April 27, 2014
Renaissance Choir – Part of the 38th Annual Estes Park Music Festival Winter 2013-2014 Series
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each; no charge for children and students. Blocks of (10) tickets can be purchased for $80.00 in advance at Estes Park Music Festival office located at Hobert Office Services (1140 Manford Ave, Suite A, Estes Park) or at the door on the day of the concert. Music Festival attendees receive a 20% discount for brunch or dinner on the day of the concert, courtesy of the Stanley Hotel Cascade Restaurant.
April 29, 2014
Monday @ The Movies concludes with the special Tuesday presentation of “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” — a slick, thoughtful, infuriating and funny documentary that takes viewers inside the world’s most powerful financial institution. Guests are invited to a post-movie discussion at the Library on on Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm.
Admission is free. Complimentary refreshments and snacks made possible th the Friends of the Estes Valley Library. For more info call 970-586-8116 or visit www.estesvalleylibrary.org
May 3, 2014 – May 4, 2014
Treasure hunt for great stuff at great prices in the spring sunshine.
Hundreds of visitors have learned how simple the Duck Race is. You “adopt” little rubber duckies and select one of nearly 70 different Estes Valley charities to benefit from your adoptions. These charities will receive 95% of the money collected from adoptions. The more ducks adopted for a particular charity, the more money that individual charity receives.
But that’s not all! Due to the amazing generosity of major sponsors and local area merchants, there are prizes galore for hundreds of entries. If your little ducky is one of the lucky winners as it crosses the finish line, you might win a prize. It’s a fun family outing with lots of music and entertainment as well.
Race festivities get underway at Nicky’s Resort at 11 a.m. on race day. Ducks go into the water at 1 p.m. and activities continue in Riverside Plaza until the last duck swims past the finish line.
As a bonus for the Duck Race weekend, merchants in downtown Estes Park set up tables outside their businesses for the annual spring sidewalk sale.
May 8, 2014
Inspirational exhibit and open house: The Passions Project, an acclaimed black and white photography exhibit by Heidi Wagner, is coming to Estes Park in May to celebrate Older American’s Month. The community is invited to attend an open house featuring the exhibit on Thursday, May 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
The exhibit features 20 unique and moving images of older adults in Larimer County living with passion and purpose. Three Estes Park residents, Paula Steige, Frank Gunter and Virginia Cox are featured. The Passions Project premiered in Fort Collins in February with a fundraising reception. After the open-house at the Senior Center, the exhibit will be on display at the Estes Valley Library for the month of May.
May 17, 2014
Bring the entire family to Estes Park for a weekend of running in the mountains. Festivities and races start at the Lake Estes Marina at 9:00am, and then runners will pace around on the Lake Estes Trail for about 5 miles. Racers of all ages and abilities will take in the amazing scenery of Estes park and the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. Kid’s activities will take place at the Marina as well. More details coming soon!
May 17, 2014 – May 18, 2014
Estes Park’s free annual Jazz Fest/Art Walk weekend celebrates spring on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014.
All performances except Saturday evening music are located at Performance Park, 417 West Elkhorn Ave. Art Walk maps are available at the Jazz Festival in Performance Park and at the Cultural Art Council Fine Art Gallery at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave.
SATURDAY, MAY 17TH
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Estes Park Jazz Big Band, Swingin’ Big Band Sounds
1:05pm – 2:10pm – Manuel Lopez and The Latin Jazz Trio featuring Maria Lopez. Latin Jazz and Cuban classics
2:30pm – 3:40pm – The Max Wagner Quartet, Modern Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Vocals
4:00pm – 5:00pm – United States Air Force Falconaires, Modern Big Band Jazz
6:30pm – 9:30pm – Evening Jazz Downtown at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant. The Max Wagner Quartet, Reservations Suggested 970-586-3330
SUNDAY, MAY 18TH
12:00pm – 1:20pm – Myra Warren with The Ellyn Rucker Quartet,Swinging Jazz Vocalist with top flight Jazz Group
1:45pm – 3:15pm – Festival Headliner: SAX APPEAL -New York saxophone Legends: Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, and Donald Harrison
3:40pm – 5:00pm – Scott Martin with Dedicated To The Standard, Classics of The Great American Songbook
Jazz Fest Evening Downtown at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant. Reservations Suggested 970-586-3330