Estes Park Centennial Events April 18 2017, 0 Comments

Estes Park Mountain Festival celebrates Arbor Day, Earth Day and Mountain Culture

An Estes Park Centennial signature event and community birthday party

The community is encouraged to gather at the second annual Mountain Festival April 28 and 29 to celebrate Estes Park's Centennial, as well as Earth Day, Arbor Day and our unique Mountain Culture. The event is free to the public and takes place at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way. More than 50 local organizations and individuals will participate, supporting land stewardship, history and cultural heritage of the Estes Valley.

Friday's activities take place at the Events Complex from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include educational programs on outdoor education and careers, rock climbing, local history and historical characters. Entertainment will include movie screenings and music including nature-themed music, the Estes Park School District choirs, Estes Park first grade choir, and the Ballad of Joel Estes/Michael Estes Dixon. Mayor Todd Jirsa will read an Arbor Day proclamation and Centennial proclamation at approximately 2:15 p.m.

For a complete schedule of activities, please visit www.facebook.com/EPMountainFestival

Saturday's Mountain Festival activities take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Events Complex. Educational programs continue with the addition of tiny house living, Estes Thrives, avalanche safety and Longs Peak Preventative Search and Rescue. Live music continues Saturday, with Cousin Estes, Ran off the Rooster, Chain Station, as well as lots of family fun including games, interactive animal barn, food trucks, local craft breweries and more. The centerpiece of the afternoon will be an Estes Park Centennial birthday celebration complete with cake at approximately 4 p.m.

Mountain Festival primary sponsors are the Estes Park School District, the Town of Estes Park and its Parks Advisory Board, the Centennial Celebration Team and the Estes Park Environmental Center. 

Get involved in Estes Park's Centennial, make a secure donation to the Knoll-Willows legacy project and view the list of donors, merchants and event details at www.estespark100.com. For more information, email the Centennial Celebration Team at estespark100@estes.org.