Pro Rodeo Series
Steamboat Springs hosts a professional rodeo in the Brent Romnick Arena at Howelsen Hill on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer. Over the 4th of July holiday, the rodeo typically runs on July 3rd and July 4th. The event includes bareback riding, roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. Before the rodeo starts, BBQ is served along live music. There are clowns and a Calf and Ram Scramble for the kids.
4th of July Parade
The entire town gathers to enjoy the Fourth of July Parade at 10am on Lincoln Avenue downtown. Just beforehand, watch skiers in the Roller Ski Competition zip up and down main street. The parade boasts local clubs, emergency vehicles, animals, and often, a fire-breathing dragon. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Jumpin’ and Jammin’ Ski Jump Competition
What would summer in a ski town be without ski jumping? Yes, I said ski jumping. It really is something to see. Located at Howelsen Hill, watch ski jumpers launch off the huge jumps at the historic ski hill.
Possibly unknown to many, Steamboat Springs has some of the world’s biggest fireworks enthusiasts. Located at Howelsen Hill, the fireworks launch from two points on the mountain. They are synced to a laser show as well. Of note, sometimes the weather is too dry and hot for a fireworks show to happen due to wildfire risk in which cause the laser show goes solo.
There are endless things to do in the summer in Steamboat Springs. The area boasts some of the best hiking (link to Hiking post) and biking in Colorado. Visit the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Go fishing! Tubing in the Yampa River is a popular past time. Take a walk on the Core Trail. Go shopping and eat amazing food. Camp or have a cookout. Enjoy time with friends and loved ones.