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Things to do in Steamboat Springs with Kids, May 2024

Now that ski season has well and truly come to an end, the magic of Steamboat’s tranquil ‘mud season’ is just beginning. As the snow melts, this charming mountain town appears to breathe a deep exhale. The streets are quiet, the mountain is serene, and colorful signs of spring are beginning to replace the frost.

For families seeking a peaceful retreat before the hustle and bustle of summer, Steamboat Springs offers a vibrant calendar of events for families of all ages. Once you’ve finished exploring child-friendly hiking trails and admiring migratory birds adorning the skyline, you and your kids will never be stuck for what to do next.

Here at The Astrid, we want to ensure that your family can make the most of Steamboat Springs in every season – including the slower-paced times of year. Lock up your skis, and head downtown to explore the best family friendly events in Steamboat Springs this May.


Live Music

Text reads: Spring into Summer. The Commons Food Hall Reopening Party.

What: Gather the whole family for fun, food, and fantastic live music at the ‘Spring into Summer’ event. Two incredible bands will have you and your loved ones toe-tapping all evening; Apple Pie Order and The Remedy! Indulge in a menu of mud season specials, and enter the highly-anticipated costume contest.

Where: The Commons Food Hall, 56 Seventh St., Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

When: May 4th 2024, 5:00 p.m.


Kids Disco

Text reads: Kids Disco, DJ, Bubble, Face Paint & Dancing!

What: Families of all ages are invited to enjoy a morning of bubbles, face-painting, and non-stop dancing. Grown-ups can grab a cup of joe, served by Seed House Coffee. Put on your glad-rags and join in the fun!

Where: Steamboat Social Club, 1103 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

When: May 11th 2024, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Forage for Your Feast

Text reads: Forage for Your Feast. Images of people foraging outdoors.

What: Hosted by non-profit Yampatika, join edible plant experts, Karen Vail and Mary O’Brien for an unforgettable afternoon foraging for edible plants across Steamboat Springs. This is an incredible opportunity for your family to be immersed in nature, and learn something new.

Where: Forest Service Office, 925 Weiss Dr., Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

When: May 20th 2024, 11:40 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.


Wild Edible Feast Fundraiser

Text reads: Dine on the wild side, Wild Edible Feast. Images of foraged food and people outside.

What: Support Yampatika’s environmental education efforts by dining on the wild side with your family! This tapas-style event, hosted in collaboration with Aurum’s Gabriel Ledesma and Chef de Cuisine Jesse Romero, invites you and your loved ones to enjoy foraged food from around Steamboat Springs.

Where: Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

When: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Guided Walking Tours of the Yampa River Botanic Park

Green trees, flowers, and a path at the Yampa River Botanic Park

What: You and your family can explore 63 unique gardens, led by expert guides. Discover the history, secrets, and vision behind the Botanic Park whilst enjoying the remarkable array of plant life.

Where: Yampa River Botanic Park, 1000 Pamela Ln, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

When: Every Sunday and Friday, from May 24th 2024 – October 6th 2024


Read to Dogs

A girl reading a book to a dog

What: Children are invited to read allowed to the friendliest, non-judgmental audience there is – a trained therapy dog! Whether your kids are confident readers, or still learning their letters, children over five years old will have a blast practicing their read-aloud skills alongside a comforting canine. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book in advance.

Where: Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

When: First Saturday of the month, starting on May 4th 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

Pastel Workshop

A hand taking pastels out of a wooden box

What: Artists of all abilities are invited to join award-winning artist Nancy Lewis for a three day artistic journey. You and your family will learn how to use pastels to create stunning, expressive drawings under Nancy’s expert guidance.

Where: Steamboat Arts Museum, 801 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

When: May 17th – May 19th 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Family-Friendly Vacation in Steamboat Springs

Here in Steamboat the locals have a saying, “Come for the winters, stay for the summers.” At The Astrid, we believe the allure of Steamboat Springs goes one step further. Come for the winters, stay for the summers, then return again and again for exhilarating adventures in every season.

You and your family can make the most of Steamboat this May by enjoying a variety of family-friendly events. Every month in Steamboat Springs is full of endless fun for vacationers of all ages.

Here at The Astrid, we’re passionate about helping you to embrace the family-friendly wonders this town has to offer, so that you can create precious memories with your loved ones season after season. We’re creating an idyllic retreat where families and guests can enjoy exceptional service, abundant opportunities for adventure, and the extraordinary beauty of the Rocky Mountains in every season. 

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.

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