Programs and Events

Due to the generosity of our donors and community partners, most programs and events in the Park are free. See our event calendar for more information. Due to COVID-19 all activities and programs are subject to cancellation and will follow the public health order.

Free Guided Tours Sundays & Fridays at 10 AM

Enjoy a free guided walking tour of the Yampa River Botanic Park. Learn about the history of the Botanic Park and the plants that thrive in the Yampa Valley. Preregistration necessary. Click here for more details.

Beginning May 29, 2021, 9 to 10 AM Yoga on the Green

Yoga on the Green begins May 29 and is held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 – 10 am throughout the summer, weather permitting. Meet on the Green. Click here for more details.

June 15, July 19 & August 3, 2021 Lulie’s Wildflowers and Watercolors

As a tribute to local pioneer artist Lulie Crawford, the Tread of Pioneers Museum shares the story of Lulie and her pioneering family, followed by watercolor instruction with a professional artist. Then the program participants paint their own wildflower watercolor masterpieces, just like Lulie! Free. Click here for more details.


The Yampa River Botanic Park is hosting its first annual gala, Passport Through the Botanic Park on June 19, 2021 at 5 pm. The event invites guests to journey through the gardens touring plant collections that are native to Colorado and similar environments worldwide while enjoying global cuisine, wine and entertainment. Click here for more details.

July 13, July 23 & August 12, 2021 at 7 pm Steamboat Symphony Orchestra Free Summer Concerts

Bring your chairs or a blanket and listen to your favorite players from the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Click here for more details.

Stories in the Garden every Friday

Children ages 0 to 7, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to enjoy a fun and exiting story-time during Stories in the Garden this summer. Each Friday will feature a storyteller from the Bud Werner Library. Storytime this year will be set in the newly renovated Children’s Garden featuring a new Fairy House Garden. Click here for more details.

Music on the Green every Wednesday June 30 through August 18, 2021, 10 a.m.

The Yampa River Botanic Park is pleased to partner with Strings Music Festival to offer this free summer series. Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., music lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy these outdoor concerts in one of Steamboat’s most beautiful parks. Bring your chairs or blankets and a picnic! Click here for more details.

July 25 – Aug. 5, 2021 Outdoors in the Botanic Park with Piknik Theatre!

Piknik Theatre returns to the Yampa River Botanic Park this summer Sunday through Thursday evenings for FREE performances on the Green. Productions will include Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and an original dramatic adaptation of Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” — both are family friendly and are about an hour in length. Showtimes are 6 p.m. and picnic baskets are encouraged. Click here for more details.

Friday, Sept. 3, Hummingbirds, Hummingbird Moths, and other Botanic Park Creatures Presented by Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Hummingbirds, Hummingbird Moths, and other Botanic Park Creatures Short talk followed by a walk led by Ted Floyd (editor of Birding Magazine) and Andrew Floyd. Meet at the Trillium House within the Botanic Park. Two times: 2 – 3 p.m. & 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Limited to 15 people. **Advance registration and non-refundable fee required.**For reservations and for more details click here.

Annual Meeting and Celebration, Sept. 12

The Yampa River Botanic Park’s Annual Meeting and Celebration to honor our members, volunteers and donors will be Sunday, September 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. Invitation only. Click hear for more information. 

2nd Annual Fall Bulb & Peony Benefit, Sept. 23-25

The Botanic Park is hosting its 2nd Annual Bulb & Peony Benefit September 23-25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Members Only hours are September 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Public is welcome to shop on September 24-25. Click here for more information.