Explore’s Top 5 events for Aug. 14 to 16 | SteamboatToday.com

Explore’s Top 5 events for Aug. 14 to 16

— It's difficult to choose what to do this weekend with the USA Pro Challenge, All Arts Festival, Routt County Fair, Pro Rodeo Series, Farmer's Market, Steamboat Stinger marathon and the final Free Summer Concert Series with the Jeff Austin Band. For those looking for something different to, Explore has the top five picks for this weekend’s round of events.

Creative Mixology

Each day of the week, artists of different mediums will set up an "open air studio" in front of five downtown businesses, including Steamboat Floral, Ciao Gelato, Steamboat Smokehouse, Steamboat Art Company and the Jewelry & Fossil Shop Of Steamboat. The local artists will represent the literary, performance, music, visual and culinary arts. Each of those art genres will be represented at the Depot Art Center for the Creative Mixology event, which will offer something a little extra and unexpected to the week's festivities with performances, music, culinary demonstrations, craft cocktails and a display of visual art.

Creative Mixology | 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 14 | Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. | Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at steamboatarts.org, at All That, or by calling 970-879-9008.


This Los Angeles group has an explosive funky style infused with sweat-dripping soul.

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Orgone | 10 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 14 | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave. | Tickets are $7

Earthing yoga with Anne Clardy

Practice yoga outside while experiencing the earth’s healing properties. No mat is required and the event is donation based; $10 is the suggested donation.

Earthing yoga with Anne Clardy | 10:30 a.m. | Saturday, Aug. 15 | Steamboat Community Gardens, between Sixth and Seventh streets on Oak Street.

Live Music

Don’t miss Lorand Sarna (an American guitarist living in Amsterdam) play acoustic guitar in a spectacular style that links Spanish and American folk music, blues and melodic meanderings.

Live Music | 6 to 8 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 15 | Cugino's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, 41 Eighth St. 

The Yampa and the Wild West

A cowboy never leaves home without his trusty lasso. Learn about tying and throwing ropes with Cory Joyce, a wrangler and horse trainer at Saddleback Ranch. Uncover the history from those who sought fortunes from the region, as well as the outlaws who used the land for its hiding places.

The Yampa and the Wild West | 10 a.m. | Sunday, Aug. 16 | Yampa River State Park Visitor Center, 6185 U.S. Highway 40, Hayden. | Free with a parks pass.