Calendar of events for 2013 Fourth of July
Pancake breakfast — Little Toots Park, 7 to 10 a.m.
Annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is hosted by the Steamboat Springs Lions Club. Proceeds stay local and fund projects such as scholarships and optical care. 12th and Yampa streets.
Nordic combined roller-ski race — Ninth Street downtown, 9:15 a.m.
FREE. 1-kilometer run at 9:15 a.m. and 3-kilometer roller-ski race at
Running Series: Steamboat Sprint — Lyon’s Corner Drug Store, 9:40 a.m.
400-yard dash. $4. Register from 9 to 9:15 a.m. race day. Lincoln Avenue and Ninth Street. http://www.runningseries.com.
Fourth of July parade — downtown Steamboat Springs, 10 a.m.
Strawberry Festival — United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, 11 a.m.
Ice cream sundaes for $3, cones and lemonade for $1. Proceeds benefit local charities. 736 Oak St.
Pioneer Day Block Party — Tread of Pioneers Museum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Featuring the character of Maggie Crawford sharing stories about Steamboat’s first Fourth of July celebration. FREE museum admission, community concert, hot dogs and children’s games. Routt beer floats are $3. 970-879-2214. 800 Oak St.
Ski jumping extravaganza — Howelsen Hill, 11 a.m.
HS75 elimination qualifying at 11 a.m. Elimination contest at 12:30 p.m. Awards will follow the events immediately on the ski jumping flats at Howelsen Hill. FREE.
Sunset Happy Hour — top of the Steamboat Ski Area gondola, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Off the Chain. Load the gondola from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and enjoy live music and valley views at the top of Thunderhead. FREE for season pass holders or $12 ticket includes $5 off food or drinks. 970-871-5150. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.
Chamberlin Birch — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Jody Feeley and Brad Rasmussen play contemporary rock, pop covers and originals for happy hour on the patio. FREE. 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 6:30 p.m.
Events include team roping, bronc riding, clowns, barrel racing and bull riding. Barbecue starts at 5 p.m. and live entertainment goes on at 5:15 p.m. Fireworks show follows rodeo. FREE for children 6 and younger, $10 for youths ages 7 to 15, $20 for adults. 970-879-1818 or http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com. 401 River Road.
Loose Change — Sweetwater Grill, 7 p.m.
A country and rock outfit with its roots in Steamboat Springs, Loose Change will play rock with a little twang and country with a little soul, fused with several-part vocal harmonies and top-notch light and sound engineering. FREE. 970-879-9500. 811 Yampa St.
Fireworks show — Howelsen Hill, 9 p.m.
EB and Friends — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Join the cream of the Steamboat music crop for a night of rock with local musicians. FREE. 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
Dra-La — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.
Trap, hip-hop, dubstep and electro house dance music. FREE. 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
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