Summer and Fall Events in Vail, Colorado 2016
Summer Events June 17th- November 2016
Tuesday evenings, starting June 09
Every Tuesday evening throughout the summer enjoy free concerts with genres ranging from rock to country at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater.
June 17th – June 19th
One of the Country’s top five iconic grassroots outdoor volleyball tournaments, and the largest of all of the Rocky Mountain Region beach Volleyball Tournaments. Come enjoy the action at Ford Park and various locations around the Vail Valley.
June 18 @ 9:30-12:00pm
La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run
An 18yr old tradition, the La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run has become an iconic challenge, taking runners up trails and over mountain roads, through forests and over rivers, all through the beautiful town of Vail. Including a free kids fun run, a 5k trail run and a 10k trail run, there is something for the whole family to get involved in. Live music and lunch will also be hosted after the event.
June 18 @ 2:00-7:00pm
This event features amazing unlimited wine & craft beer tastings, fun live music, vendors and tons of fantastic food! The 5th annual Reds, Whites and Brews festival at Nottingham Park and Pavilion is open to all ages and a great way to celebrate a beautiful summer in Avon.
June 13-October 2, 2016 Times: 11-12 AM, 2-3 PM, 7-8 PM
Join a Naturalist for an educational hike through the forest on top of Vail Mountain in Lionshead. Learn about summer ecology and animal adaptations as you take in the majestic mountain views. Most ages and abilities, FREE.
Hikes are available every day, not just Saturdays! Hikes run daily at the Nature Discovery Center at Adventure Ridge from 11:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm daily and Evening Nature Hikes run Thursday-Saturday from 7:00pm-8:00pm. A valid ski pass or scenic gondola ticket ($34) is required to ride the gondola.
Every Sunday, June 19- October 02: from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Returning for it’s 11th year, spend your summer Sundays at the largest farmer’s market in Colorado. Enjoy strolling down East Meadow Drive in Vail Village exploring the 135 tents and enjoying taste treats straight from our own backyard. Live music from the Vail Jazz Festival.
June 24-26, 2016
Vail Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of over 80 artists showcasing digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and print making, metal works, wood, mixed media, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and fashion all the while surrounded by the beauty and fresh air of Vail, CO. 31 years of art and beauty.
Vail Family Fun Fest
Every Saturday, June 25- August 08
See Beaver Creek Village come alive with a free carnival style festival every Saturday afternoon. Get your caricature drawn, face painted and play fun carnival style lawn games or just relax and enjoy the live music and scrumptious food!
June 25-July 3, 2016
Come to Ford Park, Vail Athletic Field to see a lacrosse tournament of all ages ranging from high school teams to our 60 and over Zenmasters.
June 26- August 06
If you love classical music, mark your calendars for one of the Top 10 “Can’t Miss” Classical Music festivals in the US! Bravo! Vail is the only festival in North America to host four of the greatest classical orchestras in a single season. This year, the program includes: London’s Academy of the St Martin in the Fields (June 23-26), Dallas Symphony Orchestra (June 29- July 6), the Philadelphia Orchestra (July 8-16), and the New York Philharmonic (July 22-29).
Friday Afternoon Club
Every Friday, July 01- September 02
Ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola from Lionshead to experience this Vail tradition, a 10,000ft family fun party to celebrate Friday afternoons in the summer sun. Enjoy great food, beverages, free lawn games and live music starting at 5pm every Friday.
Every Thursday evening, starting July 02
Presented by the town of Eagle and Bonfire Brewing, enjoy free concerts every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 in the Eagle Town Park. Bring your picnic basket and spend the evening listening to the free music and a fun host of kids’ activities.
June 29-July 20, 2016
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is four free live bluegrass concerts. Each individual concert boasts national-level, award-winning talent and have proven to draw crowds from the Vail region, as well as visiting guests from around the world. To support our headlining talent, we have made it a priority to feature local and regional bands as well. In addition to music at the Arrabelle in Lionshead, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series has partnered with Eco Products (cup donations) and Rock the Earth in an effort to keep our planet front and center.
See all of the activities around the Vail Valley for the July 4th weekend!
We’ve created a post that list all Activities we could find from Thursday June 30th through July 6th. Times, dates, maps! Happy 4th of July!
Two German soccer teams (Bundesliga) and one Mexican team will hold summer training camps in Vail and Colorado Springs for one week. Events will include pre-season training camps, youth soccer camp, coaching clinics, an All-Star game and friendly games between the international pro teams and our local pro teams. Concluding these events will be the first ever Colorado Cup played at Sports Authority Stadium at Mile high where all 4 professional teams will compete for the Cup.
July 09 @ 6:00pm
Enjoy highflying aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, and strong men all set to classical masterpieces. Back by popular demand, “Cirque de la Symphonie” allows audiences to experience the magic of Cirque de Soleil right inour backyard.
Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour
The premier cycling event for the most DARING of cyclists! This heart-pounding two-day ride passes through the beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery with over 10,000 ft in elevation gain. On Saturday July 9th, riders start in Evergreen and head west over Juniper Pass, Loveland Pass, and Vail Pass, concluding in Avon. Then Sunday the 10th, rider’s head back the other way! If you think you are ready… come try the Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour.
Dancing in the Park
August 04 @ 4:30pm
Celebrate Vail International Dance Festival with a free performance at Nottingham Park. World-class artists will showcase a variety of dance styles from hip-hop to Argentine Tango, ballet to modern dance. Come enjoy the music and show while indulging in great food and drinks.
August 06 @ 8:00-1:00pm
This years 9th annual BecTi Triathlon will be held as a Triathlon, 5k walk/run and a kid’s Duathlon. There is something for the whole family! Held at Nottingham lake and park, this is a perfect venue for beginners to experience the thrill of an open-water swimming Triathlon and great for a fun, high energy family day. All proceeds from the event go to benefitting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.
July 30-August 13, 2016
Join us in Vail, Colorado from July 30 through August 13 for the 28th season of the Vail International Dance Festival and the 10th anniversary of Damian Woetzel as Artistic Director. We also welcome American Ballet Theatre star Isabella Boylston as the 2016 Artist-In-Residence. The Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The Kids Adventure Games offers kids, ages 6-14, the chance of a lifetime to experience the trill of adventure racing. This nature inspired obstacle course takes kids through zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, hiking, mountain biking, cargo nets, river tubing, mud pits and a giant Slip-n-Slide. The intent is to challenge kids and instill in them problem solving, team work, sportsmanship and of course fun!
September 2-5, 2016
Gourmet on Gore showcases the Vail Valley’s premier culinary talent as well as wines, spirits and beers from around the world. Live music, delicious food and superb drinks all meet together on this unique weekend to create a delightful epicurean atmosphere in Vail Village.
September 9-11, 2016
Mountain bike festival spread across Lionshead and Vail Village, the event spans both base areas while using extensive portions of the mountain, its lifts and its trails. Featuring bike and product demos, a back-country race and a 3-stage Enduro.
September 9-11, 2016
The most comprehensive auto, aircraft, and motorcycle show in the Colorado Rockies is back for it’s seventh year. The Vail Automotive Classic will once again be hosting a weekend filled with automobile and aircraft events in the Vail Valley, September 9-11, 2016.
September 9-11 and September 16-18, 2016
Munich comes to the Vail for two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun emulating the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn: Oktoberfest. Vail Oktoberfest™ is a family affair, with events and activities for both adults and kids alike.
September 11-18, 2016
The championship is a wonderful event to attend as the venues are the free flowing rivers and majestic lakes of the Rocky Mountains and the mountain resort towns of Colorado. The Town of Vail is the location for the opening and closing ceremonies and host hotel.
September 30-October 9, 2016
The fourth annual Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week is set for September 30th – October 9th 2016. The event will once again span throughout Vail and Beaver Creek Villages and feature a wide variety of prix fixe specials all set at $20.16. 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.
October 20-23, 2016
Be inspired by speakers from around the world as they present their contributions to the global good. (Text taken from the Vail website.
November 18, 2016
When the lifts start turning at Vail on November 18, 2016, where will you be? The excitement is contagious as the lifts start turning for the 2016-2017 season. Enjoy the camaraderie, breakfast burritos, music and swag giveaways – all typical happenings on Vail’s Opening Day.