‘Go & Do’ in Steamboat Springs this weekend June 16 to 18
June 16, 2017
Wondering what to do and where to go in celebration of Father’s Day? We’ve got you covered with this weekend’s top events to explore.
Friday, June 16
RM Mustang Round Up: Autocross
Autocross | 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Meadows Parking Lot, 900 Strings Road
The event kicks off Friday with the Autocross race. Drivers will race against the clock and have three chances to prove their cars’ performances are top of the line.
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
1 to 3 p.m. | Mesa Schoolhouse, 33985 U.S. Highway 40
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum at the historic Mesa School for pioneer activities and crafts for children age 5 and older with an adult. Activities include: a mountain man demonstration, showing how these rugged men of the past survived in the wilderness; a spinning wheel demonstration, showing how wool goes from sheep to sweaters with a hands-on drop spindle spinning activity; and candle dipping.
Young Professionals Network Summer Solstice Party
5:30 to 9 p.m. | Butcherknife Brewing Company, 2875 Elk River Road
Join YPN as they kick off the summer celebrations with great beer and fresh music spun by DJs Vinja, Tony Esse and Jess Esse. There will be a photo booth, pizza and camaraderie. Members will receive some free drinks and apps, and non-members can become members at the door.
Saturday, June 17
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Seventh and Yampa Street between Sixth and Eighth streets
The Main Street Steamboat Farmers Market features fresh fruit and vegetables each week. The market focuses on food and offers a wide variety of local and cottage industry products. Pick up fresh bread and pies, local beef, bison, pork and lamb as well as jams, syrups and even horseradish. The market also features a wide array of handcrafted items from artwork to gifts. Grab a seat and listen to some local Steamboat Spring musicians.
Howelsen Hill Trail Run
8 to 11 a.m. | Howelsen Hill Ski Area, 845 Howelsen Pkwy.
Let the trail races begin. This is a challenging trail run on the scenic single-track trails of historic Howelsen Hill. This race is a beautiful loop on Emerald Mountain starting cross country on the Bluff’s trail, heading uphill on the Lupine trail and finishing downhill via MGM and the Meadow trail to the base of the historic Howelsen Hill Ski Area. The Howelsen Hill Trail Run includes an eight-mile and a four-mile race, both with a frills and no-frills race registration option.
RM Mustang Round Up: Show and Shine
Show and Shine | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Downtown, Lincoln Avenue
Take a stroll through the rows of shined up prized cars. A team of judges will rate the cars on engine, interior, exterior, wheels/ tires, and overall appearance, and trophies will be awarded in each category
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Downtown, Lincoln Avenue
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will host an electric vehicle educational booth during the annual Mustang Roundup. Owners of electric vehicles of all types are encouraged to join, especially owners of electric ATVs or motorcycles.
S’mores and a Movie
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Stagecoach State Park, 2550 Routt County Road 14, Oak Creek
Bring the whole family and gather at the Arrowhead Picnic Area for s’mores and a movie. The evenings film is the Oscar-winning Zootopia. Free and all ages are welcome. All vehicles must have a valid park entry pass.
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day
Guided Walking Tour of Yampa River Botanic Park
10 to 11:30 a.m. | Yampa River Botanic Park, Pamela Lane
Enjoy a guided walking tour to learn history, operations, neighborhood gardens, micro climates, activities and wildlife of the Yampa River Botanic Park. Meet at main gate.
Pearl Lake Hike
10 to 11 a.m. | Pearl Lake State Park, Routt County Road 129, Clark
Join the Pearl Lake interpreter for a guided hike along a one-mile trail to learn about the history, culture and nature surrounding the state park. Meet at the Pearl Lake Trailhead in the boat launch area.
4 to 7 p.m. | Old Town Hot Springs, 136 Lincoln Ave.
The Old Town Hot Springs’ fifth annual Summer Luau fundraiser will feature an afternoon and evening of family fun at the historic hot spring pools right in downtown Steamboat. There’s dinner for the whole family, including a pig roast and sides, as well as beer and wine tickets, unlimited water slide and Wibit floating obstacle course access, music and a silent auction featuring lots of local prizes. Funds raised will go toward critical facility improvements that directly impact the residents, visitors and community of Steamboat Springs.