This Friday, May 3rd the Town of Estes Park and Estes Park School District will host the Estes Park Mountain Festival! The Mountain Festival will provide an opportunity for Estes Park students and local community members of all ages to celebrate arbor day, earth day, and our local mountain heritage. The all-day event will be at the Estes Park Event Center and Pavilion from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a full schedule of activities and events throughout the day!
Over the course of the day, the Mountain Festival will showcase local organizations, agencies, and community groups focused on land stewardship, the great outdoors, health and wellness, and Estes Park culture. All educational booths will showcase our mountain heritage through interactive activities and informational resources. Alongside these booths, all-day activities will include an archery range (3rd grade and older) with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, fire truck demos with local fire departments, live animals, a book swap through the Estes Valley Library, a strider bike course with the Estes Park Mountain Shop, historical representations of F.O. and Flora Stanley, and more!
Additionally, the Mountain Fest will feature a number of scheduled events for attendees. All attendees are invited to learn how to fly-fish (8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), enjoy a kid-delighted performance by Jeff and Paige (10-11 a.m.), listen to musical showcases by local first grade students (11:30-11:45 a.m.) and the High School Jazz Band (9:30-10 a.m.), view birds of prey with HawkQuest (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), watch the high school’s Cardboard Boat races (1-3 p.m.), and attend the Mayoral Proclamation at 10:10 a.m.
Estes Park 4th grade students and select middle school classes will enjoy special activities during the day, as well. The Mountain Festival will host a living history performance on fur-trapping and mountain man culture by Iron Thumb (4th Grade) and a pop-up planetarium presentation from University of Colorado (select middle school classes).
Whether you want to learn about Estes Park culture, develop your outdoor skills, engage with local organizations, or participate in fun-filled activities, the Mountain Festival has something for you! Full schedule and more information can be found on the Estes Park Mountain Festival Facebook pages, www.facebook.com/EPMountainFestival.