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 28th year of music. Click here for more information about Strings Music Festival.
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 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: May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
In its 35th year, the Yampa River Festival raises awareness for and protects the 270-mile Yampa River in Northwest Colorado, the last remaining major free flowing river in the seven-state Colorado River basin. This event promises a fun-filled weekend for the whole family, with slalom and downriver races, fun for kids, freestyle competition, stand up paddleboard events, crazy river dog contest and more. Click here for more information about 2015 Yampa River Festival.
DATE: Jun 7, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015
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 18, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015
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 2, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015
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 and July 4th Celebration.
DATE: Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
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 18, 2015
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1000 cyclists and over 30 local and state-wide volunteers, on a one-day ride through beautiful Northern Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Stagecoach, Toponas, Upper Craven and Wolford Mountain dot this incredible route, and 3 mileage options offer something for everyone to enjoy. We are a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world! Click here for more information about Eriksen Cycles Tour de Steamboat.
DATE: Jul 19, 2015
The 2nd stop on the Colorado Triathlon Tour takes us to a picturesque venue that was the hot event of 2014. Steamboat Lake State Park has it all; a swim in the crystal clear waters of Steamboat Lake, a scenic ride through the rolling country side, and a run that takes athletes on the roads and trails of the park. Click here for more information about The Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon.
DATE: Aug 5, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015
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 10, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Indulge in the delights of all your senses at the Steamboat All Arts Festival, where symphonic sounds fill the mountain air, culinary delights ignite the taste buds and visual creations burst with color and originality in the mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Click here for more information about Steamboat All Arts Festival.
DATE: Aug 16, 2015
The Steamboat Triathlon now features a sprint distance, olympic distance, and aquabike. The swim starts off in the picturesque Lake Catamount. Triathletes will then quickly transition to the bike course with amazing views of the Yampa Valley and River! The olympic distance course will take athletes out to the historic Howelsen, while the sprint distance will feature a brand new single loop course. The run course hugs Lake Catamount for a flat and fast route which finishes back at the Lake! Hang out post race in the grassy lawns and enjoy great prizes, raffles, awards, and food from the events local sponsors of Steamboat! Race is capped at 600 participants for all the event combined, please join us for one of Colorado's most intimate destination events! This is the 3rd stop on the Colorado Triathlon Tour and points will be awarded to both the sprint and olympic distance competitors. Click here for more information about Steamboat Springs Triathlon.
DATE: Aug 17, 2015 - Aug 18, 2015
The fifth annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge will return to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2015. Top cyclists from around the world will race through nine host cities from August 17 to August 23 with the Bike Town USA® Stage as the Overall Start in Steamboat Springs. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is the most demanding bike race ever held on American soil, with racers experiencing breathless altitudes, day after day. The race is on the level of the Tour de France, bringing the high speeds, danger and adrenaline of professional biking to elevations over 2 miles high in some of the most picturesque terrain in the world—the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Click here for more information about 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
DATE: Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015
The Enduro-X Race Series is designed to challenge rider skills and endurance. The course selections for the Enduro-X races are some of the longest offered in the world offering descents over 2000 vertical feet per stage. Each course, called a Stage in the Enduro race format, is where riders are timed on the on the descending sections. The Transition to the start of the next Stage is not timed. Transitions are ridden or use the Gondola lift service to get to the start of the following Stage. Stages will start with an individual start format of 30 to 60 seconds between riders. Click here for more information about Enduro-X Race Series.
DATE: Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015
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: Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
The 7th annual Steamboat Stage Race, presented by Moots, welcomes racers from across Colorado to compete in three days of road racing with stages including a time trial, road race and criterium. Click here for more information about Steamboat Springs Stage Race.
DATE: Sep 6, 2015
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 18, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015
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 Steamboat OktoberWest.