Our Favorite February Happenings in Steamboat Springs
When other mountain towns are hunkered down under feet of snow Steamboat Springs, Colorado is bustling with activity! February is host to two of our favorite annual events here in Steamboat Springs. Visitors and locals come flocking to these uncommon outdoor events. The first weekend in February is Winter Carnival in downtown Steamboat. This Steamboat tradition dates back more than 100 years! The third weekend of the month is WinterWonderGrass at the base area of the ski resort. This bluegrass music festival brings visitors from around the world to celebrate the culture of strings against the unforgettable backdrop of snowy peaks and pines.
Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival
Originally organized by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club more than 100 years ago to offer locals a break from cabin fever, the Winter Carnival is truly a one of a kind celebration of our western heritage and relentless love for snow sports. Cowboys ride horses down Main Street pulling participants in snow shovels. Athletes and amateurs alike try their hat at the Howelsen Hill Olympic ski jump. The entire festival culminates into an incredible nighttime fireworks display over Howelsen Hill on Saturday night. Illuminated skiers draw light patterns on the ski hill with lights and torches. And the famous “Lighted Man” stuns audiences with his lighted suit. Bundle up and bring the whole family for this amazing mountain town weekend!
WinterWonderGrass began as a tiny, homespun bluegrass music festival in Edwards, Colorado. This multi-day, outdoor music festival has now made itself at home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 2020 will be the eighth year of the festival in Steamboat. In March and April WinterWonderGrass also occurs in Squaw Valley, CA, and Stratton, VT. The festival curators have also recently moved to Steamboat Springs with their families. Now more great music is naturally coming to Steamboat Springs! In true festival fashion, participants purchase tickets to enter back-to-back days of live music in all the glory and splendor of freshly falling snow under the twinkling stars. WinterWonderGrass is the perfect excuse for music lovers to spend a weekend in Steamboat! Ski all day and dance all night. Click here to learn more about the music lineup and to purchase tickets.
Book Your February Stay NOW
Want to plan your next Steamboat vacation to overlap with Winter Carnival or WinterWonderGrass? Now’s the time to plan future stays at the Bella Vista Estate! Guests at Bella Vista can enjoy their own private shuttle to and from town and the ski resort. Throw your own luxurious after-party in your private grotto. And sleep comfortably with a group of up to 28 persons at your own private estate. Bella Vista is now accepting reservations for 2021 and beyond. Call 970-879-4449 to discuss rates and availability and enjoy the most celebrated winter Steamboat events and activities. Want to know what to wear or where to eat? Our concierge will help you plan all of the details of your stay here in stunning Steamboat Springs, Colorado.