Because of extremely high fire risk, Steamboat is canceling its fireworks celebration but not to worry, the town’s unconventional celebration makes up for it.
The day kicks off with a cross-country roller ski race, followed by the 20th Annual Steamboat Sprint running series. Then a parade hits the streets, featuring traditional and local themed floats that lead up to the main event: The Pioneer Block Party.
The party includes kids’ games, free live music, free food, and free admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum. After the free concessions are consumed, which undoubtedly won’t take long, the Independence Day Ski Jumping Extravaganza and Nordic Combined begins. Athletes roller ski through the streets for the first leg, then soar off a plastic jump at Howelson Hill to complete the second leg. Some participants are U.S. Olympians, making this an even more unique exhibition.
Steamboat tops off its celebration with the Pro Rodeo Series at Romnick Arena, and more free music at the Howelson Hill Amphitheater. With so many activities, you won’t miss the fireworks.