On September 14th board the bus for the Tenth Annual Historic Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park presented by the Estes Park Friends & Foundation. Guests will visit six famous Historic landmarks and stop and learn about twelve others with tour guide, Estes Park Historian Laureate, Dr. Jim Pickering.
The tour starts with a full visual overview and historic discussion presented by Dr. Pickering. Guests will enjoy a continental style breakfast, a delicious boxed lunch, and an end-of-tour reception and question-and-answer session with Dr. Pickering at the Estes Park Museum. Each guest will also receive a copy of the book “This Was Estes Park.” The $75 ticket (over half of which is tax deductible) can be purchased online at www.estesparkmuseumfriends.org
On Saturday, September 14, beginning at 1:30pm with an introductory talk by Derald DeYoung, The Estes Park Chamber Music Society is pleased to bring the world-famous Takacs Quartet for an afternoon of beautiful and compelling music in the intimate setting of the Community Church of the Rockies (1700 Brodie Ave).
The concert begins at 2:30pm and features three quartets: Mozart Eb major K, 428; Janacek Quartet No 2 “Intimate Letters”; and Smetana Quartet No 1 “From My Life.”
Tickets are $30 (cash only) at the door or in advance at Macdonald Book Shop 152 E Elkhorn Ave.
Formed in 1975, the group is composed of performers from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungry, and has been in residence at the University of Colorado in Boulder since 1982.
September 14 & 15, Bond Park welcomes the 39th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival featuring 100 artists and two musical groups. Gorgeous painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wearable art, photography, and mixed media work in glass, leather, wood, gourd, and scratchboard.
Silent Auctions on Saturday from 9a – 6p and Sunday from 9a to 5p will be held to benefit youth programming and a high school senior scholarship for further study of the arts.
Get a jump on holiday shopping or just enjoy the music and the view!
Tail-gate/Elk-Fest – A three-day early autumn adventure package in Estes Park for couples and families available between September 10 and October 31 featuring gorgeous views, fall colors, and bugling!
Day 1: A warm w”ELK”ome Amenity including:
- Elk themed gifts
- A picnic blanket and Gift Certificate for a picnic basket from Picnic in the Park (fresh wood-fired gourmet pizza and deli);
- A link and maps to the best places in Rocky Mountain National park to Elk-watch: Moraine Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Horseshoe Park;
- A one-week pass to Rocky Mountain National Park; and
- A Gift Certificate for a night of Dining and Bluegrass/live music at the Rock Inn.
Day 2: Elk Expeditions tour in Rocky Mountain National Park with the expert guides from the Rocky Mountain Nature Association (Thursday, Friday, or Saturday)
Day 3: A Rocky Mountain Rush Off-Road “Rock’n Roller Coaster Tour” in Roosevelt National Forest
The Elkfest/Tailgate package includes mountain luxury lodging in a Spa http://www.boulderbrook.com/suites/spa-suites/
or One Bedroom http://www.boulderbrook.com/suites/one-bedroom-suites/ Suite at Boulder Brook on Fall River.
Call to book your stay today!
The annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade will travel through downtown Estes Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7.
The Parade travels East along Elkhorn Ave from West park Center – West to US 34/Wonderview Avenue ending in the Estes park Visitor Center north parking lot. No on-street parking will be available so there will be lots of room for pedestrian viewing.
Plan ahead since parking and street access will be limited. Side streets along the parade route remain open during the parade but motorists will not have road access or be able to leave parking lots along the parade route until the parade has passed.
To avoid the parade route and bypass the downtown area, motorists may the Moccasin bypass, Graves Avenue, Community Drive, U.S. 36 to Mall Road, and U.S. 34 and Wonderview Avenue. Westbound traffic on Hwy 34 will be diverted onto Steamer Drive to Steamer Parkway and then onto Wonderview Avenue. All eastbound traffic on Wonderview Avenue will be diverted to Steamer Parkway, then to Steamer Drive and onto to U.S. 34.
The Town’s free shuttle service will be altered the morning of September 7 during street closures. The Gold Route will not operate from 9:30 a.m. until the parade ends and the roadways clear. The Brown Route will not stop at Piccadilly Square, Barlow Plaza or the Estes Park Visitor Center from 9 a.m. until the roads clear after the parade. During the parade, the Silver Route from the Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride to the Estes Park Visitor Center will serve all stops, but may experience delays up to 20 minutes. All routes will resume normal stops after the parade, but may experience delays due to continued heavy traffic. Route information and schedules are available at www.estes.org/shuttles.
For more information on the festival events, please visit www.scotfest.com
The 37th Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival comes to Stanley Park Fairground beginning on Thursday, September 5th at 7:30pm at the Fairgrounds Arena with Tattoo Estes 2013. **What is Tattoo? The word means: evening drum, bugle, or piper signal recalling soldiers to quarters. The earliest form of the word is from the Dutch “tap toe” which literally means to “close the tap” of the cask in the barrooms. The modern version of the tattoo is a parade ground concert of military bands. Visitors can enjoy Tattoo performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings a 7:30 pm
Highlights of the Festival include several competitions including: heavy armor and light jousting, amateur and professional athletic events, piping, Irish, dancing, and running for both dogs and humans. On the Festival field, there will be hammer throws, putting the stone, and caber throwing contests. The Dogs Rule throughout with many canine contests including digging.
The largest all Celtic parade in North America starts at 9:30am on Saturday in Downtown Estes Park. On Friday and Saturday nights beginning a 7:30pm several bands will fill the air with live music. Along with spectator events, there will be wonderful food, shopping, and living history exhibitions. Visitors can choose and purchase any of several ticket options online at http://www.scotfest.com/Scottish_Festival/Tickets.html
On Friday, August 30th at 7:30pm sparks and flames will fly when the Pete and Bree BoDean Roadshow lights up the night at Performance Park. A family friendly spectacle, the BoDean Roadshow’s Night Lights features fiery stunts and tricks, feats of danger and juggling along with variety-style comedy. Gather round and watch the flames as they spin and light the night!