Steamboat Springs plays host to the most colorful weekend of the year when dozens of hot air balloons float into the mountain sky. Watch balloon pilots dip their baskets into Bald Eagle Lake or soar until they become tiny specks of color at this summertime staple. Children can burn energy at the kid zone while parents meander through the nearby Art in the Park exhibit. As the sun sets, head back to the mountain area for Balloon Glow, where illuminated balloons fill up the night sky. Sat-Sun, times vary.