Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

Culture and Community

The arts are alive and thriving in Steamboat Springs. Following is an alphabetized rundown of events, festivals, associations, programs, venues and more that youll find in Ski Town USA.

Bud Werner Memorial Library

This 33,000-square-foot facility overlooks the Yampa River downtown, with dedicated spaces for children and teenagers, a coffee shop, large community and conference rooms, artwork and more. It also offers 30 public computers, downloadable audio books, an electronic stocking system and free wireless.


Chief Theater

The newly remodeled Chief Theater at 813 Lincoln Ave. downtown is a community cultural center hosting concerts, plays, comedy acts, melodramas and more.


Community Center

The 8,400-square-foot Steamboat Springs Community Center sits alongside the Yampa River adjacent to the Stock Bridge Transit Center. With easy car, bus and bike access, it serves as a meeting place for the community, capable of accommodating 382 people for receptions, multi-media presentations and more.


Emerald City Opera

Emerald City Opera brings artists from the worlds great opera houses to Steamboat to collaborate with local artists. Additionally, ECO presents the Resident Artists Spotlight and Outstanding Artists concert series throughout the year.


Fine Art

More than 17 visual arts venues are located downtown and near the base of the ski area.  Some feature nationally renowned artists while others showcase regional and local visual artists. The Steamboat Art Museum and the Depot Arts Center also host exhibits.

First Friday Art Walk

Art venues and supporting businesses extend their hours the first Friday of each month to showcase visual and performing artists.  Appetizers and refreshments are served.


William Davis a trade ambassador for Wilson Daniels talks with participants at this year's Steamboat Wine Festival.

William Davis a trade ambassador for Wilson Daniels talks with participants at this year’s Steamboat Wine Festival.

Free Summer Concert Series

This series brings in great national acts throughout the summer at the base of Howelsen Hill downtown. The events are free and fun for the whole family, offering food, music, libations and more.Its a great tradition in the summertime here,says series President Coleman Cook.



Literary Sojourn is the oldest established literary festival in the Rocky Mountains.  Nominees and recipients of literary awards, including the National Book Award, the Edgar Award and the Pulitzer Prize, have presented here.


Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

Founded in 1913, the nations oldest operating performing arts camp offers summer programs taught by an international faculty in dance, theater, musical theater, dramatic writing and more for ages 8 through college, with master workshops for adults and performances throughout summer.



The free, nonpartisan Seminars at Steamboat are casual talks with high-caliber experts that focus on domestic and foreign policy, social issues, health, economy, natural resources and the environment.


Pro Rodeo

Professional rodeo performances are held Friday and Saturday nights from June through August at the Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Hill. Events include bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and more as part of the PRCA ProRodeo Series.


Steamboat Springs Arts Council

The nonprofit Steamboat Springs Arts Council produces art and cultural events and serves as an advocate for more than 30 affiliated organizations. Housed in the historic train depot at 1001 13th St., it manages the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, also known as the Depot Arts Center, encompassing two galleries and a community resource center.


Steamboat Base Area

With a $10 million base area improvement, Steamboat Ski Area now has a new stage at the base of the resort, where it hosts free concerts, movies and more.


Steamboat Symphony Orchestra

Steamboat boasts a professional orchestra that performs throughout the fall and winter months, under the direction of conductor Ernest Richardson.


Strings Music Festival

Strings produces summer and winter music series featuring classical and contemporary artists, with performances held in the Strings Music Pavilion.


Tread of Pioneers Museum

The Tread of Pioneers Museum recently completed an expansion and remodel, enabling it to showcase and celebrate the Yampa Valleys rich and diverse heritage, from Native Americans to Olympic skiers. Info:

Yampa River Botanic Park

The city-owned, 6-acre Yampa River Botanic Park, located off the bike path and river downtown, contains ponds, berms and over 40 gardens and more, and hosts free Music on the Green concerts throughout the summer.


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