What do you do when you combine Arbor Day, Earth Day, and Mountain Culture?
1st Annual Estes Park Mountain Festival
Estes Park, CO
April 29th, 2016 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Estes Park Events Complex
The Estes Park Mountain Festival is a celebration of Estes Park's natural resources, heritage and obligation to be responsible stewards of our land. Combining Arbor Day and Earth Day with a celebration of our cultural heritage, the Estes Park Mountain Festival looks to celebrate how important it is for us to continue to be responsible stewards of our land, as well as celebrate who we are as a unique mountain community in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park has been base camp for daring outdoor adventurers in the majestic Rocky Mountains for many centuries now. About 10,000 years ago, the Estes Valley attracted the Native American tribes of the Ute and Arapahoe, whose families summered in the Estes Park area and wintered in the Middle Park region south of Grand Lake.
Around the year 1800, adventurers from the East began arriving, and one of the first organized explorations to see the Rockies was led by Major Stephen H. Long in 1820. These "mountain men" came in search of beaver pelts, bear skins and adventure.
As a modern community, we have settled in the Estes Valley for many of the same reasons as our predecessors- because of its magnificent beauty. To this day, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado have a draw unlike any other.
What are the goals of the Estes Park Mountain Festival?
- Educate future generations about the importance of responsible land stewardship
- Celebrate our cultural heritage in the Estes Valley
- Share our passion for the Rocky Mountains
How can you help?
We are looking for groups and organizations that would like to be a part of this community celebration of who we are as stewards of the Estes Valley. Please let us know if you have something that can contribute in a way that aligns with the mission of celebrating our land, our people, and our heritage.
Please feel free to reach out to the festival coordinator, John Bryant at John_Bryant@eEstesSchools.org.