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5 weekend events you won’t want to miss

Friday, Aug. 3

Missed The Boat

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

Steamboat's party-grass kings Missed the Boat are back. The group now comprises Ryan Cox on guitar and vocals, Andrew Henry on mandolins, banjo and vocals, Skip Warnke on bass and Pat Waters on drums, percussion and vocals.

"We’re more focused on playing a variety of dynamic songs than long jams," Henry said. "We like to play the bluegrass style and our instrumentation is unique — tenor banjo and electric baritone mandolin."

Performing more than 250 shows in more than 30 cities, Missed the Boat is accustomed to playing the Front Range and beyond. And whenever they play in Steamboat, it's a homecoming performance in front of longtime fans who've followed them from the start.

Saturday, Aug. 4

Pearl Lake Festival

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10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Pearl Lake, 61105 Routt County Road 129, Clark

Looking for a different kind of water-sport scene?

Led by the local Paddleboard Adventure Company, the second annual Pearl Lake Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pearl Lake near the base of Hahns Peak.

The day will feature a marathon of water-sport events from kayak races and paddleboard yoga to fishing demos and a stand-up paddleboard  jousting competition. There will also be food vendors and beer from Mountain Tap Brewery, Yampy's and Clydes Pies.

Strings Music Festival orchestra finale

7 to 9 p.m. | Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road

Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Sachs, the classical season will reach its finale this weekend with the last classical show of the 2018 season.

For the orchestra's finale, Colorado Symphony Music Director Brett Mitchell is on the podium to conduct the unique arrangement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, performed by the Natalia Ensemble, one of Europe's leading chamber ensembles.

To see a 100-person symphony perform live chamber music by the Strings Festival Orchestra is an event not to miss. Whether a classical music fan or new to classical music, the show is bound to impress.

Movies on the Mountain

8:28 p.m. | Base of Steamboat Ski Area in Gondola Square, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

What better way to spend an evening than watching the sunset and the stars rise? Add a large projector screen and the night is set. Watch this weekend's featured film "Despicable Me 3." See where the newest adventure take the Minions as well as Gru, Lucy and their adorable daughters: Margo, Edith and Agnes.

According to the film synopsis, joining actors Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in "Despicable Me 3," is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central's global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.

For those planning to attend, don't forget to bring your own lawn chair and blanket. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

Sunday, Aug. 5

Sunset Happy Hour

5 to 8 p.m. | Thunderhead Lodge, top of the Gondola, 2305 Mt Werner Circle

A favorite event for many locals, watch the sun set at over 9,000 feet at the top of the gondola overlooking the Yampa Valley. Not only that, catch some live music by local musician Shawn David Allen and his mix of understated southern rock ‘n’ roll with influences ranging from Tom Petty, The Eagles and Counting Crows.

Keep in mind attendance is limited and regularly fills-up early. The cost is $15, which includes your ride on the Steamboat gondola plus a $5 credit toward food and drinks.

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