Steamboat Summer Event Calendar 2023

The snow is melting, and here in Steamboat Springs we are ready for warm temps, and a summer packed full of fun & local events! Steamboat in the summertime is a great place for families, couples, and friends to come together and enjoy the great outdoors & NW Colorado culture.

Whether it be a mountain bike race, a Western rodeo, or a wine tasting event, there is something for everyone in Steamboat Springs! Come to our little corner of the world to experience what a true mountain paradise in the summer looks like.

2023 Schedule of Events


May 27th, 2023 – September 2nd, 2023
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays (9am – 10am)

Yoga on the Green is held in the Botanic Gardens on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9am – 10am throughout the summer, weather permitting. Classes are designed to accommodate a wide range of experience levels and abilities to ensure everyone is welcome.

Bring a mat or towel, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Walk, bike, or carpool to yoga whenever possible as parking is limited. If you drive, you must park in designated Botanic Park parking spaces. Overflow parking exists on Ski Town Way.

A $10 donation is requested.  Funds help support the Botanic Park and fund instructors.


All Summer Long – Every First Friday of the Month (5pm – 8pm)

Presented by Steamboat Creates, the First Friday Artwalk occurs on the first Friday of every month in Downtown Steamboat Springs. Discover the local artists of the Yampa valley and beyond at the galleries and participating venues in the downtown creative district of Steamboat Springs. Look out for live music, wine and special demonstrations at different galleries and venues. The First Friday Artwalk occurs on the first Friday of every month during the summer.


Wednesday June 7th, 2023

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.

YES Golf Tournament Each year, this tournament raises $10,000 to be distributed in scholarships to Routt County high school seniors and Colorado Mountain College students enrolled at the Steamboat Springs campus.

This event is the kick-off golf summer tournament in the Yampa Valley that takes place at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. Rollingstone at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort features one of the best golf courses in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. A spectacular 18-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, features incredible views of the Yampa Valley, while Fish Creek winds its way through seven of the holes. The 66 bunkers and large, undulating bent grass greens make this a truly championship-caliber course to be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. For these reasons, Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club has received multiple awards including four-star ratings and “Best Places to Play in Colorado” from Golf Digest.


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. Check-in begins at 10 am, shotgun starts at 11 am.


Registration fees include golf cart, bag of swag, and food following the tournament. Registration will open in April for non-sponsors. If you’d like to reserve your spot now, please see our “Sponsorship Opportunities” above.

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.


When: TBD

Get ready for an awesome summer at Snowbowl Steamboat‘s Westside Wednesdays on the Grass! With new dining and bar menus, 12 open bowling lanes, arcade games, a dog-friendly patio – these weekly free live show are sure to be a delight for everyone in your group. There’s always something to do at Snow Bowl!


June 10th, 2023 – September 23rd, 2023
Saturdays (9am – 2pm)

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 10th to September 23rd, and the official hours are 9am – 2pm.

The market will feature 135 vendors weekly with new offerings every week. Enjoy 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!

When: TBD

If you are going to be in Steamboat during this summer, you need to check out the Yampa River Festival! The flagship event of Friends of The Yampa, the Yampa River Festival is a true hometown celebration of our friend the Yampa River.

The Yampa River flows through 270 miles of NW Colorado before joining the Green River in Dinosaur National Park. With only a few small reservoirs in its upper stretches, the Yampa River flows mostly unimpeded. The wild nature of the Yampa River is unique among the Colorado River system that is otherwise controlled, managed and tapped to its limit. Come out and see why tourists and locals alike love the mighty Yampa!

  • TBD: Fish Creek Race at the Mt. Werner Water treatment facility
  • TBD: Riverside Events at Charlie’s Hole near the Bud Werner Memorial Library


Sunday June 4th, 2023

Get ready for the 42nd Annual Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K! Run alongside the roaring Elk River through the emerald green pastures on Country Road 129 on one side, and snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado on the other. This event is a certified Boston Qualifier race, and is ranked as one of the “Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America.” And, we know why! With the altitude and the natural beauty, this is an event not to miss!

Learn more HERE!

Registration is NOW OPEN! – don’t miss your chance to run this beautiful race through the Rockies!

Not in Steamboat? No problem! Out of town runners can enter the virtual challenge by following these instructions.


Friday June 16th, 2023 – Saturday June 17th, 2023

The Colorado New Play Festival, located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado brings a diversity of voices, ideas and beliefs to the American Stage. For almost twenty-five years, CNPF has been celebrating the raw power of words and providing a platform for some of the most talented playwrights in the country to further develop new works. This year CNPF is proud to announce two new programs: the Youth Playwright Slam, a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Colorado, and Refugee Voice, a partnership with International Rescue Committee.


Melis Aker * Signature Theatre. New York, New York
Kate Attwell * A.C.T. American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA
Veronika Duerr * Florida Studio Theatre. Sarasota, Florida
Tony Meneses * 2 River Theatre. Red Bank, New Jersey
Richard J Montoya * Berkeley Rep. Berkely, California

Buy Your Festival Pass Today!

When: TBD

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 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. 

If you would like to join, you can choose from a 5-mile fun ride, a 20-mile ride, or a 50-mile challenge ride! All registered riders will receive a swag bag, an event t-shirt, and a grab-and-go lunch/drink option on event day. There are also options for our non-local supporters to register as “Virtual Fundraisers” and join a fundraising team. For more information click HERE.

All rides start and finish at West Lincoln Park in Steamboat Springs

50 mile Ride:

20 mile Ride:

5 mile Ride:

All rides are expected to finish around lunchtime. Registered riders will receive lunch after they finish and enjoy a host of post-race festivities.


Saturday June 24th, 2023
(12:00pm – 5:00pm)

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! This event features amazing unlimited wine & craft beer tastings, live music, vendors, food, and more!

Wines & Beers
Which wineries & breweries will be at Reds Whites & Brews in the Boat?

VIP Experience
Get out of the sun! Lunch, private toilets, and exclusive VIP beers provided.

The Sounds
What goes great together with wine, beer, and food?
Live Music!


Saturday June 17th, 2023
(4:30pm – 7:30pm)

The Yampa River Botanic Park is hosting its 2nd annual gala, Passport Through the Botanic Park on Saturday, June 17th, 2023. This event invites guests to journey through the gardens touring plant collections that are native to Colorado and similar environments worldwide while enjoying global cuisine, wine, and entertainment.

  • Explore stations throughout the gardens that pair learning opportunities with delightful food and wine.
  • Delight in entertainers who will perform in rotation in different areas of the Botanic Park.
  • Get in on the fun of an online silent auction that includes Rocky Mountain experiences, fun home and garden themes, food and drink and more; and a LIVE auction the evening of the event called by local celebrity auctioneer Cookie Lockhart.
  • Join your Friends at a reserved guest table on the Green, front and center to all the action while enjoying reserved bottles of wine and a flower arrangement in a commemorative vase to take home.
  • Explore stations throughout the gardens that pair learning opportunities with delightful food and wine.
  • Delight in entertainers who will perform in rotation in different areas of the Botanic Park.
  • Get in on the fun of an online silent auction that includes Rocky Mountain experiences, fun home and garden themes, food and drink and more!


June 28th – August 16th, 2023
Wednesdays at 10am

The Yampa River Botanic Park is pleased to partner with Strings Music Festival to offer this free summer series. Every Wednesday morning, music lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy these outdoor concerts in one of Steamboat’s most beautiful parks. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch, a hat or other sun protection, as there is limited shade to sit under.  Music on the Green is a free event in Steamboat Springs, CO.


June 30th – July 4th, 2023 

The Fourth of July in Steamboat is more than a celebration of national pride; it’s an opportunity to honor the Yampa Valley’s rich western heritage with fun for all.

Events like the Ski Jumping Extravaganza, hometown parade, and the largest Pro Rodeo event of the summer, have visitors proclaiming independence at this 120-year-old event.

120th Annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days

For 120 years, Steamboat Springs, Colorado has celebrated Independence Day in true Western fashion. This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with an iconic hometown parade.

Fireworks and Preventing Wildfires

Steamboat Springs will not offer a firework display as part of its Independence Day Celebration. Colorado’s low humidity has its perks but can also create dry conditions. Our community places a high value on wildfire prevention, and we thank visitors and residents in advance for not using fireworks in Steamboat Springs this Fourth of July. Learn more about preventing wildfires.

Parking & Transportation

Please note that during all events over the July 4th weekend, there will be additional parking available at Steamboat Springs High School and the Stockbridge Transit Center.


4th of july

Parade Location

The location of the parade is still being finalized, permits have been submitted for both Lincoln and Yampa.

Fourth of July Schedule 2023


8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Jumpin and Jammin Ski Jump Training, Howelsen Hill
7:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena


8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 4 – 5:30 p.m. Jumpin and Jammin Ski Jump Training, Howelsen Hill
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat
7:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena


8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Jumpin and Jammin Ski Jump Training, Howelsen Hill


8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. HS8, HS45 & HS75 Jumpin and Jammin Ski Jump Competition, Howelsen Hill
7:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena


7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast, Little Toots Park
9:15 a.m. Nordic Combined 1K run
9:30 a.m. 3k roller ski
10:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, presented by Yampa Valley Bank, Downtown Steamboat
11:00 – 2:30 p.m. Jumpin and Jammin Elimination Ski Jumping Competition, Howelsen Hill
7:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena

View the full calendar of events for the Fourth of July weekend by clicking on the link below. Please continue to check back as more events will be added to the 2023 Cowboys’ Roundup Days weekend schedule as they become available.

Celebrate the fourth of July at the parade in downtown Steamboat Springs


Parade check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. All participants must be checked in by 9:30 a.m. Parade procession order and day of event details will be sent via email by June 30th.

Contact Cecilia Morter with any parade questions.

Saturday July 8th – Sunday July 9th, 2023
(9:00am – 5:00pm)

Steamboat 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 8th and 9th this year and will be a colorful community event not to miss!

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.


June 23rd – Aug 26th, 2023
(Every Friday and Saturday Night )

The Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series takes place every Friday and Saturday night all summer long!

Main events start at 7:30p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and the BBQ starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Pre-Rodeo entertainment appears on the entertainment stage from 6:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Located at the Brent Romick Arena on Howelsen Pkwy.

Note: For July 4th performance all times will be 1 hour earlier.

Tickets go on sale SOON. For more information, please click HERE.


Saturday July 15th, 2023
Event starts at 7am (and ends when all registrants have finished)

The Tour de Steamboat is a legendary non-competitive cycling event offering four different route distances for riders of all ages and abilities!  This event  brings together 1,200 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northwest Colorado. There are three road ride routes—26, 46, and 66, and 2 gravel routes, a 100 mile, and a new 50 Mile route. See the Routes page for more details.

All proceeds from the Tour de Steamboat go directly to our beneficiary non-profits.

To register, please visit


Saturday August 5th – Sunday 6th, 2023

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!

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES – Saturday August 5th, 2023

SOLO Race: 52 miles with approximately 6,600 feet of elevation gain

  • Pro/Open Men’s and Women’s Races
  • Citizen Men’s and Women’s Races
  • Clydesdale Races (open to anyone over 200lbs.)
  • Singlespeed Men’s and Women’s Races

DUO Relay: Teams of two, each completing one 26 mile lap with about 3,300 feet gained 

  • Men’s Team
  • Women’s Team
  • Co-Ed Team

TRAIL RUNNING RACES – Sunday August 6th, 2023

FULL Marathon: 26.2 miles with approximately 3,300 feet of elevation gain

  • Men’s and Women’s Races

HALF Marathon: 13.1 miles with approximately 1,500 feet of elevation gain

  • Men’s and Women’s Races

ROYALTY OF THE ‘BOAT  RACES – August 5th & 6th, 2023

Some like to ride, some like to run, and then there are those who do both!  For you, we offer special categories that combine your times from each day’s race to see who can truly claim the crowns of Emerald Mountain Epic Royalty!

  • KING of the Boat: Combined time of Men’s Solo MTB & Full Marathon
  • QUEEN of the Boat: Combined time of Women’s Solo MTB & Full Marathon
  • PRINCE of the Boat: Single lap time in Duo MTB and Men’s Half Marathon
  • PRINCESS of the Boat: Single lap time in Duo MTB and Women’s Half Marathon

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


Saturday September 9th, 2023 

Steamboat OktoberWest is back! Celebrating it’s 14th year, OktoberWest is a celebration of craft beer in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With an anticipated 30 brewers and between 1,000-1,500 beer enthusiasts in attendance, this one-day afternoon event will include live music, food, and festivities.

Celebrate the end of summer with Steamboat OktoberWest – 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!


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 12th anniversary with a commemorative ceramic stein. For more information about VIP and standard tickets, click HERE.


September 28th – October 1st, 2023

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.



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