Here in Steamboat Springs, we celebrate the Fourth of July for almost a week straight.  Starting Friday, June 30th there is a myriad of activities, ranging from organized events to epic outdoor adventures, all leading up to historically one of the biggest firework shows in the State on Independence Day.  Here at Steamboat Lodging Company,  we have opulent downtown condos that put you in the epicenter of all activities and offer a front-row seat to this COLOSSAL DISPLAY 


This sought-after luxury condo is the perfect place for your 4th of July holiday. With a large private patio and grill, enjoy the Colorado sunshine, fire up the barbecue, privately witness a spectacular fireworks show, and loose your breath by the lush green Yampa Valley that surrounds you. check availability small 
Relax and enjoy this peaceful retreat in downtown Steamboat. Two bedrooms and spectacular views of Howelsen Hill will have you wishing you could stay all summer. This condo is a short walk from the enticing downtown dining scene and has the perfect layout offering the right mix of privacy and community.check availability small
This three bedroom, luxury condo at the Olympian is perfect for a few families who would like to enjoy all that the July 4th Weekend offers in Steamboat.   This residence has a bunk room for the kids, a private balcony for fireworks viewing, and complimentary access to Old Town Hot Springs.check availability small



Friday, June 30th, 2017

Pro Rodeo Series

What?      Professional rodeo series featuring bull riding, bronc riding, roping,                 steer wrestling, barrel racing, and kids’ events.

Where?    Brent Romick Arena

When?      7:30 pm, Friday, June 30th-Monday, July 3rd and 6:30 pm,                              Tuesday, July 4th

Bull Riders

How Much? Adult -$20, Children 7-15 -$10, Children 6 and under -Free

Local Suggestion: Walk the Yampa River Core Trail to work up an appetite then head to Noodles and More for excellent Sushi and Thai food.  Hint: Try the Pho with Shrimp

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Art on the Mountain

What?           Local and visiting artists display and sell their best work.

Where?         Gondola Square at Steamboat Resort Base.

When?          10 am-4 pm, July 1st-July4th.

How Much?   Free

Local Suggestion: Hit the Farmers Market downtown on 7th and Yampa Street open from 9am-2pm for delightful local organic tasting and arts and crafts produced right here in the Yampa Valley.  Local families, ski bums, and visitors alike flock to this event every Saturday during the summer.


Free Concert: Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers

What?           Free summer music event with Bruce Hornsby and the                                    Noisemakers

Where?         Howelsen Hill Amphitheater

When?          Doors open at 5 pm with an opening band, main act begins                            around 7 pm-9:15 pm

How Much?  Free

Local Suggestion:  Show up to the concert early and park on one of the streets north of Lincoln Avenue (Main Street) to get a great parking spot and easy escape when the show is through. Stroll through town and stop at Aurum for happy hour (between 4:30 and 6) and enjoy food and drink on their outdoor seating on the banks of the Yampa River. The Howelsen Hill Amphitheater is a 5-minute walk from downtown.


Enjoying a free show


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rodeo Series and Art int the park ongoing through the 4th

Ranch Rodeo

What?           Fundraiser to benefit Wrangler National Patriot Program and                          Brent Romick Arena Improvement Fund.  Teams of 3-6                                    cowboys compete in entertaining events to claim victory 

Where?         Brent Romick Arena

When?           6:30 pm

How Much?   $20 for adults, $10 for kids

Local Suggestion: Rent the latest mountain bikes at Ski Haus and head to Emerald Mountain trail system for great family, beginner-intermediate, mountain biking.   For more aggressive trail options, ask the right questions at the bike shop and they may let you in on some local favorites.

Family biking



Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Rodeo Series and Art int the park ongoing through the 4th

Ski Jumping Competition

What?            60 of the nation’s best athlete soaring and competing off the                           Olympic summer ski jumps preparing for the final competition                         on the 4th. Music and food and drink vendors will be present.

Where?          Howelsen Hill

When?           9 am

How Much?   Free

Local Suggestion: Book a guided fly fishing trip with Yampa Valley Anglers (our guests receive 10% off their trip) and fly fish on the Yampa, one of the best trout fishing rivers in Colorado.

Yampa Valley Anglers Deal


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Parade

What?           4th of July Parade and float display down Main Street

Where?         Lincoln Avenue

When?          10 am

How Much?   Free


Pioneer Day Block Party and Community Concert

What?           Free community concert, kids’ activities, free hot dogs,                                    and the famous Routt Beer Floats. Be sure to stop at the                                  museum.

Where?         Tread of Pioneers Museum, 8th and Oak streets about a block                         from the parade route

When?          11 am- 1 pm

How Much?   Free

Jumpin’ and Jamin’ Competition and Community Party

What?           The main event of the three-day summer ski jumping                                       competition.

Where?         Howelsen Hill

When?          12 pm- 4 pm

How Much?   Free

Final Night of the Pro-Rodeo

What?           Professional rodeo series featuring bull riding, bronc riding,                               roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and kids’ events.

Where?         Brent Romick Arena

When?           6:30 pm

How Much? $25 adult, $15 Children


Fireworks Show

What?           20+ minute firework display described as one of the biggest in                         the country

Where?         Howelsen Hill

When?           9:30 pm

How Much?   Free

Local Suggestion:  After watching some ski jumpers, rent a tube at Backdoor Sports and float your cares away tubing through town on the Yampa.  Head to 8th Street Steakhouse for a unique dining experience and enjoy the best steaks in Steamboat.  Post dinner, step out the front door for a perfect view of the epic firework show.




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