Top 5 events the Fourth of July weekend |

Top 5 events the Fourth of July weekend

First Friday Artwalk

Take a stroll downtown of local art galleries, museums and businesses that will remain open after-hours for this monthly event. Many of the locations offer exhibits and refreshments as well as a few with live music. The event is free to the public.

Friday, July 5 | First Friday Artwalk | Downtown Steamboat, Lincoln Avenue | 5 to 8 p.m. | FREE

Big Head Todd & The Monsters

Bred in Colorado more than 20 years ago, this bluesy-rock band has made its mark nationally with several hit songs and hard-hitting shows. The Monsters infuse reggae, jazz and even R&B into their set list. The group is composed of band members Todd Park Mohr on lead vocals, guitar, keyboard and saxophone; Brian Nevin on drums, percussion and vocals; Rob Squires on bass and vocals; and Jeremy Lawton on keyboard, vocals and steel guitar.

Saturday, July 5 | Free Summer Concert Series: Big Head Todd & The Monsters | Howelsen Hill | 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 6 | “An Evening With Todd Park Mohr” | Chief Theater | 8 p.m. | Tickets are $40 online only ($1.50 service fee)

Mainstreet Farmers Market

In it’s 10th year, the Mainstreet Farmers Market has about 75 booths per week. Keep in mind the new location is on Seventh and Yampa streets. There will be fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, jewelry, crafts and more. There also will be live music.

Saturday, July 5 | Mainstreet Farmers Market | Seventh and Yampa streets | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Night of Gershwin, Ellington and Jazz with Perry-Mansfield

For a night full of musical talent, the Strings Music Festival will host C Street Brass with members Scott Nadelson on trumpet, Kyle Anderson on trumpet, Eric Damashek on horn, Gabriel Colby on trombone and Hakeem Bilal on bass trombone. From Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp faculty, Tammy Dyke Compton and Christopher Compton will perform. There also will be David Budway on jazz piano, Maureen Budway singing jazz and Michelle Lie on violin.

Saturday, July 5 | A Night of Gershwin, Ellington and Jazz with Perry-Mansfield | Strings Music Pavilion | 8 p.m. | Tickets start at $35 and $5 for kids

Movies on the Mountain

Beginning at sunset on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square, Coca-Cola Movies on the Mountain will host a showing of “Frozen” for this week’s summer series. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to stretch out under the stars. Snack and beverages will be available for purchase.

Saturday, July 5 | Coca-Cola Movies on the Mountain | Gondola Square | 8 p.m. | FREE

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