Explore’s Top 5 events Oct. 16 to Oct. 18 | SteamboatToday.com

Explore’s Top 5 events Oct. 16 to Oct. 18

— While temperatures are still on the warmer side, get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine this weekend with events such as the Optimist Pumpkin Festival at Howelsen or the Pumpkin Float at Old Town Hot Springs. There’s something for everyone, from live music to new workshops and more.

Ill-Esha, hosted by Ghetdown Network

DJ/vocalist/electronica. Taking electronic music to a whole new level, Ill-Esha blends her amazing electronic production with incredible vocals and instrumentation.

Ill-Esha, hosted by Ghetdown Network | 10 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 16 | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave. | $7

Wood Repurposed Workshop

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.

Led by artists Sue Oehme and Candice Jones. Create mobiles, wall hangings, decorative photo frames or flower vases using reclaimed wood. Materials provided. Register at steamboatarts.org or call 970-879-9008.

Wood Repurposed Workshop | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 17 | The Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

Green Halloween event

Steamboat Springs High School National Honor Society collected old costumes and will give them away at a Saturday event. Help keep this year’s holiday green by donating and reusing costumes. For more information, email Britta Baker at bbodine@ssk12.org.

Green Halloween event | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 17 | Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.

Optimist Pumpkin Festival

The Steamboat Optimist Club will host it’s Second annual Pumpkin Festival this weekend with free pumpkin painting, coffee and refreshments. All children are welcome. Bring your painting clothes. Pumpkins and paints will be supplied. Pumpkins will be judged, and ribbons will be awarded by age.

Optimist Pumpkin Festival | 10:30 a.m. | Saturday, Oct. 17 | Olympian Hall, 845 Howelsen Pkwy | Free.

John Denver tribute

Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate the life of singer John Denver with “Cowboy” Brad Fitch.

John Denver tribute | 7 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 17 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. | Tickets are $10 and available at chieftheater.com or at All That

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