Explore’s Top 5 events for June 19 to 21
Steamboat Springs — The weather calls for sunny, blue skies this weekend just in time for Father’s Day, Mustang Roundup, the first Pro Rodeo Series and the Summer Solstice. But what else is going on? Here are some of Explore’s top picks on where to go, who to see and what to do this weekend.
Eric Andersen, who performs folk, blues and jazz, will be at the outdoor patio of Cugino’s for the first time. Andersen is a former music teacher and plays at various venues in Northern Colorado. On Saturday, he will be at the Rusted Porch at 6 p.m. This is the first time Cugino’s will have live music and the restaurant will also introduce its new menu.
Live music | 6 p.m. | Friday, June 19 | Cuginos Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, 41 Eighth St. | Free
All-star open mic night
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Go on up to the Roadhouse in Clark and strut your stuff. The open mic night, hosted by Erik Oles and Dale Cross, is open to all musicians of any genre. Performers’ first beverages are on the house. Gather that courage, a stage awaits.
All-star open mic night | 8 p.m. | Friday, June 19 | Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, 60880 Routt County Road 129, Clark | Free
Riparian and river watershed study
Looking for a Father’s Day event? Join Yampa River State Park interpretive ranger Laura with hands-on, interactive discovery into local water systems to raise awareness and desire to keep Routt County rivers healthy and clean. The workshop will be followed by a “Hooked on Dad” craft workshop for all ages.
Riparian and river watershed study | 9 a.m. | Saturday, June 20 | Elkhead Reservoir and Yampa River State Park | 6185 U.S. Highway 40, Hayden | Free event with $7 daily park pass or annual entrance pass
Whether it’s the first time doing yoga or paddleboarding, this class is great for beginners and is led at a pace that is comfortable, yet effective, in learning both. All boards are stable and allow for some error without getting wet. Boards and paddles are included with the class. If using personal paddle board, the cost will be slightly less.
Paddleboard yoga | 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. | Saturday, June 20 | Fetcher Pond, located behind Walgreens | Cost varies; see website at http://www.steamboatpaddleboardadventures.com/yoga/ for more information.
Sunday marks the onset of summer with the longest day of the year. It’s also the first official United Nations International Yoga Day. To celebrate the day with sun salutations, Elkstone Farm will host a day of yoga with local instructors. Join Alex Mathisen and Alex Berger for an invigorating yoga class (outdoors weather permitting) followed by a farm tour and light refreshments grown on the farm. The event is limited to 20 people.
Summer Solstice | 10 a.m. to noon | Saturday, June 20 | Elkstone Farm, 40345 Virtus Way| Cost for the all-day event is $40 total and the cost for just the yoga is $15.
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