Explore’s Top 5 events for Sept. 11 to 13 | SteamboatToday.com

Explore’s Top 5 events for Sept. 11 to 13

Audrey Dwyer
A sedge of cranes takes flight from a field near Steamboat Springs. The birds are a welcome sight in the Steamboat Springs area and will be celebrated Sept. 10 to 14 as part of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival.
John F. Russell

— 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

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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