Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore July 27 to 29 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 27
Mad Creek Geology Hike | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Friday, July 27 | Mad Creek Trail – Meet at 925 Weiss Drive
Flat Tops Geology Hike | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Saturday, July 28 | Flat Tops – Meet at 925 Weiss Drive
Join Yampatika’s geologist for a tour of Mad Creek’s geology on Friday leading into the Flat Tops all-day hike Saturday. For more information, visit yampatika.org.
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Tread of Pioneers | Noon | 800 Oak St.
Routt County native Connie Wagner speaks about her experience writing her father Perley C. Green’s story and her family’s ranching history in “Rewriting My Father’s Words.”
Godspell: The Musical
7:30 p.m. | Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp | 40755 Routt County Road 36
Perry-Mansfield pre-professional theater students present a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and new arrangements. Tickets are $10.
An Evening of Local Comedy
8 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
Local comedian and radio personality Kristin Cronin will be featured at the Chief Theater along with the witty We’re Not Clowns and the Tongue in Chief Improv group and a few more appearances.
10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.
Nashville-based Waker will bring its own brand of “mashing soul, rock and roll and jam into an eclectic, danceable sound, focusing on songs that aim for the heart, head… and feet.”
Saturday, July 28
Steamboat Springs Running Series: Spring Creek Memorial
8 to 11 a.m. | East Maple Street and Amethyst Drive
The 9.5-mile race is run on Spring Creek Trail, as an up-and-down scenic loop on primitive trail, two-track, single-track and briefly on U.S. Forest Service Road. The 5K race is an out and back on rolling two-track and single-track. There’s also a hike option and a kids race. Visit runningseries.com for more information.
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.
Happy Feet! American Dance Music from the Ragtime Era to the Roaring ’20s
7 to 9 p.m. | Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road
Library of Congress musicologist Loras Schissel returns to Strings, conducting a program that celebrates American dance music from the Ragtime Era to the Roaring ’20s.
Sunday, July 29
The Young Dubliners
7 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
The Young Dubliners are known for their own version of Celtic rock. The band has appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows like “Sons Of Anarchy” and “Human Target” and toured extensively as a headliner and opener for acts like Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and more.
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. Flipside 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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