Steamboat 2015 Spring & Summer Events Schedule

Spring has sprung in the Yampa Valley and its time to start thinking about life after skiing. Judging by the weather it, looks like summer might be coming a little early to Steamboat Springs. We are already staring to see to grass turn green and the buds start to bloom. The Tulips and Daffodils have emerged from their winter hiding spots and the birds have started their early morning singing. Mud season is a wonderful time to be in the valley. The town gets a few weeks of rest before the summer season kicks into high gear. Many people say, “I came to Steamboat for the winters, but stayed for the summers!”

If you are just staring to make your summer plans or need a little help deciding what weekend to come and visit Steamboat, we have put together a summer schedule, highlighting the major events and activities going on in the next several months. Please feel free to give us a call or drop us a line, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have about up in coming events. It's going to be another wonderful summer in the mountain of Northwest Colorado and we hope you can join us.

2015 Spring/Summer Events Schedule

April Events

April 12th

End the season off in style. Sadly the mountain closes on April 12th, but not without a gala sendoff. Steel Pulse, will be headlining the closing act on the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Music free concert series. This grand finale will be one of many fun events planned for closing weekend. The always entertaining Cardboard Classic race and Splashdown Pond Skimming Competition will also be held at the base of the Steamboat ski area closing weekend. Check the Steamboat Resort website for times and complete calendar of events. See you there!

April 19th

Spring Poochy Paddle, 2-4 p.m. Old Town Hot Springs. Bring your favorite four- legged friend down to the Hot Springs for a fun splash in the pool. Always entertaining and a great social event for you and your furry friends. Visit Old Town Hot Springs for more info.

April 29th-May 1st

EDCC, the Steamboat Grand. Economic development professionals from Colorado will gather for professional development coursework, updates and presentations. Register at EDCC.

May Events

May 1st

First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. First Friday of every month, local artists transform the galleries and other businesses throughout the streets of Steamboat Springs into a wine and appetizers party. www.steamboatartcenter.com

May 8th-9th

Student Film Fest, 7:00 p.m. Film Fest features high school screening and workshops throughout the weekend at the Chief Theater. Visit www.steamboatstudentfilmfest.com for more info.

May 9th

Hayden Cog Run, 10:00 a.m. First race event of the Steamboat Running Series. A true Routt County classic, this 8.5 mile and 5K course starts in the center of Hayden, Colorado (25 miles west of Steamboat Springs). Register at www.runningseries.com .

May 16th

Home and Garden Expo, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Steamboat Community Center. Come learn about the wonderful home and garden resources we have right in the valley. Meet local landscapers and interior designers and share ideas to beautify your home or garden. Info.

May 23rd

Sprint Challenge, running race, 9:00 a.m. 10K and 5K run through the rolling terrain throughout the Strawberry Park area. The second race of the Steamboat running series will benefit the Yampa Valley Autism program. Race begins at the Steamboat Springs Middle School. Register at www.runningseries.com .

May 29th-31st

Yampa River Festival. Celebrating it's 35 year. This Festival raise awareness for the protection of the 270 mile Yampa River in Northwest, Colorado. A fun-filled weekend for the entire family. Downriver races, paddleboard events, and even a crazy river dog contest. Complete schedule at www.friendsoftheyampa.com.

June Events

June 5th

First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. First Friday of every month, local artists transform the galleries and other gatherings throughout the streets of Steamboat Springs into a wine and appetizers party. www.steamboatartcenter.com

June 7th

Steamboat Marathon, 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. One of the top ten destination marathons in North American. Entering it's 34th year, the city of Steamboat Springs is transformed into a running spectacle. Register for the Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, of 10k race at: www.active.com . More info at the Steamboat Chamber website.

June 10th-14th

Steamboat Bike Week. The cycling season officially kicks off with the 2nd annual Steamboat Bike Week. Evening entertainment and events throughout the week will bring our strong cycling community together and help kick off he 2015 riding season. For complete schedule.

June 10th

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, The season kicks off with the first offical race out at Marabou Ranch. Races run every other Wednesday night throughout the month of August. Each race is has a different course, for Pros through beginners. To find out more information on this popular race series head on over to www.townchallenge.com. Keep the rubber side down!

June 11th

Gondola Opens for the summer. Get ready to hike, ride and play

June 10th-14th

National Cattledog Association Finals, 10:00 am Flying Diamond Ranch. A spectacle to watch highly trained cattle dogs work their magic on 800 pound animals through a series of obstacles. Fun for the entire family with craft booths and BBQ. www.nationalcattledog.com

June 13th

Farmers Market, downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19 and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings.Visit www.mainstreetsteamboat.com for more info.

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June 13th

Moots Ranch Rally, 9:00a.m. The 2nd annual event is a 50 mile cyclosportive event held on the dirt roads surrounding Steamboat Springs. More info and register at www.moots.com

June 18th-21st

Mustang Roundup, Over 400 Mustang owners decent into the Yampa Valley to display their American Icons. Now in it's 27th year, this Father's Day event will feature a timed Autocross race in the Meadow Parking lot. The highlight of the week is the parade of vehicles and the Show N' Shine, Saturday morning on the streets of Lincoln Ave. Register your car and find more info at www.rockymountainmustangroundup.org.

June 19th-20th

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com for ticket and schedule info.

June 19th

Summer Free Concert Series, Howelsen Hill Amphitheater. Always fun and always free, the series kicks off with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood band. A great family event, with plenty of food and fun for everyone. Visit www.steamboatfreeconserts.com for info on each band.

June 24th

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, The second race of the series ventures down to Emerald Mountain. Races run every other Wednesday night through the month of August. Each race is has a different course, for Pros to beginners. To find out more information on this popular race series head on over to www.townchallenge.com.Keep the rubber side down!

June 27th

Farmers Market, downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts, eat great food or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19th and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. Visit www.mainstreetsteamboat.com for more info.

July Events

July 2nd-5th

Holy Moly there is a lot going on this weekend! If there was one weekend to spend in Steamboat Springs, this is it. It's one of my two favorite weekends of the year because it shows how special Steamboat is.

Here we go:

Forth of July Celebration, Family Events, Parade and much much more. Celebrate Steamboat style with a western flare. One of the best fireworks displays in the country! www.steamboat-chamber.com for details.

Art on the Mountain, 10:00 am-4:00pm, Gondola Square, base of the ski area. Local and visiting artists bring a variety of unique work to display and sell in a relaxing mountain environment. Visit www.steamboat.com for more info.

Mountain Madness, 7:30 am, Howelsen Hill. Steamboat Springs Running series ½ Marathon and 10K race. Race along the beautiful Yampa River, through rolling countryside. www.runningseries.com.

Jump & Jammin, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Howelsen Hill. Watch US Nordic Combined teams soar off the jumps. Elimination event where the winner will be determined from a field of six.

First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. First Friday of every month local artists transform the galleries and other gatherings throughout the streets of Steamboat Springs into a wine and appetizers party. www.steamboatartcenter.com.

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com for ticket and schedule info.

Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19 and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. www.mainstreetsteamboat.com.

Summer Free Concert Series, Howelsen Hill Amphitheater. Always fun and always free. The fourth festivities continue with New Orleans Suspects. A great family event, with plenty of food and fun for everyone. Visit www.steamboatfreeconserts.com for info on each band.

July 8th

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, The third race of the series ventures down to Emerald Mountain. Races run every other Wednesday night throughout the month of August. Each race is has a different course, for Pros through beginners. To find out more information on this popular race series head on over to www.townchallenge.com.Keep the rubber side down!

July 10th

Summer Free Concert Series, Howelsen Hill Amphitheater. Always fun and always free. The fourth festivities continue with Johnny Lang. A great family event, with plenty of food and fun for everyone. Visit www.steamboatfreeconserts.com for info on each band.

July 10th-11th

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com ticket and schedule info.

July 11th-12th

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, 6:00 am, Bald Eagle Lake. Two amazing events, all piled into one weekend. Nothing is more beautiful that watching a balloon rise into the early mornings mist. Now add in 30 more and it's a spectacle you don't want to miss. Best of all, it's free! The 41st Art in the Park features local and regional artists selling a variety of crafts, photos, jewelry and paintings. A must see for the entire family. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the food! Full event schedule: www.steamboat-chamber.com.

July 11th

Farmers Market, downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market runs until Sept. 19th and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. Visit www.mainstreetsteamboat.com for more info.

July 16th-19th
Mountain Soccer Tournament, International competetive soccer tournament for teams U10-U18. Visit www.steamboatmountainsoccertournamnet.com

July 17th-18th

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com ticket and schedule info.

July 18th

Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19 and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. www.mainstreetsteamboat.com.

July 18th

Tour De Steamboat, 7:00 am., Little Toots Park. A legendary road cycling event, featuring a non-competitive century ride for the ages plus 25 and 40 mile courses as well. Hosted by Eriksen Cycles, this event raises money for non-profit organizations in town. www.tourdesteamboat.com

July 22th

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, The fourth race of the series ventures down to Emerald Mountain. Races run every other Wednesday night throughout the month of August. Each race is has a different course, for Pros through beginners. To find out more information on this popular race series head on over to www.townchallenge.com.Keep the rubber side down!

July 23rd-26th

Steamboat Movement Festival, 8:00 am. Four day experience of Yoga, live music and outdoor activities. Steamboat Springs will showcase it's talented community of instructors, musicians and artists in a beautiful mountain setting, surrounded my wonderful people. www.steamboatmovementfest.com .

July 24th-25th

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com ticket and schedule info.

July 25th

Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19 and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. www.mainstreetsteamboat.com.

July 25th

Spring Creek Trail Run, 8:00 am, Spring Creek Ponds. This 9 mile trail race or 5k run is sure to get your heart pounding. This rugged race climbs towards Buffalo Pass, twisting and turning through beautiful Aspen groves and wildflower filled meadows. www.runningseries.com .

July 31st-Aug 1st

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com ticket and schedule info.

August Events

Aug 1st

Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19 and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. www.mainstreetsteamboat.com.

Aug 5th

Summer Free Concert Series, Howelsen Hill Amphitheater. Always fun and always free. The concert of the summer with Ziggy Marley. A great family event, with plenty of food and fun for everyone. Visit www.steamboatfreeconserts.com for info on each band.

Aug 5th-Aug 9th

Steamboat Wine Festival. Now in it's 12th year, this must attend event features some of the world's master winemakers and culinary greats. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries and distilleries in beautiful Steamboat Springs. Visit www.steamboatwinefestival.comfor ticket info.

Aug 7th-8th

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com ticket and schedule info.

Aug 8th

Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19 and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. www.mainstreetsteamboat.com.

Aug 12th

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, The fourth race of the series climbs to the top of Storm Peak. Races run every other Wednesday night throughout the month of August. Each race is has a different course, for Pros through beginners. To find out more information on this popular race series head on over to www.townchallenge.com. Keep the rubber side down!

Aug 15th

Summer Free Concert Series, Howelsen Hill Amphitheater. Always fun and always free, the series concludes with the always popular Jeff Austin Bandband. A great family event, with plenty of food and fun for everyone. Visit www.steamboatfreeconserts.com for info on each band.

Aug 15th-Aug 16th

Steamboat Stinger, Howelsen Hill, The Steamboat Stinger is a Steamboat classic and original event created by Honey Stinger featuring a 50 mile mountain bike race on August 15, and a full and half trail marathon on August 16. Get more information on the courses at the Steamboat Stinger website.

Aug 17th-Aug 18th

Pro Cycling Challenge, The fifth annual USA Pro Challenge will once again return to Steamboat Springs. 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. Steamboat is set to host a circuit race on Aug. 17 and the start of the Steamboat to Arapahoe Basin stage on Aug. 18. Visit steamboatprocycling.com or usaprocyclingchallenge.comfor more information.
Aug 19th

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, The fifth race of the series ventures down to Emerald Mountain. Races run every other Wednesday night throughout the month of August. Each race is has a different course, for Pros through beginners. To find out more information on this popular race series head on over to www.townchallenge.com.Keep the rubber side down!

Aug 21th-Aug 22nd

Pro Rodeo Series, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Yeeehaw! Professional Rodeo Series featuring bull and bronc riding, roping events, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A true Steamboat tradition this series runs both Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 22nd. Visit the Steamboat Chamber at www.steamboat-chamber.com ticket and schedule info.

Aug 22nd

Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat Springs, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. More than 75 vendors on display. Come down and buy fresh produce, art and crafts or simply listen to the music. The market run until Sept. 19 and will be open weekly on Saturday mornings. www.mainstreetsteamboat.com.

Aug 28th-Aug 29th

Freedom Festival, The premier conservative public policy conference in the Rocky Mounatins! This 2-day event features the nation's conservative thought leaders, America's most patriotic rock band Madison Rising, and a scenic gondola ride to the keynote dinner at Thunderhead, featuring keynote speaker LAURA INGRAHAM. More info at www.steamboatinstitute.org.

September Events

Labor Day Weekend Celebration

Sept 5th-Sept 6th

Wild West Air Fest, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Steamboat Airport. 11th Annual Air Fest and Labor Day celebration. Head down to our local airport for some family fun and entertainment. This festival features vintage planes and warbird aircraft displays, an aerobatic show, classic cars, kid activities and so much more. For complete schedule and more info at www.steamboat-chamber.com.(photo courtsey of Steamboat Chamber)

[email protected] 10,000 ft, 10:00 am, Old Rabbit Ears Road. Voted the best 10K in the state of Colorado and one of the longest running races in the series, this race is not to be missed! 10K and 5k courses will challenge you, but the scenery of Rabbit Ears Peaks will inspire you to keep moving along. Register at www.runningseries.com.

Chili Challenge, 10:00 am-3:00pm, 7th and Yampa St. Compete for top dog in the Valley. Honors will go out in the red, green, other, cornbread and salsa categories. Fun for everyone, including live entertainment and libations. Enter for your favorite chili recipe or vote for the coveted People' Choice award. Visit www.mainstreetsteamboat.com for more info.

Steamboat Stage Race, The 7th annual traditional road stage race is gaining popularity as a premier road event race in Colorado. This three day race includes a time trail, road race and criterium. Presented by Moots, visit www.bikesteambaot.com for info and registration.

Bull Bash,5:00 pm-7:00 pm, Brent Romick Arena. Wrap the summer up in style! Grab your hats and boots and head down to Romick arena for a wild weekend of bull riding. The top 40 professional Bull riders will compete for over $15,000 in prize money. This is fun action for the entire family.(photo courtsey of Steamboat Chamber)

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