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3 can't miss Labor Day Weekend events in Steamboat Springs

September 2, 2016

Steamboat Springs is the place to be this Labor Day Weekend as the town offers variety of exciting events for anyone who loves the mountains. Whether  you are coming to town to enjoy the crisp air, challenge yourself in a bike race or take in the western heritage  you wont be disappointed.  Here is a list of our most favorite events happening this weekend: 

The Rocky Mountain P.B.R. Bull Bash
The Bull Bash is taking place on Sunday Sep. 4, at Brent Romick Arena between 5pm and 7pm. This is a great way to enjoy the holiday weekend as the event is fun, action packed and perfect for the whole family. Gates open at 3pm and the public is encourage to get to the venue early to secure good seats. This thrilling event pushes 40 of the top professional Bull Riders in the world come to Steamboat to compete for over $15,000 prize money.
Wild West Air Fest
The 12th annual Wild West Air Fest is scheduled for Saturday Sep.3 and Sunday Sept.4 from 9am to 3pm. It is one of the most anticipated events of the summer and rightfully considered the best air show in the mountains. It features nationally renowned pilots providing edge of the seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. Some of the highlights this year include the  GoPro Bomb Squad Wingsuit Jump Team, the WWII Navy Torpedo Bomber TBM-3 Avenger performing a bombing simulation, Rocky Mountain Renegades with their 7 ship formation team, the national performer Barry Hancock in his WWII T-6, the professional Air Show performer Bob Freeman in his Extra330C and the international aerobatics champion Dagmar Kress.  An exciting part of the Wild West Air Fest is you can be a part of the action and fly in these amazing aircrafts. Plane rides are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on Saturday and Sunday. 
Steamboat Stage Race
Three days of road bike racing will again draw racers from across the Rocky Mountain region to Steamboat Springs over Labor Day weekend. The event offers a variety of age- and ability- based categories with three race stages that include a time trial, road race, and criterium. The 8th annual Steamboat Stage Race stars on Saturday Sept. 3rd with stage 1, which will test riders ability to push high speeds and maximize aerodynamics racing over a 22 kilometer course with minimal climbing and wide shoulders. Stage 2 – Moots Road Race is happening on Sunday and again takes riders to the quiet roads west of town, featuring a number of challenging climbs, fast descents and a start/finish from downtown Steamboat Springs. And on Monday September 5th the action comes to town on a fast and wide crit course with Stage 3 – Ski & Bike Kare Criterium.

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