July Centennial Events

Year-round Activities

RMNP Centennial Ranger Programs
These FREE talks, walks, and evening programs with a ranger are offered throughout the year and celebrate the wilderness, wildlife, and wonder of our Centennial. Please consult our park newspaper or our ranger programs page to see what is being offered during your visit.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Centennial Seminar Series
Beginning in the Fall of 2014 and running through the end of 2015, the non-profit partner of RMNP, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, will be offering full, half, and multi-day field classes through the RMC-Field Institute program to celebrate the Centennial. Visit www.rmconservancy.org and click on the "learn with us" tab to find out more about these classes.

Celebrate our Centennial with the Colorado Mountain Club (Starting September 2014)
The Colorado Mountain Club was instrumental in the formation of Rocky Mountain National Park 100 years ago. Original members participated in a 1914 pack trip organized to give Arapaho names to area peaks and features in an effort to help persuade Congree to establish Rocky Mountain National Park. James Grafton Rodgers, who began lobbying for designation as a national park in 1907, became the first president of the Colorado Mountain Club in 1912. Click here for details.

  • Climbs, Hikes, and Snowshoes of 100 of the 125 Named Peaks in the Park
  • 100 Mile Hike Combo
  • Wildflower Hikes led by Colorado Native Plant Masters

YMCA of the Rockies Centennial Hikes (Starting September 2014)
The
YMCA of the Rockies has been leading educational excursions into Rocky Mountain National Park since the park's creation in 1915. Come enjoy the beauty and backcountry of the park with one of their talented hike-leaders. Fees: Free for YMCA guests, $20 day pass required for non-YMCA guests. Click here for details.

Climb On! - an exhibit (September 26, 2014 - October 4, 2015)
Join us at the Estes Park Museum (200 Fourth Street, Estes Park) and experience the vertical side of Estes Park, home to some of the nation's most spectacular rock climbing. Granite boulders, sub-alpine crags, and high mountain walls make the Estes valley and surrounding high peaks a world class training ground for elite and amateur climbers alike. Learn about ascending rocky terrain and how individuals pioneered local routes that pushed the limits of gravity. 10am - 5pm daily. Free admission.

Grand Lake Chamber and Visitor Center 100th Anniversary Activities (Starting September 2014)
Starting in September 2014 and continuing through September 2015, the Grand Lake Chamber and Visitor Center will be offering activities for all ages.

  • 100th Anniversary Children's Coloring Map (with Crayon Pack): Young visitors will enjoy this way to explore the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and learn unique details of the park's history.
  • Grand Lake "Then and Now" Walking Tour: This self-guided walking tour starts at the Grand Lake Chamber and Visitor Center and highlights many of the locations that RMNP visitors have enjoyed throughout the years. Visitors will find, in store fronts, photographic examples of Grand Lake's tourist destinations - then and now.

Across the Divide Geo-Tour, a Centennial GeoAdventure
Looking for a new, fun way to spend the day in Estes Park, Grand Lake, and Rocky Mountain National Park? Starting March 1, come experience this FREE Family Fun GPS treasure hunt! 50 Geocaches (EarthCaches, virtual caches, and traditional caches) in Estes Park, Grand Lake, and RMNP relating to the Wilderness, Wildlife, Wonder and RMNP's Centennial history take you from town to town and across the Continental Divide (when Trail Ridge Road is open). Whether you are new to geo-caching or are a geo-caching expert, this tour is a fun and challenging adventure for the whole family. Find 10, 35, or 50 geocaches and earn different souvenir commemorative coins. Find out more at the Grand Lake or Estes Park Visitor Centers, the Across the Divide GeoTour Facebook page, or cut and past the following website into your browser: www.geocaching.com/play/geotours/across-the-divide.

Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder Art Show and Centennial and RMNP Information at The Old Gallery
Visitors traveling into the RMNP area of the Peak to Peak Highway (Rt. 7) can stop at The Old Gallery (14862 Peak to Peak Highway, Allenspark, CO) for park information and promotional materials. Art created by local artists will feature the area's Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder and will be on display for the Celebration year.

 
July 2015 Centennial Events
Today - July 31, 2015 Registration for Vacation Races' Rocky Mountain Half Marathon
Location: Estes Park, CO
Details:
Register with Vacation Races for this beautiful half marathon in the Town of Estes Park. Event though the course is entirely outside the park, the entire run has spectacular views of Longs Peak, the Continental Divide, and local features to inspires you as you run. To find out more informatino or to register visit www.therockymountainhalf.com
Today - September 1, 2015 Registration for Vacation Races' 100th Anniversary Virtual Race - 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon
Location: ANYWHERE!
Details: Register with Vacation Races for this run virtual race. What is a virtual race? A virtual race sets the distance and the day, and you get to pick the location. Pick your distance (5K, 10K, or Half Marathon), register, run that distance between September 1-7, log your time and race conditions on the website, and receive a race t-shirt, race medal, and fun prizes. Celebrate our Centennial whereever you are by running with us! For more details or to register, visit www.therockymountainhalf.com/rocky-mountain-100th-anniversary-virtual-race/
March 21 - September 4 We Love RMNP Centennial Exhibit
Location:
History Colorado
Details: This exhibit explores the many ways that people have connected with the landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park! Come see how your experiences fit into the history of how we love RMNP!
May 23, 2015 - September 4, 2015

Kauffman House Museum Centennial Exhibit
Location: Kauffman House Museum, 407 Pitkin St., Grand Lake, CO
Details: This exhibit highlights the history of the development of the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and the related changes in Grand Lake. Come browse historic narratives, memoirs, photographs, and artifacts that will take you back up to 100 years!

June 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Hot Sulphur Creative Arts Council Celebration of RMNP
Location:
Hot Sulphur Springs Town Hall, 513 Aspen St, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Details: The Creative Arts Council celebrates the 100th Anniversary of RMNP by hosting a Historic Arts Show featuring photography of RMNP from local artists.

June 6 - July 27, 2015

Celebrating Rocky Invitational Art Show
Location: Cultural Arts Council Gallery (423 W. Elkhorn Ave.), Estes Park, CO
Details: This invitational show highlights the work of former Arts for the Parks Top 100 artists and area artists who have participated in wildlife and landscape art shows. New work celebrating RMNP's past and present will also be displayed.

July 1, 2015 Centennial Artist in Residence Program Presents: Through an Artist's Eyes
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details:
Discover the many ways that nature inspires art in these weekly presentations by one of the park's Artists in Residence. See the artist's work and discover how their residency in the park is influencing their art. This week's program features percussionist, composer, improviser, and educator Cory Hills. Cory's ability to translate park stories into music is a program not to be missed!
July 2, 2015 Centennial Science Behind the Scenery
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: This series highlights scientific activity and learning in the park as it relates to the 100th Anniversary. Each week a different scientist conducting research in the park will share their experiences and discoveries. Here are each week's topics.
July 3, 2015 Wild Inspirations
Time:
5-8pm
Location: Aspen and
Evergreen Gallery, 356 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO
Details: Art and artists throughout American history have discovered inspiration from wild places and played important roles informing the public about the wonders of lands now forever protected by law. Come meet local artists at this event and hear one or more speak briefly about how Rocky Mountain National Park inspires their art. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and live music! A percentage of all sales will go to benefit the park. See you there!
July 4, 2015 Wilderness, Wildlife, Wonder - A Local Art Commemoration
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: The Old Gallery, 14863 Peak to Peak Highway, Allenspark, CO
Details: This event will feature art demos, a meet and greet with the artists, refreshments, and free children's art projects. There will also be historical displays, a scanvenger hunt, and tours of the newly remodeled Old Gallery. The Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder art show will be on display for the entire celebration.
July 4, 2015

Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder Independence Day Parade
Time:
11am
Location: Mainstreet in Granby, CO
Details: Join in the fun at this Centennial themed Independence Day Parade in Granby, followed by a party in park!

July 4, 2015

Saturday Night in the Park - Celebrating the Centennial
Time: 7pm
Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Details: Join a special speaker in the auditorium every Saturday night to hear a new perspective on the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. This week features Dave Lively presenting "What's in a Name?" Is it the Haquihana Valley, the Coyote Valley, the Colorado River Valley, the Valley of the Coyote, the Wolf Valley, or the Kawuneeche Valley? Was Mt. Richthofen named after the WW1 flying ace? Where is Still-Water Lake? Explore how the names in the park have changed or remained the same as cultures have traversed the area.

July 6,
2015
Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo Parade
Time: 10:30am
Location: Downtown Estes Park
Details: This colorful entourage and kick-off to a week of rodeo festivities is themed: Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder.
July 6-12,
2015
Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo
Location: Stanley Park Fairgrounds
Details: The theme for this year's Rooftop Rodeo is Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary! Tuesday night is RMNP night at the rodeo celebrating the Centennial! Each night, guests will experience thrilling Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women's Professional Barrel Racing events. For younger cowpokes, the rodeo features a crowd-pleasing mutton bustin' competition. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, there is a "cash catch" for those 8-12 years of age.
July 8, 2015 Centennial Artist in Residence Program Presents: Through an Artist's Eyes
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details:
Discover the many ways that nature inspires art in these weekly presentations by one of the park's Artists in Residence. See the artist's work and discover how their residency in the park is influencing their art. This week's program features with percussionist, composer, improviser, and educator Cory Hills. Cory's ability to translate park stories into music is a program not to be missed!
July 9, 2015 Centennial Science Behind the Scenery
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: This series highlights scientific activity and learning in the park as it relates to the 100th Anniversary. Each week a different scientist conducting research in the park will share their experiences and discoveries.
Here are each week's topics.
July 9, 2015 Rocky Mountain Conservancy Seminar: Centennial Celebration Series
Living History Tales of the West - Enos Mills
Time:
7:30-9:00 pm
Details: $10/person. People from the past come to life in this presentation about the history and adventures of several past residents and visitors to the Estes Valley. Join these characters as they recount tales of humor, exploration, and danger; learn what life was like for them during their stay here in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows after the program. For his tireless efforts, Enos Mills (1870-1922) is remembered as the father of Rocky Mountain National Park. Hear the dramatic story of Enos Mills in this first-person narrative evoking a time when grizzlies and wolves still roamed Colorado and a national park was an elusive dream. Visit
http://rmconservancy.org/event_cat/centennial-celebration-series/ for more details or to register.
July 11, 2015

Junior Ranger Songs: A Concert for Kids
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: Junior Ranger Headquarters, Hidden Valley, RMNP
Details: Come join us for this special concert for kids! Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award and National Parenting Publications Awards Silver winner, Ranger Jeff Wolin's songs bring our national parks to you through music! Explore and learn about the many different parks with these fun sing along songs.

July 11, 2015 Trail Ridge Road: Highway to the Sky
Time: 3-4:30pm
Location: Estes Park Museum (200 Fourth Street, Estes Park, CO)
Details: Constructed from 1929-1932 and opened to tourists and drivers the following year, Trail Ridge Road earned immediate inclusion among the scenic wonders of the world. The new path through the park followed the ancient trail across Tombstone Ridge and offered visitors breathtaking views and a privileged glance at unique ecosystems. Today, Trail Ridge Road endures as a truly otherworldly place. It is the country's highest continuous paved road, peaking at over twelve thousand feet and running forty-eight miles. Join author Amy Law on a tour across the Continental Divide and through the history of Colorado's famous by-way. Also, what was it like for the workers who built Trail Ridge Road? This program will include a presentation by Allan Northcutt whose father, Curtis, was employed by the Lawler Construction Company on the western half of the project. His father's stories and photographs detail how the road crews felt lucky to have a job on such an historic project during the Great Depression.
Program is free, no reservations required to attend. Visit www.estes.org/museumevents or call 970-577-3762 for more information.
July 11, 2015 Centennial Speaker Series: Jim Disney
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: Jim Disney is a mountaineer and artist that has been visiting Rocky Mountain National Park for decades. Come experience the inspiration that has allowed Jim to create his beautiful works of art featuring Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding Wilderness - including how he created the official poster of the Centennial. Jim will be on hand to sign posters after this talk.
July 11-12, 2015 The Wonder of Local Crafts: A 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park Craft Fair Series
Location:
Town Square Park, Grand Lake, CO
Details: Join us for the Grand Lake Chamber's Arts and Crafts Festivals throughout the summer of 2015! Browse various local and national wares in the scenic beauty of Grand Lake's Town Square Park on Grand Avenue.
July 11, 2015

Saturday Night in the Park - Celebrating the Centennial
Time: 7pm
Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Details: Join a special speaker in the auditorium every Saturday night to hear a new perspective on the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. Join a special speaker in the auditorium every Saturday night to hear a new perspective on the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. What has a bulbous nose, long legs, big ears, wide feet, and headgear that would work as a giant hat rack? A moose, of course! From a human perspective, this ungainly-looking animal invites jokes. Come learn how these magnificent animals live and what to do if you meet one of them face to face. Presented by Kirk Oldham, Terrestrial Biologist for Colorado Dept. of Parks and Wildlife.

July 12,
2015
Grand Lake Yacht Celebrates RMNP Centennial
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Grand Lake Yacht Club
Details: Enjoy an Ice Cream Social at 1915 prices, five cents a scoop. Take a tour of the 102 year-old yacht club or participate in the horseshoe tournament.
July 15, 2015 Centennial Artist in Residence Program Presents: Through an Artist's Eyes
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details:
Discover the many ways that nature inspires art in these weekly presentations by one of the park's Artists in Residence. See the artist's work and discover how their residency in the park is influencing their art. During the Centennial year, Artist in Residence participants will represent the past, present, and future of the program. This week's program features the illustrations and visual arts of Lori Discoe.
July 16, 17, 18, 2015 Centennial Night Sky Festival
Time:
Click here for the schedule of events
Location: throughout the park
Details: The night sky has seen many changes over the past 100 years, yet it's beauty has remained the same. During this 3 day event, special night sky programs and speakers will be offered throughout the park, and solar viewing and family activities will be available at the Moraine Park Discovery Center during the day.
July 16, 2015 Centennial Science Behind the Scenery
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: This series highlights scientific activity and learning in the park as it relates to the 100th Anniversary. Each week a different scientist conducting research in the park will share their experiences and discoveries.
Here are each week's topics.
July 16, 2015 Rocky Mountain Conservancy Seminar: Centennial Celebration Series
Living History Tales of the West - F.O. Stanley
Time:
7:30-9:00 pm
Details: $10.
People from the past come to life in this presentation about the history and adventures of several past residents and visitors to the Estes Valley. Join these characters as they recount tales of humor, exploration, and danger; learn what life was like for them during their stay here in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows after the program. F.O. Stanley was a visionary spirit who paved the way for future generations to share his joy of discovery in the Rocky Mountains. He provided financial support and encouragement to Enos Mills in the establishment of RMNP. He is also known for building the Stanley Hotel and bringing elk back to RMNP. For more details or to register, visit
http://rmconservancy.org/event_cat/centennial-celebration-series/
July 18, 2015 Celebrate World Listening Day!
The Sounds of Silence - a Celebration of the Ban on Commercial Air Tours Over RMNP
Time:
Natural Sounds Activities 10-4pm, Program 1-2pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Plaza and Auditorium
Details: World Listening Day celebrates natural sounds all over the world! From 10-4, come join in on fun activities to help you discover the beauty of natural sound. There will be crafts, interactive games, and natural sound scavenger hunt! At 1pm, come hear the story of how, in 1998, the League of Women Voters organized a letter writing and phone call campaign to garner support from Congress to ban commercial overflights over Rocky Mountain National Park and "Banned the Buzz!"
July 18, 2015

Saturday Night in the Park - Bob Flame: Rocky Mountain Ranger
Time:
7pm
Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: In the early 1930s, RMNP's first Ranger Naturalist was also an author. Many of his true adventures were creatively captured through a mythical character in his book, "Bob Flame - Rocky Mountain Ranger." Come relive these tales of adventure in a lively presentation by his daughter and, who knows, maybe Bob Flame himself will make an appearance.

July 18, 2015 Rocky Mountain Centennial 5K Run
Time:
8:30am race start
Location: Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center, 1130 County Rd 84 W, Allenspark, CO 80510
Details: This family friendly 5K run is not in Rocky Mountain National Park, but highlights the scenery in the Wild Basin area. This fun run will teach you about the history of the park as you run along! Registration (in person) is at 7:30am at the Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center. Online registration will be available soon. Start location will be in front of the Lodge. Please park in the Wild Basin Lodge parking lot. The course route will be part trail (on Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center property) and on County Road 84. Awards will be at 9:45am. Post-Race festivities will be held at the Wild Basin Lodge from 8:45-10:30am. All abilities are welcome!
July 18, 2015 Connecting to Rocky Mountain National Park's Wilderness through Geology
Time: 6:30am - 1pm
Details: This hike, led by local geologist Connor Newman, explores the geological history of the park and how the geology has led to the beautiful landscape we have celebrated for 100 years. This strenuous hike ascends 2,150' to the Andrews Tarn which lies at the base of the Andrews Glacier, one of Rocky Mountain National Park's largest, most active, and most accessible glaciers. Learn about the glacial history of the park and the different rocks that make up the mountains as you hike up to this beautiful spot. For registration information, click here.
July 18-19, 2015 Grand Lake's Historic Buffalo Barbecue Days - Celebrating 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park
Time:
Throughout the day
Location: downtown Grand Lake, CO
Details: Come to beautiful Grand Lake, Colorado for a full weekend of fun with a craft fair, the Buffalo 5K, a pancake breakfast on Saturday, and activities throughout the day! Enjoy live music, a stunning view, refreshments, and, of course, Barbecue! The Buffalo Barbecue parade is Sunday at 1pm down Grand Ave. Visit the calendar on grandlakechamber.com for more details about this great Grand Lake tradition!
July 19, 2015 Rocky Mountain Conservancy Seminar: Centennial Celebration Series
Native Americans and the Wickiups of Rocky Mountain National Park
Details: $70, Limited to 14 participants.
The first residents of the Rocky Mountains, the highly mobile Ute and Arapaho Indians, built shelters for themselves called "wikiups", conical wooden structures like small tipis. These expedient shelters primarily were sleeping places, rather than full time residences. A number of these fragile features can still be found in RMNP and elsewhere in Colorado. Spend the morning in the classroom learning about wickiups and the people who made them. In the afternoon, the class will go outdoors and build one of their own replica wickiups. For more details or to register, visit
http://rmconservancy.org/event_cat/centennial-celebration-series/
July 20, 2015 Rocky Mountain Conservancy Seminar: Centennial Celebration Series
Enos Mills' Wildlife: Then & Now
Details:
$70, Limited to 14 participants.
Enos Mills was known for many accomplishments, but one of his biggest contributions was his observation of wildlife in the Rocky Mountain region. This seminar will explore the park, looking at the changes the park has faced since Enos's time including: the extirpation of wolves and grizzly bears, the reintroduction of elk and their impact of the past 100 years, and bighorn sheep population declines. Then we'll share the stories of mountain bluebirds, pikas, and other animals that graced the pages of his works, including one of his favorites, the beaver. For more details or to register, visit http://rmconservancy.org/event_cat/centennial-celebration-series/
July 22, 2015 Centennial Artist in Residence Program Presents: Through an Artist's Eyes
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details:
Discover the many ways that nature inspires art in these weekly presentations by one of the park's Artists in Residence. See the artist's work and discover how their residency in the park is influencing their art. During the Centennial year, Artist in Residence participants will represent the past, present, and future of the program. This week's program features the illustrations and visual arts of Lori Discoe.
July 23, 2015 Centennial Science Behind the Scenery
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: This series highlights scientific activity and learning in the park as it relates to the 100th Anniversary. Each week a different scientist conducting research in the park will share their experiences and discoveries. Here are each week's topics.
July 24, 2015

West Side Story
Time:
7:30pm

Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: Enhance your knowledge of the West Side of the park from the beginning. Who was in the Kawuneeche Valley before 1915? How were lives changed after Rocky was established? Did everyone accept the new national park idea? Why wasn't the Kawuneeche Valley part of the United States? How does part of the Colorado River flow the wrong way? Hear how people have played a part in developing Rocky into a land of Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder. Join your guide, Dave Lively, as he leads you through the West Side Story of Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 24-26, 2015 Youth Conservation Corps Reunion
Location: Timber Creek Campground
Details:
From 1976 - 1983, hundreds of youths ages 15 - 18 participated in a residential work program at Camp Kawuneeche and Camp Eagle Cliff and performed invaluable work projects. While the program was scaled back in 1984, the significance of the work undertaken, as well as the environmental education and recreation experiences, were a life changing event for those who were given the opportunity to be a part of the YCC. The 100th Anniversary is an appropriate time to recognize and celebrate the value of the many young people who were committed to making Rocky Mountain National Park the treasure it continues to be today. This reunion will bring YCC members back together and provide opportunities to share experiences and stories. All interested parties must find there own lodging or camping sites. For more information please email Michael Gacnik at magacnik@gmail.com or visit www.rockyycc.com. You can also visit YCC Reunion 2015 page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yccreunion2015).

July 25 - August 30, 2015 People in the Park Exhibit
Location:
Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
Details: This exhibition will explore ways in which artists perceive visitor use of Rocky Mountain National Park. Goals of this exhibit are to artistically define the extent of human impact upon natural resources, record the positive value of a wilderness experience, and survey ways in which the Artist-in-Residence program provides artists with a unique, inner perspective on potential use and long term intent of park access. Artists in this exhibit will have participated in the park as Artists-in-Residence and the work will be on loan from the RMNP collection, including painting, photography, video, poetry, and performance.
July 25 - November 28, 2015 Jim Disney: Rocky Mountain Vision
Location: Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
Details: Jim Disney is a Loveland resident and also an avid outdoorsman who spends much of his time in Rocky Mountain National Park. His love for wildlife, the outdoors, and the Colorado mountains are evident in his paintings and artwork. Jim was commissioned to design the commemorative poster for the RMNP Centennial Celebration. This exhibit will feature Jim's art work, as well as a lecture/talk/tour by the artist.
July 25, 2015 Connecting to Rocky Mountain National Park's Wilderness through Geology
Time: 6:30am - 1pm
Details: This hike, led by local geologist Connor Newman, explores the geological history of the park and how the geology has led to the beautiful landscape we have celebrated for 100 years. This strenuous hike ascends 2,150' to the Andrews Tarn which lies at the base of the Andrews Glacier, one of Rocky Mountain National Park's largest, most active, and most accessible glaciers. Learn about the glacial history of the park and the different rocks that make up the mountains as you hike up to this beautiful spot. For registration information, click here.

July 25, 2015 Centennial Concert with Brad Fitch
Time:
7pm
Location: Performance Park, Estes Park, CO
Details: Thiscelebratory concert is FREE and open to the public and features music about Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains. This concert will include a variety of original and cover songs with selections from Brad's latest album, "Rocky", which celebrates RMNP's Centennal. Come out and join the fun!

July 25, 2015

Saturday Night in the Park - Celebrating the Centennial
Time: 7pm
Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Details: Join a special speaker in the auditorium every Saturday night to hear a new perspective on the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 27, 2015

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Seminar: Centennial Celebration Series
Rocky Mountain National Park: A Centennial History - THIS CLASS IS FULL
Details: $50, Limited to 14 participants
Beginning with a discussion of the "national park idea" and the strenuous six-year-long campaign to create Rocky Mountain National Park, this seminar will spend the day in the field visting the sites and places associated with the themes that have shaped the Park's first century: early farming and ranching; the great lodges and resorts; in-holdings and famous summer visitors; the building of Old Fall River Road and Trail Ridge Road; the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Great Depression; and Mission 66. The seminar will also visit many of the historic places in the park with historic photographs to contrast between "then" and "now". For more details or to register visit
http://rmconservancy.org/event_cat/centennial-celebration-series/

July 29, 2015 Centennial Artist in Residence Program Presents: Through an Artist's Eyes
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: Discover the many ways that nature inspires art in these weekly presentations by one of the park's Artists in Residence. See the artist's work and discover how their residency in the park is influencing their art. During the Centennial year, Artist in Residence participants will represent the past, present, and future of the program. This week's program features the photography of Ben Panter.
July 30, 2015 Centennial Science Behind the Scenery
Time:
7:30pm
Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
Details: This series highlights scientific activity and learning in the park as it relates to the 100th Anniversary. Each week a different scientist conducting research in the park will share their experiences and discoveries. Here are each week's topics.
July 30, 2015 Opening Reception for People in the Park Exhibit
Time:
5-8pm
Location: Loveland Museum/Gallery
Details: This opening event will be held outdoors at the Museum and will feature live and recorded music, lectures, food booths, vendor booths, and hopefully a show by the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Free event (except for booths).


Last updated: July 2, 2015

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