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Street Banner Reservations Move to Main Street

Starting January 1, 2020 Main Street Steamboat will be taking over reservation for street banners.

For many years the Steamboat Chamber has faithfully taken reservations and coordinated with the city to ensure that the banners representing the events that we love go up on time. Starting January 1, 2020, the Chamber will pass the gauntlet to Main Street Steamboat.

Main Street Steamboat will take Reservations and payments for the city and review applications for placement. The Content Guidelines are all still the same as are the banner specifications for size and quality. There is a charge for hanging your event banner of $110 that will now be due when an application is submitted. Payments can be made by check or charge. Banners are hung in 2 week increments and events are limited to 2, 2 week sessions.

Banner Specifications and Guidelines

Street Banner logistics Information

Banner Schedule for 2020

Banner Schedule Request

Credit Authorization Form

For questions and information please contact Lisa Larkin 970-367-7161 or email

Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Sector Meeting

Please join us January 15  from 10 am to Noon at Citizens Hall for this open conversation. 

Here is your chance to make a difference in your industry in a meaningful way. Main Street Steamboat is hosting an Industry Sector Meeting centered around The Retail, Restaurants and Hospitality industry.

Our role at the launch meeting is to organize and bring businesses together so that they can form relationships and a partnership. We will be in “listening” mode to hear and better understand the growth opportunities and needed actions. After the launch meeting we will work together to address priorities that businesses identify during the launch meeting. We will quickly get to action as a team of public partners. But, it is important that we follow the lead of industry. Ultimately, we will work hand-in-hand with businesses to move their priorities forward.

This meeting is for YOU, to share your ideas.

Please join us January 15  from 10 am to Noon at Citizens Hall for this open conversation. Click here to sign up. 

For more information on Sector partnerships, click here.

2019 Gift of Photography

For the Last 4 years, Danielle Zimmerer has gifted her photography services to the community for 1 day to create amazing Holiday moments. This year she brought some friends with her and the results are pure magic. You can see the results of the 2019 session for yourself by clicking  here. Thank you Danielle for sharing your talent with all of us:-)

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2019

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day in Steamboat Springs> we have our own traditions that almost always include outdoor activities. Like most towns, most of us spend time with family and friends around the dinnertable, we just usually ski first.

Because Steamboat Springs is a town first and a resort second, many of our restaurant sr closed on Thanksgiving. We will try to keep this list up to date for you to know who is open and serving on Thanksgiving. Make your reservations early! and Happy Thanksgiving.


The Cabin– Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from 1:00 pm-7:00 pm. Last reservation is at 6:30                  $53.00 for Adults- $17.00 for kids 6-12   5 and under free with Adult purchase

Rex’s Bar & Grill – Thanksgiving Buffet

E3 Chophouse – Offering a Thanksgiving Meal in the afternoon for anyone who can not afford a meal or has no place to go to celebrate the holiday. Will also be open for normal dinner and will have their regular menu.

Aurum– Open from 3-8  Will be offering their regular menu with a Thanksgiving feature

Table 79– Open at 5:00 for regular hours

Mambo- Open at 4:00 with regular menu

Harwigs/L’Apogee– Offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as well as the regular menu. Reservations available after 6:30

Johnny B Good’s Diner– Open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Specials include Irish Cream Milkshakes; Open faced Turkey Dinner with Salad for $15.99; Crab Cake and Asparagus Benedict for $12.99

Timber and Torch– Open  7:30 to 8:45 with their normal menu offered.

Rye– Open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm offering their regular menu

It’s Time to Register for the 2019 Downtown Chili Challenge

And the 2019 Winners Are…

Salsa – Need More Salsa Mild

Cornbread – Carl’s Tavern Cornbread

Red Chili – People’s Choice – Cattle Women Chili

1st Place Judges – The Laundry

2nd Place Judges – The Smoke House

Green Chili – People’s Choice – Carl’s Tavern

1st Place Judges- Snow Bowl

2nd Place Judges The Smoke House

Thank you to all who participated:-)

This local challenge is a Steamboat Springs tradition. Restaurants and citizens alike have been battling for the distinction of having the best chili in town for decades!  Our panel of expert judges will conduct blind tastings to determine the best of each category, but the real competition is for our People’s Choice Award. Attendees can purchase a tasting kit for $10 and cast their vote for their favorite.

If tasting the best chili in town is not enough for you, dance to music by local musicians Rural Wreckage and the Steve Boynton Trio  or join in our jam session. Play some yard games, enjoy an adult beverage or try your hand at roping. You can also cheer on our local boy Scout troop as they encourage their calf to poop in just the right spot at the annual Muffin Plop. All proceeds from the Plop benefit the Boy Scouts.

The price for a testing kit and the ability to vote for your favorite is $10. All proceeds from this event go to help fund our holiday programs like The Downtown Halloween Stroll, Light Up The Night, Santa’s House and the Twinkle lights on Lincoln. This is a great opportunity to eat some great chili and support some awesome local events.

If you would like to participate, click here for a Printable Chili Challenge Entry Form 2019

Volunteer to help or email to get more information.