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Posted on: August 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Labor Day in Steamboat Shouldn’t Be Labor Intensive

Labor Day NewsFlash

Labor Day weekend in Steamboat Springs is packed with entertainment and events for the entire family which run from downtown to across the entire valley. Along with the festivities, the weekend brings street closures and impacts over the three days.

“It’s best to keep these closures and impacts in mind to eliminate any chance of a family feud over the holiday,” said Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen. “There’s a lot going on, so plan extra time to get to your events and functions; and, most importantly, celebrate the holiday responsibly.”  

While this list does not encompass all the events over the holiday; it does highlight events which are anticipated to have impacts or closures on city streets and facilities. For a complete listing of festivities taking place over the Labor Day weekend, visit the Steamboat Springs Chamber’s website.

Colorado Group Realty Block Party – Friday, Aug 30 – 5PM to 8PM

Near Colorado Group Realty’s (CGR) downtown office, the company is hosting an invitation appreciation block party for clients on 6th & Yampa Streets.

  • Street Closure, 6th Street from the alley to Yampa Street, and Yampa St. between the entrances to the Bank of the West parking lot and 7th Street parking lot. Closures run from around noon to 10pm.

Yampa Valley Crane Festival – Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Go soaring with cranes when you visit Steamboat Springs and the beautiful Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado for the 8th Annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival.

  • Stockbridge Transit Center – Crane viewing shuttles depart from the Stockbridge Transit Center on Friday morning and evening; Saturday evening at 4:30pm; and Sunday morning. Expect higher volume in this area and increased use of this parking lot.

Farmer’s Market – Saturday, August 31 – 9AM to 2PM

Every Saturday, find fresh produce, local products and artisans’ wares, great food and live music as you start your day in downtown Steamboat Springs.

  • Street Closure, Yampa Street from 6th to 8th Streets and 7th Street to the Alley from 6AM to ~2:30PM.
  • City Council Booth (#48) is the place for all things city related. Ask questions or simply chat with councilors on topics that span the spectrum from 9AM to 11AM.

Howelsen Park

With several events being hosted at the park over the holiday weekend, expect a significant amount of pedestrians and bicyclists as well as increased usage of the parking lots at the rodeo arena and ski area. Please walk, bike or take the FREE SST bus to events downtown especially those at Howelsen Park.

  • Howler Alpine Slide – Sat, Sun, Monday, Aug 31-Sept 2 @ 9AM - 5PM
    • Enjoy Steamboat’s most exciting summer attraction for the entire family.  After a chairlift ride to the hot of historic Howelsen Hill, slide your way to an exhilarating run down the 2,400-foot track full of curves, bends and fun!
  • Rocky Mountain Bull Bash – Sunday, Sept 1 @ 5PM
    • 40 of the top professional bull riders in the world come to Howelsen’s Brent Romick Rodeo Arena to compete for over $15,000 in prize money.
  • End of Summer Jam – Sunday, Sept 1 @ 5:30PM to 9:30PM
    • The Free Summer Concert Series closes out its season at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater with the End of Summer Jam featuring Billy Strings, Bonfire Dub & Buffalo Commons. Remember, no alcohol or dogs permitted into the show.

Steamboat Stage Race – Saturday (8/31), Sunday (9/1) & Monday (9/2)

Three days of road bike racing draws racers from across the Rocky Mountain region to Steamboat Springs over Labor Day weekend. Colorado’s Premier Pro-Amateur Stage race offers a variety of age- and ability- based categories with three race stages that include a time trial, road race, and criterium. A portion of proceeds from the event go to Routt County Humane Society, Bicycle Colorado, and Lift Up Food Bank.

  • Crit-Course-Map-768x658Stage 1 Time Trial - Road Impacts, Saturday, Aug 31: Expect racers on Hwy 40 from Bald Eagle Lake to Hwy 131; Hwy 131 to CR 14; and River Road to just south of the Brooklyn neighborhood.
  • Stage 2 Road Race - Road Impacts, Sunday, Sept. 1: Racers will start and finish on 13th Street around the Library and travel out and back on CR 33 & CR 27
  • Stage 3 – Criterium - Street Closures, Monday, Sept 2: Oak & Pine Streets between 4th and 8th Streets as well as 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th between Oak & Pine will be closed during the race. See street map. Parking is available at the High School (45 E. Maple St)

Dogs in Cars & Unattended

Don’t forget about your best friend over the holiday and understand that dogs are not permitted at most events. It’s best to leave your pet at home and DO NOT leave them in your vehicle or unattended in town. To report an animal complaint or animal emergency, contact Steamboat Springs Animal Control at 970.879.1144. For a lost or missing animal, call the Routt County Humane Society Animal Shelter at 970.879.7247 with a description of your pet, their name and your contact information.

Fire Safety

While the area is not currently under any fire restrictions at this time, it’s important to remember to be safe with open flames and to drown campfires completely. “The area has seen two small fires recently, which fortunately have been extinguished quickly by local fire agencies, but it reinforces the need to continue to exercise caution,” commented Fire Chief Mel Stewart.

The City of Steamboat Springs would like to thank residents and guests for their cooperation and wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend.


Cory Christensen, Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
Mel Stewart, Fire Chief, 970.879.7170 or email 
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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