10 events to Go & Do March 2 to 4 in Steamboat Springs | SteamboatToday.com

10 events to Go & Do March 2 to 4 in Steamboat Springs

Andrew Petersen waits for friends at the top of the Steamboat Ski Area's Christie Peak Express lift as the lights of Steamboat Springs create a colorful background.
Matt Stensland

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From learning how to ice fish to hearing about an artist’s technique to participating in some friendly competition in the Cool Dual Bike Race, Explore has you covered on what to do and where to go this weekend. 

Friday, March 2


Steamboat Friday Nights

7:30 p.m. | Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Steamboat Resort will offer an evening of night skiing, rides on the Outlaw Mountain Coaster and live entertainment with a DJ dance party in Gondola Square. Night skiing and rides start at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks start at 7:30 p.m.


10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, the Monophonics bring their “psychedelic soul” to Steamboat Springs. According to a recent press release, the band touches on Northern soul doo-wop, rock ‘n’ roll, psych pop and cinematic music. Tickets are $15.

Saturday, March 3


Ice Fishing Clinic 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Steamboat Lake State Park, 61105 Routt County Road 129

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting a free ice fishing clinic open to all ages. Participants, who are encouraged to dress for cold weather, will learn the basics, and all fishing equipment will be provided. Each vehicle must have a valid parks pass. Anyone 16 and older who is fishing is required to have a Colorado fishing license. Hot lunch will be provided. Space is limited; call 970-879-3922 to sign up.

Artist Talk 

1 to 2 p.m. | Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

Michele Rubin will talk about the inspiration for her new glassworks collection, “Ancient Voices/Modern Rhythms” — a concept created from her five-week “bucket list” trip of color, culture, geology and light throughout the Southwest. Rubin will share the “how and why” of the various glass techniques she used to create pieces that explore spiritual symbolism and expressions of ancient cultures through modern and abstract glass artwork. This event is free and open to the public. 

Family Fun Night

7 to 8 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

We’re Not Clowns, starring Scott Parker, Andy Pratt and Kelly Anzalone, will perform a family-fun show featuring juggling and comedy. Tickets are $10 for kids and $15 for adults and are available online at chieftheater.com or at All That.

The Magic Beans

10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

The Magic Beans offers a blend of funk, rock, bluegrass, Americana, livetronica, world music and more.

Sunday, March 4


Annual Fishing Derby

7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Steamboat Lake, Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, 60880 Routt County Road 129

The Friends of Steamboat Lake Fishing Derby begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. at the Roadhouse with cash prizes.


Cool Dual Bike Race

8 a.m. | Steamboat Ski Area, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Riders will brave the cold and snow in head-to-head battles as they carve their way around gates and over obstacles toward the finish line. In addition to bragging rights, participants will win prizes from Monster Energy, GoPro, Bud Light, SMITH and Yeti.

Race Schedule:

8 to 11 a.m. – Registration and racer check-in at the competition services office

11 a.m. to noon – Practice

Noon – Qualifying (dual course, combined time)

1 p.m. – Finals

Snow Stitching in Nature snow design

2 to 4 p.m. | The Nature Conservancy, Carpenter Ranch in Hayden

Bud Werner Memorial Library and The Nature Conservancy present the 2018 snow design, “Snow Stitching in Nature,” and members of the community are invited to join in to create the landscape-scale design. Volunteers meet at the Carpenter Ranch, where they will learn about the landscape that is the canvas and then will head out to the hay meadow where they will snowshoe and help create the design. Participants must bring their own snowshoes, snacks and water. Contact the library’s adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at jlay@steamboatlibrary.org to sign up.

Moonshine Ski & Dine 

4:30 to 8 p.m. | Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will host its 12th annual Moonshine Ski and Dine at Howelsen Hill. Event tickets include the opportunity to participate in a unique mix of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing under the full moon, ski trail treasure hunt and a silent auction. Food, drinks and live music by the Broad Band will be provided. All funds raised support local youth programs and the Yampa Valley Science School. For tickets visit https://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org/moonshine.

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