Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore July 20 to 22 in Steamboat Springs
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — No matter where this weekend takes you, Explore Steamboat has you covered on what to do and where to go.
Friday, July 20
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 | Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 401 Howelsen Pkwy.
Watch as professional rodeo competitors vie to be the best in town with bull riding, bronc riding, roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more.
Evening of Dance
7:30 p.m. | Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 | Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 40755 Routt County Road 36
With five weeks of training, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp pre-professional dancers will present eight dance pieces, one titled “Parsons Etude,” a piece choreographed by David Parsons, who is one of the pre-eminent modern choreographers of the 21st century, and staged and directed by Perry-Mansfield faculty member Erika Pujic. There will also be seven original works showcased during the performance.
Chamber Concert: Django Festival All-Stars
8 p.m. | Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road
Known for their unique, high-energy performances, the Django Festival All-Stars play and honor energetic traditions and the style of the late Django Reinhardt, one of the greatest guitar players of all time and the first European jazz musician to make major contributions to the development of the guitar genre.
Liver Down the River
10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.
This six-piece band of musicians called Liver Down The River, who hail from Durango, are back in Steamboat for the first time since the WinterWonderGrass Festival. They have shared the stage with the Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth and Poor Man’s Whiskey, to name a few.
Saturday, July 21
Tour de Steamboat
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Little Toots Park, 55 12th St.
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1,000 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northwest Colorado.
Trail maintenance volunteer work day at Emerald Mountain
9 a.m. to noon | Blackmere Trailhead, Blackmere Drive
Join the city of Steamboat Springs’ open space and trails crew to help build the new T-Bar hiking trail.
Main Street Steamboat Springs Farmers Market
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Seventh and Yampa streets, between Sixth and Eighth streets
The Main Street Steamboat Springs Farmers Market features fresh fruit and vegetables each week. The market focuses on food and offers a variety of local and cottage industry products. Entertainment is provided by local musicians.
Free Summer Concert Series: JJ Grey and Mofro
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Howelsen Ampitheatre, 845 Howelsen Pkwy.
“From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions,” according the band’s news release. Freddy & Francine, a soul, folk, Americana singer-songwriter duo hailing from California, will be the opener.
Movies on the Mountain
8:42 p.m. | Gondola Square, Base of Steamboat Ski Area
Settle in under the stars to catch this week’s film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Bring your own lawn chair and blanket. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Leave pets at home.
Sunday, July 22
Sunset Happy Hour
5 to 8 p.m. | Thunderhead Lodge, Top of the Gondola
Take in the scenery, listen to live music and toast the sunset. This week Watkins & the Crack Willows will be providing live entertainment. Gondola boarding is from 5 to 7:45 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes a $5 credit toward food and drink. Free for season pass holders.
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