Memorial Weekend Events for Steamboat Springs, CO

There are many things to do this weekend in Steamboat. We’ll make it easier for you: here are some of the events that sound like a ton of fun!


1. Yampa River Festival: 1K, 5K Running Race –  9:00 a.m.

Running along the Yampa is always a treat. Why not join the race?

2. Yampa River Festival: Downriver Race – 11:00 a.m.

Whether you want to watch or participate, this is sure to be fun. This race includes kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards.

3. Historic Places Bike Tour – 10:00 – 12:00 p.m

Steamboat is a beautiful place to ride your bike. Why not learn as you ride?

4. Steve Boynton — Mambo Italiano – 11:30 a.m.

Maybe you feel the need to relax – then head over to Mambo Italiano to  enjoy jazz and blues on the Mambo deck from local guitarist Steve Boynton.

5. Yampa River Festival: Crazy River Dog Contest – 2:30 p.m.

This just sounds…crazy. And fun.

6. Yampa River Festival: Freestyle Rodeo – 3:00 p.m.

A rodeo – meeting at Charlie’s hole behind the Bud Werner Library.

7.Memorial Day Family Picnic with the Yampa Valley Boys – 4:00 p.m.

BBQ, beer, free wagon rides and discount horseback riding? All with the music of our friends the Yampa Valley Boys? Count us in!


1. Sidewalk Sales on Main Street – All Day

Take advantage of the sales in downtown Steamboat – shop the small businesses in Lincoln Avenue!

2.Yampa River Festival: Slalom Race – 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

3.Yampa River Festival Casual Float – 12:00 p.m.

Relax in the Yampa River.

4. Lego Club – 2:00 p.m.

A Lego club is always a good idea.

5. Reggae by the River – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

6.  Jeffrey Pine, Acoustic Folk Music – 7:00 p.m.

A respected recording artist, singer-songwriter Jeffrey Pine has made a life of celebrating the natural world and inspiring others to rally for its preservation through song, stories and humor.


1. Steamboat Springs Memorial Day Ceremony – 11:00 a.m.

Remember that this holiday is about more than relaxing, food and a three day weekend. Honor the men and women who fought for your freedom by attending this ceremony.

2. Paddling Life Pro Invitational – 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

3. Sk8 Chuch Drop-In Skating – 2:00 p.m.

Open for free, drop-in skating. Have fun!

4. Paddling Life Open Fish Creek Race – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

5.Open Mic Night – 9:00 p.m.

Each performer gets a free beer!

Most of all – have a safe and wonderful Memorial Weekend!