Fall Event Enthusiast

Fall Favorites

You don’t want to miss the fall colors and spectacular events that happen in the Vail Valley in the fall. From stein hosting to live music celebrations the fall is a wonderful time to visit. The weather is most enjoyable in the sunshine with the cooler air—just remember to bring your favorite fall outfit and light jackets. Cheers!

FALL FESTIVALS

Vail Jazz Party
The grand finale of both the Vail Jazz Festival and the beautiful Colorado summer season, the Vail Jazz Party features a jam-packed lineup with several headliners that join together to play in group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring tributes to jazz legends. This event happens over Labor Day weekend.

Oktoberfest
Oompah music, bratwursts, beers and lederhosen! Germany comes to Vail, Beaver Creek and Gypsum every autumn. The American twist on Germany’s Oktoberfest even comes with a professional yodeler or two. Vail Oktoberfest was named among the ten greatest Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States by USA Today!

Heart & Soul Music Festival
Plan a trip to the Vail Valley in September, right around the height of the fall season, and enjoy Avon’s newest festival, the Heart & Soul Music Festival, featuring an eclectic and diverse collection of award-winning musicians and singer-songwriters covering the gamut between rock, reggae, funk, rhythm & blues, funk, and soul.

Locals Tip: Staying hydrated is extremely important when you are at high altitude – especially when you are drinking alcohol. Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink to ensure you stay hydrated.

FOR THE FOODIE

Hike, Wine & Dine
Hike Wine and Dine is a very relaxed five-mile hike in the middle of the fall’s leaf season that encourages meandering, long conversations and frequent stops to enjoy the many culinary cocktail options. This is a fundraiser for Jack’s Place, A Cancer Caring House.

Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week
Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week spans across two neighboring World Class Mountain Resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, and this culinary celebration takes dining to new heights, literally! The ten day long event will feature a wide variety of prix fixe menus and specials all set at $20.20 and all showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings available throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek Villages. To further enhance each guest’s dining experience, each bite will be perfectly paired with spectacular autumn views spread across the stunning mountain backdrops provided by Vail and Beaver Creek.

Farmers Markets
Although farmers markets aren’t unique to the Vail Valley, each market is one of a kind, with unique wares, beautiful art, delicious snacks, handmade crafts and more! We have four farmers markets that span across the valley during the summer months:

  • Vail Village: Sundays 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Minturn: Saturdays 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
  • Edwards: Saturdays 9:00 am- 1:30 pm
  • Gypsum: Fridays 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Did you know? The Vail Valley is home to over 100 restaurants with international influencers and world renowned chefs. These food and wine festivals bring together restaurants from across the valley creating a unique dining experience. This is the best way to try a variety of the valley’s finest in one location.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Vilar Performing Arts Center
Check out the calendar of events at the Vilar Performing Arts Center with a variety of Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more in a world-class venue in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. You may even discover your new favorite artist at the Vilar Performing Arts Center’s Underground Sound series, which features 6 diverse performances from across the musical spectrum.

ARTWalk
Head west to Eagle, Colorado every 2nd Friday of the month and enjoy EagleARTS ARTWalk. Galleries, shops, and restaurants offer art exhibitions, live music, sales, and specials for a fun evening out.

Upcoming Events

Restaurants & Bars

In the Vail Valley, eating isn't merely sustenance - it's an important part of the lifestyle. From fine dining hotspots to casual comforts, it's not hard to find great food. Colorado is known for their locals breweries, distilleries and even wineries. Come sample a taste of Colorado and even international spirit favorites.

Activity Providers

Sure, Vail is world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but the Vail Valley offers plenty beyond vast bowls of bluebird powder days and grippin' groomers. Whether you prefer your adventure water-drenched, iced, air-borne, cliff-side, cycled, motorized or snowy out mountain recreation covers it- and much, much more.

Vail Valley Events

Ski terrain and wonderful snow put the Vail Valley on the map, but it's more than just a ski resort. The calendar is packed with events that are a big part of the Vail Valley's culture. From outdoor concerts at the Ford Amphitheater to bull riding at the rodeo, it's easy to stay busy.

Visitor Information from the Locals

FIRST-EVER HIKE TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE ON SEPTEMBER 24 IN VAIL COLORADO

Vail, Colorado will become the epicenter of climate action at the inaugural Climb It For Climate on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. The event will feature a hike up Berrypicker on Vail Mountain with education and action stations plus interactive challenges along the trail and will culminate at Eagle’s Nest where participants will enjoy live music, food, and beverages.  “Climb It for Climate aims to unite our community around the...
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Free Document Shredding at Habitat ReStore

Alpine Bank is partnering with Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley for a Shred Event, giving people the opportunity to dispose of confidential documents securely. Bring boxes of paperwork to the Habitat ReStore Vail Valley to be securely shredded and recycled. “We are proud to partner with the ReStore once again at the Shred Event. This is a great community event that allows people to securely recycle their personal documents — I hope people...
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Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte Announce Winter Opening Dates, Operating Plans and New Attractions for 2022-23 Season

Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte announced today their opening dates for the winter 2022-23 season, starting with Keystone's kick-off in October and running all the way until spring with Breckenridge open well into May. Keystone will open as soon as weather and conditions permit in October, thanks to its state-of-the-art, energy-efficient snowmaking system. Breckenridge and Vail will follow on Nov. 11, and...
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