Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

Entertainment & Events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Special Events

  • Annual Cowboys' Roundup Days 970-879-0880
    Various Locations
    Pioneer Days Block Party, featuring a free concert and Root Beer Floats for the kids, and the Ranch Rodeo where local ranches compete against one another are proof Steamboat's western roots are alive and well. One of Steamboat Springs' oldest traditions is the Annual Cowboy's Roundup Days, this Fourth of July Celebration event includes parades, firework displays, children's activities, a cattle drive through town, sky diving, and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. For over hundred years Steamboat Springs celebrates Independence Day in true western fashion. This event is held in July each year.  more

  • Hot Air Balloon Rodeo
    35565 South Highway 40
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
    Bald Eagle Lake
    Over 40 hot air balloons rise over the Yampa Valley at the annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, which takes place at the Bald Eagle Lake, located 9/10 of a mile south of Walton Creek Road on Highway 40 (35565 South Highway 40). Takes place in July. more

  • Annual Wild West Air Fest
    Steamboat Airport and Various Locations
    Held in September, the annual Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Celebration features fun, bull riding, vintage airplanes, the Stock Dog Challenge and more. more

  • Winter Carnival 970-879-0880
    Various Locations
    This is the oldest, continuing Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. Unique events include street events and a night show, kids being pulled on skis behind horses on Main St., the "Donkey Jump," fireworks and so much more. more

  • Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup 970-879-0880
    Various Locations
    Held in June, the Mustang Roundup features some of the finest Ford Mustangs around. Activities include a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social, Show 'n Shine Car Show and an awards breakfast.  more


  • Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas 970-870-8222
    655 Marketplace Plaza
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    Features stadium seating, all digital projection & sound, real 3D and more.  more

Night Life

  • T Bar at Steamboat 970-879-6652
    2045 Ski Time Square Drive
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
    A favorite local spot for ski-in/ski-out food, drinks and fun.

  • Ghost Ranch, The 970-879-9898
    56 7th Street
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    An old west-style saloon that offers a unique venue in which you can enjoy quality live music and entertainment. It is also a great place to host your special event.  more

Concerts & Performances

  • Steamboat Symphony Orchestra 970-879-9008
    Their mission is "to promote orchestral music in the Yampa Valley by providing professional quality performances and educational experiences for community musicians of all ages." The orchestra includes a woodwind quintet and string quartet that perform regularly at special events.  more

  • Bud Light Rocks the Boat at Steamboat
    2305 Mt. Werner Circle
    Steamboat Springs, CO 40877
    This annual, free concert series features an eclectic lineup of musicians. You will hear everything from bluegrass to New Orleans-style rhythm & blues to traditional Irish and more.  more
    Sponsored By: Bud Lite

Plays & Productions

  • Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp 800-430-ARTS
    40755 Routt County Road 36
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    The oldest and most unique performing arts school and camp in the nation offers numerous productions to the public during the summer season. It features four dance studios, two theatres, two art studios, rehearsal spaces, two writing studios, stables, and riding arenas on its rustic 75 beautiful acres. Perry-Mansfield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Steamboat Wine Festival
    Various Locations
    A premier destination event, the Steamboat Wine Festival is where master winemakers, culinary greats, and distinguished guests gather to play, wine, and dine. Visitors will experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience." The Steamboat Wine Festival will take place in August each year. more

  • Strings Music Festival 970-879-5056
    900 Strings Road
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    A nationally recognized, award-winning music festival, Strings Music Festival presents over 85 performances of classical music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms and other genres each summer in the intimate 550-person Strings Pavilion that overlooks Mt. Werner and the Yampa Valley offers holiday concerts in the winter and over 70 performances in the summer months from June through August more

  • Steamboat All Arts Festival
    Various Locations
    An annual multi-day event that celebrates the dance, vocal, musical, visual, literary and culinary arts of the Yampa Valley. The nationally-renowed artists come to celebrate their culture in all aspects, including wine tasting and kitchen theater. The Steamboat All Arts Festival takes place in August each year.  more

  • MusicFest at Steamboat
    2305 Mt. Werner Circle
    Steamboat Springs, CO 40877
    Each January, ski-lovin', music-lovin' folks flock to the Steamboat MusicFest. The festival lasts six-days and features over 100-hours of live music.  more

  • Steamboat OktoberWest 877-754-2269
    Downtown in Various Locations
    Held annually in September, this festival is Steamboat's unique take on the traditional Oktoberfest celebration. Festival attendees will enjoy Rocky Mountain beer, local fare and unique festivities. There will be a cruiser bike parade, live music, an I Love Beef Cook Off and plenty of beers available in the beer garden.  more

Marathons & 10K Runs

  • Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K 970.879.0880
    Court House to Moon Hill
    The Steamboat Springs Marathon allows runners to enjoy the Elk River, snow-capped mountains and emerald green pastures as beautiful scenery for one of the Top 10 Marathons in North America. The 10K course begins and ends at the Steamboat Springs Court house with mid point being Moon Hill. This is a USATF (USA Track and Field) certified race and a Boston qualifier. This event is held in June each year. more

Sporting Events

  • Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series 970-879-1818
    The Brent Romic Rodeo Arena
    "The most successful weekly rodeo in the country," the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series features PRCA-sanctioned competitions every Friday and Saturday evening from mid-June to Labor Day. Additional rodeo events, such as pro bull riding, team penning and team roping, are planned throughout the summer. The Brent Romic Rodeo Arena is located just a couple of blocks from downtown at 5th Street and Howelsen Parkway in the Howelsen Hill Sports Complex. more

  • Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill 970-879-6111
    2305 Mt. Werner Circle
    Steamboat Springs, CO 40877
    ProRodeo stars come to Steamboat for a day of skiing. The cowboys have had such a great time that the Downhill has become the most popular event of the season with over 100 of the best professional rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique ski rodeo in the country. Sponsored by Bud Light, the Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver. This event is held in January.  more
    Sponsored By: Bud Light

  • Stars & Stripes Heroes Week 970-879-6111
    2305 Mt. Werner Circle
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    Veterans with disabilities come to Steamboat to participate in a weeklong adaptive camp, STARS & Stripes Heroes Week. Steamboat STARS provide on-snow instruction, equipment and support that ensure every participant in this camp is lifted up, and challenged. This event is held in January. STARS help each participant empower and enrich their lives through adaptive recreational activities. more
    Sponsored By: Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports: STARS

  • Ski Mardi Gras 970-879-6111
    2305 Mt. Werner Circle
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    The good times are definitely ready to roll in when the Steamboat Mardi Gras Festival comes marching in February with free concerts, parades, a Cajun BBQ and beer festival and more. Throughout the celebration, food enthusiasts can enjoy Mardi Gras themed lunch creations across the mountain. The festival culminates on Fat Tuesday with an all-day celebration featuring snow sculpture contest at the chairlifts, restaurant contests, special activities, and plenty of beads to go around.
    Sponsored By: Bud Light

  • Cardboard Classic 970-879-6111
    2305 Mt. Werner Circle
    Steamboat Springs, CO 40877
    Cardboard Classic, Steamboat's traditional rite of spring celebrating over three decades of fun, features homemade crafts constructed only from cardboard, glue, string, water based paint, duct tape and masking tape racing down the face of Headwall to a hysterical finish. The uniqueness and creativity of the race make it an event looked forward to every year. Held in April each year.


  • Desperado Torchlight Parade 970-879-6111
    Steamboat Ski Area
    The Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School treats tourists and locals to spectacular on-snow parades down the mountain lit only by torches. In conjunction with the torchlight parades, a fireworks display will illuminate the sky providing a perfect ending to the evening. Again this year, the young ones get a chance to ski down the mountain and join in the excitement as a special finale to the Kids Ski Week program. The Kids Torchlight Parades are December through March.  more


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