- Events include a small town parade and of course the famous cattle drive down Main Street
- Steamboat tradition for over 100 years
- 4th of July event
Overview: For over 100 years this tradition has been held int he streets of Steamboat where the town is very proud of its cowboy heritage. Events include a small town parade and of course the famous cattle drive down Main Street just like the good ol days.
Where: Downtown Steamboat Springs
Fees: Free to the public
Details: Cowboy Roundup Days became part of Steamboat's Fourth of July celebration in 1903, and one of the main festivities was, and still is, the rodeo. A Steamboat Pilot article from June 30, 1949, commemorated this tradition with a recap of one of the earlier Cowboy Roundup Days celebrations: "The night of July 3, 1924, all Steamboat Springs was a tiptoe with anticipation. On the morrow was to be a great rodeo, staged by Leo Hill Post No. 44 of the American Legion … Fast horses, ornery horses, and big purses had attracted the most daring riders of the day. A splendid show was assured and everyone, absolutely everyone, was planning to go."