Posted on 22 Apr 2024

Top Summer Events in Steamboat

If you're looking for somewhere fun to celebrate summer events and the 4th of July this year - look no further! Steamboat Springs is known for its beautiful summers and western flair with plenty of activities and an action-packed July 4th complete with a small-town parade and professional rodeo.

Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K
June 2, 2024

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, a certified Boston Qualifier race, was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America.” Not a runner? It's still worth watching and cheering the participants as they race to the finish down historic Lincoln Avenue.

steamboat's keeping it free concerts
Summer 2024

The free summer concert series at the base of Howelsen Hill is an outdoor highlight for locals and visitors. 'Keepin' It Free' brings nationally recognized artists to our mountain town every year with artists ranging from pop, reggae, bluegrass, blues, and funk. The series serves as a gathering for all ages and has become one of the signature events in the valley. The best part? It's completely free!

fourth of july celebration
July 2-6, 2024

Since 1927, 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. Events include the Pro Rodeo Series at the Brent Romick Arena, the Ski Jumping Extravaganza at Howelsen Hill, the First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Steamboat, and the Saturday Farmers Market.

On Independence Day, events include the Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast in Downtown Steamboat, and a Nordic Combined 1K run, and a 3k roller ski race. All followed by the Fourth of July Parade, presented by Yampa Valley Bank, down Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Steamboat.

Check out the complete schedule of events.

Note: Fireworks in Steamboat are saved for the Winter Carnival in February due to fire restrictions and safety concerns.

steamboat pro rodeo series
July - August, 2024

Under the lights at the Brent Romick Arena, clouds of dirt and cries of victory tell the gripping story of the West with a time-honored and award-winning Steamboat tradition. The Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series takes place every Friday and Saturday night from July through August in Downtown Steamboat Springs. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Fourth of July performance which begins at 6:30 p.m.

Art in the Park
July 13-14, 2024

Art in the Park is one of the largest arts festivals in Northwest Colorado that draws local artists and artists from around the country with a wide variety of hand-made art. Colorful scenes await at this 50-year community tradition where arts and crafts, performances, and an interactive children’s area will fill your day. Art in the Park is free to the public and features nearly 150 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and an interactive children’s art area.

Yampa Valley Balloon Rodeo
July 26-28, 2024

The Yampa Valley 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!



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