the summer season with two days of jazz performances and special art gallery exhibitions.

Wool Market
JUNE 7-10, 2018
Perfect for the whole family, Estes Park’s free Wool Market features kids’ tractor rides, animal shows and a petting zoo with everything from rabbits to llamas. Try your hand at spinning, sign up for an early workshop or simply wander around the West’s largest fiber festival. This event will be taking place at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park.

Estes Park Go 4th Festival
JULY 4, 2018
The “rockets’ red glare” over Lake Estes is the grand finale of a day long July 4 Celebration. Start this year’s Independence Day right at the town’s pancake breakfast, then check out the car show and brass band concert.

Rooftop Rodeo
JULY 6, 2018
Rooftop Rodeo brings a week of acclaimed rodeo events to the Stanley Park Fairgrounds, beginning with a giant parade down Elkhorn Avenue.

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon
AUGUST 4, 2018
Rocky Mountain Half Marathon fallows a course along the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, home of some of Colorado’s most beautiful landscapes.

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
SEPTEMBER 6-9, 2018
Celebrate everything Scottish with bagpipe bands, parades, dancing, food and traditional highland games at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival.

Autumn Gold Festival
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2018
This free-to-enter festival of “Bands, Brats & Beer” is a fun celebration open to your whole family. Kid-friendly activities include face painting, a corn bag toss and fire engine rides!

Elk Fest
SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2018
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.

Fall Back Beer Festival
NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Over a hundred beers from thirty Colorado breweries make an appearance at the annual Fall Back Beer Festival. Guests of all ages are welcome to try craft soda and hear live bluegrass and rockabilly music. A shuttle will run from the event’s location at the new Estes Park Events Complex to different locations in town.

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration
NOVEMBER 23, 2018
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. It’s just the beginning of a new month of festivities!

Whiskey Warm-Up Weekend
MARCH 2, 2019 tickets available December 1, 2018
Warm up from the inside out at Estes Park’s Whiskey Warm-Up Weekend: a day of tastings from local distilleries around a fire pit at Riverside Plaza. Bring your whole family to enjoy activities like face painting, pony rides, a s’mores bar and more! Live bluegrass music and seminars to increase your whiskey knowledge are included.