Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore June 1 to 3 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, June 1
First Friday Artwalk
5 to 8 p.m. | Downtown, Lincoln Avenue
You won’t want to miss what’s on display this month for the First Friday Artwalk. Peruse the local galleries, museums and alternative venues and prepare to be inspired. See the full artwalk map in Friday’s Explore section and online at steamboattoday.com.
- 27th National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America Exhibition at the Steamboat Art Museum, 807 Lincoln Ave.
- “Disorderly Conduct” exhibition at the Red West Gallery, 1125 Lincoln Ave.
- “Flow: an immersive media experience” at the Ski Locker, 941 Lincoln Ave.
- Skate Deck Art Show at Urbane, 703 Lincoln Ave.
- The “Fan Art” Young Bloods Collective group member exhibition at Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave.
The New Mastersounds
10 p.m. | Old Town Pub & Restaurant, 600 Lincoln Ave.
Since they formed in Leeds, UK, in 1999, The New Mastersounds have taken their infectious blend of funky soul-jazz to audiences all over the world. They collaborated with musicians like Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Art Neville and Quantic to name a few. This weekend they will make their way back to Steamboat.
Saturday, June 2
38th annual Yampa River Festival
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Charlie’s Hole near the Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.
Boaters and anglers descend on the Yampa River each spring to achieve greatness in their respective sports. Whether you kayak, raft, tube, canoe, SUP, packraft or float another craft, the Yampa River Festival has something for everyone. Jumping into the water not your thing? There are plenty of opportunities to spectate and support the Yampa River. The festival also features vendors and a beer garden.
Routt County Disc Club Random Doubles
9:15 a.m. | Thunderhead Disc Golf Course, 2999 Burgess Creek Road
Disc-ers unite this weekend. At the tournament, competitors will be paired with random partners. Play to meet someone new. It costs $6 to enter, and the tournament tees off at 9:30 a.m. Arrive early to register.
Hayden Huck Finn Day 2018
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Dry Creek Park, 513 S. Poplar St.
Go back to those childhood memories of reading about Huck Finn’s adventures or introduce the stories to your kids by attending the Hayden Huck Finn Day, which includes a Fishing Derby starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Dry Creek Pond. You can fish with your own gear or use gear provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. A cornhole tournament will start at 1 p.m. There will be educational stations, awards presented in a Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher look-a-like contest and Learn something new at one of the educational stations and a free hotdog lunch provided by Hayden Parks and Recreation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
National Trails Day Celebration
5 to 7 p.m. | Storm Peak Brewing Co., 1885 Elk River Plaza
Saturday is National Trails Day with volunteers and trail crews working at Cow Creek on the Rotary/Ridge trails as well as Emerald Mountain on the T Bar Trail starting at 9 a.m. After a hard day’s work, head to Storm Peak with other volunteers and Routt County Riders for a chance to receive swag (must have dirty fingernails as proof).
What to bring: Biking or hiking shoes, gloves, eye protection, hat, sunscreen, water and snacks. Tools will be provided, but participants can bring personal pruners.
How to sign up: Sign up to volunteer on Emerald Mountain by contacting Jenny Carey, open space and trails coordinator, at 970-871-7014. Sign up to volunteer for Cow Creek at routtcountyriders.org/volunteer or by emailing email@example.com.
Constant Change (formerly Loose Change)
8:30 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.
Formerly known as Loose Change, this group of longtime locals, including Trevor Guire and Mark Walker, Willie Samuelson (Worried Men, Small Town World) and Pat Waters (Wish You Were Pink, Missed the Boat), will perform as Constant Change. They will be playing rock and country ballads for a country dance party.
Sunday, June 3
Intro to Fishing Clinic
9 to 10 a.m. | Stagecoach State Park, 2550 Routt County Road 14
This one is for the kiddos. Not only is the clinic free, but on June 2 and June 3, no fishing permits are required due to Colorado’s free fishing weekend. Join park rangers at Keystone Cove to learn the basics of knot tying, casting and safe fish handling. Fishing equipment is provided. Valid park entry permit is required on all vehicles.
Jay Roemer and Friends
5 to 8 p.m. | Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave.
Check out the Smokehouse patio this weekend with Roemer’s mix of catchy bluegrass tunes, rock hits and originals.
37th annual Steamboat Marathon Half Marathon and 10K
7:30 a.m. | Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave.
As one of the first major events of the summer, locals and visitors who have participated know this race follows one of the most scenic courses of the summer. Meandering along Routt Country Road 129, the route takes runners alongside the Elk River and there are many scenic spots along the way to cheer on friends and family.
Local tip: Spectators, stake out your viewing spot early. The crowds usually fill up the sidewalks along Lincoln Avenue.
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