Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 - 6, 2019
The Fourth of July in Steamboat is more than a celebration of national pride; it’s an opportunity to honor the Yampa Valley’s rich western heritage with fun for all.
Events like the Pioneer Block Party, Ski Jumping Extravaganza, hometown parade, fireworks and the largest Pro Rodeo event of the summer, have visitors proclaiming independence at this 100 year-old event.
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For more than 100 years Steamboat Springs, Colorado has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade followed by an old-fashioned community block party.
Events like the Pro Rodeo Series and Pioneer Day Block Party, featuring a free concert and Routt Beer Floats, are proof Steamboat's western roots are alive and well.
Please note that during all events during July 4th weekend, there will be additional parking available at Steamboat Springs High School and the Stockbridge Transit Center.
Fourth of July Schedule 2019
Wednesday, July 3
Thursday, July 4
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast, Downtown Steamboat on Lincoln Avenue and 8th Street
9:15 a.m. Roller Ski Competition, Downtown Steamboat on Lincoln Avenue
10:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, presented by Yampa Valley Bank, Downtown Steamboat on Lincoln Avenue
11 - 1 p.m. Pioneer Day Block Party and Community Concert, Tread of Pioneers Museum
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Jumpin and Jammin Ski Jumping Competition, Howelsen Hill
6:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena *earlier start time to accommodate fireworks show
9:30 p.m. Fireworks Show, Howelsen Hill with Laser Show to follow
*Please note that fireworks are dependent upon weather and fire risk. A laser light show will still take place if fireworks are canceled.
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Steamboat community groups are strongly encouraged to join forces to create a float. Judging will occur in front of the judge’s stage on the corner of 8th & Lincoln. Performances will be judged on originality, creativity, and spirit in the following categories:
- Best Theme (best costume, decoration, overall theme and spirit)
- Best Group (best costume, decoration, overall theme and spirit)
- Best Commercial (political candidates and for profit businesses)
- Best Parade Theme (best use of this year’s parade theme: America's Superheroes)
Parade Day Procedure
Parade check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. between 5th and 6th streets on Yampa Avenue. Parade line-up will not be determined until July 1. Please do not call to inquire about your placement. All participants must be checked in by 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will be on Yampa Avenue to assist you in lining up prior to the parade. Contact Angela Robinson with any questions.
Vendors, Volunteers, and Sponsorships
Find information in the below links for options on how you or your business can be a part of one of the longest standing events in Steamboat Springs.