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February Fun in Steamboat Springs 

No matter what the month is our Steamboat Springs event calendar always seems full. But February is a special time in Steamboat Springs because of the plentiful happenings and unique celebrations that ring the second half of our winter season.

Below we’ve highlighted several February events big and small, for all levels of interest and adventure, for families and for friends. Read carefully as we point you in the right direction for endless February fun. 

First Friday Art Walk – Fri. Feb. 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Start the month off right with a leisurely, self-guided approach to downtown Steamboat Springs and discover the art that YOU want to see, while engulfed in the culture and community.

A multitude of downtown Steamboat Springs galleries, shops, and other businesses participate in the First Friday Art Walk, offering artists local and abroad opportunities to showcase their work to the masses.

Many of the participating establishments offer refreshments along with additional happenings like games, live performances, and group discussions.

Downtown Steamboat
 


Winter Carnival – Wed. Feb. 7th to 11th

Come one come all for some of the most spectacular events of the new year. For the 105th consecutive year, the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival returns to the Yampa Valley for the winters most cherished activities. Most Winter Carnival events are free and open to the public for viewing such as crowd favorites such as the Night Extravaganza featuring the “Lighted-Man” with one of the largest firework shows in North America or the famous noon street events where participants race down snow-covered Lincoln Avenue in a variety of ways. 

Sunny winter day
Show your support for the Winter Carnival and host sponsor the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club by purchasing the commemorative button ($10) at one of 30 participating local businesses for registration access to many of the weeks offerings.

Events range from family friendly to late night parties but know that some have additional fees associated or require the Winter Carnival commemorative button.

See our detailed outline below for a full Winter Carnival schedule.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
5:30 P.M. | OPENING CEREMONIES
6:00 – 8:00 P.M. | SPEED AND FLIGHT NIGHT SKI JUMPING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
5:00 P.M. | CROSS-COUNTRY OBSTACLE RACE
5:30 – 6:30 P.M. | PARENT-CHILD DUALS
5:00 – 6:00 P.M. | AIR BAG JAM SESSION
5:00 – 6:00 P.M. | POWDER TOOLS MID-WINTER TERRAIN PARK JAM SESSION
5:30 – 7:00 P.M. | OPEN SKI JUMPING
6:00 – 9:00 P.M. | S’MORE FAMILY FUN PARTY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
10:00 A.M. | CHRISTY SPORTS SODA POP SLALOM
1:30 – 3:00 P.M. | SKI JUMPING JAMBOREE
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | SNOW SCULPTURE JUDGING
4:00 – 6:00 P.M. | NORDIC JUMPING EXHIBITION
6:00 – 7:00 P.M. | AMATEUR SKI JUMPING
6:00 – 8:00 P.M. | WHEELS BIKE SHOP DUAL SLALOM BICYCLE RACE
7:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. | TITO’S MOUNTAIN SOIREE PARTY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
8:00 – 11:00 A.M. | KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
8:00 A.M. | 100-METER NORDIC SPRINT
9:00 A.M. | NOON STREET EVENTS
1:00 P.M. | PRO ALPINE SKI JUMPING QUALIFICATIONS
6:15 – 6:45 P.M. | SSWSC ATHLETE EXHIBITION
7:00 P.M. | NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
9:00 | NOON STREET EVENTS
11:30 A.M. AFTER STREET EVENTS |  DIAMOND HITCH PARADE
1:00 P.M. | PRO ALPINE SKI JUMPING FINALS

Ski Free Sundays at Howelsen Hill – every Sun. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Frightened at the costs of participating in winter sports? Someone once said skiing is the only sport that costs you an arm and a leg to lose an arm and a leg.

We all agree the costs can be a burden, but February is your chance to discover something new. At Howelsen Hill, the oldest operating ski resort in North America, you don’t have to sacrifice anything because the activities are free every Sunday until March 11th. Ski free Sundays include a complimentary lift and Nordic access for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, snowshoeing and fat biking to everyone!

Since 1915, Howelsen Hill has helped shape successful futures and provided an outlet to participate for generations in the Yampa Valley.

By opening up its doors every Sunday, Howelsen Hill continues to honor the tradition that surrounds this historic ski area; a love for the outdoors and winter sports as a whole.


Steamboat Mardi Gras – Sat. Feb. 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Mardi Gras festivities at Steamboat Resort kick off with face-painters set up in Gondola Square starting at 11:00 a.m. complete with eccentric street performers arriving at 1:30 p.m. just in time for the start of Bear River Bar & Grills Cajun Barbeque and Crawfish Boil. Drink specials provided by Bear River Bar & Grill and Bud Light.

At 3:30 p.m. the guests of honor Brother Joscephus and The Love Revival Revolution take the stage to spark movement back into your hips through funky, unique, soul-inspired New Orleans music.


Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series – Sat. Feb. 10th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Join Brother Joscephus and The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square for an afternoon of one-of-a-kind New Orleans party music.

Being the first winter performance as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat concert series, be prepared for an epic experience.

Arrive early to secure a comfortable seat on Bear River Bar & Grills patio or just mingle while you enjoy that righteous, family friendly soul music. Cold refreshments supplied by Bud Light.


 Winter Film Series – Tuesday, Feb. 13th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This free event presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum returns to the famous Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs for an impactful hour. The Winter Film Series presents a different vintage film each month highlighting incredible tales of the trials and tribulations surrounding our prized Yampa Valley.

February’s film “I Never Looked Back: The Buddy Werner Story” introduces the legendary local alpine ski racer Buddy Werner and his journey to become the most accomplished American skier in the history of the sport. Expect never before seen angles of Steamboat Springs, international destinations and the good ole days of skiing.

Steamboat Springs theater

Torch Light Parade – Wed. Feb. 14th starting at 7:00 p.m.

Watch as the Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School dances down the face of the mountain in parade fashion for a Valentines Day light show followed by an over the top fireworks show as the icing on the cake.

Show up early for a chance at the best seats in the house along the gas fireplace in front of the Sheridan Ski & Sport.


Winter Wonder Grass – From 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fri. Feb. 23rd to Sun. 25th.
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Back by popular demand, the Winter Wonder Grass music festival returns to Steamboat Springs for three days authentic bluegrass jams and crispy Colorado craft brew. The stage appropriately set in front of the perfect backdrop, snowy Steamboat Resort concertgoers from around the country flock for the jubilee of the season. 

Attendees can expect over 20 craft breweries local to Colorado, 25 renowned bluegrass bands, and other family friendly geared events. 

WinterWonderGrass Music Festival

Looking for a place to rest easy after a day full of play?

Take a peek at Steamboat lodging with locations on the mountain and Downtown Steamboat Springs.

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