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Star-Spangled Fun in Steamboat Springs

For locals, visitors, and home-away-from-homers, the highlight of the Steamboat Springs’ summer calendar is the town’s Fourth of July celebrations! Ski season is but a fond memory, as the Colorado sunshine beats down on this enchanting ranching town.

Steamboat’s rich cowboy heritage, vibrant array of summer activities, and endless list of all-age adventures not only make this the perfect place to spend your summer vacation… but also the only place you’ll want to spend this iconic national holiday ever again.

Here at The Astrid, we believe that Independence Day celebrations in Steamboat Springs are a beacon of community, freedom, and fun for people of all ages. Our exclusive collection of vacation homes are a reflection of these values, where memories are crafted, legacies are built, and the spirit of community thrives.

That’s why we’ve curated this list of the most exciting Fourth of July events in Steamboat Springs for 2024, so that you can plan ahead for the best summer vacation yet. And, when you start planning for your vacation in 2025, you can get a head start on what to put on your summer bucket-list.

With your private vacation home waiting for you at the foot of Mount Werner, it’s time to pack your red, white, and blue clothes, get on an airplane, and get ready for the most patriotic celebration this side of the Rocky Mountains!


The Fourth of July Parade in Steamboat Springs

Two women with the stars and stripes flag draped around them

A good Fourth of July parade is an essential part of any Independence Day celebration. It simply wouldn’t feel like the Fourth without it! True to its community values, Steamboat Springs hosts a genuine extravaganza of community fun.

Since 1927, Steamboat Springs has proudly celebrated its Western heritage with an authentic hometown Fourth of July parade. Community groups, non-profits, and local businesses team up to create a dazzling display of creative floats, choreographed dances, and the most elaborate costumes you’ll ever see! 

This year’s parade, led by grand marshals Donny and Jackie Hayes, will include 40+ floats registered by local businesses and organizations. Find a shady spot on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 10th Street, and settle in for a patriotic spectacle starting at 10 a.m.


Fourth of July Performances and Concerts

A cowgirl singing on stage

As if the parade wasn’t enough, Steamboat’s Fourth of July celebrations continue well into the evening! This remarkable 5 hour show received $30,000 in support from the City of Steamboat Springs, guaranteeing you an explosive lineup of all-American performances.

The evening kicks off at 5:50 p.m. with music by Eric Delaney’s Taste Test at the new-and-improved Steamboat Stage. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes, as Eric Delaney and his fellow musicians will fill the base area with the funkiest, grooviest, rock ‘n’ roll set you’ll ever hear!

As the evening draws on, at 7 p.m. John Papa Gros will ignite the stage with soulful sounds, funk, traditional jazz, brass band beats, and blues.

Soon after sunset, at 9 p.m., the entire Steamboat Resort will be lit up with a remarkable drone show. Safety concerns regarding fireworks have required Steamboat’s Fourth of July committee to get creative… leading to a spectacle more dazzling than any fireworks show could compete with! You won’t believe your eyes as the mountain slope comes to life with detailed images in the sky of iconic Steamboat symbols. Previous displays have seen drones create pictures of skiing figures, words, and cowboys.


Fourth of July Rodeo in Steamboat Springs

A cowboy on horse back carrying a USA flag

The Steamboat Springs Fourth of July Rodeo takes place at the Brent Romick Arena, showcasing a gripping, time-honored tradition that tells the story of Steamboat’s cowboy history.

This all-age event features non-stop action with events like Team Roping, Bare Back Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. Children can join in the fun with the interactive calf and ram scramble. 

The Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series runs every Friday and Saturday night from July through August, with shows starting at 7:30 p.m., except for the Fourth of July performance, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Steamboat Springs.


Steamboat’s Fourth of July Ski Jumping Extravaganza

A ski jumper flying over a large crowd

Ski season might be over, but you simply can’t keep the ski bums off the mountain in Steamboat Springs! What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than at the Howelsen Hill Ski Jumping Extravaganza?

Watch 80 of the nation’s top Nordic combined and ski jumping athletes soar 225 feet from the HS75 jump. Bring a chair or blanket, claim your spot on the grass, and enjoy a picnic lunch from one of the on-site food trucks. Beat the heat by purchasing an array of cool beverages, including cold beer and Tito’s Handmade Vodka libations. 

This spectacular all-age event begins at 11 a.m. right after the parade.


Your Next Summer Vacation in Steamboat Springs

We get it – all the excitement of Steamboat’s Fourth of July Celebrations is simply too much fun to miss out on next year. Or the year after that…

Here at The Astrid, we want to make sure you never have to miss out on Steamboat’s array of mountainside fun ever again. That’s why we’re creating a welcoming residential community of 61+ upscale private residences, nestled at the foot of Mount Werner.

We’re intentionally building The Astrid one residence at a time (quite literally), prioritizing your living experience above all else. Each residence, each room, and each space is designed to ensure you feel like you belong.

Inspired by Steamboat’s rich Western heritage, The Astrid exists so that your family’s legacy in Steamboat Springs will extend far beyond your lifetime. This is the place where we hope your grandkids, and great-grandkids, will create their fondest memories.

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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