Summer Festivals in Steamboat Springs
Strings Music Festival
Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & Art in the Park
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo happens every year during the weekend following the Fourth of July. At first light, you’ll be able to watch all the balloons inflate and then, later in the day, the rodeo portion of the festival begins. Balloon pilots will compete in a number of unique events, like dipping their balloon baskets into Bald Eagle Lake. At the end of the day, head back to Mt. Werner where the balloons will glow against the backdrop of the mountains.
As an added bonus, the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo also coincides with the annual Art in the Park festival. Held in Lincoln Park, this festival is free to the public. It features hundreds of artist vendors as well as food, drink, live entertainment, and a hands-on art area for the kids.
Steamboat Wine Festival
Typically held in early August, the Steamboat Wine Festival is one of the premier wine festivals in Colorado. Spanning five days, the festival offers a variety of events in venues throughout town and on the mountain. Enjoy select wines as you play golf, relax at the top of Mount Werner, after you hike through the forest, or after you take a yoga class. If you prefer beer or craft spirits, there are events for you, too. The festival is perfect for those who want to enjoy fine food and drink in picture-perfect surroundings.
Steamboat All Arts Festival
For a week in August, all types of arts and culture take over the town of Steamboat Springs with the All Arts Festival. There are free concerts, workshops, film screenings, theatre performances, and gallery tours. Along Yampa Street, you’ll find the Yampa River Art Stroll, where you can take a look at a variety of artwork and maybe, add a little something new to your collection.
Wild West Air Fest
The Wild West Air Fest closes out the summer season over Labor Day weekend. It’s wonderful for the whole family with an air show, a vintage aircraft display, lots of activities for the kids, and much more. If you want to make your holiday weekend that much more exciting, take a plane or helicopter ride and be a part of the action.