Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore June 22 to 24 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 22
Lulie Crawford’s Wildflowers and Watercolors program for kids
9 to 10 a.m. | Yampa River Botanic Park, 1000 Pamela Lane
Kids find out where pioneer Lulie Crawford explored the Yampa Valley to create her watercolor paintings and make one of their own to take home. Instruction and materials will be provided by a professional watercolor artist. Open to children 5 and older with an adult.
Celebrate Hayden Art and Artists
5 to 8 p.m. | Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.
The Hayden Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host nine new artists for the group’s first Local Artists Art Show.
8 p.m. | Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road
Listen to the tunes, “More Than A Feeling” and “Come Sail Away,” live this weekend. Thanks to Bostyx, all the hits of Boston and Styx come together in one harmonious show featuring David Victor, former vocalist/guitarist for multi-platinum superstars Boston. Bostyx features drummer/vocalist Glenn Jost and the distinctive vocals of Dennis DeYoung. The band is rounded out by Roby Duron, Manny Aguirre and keyboardist Victor Bender.
Saturday, June 23
Talk & Tasting
1 to 3 p.m. | Off the Beaten Path, 68 Ninth St.
Yampa Valley High School graduate Hayden Entress found herself suffering from a variety of symptoms from bad skin to an irritated digestive system and stomach pains, and so she decided to change her diet to try to feel better. After much trial and error, she created recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, and refined sugar and then created a healthy baking cookbook, “Nothing Beats Healthy Treats!” She’ll have samples of her recipes and talk about her journey at this event.
Partners Amazing Race
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Slopeside Grill, 1855 Ski Time Square Drive
Steamboat’s third annual Amazing Race, modeled after CBS’s Amazing Race, brings together teams of two to compete in mental and physical challenges at various locations throughout town. Proceeds benefit Partners in Routt County’s community-based and school-based mentoring programs.
Steamboat Farmers Market
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Downtown Steamboat, Seventh and Yampa streets
With over 150 local and regional vendors, the market offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, handcrafted art, lotions, soaps, jewelry, furniture, clothing and much more.
6 to 8 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m. | Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road
Immerse yourself in music and learn something new. Strings and Colorado Mountain College partner for the Strings Experience Series, which includes music instruction followed by concerts.
7 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
Formed in fall 2012, the quintet of Flatland Cavalry was rounded up by Cieto Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. With guitarist Reid Dillon, fiddler Laura Jane, bassist Jonathan Saenz and drummer Jason Albers joining Cordero, Flatland will perform in Steamboat with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Sunday, June 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Yampa River Park, Southeast Moffat St.
Venture to Yampa and find out what South Routt is all about at a market featuring local vendors, produce, entertainment and activities for the kids.
Benefit concert with Todd Park Mohr
3:30 to 7 p.m. | Antlers Cafe & Bar, 40 Moffat Ave.
They’re back. Todd Park Mohr, of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and South Routt musician Katey Laurel return to play an acoustic outdoor benefit concert for the Crossan’s M & A Market. Head to Yampa early and checkout the town, which is steeped in history. Concert tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Antlers in Yampa or at All That in Steamboat or online at historicrouttcounty.org.
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