Steamboat Springs Events
Steamboat Running Series
May 5 - Oct 27, 2018
The 2018 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.
Hayden Cog Run
May 5, 2018
This is one of the longest consecutively run races of the series and the state of Colorado! A Routt County Classic held in the small town of Hayden Colorado 25 minutes west of Steamboat. 8.4M and 5k runs begin at Hayden Town Park on S. 3rd Street.
Bike Town USA
May 19 - Sep 22, 2018
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 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?
May 19, 2018
The Spirit Challenge is a running event for families that has 3 distances. The 10k and 5k running races are on paved roads with the 5k having a short section on a wide trail. The Kid's Fun Run is an 800m run with 2 laps around the Middle School track. This is the 2nd race of the year for the Steamboat Springs Running Series and a great warm up to summer! The Spirit Challenge is a long standing race in the series and gives runners a chance to get those feet moving after a long winter in the Yampa Valley. Come out and support this fun local race. This race is a benefit for Yampa Valley Autism. Don't forget to bring the kids for the Fun Run, beginning at 9:15 a.m.
May 25 - May 28, 2018
Kick off the summer with special bargains and new offerings by shopping the Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale in downtown Steamboat along Lincoln Avenue.
Yampa River Festival
Jun 1 - Jun 3, 2018
The 38th annual Yampa River Festival aims to raise awareness for and help to protect the 270-mile Yampa River in Northwest Colorado, the last remaining major, wild river in the seven-state Colorado River basin. This event promises a fun-filled weekend for the whole family. The weekend kicks off with the Fish Creek race Friday evening. Saturday events are at Charlie's Hole at 13th Street with downriver races, freestyle competitions, the SUP Cup, crazy river dog contest, tubing and raft races and more. A slalom race wraps up the weekend on Sunday.
Jun 3, 2018
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.”
Mainstreet Farmers Market
Jun 9 - Sep 15, 2018
The 14th Annual Farmers' Market boasts more than 100 vendors, including (mostly) locally produced foods and arts and crafts, this market has become a weekly stop for locals and visitors alike.
Ride the Rockies
Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2018
This annual bicycle tour takes 2,000 cyclists, assisted by more than 100 volunteers, on a seven day ride on paved roads through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains each June. This year, the route will include Steamboat Springs as a host city for a two-night stay.
Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup
Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2018
More than 450 Mustang owners from Rocky Mountain Mustang clubs will convene in Steamboat Springs, Colorado over Father's Day Weekend. Activities will include a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social, Show n’ Shine Car Show and awards breakfast.
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series
Jun 15 - Aug 11, 2018
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.
Howelsen 8 Miler
Jun 16, 2018
Let the trail races begin! Challenging trail run on the scenic single track trails of historic Howelsen Hill, Steamboat's outdoor playground. This race is a beautiful loop on Emerald mountain starting cross country on the Bluff's trail, heading uphill on the Lupine trail and finishing downhill via MGM and the Meadow trail to the base of the historic Howelsen Hill Ski Area. The trails of Emerald are beautiful this time of year with abundant aspen trees and wildflowers. The Howelsen Hill Trail Run includes an 8 Mile and a 4 Mile race, both with a frills and no-frills race registration option.
Moots Ranch Rally
Jun 16, 2018
The 5th annual Moots Colorado Ranch Rally is Saturday, June 16th. This is a 50-mile cyclosportive held on the dirt and gravel roads around Steamboat Springs, CO.
Strings Music Festival
Jun 22 - Aug 24, 2018
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.
Reds Whites & Brews
Jun 23, 2018
Join us again this summer in Steamboat for Reds Whites & Brews, a beer and wine tasting event that brings together the best cold craft brews and tasty international wines to kick off summer in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Music on the Green
Jun 28 - Aug 16, 2018
Settle on a soft blanket among the flowers of the Yampa River Botanic Park as the weekly free Strings Music Festival event livens up your lunch with folk and classical tunes floating through the summer air.
July 4th Celebration
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2018
For more than 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 followed by an old-fashioned community block party.
Steamboat Springs FREE Summer Concert Series
Jun 30 - Sep 2, 2018
The Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series began in 1990/91 as a small concert series with several hundred in attendance and presented on the lawn of the Routt County Court House, the community gathering space in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Started by a small record shop owner and friends, the Series now features 5 concerts per year with attendance averaging 3,500 to 5,000 per concert. And boasts nationally recognized artists in the area of pop-rock, reggae, bluegrass, blues, and funk. The series is a gathering for all ages and has become truly one of the signature family events in the valley.
Jul 1, 2018
Many think that the Steamboat Marathon and Half Marathon are the only times to race longer distances on road in Steamboat Springs. Not so! The Mountain Madness Half Marathon joins the Hayden Cog and 10K at 10,000 feet as one of the three oldest races in Steamboat Springs and the Running Series. This is a great race held over 4th of July weekend. The Mountain Madness will take runners along beautiful county roads with sweeping views of the Ski Area and the Yampa River.
Jumpin & Jammin Competition
Jul 1 - Apr 4, 2018
Celebrate the 4th of July at Howelsen Hill with 60 of the Nation's Best Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping Athletes as they soar off the HS75 meter Jump! Enjoy Local food and drink vendors, music, and festivities!
Hahn's Peak Hill Climb
Jul 7, 2018
This trail race is a new event that started in 2017 at the base of Hahn's Peak in North Routt County. Running this course started with a few hardcore North Routt locals meeting at the beautiful Cabins at Historic Columbine every 4th of July. From here they would race to the summit and fire outlook of Hahn's Peak, once an active Volcano with an elevation of 10,839 & 360 degree panoramic views like no other. Now however it's time to share this amazing course with all of you.
Keller Williams: Petty Grass
Jul 7, 2018
The 2018 Free Summer Concert Series keeps on rocking with Keller Williams and a tribute to the late Tom Petty at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater.
Art in the Park
Jul 14 - Jul 15, 2018
Art in the Park is free to the public and features 150 artist vendors, live entertainment, food and drink vendors, and an interactive children’s art area. This popular and successful event takes place on July 9th and 10th over Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Weekend, which draws large crowds of over 10,000 people through a weekend of fun and excitement.
Hot Air Balloon Rodeo
Jul 14 - Jul 15, 2018
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.
Eriksen Cycles Tour de Steamboat
Jul 21, 2018
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!
JJ Gray and Mofro
Jul 21, 2018
The 2018 Free Summer Concert Series keeps on rocking with JJ Gray and Mofro at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater.
Spring Creek Trail Run
Jul 28, 2018
The race is held on the beautiful Spring Creek trail with wildflowers and Aspen trees next to bubbling Spring Creek. The 9.5 mile race is run on an up and down scenic loop on primitive trail, two track, single track and briefly on forest service road. The challenging 9.5 mile course gains ~2,500 ft. in the first 4 miles with most of that being from mile 2-4. This section of the race takes the runner up unimproved rocky and narrow single track and over several large downed trees before it descends on a smooth rolling downhill trail. The 5K race is an out and back on the beautiful Spring Creek trail on rolling two track and single track. Come out for a great day of running, a prize drawing and an even better post-race meal made by Freshies.
Aug 4, 2018
The 2018 Free Summer Concert Series keeps on rocking with Steven Marley at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater.
Aug 11 - Aug 12, 2018
The Steamboat Stinger, now a Colorado classic, aims to provide a challenging backcountry race experience showcasing some of Steamboat Springs’ finest singletrack. The Steamboat Stinger is also a fundraiser for Partners in Routt County (local youth mentoring group) and Routt County Riders (local IMBA chapter).
Aug 12, 2018
The Steamboat Triathlon 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.
Continental Divide Run
Aug 25, 2018
16 mile and 50k amazing trail race from Fish Creek Falls over to the ski area via the mountain view trail. One not to miss!
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2018
Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the Wild West Air Fest, Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Farmers Market, Downtown Sidewalk Sale, the End of Summer Jam, and the Rocky Mountain PBR Bull Bash!
Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2018
Wrap up your summer with a packed Labor Day weekend of events in Steamboat. Don't miss out on end-of-season and back-to-school bargains being offered by the downtown merchants at the So Long Summer Sidewalk Sale.
Steamboat Stage Race
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2018
Three days of road bike racing will again draw racers from across the Rocky Mountain region to Steamboat Springs over Labor Day weekend. The event offers a variety of age- and ability- based categories with three race stages that include a time trial, road race, and criterium. A portion of proceeds from the event go to Routt County Humane Society, Bicycle Colorado, and Lift Up Food Bank.
Wild West Air Fest
Sep 1, 2018
The Wild West Air Fest features nationally renowned performers providing edge of your seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. Don't miss the nonstop, action-packed performances in the extended air show this year.
FREE Summer Concert Series End of Summer Jam
Sep 2, 2018
Join us September 2nd, 2018 for the second annual SSFSC End of Summer Jam. Celebrate the end of summer while listening to live music from a variety of Genres and munching on snacks from Steamboat’s best food trucks. Support your local bands and musicians all afternoon at Howelsen Hill before getting down to this year's bands!
Sep 2, 2018
Grab your cowboy hats and throw on your boots for The Rocky Mountain P.B.R. Bull Bash on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. The the top professional bull riders make a stop right here in Steamboat Springs!
10K at 10,000 Feet
Sep 2, 2018
Voted Best 10k in the state of Colorado by Colorado Runner magazine in 2010. One of the longest running races in the series, this is a classic. 10k and 5k trail races up on Rabbit Ears Pass at the Dumont trail head.
Steamboat Bike Festival
Sep 6 - Sep 9, 2018
If you like to ride bikes, Steamboat Springs, CO is the place to be September 7 - 9. Bike Week offers something for everyone on two wheels. For the mountain bike enthusiasts, Steamboat is home to miles of beautifully maintained single track through tranquil mountain forests, culminating in sweeping views of the Yampa Valley. Road riders can explore a variety of highways and country roads winding through local ranch lands or up and over mountain passes with breathtaking vistas. Families can enjoy cruiser rides down the Yampa River Core Trail, following its namesake river the length of town, with plenty of places to stop along the way for fishing, picnicking and playing. Come up to Steamboat and soak in the stellar scenery and Western hospitality of Bike Town USA.
Sep 14 - Sep 15, 2018
Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest including Rocky Mountain beer, local food specialties and festivities unique to Steamboat Springs. We’re taking an Oktoberfest and stamping it with Steamboat’s western brand. No German beer here, just good ol’ Colorado brewed ale, food and festivities.
Run Rabbit Run Ultramarathons
Sep 14 - Sep 15, 2018
Run Rabbit Run is a weekend event featuring two world class mountain ultra marathons. Some of the world's greatest endurance athletes attempt to complete these arduous 50- and 100- mile footraces, through the mountains around Steamboat.
Emerald Mountain Trail Run
Sep 22, 2018
Beautiful 12k and 5k on the trails of Emerald Mountain. This is a wonderful race to enjoy the changing colors of fall.
Oct 27, 2018
5K run/walk on a mix of trail and road that is guaranteed fun for the whole family. Halloween costumes are highly encouraged. Leashed dogs are welcome to join too. Event benefits the Mark McManus Foundation and is directed by The Foundry Treatment Center. There will be homemade after race Halloween treats to enjoy as well as fun for the whole family...bobbing for apples, face painting and games.