Event Enthusiast

Free Concerts!

Vail Valley locals love music, and to prove it, the valley plays host to multiple free concerts throughout the summer season. A few favorite concert series include the Hot Summer Nights in the Gerald Ford Amphitheater and the Eagle ShowDown Town in Eagle. The Vail Valley rocks out to every genre of music all summer long.

The Minturn Summer Concert Series takes place each Thursday in July & August at Little Beach Park. Bring a picnic and boogie down next to the Eagle River under Lionshead Rock!

The Avon LIVE! Summer Concert Series returns in August offering four exceptional evenings of live music!  The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside.

Get Cultured

The locals love all of the world-class events that the Vail Valley brings to the community. Two popular events that draw locals and guests alike are Bravo! Vail and the Vail International Dance Festival. Bravo!Vail displays the spectacular talents of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic in 17 incredible shows. The Vail International Dance Festival showcases the artistry of dance with 13 shows ranging from Ballet to Hip Hop.

 

Fun For the Whole Family

The Vail Valley has multiple summer events that will please the whole family. Eagle Flight Days and the Vail Automotive Classic host an array of classic cars and aircrafts.

If you want to be active, the Eagle Outside Festival celebrates everything that locals love about summer. Not only does this event have multiple run/walk/ride races, but there are also free concerts and demos throughout the weekend. Or, head to the next town over and try the Gypsum Dirty Dozen Mud Run. The event tests competitors ability to run, climb, jump, crawl, and muscle their way through the most extreme 5K mud run around. The adventurous 3.1 mile custom-built obstacle race includes mud pits, mud obstacles, tire fields, car crawls, cargo nets and more.

 

Action Packed

If coming to Colorado means going extreme, you’ll love the annual GoPro Mountain Games. Held in June every year, this high-energy event features top athletes from around the country as they compete in 13 unique, outdoor adventures sports. These sports range anywhere from BMX racing to team kayaking, from dog events to ultimate Frisbee. This local’s favorite is sure to have something for everyone.

Farmers Markets

Throughout the summer, the Vail Valley has 3 incredible Farmers Markets located in Edwards, Minturn, and Vail. The Edwards Farmers Market is loaded with freshly-picked fruits & veggies and other tasty local treats. The Minturn Market features everything from farm-fresh foods to handmade crafts and jewelry. The Vail Farmers Market & Art Show is a great place to not only find locally grown produce, but also fine art, clothing and more.

Don’t Miss This One Thing:

The Eagle Outside Festival in Eagle is one of the locals’ favorite events. There is a full schedule of activities for 3 days that includes bike racing, clinics, demos, and free concerts. Arguable one of the best mountain-bike destinations in the Rocky Mountains, Eagle showcases all this town has to offer with 5 races throughout the weekend. If you love all things summer in the mountains, you don’t want to miss the Eagle Outside Festival.

Local Tip:

For Bravo!Vail, arrive to the Gerald Ford Ampitheater early (gates open 30 minutes prior to concert start time) and pick your favorite spot on the lawn. Seats in the east stay sunnier a bit longer and conversely, seats in the western corner offer shade from the mountain sun. Bring a picnic!

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