Steamboat Springs Vacation Planning
Steamboat Springs Summer Event Schedule
Steamboat Springs is a well known for its world class skiing, scenic hiking trails, thrilling biking trails and more. During the summertime, Steamboat also hosts a wide variety of exciting events for everyone. Watch over 40 hot air balloons rise above the early morning mist during the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, take a stroll down Lincoln Avenue at the Mustang Roundup with over 400 classic Ford Mustangs or attend a breathtaking fireworks display on the 4th of July at Historic Howelsen Hill. These are just a few of the many signature events that make Steamboat the place to be in the summertime. Below you will find a full list of summer events.
The Strings Music Pavilion is Steamboat’s premier live music venue. The award winning Music Pavilion seats 560 people and showcases a short winter series and over 70 performances in the summer months from June through August. The festival features orchestra, chamber, soloists, world, blues, jazz and rock music along with a Youth and Family series and free concerts at the Yampa River Botanic Park. This year represents the Festival’s 26th year of music. Click here for more information about Strings Music Festival.
Hop on the family-friendly Yampa River Core trail for a relaxing cruise along the river. Explore over 500 miles of scenic cross country single track or hit the new Steamboat Bike Park and downhill trails on Mt. Werner. The smooth country roads offer endless rides through the Yampa Valley. How will you Bike the ‘Boat? Click here for more information about Bike Town USA.
The Steamboat Springs FREE Summer Concert Series is a Steamboat summer tradition with five free concerts throughout the summer. Come down to the Howelsen Hill amphitheater, in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs, for a night of FREE live music. Don’t forget your picnic blanket, chair and dancing shoes! The free concerts start around 5:00 p.m. with an opening band and then the main act to follow. There will be food vendors, kids activities and beer sales at the concert. No alcohol or dogs can be brought into the concert. Click here for more information about Steamboat Springs FREE Summer Concert Series.
The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series is the most successful weekly rodeo in the country. While the roots of rodeo in this modest little Northwestern Colorado ranch town/world class ski resort trace back over 100 years, the humble beginnings of the weekly rodeo were in the mid 1970's as the "Friday Night Jackpot." All performances are held at Romick Arena located in the Howelsen Hill Park Complex owned by the City of Steamboat Springs. Click here for more information about Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series.
The 2013 Steamboat Springs Running Series continues its dedication to the pursuit of running and bringing people together. This year's series includes miles of challenging runs from 400 yards to 100 miles, all on the spectacular Colorado terrain you've come to expect. Our races are for everyone, so come out for a great day whether you are a racer or a walker. It's an achievement to complete any of the courses, and many races will have prize drawings. As always, the top three male and female point earners will be awarded at the end of the season Click here for more information about Steamboat Running Series.
The Mainstreet Market is in its 8th year and has about 75 booths per week. The market is located on 6th Street at Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs on Saturday’s throughout the summer. The Market is the perfect first stop and launching place for a day browsing in our local stores, eating in our restaurants, or listening to the live music on the courthouse lawn during the market. Click here for more information about Mainstreet Farmers Market.
DATE: Mar 30, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014
Designed to raise awareness for and protect the 270-mile Yampa River in northwest Colorado, the last remaining major free flowing river in the seven-state Colorado River basin, the event promises a fun-filled weekend for the whole family, with slalom and downriver races, a kids activity zone, freestyle competition, dog events and more. Click here for more information about 2014 Yampa River Festival.
DATE: Jun 1, 2014
Run alongside the roaring Elk River through the emerald green pastures on Country Road 129 with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado all around and find out why the Steamboat Marathon was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America.” Click here for more information about Steamboat Marathon.
DATE: Jun 12, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
More than 400 Mustang owners from Rocky Mountain Mustang clubs will convene in Steamboat for activities, including a timed event on Friday and a "Show and Shine" on Lincoln Avenue on Saturday. Spectators are welcome at the Meadows parking lot located at the corner of Mt. Werner Road and Pine Grove Road for Friday’s Autocross. Over 180 Ford Mustangs compete in this timed event. Saturday’s Show n’ Shine is a car lovers dream. Over 450 Ford Mustangs are lined up and down Lincoln Avenue for display. Click here for more information about Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup.
DATE: Jul 1, 2014 - Jul 4, 2014
For over 100 years Steamboat Springs, Colorado has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade which ends in a big dance party in the street. Click here for more information about Annual Cowboys' Roundup Days.
DATE: Jul 12, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making them a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime. Click here for more information about Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park.
DATE: Jul 20, 2014
The 2nd stop on the Colorado Triathlon Tour takes us to a picturesque venue that was the hot event of 2013. The Steamboat Lake Sprint is exactly half the distance of the Steamboat Olympic Distance Triathlon that will take place on Aug 17th at Lake Catamount. Click here for more information about The Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon.
DATE: Aug 6, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
Join us at the Annual Steamboat Wine Festival at Steamboat. The Festival annually attracts over 3,000 attendees and is viewed as the "can't miss" event of the season. With nearly 800 wines, spirits, beer & some of the region's finest restaurants showcasing their talents, be sure to have the Steamboat Wine Festival on your calendar. Click here for more information about Steamboat Wine Festival.
DATE: Aug 14, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014
The Steamboat All Arts Festival is the most collaborative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It is a five-day event that highlights the amazing arts and culture in the Yampa Valley while featuring nationally-renowned artists. The festival incorporates all aspects of the arts into one cohesive event including dance, vocal, musical, visual, literary and culinary arts. If you enjoy the arts, this weekend in Steamboat combines all facets of arts and culture into an event packed weekend. Click here for more information about Steamboat All Arts Festival.
DATE: Aug 17, 2014
Last season the Steamboat Springs Triathlon was the hot new Olympic Distance Triathlon of the season and joined the Colorado Triathlon Tour! The race will start with a 1.5k swim in Lake Catamount, followed by a 24.8 mile bike ride through the Yampa Valley, and finishes with a 10k run around Lake Catamount. Come partake in one of the most picturesque triathlons Colorado has to offer! Click here for more information about Steamboat Springs Triathlon.
DATE: Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014
Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat is packed with entertainment in the air, on the mountain and all over town! It's a Labor Day celebration for the whole family. The Wild West Air Fest features vintage and warbird static aircraft display, classic cars, radio controlled airplane shows, hang gliders, para-gliders, Wings Over the Rockies KidSpace and much more! Click here for more information about Wild West Air Fest and Labor Day Weekend Celebration.
DATE: Aug 31, 2014
Taste more than 25 different chili recipes, along with cornbread and salsa, during the Downtown Hoe Down and Chuckwagon Chili Challenge. Enter your favorite chili recipe or be a taster for the People's Choice Award in this 5th Annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge. On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, downtown on 8th Street, join the fun, listen to live country music, and have a beer. Click here for more information about Downtown Hoedown and Chuckwagon Chili Challenge.
DATE: Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest with music, food, beer, games and activities for kids and adults, chef competition and much more. We’re taking all the German Oktoberfest traditions and stamping them with Steamboat’s western brand. No German beer here, just good ol’ Rocky Mountain beer, food and festivities. Click here for more information about 6th Annual Steamboat OktoberWest.