We recently stayed in one of the cabins on a family vacation with our pre-teen children during our recent trip to Estes Park and Rocky National Park. The cabin was clean, unique, charming and contained everything we needed for our stay. It was rustic, yet had all of the modern conveniences desired by “non-campers.” The private hot tub was perfect after a day of hiking. Convenient location and helpful, accommodating staff.
Estes Park Events | Summer 2018 Guide
Still deciding on when to visit Estes Park this summer? Why not plan your trip around one of these fun-filled summer events?
Art Market of Estes Park
When: May 26th – 28th
Celebrate the beginning of summer Memorial Day weekend with the 19th annual Art Market of Estes Park. Discover a wide variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists. Visitors will find everything from paintings, ceramics, stained glass, and photography.
Jazz Fest and Western Fine Art Show
When: June 2nd – 3rd
Head out to the Jazz Fest and Western Fine Art Show and at Performance Park. Enjoy the beautiful setting of this outdoor music venue and sip on some local wines and brews while soaking up the fresh mountain air and listening to live jazz music!
Estes Park Wool Market and Fiber Festival
When: June 7th – 10th
Held at the Estes Park Events Complex, the Wool Market and Fiber Festival is one full of colorful wool, yarn, and of course a chance to meet furry little animals such as alpacas, goats, and sheep. Watch educational demos such as the art of natural dyeing, sheep shearing, and spinning on a drop spindle.
Estes Park Marathon
When: June 16th – 17th
The Estes Park Marathon is the perfect chance to see athletes sweat it out and run towards the finish of one of the highest marathons in the country. Sign up yourself and earn some bragging rights of completing a mountain marathon!
Fourth of July Celebration
When: July 4th
Enjoy a classic event in Estes Park, the Fourth of July Celebration. Come out and celebrate America with a pancake breakfast, a free concert, the Coolest Car Show in Colorado, and of course end the day with a colorful firework display. The firework display starts at 9:30 over Lake Estes. It is a day full of fun festivities the entire family can enjoy!
When: July 5th – 10th
To keep the fun going, head out to the Rooftop Rodeo and see this action-packed show unique to Colorado. Watch as professional cowboys compete in this week-long event filled with different activities such as the Rooftop Rodeo Parade, barrel racing and a behind the Chutes tour.
SnowyGrass Music Festival
When: July 21st
Come out and enjoy the free SnowyGrass Music Festival at Snowy Peaks Winery. With six Bluegrass bands, craft beverages, food vendors, and a beautiful setting by the river, this festival is sure to be a good time. Dogs are welcome, and a $10 donation is suggested for local non-profits.
Labor Day Arts and Craft Show plus the 14th annual John Denver Tribute Concert
When: September 1st – 3rd
End the summer by enjoying local artists’ display at Bond Park at the Labor Day Arts and Craft Show. With over 100 artists, this Labor Day weekend tradition is one for all locals and tourists alike. Also, be sure to catch the John Denver tribute concert, presented by the Lions Club of Estes Park.
Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival
When: September 6th – 9th
Catch the last bit of summer at the Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival. With over 50 events, from a jousting competition to a caber toss and 1,000+ Irish and Scottish dancers and singers there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!
With so many things to do in Estes Park this summer book your stay with us at Brynwood on the River for convenient accommodations near all the fun!