Summer 2021 is here, and Steamboat Springs is ready for a fun-filled summer packed full of local events! Please use this tentative calendar for the 2021 summer season when planning your trip to Steamboat Springs, CO.
Below, find the current schedule of events, in addition to some great info & resources! Stay tuned for any and all updates, as new events are added & Covid-19 protocols are loosening every day.
2021 Schedule of Events
All Summer – Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays (9am-10am)
Yoga on the Green
Yoga on the Green is held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9am – 10am throughout the summer in the Botanic Gardens. Classes are designed to accommodate a wide range of experience levels and abilities to ensure everyone is welcome.
Find peace and stillness in the Botanic Park surrounded by the beauty of nature, delicate gardens, and serene pond. You’ll need to bring your own mat, water, and practice responsible social distancing onsite. Walk, bike, or carpool to yoga whenever possible, as there is limited parking. A $10 donation is requested, but not mandatory. Funds help support the Botanic Park and fund instructors.
Y.E.S. Golf Tournament
The Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Golf Tournament is organized by the Young Professionals Network and the Steamboat Springs Chamber. The Y.E.S. Golf Tournament is played at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. The tournament format is a mixed scramble with four-player teams. There is no handicap required; however, no team may have more than two players with handicaps of 12 or less.
The cost is $150 per person and includes golf cart, bag of swag, and food following the tournament. Check-in is at 10:30am on June 2nd and tee off is at 11:00am.
June 4th – 5th
Yampa River Festival
Since 1980, the Yampa River Festival has been the Friends of the Yampa’s signature event to raise awareness about the wild Yampa River. Over the years, the festival has evolved to include a variety of recreational events in and around the river as well as parties, fundraisers, and speaking functions.
- Friday, June 4th: Fish Creek Race at the Mt. Werner Water treatment facility
- Saturday, June 5th: Riverside Events at Charlie’s Hole near the Bud Werner Memorial Library
June 5th – September 18th (Saturdays 9am – 2pm)
Steamboat Farmers Market
The Main Street Steamboat Farmers Market is back! The weekly event will be held along the scenic Yampa River on Yampa Street between 6th St. and 8th St. The Farmers Market will be on Saturdays from June 5th to September 18th, and the official hours are 9am – 2pm.
The Farmers Market will feature fresh fruit and vegetables each week, as well as local meats, cheeses, and baked goods. The market will focus on food and offer a wide variety of local and cottage industry products. Pick up fresh bread and pies, local beef, bison, pork, and lamb as well as jams, syrups, and honey. It’s also a great place to stop for lunch!
The Steamboat Half Marathon is back, and is only going partially virtual! Half marathon runners are automatically registered for the virtual challenge, as the full marathon and 10K runners will race in person in Steamboat Springs on June 6th.
“The Steamboat Marathon is a unique combination of beautiful scenery and extraordinary people, which makes this race fun for everyone who participates,” says Paul Sachs, the Steamboat Marathon Race Director. “Runners from all over the country look forward to the Steamboat Marathon because it is still a relatively small race with a hometown feel and it’s a race where every runner counts.”
Not in Steamboat? No problem! Out of town runners can enter the virtual challenge by following these instructions.
STARS Biking the Boat & Beyond
Biking the Boat is a fundraising event held in Steamboat for a great cause! The STARS program benefits individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The STARS Biking the Boat & Beyond 2021 Ride is an open event to any and all that want to participate, or simply donate to the cause. This year, the event will be held in person, masks will be required and 6 ft social distancing (when possible) at all times during the event, unless eating, drinking, or riding.
Howelsen Hill Trail Run
Let the trail races begin! This is a challenging trail run on the scenic single track trails of historic Howelsen Hill. The trails of Emerald Mountain are beautiful this time of year, with abundant green aspen trees and blooming wildflowers. Distances: 8 mile and 4 mile. We promise it will be an afternoon well spent!
June 25th – July 30th (Fridays 7pm – 10pm)
Snowbowl Music Fest
- Friday, June 25th: Buffalo Commons
- Friday, July 2nd: Miss Mojo
- Friday, July 16th: BIG Something
- Friday, July 23rd: 40 Oz to Freedom (Sublime Tribute)
- Friday, July 30th: Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Reds, Whites, and Brews
In the gorgeous setting of downtown Steamboat Springs, Reds, Whites & Brews in the Boat is the ideal event to kick off your summer in the Colorado mountains! Pricing for the event starts at $35 and goes up to $75. This event features amazing unlimited wine & craft beer tastings, live music, vendors, food, and more!
June 30th – August 18th (Recurring on Wednesdays)
Music on the Green
Every Wednesday, enjoy this free concert series in one of Steamboat’s most beautiful parks. Bring your own lawn chairs, sunscreen, and the kiddos to settle in for music in the mountain air. Visit their website for more information.
- June 30th: Suzy Bouzo & Andy Pratt
- July 7th: The Brian Smith Band
- July 14th: The UW-Laramie String Quartet
- July 21st: Henry Howard
- July 28th: Pat Waters
- August 4th: Apple Pie Order
- August 11th: Opera Artist Institute
- August 18th: Steve Boynton
July 1st – August 28th
Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series
The Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series takes place every Friday and Saturday night all summer long! There will be special performances July 1st – 4th in celebration of Fourth of July. Rodeo shows begin at 7:30pm sharp, with the exception of the July 4th festivities which will start at 6:30pm. Pre-Rodeo entertainment appears on the entertainment stage from 6pm until 7:15pm.
|Children 7 – 15||$10*|
|Children 6 and under||FREE|
*Fourth of July event pricing is $25/adults and $15/children 7-15.
For more information, please click HERE.
July 2nd – 5th
Fourth of July Celebration
For more than 100 years Steamboat Springs has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. Though many events can’t take place this year due to Covid-19, Steamboat is working hard to ensure the Fourth of July is as fun and memorable as possible!
**PLEASE NOTE: Steamboat Springs is ending its longstanding tradition of hosting a Fourth of July fireworks display at Howelsen Hill for the foreseeable future. For more information, please visit HERE.
FRIDAY, JULY 3
- 5pm – First Friday Artwalk
SATURDAY, JULY 4
- 9am – 2pm: Farmers Market
- 9am – 10am: Yoga on the Green
- 10am: Red White and Blue Drive-Through
RED WHITE AND BLUE DRIVE-THROUGH
The Fourth of July parade has a new look! A new take on a classic parade, the Drive-Through Event brings all the essential elements of a patriotic procession to the neighborhoods of Steamboat Springs. The Drive-Through will eliminate groups congregating on Lincoln Ave, and allow people to adhere to public health orders and physical distancing requirements. Police cars and fire trucks will lead the procession in a rolling closure through town and streets will remain open. A live broadcast from Big Country Radio KBCR 96.9 FM will track the location of the procession.
PARADE DRIVE-THROUGH ROUTE
THE GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC
Before, during, and after the drive-through, The Great American Picnic will be available to all spectators. Enjoy classic picnic fixings from one of the many participating restaurants in town. Restaurants are offering family and romantic picnic packages, grab-n-go options, and craft cocktails to go!
July 10th – 11th
Hot Air Balloon Rodeo
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo offers guests a spectacle like no other with a sky full of color. Get up early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity. Look to the sky as 20+ balloons dot the horizon with color Saturday and Sunday morning. There will be no spectators allowed at the launch site this year. Instead, head over to the Ski Town Ballfields for the public viewing area with tethered balloons, food and merchant vendors, and family fun.
SATURDAY, JULY 10TH
- 6:00am Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake. No Public Admittance
- 6:00am – 9:30am Balloon Rodeo, Ski Town Park, 2550 Pine Grove Road
- 9:00am – 2:00pm Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat
- 9:00am – 5:00pm Art in the Park, West Lincoln Park
- 7:00pm – 9:30pm Balloon Glow, Location TBD
SUNDAY, JULY 11H
July 10th – July 11th
Art in the Park
Art in the Park is free to the public and features 150 artist vendors, live entertainment, food and drink vendors, and an interactive children’s art area. This popular and successful event takes place on July 10th and 11th over Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Weekend.
The event takes place at West Lincoln Park on the west end of Steamboat and is open from 9am – 5pm both days. Capacity will be limited to 500 attendees at a time this year, and health and safety protocols will be in place for vendors, volunteers, and spectators.
A COLORFUL COLORADO WEEKEND
The Art in the Park event coincides with the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Balloon Glow making this weekend in Steamboat Springs one of the most colorful weekends in Colorado!
July 10th – September 28th
Coca-Cola Movies on the Mountain
It’s summertime, and that means warm nights and free Saturday night movies on the Torian Plum Lawn – located at the base of the resort. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, and get cozy under the stars while you take in a show!
Tour de Steamboat
The Tour de Steamboat is a legendary non-competitive cycling event offering four different route distances for riders of all ages and abilities! Event starts at 7am, and ends when all registrants have finished.
To register, please visit TourdeSteamboat.com.
August 7th – 8th
Honey Stinger Emerald Mountain Epic
The Honey Stinger Emerald Mountain Epic attracts some of the nation’s best mountain bike and trail running racers. The race is a challenging experience for all levels, as it is 90% singletrack with major elevation gains! Hello elevation!
This charity event challenges racers to compete at their personal best, while promoting safety, fun, and camaraderie. In addition to the in-person race, Emerald Mountain Epic will continue hosting a virtual fundraising ride/run event for athletes who want to support the non-profit beneficiaries (but do not want to partake in the in-person race.)
Race is 7am – 3pm. Price: $55 Half Marathon / $70 Full Marathon / $100 Mountain Bike Race
September 10th – 11th
Celebrate the end of summer with beer, biking, and western-style fun! Join in on this mountain town take on Oktoberfest and get ready for a weekend full of food, beer tastings, music, and entertainment all over town!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
- 4pm – 8pm – Beer Stroll downtown Steamboat participating restaurants
The weekend kicks off on Friday with the annual Beer Stroll. Head downtown to participating restaurants to taste a variety of seasonal and local beers.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11H
- 2pm – 5pm – I Love Beef Cook-Off & tasting
- 2pm – 6pm – OktoberWest Festival & Beer Garden
- 5:30pm – Announcement of I Love Beef Cook-Off winners
Saturday’s event takes place in Gondola Square at Steamboat Mountain Village. Come listen to a live music concert by Walker!
I LOVE BEEF COOK OFF
Sample Colorado Beef from Steamboat’s finest restaurants; as they compete for the winner of the I Love Beef Cook Off. Attendees will taste dishes from each restaurant and cast their vote for their favorite!
The Beer Garden will feature over 40 Rocky Mountain Brewers, each sampling 2 kinds of brews.
Celebrate the 11th anniversary with a commemorative ceramic stein. For more information about VIP and standard tickets, click HERE.
September 23rd – 26th
Steamboat Food & Wine Festival
The Steamboat Food & Wine Festival is a multi-day culinary experience featuring celebrated chefs, wine experts, and other gastronomic specialists from across the country. Come check out the curated dinners, wine and spirit tastings, seminars and demos.
Find more information about the event and ticketing prices HERE.
Stay tuned for any and all updates! If you are interested in the changes happening at the base of the mountain at Steamboat Resort, check out: