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.

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.

May 25, 2021, 5 PM

An Evening with the Master Gardeners, LIVE, In-Person in the Botanic Park

Bring your questions to this fair-like activity and the Colorado Master Gardens will be happy to provide you with answers! Stroll around the Botanic Park for inspiration and enjoy an evening amongst the flora. Click here for more details.

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. 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.

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

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. 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 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. Click here for more details.