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Events for All The Family in Steamboat Springs, July 2024

School’s out, your ‘out of office’ is set to auto respond, and your suitcase is packed. You’re finally returning to your favorite destination in the world… Steamboat Springs. This enchanting mountain town holds your family’s fondest memories, from relaxed days exploring Steamboat Lake Marina, to thrilling outdoor adventures. There’s nowhere you and your loved ones would rather be.

Here at The Astrid, we want to ensure that your family can make the most of Steamboat Springs in every season, no matter if it’s snowing or scorching hot. Why? Because Steamboat Springs is the kind of place that you’ll want to return to again and again.

We’ve curated this list of the most exciting family friendly events in Steamboat Springs this July, so that summer vacation 2024 is the best one yet! So, pack your sunscreen, and head downtown to enjoy an array of concerts, tours, sports, and more…


Fourth of July Events in Steamboat Springs

A cowboy on horse back carrying a USA flag

For locals, visitors, and home-away-from-homers, the highlight of the Steamboat Springs’ summer calendar is the town’s Fourth of July celebrations!

This star-spangled national holiday kicks off at 10 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue with an authentic hometown parade. This is followed by the Ski Jumping Extravaganza at Howelsen Hill.

After a BBQ lunch, and soaking up the afternoon sun, head on over to Steamboat Stage for an evening of live music. If you’re craving something a little more Western, the Fourth of July rodeo performance at Brent Romick Arena begins at 6:30 p.m.


Yampatika’s July Nature Events

A couple hiking in the sunshine

The remarkable environmental stewardship organization, Yampatika, is once again filling the ‘Boat with educational guided tours that recur weekly.

  • Mondays at 9:30 a.m. : Wildflower Wanders with Mary O’Brien – Join Mary O’Brien for a delightful wildflower-focused guided hike through the easy-to-access Sanctuary Trail near downtown Steamboat Springs. As you wander through the Sanctuary Trail’s tapestry of blooms, Mary’s expert guidance will unveil the medicinal properties and cultural significance of the flora. 
  • Tuesdays at 9 a.m. : Yampa River Walk – Follow a quiet section of the Yampa River as your expert naturalist guide talks about the history o f the river, local water rights, fisheries science, and more.
  • Wednesdays at 9 a.m. : Mineral Springs Walking Tour – Explore a diverse array of natural Mineral Springs each with its own history, medicinal uses, and geologic pasts starting over 40 million years ago. This program is offered in partnership with Tread of Pioneers Museum.
  • Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. : Ski Resort Guided Hikes – Enjoy a guided hike at the Steamboat Ski Resort’s Creekside Trail! This hike will focus on how humans can cohabitate with bears, moose, elk, birds, and other wildlife you may frequently see here in Steamboat.


Relaxing Events at Yampa River Botanic Park

The Yampa River Botanic Park in the summer

Yampa River Botanic Park’s collection of enchanting gardens play host to three weekly (or bi-weekly) events where you can reconnect with nature, whilst taking care of your mind, body, and soul. 

  • Mondays at 8 a.m. : Qigong on the Green – Qigong is an ancient practice originating in China, commonly known as a moving meditation. Surrounded by luscious natural scenery, enjoy slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind.
  • Tuesdays, July 2nd and 26th, at 5:30 p.m. : Meditation in the Garden – Enjoy a unique meditation experience with Andrea Abrahamson, Certified Instinctive Meditation® teacher, surrounded by flowers, trees, and birdsong.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 9 a.m. : Yoga on the Green – Cocooned by the beauty of nature, you’ll find peace and stillness through a gentle yoga practice run by expert teachers.


Olympic Heritage Tour in Steamboat Springs

A winter olympian skiing

Steamboat’s vibrant Olympic legacy comes to life through weekly tours across the city, led by local Olympian Ben Berend in collaboration with the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. through September 10th, you can join other Olympic enthusiasts to learn about why Steamboat is home to more Olympic athletes than any place in North America. Meet at the front entrance of Howelsen Hill Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway.


The Commons Stich n’ Sip

A person's hands embroidering flowers onto fabric

Pick up your needle and thread, and join local crafts expert, Victoria Rudolph, as you sip a glass of wine or cocktail while learning how to create embroidered masterpieces. This event is designed for all ages and skill levels, whether you want to learn the basics or expand your knowledge further. Every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., upstairs at The Commons, 56 Seventh St.


Art Show at Pine Moon Fine Art

Interior Gallery at Pine Moon

Join Pine Moon Fine Art for an enchanting evening exploring the theme of “Steamboat Seasons” through local artist Jill Leeson’s remarkable paintings. Leeson is inspired by the natural beauty of each season in the Yampa Valley, and uses watercolor, acrylic, and oil, sometimes even blending them into mixed media pieces in her process to create this stunning collection. Doors open on July 5th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Hahn’s Peak Vertical Trail Race

A man running past trees

On July 6th at 8:30 a.m. join like-minded outdoor enthusiasts for an 8-mile trail race starting at Quarry Lot near Hahns Peak Village, CO. The course ascends 4 miles to Hahns Peak’s summit and a 1912 fire lookout tower, featuring a challenging final stretch of loose rock and talus slope. Racers must follow marked chutes for safety. The trail includes jeep road, single track, and talus slope, with a 2,200 ft elevation gain. After reaching the summit, racers descend the same 4-mile route. This strenuous course is 99% trail and 75% single track, with opportunities for summit photos and potential sightings of the North Routt Yeti…


Movies on the Mountain

A movie playing on Steamboat Stage

Head on down to Steamboat Square for Coca-Cola’s ‘Movies on the Mountain’ every Saturday through August 10th at 8:50 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a star-lit movie experience like no other. Concessions stands will offer snacks and Coca-Cola beverages for your refreshment. The movie lineup includes “Spaceballs,” “Barbie,” “Legally Blonde 2,” “Migration,” “Mean Girls,” “Shrek 2,” “Mamma Mia 2,” and “Back to the Future.”


Art in the Park

Paint and paintbrushes set on a table outside

Art in the Park is one of Northwest Colorado’s largest arts festivals, taking place on July 13th and 14th. This free, family-friendly event features over 130 artists, live entertainment, food vendors, a beer tent, interactive creative stations, and a children’s area, making it Steamboat’s most colorful weekend tradition.


Tour De Steamboat

A large group of cyclists

The cycling spectacle of the summer season takes place on July 13th. The Tour de Steamboat, revived in 2005 by three local cyclists, is a community event celebrating all levels of bike riding. Originating in the 1970s, the Tour now features varied routes, aid stations, and a grand BBQ party. Proceeds benefit local charities, emphasizing community impact and participation.


Yampa Valley Balloon Rodeo

A hot air balloon against a blue sky

The Yampa Valley Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat Springs features vibrant morning hot air balloon launches at Bald Eagle Lake. Spectators can enjoy the colorful display for free on July 26th through July 28th. This event, with a 43-year history, attracts thousands and offers stunning photography opportunities as balloons dot the sky.


Annual Summer Vacations in Steamboat Springs

As the sun sets on another gloriously sunny day in Steamboat Springs, we know you’re already feeling the itch to return again next summer. What would the summer season be without blissful days spent in the Botanic Park, or exploring your artistic side at creative events, and making unforgettable memories with loved ones?

Here at The Astrid, we’re passionate about helping you to enjoy repeat vacations to Steamboat Springs. This isn’t the kind of town that you can only visit once – there’s simply too much going on!

We’re creating an idyllic retreat where you and your guests can enjoy exceptional service, abundant opportunities for adventure, and the extraordinary beauty of the Rocky Mountains year after year. Repeat vacations to Steamboat Springs will be a hassle-free experience, thanks to your very own home-away-from-home situated at the foot of Mount Werner.

Construction begins in mid-summer 2024 on the first of our luxurious buildings – The Townhomes. The Townhomes are The Astrid’s most exclusive residences, with only four units to one building. Each residence in The Townhomes is available to purchase now, with the top floor residence already secured for purchase leaving three remaining.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be among the founding members of Steamboat’s most luxurious vacation home community. Book a call with our friendly team to discuss the next steps in purchasing your dream vacation home in the most enchanting town this side of the Rocky Mountains.

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