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Feb
4
Wed
Winter Carnival @ Downtown Steamboat Springs
Feb 4 – Feb 8 all-day

Celebrate 102 Years of Winter Tradition in Steamboat Springs

Mention a parade and fireworks and people say that’s typical. Talk about adults on shovels being pulled down main street behind horses or skiers jumping through fiery hoops and people stop to listen. In Steamboat Springs we do things differently, and with the oldest, continuous Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi, this event is certainly no different.

Winter Carnival Street Events And Night Extravaganza

About the Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival was started by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) as a way to help residents cope with cabin fever during the height of the Colorado winter season.

The event continues to this day as a way to celebrate winter; as a reason for neighbors to gather; and as an opportunity for everyone to experience a piece of Ski Town USA® history and tradition.

Fun Facts and History

 

Plan Your Winter Carnival Vacation

Peruse our suggested itinerary for ideas on how to plan your Winter Carnival vacation with your family and friends. Let us guide you through the Winter Carnival event schedule, as well as experiencing all the winter activities Steamboat has to enjoy!

Winter Carnival Itinerary

Schedule of Events

Saturday and Sunday highlight the event with the Winter Carnival Street Events and the Night Show Extravaganza. The Street Events feature local Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club kids being pulled on skis behind horses right down main street in downtown Steamboat. A crowd favorite, the “Donkey Jump”, sends kids soaring off a jump for up to 40, or even 50 feet.

The Street Events will also feature the Winter Carnival Rodeo Clown. JW Winklepleck, Rodeo Clown/Barrelman, will energize the crowd at the street events both Saturday and Sunday.

Winter Carnival Shovel Race Snow Biking

On Saturday, the Night Extravaganza on Howelsen Hill is lit up with colors as Winter Sports Club athletes flip through the air off the jumps while others descend down the mountain leaving a red glow outlining perfect ski turns.

Winter Carnival Hashtag

The last down the mountain is always the twinkle light wrapped Lighted Man with roman candles shooting out of his backpack, which makes for a spectacular opening act for the fireworks show to close out the night.

See below for more details on the street events and full event schedule for Winter Carnival.

Full Schedule

   

Street Events Schedule

Winter Carnival Video Playlist

View our Winter Carnival video playlist below for a inside look at the amazing events that take place during the carnival, including an interview with Leif Howelsen, son of Carl Howelsen (founder of the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival), that shows us the history and tradition behind this wonderful event.

Event Ticketing

A Winter Carnival button is required for entry and spectating at all events. Some events require tickets as well. Please be sure to check the schedule for details.

Winter Carnival buttons will be for purchase closer to the event date. Show your support of the Winter Carnival and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club by making your purchase.

Winter Carnival Registration

Registration for the 2015 Street Events will open January 30 at 10:00 a.m. More Information on Registration for Street Events

Parade Application

The Diamond Hitch Parade will be held on Sunday, February 8 at approximately 11:30 a.m., immediately following the Street Events on Lincoln Ave. Participants will line up at 11:00 a.m. Anyone is welcome to enter the parade.

Download Application

Volunteer and Sponsor

Find information in the below links for options on how you or your business can be a part of this unique and traditional Steamboat winter event.

Volunteer

Sponsorship

With the aim of maximizing benefits for sponsorships and streamlining the process for event partners, the Chamber believes that combining sponsorship for both the Winter Carnival Night Extravaganza and Street Events will provide our members and the local business community with increased visibility, and a more streamlined process to become a sponsor of Winter Carnival. Our events team will partner with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and will continue to produce the classic downtown Street Events on Saturday and Sunday, while the SSWSC will take the reins of managing sponsorship for the entire 2015 Winter Carnival. For more sponsorship information please contact Lane Malone, Director of Development for the SSWSC at (970) 879-0695, ext. 115 or [email protected].

 

Feb
7
Sat
G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE WITH MATT COSTA @ Boulder Theater
Feb 7 @ 8:30 pm

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Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut and eight years since their last live performance together, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce return with their first album in nearly a decade. Built on the trio’s signature hip-hop blues sound, Sugar finds vocalist/guitarist/harmonica player G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton), upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens breathing new life into their groove-heavy, Chicago-blues-infused brand of stripped-down rock & roll. “The goal for the album was to make it really raw and immediate, with live takes and live vocals and everybody playing so that it all comes together in that intangible way,” says G. Love. “That’s what our music is all about.”

 

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Feb
14
Sat
NO BS! BRASS BAND @ Steamboat Stage
Feb 14 @ 3:30 pm

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Enjoy free music at the base area with No BS! Brass Band, who take the New Orleans brass band into uncharted territory, fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into its fiercely original sound.

No BS! Brass takes the New Orleans brass band into uncharted territory, fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound. Their danceable arrangements are outstandingly well thought-out and organized, drawing inspiration from funk, jazz, klezmer, calypso, and Led Zeppelin. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, No BS! Brass has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and on National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Concert. Equally at home in the club or on the parade route, in the concert hall or on a festival stage, No BS! Brass creates new believers wherever it goes. Based in Richmond, Virginia, this band has quickly earned a reputation as a premier band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing.

Visit the band’s website to learn more.

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Torchlight Parade @ Gondola Square
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

The Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School treats tourists and locals to a spectacular on-snow parade down the mountain lit only by torches for this Valentine’s Day event.

In conjunction with the torchlight parade, a fireworks display will illuminate the sky providing a perfect ending to the evening. The show is free and great for all ages.

The best viewing is from the pavers at the Steamboat Stage and the Umbrella Bar next to the Bear River Bar & Grill, all adjacent to the Steamboat Gondola.

Torchlight Parades

The best viewing is from the pavers at the Steamboat Stage and the Umbrella Bar next to the Bear River Bar & Grill, all adjacent to the Steamboat Gondola.

Feb
15
Sun
Yoga In The Pavilion – Steamboat Springs @ Strings Music Pavilion
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am
Yoga In The Pavilion - Steamboat Springs @ Strings Music Pavilion | Steamboat Springs | Colorado | United States

Join us for a dynamic yoga practice that explores the synergy of music and yoga. Guest teachers: Jenny Gabriel and Jill Barker along with live music. All levels welcome: $20.

 

Feb
26
Thu
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical – Steamboat Springs @ Strings Music Pavilion
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. Masters of improvisation begin the evening by performing made-up song titles supplied by the audience. The audience then decides which song will be the basis for an entire musical that will constitute the second half of the show. Join us in a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter for all audiences. Recently featured at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Fest.

Hilarious! ~The New York Times
Brilliant! ~TheaterWeek

 

Mar
7
Sat
THE GROOVETROTTERS @ Steamboat Stage
Mar 7 @ 3:30 pm

d8ecae61483f430e9eea4ccff16fa504Enjoy free music at the base area with The Groovetrotters, a band that entertains from rock all the way to jazz, reggae and blues.

Having started in the early 2000’s as a Groovetrotters family fun weekend project it quickly became apparent that “the kids” had a bit more than just average talent and drive when it came to playing music. Weekend jam sessions outdoors under a palapa just yards away from the Pacific Ocean attracted quite a stir in the community and before long regular gigs became a normal part of life. Essentially of the music has one solid ingredient: FUNK! From Rock all the way to Jazz, Reggae and Blues there is a funky vibe that grabs your attention from the time the first note rings out all the way to the end of each song. It’s incredible to witness a Groovetrotters live-performance, especially to experience the “magic” this awesome band brings to the stage.

Visit the band’s website to learn more.

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Mar
8
Sun
2015 Steamboat Pentathlon @ Howelson Hill
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am
2015 Steamboat Pentathlon @ Howelson Hill | Steamboat Springs | Colorado | United States

One-Of-A-Kind Winter Event Featuring FIVE Events in ONE Race!

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • XC Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Running

Race Division

Individual –  Male / Female / Chariot

Team – Male / Female / Coed / Duo

New in 2015 – Adult Individual Chariot Division!

STANDARD and SHORT COURSE available in each division except YOUTH & ADULT CHARIOT which compete in SHORT COURSE.

New Year’s Resolution Registration Prices (January 1st – January 31st)

Youth Individual (17 & Under)    $50

Adult Individual                                $100

Adult Individual Chariot                 $110

Dynamic Duo                                     $150

Youth Team (3-5 People)              $150

Adult Team (3-5 People)               $200

 

Registration Prices (February 1st – March 2nd)

Youth Individual (17 & Under)    $60

Adult Individual                                $125

Adult Individual Chariot                 $135

Dynamic Duo                                     $175

Youth Team (3-5 People)              $175

Adult Team (3-5 People)               $225

 

All participants receive an event t-shirt and free lunch with their registration!

 

The top three (3) finishers in each category will be recognized at the post-race awards ceremony.

 

For more information and to register, visit www.steamboatpentathlon.com or call 970-871-7031.

 

Mar
14
Sat
NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE @ Steamboat Stage
Mar 14 @ 3:30 pm

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Enjoy free music at the base area with Nahko and Medicine for the People, who bring an influence of hip-hop, folk, jazz, tribal, native-based, earth-based and spirit inspired music.

Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. When he took up the piano at age six, the unifying power of music entered his life and brought him harmony. Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche by producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing. Thus Medicine for the People was born. With an influence in hip-hop, folk, jazz, tribal, native-based, earth-based and spirit inspired music, the Huffington Post, called Nahko’s music “beautiful and stirring,” comparing him to Bob Marley and proclaiming him a “musical prophet.”

Visit the band’s website to learn more.

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Mar
21
Sat
6 MILLION DOLLAR BAND @ Steamboat Stage
Mar 21 @ 3:30 pm

Enjoy free music at the base area with the 6 Million Dollar Band, whose music delivers high-energy 80s New Wave music using a combination of new and old technology.

The Six Million Dollar Band (6MDB to their fans) delivers high-energy 80s New Wave music using a combination of new and old technology. Five keyboards complement the guitar, drum and bass rhythm section, producing the classic sounds 80s fans love to hear. Vintage 80s synths deliver album perfect sound. Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Depeche Mode and more are recreated faithfully and performed with the same energy as the original acts. The members of 6MDB bring well-seasoned skills, each having played professionally for nearly two decades. Blazing guitar solos, four part vocal harmonies, and genuine enthusiasm for the music complement the already unbeatable sound that the band delivers. Thanks to their professionalism both on and off the stage, 6MDB has quickly become an in-demand act for large venues and private events alike.

Visit the band’s website to learn more.

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