Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer Festival, Comedy and Adventure in Estes July 20-21

  The Estes Park Summer Festival, Concerts throughout the City, and Silent Movie Comedy Show are but a few of the events coming up next weekend  The Summer Festival offers something for everyone.  This year the Historic Park Theatre is hosting a comedy show. The usual hiking, bird walks, and animal sightings are year round people pleasures in Rocky Mountain National Park
    The Summer Festival is in Bond Park it offers local bands, food, beer and wine tasting, dancing, craft vendors, games, activities, and a bouncy castle.  There is different entertainment scheduled during the three day festival so there is something to appeal to everyone.  Admission is $5 per person, ($25 for beer tasting).  It should be a lot of fun.
    There are several musical performances going on throughout Estes Park.  The Barleen Rocky Mountain Opry has a variety of shows Wednesday thru Saturday nights.  I went last year with a friend and we had a great time.  The Jug Band Bash is a free event in Performance Park, Saturday, July 21st.  The Estes Park Jug Band and the Walden Colorado Jug Band will be doing the entertaining.  There are also a variety of free performances during the week by various local entertainers.  A lot of the residents bring blankets and picnic dinners to sit on the lawn and listen to the music.
    The Silent Movie Comedy Show is being held at the Historic Park Theatre.  Hazel Baldwin will perform a piano accompaniment to silent movies.  Step back in time and experience the silent movie era.  Each day there is a selection of masterpieces of the best comedians from the silent movie era.  It is wholesome fun for the entire family.
    Last Monday, Roger and I attended the Rooftop Rodeo.  It was so much fun.  The rodeo is a warm up for many of the best professional cowboys as they prepare for Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.   It was great family fun and very entertaining.  The local Lions Club provided wonderful barbeque and chili hotdogs.  I just love the small town atmosphere.
   Yesterday, Roger and I went over Trail Ridge Road to have lunch with his sister in Grand Lake.  The scenery was breathtaking.  We spotted several herds of elk and deer.  We also saw two of the biggest and most magnificent moose grazing by the road.  What a treat.
  George the local brown bear was observed and greatly photographed by visitors.  He was swimming in the lake behind the Other Side Restaurant after helping himself to delicacies in their dumpster.
    Think about reserving your room ahead of time for the upcoming Scottish Festival September 7 and 8.  We fill up fast as it is one of the most popular festivals.

Living the Dream, Roger and Karin Steers Your Estes Park Bed and Breakfast Hosts

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