The 119th Fourth of July Parade is announced

Organizers offer opportunities to support long-standing community event

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Lisa Thornhill celebrated the holiday by dancing with peers in Steamboat Springs' 2021 Fourth of July Parade on Yampa Street as part of the Steamboat Dance Theatre's entry. (Photo by John F. Russell)

The 119th annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days Fourth of July Parade will start at 10 a.m. July 4 and run along Yampa Street with Sarah and John Floyd serving as the parade marshals.

Presented by the Steamboat Springs Chamber and Yampa Valley Bank, the parade seeks to honor the Yampa Valley’s rich Western heritage while bringing the community together each year.

“The Fourth of July Parade is one of our community’s longest and most beloved events, and we are excited to continue to be part of that tradition,” said Ceci Morter, Programs Manager, Steamboat Springs Chamber, in a news release. “It truly takes a village to make this event successful year after year.”

Groups looking to participate in the parade will be able to register a float starting Friday, June 10, at Floats will be judged on originality, creativity, and spirit and the official parade theme will be announced in the upcoming week.

This year’s parade theme is “Red, White, and YOU,” community members along with local businesses have an opportunity this year to support the event through sponsorships.

Anyone who’s interested in supporting the parade, should email Angelica Salinas at

Announced by the chamber, the Fourth of July events in Steamboat will kick off with the Pro Rodeo Series on July 1 and continue throughout the weekend with live music, the First Friday Artwalk, Farmer’s Market and more.

July 4 will bring other fun events including the Jumpin and Jammin Ski Jump Competition, a special July 4 Rodeo, and the parade.

The chamber is also looking for volunteers to help. Anyone interested in volunteering should email Cecilia Morter at

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