10 events to Go & Do March 23 to 25 in Steamboat Springs
March 23, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From sampling local food during Ag Appreciation Week, taking the icy plunge, dancing at après with The Suffers or stepping up to compete at the inaugural Snow Kayak Race, Explore has you covered on what to do and where to go this weekend.
Friday, March 23
Ag Appreciation Week: Local Food Sampling
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Community Agriculture Alliance Market, 141 Ninth St.
In celebration of Ag Appreciation Week, the market will feature foods from purveyors, Caitlyn Kryder and Innovative Ag.
7 to 10 p.m. | The Press, 1009 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs musician Jay Roemer will play acoustic Americana and bluegrass music.
The Big Wu
10 p.m. | Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.
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The Big Wu, a jam band from Minnesota, is back in Steamboat. The band is one of the earliest jam bands from the Midwest to achieve national success.
10 p.m. | Schmiggity's, 821 Lincoln Ave.
Dynohunter will perform live instrumental, electronic dance music, featuring a saxophone, bass and drums.
Saturday, March 24
14th annual Penguin Plunge
Noon | Catamount Lakehouse Pool, 30065 Waters Edge Trail
Watch teams take the plunge in the icy waters of the Catamount pool to benefit UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center’s emergency and trauma services.
Rock the Boat Free Concert Series: The Suffers
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Steamboat Stage, Gondola Square, 2305 Mount Werner Circle
The Suffers are Houston's award-winning 8-piece ensemble with a sound that they define as, “Gulf Coast Soul.” Established in 2011, The Suffers' lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo, guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose "Chapy" Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora and frontwoman Kam Franklin with her soaring vocals.
Family Development Center's annual Casino Night Fundraiser
7 to10 p.m. | The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle
Featuring Vegas-style games including black jack, roulette, craps and Texas hold ’em in a friendly, no pressure atmosphere. All money raised at Casino Night will benefit Discovery Learning Center, the Child Care Network and the Newborn Network, all local nonprofits. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at All That Jazz, The Space Station and Christy Sports in Central Park Plaza and from Discovery Learning Center parents.
Sunday, March 25
Snow Kayak Race
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy.
Colorado Mountain College Paddling Club hosts the first annual Snow Kayak Race. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the base of Howelsen Hill. This event is to showcase the transition from winter to spring and welcome the passing of skiing on the mountains to kayaking the Yampa River. Registration is $15 per competitor and includes drawing tickets and live music by Three Wire Winter.
Western BBQ Local Ag Night
6 to 9 p.m. | Thunderhead Lodge, 2305 Mount Werner Circle
The evening will feature locally sourced food, family-friendly activities and the opportunity to meet with local ranchers. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Community Agriculture Alliance. Reservations can be made by visiting steamboat.com/dining.
Latin Dance Night
7 p.m. | Schmiggity's, 821 Lincoln Ave.
Free dance lessons followed by a full night of open dancing.