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Estes Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Find more information about these Signature Events and other events in Estes Park at www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/.
The most magical event of the year is the 27th Annual Catch the Glow Parade. Just as dusk arrives, floats with thousands of tiny twinkling lights roll along Elkhorn Avenue lighting up the street. There will be storybook figures, angels, snowmen, marching bands, entertainers, wildlife characters and of course, Santa and his sleigh!
Thank you to our 2014 Catch the Glow Sponsors for supporting the event. We will have informaiton soon about how to become a 2015 Catch the Glow sponsor. Please note that float entry registration will begin on September 7, 2015 for all Nonprofit organizations.
Day of Catch the Glow Parade activities:
Welcome to the 2015 Estes Park Elk Fest! October in Estes Park is now known as "Elktober." Join the transition into fall and celebrate all of Estes Park's natural beauty and wildlife. Elk Fest is the perfect opportunity for an up close wildlife experience and fun for all ages. Please continue to check our website for routine updates and all 2015 event applications.
Elk Fest also features:
On site a variety of vendors will be offering memorable souvenirs of your time at Elk Fest. Food vendors will be on site as well offering plenty of choices!
The event is FREE, but Elk-viewing bus tour tickets will be available to purchase. They are not sold in advance, but will be available downtown in Bond Park on Saturday & Sunday, October 3-4. Bus tours are one hour long, departing from Bond Park. Tickets are $5 per person (CASH ONLY), ages 5 and up.
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Estes Park Jazz Festival and Art Walk. The 2015 festival introduces a new date, adjusting the performance line-up and the addition of new features to the event! Guests of the festival can anticipate seeing live art demonstrations, a variety of Colorado wineries, interactive kid programs and much more. Feature performances take place at Performance Park and Bond Park, creating a scenic stroll throughout the village.
Guests of the festival will enjoy:
The Estes Park Jazz Festival and Art Walk is produced by the Special Events Department of the Town of Estes Park and is directed by founder and jazz artist, Max Wagner. The festival is presented free to the public courtesy of the Town of Estes Park and our sponsors: Mama Rose’s & Poppy’s Pizza, KUVO Jazz Radio, The Silver Moon Inn and the Cultural Arts Council.
The rodeo with altitude! Annual 6 day rodeo featuring PRCA's best competitors both animal & cowboy/cowgirl. The 2015 Rooftop Rodeo, its 89th year, is an event not to be missed! Winner of Best Small Rodeo of the year & nominated for Best Medium Sized Rodeo. Please visit the official Rooftop Rodeo website for a complete rodeo week schedule, ticket sales and other event information.
July 6-8 and 10-12, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Light up the season in Estes Park at the 5th Annual Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event has become an Estes Park tradition with its unique characteristics and community recognition. The tradition continues this year on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in George Hix Riverside Plaza.
Guests are welcome to decorate a stocking or ornament, enjoy sweet treats from the s'mores bar and hot chocolate vendors, Radio Flyer wagon rides, community sing-alongs and an early visit from Santa Claus. The lighting of the live tree begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Welcome to the 25th Annual Estes Park Wool Market. Celebrate this commemorative year with the completion of two new facilities, new event features and an expanded vendor barn! This event, in its 25th year, would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and participants.
Thank you to our 2014 Wool Market Sponsors! To be recognized as a 2015 Wool Market Sponsor please complete our Sponsorship Application.