July 4th Celebration

Who says fireworks are the only event that should be celebrated for 4th of July?

For over 100 years Steamboat Springs, CO has ramped up the 4th of July weekend in true western style. Celebrating the birth of our nation deserves a grand event, and no one does it better than Steamboat – with a rodeo, hometown parade followed by an old-fashioned community block party, and of course, fireworks.

July 3rd

6:30 – Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo

Want tickets for this event?  Check out 2018 ticket prices here

July 4th Parade

  • Wednesday, July 4th – downtown Steamboat, Lincoln Ave. (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

This parade is a local favorite and tradition!  With crazy clowns, dressed up bikes, homemade floats and, in true Steamboat fashion, cowboys on horseback – there’s something for everyone.  Bring the kids downtown to enjoy the festivities and kick off the day with a celebration like no other.  Make sure to get downtown early to claim your spot on Lincoln – the street will fill up fast!

Pioneer Block Party

  • Wednesday, July 4th – 8th & Oak Street (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Presented to the public by Tread of Pioneers Museum

Once you’re finished enjoying the parade, head on down to 8th and Oak for a block party with a western twist!  They will have plenty of children’s activities, a free community concert, as well as free hot dogs and our famous root beer floats.

If you’re ready to learn more about Steamboat’s great history, pop on in to the museum – free admission is offered to all!

The Downtown July 4th Pro Rodeo

6:30 pm – Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo – Want tickets for this event?  Check out 2018 ticket prices here

Then immediately following the rodeo you can stay where you’re seated to watch the firework show


  • Wednesday, July 4th – Howelsen Hill (9:30 – 10:00 pm)

If you’re a purist, like us, there’s no 4th of July without the fireworks! After your full day of fun in the sun events, make sure to stick around for one of the biggest firework celebrations in North America.  The City of Steamboat will light up the night sky right in front of Howelsen Hill.


All events held are even more proof that Steamboat’s western roots are alive and well.  Need a calendar of events for the weekend? Make sure to check out Steamboat Chamber for more details.

Traveling to Steamboat for the festivities and need a rental?  We have plenty of top picks for you to browse – plan you trip today!