Estes Park Elk Fest 2023 – CO
September 30 - October 1
Elk Fest is produced by the Town of Estes Park to celebrate all things elk.
Celebrate Estes Park’s resident elk at Estes Park Elk Fest®, a family-friendly festival in Bond Park (170 MacGregor Ave). Enjoy vendors, live music, food trucks, bugling contests, performances and more!
The festival coincides with the famous elk rut, or elk mating season. Wild elk are often easily seen in town and in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember elk are wild animals. Always keep a safe distance, especially from the males (bulls), which can be aggressive as they defend their females (cows) from other bulls at this time of year. Give them room – use your zoom!
RUT RUN 5K
Kick start the weekend with a 5K (3.1mi) race that offers a short and scenic tour of fall colors, grand views and possible Elk encounters (from a safe distance).
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Location: Starts and ends at Bond Park in downtown Estes Park
ELK-THEMED DEALS & DISCOUNTS
Beyond the festival, enjoy themed specials from nearby businesses.