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.

Programs will resume in 2021. We are updating our calendar as programs and events are confirmed.

June 11, 2021, 12 PM Fairy Garden House Contest

Children create fairy garden houses and enter them into the contest for a chance to win fun prizes.  The houses are on display in the Fairy Garden Village throughout the summer.  Free

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


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. 

Painting of the Yampa River Botanic Park is by Chula Beauregard

Stories in the Garden the second Friday of the month

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.

Music on the Green every Wednesday June 30 through August 18

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.

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 original devised comedy with music and merriment — both are family friendly and are about an hour in length. Showtimes are 6 p.m. and picnic baskets are encouraged.