Steamboat Springs likes a celebration; so much so that we had to limit our events listing to our top picks for summer/fall 2018.   Here are our top picks for signature summer events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  To skip down to ongoing weekly events in Steamboat Springs, click here


Rafting the Yampa

Yampa River Festival

June 1 – 3, 2018

Head to downtown Steamboat Springs for a fun-filled weekend of events on the Yampa river.  Favorite spectator events include Down River Raft Races, SUP Contest, Crazy River Dog Contest and the Freestyle Kayaking Competition.

Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup

June 14-16

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup is a sight to behold with over 450 polished Ford Mustangs lining Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Steamboat Springs.  Special events include a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social and the show ‘n’ shine car show.

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4th Of July & Cowboy Round Up Days

June 30 – July 4, 2018

Steamboat Springs celebrates Independence Day over the course of four days with a ton of events going on throughout the town.  Family favorites include the Fourth Of July Parade, Block Party, Ski Jumping, 3 days of Pro Rodeo and fireworks!

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Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

July 14 – 15, 2018

Steamboat Springs celebrates its 37th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo at the scenic Bald Eagle Lake.  Arrive early to see the balloons inflate and compete in the balloon rodeo, or stop by at sunset to watch the Balloon Glow against Mount Werner.

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Steamboat Movement Festival

August 9 – 12, 2018

Indulge the mind, body & soul at the Steamboat Movement Festival.  Spread out over four days, this blossoming annual event offers yoga classes, live music and outdoor adventure from local, regional and national artists and teachers.

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Vettes On The Rockies

August 23-26, 2018

Get charged up for more supercars purring through the streets of Downtown Steamboat Springs  – the West’s largest gathering of Corvettes are coming to town for the 65th Annual Anniversary of America’s Sports Car.   Don’t miss the  Show ‘n’ shine on Saturday.

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Wild West Air Fest

September 1, 2018

Labor Day Weekend starts off with a flying start at the annual Wild West Air Fest.  This spectacular air show offers gravity defying air acrobatics, formation flying and sky-diving show.

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Steamboat Bike Festival

September 7 -9, 2018

Mountain biking in Steamboat Springs is always a good time, but add in some spectacular fall colors and you’re in for the BEST time.  This fun-filled weekend offers a women’s group ride, BMX clinic, and the Bike Town mountain bike race.

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Steamboat OktoberWest

September 15, 2018

The annual Steamboat Springs OctoberWest beer festival invites you to stroll through historic downtown with your signature stein trying out the various beer samples at more than 20 participating local restaurants.  We’ll Prost to that!


For additional information on these and other Steamboat summer events, check out our local blog.

steamboat springs weekly summer events

Steamboat Springs buzzes with live entertainment, educational tours and local fairs throughout the summer months.  Here are our top picks for weekly summer events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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Free Concert Series

Every Saturday
June 30 – September 30, 2018
Gates open at 5.30 PM

Live music every Saturday at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs.  Bring a blanket or chair and take in the beats while the sun goes down over the mountains.  No pets, smoking or outside food or beverages allowed .  Summer line up includes Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Stephen Marley, Keller Williams’ Petty Grass and more

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Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo

Friday & Saturday nights
June 15 – August 11, 2018
Events begin at 7.30 PM

Steamboat Springs is famous for its cowboy flair, so don’t miss out on seeing the real thing in action at the weekly pro rodeo at Brent Romick Arena on 5th Street.  Events include bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and steer wrestling.  Spectator tickets cost $20/adult, $10 kids 7 – 15  yrs, little buckaroos aged 6 and under are free!

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Steamboat Farmers Market

Every Saturday
June 9 – September 15, 2018
From 9 AM – 2 PM

Stroll through Downtown Steamboat Springs taking in the sights and sounds of 100+ vendors selling locally produced foods, arts & crafts.  Grab a mid-morning crepe, freshly baked pie, or check out the many artisan offering from cowhide purses to classic mountain photography.  Live music creates a fun and festive vibe from 11 AM – 1 PM.

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Music On The Green

Every Thursday
June 28 – August 16, 2018
Music from 12.15 PM – 1 PM

Enjoy a picnic by the river and listen to live music at the weekly Music On The Green.   Each week offers up it’s own genre of music, from classical, to folk, brass and bluegrass.   The Yampa River Botanic Park is located on 1000 Pamela Lane, offering six acres of carefully crafted gardens with ponds, sculptures and easy walking pathways.