May is an exciting month in Estes Park because of Mother'sDay, the Jazz Fest and Art Walk. Surprise your mother with a stay at the Anniversary Inn. Let her know how much you appreciate her and pamper her with a weekend away, massage, hiking and shopping. If she loves Jazz bring her May 19-20 for the Estes Park Jazz Fest and Art Walk. It has represented the beginning of the outdoor music season for the past couple of decades. It returns with free performances including drummer Louis Hayes, who will appear just a week before his 75th birthday. Hayes played with Cannonball Adderley and Oscar Peterson's popular bands in the 60's, and he's remained a signigicant force in Jazz. Flutist Dave Valentine will headline the second day. He is on of the biggest jazz names on his instrument. The rest of schedule is filled with a host of regional acts, and it all takes place at Performance Park outdoor amphitheatre.
If your mother is more of an animal lover, the elk and deer are calving this month. There are already warning signs up around Lake Estes and at the Municipal Golf Course to keep people at a safe distance from the elk and deer giving birth. Labor and delivery makes all mothers cranky and prone to lashing out. Hope to see you . Living the Dream, Roger and Karin Steers Your Estes Park Bed and Breakfast Hosts