Steamboat 4th of July Events

Here in Steamboat Springs, we celebrate the Fourth of July for almost a week straight.  Starting Friday, June 29th 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 lose your breath by the lush green Yampa Valley that surrounds you. 

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 Relax and enjoy this peaceful retreat in downtown Steamboat. Three bedrooms and spectacular views of Howelsen Hill will have you wishing you could stay all summer. This townhome is a short walk from the enticing downtown dining scene and has the perfect layout offering the right mix of privacy and community.

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OLM Interior

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 laser show viewing, and complimentary access to Old Town Hot Springs.

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Friday, June 29th, 2018

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 29th, Sat June 30th, Tuesday July 3rd and                         6:30 pm, Tuesday, July 4th

Bull Riders

How Much? Adult -$20, Children 7-15 -$10, Children 6 and under -Free, Fourth of July Event: Adult –  $25 and Children                     – $15

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, June 30th, 2018

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: Galactic

What?           Free summer music event with Galactic

Where?         Howelsen Hill Amphitheater

When?          Doors open at 5 pm with an opening band and 2 for 1 drinks                                from 5:30 to 6:30, 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.

Free Summer Concerts in Steamboat
Sunday, July 1st, 2018

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

Sunset Happy Hour

What?          A must on your hit list. Ride the gondola up to Thunderhead                              Lodge and enjoy drinks, appetizers and live music and                                        experience the sunset at 9,000 feet.  Ride the gondola back down                     and view the lights of downtown Steamboat under the night sky

Where?          Steamboat Resort Base Area

When?           Loading starts at 5 pm.

How Much?   $15 includes gondola ride and $5 off food or beverage

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.

Summer Ski Jumping in Steamboat
Sunset Happy Hour
Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Free Youth Concert

What?           Free concerts for kids.  Children can listen and even play                                    along with the Strings music performers before their Tuesday                             concerts.  This week is Red Yarn.

Where?        Bud Werner Memorial Library

When?           4 pm

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.

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Olympic Heritage Tour

What?           Easy walking guided diving into the rich Olympic history of                                 Steamboat Springs.

Where?         Howelsen Hill Lodge (Base of Howelsen Hill)

When?         9 am – 10:30 am

How Much?  Free, guests will also receive a discounted admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

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


Laser Light Show

What?           Laser light show in Lieu of Fireworks due to high fire danger

Where?         Howelsen Hill

When?           9:45 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 laser light show.

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