Let’s get Ready to Summerrrr!!!!

Summer in Steamboat Springs is a special time with lush green aspens coating the hillsides and the mighty Yampa River flowing with grace and beauty through the heart of town. The weather always seems to be perfect with abundant sunshine. Steamboat locals love the summer as much as they do winter (up for debate) and have created countless events to maximize the fantastic summer weather. While there are multiple events every week and weekend, there are few that fall into the CANNOT MISS category.

 

Raft Surf

 

Rundown of the Main Summer Events in Steamboat

June 3          Yampa River Festival
June 15-17   Mustang Roundup
June 23        Tribal Seeds Free Concert at Howleson Hill Amphitheater
June 30        July 4 Cowboy Roundup Days (4th of July Celebration)
July 1st        Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers Free Concert at Howleson Hill Amphitheater
July 8-9        Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Glow
July 14         The Record Company Free Concert at Howleson Hill Amphitheater
July 28         Wood Brothers Free Concert at Howleson Hill Amphitheater
Aug 9-13      Steamboat Wine Festival
Aug 11-13    Steamboat All Arts Festival
Sept 2          Wild West Air Festival
Sept 15-16   Octoberwest
Sept 3          Soul Rebels Free Concert at Howleson Hill Amphitheater

Yampa River Festival: June 3-5

The Yampa River is the pride and joy of Steamboat Springs. It provides year-round family fun from fly fishing, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and tubing. It is one of the last remaining free-flowing rivers in the Colorado River Basin. The Yampa River festival is a weekend-long celebration to raise awareness and protect this priceless gem. Spectators of all ages can enjoy events such as the Class V Professional Kayak Race on Fish Creek, Down River Raft Races, SUP Contest, Crazy River Dog Contest, Freestyle Kayaking Competition and more.   2017 Yampa River Festival Events Schedule

Rafting the Yampa

Mustang Round-Up: June 15-17

Salivate over the muscle cars you have always dreamed of when over 450 Mustangs descend upon Steamboat. First, they show off their power in an autocross timed run on Friday. Then, on Saturday, they show off their shine as they line up and down Lincoln Avenue to be viewed and judged. New this year is a Children’s R/C car autocross.  2017 Mustang Round-Up Events Schedule

Steamboat Springs Free Summe Concert Series: June-September

Since 1990, Steamboat Springs has been putting on free concerts. Now known to many locals as “mandatory town meetings” the free concerts boast nationally recognized bands every summer and are a must attend event for locals and visitors alike. Concerts are held a the base of Howelson Hill in a natural amphitheater next to the Yampa River.  See above for dates and Artists, all concerts run from 6:30-9:00 PM

Cowboy Roundup Days (Independence Day Celebrations): June 30th-July 4th

Cowboy Roundup Days celebrates Independence day with 5 days of events. Farmers markets, a free concert featuring Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers, Pro Rodeo Series and street parades are just a few tickets on the docket. This is all leading up to a massive Fireworks show, July 4th, at Howelson Hill that never fails to disappoint. Every year Steamboat tries to outdo itself. Last winter Steamboat set off of the largest firework in the lower 48 for the second year in a row. What do they have planned this year?? 2017 Cowboy Roundup Days Events Schedule

36th Annual Hot Air Baloon Rodeo and Glow: July 8-9

A sight to behold: countless balloons inflating, lifting off and competing in the morning light. Pilots battle for the crowd’s affection by showing off their best balloon flight tricks. Local vendors will be there selling coffee and breakfast and there will be a Kids zone where the littles one can stay entertained. Later in the evening balloons will be tethered and inflated at the ski area base, colorfully lighting up for the second sight to behold of the day. See it all happen again on Sunday Morning.  36th Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Glow Events Schedule 

 

 

43rd Annual Art in the Park Presented By Steamboat Springs Arts Council: July 8-9

Art in the Park takes place at West Lincoln Park next to the Yampa River’s C-and D-Holes. 150 artists vendors, live entertainment, food and drink vendors, and a children’s art area are featured. Art in the Park coincides with the Baloon Rodeo and Glow event. Take in the amazing sights of a sky filled with colorful balloons and then take home that piece of art you always wanted but didn’t know you needed. 43rd Annual Art in the Park Events Schedule

Steamboat Wine Festival: August 9-13

The Steamboat Wine Festival is a multiday event shifting the focus from the eye to the taste buds with over 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries and locally made products. Events start Wednesday night with a Farm to Barn Wine Dinner. On Thursday, enjoy Wine on the Mountain Kickoff at the top of the gondola. Friday, participate in the Stroll of Steamboat touring the restaurants of downtown. The grand finale is on Saturday with the Toast of Steamboat at the base of the mountain. There are many events throughout the weekend that incorporate Steamboat’s local culture. Remember to wine and dine responsibly. Proceeds from the Steamboat Wine Festival benefit local non-profit S.T.A.R.S. (Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports). 2017 Steamboat Wine Festival Events Schedule

Steamboat All Arts Festival: August 11-13

The Steamboat All Arts Festival appeals to a combination of senses mixing culinary, visual and performing arts in one weekend-long event. The weekend promises to take you all over Steamboat with stops at Strings Music Pavillion, Depot Art Center, Tread of Pioneers Museum and Bud Werner Memorial Library satisfying any appetite for local taste, art, music, and history.  2017 Steamboat All Arts Festival events Schedule

14th Annual Wild West Air Festival: September 2

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with the 14th annual Wild West Air Festival. Veteran Pilots perform acrobatics and formation flying this year as the airshow is extended. Last years performances included the GoPro Bomb Squad Wingsuit Jump Team, a WWII Navy bombing simulation, and Rocky Mountain Renegades 7 ship formation team. Plane and helicopter rides will also be offered on a first come, first serve basis so you can be a part of the action. 14th Annual Wild West Air Festival events Schedule

Formation Flying

9th Annual Steamboat OktoberWest: September 15-16

The summer in Steamboat fades to fall as the color change of aspen leaves creep up in the mountainside like a fire, changing from lush green to brilliant yellow, orange and sometimes red. Celebrate the seasons change with Steamboats OctoberWest, a weekend long Food and Beer Festival. Friday night features a Friday beer stroll through downtown Steamboat sampling various beer at participating restaurants. Saturday is the main event with a beef cook-off and beer garden located at the base of the mountain. Local restaurants compete against each other and the participants choose the winner! The beer garden will have over 45 brewers from the Rocky Mountains each showcasing two of their brand’s offerings. This is a great day to demo the latest downhill bike and lap the Gondola then enjoy beef and beer. You must be 21 or older to attend the beer garden. There is a place for children at the Gondola Adventure Zone with a ropes course, slingshot bungee jump (kids only! sorry dad, I know it looks awesome) and much more. 9th Annual Oktoberwest Events Schedule

Fall Foliage

 

With so many events this Summer that attempt to appeal to and inebriate the senses, you’ll want a comfortable and reliable place to stay. We offer top notch lodging in Steamboat for you and your family, your close friends, or your significant other. Whether a romantic getaway, family vacation or college reunion with old friends, we not only provide you with great places to stay, we have our finger on the local pulse. We are eager to share insight on exactly what is the best to do and when to do it, just ask us. We live and love it here.

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