Explore’s Top 5 events for Sept. 11 to 13
Steamboat Springs — The leaves are starting to turn and temperatures are falling. But before the official start of fall on Sept. 23, enjoy the last few weeks of summer with these local events. There’s something for everyone from live music, new workshops, the fourth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival and more.
DraLa & Vinja Dance Party
Two of Steamboat’s favorite local DJs will be rocking the house at Schmiggity’s this weekend. The two are known for their lively mix of infectious dance beats that will get the crowd on its feet.
DraLa & Vinja Dance Party | 10 p.m. | Friday, Sept. 11 | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.
New Belgium Steamboat Kickball Classic 2015
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.
The New Belgium Steamboat Kickball Classic is back for its ninth year Friday and Saturday at Howelson Hill. Cheer on your friends this weekend as they compete in the co-ed, double-elimination kickball tournament. Games will be played from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and continue Saturday morning until one team is named the winner.
New Belgium Steamboat Kickball Classic 2015 | 4 to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 | Howelsen Hill fields, Howelsen Hill Parkway.
Hand papermaking workshop
The Mobile Mill brings the papermaking studio direct to MAKE Studio for a two-hour introduction to hand papermaking workshop. This “crash course” will introduce students to basic hand papermaking techniques. Great for writing, card making, drawing, painting, printing and more. No prior experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Register at makestudio-steamboat.com.
Hand papermaking workshop | 10 a.m. to noon | Saturday, Sept. 12 | Make Studio, 1169 Hilltop Parkway, #103B | Cost is $30
Community picnic for the Yampa Valley Crane Festival
The barbecue dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Conservancy’s Historic Carpenter Ranch in Hayden. The community is welcome to come for all or part of the event. The dinner will be prepared by the Routt County Cattlewomen or people can bring their own picnic dinner. At 6:45 p.m. the shuttle will leave the Carpenter Ranch for a guided crane viewing with keynote speaker Paul Tebbel and wildlife biologist Van Graham. Advance registration is required for the shuttle and if for the dinner. Visit coloradocranes.org for more information or to register.
Community picnic for the Yampa Valley Crane Festival | 4:20 to 8:45 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 12 | Nature Conservancy’s Historic Carpenter Ranch in Hayden, 13250 U.S. Highway 40, Hayden.
Integrated Community’s World Fiesta
Enjoy an evening of world music, cultural cuisine, drinks and dancing. The event will also include local artisan crafts for sale and a bouncy house and face painting for the kids. Integrated Community is a local nonprofit organization that serves immigrants from all nations and long-term residents in Northwest Colorado. The organization’s programs help increase intercultural understanding within communities. Tickets are available at 443 Oak St. for a suggested donation of $10.
Integrated Community’s World Fiesta | 6 to 10 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 12 | Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.
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Prost! The popular OktoberWest festival will return to Steamboat Springs on Saturday for its 12th year, this time in a new location at Wildhorse Marketplace.