Explore’s Top 5 events for June 26 to 28

Audrey Dwyer

— Summer is in full swing, and this weekend in Steamboat Springs, there are opportunities to get out on a hike or bike ride, then attend a wide variety of events, including the Farmers Market Saturday morning, an orchestra concert or Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at String Music Pavilion and even a movie night at Movies on the Mountain. To help you plan your activities, here are this weekend’s top five picks.

YPN Summer Solstice Party

Friday night, Butcherknife Brewing Company will host one of the biggest events of the year for the local Young Professionals Network, the organization dedicated to supporting and connecting young professionals in Steamboat Springs. There is the opportunity to sign up or renew membership at the door. Reed Jones, executive secretary of YPN, said the event is a great way to see what the organization is all about and to meet other like-minded individuals with similar interests. The annual Summer Solstice Party will include a night of music, local brews, food and networking. YPN members will receive two free beers and food from Cugino’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. Tunes from the night will be spinning from local DJs such as the Ghetdown Network, DJ Steve, DJ Vinja, Toney Ese and Jess Esse.

YPN Summer Solstice Party | 5:30 p.m. | Friday, June 26 | Butcherknife Brewing Company, 2875 Elk River Road | Free

Summer Luau

Offering a family friendly pool party and pig roast, Old Town Hot Springs will host its third annual Summer Luau this Sunday, its biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, the money raised will go toward the Fit Kids programs, which will be implemented in time and with an expansion of the building. Pat Carney, OTHS executive director, said the expansion will consist of an additional 10,000 square feet, adding that OTHS hopes to achieve this goal over the next three years. This fundraiser will be a step in that direction. In the past, the luau was more of an adult event, but now, it includes a variety of activities and games geared toward children, as well. Rick’s BBQ will prepare the traditional pig roast, while local Honkunani Hula dancers and Teamboat Pyroneers fire dancers will provide the true atmosphere of a luau.

Summer Luau | 4 to 7 p.m. | Sunday, June 28 | Old Town Hot Springs, 136 Lincoln Ave. | for more information and tickets visit

Author presentation and book signing

The McQueens are authors of the book, “Exposed: Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain Climbing.” At the book signing today, Brad and Melissa McQueen will share the story of the events and mistakes that led to their rescue from Mount Evans along with other stories from their experiences climbing peaks. This is the never-before published full account of this accident and their rescue from the mountains, as well as numerous other adventures in the mountains including: the authors’ successful quest to complete all 54 Colorado 14ers and climbs of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Grand Teton, Denali and Ecuador’s Antisana and Cotopaxi.

Author presentation and book signing with Brad and Melissa McQueen | 6 p.m. | Friday, June 26 | Off the Beaten Path, 68 Ninth St.

Perry-Mansfield Presents An Evening of Dance and Theatre

Perry-Mansfield pre-professional dance and theater students will perform their recent work tonight in the Main Studio on campus. The Pre-Professional Intensive program is designed for the serious student interested in pursuing a career in arts. The evening of dance and theatre is an opportunity for the community of Steamboat Springs to see what the students have been diligently working on.

Perry-Mansfield Presents An Evening of Dance and Theatre | 8 p.m. | Friday, June 26 | Main Studio on the Perry-Mansfield Campus, 40755 Routt County Road | Free

Earthing Yoga

This is a class that offers yoga outside the studio while experiencing the earth’s healing properties. Instructor Anne Clardy will lead the class Saturday. Clardy is well-rooted in Ashtanga Yoga and has been practicing in Steamboat Springs since 2013. She is an instructor at Sundance Studio and has her 200-hour certification in Mukti Yoga, a method that awakens the chakras and the spirit through extended asanas or poses. For this class, no mat is required. A $10 donation is suggested with proceeds going to Yampatika.

Earthing Yoga with Anne Clardy | Saturday, June 27 | Steamboat Community Gardens,  6th & Oak St. | Suggested $10 donation to Yampatika

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

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