Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore June 15 to 17 in Steamboat Springs | SteamboatToday.com

Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore June 15 to 17 in Steamboat Springs

A bull fighter stays one step ahead of the bull Sunday during last year's Bull Bash.
Joel Reichenberger

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — No matter where this weekend takes you, Explore Steamboat has you covered on what to do and where to go.

And let’s not forget Sunday is Father’s Day. Whether it’s your father or father-figure, here are a few things to do when celebrating that man in your life.

Friday, June 15

Opening night of the rodeo

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Brent Romick Arena, Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway

Friday is the start of the 10-week Pro Rodeo Series that champions Steamboat Springs’ Western traditions of bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, barrel racing and a ram and calf scramble for the kids. The PRCA-sanctioned rodeo will be held every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer. Each evening will kick off with pre-rodeo entertainment on the stage from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at F.M. Light and Sons, Steamboat Central Reservations or the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association or online at steamboatprorodeo.com.

Night Hike

9 to 10 p.m. | Steamboat Lake State Park, 61105 Routt County Road 129

Get ready for an evening hike with one of the interpreters for a guided hike in the dark along the Tombstone Trailhead. Bring some flashlights and a jacket.

Colorado New Play Festival

Friday and Saturday | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Recently selected by the New York Times as one of the 15 top theater festivals in North America, the Colorado New Play Festival will have readings at the Chief Theater featuring new works from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, Primary Stages and Victory Gardens Theater.

“Sanctions” by Bruce Graham | 4 p.m. | Friday

“Little Women” by Kate Hamill | 8 p.m. | Friday

“The Thin Place” by Lucas Hnath | 11 a.m. | Saturday

“Miriam for President” by Madhuri Shekar | 3 p.m. | Saturday

“Tender Mercies” by Daisy Foote | 7 p.m. | Saturday

Saturday, June 16

36th annual Optimist Club Fishing Derby

8 to 11 a.m. | Fetcher’s Pond, Fetcher Park Drive

The Optimist Club of Steamboat will hold its 36th annual free fishing derby for kids and families at Fetcher’s Pond. The day will kickoff with a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Fishing poles and bait will be provided for free, and awards will be given for first fish, most fish and biggest fish. The fishing contest begins at 9 a.m. This free family fun event is a great way to introduce kids to fishing and celebrate Father’s Day early.

Medicinal Herb Walk

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Yampatika, 925 Weiss Drive

Spend the day with one of Yampatika’s naturalists or herbalists to learn about the medicinal value of native plants as well as practical and historical uses. Meet at the Forest Service Building at 8:30 a.m. Call Yampatika at 970-871-9151 or email info@yampatika.org for more information. Free, but registration required. 

Steamboat Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Downtown Steamboat, Seventh and Yampa streets

With over 150 local and regional vendors, the Main Street Steamboat Farmers Market offers vast selections of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, handcrafted art, lotions, soaps, jewelry, furniture, clothing and much more. Live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MOOTS Ranch Rally 2018

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Moots Cycles, 2545 Copper Ridge Drive

MOOTS fifth annual Colorado Ranch Rally takes riders along 51.5 miles of gravel and dirt roads that intertwine around, between and through historical area ranches. The event benefits Community Ag Alliance.

Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup: Show N’ Shine

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Downtown Lincoln Avenue

During the Show ‘n’ Shine, local judges will determine winners in about 44 different classes ranging from vintage 1964 Mustangs to the latest 2018 models. More than 500 Ford Mustangs and an estimated 2,000 visitors will be in Steamboat Springs for the annual gathering.

Broccoli Samurai

10 p.m. | Old Town Pub & Restaurant, 600 Lincoln Ave.

Coming from Cleveland, Ohio, this electro-rock group travels the country and melts rooms with their energetic funky dance party. This is a show not to miss.

Sunday, June 17

Perry-Mansfield Professional Dance Showcase

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 40755 Routt County Road 36

This professional dance performance features Perry-Mansfield’s college dancers, who will take the stage alongside Peter Chu and his renowned company chuthi, whose cutting edge contemporary choreography pushes the physical boundaries of movement. Visit perry-mansfield.org or call 970-879-7125 for tickets.

Don’t see your event? Visit calendar.steamboattoday.com to submit an event online.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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