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Events abound for Fourth of July

Ben Sherr, of Highlands Ranch, holds a PowerICE passed out during the 2016 July Fourth parade in downtown Steamboat Springs.
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Despite cancellation of the annual Steamboat Springs Fourth of July fireworks show, a number of events are still planned for the Fourth of July celebration in Routt County.

Following is a rundown of activities still on tap for the long weekend.

Monday, July 3

Fourth of July Ski Jumping Extravaganza: Jump Training

9 a.m. to noon |  Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy.

Watch Day 2 of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Ski Jumping Extravaganza as Nordic combined and ski jumping athletes soar off of the HS45 and HS75 meter jumps.

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Art on the Mountain

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. |  Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Local and visiting artisans bring a variety of work to display and sell in Gondola Square at Steamboat Ski Area.

Historical Tour of Yampa

3 p.m. | Yampa-Egeria Museum, 129 East Main St., Yampa

Join local historian Rita Harold for an informative tour of historical sites.

“My Hometown” Community Picnic

5 to 7 p.m. | Yackey Park, Yampa

A family-friendly event event, the community picnic will feature pulled pork sandwiches or hotdogs, coleslaw, beans, chips, cake and a beverage. Live music will be by the Greenridge Ramblers.

Pro Rodeo Series

7:30 p.m. | Brent Romick Arena, 401 Howelsen Pkwy.

These special Steamboat Pro Rodeo events on July 3 and 4 feature bull riding, bronc riding, roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and kids’ events including the calf and ram scrambles.

Tuesday, July 4

Ski Town Lions Club pancake breakfast

7 a.m. | Eighth Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street

The Lions will be serving a full pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.

Nordic Combined Roller Ski Race

9:15 a.m. | Downtown, Lincoln Avenue

Head down to the Lincoln Avenue before the Fourth of July Parade to cheer on Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes and other athletes from around the nation as they race down Lincoln Avenue on roller skis in day 3 of the Ski Jumping Extravaganza.

Fourth of July Parade

10 a.m. | Downtown Steamboat, 10 a.m.

This year’s parade theme is American Legends and grand marshals are Dennis and Joy Swanson. Parade check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. between Fifth and Sixth streets on Yampa Avenue.

Pioneer Day Block Party

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. |  Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St.

Don’t miss this fun-filled Fourth of July tradition. After the parade on Lincoln Avenue, head to the Tread of the Pioneers Museum and enjoy a free community concert, kids’ activities, free hot dogs and the famous Routt beer floats. Be sure to stop in the museum; free admission for all.

Yampa Parade

1 p.m. | Main Street, Yampa

Commemorate Independence day with the Yampa parade followed by a large barbecue at the school grounds with a craft fair and many kid games. Later there are horse races on Moffat Avenue followed by Cowboy Polo. The day wraps up with a large fireworks display.

Jumpin’ & Jammin Competition and Community Party

Noon to 4 p.m. |  Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Howelsen Hill with 60 of the nation’s best Nordic combined and ski jumping athletes as they soar off the HS75 meter jump. Enjoy local food and drink vendors, music and festivities.

Pro Rodeo 

6:30 p.m.  | Brent Romick Arena, 401 Howelsen Pkwy.

Featuring bull riding, bronc riding, roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and kids’ events including the calf and ram scrambles.

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