Major Events in Steamboat – July & August

July 1-4

109th Cowboys’ Roundup Days & July 4th Celebration

This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade which ends in a big dance party in the street. Events like the 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 alive and well.
Don’t miss the pancake breakfast and a night at the Pro Rodeo Series. The popular cattle drive returns downtown on Sunday, July 1st at 10:00am.

July 7

Steamboat Mad Mud Run

A 2.5 mile muddy obstacle run in towering aspens, across slippery ski rails, up steep walls, through mud pits and ending with a musical party in Gondola Square? Join NRC 365 for the Steamboat Mad Mudd Run.

July 7 & 8

Steamboat Springs Balloon Rodeo & Art in the Park

Join us for one of the most anticipated and colorful weekends of the summer. The 31st Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and 38th Annual Art in the Park have become a staple of Steamboat in the Summertime. 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. Mark your calendars because this weekend is an absolute favorite for the entire family!

July 21

Tour de Steamboat

The Tour de Steamboat is a legendary Colorado road bike event featuring an epic century+ non competitive road ride and two smaller routes (40 and 25 miles) that starts and ends in beautiful downtown Steamboat Springs, CO. Originally hosted by the legendary frame builder, Kent Eriksen, in the late 1970’s, the Tour de Steamboat has evolved into an epic Colorado cycling event (including two stages from the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge!).Today this event is the primary fundraiser for the Sunshine Kids annual Steamboat ski trip. The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer – they are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients throughout the country.

August 2-5

Steamboat Wine Festival

The Steamboat Wine Festival is a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats, and our distinguished guests gather to play, wine, and dine in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience. Whether you are a full-fledged foodie or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite. There is something for everyone – from food and wine tastings, to seminars and cooking demonstrations, to outdoor adventures with food & wine influences, there are tastes and temptations at every turn.