Labor Day is quickly approaching, one last hurrah before fall sets in, kids are back to school and the long days of summer are quickly diminishing into darkness. So celebrate this Labor Day in Steamboat Springs by indulging in our top ten favorite activities.
1. Wild West Air Fest. Enjoy a WWII Torpedo Bomber tBM-3 Avenger perform a bombing simulation, the Rocky Mountain Renegades with their 8 aircraft formation team, a Russian Jet and a performance by International aerobatics champion Dagmar Kress. Check out the planes up close and if you feel daring enough you can pay for a ride in a T-6 Warbird, CAF 1943 Navy Twin Beach 18, CAF J-3 Cub or a TBM. http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/labor-day-weekend/wild-west-air-fest
2. End of Summer Jam. Don’t miss the band Fruition playing the final concert in the Free Concert Series at Howelsen hill Amphitheater. The Portland, Oregon-based quintet will fill the air with rock tinged with soul, blues and British Invasion era pop. The concert takes place from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. https://keepinitfree.com/
3. Sidewalk Sale. Businesses along Main Street open their doors and discount their goods so you can stock up for back-to-school gear, treasures and mementos of Steamboat and last year’s winter gear.
4. Bull Bash. 40 of the top professional Bull Riders in the world come to Steamboat’s Brent Romick Arena September 3rd to compete for over $15,000 in prize money. Be a part of the Rocky Mountain P.B.R. Bull Bash where cowboy hats and boots will be in full force. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. The action starts at 5:00 p.m. http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/labor-day-weekend/bull-bash
5. 10K at 10,000 Feet. Ready to prove yourself at high altitude? The 10k at 10,000 feet begins at the summit of the old Rabbit Ears Pass road. This is one of the longest running races in the Steamboat Springs running Series. There are 10k and 5k trail races. The elevation gain of about 1,200 feet is a great challenge for athletes. http://www.runningseries.com/races/10k_10000ft.php
6. First Friday Artwalk. Galleries and businesses serve wine and appetizers as you peruse art by local and nationally known artists. Takes place from 5-8 p.m. downtown Steamboat Springs.
7. Massage. Don’t let the end of the summer get you down. Relax and regenerate at Steamboat’s highest rated spa, Life Essentials Day Spa, with a massage, facial, body scrub and so much more. http://massagesteamboat.com
8. Tread of Pioneers Museum. Steamboat’s Local museum offers walking tours of the Springs of Steamboat, Howelsen Hill and more. Or visit the museum for insight into Steamboat’s history.
9. Hike/bike/swim. Spend as much time outside as you can. The heat of summer is slowly slipping away and every second outside counts.
10. Eat, drink and be merry on Yampa Street. Visit some of Steamboat’s newest restaurants and breweries on Yampa Street or sit by the river at Sake-2-U, E-3 Chophouse, Sunpies or Arum.