July 4th weekend festivities

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Friday

❱❱ Art on the Mountain — Gondola Square, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ninth annual Art on the Mountain features work by local and regional artisans, with vendors including jewelers, photographers and potters. Admission is FREE. Steamboat Ski Area will host its regular summer weekend activities through the fair. Call 970-879-6111. Gondola Square is at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area, off Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Cow Town Ranch Tour — Meet at Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Learn about Routt County’s rich agricultural history during a tour of real, working ranches. Transportation, guides, informational materials and root beer floats are included. The cost is $50 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and younger. Call 970-879-0825. Artists’ Gallery is at 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ First Friday Artwalk — Galleries, restaurants and storefronts downtown, 5 to 8 p.m.

First Friday Artwalk is 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries and other businesses downtown. Events typically include complimentary refreshments and wine at many galleries. For a complete gallery and exhibit listing, see the Explore Steamboat section in Friday’s Steamboat Today.

❱❱ Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7 p.m.

Local ranchers team up to demonstrate the daily workings of cowboy life, from penning a steer to roping and mock-branding a calf to milking a cow. Admission is FREE. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway in downtown Steamboat.

Saturday

❱❱ 32nd annual Mountain Madness half-marathon and 10K — Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot, 7:30 a.m. half-marathon start; 8 a.m. 10K start

Part of the Steamboat Springs Running Series, Mountain Madness races start at the ice arena and go over a paved course of rolling hills. Registration is $25. Visit www.runningseries.com. Howelsen Ice Arena is at 285 Howelsen Parkway in downtown Steamboat.

❱❱ Mainstreet Farmers Market — Sixth Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Featuring locally and regionally grown produce, other foods, crafts and more, the market includes dozens of booths and several downtown business vendors. Admission is FREE.

❱❱ Nordic Ski Jumping Competition — Howelsen Hill, 9 to 11 a.m.

Watch Nordic ski jumpers take flight from the year-round ski jumping facility at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat. Saturday’s competition will feature a trial jump and then two official jumps from competitors. FREE for spectators.

❱❱ Art on the Mountain — Gondola Square, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ninth annual Art on the Mountain features work by local and regional artisans, with vendors including jewelers, photographers and potters. Admission is FREE. Steamboat Ski Area will host its regular summer weekend activities through the fair. Call 879-6111. Gondola Square is at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, off Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Ice cream social — Hahn’s Peak Schoolhouse, 2 to 4 p.m.

The Hahn’s Peak Historical Society hosts an ice cream social fundraiser, with homemade ice cream, a silent auction and door prizes. Pay $5, unless you’re less than 3 feet tall, in which case you get in free. The schoolhouse is in Hahn’s Peak Village, behind Hahn’s Peak Café near Steamboat Lake State Park in northern Routt County.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

The rodeo celebrates the 107th annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days with all the usual events, including tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. Live entertainment and barbecue begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 7 to 15, and free for children 6 and younger. For more information, call 970-879-1818. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway, at the bottom of Fifth Street across the Yampa River.

Sunday

❱❱ Yampa Fourth of July festivities — Town of Yampa, starting at 7 a.m.

A pancake breakfast is from 7 to 10:30 a.m.; lineup and judging for the town parade is at noon, and the procession starts at 1 p.m.; head to South Routt Elementary School after the parade for barbecue, crafts and games. Horse polo starts at 4 p.m., and the fireworks begin once it gets dark. Call Tom Yackey at 970-0638-0276 or Arlene Porteus at 970-638-4496 for more information.

❱❱ Pancake breakfast — Little Toots Park in Steamboat Springs, 7 to 10 a.m.

The Steamboat Springs Lions Club serves up an all-you-can-eat menu of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Proceeds stay local and fund projects such as scholarships and optical care. Little Toots is at 12th and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Nordic combined ski jumping and roller-ski racing — Lincoln Avenue and Howelsen Hill, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

A 2-kilometer roller-ski race down Lincoln Avenue starts at 9:30 a.m. An elimination ski jumping round begins at 11 a.m., with the top 24 competing in the main event at 12:30 p.m. FREE for spectators.

❱❱ 19th annual Steamboat Sprint — Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown, 9:40 a.m.

Runners make a 400-yard dash down Lincoln Avenue. Registration for the race is at 9 a.m. in front of Lyon Drug Store at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Entry fee is $4. More than $400 in prizes from local businesses will be awarded.

❱❱ Fourth of July parade — Lincoln Avenue, 10 a.m.

Yampa Valley Bank presents the Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue, with a theme of “Cowboys Dig Downtown.” This year’s parade will include a flyover by Air Force F-16 jets. FREE.

❱❱ Art on the Mountain — Gondola Square, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ninth annual Art on the Mountain features work by local and regional artisans, with vendors including jewelers, photographers and potters. Admission is FREE. Steamboat Ski Area will host its regular summer weekend activities through the fair. Call 970-879-6111. Gondola Square is at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area, off Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Strawberry Festival — United Methodist Church lawn, after the parade

Proceeds from ice cream sundaes, cones and cups of lemonade will benefit local charities. Call 970-879-1290. Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat.

❱❱ Pioneer Day Block Party — Tread of Pioneers Museum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to the hot dogs, “Routt beer floats” and children’s pioneer games traditionally included in the history museum’s patriotic block party, Tread of Pioneers will celebrate Independence Day with a free community concert by the Steamboat Swings band. Dancers will be on hand to give demonstrations and instruction, and the museum will be open for free admission. FREE to attend. Eighth and Oak streets.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.

The rodeo celebrates the 107th annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days with all the usual events, including tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. Live entertainment and barbecue begin at 6 p.m., and Steamboat’s Fourth of July fireworks start soon after the rodeo ends. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 15, and free for children ages 6 and younger. For more information, call 970-879-1818. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway, at the bottom of Fifth Street across the Yampa River.

❱❱ Fourth of July Fireworks display — Howelsen Hill, 9:30 p.m.

Steamboat’s impressive Fourth of July fireworks display rivals that of many big cities, thanks to significant contributions and donations from local businesses and Tim and Scott Borden. Expect the show to begin at about 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will launch from five firing stations on Howelsen Hill, meaning just about anywhere in downtown Steamboat Springs will provide a good vantage point for the show. FREE.

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