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Ultimate Fourth of July celebration in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Lucy Newman hands out candy while roller-skiing down Lincoln Avenue during a Fourth of July parade in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Joel Reichenberger
Getting around downtown
  • Carpool
  • Bike if at all possible. There will be a lot of traffic and the best way to get around and find parking would be to bike.
  • Park somewhere near a free bus stop. The free bus is running all weekend and is a great way to get around town.
  • Bring lots of bug spray
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen, even in the late afternoon.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Don your stars and stripes, your best red, white and blue — sunscreen too — and meet us at any of the following events to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in Steamboat Springs. 


Wednesday, July 4 

Ski Town Lions Club pancake breakfast

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

Join the annual breakfast tradition. The Ski Town Lions Club will serve a full pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. All proceeds go to charity.


Nordic combined roller ski race

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

Head over 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 U.S. as they race down Lincoln Avenue on roller skis.


Fourth of July Parade

10 a.m. | Downtown Steamboat

This year’s parade theme is Celebrating Steamboat’s Olympians and grand marshals are Nelson and Caroline Lalive Carmichael. 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 Routt beer floats. Be sure to stop in the museum; free admission for all. This old-fashioned block party takes place in front of the Museum at 8th and Oak Streets, a short walk from the parade route.


Fourth of July BBQ

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Holy Name Church, 524 Oak St.

Celebrate Fourth of July with the Knights of Columbus in Steamboat Springs.


Jumpin’ & Jammin Competition and Community Party

Noon to 3 p.m. | Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Parkway

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.


Yampa Parade

1 p.m. | Main Street, Yampa

Commemorate Independence Day with the fanfare of floats, horses, tractors, carriages, fire trucks, the local marching band and more. A large barbecue at the school grounds with a craft fair and many kid games will follow the Yampa Parade. Later there are horse races on Moffat Avenue followed by the well-known local tradition of Cowboy Polo.


4th of July Spectacular

2 to 10 p.m. | Yampa Valley Brewing Company, 106 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.

For the festivities, the brewery will have a Grand Opening starting at 4 p.m. with their newest partners “Grit Girls Mobile Eatery” coming all the way from South Carolina serving up Southern-themed food with grist, pimento cheese, biscuits, burgers, gouda mac n cheese and much more. Not only that, roots reggae group Acutonic will perform starting at 6 p.m. The “Geode Guy” Leo Atkinson will offer geode cracking, “pop” geodes to expose the crystals that lie within.


Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series

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

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


Laser show

8 p.m. | Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Parkway

Notes of “Born in the USA,” “God Bless the USA,” “America the Beautiful” and “Party in the USA” will be heard starting at 8 p.m. with DJ Leprechaun spinning funk, house and hip hop as well as other live entertainment. Replacing the fireworks due to dry conditions, the California-based Nu-salt Laser Light Shows International, will provide a unique show customized just for Steamboat starting at 9:45 p.m. using 30-watt lasers meant for the outdoors and can be seen from miles away.

Best place to catch all of the action? Right at the base of Howelsen Hill.


Fireworks in Yampa

Starting at dark, between 9 to 9:30 p.m. | 40 Moffat Ave., Yampa

Fireworks will start following concert at Antler’s. Fireworks should be visible from anywhere in town.


Saturday, July 7

Hahn’s Peak Village Fourth of July

10 a.m. | Hahn’s Peak Village, Main Street

The North Routt community will host its annual Independence Day parade followed by Hahn’s Peak Historical Society’s craft fair and ice cream social at the old schoolhouse. 

Fireworks Over Steamboat Lake

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

Watch the fireworks sparkle under the stars and over the lake in North Routt to continue the celebrations for the Fourth of July.

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