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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
There’s an intoxicating yet comforting feeling that comes when Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” comes on the radio, in a bar or sporting event or really anywhere the viral song is played in the country. We all know the words, and the nostalgia that comes with it. The song, co-written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, was first released in 2004, with endless covers to come, including from the legendary Darius...
Avon, Colo., March 17, 2023 — Local officials today announced that a “Mikaela87” celebration will be held in honor of Mikaela Shiffrin at Solaris Plaza in Vail, Colorado, on Sunday, April 2, at 4 p.m. MST, to celebrate Shiffrin’s 87th Alpine Ski World Cup victory. The win put her atop all other skiers in FIS Ski World Cup history, cementing her place as the greatest of all time.
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Colorado, March 10, 2023 - Travelers to Colorado’s high country will encounter treacherous winter driving conditions this weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation urges skiers, backcountry users and spring break travelers to plan ahead. Highway mountain passes and the Interstate 70 corridor will see severe impacts with heavy snowfall and wind-driven snow causing slushy roads, snowpacked conditions and potential...