(All phone numbers are 970 area code unless otherwise noted)

February

Imagine This! Annual family arts festival, with hands-on learning, displays, and entertainment. Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park. 586-9203

May

DanceFest. A celebration of dance featuring jazz, ballet, ballroom, tap, Middle Eastern, and other cultures. Features area dance students and their instructors, as well as invited guest performers. At the Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies. Free will donation at the door. 586-9203

Estes Park Festival of Wine. Black tie dinner at The Stanley Hotel, wine tasting, Seminars, Champagne Brunch at Lake Shore Lodge. 577-5417

Jazz Fest free concerts and Art Walk studio tours.

Jazz Fest: 586-6104; Art Walk: 586-9203

Antique & Collectibles Show. 586-6104

Art Market at Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. From 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Monday. Sponsored by the Art Center of Estes Park. 586-6104

June

Music in the Mountains faculty and student chamber music concert series at Rocky Ridge Music Center nine miles south of Estes Park on Highway 7. 586-4031

Miniature Horse Show at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. 586-6104

Wool Market largest natural fiber show in the country.

At the Estes Park Fairgrounds. 586-6104, 800-44-ESTES

Optimist’s Big Horn Challenge. 5K and 10K runs. 586-6104

Annual Teddy Bear Picnic celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the teddy bear at the Estes Ark on Highway 34. A free day of fun for bears and their humans. Celebrities, games, contests, prizes. 11:00 a.m. until the teddies get tired. 586-6483

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Bond Park. 586-6073

July

Music in the Mountains faculty and student chamber music concert series at Rocky Ridge Music Center nine miles south of Estes Park on Highway 7. 586-4031

Estes Park Music Festival Classical Concert Series. Monday nights in July and early August. 586-5665

Hunter-Jumper Horse Show at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. 586-6104

4: The Sounds of Sousa performed by the Estes Park Village Band, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Stanley Hotel. 800-44-ESTES, 586-4431

4: Fireworks over Lake Estes. 800-44-ESTES, 586-4431

Arabian Horse Show at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. 586-6104

Rooftop Rodeo Parade in downtown Estes Park. 586-6104

Rooftop Rodeo at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. 586-6104

August

Music in the Mountains faculty and student chamber music concert series at Rocky Ridge Music Center nine miles south of Estes Park on Highway 7. 586-4031

Estes Park Music Festival Classical Concert Series. Monday nights in July and early August. 586-9203

September

Labor Day Crafts Show at Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. 800-443-7837, 586-4431

Alpaca Show at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. 586-6104

26th Annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highlands Festival The largest festival of its kind on North America, with athletic competitions, world-renowned entertainers, band competitions, native food, seminars and a parade on Saturday. Held the weekend after Labor Day.
For more information, call 800-90-ESTES.

Scottish-Irish Highlands Festival Parade in downtown Estes Park starting at 9:30 a.m. 800-90-ESTES

Fine Art & Crafts Show, sponsored by the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies. 586-9203

Autumn Gold A Festival of Brats & Bands throughout the downtown area. 800-44-ESTES, 586-4431

Autumn Art Walk. A self-guided tour of many of Estes Park’s excellent art galleries. 586-9203

October

Merchants’ Surprise Sale. 800-443-7837, 586-4431

Elk Fest with seminars on photography/tracking animals, herd management, breeding season (the rut), hunting ethics and safety, viewing, archery demonstrations, bugling contests, wildlife art exhibit, vendors and tours. 586-6104

November

Come Catch the Glow Christmas Parade through downtown Estes Park. 800-44-ESTES, 586-4431

Annual Holiday House Christmas Bazaar at the Estes Park Conference Center. 800-443-7837, 586-4431

December

Estes Park Music Festival Fantasy Ball, a fundraising event that includes a formal dinner and dance. Estes Park Conference Center. 586-9203

Colorado Children’s Chorale Holiday Concert. 586-9203

Miniature Christmas Tree Exhibit. 800-44-ESTES, 586-4431

Holiday Home Tour, 800-44ESTES, 586-4431

Holiday Gift Emporium, featuring fine art, crafts, and many fabulous gift-giving ideas. $1 donation at the door, continuous music performances, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 586-9203

Holiday Art Walk, a self-guided tour of more than 20 Estes Park art galleries. 586-9203

Ongoing Events and Exhibitions

• Art in Public Places. Changing exhibits of art presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park. 586-9203

• Stanley Museum of Colorado. At The Historic Stanley Hotel. 577-1903

• Estes Park Area Historical Museum ongoing exhibits. 200 4th Street, 586-6256

• Art Center of Estes Park with monthly exhibits of fine local and regional artists. Upper Stanley Village. 586-5882

• December through March (weather depending): Ice Skating sponsored by Estes Valley Recreation & Park District at Stanley Park. 586-8191

• January through April, November through December: Sunday concerts at The Stanley Hotel sponsored by the Estes Park Music Festival. 2:00 p.m. 586-9203

• January through March: Tubbs Snowshoe Tours. Tubbs Snowshoe Company, in conjunction with the Estes Park Chamber Resort Association, will sponsor free "get acquainted" snowshoe tours each Saturday and Sunday. Tours depart the Estes Park Visitors Center, located at the intersection of Highways 34 and 36 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to sign up, call 800-443-7837.

• Thursday Night Live. Live concerts in the parking lot of the Cultural Arts Council offices at 304 E. Elkhorn Ave. Thursdays late June through late August. 586-9203

• Cowboy Singalongs in Bond Park. Downtown every Friday through Monday late June through late August. 586-6104

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