JULY 3, 2019
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4th of July Tips & Advice
As the community readies to enjoy the 4th of July across the Yampa Valley, the City of Steamboat Springs offers some tips and advice to help celebrate the holiday safely. This summer is quite the opposite from last year, and although fire danger is low, it is illegal to shoot fireworks that leave the ground, explode or fragment. River levels remain high and tubing is not advised .
4th of July Holiday Closures & Additional City Services
The City of Steamboat Springs is gearing up for the festivities surrounding the July 4th holiday and 116th Cowboys' Roundup Days, resulting in closing several road to accommodate these special events on July 4th. Steamboat Springs Transit will operate additional services during the parade and fireworks show to provide extra capacity.
Fireworks & Laser Show
After a two year hiatus due to hot and dry weather conditions, the Steamboat Springs fireworks show is back and better than ever. Walk or ride your bike down to Howelsen Hill to catch all of the festivities. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 PM and will be followed by a fun 4th of July themed laser show at 10 PM at the base of the historic Howelsen Hill ski jumps.
Alpine Slide Now Open
Slide into the holiday weekend with a trip down the exciting Howler Alpine Slide, which has officially opened for the summer. One of Steamboat's most exciting summer attractions, the slide is fun for the entire family. Enjoy scenic views as you are transported to the top of Howelsen Hill via chairlift, then experience the thrill of racing down a 2,400 foot concrete track.
Jumpin' & Jammin'
Celebrate the 4th of July at Howelsen Hill and watch the nation's best ski jumping athletes as they soar over the crowd. Bring the entire family, picnic blanket, and chairs for lunch with local food and drink vendors. Catch the high flying action all week with athlete open training, then don't miss the main competition and community party at 11 AM on July 4th after the parade.
Pioneer Day Block Party
You won't want to miss this favorite 4th of July tradition. After the parade, swing by the Tread of Pioneers Museum at 800 Oak Street and enjoy the Pioneer Day Block Party. The event includes a free community concert, kids' activities, the famous Routt Beer Floats, and free museum admission for all. The party will kick off at 11 AM and last until 2 PM on the Fourth of July.
Storytime in the Gardens
The Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa River Botanic Park team up on July 12 to offer Storytime in the Gardens. This fun event runs from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and open to children up to 7 years old that are accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A fun library storyteller will read fabulous garden-themed stories, followed by fun and educational hands-on activities in the park.
245 Howelsen Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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