7th: Artists and Students Party at the Art Center of Estes Park, 5:00 pm to 7:00. A gathering of new artists, students and mentors. FREE Contact info: 970-586-5882 www.artcenterofestes.com.
14-17: Winter Festival! Downtown Estes Park event features a chili cook-off, scavenger hunt, horse and carriage rides, contests and more. 970-577-9900; 800-44-ESTES or www.estesparkcvb.com.
Fall has arrived in all her splendor here in Estes Park and excitement is building for the upcoming “Catch the Glow” Christmas Parade on Friday, November 26th, at 5:30 pm. The annual parade is held on the day after Thanksgiving, downtown, just as the sun sets.
The parade is fun and beautiful with sparkling lights, decorated floats, marching bands, and the guest of honor, Santa and his sleigh filled with toys and goodies end the parade.
Beginning at noon on Friday, Elkhorn Avenue will host strolling carolers, storybook characters, hay rides, pony rides, and most importantly, an opportunity to visit with Santa himself.
Come on up to the prettiest little town in the mountains, the day after Thanksgiving at noon, with the parade starting at 5:30, and all of it is Free!
Make reservations at the Silver Moon Inn for a wonderful weekend getaway. Enjoy Fall’s spectacular color show, the crisp air and join the fun at one of these events.
SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR
John Denver Tribute Concert, at the Fairgrounds, Stanley Park. For tickets and info.: www.estesparklionsclub.org, 970-577-1027
Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show 4th, 5th and 6th, at Bond Park, Elkhorn Ave. and MacGregor Ave., over 100 booths. www.estesparkartsandcrafts.com, 970-577-9900.
Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo 4th and 5th, a state-wide competition of Sheriff’s Dept.s, Fairgrounds, Stanley Park. Info. at: 970-586-6104. Continue reading
About 45-50 min. down the hill from Estes Park is the wonderful town of Fort Collins, CO. Take Hwy. 34 East (a gorgeous drive alongside the river), make a left in Loveland onto Hwy. 287 and go north a bit. Make your way straight into the Old Town Square, rated one of the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Orlando’s Steakhouse opened its doors in 1972 upstairs from the world famous Wheel Bar, which has been serving patrons since 1945. Locals and visitors enjoyed the delectable food and friendly service for years. In 1981 Chef Tandy Brown signed on and remained for the next 12 years, alongside Cathy Crowley, the former owner of Lonigan’s, who ran the wait staff superbly for 16 years.
But recently the doors have been shut up tight as the major players felt they needed a break. It’s not easy keeping the quality and reliability at peak standards year after year, decade after decade, so the break was healthy for all involved. During the hiatus Chef Brown took on the position of head chef at Dunraven’s and Crowley moved on to Nicky’s.
June, July and August 2010
Estes Park Fun and Events, Make Your Reservations NOW!
5 Fishing Derby
12 EP Marathon, Kids Fun Run and Festival
12 Rocky Mountain Brewfest
17 – 20 2010 Quilt Colorado
25 – 27 The Best of Estes Wild West Fest
26 – 27 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Continue reading
If you are a first time visitor to Estes Park and the surrounding Rocky Mountain areas it might be wise to think about hiring a guide. Not only does the guide know the “in” places to go, taking you there quickly and directly, but he/she can provide an original, one-of-a-kind experience tailored to your own unique wishes.
Everybody’s gearing up, reservations are being made, and plans are in the final stages. This year the annual Rooftop Rodeo and the world famous Scottish-Irish Highland Festival are going to be bigger than ever with more exciting events and activities scheduled. There will truly be something for everyone.
Also, if you can’t make it to those events there are some fun and unique weekends planned for horse lovers, car aficionados, music and art connoisseurs and lots more.
If you do plan to attend either of these events, it is recommended that you make your reservations now as they tend to sell out early.
5 – Fishing Derby
12 – EP Marathon, Kids Fun Run and Festival
12 – Rocky Mountain Brewfest
17-20 – 2010 Quilt Colorado
25-27 – The Best of Estes Wild West Fest
26-27 – Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Continue reading
The Foundation for Character Development has named Eagle Rock School of Estes Park the 2010 Colorado State School of Character. Sponsored nationally by the Character Education Partnership (CEP), the State Schools of Character (SSOC) Awards event will be held at the Supreme Court Chambers, in the Colorado State Capitol in Denver this summer, followed by representation at the 17th annual National Forum on Character Education in San Francisco, CA in October. Continue reading