Experience the Rocky Mountain Culture
Steamboat Springs offers visitors and locals alike the opportunity to indulge in fun, family-friendly events throughout the year. From a hot air balloon festival to a winter carnival celebration, no matter what season you decide to visit Steamboat Springs is sure to be hosting a unique event that will make your visit memorable. With our centrally located luxury condominiums Highmark Steamboat Springs is your perfect lodging option.
Below we have listed many of Steamboat's unique ongoing summer events along with the timeframes they usually take place. For a complete calendar of events, visit the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association.
Steamboat Springs Summer Events
Second week of June
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 400 Ford Mustangs are lined up and down Lincoln Avenue for display.
Cowboys' Roundup Days & 4th of July Celebration
July 4th and days surrounding
For over 100 years Steamboat has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. Cowboys' Roundup Days celebrates the Western Heritage native to the Yampa Valley with events for the entire family. Kick back in your boots at several community events including, a community all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, the annual parade down Lincoln Avenue, Pioneer Days Block Party featuring a free community concert and root beer floats for the kids, evening rodeo, and one of the states largest fireworks display.
Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & Art in the Park
Second week in July
Join us for the most anticipated and colorful weekends of the summer. The Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and the Annual Art in the Park have become a staple of Steamboat in the Summertime. On Saturday, start your day at Bald Eagle Lake for a spectacular early-morning affair as you watch over 40 hot air balloons rise softly from the mist and drift over the Yampa Valley. Afterwards make your way over to West Lincoln Park for Steamboat's biggest arts and crafts festival.
Eriksen Cycles Tour de Steamboat
Third week in July
The Tour de Steamboat takes place on Saturday, July 21st. Join this great ride in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado that benefits the The Sunshine Kids Foundation.
Steamboat Wine Festival
Second week in August
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.
Steamboat All Arts Festival
Third week in August
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.
Wild West Air Fest and Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Labor Day Weekend
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!
Downtown Hoedown and Chuckwagon Chili Challenge
Labor Day Weekend
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.
Last week in September
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.
Steamboat Springs FREE Summer Concert Series
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.
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo 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.
Strings Music Festival
Throughout the summer, enjoy chamber music concerts every Wednesday and Saturday evenings, the American Express Different Tempo Series, Youth and Family Concerts every Tuesday and free Music on the Green performances at the Yampa River Botanic Park every Thursday. With a schedule like this, there's simply no excuse to miss a Strings production.
Bike Town USA
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?
Steamboat Town Challenge
The Steamboat Town Challenge is a seven race mountain bike series held every summer. Both hill-climb and cross-country events are included.
Steamboat Running Series
The 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.
Mainstreet Farmers Market
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.
For more information on any of these events please contact our Guest Services Team at 877-879-6555.