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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 26, 2021-The City of Steamboat Springs is accepting applications for individuals and organizations considering hosting a special event or activity in the Yampa Valley, specifically within the city limits.
“Steamboat Springs has a reputation for hosting high-quality event productions that enhance the economics of the community,” said the city’s Special Events Coordinator Rachel Lundy. “Our process facilitates fun event experiences while minimizing community impacts and city expenses, which we believe is a win/win for all.”
The city requires events to obtain a special activity permit depending upon classifications, venues, and city services. Events are broken into three distinct classifications based on set criteria – Special Events, Sports Events and City/School/Private Activities. Fees vary by venue whether using a street, park, field or trail. If approved, event producers are required to attend pre-event meetings and after-action review of their events.
In addition, any special activity that reserves or has formal group use of a city facility, property, trail, or right of way or utilizes city services that are not routinely provided must apply for a city permit. These could include but are not limited to festive, educational, recreational sporting, artistic, or commercial activities including but not limited to sports tournaments, festivals, block parties, group exercise classes, organized trail runs, running and cycling races.
Special Events Coordinator Rachel Lundy and Marketing & Event Specialist Tara Cusack serve as the primary contacts for special events across the city. Both have been involved with the evolution of the city’s program and are happy to work with producers as they navigate the application permit.
“If community members are unsure if their event/gathering requires a special event permit, I urge them to give us a quick call or email,” continued Lundy. “We’ll get them on the right path to hosting their event in the most efficient manner.”
Steamboat Springs has been home to international, national, regional, and grass-root events, many of which have firmly established themselves in the history and heritage of the community. Whether you are putting on an inaugural event or have been a fixture for more than 100 years, the city’s online special event section will guide you through the permitting process and set up your event for success.
ContactRachel Lundy, Special Events Coordinator, 970.871.8225 or emailTara Cusack, Front Desk, Marketing & Event Specialist, 970.871.7054 or email