I feel like the summer has just begun, but then I realize it is almost July!  The time has flown with all the great mountain biking, my first white water adventure, camping and music.  The summer is officially in full swing, especially now that I look at the events calendar and realize that on almost every day there is something exciting.  Today, the first of the Free Summer Concert Series Drew Emmit at Howelsen, the Ski Town Golf classic, Strings Music Festival begins, Steamboat Bicycle Rally, the 2008 USA 10k Trail Championships and much, much more!   Below is just a peak of what we have to look forward to this summer, visit our calendar for a complete list of events at www.steamboatsummer.com

June 2008

6/27                 Free!    Summer Concert: Drew Emmitt, Howelsen Hill

6/27-28                       Ski Town U.S.A Golf Classic

6/28                             Strings Music Festival begins

6/28                             Steamboat Bicycle Rally

6/29                             2008 USA 10k Trail Championships

July 2008

7/3                              Cow Town Ranch Tours

7/4-6                          105th Annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days

7/4-6                          Art on the Mountain

7/4                              Steamboat Sprint, Lincoln Avenue

7/4                              Fourth of July Parade, Lincoln Avenue

7/4                              Pioneer Days Block Party

7/4                             Firework Display, Howelsen Hill

7/6                             Mountain Madness Half Marathon

7/6                             Saddleback Ranch Cattle Drive, Lincoln Ave.

7/6                             Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo

7/10                           Cow Town Ranch Tours

7/10              Free!      Seminars at Steamboat: Public Policy

7/12                           Howelsen Hill 8-Miler

7/12-13                     28th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and

                                   34th Annual Art in the Park

7/12-13                     34th Annual Cowpie Classic Rugby Tourn.

7/12-17                     Photography and the Creative Spirit:

                                   Digital Photo Workshop

7/17                           Cow Town Ranch Tour

7/18            Free!       Summer Concert: Michael Franti and

                                  Spearhead, Howelsen Hill

7/19                          High Country Kitchen and Garden Tour

7/18-20                    Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament

7/20                          Steamboat Car Club’s Car Show

7/21                          Motor Head Madness Show and Shine

7/24                          Cow Town Ranch Tour

7/25                          Summer Concert: Lez Zeppelin, Howelsen Hill

7/26                          17th Annual Spring Creek Memorial Run

7/26                          4th Annual Tour de Steamboat

August 2008

7/31-8/3                 Steamboat Wine Festival

8/1-2                       Wild West Relay

8/2                           Mt. Werner Classic Trail Run

8/2                           Steamboat Springs Parade of Homes 2008

8/7            Free!       Seminars at Steamboat: Public Policy

8/9                          The Rio Stampede - 12 and 6 hour

                                Mountain Bike Race

8/8-17                    94th Annual Routt County Fair in Hayden

8/14         Free!        Seminars at Steamboat: Public Policy

8/15-16                  Steamboat Springs Pro-Rodeo Series Finale

8/15&17                  Emerald City Opera present La Traviata

8/17                        Continental Divide Trail Run

8/17-24                  Arts for the Soul

8/21                        Steamboat Classic Car Cruise, Lincoln Avenue

8/21       Free!          Seminars at Steamboat: Public Policy

8/22                        Steamboat Strings Music Festival Finale

8/24                        Steamboat Triathlon

8/24                        Gondola closes for daily operation – open  weekends 8/29-9/1, 9/6-7, 9/13-14 and 9/20-21

8/29-9/1               “Come Sale Away” Downtown Sidewalk Sale

8/30-31                  Art on the Mountain

8/30-31                  Wild West Air Fest

8/30-9/1  Free!      Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge

8/31                       Rocky Mountain Bull Bash, Pro Bull Riding

September 2008

9/7                           10K at 10,000 Feet Trail Run

9/12-14                    Rally Colorado 2008

9/13                          Run, Rabbit, Run!, Ultra Marathon

9/13                          Kremmling Road Kill

9/13         Free!         South Meets the West Festival

9/20                         Run for Literacy

9/20                         Steamboat Brewers’ Festival

9/27                         16th Annual Literary

                                 Sojourn Festival of Authors

October 2008

10/18                       Pumpkin Festival

10/31                       Downtown Halloween Stroll