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Steamboat Springs Colorado Cultural Activities
Find a comprehensive list of cultural activities and fun things to see and do in Steamboat Springs, Colorado displayed alphabetically. From music to art and history to science, Steamboat Springs is full of international cultural activities.
Through opera presentations and the promotion of education and awareness of opera and the vocal arts, the Emerald City Opera is trying enhance the quality of life in Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado. Making collaborations between local artists and world-class performers, the Emerald City Opera promotes appreciation of and participation in musical opportunities. Phone (970) 879-1996.
320 Lincoln Ave. Suite H PO Box 775576 Steamboat Springs CO 80477
Established in 1972, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to art and cultural programming, and an advisor and advocate for over 30 AFFILIATE local arts organizations. Housed in the historic train Depot along the Yampa River at the west end of town, we manage The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at The Depot. At the Arts Depot we offer visual arts galleries, community space and a performing arts space.
Strings Music Festival is a summer music festival. The Festival also holds a winter and holiday concert series. Strings Park is located just off Mt. Werner road. Strings, a nationally recognized music festival, presents over 70 performances of chamber music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms, and many other genres every summer since 1988. Artists include Grammy winners and nominees, major competition winners and principal players from the most renowned orchestras.
The Potter's Wheel, a paint your own pottery studio, features a huge selection of functional and children's pottery with varied colors with which to decorate them. The studio keeps a pro on hand at all times to help stumbling novices with decorating techniques, stamps, and stencils and a collection of ideas and inspiration. Pieces are fired and ready to go within a week. Please call (970) 879-4944 for more info. Studio hours are Tuesday to Thursday 12pm - 6 pm; Friday 12pm- 8pm. Saturday and Sunday - 12pm - 4 pm. Mondays Closed.
The Tread of Pioneers Museum housed in a 1908 Queen Anne-style Victorian home and features turn-of-the-century furnishings. On display are various ranching, mining and pioneer life artifacts, history of skiing exhibit, and a Native American arts display. Historic and Cultural Tours are presented around the town of Steamboat Springs. The Tread of Pioneers Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm. Admission: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors over 62; $1 children for children ages 6 - 12; children under 6 years are free. Routt County residents are free with I.D.
8th and Oak Downtown, P.O. Box 772372 Steamboat Springs CO 80477
Yampatika is a not-for profit organization whose mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through education. We fulfill our mission in by implementing hands-on inquiry-based educational programs; advocating conservation and the sound use of natural lands and cultural resources; and strengthening connections to natural and cultural environments through place-based education. Each year, our small, but dedicated, staff and committed volunteers deliver environmental education programs to nearly 20,000 residents and visitors. In 1996 and again in 2002, we received the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, "Educators for Excellence" award, and in 1998, we were honored with the "Partners in Action" award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) for wilderness education. In 2008, we were nominated as a New Pioneer, an award given by the Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley.