Steamboat Summer Event Calendar 2024

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.

2024 Schedule of Events

May 27th, 2024 – August 31, 2024
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.


Thursday, May 30th – Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

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!


Event Schedule

Date Time Event Start Location Event Sponsor Arrival Time
5/30/24 Doors open at 6:00 PM, 6:30 start State of the Yampa Depot Art Center Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable and Mountain Tap Brewery 6:00 PM
5/31/24 12-6 PM Gear Swap at Backdoor Sports      
5/31/24 6:00 PM Adam Mayo Memorial Fish Creek Race Mt. Werner Water Mayo Family 5:00 PM (Hard start at 6pm)
6/1/24 10 AM Open Class Downriver Kayak Race Fetcher Park Sponsor needed 9:30 AM
6/1/24 10:30 AM

Pack Raft Race

Charlie’s Hole Sponsor needed 10 AM
6/1/24 11:00 AM Fly Fishing Downriver Race Fetcher Park Fishpond 10:30 AM
6/1/24 12:00 PM SUP Downriver Race Fetcher Park Paddleboard Adventure Co. 11:30 AM
6/1/24 1:00 PM Drew Hyde Raft Race Fetcher Park Drew Hyde Memorial Fund 12:15 PM
6/1/24 2:00 PM Raft Rodeo Charlie’s Hole Sponsor needed show up to C-Hole after race
6/1/24 2:30 PM SUP Cross Charlie’s Hole Paddleboard Adventure Co. 2:00 PM
6/1/24 3:30 PM Kayak Cross (heats of 3) Charlie’s Hole Sponsor needed 3:00 PM
6/1/24 4:00 PM Crazy River Dog D Hole Mountain Paw Bakery 3:30 PM
6/1/24 4:30 PM Tube Rodeo Charlie’s Hole Hog Island Boat Works Be ready at start
6/1/24 5:30 PM Kayak Rodeo Charlie’s Hole   Be ready at start
6/1/24 6:30 PM AWARDS; Beer Service Ends Charlie’s Hole    
6/1/24 7:00 PM Event Breakdown Charlie’s Hole    
6/2/24 10-1 PM Kayak Slalom Rich Weiss Park  GrassSticks 10:00 AM

Wednesday June 5th, 2024

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: June 22 – September 1, 2024

Get ready for an awesome summer in Steamboat Springs with the Free Concert Series at Howelsen Hill! With new bands, dining, and libation options every year, there will be something for everyone. With an exciting line-up announced, these free live concerts are sure to be a delight for everyone in your group. There’s always something to do in the ‘Boat!



Saturday, June 22


Saturday, July 27


Friday, August 9



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 8th, 2023 – September 21st, 2024
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 8th to September 21st, and the official hours are 9am – 2pm.

The market will feature 150 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!

Sunday June 2nd, 2024

Get ready for the 43rd 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 14th – Saturday June 15th, 2024

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.

This year’s projects include:

This man i call mi primo
by Benjamin Benne
presented by Seattle Rep

Spanning 10 billion years in the life of the earth, this man i call mi primo is a moving, lyrical play about Sean and Nathanael, two cousins born just weeks apart in 1988. The play follows them through every year of their lives as they return to the same beach in Southern California to swim in the ocean, eat carne asada, and witness how their lives, bodies, and the natural world around them have changed year after year.

The First Lady of Television
by James Sherman
presented by Northlight Theatre, Chicago

Gertrude Berg was one of the first women to create, write, produce and star in a hit comedy-drama series for the radio. Soon after moving the show to television in 1951, she ran afoul of the House Un-American Activities Committee when her co-star and a founding member of Actors Equity Association, Phillip Loeb, was blacklisted. The incident is the inspiration for James Sherman’s new play, The First Lady of Television.

73 Seconds
by Jared Mezzocchi
presented by En Garde Arts, New York City

The true story of a family, secrets held and revealed, and what happens when you find out that your mother, who you always knew as a science teacher, was once an employee of NASA and was under consideration to go into outer space.

Fiasco Theater’s Bartleby
adapted by Noah Brody and Paul L. Coffey
presented by The Old Globe of San Diego

Noah Brody and Paul L. Coffey, two of the members of the acclaimed Fiasco Theater Company, have adapted Herman Melville’s classic short story Bartleby the Scrivener for the stage. The resulting play blends Melville’s incisive social critique with Fiasco’s dynamic, physical theatrical style. A workplace comedy that gradually becomes something darker and more surreal.

Buy Your Festival Pass Today!

Saturday June 22nd, 2024
(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 July 20th, 2024
(4:30pm – 7:30pm)

Journey To The Far East at Passport Through the Botanic Park – Saturday, July 20, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 Tickets Go On Sale June 1

Passport Through the Botanic Park, sponsored by Mountain Valley Bank, returns Saturday, July 20 at 4:30 pm! Passport tickets will be available on the Park’s website June 1 at 9 am for members and June 5 for non-members. Tickets sell out quickly; make sure your membership is current for advanced ticket sales for this much anticipated summer gala!

This year journey with us to the Far East as you stroll around the Botanic Park enjoying stations featuring plants native to high elevations in Asia while enjoying cuisine from Japan, China, and Korea, including a curated Botanic Park fortune cookie!

  • 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!


    • DATES: 7/26/2024, 7/27/2024, 7/28/2024
    • TIME: 6:00 AM

    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 balloons dot the horizon with color Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. No admission required!

June 26th – August 7th, 2024
Wednesdays at 10am

Strings is proud to partner with the Yampa River Botanic Park to offer this free outdoor concert series. Music lovers of all ages are invited! Grab a coffee from your favorite local coffee shop and take a leisurely stroll through the stunning gardens while live music fills the air. With concerts lasting just 45 minutes, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer morning.

Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 10:45. June 26 through August 7.

Join in on the fun August 14 and August 21 for the Music on the Green Evening Celebrations! The season finale features live music from Deer Creek Sharp Shooters and food trucks, making it a perfect way to end the summer! 

*All concerts take place at the Yampa River Botanic Park (1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs).


Music at the mountain returns this summer with the Free Stranahan’s Concert Series in Steamboat Square. There’s no better backdrop for live music than the mountains of Steamboat Springs and this summer Stranahan’s will bring six concerts to the Steamboat Stage – the perfect way to spend time with friends and family!

Local’s Tip: Concerts are start at 5:30pm with an opener and headliners take the stage at 7:00pm. Come early to snag a seat or bring your own chair!

Plus, with easy access to the Range Food & Drink Hall and plenty of choices for a variety of taste buds, the Free Stranahan’s Concert Series will be the place to be this season. Read on to learn about the music we are set to enjoy here in the ‘Boat in 2024!

Learn more about the bands & line-up HERE!

Tuesday July 2nd – July 6th, 2024

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.

4th of july

Fourth of July Schedule 2024


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

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HS8, HS45, and HS75 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, Lincoln Avenue
11:00 – 2:30 p.m. Elimination Jump Competition, Howelsen Hill
7:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena

7:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena

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 2024 Cowboys’ Roundup Days weekend schedule as they become available.

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

Parade Day
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.

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.


Thursday July 4, 2024

Celebrate Independence Day in style at the Steamboat 4th of July Bash! Gather at the base of Steamboat Resort for an unforgettable evening filled with patriotic splendor. This event promises excitement and enjoyment for all ages!

With The Range Food & Drink Hall, Burgess Creek and Skeeter’s Lawn providing plenty of daytime fun, the 4th of July Bash will also feature food trucks in front of Wild Blue Gondola and live music from John Papa Gros on the Steamboat Stage (with opener Eric Delany’s Taste Test). The approximately 20-minute long drone show takes to the skies around 9pm with a dazzling display showcasing the essence of Steamboat and the spirit of the 4th of July..

Schedule of Events
10:00AM – 4:00PM – Gondola, Steamboat Bike Park, The Range Food & Drink Hall will be open for all to enjoy
5:00 PM-9:00 PM – The Range Food & Drink Hall, food trucks and beverage tents open
5:30 PM: – 6:30PM – Music by Eric Delaney’s Taste Test at Steamboat Stage
7:00 PM – 8:30PM – Music performance by John Papa Gros, showcasing the soulful sounds of New Orleans with a mix of funk, traditional jazz, brass band beats, and blues
9:00-9:20 PM – Drone Show, lights up the night sky above the Resort

Biking to the base area for the celebration is highly encouraged with designated bike parking on the dirt path between lower Burgess Creek and Gravity Haus. Free car parking will be available in the Upper Knoll Parking Lot and the Meadows Parking lot, with shuttles running from 4pm to 10:30pm. Paid parking will be available in the Steamboat Square, Ski Time Square and Lower Knoll lots. The Steamboat Springs Transit Free Bus will be dropping passengers off Gondola Transportation Center (GTC), with easy access to Steamboat Square. The event is free to attend but leave your pets at home.

**Please note this event is weather permitting and subject to change.


Saturday July 13th – Sunday July 14th, 2024
(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 13th and 14th 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 21st – August 24th, 2024
(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.


Saturday July 13th, 2024
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 3rd – Sunday 4th, 2024

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 3rd, 2024

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 5th, 2024

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 3rd & 4th, 2024

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.)

Saturday September 7th, 2024

Steamboat OktoberWest is back! Celebrating it’s 15th 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.

October 3rd – October 6th 2024

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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