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The Rooftop Rodeo

The Stanley Park Fairgrounds

  • July 5, 2017 – July 10, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, The Stanley Park Fairgrounds, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-6104
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $20 GA, $30 reserved box seats

There’s non-stop, rip-roarin’ cowboy action in store for rodeo fans at Estes Park’s annual Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event. It has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation, along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest, and the #1 summer rodeo in Colorado by Real American Cowboy Magazine. Nightly professional rodeo performances, with world-class stock from PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo, combine with Mutton Bustin’ competition for the kids, and a parade through downtown Estes Park annual affair. Watch the Rooftop Rodeo live broadcast on Saturday, July 8th.

Tickets available now!

Enjoy the VIP Experience at the Rooftop Rodeo! Enjoy an unprecedented level of exclusive access, convenience and extras! Beginning with a tour of the rodeo grounds, you’ll then have a blocked off area to enjoy incredible views of the arena and complementary drinks from a private bartender. You’ll also have access to the hospitality tent where you’ll enjoy free food from local restaurants and be able to dine with the cowboys! The VIP Experience at the Rooftop Rodeo is sure to be a night you won’t soon forget!


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July 4th Fireworks

Over Lake Estes

  • July 4, 2017
  • Location: Between U.S. Highways 34 & 36, Over Lake Estes, CO
  • Phone: 970-577-9900, 800-443-7837
  • Time: 9:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Watch one of Colorado’s most brilliant fireworks displays unfold in the sky over Lake Estes. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and find a spot along Lake Estes to watch the colors unfold to celebrate the 4th of July!



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Scandinavian Festival

Bond Park

  • June 24, 2017 – June 25, 2017
  • Location: 170 MacGregor Ave, Bond Park, CO
  • Price: FREE

The festivities begin on Saturday with the raising of the MIDSUMMER POLE, followed by a GRAND MARCH ENTRANCE. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the playing of the national anthems of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

Visitors can pay homage to this culture through the nearly 80 Scandinavian businesses that offer a variety of food, home décor, and traditional handcrafted items, such as pottery, fabric, woodworking, jewelry, painting, metal work, photography, glass and more.

All the offerings are inspired by the richly cultural region of Scandinavia.

Every good party needs music, dancing, Vikings and beer to celebrate Summer the Scandinavian way. You’re invited to the best party around! 

Whether you just come for the raising of the Midsummer Pole or stay through until the last Viking has left the Feldberg Viking Village, the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival will become a tradition!


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Monday Artisans Market

George Hix Riverside Plaza, Downtown Estes Park, on the River

  • June 5, 2017 – August 28, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Location:
  • Phone: (970) 586-6838
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Outdoor Weekly Artisans Market. Buy Local. Buy Art.


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Estes Park Wool Market & Fiber Festival 

Estes Park Events Complex

  • June 10, 2017 – June 11, 2017
  • Location: 1209 Manford Ave, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
  • Phone: 970-577-9900, 800-443-7837
  • Time: 9 am – 5 pm Saturday; 9 am – 4 pm Sunday
  • Price: Free Admission, $5 on-site parking

Family events don’t get much better than this – hands-on activities; fuzzy, approachable animals; entertaining performances; and shopping for mom and dad.  Those familiar with the wool and fiber industry know this event, held at the Estes Park Events Complex, is the place to be. Admission is free, but parking on-site will cost $5.

New this year! Check out the Knitting & Spinning Corner, as well as concessions and food trucks available to fight your hunger!

Wool Market

The 27th Annual Wool Market will take place at at the Estes Fairgrounds and Event Center.  See sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, goats and other fiber animals. As usual there is the ever-popular vendor barn, the animal tents, demonstrations including sheep to shawl, a children’s tent, sheep shearing, herding dogs and more. 


28 workshops spanning various fiber arts including spinning, weaving, knitting, natural dyes, twining and more will be offered at the 2017 Estes Park Wool Market and Fiber Festival. Find a full list of workshops and register here!

Show, Shop and Share

In addition to the fun activities, the professionals who participate in the Wool Market show and sell their incredible goods. Showing hand-spun yarns and threads to finished hats, gloves and bags, the skilled artisans display an amazing selection of unique materials and products. Inspired by what you’ve seen? Start your own projects by purchasing the tools right at the market.

Children’s Area

Barn W will feature hands-on activities to give young ones an introduction to the world of fiber! A variety of animals will be hanging out so kids can get a look up close.


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18th Annual Art Market of Estes Park


  • May 27, 2017 – May 29, 2017
  • Location: 250 Park Lane, Bond Park, CO
  • Phone: 970-586-5882
  • Time: 
    • Sat 05/27/2017: 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Sun 05/28/2017: 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Mon 05/29/2017: 9 AM – 4 PM 
  • Price: Free
  • This is the 18th annual Art Market featuring approximately 100 artists and craftsmen from around the country who join us on Memorial Day weekend to market and sell their fine arts and crafts. This even is a family friendly event with great reviews from artists and attendees and for the kid events.



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Coyote Valley River Walk

Date & Time:  05/28/2017, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fee Information:  Free

Location: Coyote Valley Trailhead
Explore ecology and history on this easy 1 mile hike along the Colorado River.

For more information, please call 970-586-1206.

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