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There always seems to be something happening in Vail - from free concerts to outdoor food and wine tasting, check our event calendar to help plan your trip or just to find something interesting to do if you are already here!
Vail Farmers' Market & Art Festival
 
June 21, 2015
June 21, 2015 - October 04, 2015

Get a taste of Vail, Colorado summer with the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show. Colorado’s finest locally grown produce, international dishes, fresh baked goods and even Colorado wine, all ready for you to enjoy during your summer in Vail. Once you have sated your hunger, enjoy even more local creativity at the Art Show. You can find everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to handmade home items. Held on Sundays.

For more details, please see www.vailfarmersmarket.com

FAC
 
June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015 - September 04, 2015

Friday Afternoon Club - the Vail tradition of celebrating Friday continues with a 10,000 ft family friendly party. Ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola from Lionshead to food, beverages, free lawn games and live music starting at 5 p.m. Every Friday during the summer June 26 – Sep 4. Weather permitting.

FAC. Fridays 5-8 p.m.

June 26 -Twang Box
July 3- The Sessh
July 10- Schelppen Wolf
July 17- The Alitones
July 24- Hard Scrabble
July 31- Schelppen Wolf
August 7- Shakedown Trio
August 14- Twang Box
August 21- Jake Wolf and Friends
August 28- The Sessh
September 4- Renegade Sons


NEW this Summer: 

SATURDAY SUNDOWN SERIES. Saturdays 4-6 p.m.

July 4- Alitones Duo
July 11- Johnny Schleper Duo
July 18- Bob Masters Duo
July 25- Bob Masters Duo
August 1- Twang Box Duo
August 8- Johnny Schlepper Duo
August 15- Twang Box Duo


Jazz The Square
 
July 2, 2015
July 02, 2015 - September 03, 2015

Hosted at the epicenter of Lionshead Village’s bustling summer scene, Jazz @ Vail Square brings a high-energy lineup of jazz heavyweights to Vail’s new hotspot for culture and entertainment. With a cold beverage and unbeatable views, this series has quickly become the Thursday night event of Vail's summer music scene!


The Vail Jazz Foundation produces the 12-week long Vail Jazz Festival which will include 40 performances in Vail. These events, some free and some ticketed, feature today's top jazz artists in indoor and outdoor venues throughout town.

Schedule and ticket information.

21st Annual Vail Jazz Party
 
September 3, 2015
September 03, 2015 - September 07, 2015

The Vail Jazz Festival culminates over Labor Day Weekend with a unique mix of world-class musicians in a one of a kind format that has lived up to its title, the Vail Jazz Party. Whether it's group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, or the inspiring multimedia tributes to Jazz legends, the weekend has a unique party spirit that attracts musicians and Jazz lovers from all over the world. 

Details on artists and tickets here: http://www.vailjazz.org/performances/vail-jazz-party.html 


The Vail Jazz Foundation produces the 12-week long Vail Jazz Festival which will include 40 performances in Vail. These events, some free and some ticketed, feature today's top jazz artists in indoor and outdoor venues throughout town.

Schedule and ticket information.

Gourmet on Gore
 
September 4, 2015
September 04, 2015 - September 07, 2015

Gourmet on Gore returns to Vail Village for the ninth year over Labor Day weekend, Sep. 4 – Sep. 7, 2015. Gourmet on Gore’s main event - a multi-day, open-air food and wine tasting - takes place along Vail’s Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street showcasing 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. There is no cost for admission to Gourmet on Gore’s open-air tasting, and the event is open to the public. All cuisine and beverages are offered a-la-carte at very inviting and affordable prices. 

Vail Oktoberfest in Lionshead
 
September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Munich comes to the streets of Vail in September for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn: Oktoberfest! Dust off the lederhosen, throw on the dirndls and toast your steins to the world’s most popular party. Oktoberfest's dual celebration weekends will happen in Lionshead Sept. 11-13 and Vail Village Sept. 18-20.

 

Emulating the more than 200-year-old celebration known by millions around the world, Vail’s Oktoberfest will delight guests for two whole weekends with Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, Bavarian beverages and much more. Oktoberfest 2015 will see the return of many crowd favorites like bratwurst eating contests, Keg Bowling and the Oktoberfest Fun Run.

 

See Vail's own Helmut Fricker playing traditional (and not so traditional) tunes on the accordion and alpenhorn in full traditional German attire! A crowd favorite for years and not to be missed.

Call Vail Central Reservations for great room rates in Vail Village! 1-800-805-2457

 



Vail Automotive Classic Show
 
September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015

The most comprehensive auto, aircraft, and motorcycle show in the Colorado Rockies is back for it’s sixth year. The Vail Automotive Classic will once again be hosting a weekend filled with automobile and aircraft events in the Vail Valley, September 11-13, 2015.

This year the weekend kicks off on Friday with the Battle Mountain Road Tour and Welcome BBQ for our Car Show Participants. Then the Wheels & Wings Festival on Saturday at the Vail Valley Jet Center where the featured marque for the car show is the Mercedes-Benz. The festival features an open expo of cars, aircraft, and motorcycles, vendors, kids activities, plus, two spectacular aerobatics shows that are sure to amaze and entertain audiences of all ages.

The Wheels & Wings Festival also includes the Vail Automotive Classic Auto Auction. Auto consigners, buyers, and spectators, are invited to shop some of the best deals around. Plus, proceeds from certain items donated to the auction benefit local non-profits.

The weekend concludes on Sunday with the Vail Village Car Show. Spectators may peruse the award winners of the Wheels & Wings Festival in the magnificent setting of Vail Village. …So, please join us for an automotive weekend in the Vail Valley that’s not to be missed!

 

Please visit http://www.vailautomotiveclassic.com/ for more information.

Vail Oktoberfest in Vail Village
 
September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Munich comes to the streets of Vail in September for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn: Oktoberfest! Dust off the lederhosen, throw on the dirndls and toast your steins to the world’s most popular party. Oktoberfest's dual celebration weekends will happen in Lionshead Sept. 11-13 and Vail Village Sept. 18-20.

 

Emulating the more than 200-year-old celebration known by millions around the world, Vail’s Oktoberfest will delight guests for two whole weekends with Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, Bavarian beverages and much more. Oktoberfest 2015 will see the return of many crowd favorites like bratwurst eating contests, Keg Bowling and the Oktoberfest Fun Run.

 

See Vail's own Helmut Fricker playing traditional (and not so traditional) tunes on the accordion and alpenhorn in full traditional German attire! A crowd favorite for years and not to be missed.

Call Vail Central Reservations for great room rates in Vail Village! 1-800-805-2457

 


Colorado Grand Car Rally
 
September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 - September 19, 2015

2015 is the 27th anniversary for this remarkable event. Each year this event has continued to provide great help for Colorado Charities. To date, the event has contributed more than $4 million dollars.

The Colorado Grand® is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. The event was founded in 1989 by Englewood automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland. Every September at the peak of the fall color season approximately 85 vintage cars are driven in this relaxed, non-competitive event, covering 1,000 miles through the Rockies in five days.

The tour attracts entrants from around the world and always includes several 1920’s and 1930’s cars. Typical makes include Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Allard, and such exotic names as Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye, and Talbot-Lago.

The Colorado Grand® currently generates about $300,000 annually for small Colorado charities and Western Slope towns as well as college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors in those towns. Current charities include the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, the Robert Sutherland Foundation, Flight for Life, CASA, and medical facilities in small towns. Cumulative donations since 1989 are over $4 million.

The event is run with the cooperation of the Colorado State Patrol and in towns where we have lunch-such as Lake City, Walden, Paonia, Salida, Ridgway, Hotchkiss, and Meeker, spectators are invited to see the cars and meet their owners. This years event is scheduled for September 14-19, 2015.  Admission is free for the “Concours d’Non Elegance”.

Major sponsors include Mercedes-Benz, Hagerty Insurance, WeatherTech, RM Auctions and Passport Transport.

For more information, visit coloradogrand.org

Vail Restaurant Week
 
September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015 - October 04, 2015

This Fall will kick off the Third Annual Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, September 25th – October 4th! With participating restaurants spanning across two neighboring World Class Mountain Resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, 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 $20.15 and all showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings available throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek Villages.

Thank you to all of our restaurant and lodge participants who helped us make the second annual 2014 Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week a success! The perfect autumn scenery set the stage for the events second year and it sure did set the bar high! The diverse $20.14 culinary offerings from over 45 restaurants truly paired perfectly with the stunning autumn views.

Learn more about Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week at www.diningataltitude.com and be sure to check back soon to find out more about each unique restaurant special and event lodging packages offered.

Vail Outlier Offroad Festival
 
September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015

In its first year ever, the Vail Outlier Offroad Festival is a mountain bike festival composed of many things:

  • A HUGE lift-served consumer-facing demo offering all of next year’s bikes and gear from the industry’s best brands.
  • An incredible back and side-country competitive XC event. 
  • Got an MTB hero? The chances are pretty decent that you’ll see them here.
  • 3 stages of Enduro with roughly 8-10,000 feet of vertical loss.
  • A Colorado-style gran fondo with liberal amounts of gravel. 
  • The Blue Room media-only event. Are you a manufacturer? Bring your demo rig from Vegas and schedule some REAL dirt time with the best writers and editors in the business. 

To learn more, visit the offical site.

Top Shelf Harvest
 
September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

A high-end boutique event pairing creations from Colorado distilleries and Vail restaurants, offering high-end demonstrations, a mixologist contest featuring local talent, live music and exquisite tastings set in a speakeasy theme. Supporting the kickoff of Vail/Beaver Creek Restaurant Week we celebrate Fall in Vail.

Event Details Include: 

  • A kick off event in support of Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week.
  • Interact with the mixologists and chefs, culinary enthusiasts and spirit aficionados to immerse in the gourmet experience.
  • Featuring an inventive spin on ‘speakeasy’ style decor and entertainment to give guests a feeling of classic exclusivity. Wear a costume if you like!
  • Inventive cocktails deliberately prepared to be paired with delicious food.
  • Mixologist contest, featuring local talent, showcasing old school and modern cocktails, as well as a chance for people to taste cocktails and cuisine
  • Demonstrations by top mixologists and chefs, allowing people the chance to experience the artistry of their creations.

http://www.topshelfharvestvail.com/

Vail Valley Cup Soccer
 
October 2, 2015
October 02, 2015 - October 04, 2015

 

The 2nd Annual Vail Valley Cup - Cindy Askwith Memorial Tournament will be held October 3-4, 2015.  We will be accepting applications for teams in the U10-U18 Girls and U10 - U14 Boys age groups for the 11 v 11 format.  Also, we will be accepting applications for U10 - U12 Girls and Boys 8 v 8 format.  Entry fees are $750 for all ages and divisions.  Premier teams are allowed to play up an age division in the highest bracket.  Applications due by September 1, 2015, however, our tournament fills up quickly and we are first come first served so register as soon as possible.

http://www.vailsoccer.com/page/show/56991-vail-valley-cup

SSCV Annual Ski Swap
 
October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015 - October 25, 2015

The Annual Ski & Snowboard SWAP is back for its 45th year! Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Annual Ski & Snowboard SWAP is the best place to find all you need for the upcoming winter. Products include everything from alpine, snowboard, telemark and nordic equipment. All ranges of winter clothing and accessories such as helmets, gloves and goggles will also be available for purchase. Vendors will have their best selection of new and used products at this years swap. Used gear from the general public will be available at great prices.

A percentage of the sales from the SWAP benefit Ski & Snowboard Club Vail which allows SSCV to continue its mission to inspire character growth and excellence and its vision to stand as both a leading youth development organization and the premier ski and snowboard competition program in the world.

Learn More

Trick or Treat Trot
 
October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015

Infants through 10-year-olds and their families are invited to enjoy their Halloween in Vail!

Start the day with festivities at the Town of Vail Public Library with a Halloween-themed story/activity hour at 1 p.m. 

From 2-5 p.m. costumed children should head to Vail Village or Lionshead Village for trick or treating at participating businesses.

Trick or Treat Trot Tips:

  • Participating merchants are identifiable by an oversized jack-o-lantern bag displayed at their entrance
  • A limited number of Trick or Treat Trot bags will be available at VRD Community Programming on the 2nd floor of the Lionshead parking structure on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the Vail Police Department.
  • VRD also encourages participants to bring their own reusable bags.

Learn more.


Road to Sochi Tour
 
November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

When the lifts start turning at Vail on November 20, 2015, where will you be? The excitement is contagious as the lifts start turning for the 2015-2016 season. Enjoy the camaraderie, breakfast burritos, music and swag giveaways - all typical happenings on Vail’s Opening Day. 

Want to join in on the fun? Find early season lodging deals here!

Vail Snow Daze
 
December 1, 2015
December 01, 2015 - December 06, 2015

This event offers the whole enchilada, including live concerts, downhill racing, food and drink tastings and so much more, all in the late November/early December time frame. Think ski boots by day, tuxedos by night. 

See event website.

Vail Snow Daze
 
December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Vail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns December 11 - 13, 2015. Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night.

2015 artists TBA. Past performers have included Michael Franti & Spearhead, Wilco, Rusted Root, O.A.R., and Barenaked Ladies, just to name a few.  

Vail Family Holidaze
 
December 19, 2015
December 19, 2015 - December 20, 2015

Vail Holidaze is the perfect place for family celebration this holiday season, as the town and mountain come alive with lights, sounds, events and cheer during the month of December. Embrace the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony, lantern walk and New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, all of which are free and open to the public. 

Vail Family Holidaze
 
December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Vail Holidaze is the perfect place for family celebration this holiday season, as the town and mountain come alive with lights, sounds, events and cheer during the month of December. Embrace the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony, lantern walk and New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, all of which are free and open to the public. 

Vail Closing Day
 
April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Vail Closing Day is always a great event! We celebrate the end of the season with a festive day that include the World Pond Skimming Championships. Don't miss it!

 

http://www.vail.com/events/springback.aspx