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Autumn Gold – A Festival of Bands, Brats ‘n Beer

  • September 23, 2017 – September 24, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Downtown Estes Park, Bond Park, CO
  • Time: Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00pm, Sun. 10am – 5pm
  • Price: Free Entertainment

Aspens are turning a golden hue. Elk bugles can be heard reverberating throughout the valley. It’s a perfect season for one of Estes Park’s late-autumn traditions when a series of bands herald Autumn Gold – a Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer!
Entrance is free to dance, listen to music and enjoy the festival. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary will be offering mustard-smothered bratwursts, cold brews, soft drinks and more as talented local musicians and award-winning Colorado band play. Browse the vendor booths who will be offering corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts.
Bring the kids! Free family activities include face painting, corn bag toss, a bounce house and a classic car show.
The highlight of the Autumn Gold Festival is the popular raffle with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000. Additional prizes include a $2,500 runner-up prize and various other cash awards. Raffle tickets are $25 each.


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Estes Park Alpaca Market


  • September 2, 2017 – September 3, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
  • Phone: (303) 475-4793
  • Time: Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Price: Free

The 18th Annual Estes Park Alpaca Market (EPAM) will take place on September 2nd and 3rd at the Estes Park Fairgrounds in Barn W. This is a free event for the public, and provides a chance for people to meet alpacas face to face and see all the wonderful products that can be made using their fiber. Vendors will have a generous variety of products for sale, including raw fiber, yarns, sweaters, socks, scarves, gloves, rugs and household items. You can get answers to all your questions about starting an alpaca farm to what you can do with all that wonderful fiber. Alpacas are an easy to raise livestock species, and Colorado is home to well over 200 alpacas ranches in all corners of the state. Originally from South America, alpacas have been in the U. S. as a livestock species since 1983 and now number over 300,000 in country and are raised in all 50 states. There are two alpaca breeds, the huacaya and the suri, the only difference being the type of fiber each breed produces. Alpacas are a very hardy species and take a minimal amount of care. They are sheared once a year, typically in April through June here in Colorado. Alpacas come in 22 colors, and their fiber is very durable and well insulating. Please join us for a fun weekend in Estes Park and enjoy meeting some alpacas!


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Solar Eclipse Open House


  • August 21, 2017
  • Location: 1600 Manford Ave, Estes Park Memorial Observatory, CO
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Enjoy a 94+% coverage of the Solar Eclipse from the Estes Park Memorial Observatory. The open house will have telescopes with solar filters, as well as solar eye glasses!


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Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

  • September 2, 2017 – September 4, 2017
  • Location: At the intersection of Elkhorn Ave & MacGregor Ave, Bond Park, CO
  • Time: 9 am-5 pm Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-3 pm Monday
  • Price: Free

Sponsored by the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary, The Estes Park Arts and Crafts Show is held every year over Labor Day weekend in downtown Estes Park.

Over a hundred artisans offer one-of-a-kind handcrafted items for you to purchase or just to enjoy viewing. Make your purchases immediately or ask your favorite artists for their contact information and shop later.

This decades-old Estes Park event is a continuation of a fabulous Labor Day weekend tradition. The weather is usually beautiful and facilitates a weekend of unique shopping in the heart of Estes Park. Many visitors make it an extended weekend with all that Estes has to offer – fabulous shops, restaurants, lodging and of course Rocky Mountain National Park


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Brad Fitch’s Fourteenth Annual John Denver Tribute Concert

Brad Fitch’s Fourteenth Annual John Denver Tribute Concert — a fundraiser for Lions Club charities

Ruesch Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center

  • September 2, 2017
  • Location: 2515 Tunnel Road, Ruesch Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center, CO
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: standard: $25, preferred seating: $37

Brad Fitch and The TropiCowboy Band will present their 14th annual John Denver Tribute Concert. This concert, featuring classic songs from the legendary Denver, will benefit the Estes Park Lions Club charities. Funds raised will go to organizations for the sight and hearing impaired, community social services and local scholarships.


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Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

  • September 7, 2017 – September 10, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: US Highway 36 & Community Drive, Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival, CO
  • Phone: 800-90-ESTES
  • Time: 9 am 5 pm

Enjoy bagpipes & drums, Highland & Irish Dancing, Folk music and Celtic rock, jousting competitions, athletic and other competitions at the largest Scottish Festival in the West! 


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Estes Park Wine Festival


Bond Park – Downtown Estes Park

  • August 12, 2017 – August 13, 2017
  • Location: 170 MacGregor Avenue, Bond Park – Downtown Estes Park, CO
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $40 at the gate

A celebration of Colorado wine in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Enjoy tastings from over 20 Colorado wineries, fresh food, local Colorado vendors and live music. The third annual Estes Park Wine Festival sets up for the weekend in beautiful Bond Park, where festival-goers can soak in the summer sun while enjoying sipping on a variety of locally created wines. From red to white and pink, the Estes Park Wine Festival offers the opportunity to taste and learn about each style of wine and the unique process of how wine is made in Colorado. 


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Come Visit Boulder Brook

Nestled next to the rambling waters of Fall River, Boulder Brook is ideally located to take advantage of the unique shopping of downtown Estes Park or the rugged splendor of the Rocky Mountain National more