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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!
Walking Mountains Science Center
 
December 17, 2016
December 17, 2016 - April 01, 2017

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. 

Participants sign up at the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Snowshoes Tours are available every day, not just Saturdays!

Snowshoe Tours run daily at the Nature Discovery Center at Adventure Ridge from 2:00pm-3:00pm and Evening Snowshoe Tours run Thursday-Saturday from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

A valid ski pass or scenic gondola ticket is required to ride the gondola.


Please visit www.walkingmountains.org for more information.

Burton U.S. Open
 
February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017 - March 04, 2017

The 2017 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships return to Vail Mountain February 27 – March 4, 2017 bringing with them the best snowboarders in the world competing to win the most prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle titles in snowboarding. Olympic Medalists such as Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark, Aymu Hirano, Jamie Anderson and many more will battle it out to make snowboarding history in 2017. The action continues off the snow from Wednesday onwards with an epic sponsor village, nightly concerts in Vail Village, and The US Open of Broomball Tournament at Solaris Ice Rink.  Visit BurtonUSOpen.com for more information.

http://www.vail.com/events/burton-us-open.aspx

Vail Jazz Winter Series
 
March 2, 2017
March 02, 2017

Peggy Lee’s iconic, sultry singing voice carried impeccable rhythmic subtlety and smoldering sexuality—in an era of jazz ruled by masterful vocalists, she was among the finest. In this special show, hard-swinging bassist and gifted vocalist Nicki Parrott will pay tribute to Miss Lee. This year’s lineup boasts swinging bands, stunning vocalists, and exciting musical pairings, all hosted in a beautiful new venue: the terrace at Ludwig’s. Ludwig’s terrace at the Sonnenalp hotel will transform into an elegant alpine jazz club, complete with dinner service.

For more information, visit the Vail Jazz Foundation.

FIRST SET: doors open 5:30pm, music starts 6pm
SECOND SET: doors open 8pm, music starts 8:30pm

Location: Ludwig's Terrace at the Sonnenalp Hotel

$35 per set

Vail Veterans Programs
 
March 5, 2017
March 05, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Wounded warriors and their families are offered four days of winter outdoor adaptive ski/snowboard instruction along with family meals, group social opportunities and beneficial family bonding time. Wounded warriors receive private, all-day certified adaptive ski/snowboard instruction. Family members of all ages receive group ski/snowboard lessons, childcare (if needed) as well as organized evening family activities that provide time to share their experiences.

www.vailveteransprogram.org

Vail Yeti Hockey Game
 
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017

The Vail Yeti are a semiprofessional Hockey Club that competes in the Mountain West Hockey League. Home matches are played at Dobson Arena.

For more info: http://www.vailyetihockey.com/

U16 RockyCentral Junior Championshi...
 
March 11, 2017
March 11, 2017 - March 17, 2017

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail will be hosting the U16 Rocky/Central Junior Championships. The event will be held on Golden Peak in Vail.

Learn more at www.skiclubvail.org

Vail Yeti Hockey Game
 
March 11, 2017
March 11, 2017

The Vail Yeti are a semiprofessional Hockey Club that competes in the Mountain West Hockey League. Home matches are played at Dobson Arena.

For more info: http://www.vailyetihockey.com/

Vail Yeti Hockey Game
 
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017

The Vail Yeti are a semiprofessional Hockey Club that competes in the Mountain West Hockey League. Home matches are played at Dobson Arena.

For more info: http://www.vailyetihockey.com/

Vail Yeti Hockey Game
 
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017

The Vail Yeti are a semiprofessional Hockey Club that competes in the Mountain West Hockey League. Home matches are played at Dobson Arena.

For more info: http://www.vailyetihockey.com/

Women Specific Demos
 
March 18, 2017
March 18, 2017

Want to demo our women's skis for free in Vail? Swing by the Lionshead Gondola on Saturday March 18. We will have 50+ women's skis available to demo. So if you like to try before you buy - and you ski in Vail - here is your chance!

Vail Yeti Hockey Game
 
March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017

The Vail Yeti are a semiprofessional Hockey Club that competes in the Mountain West Hockey League. Home matches are played at Dobson Arena.

For more info: http://www.vailyetihockey.com/

Vail Yeti Hockey Game
 
March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017

The Vail Yeti are a semiprofessional Hockey Club that competes in the Mountain West Hockey League. Home matches are played at Dobson Arena.

For more info: http://www.vailyetihockey.com/

Pink Vail
 
March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017

Pink Vail™, on March 25, 2017, is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, themed deck parties and the Celebration Ski Down on Vail Mountain. All ages and abilities can participate, and skiing is not required. 100% of the proceeds benefit patient care and survivorship programming at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. 

To get involved, visit http://www.pinkvail.com.

Vail Film Festival
 
March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017 - April 02, 2017

The Colorado Film Institute’s mission is to foster independent film through film screenings, panels, workshops, networking events, and educational projects. The Colorado Film Institute stages the Vail Film Festival on an annual basis in Vail, Colorado as the primary outlet for the Institute’s initiatives.

www.vailfilmfestival.com

Epic Mix Race Finals
 
April 2, 2017
April 02, 2017

All skiers and riders who participate in EpicMix Race are ranked based on their best 10 EpicMix race finishes for the season. The top racers from across the EpicMix Racing venues (Beaver Creek, Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge, Heavenly and Northstar) are personally invited to a grand finale event on April 2, 2017. 

Registration for those who have qualified is free and includes the race registration for the finals, catered lunch, and swag. A valid lift ticket or Vail Resorts season pass is required for participation. Registration is limited to 300 racers. 

Congratulations to our qualifiers! Get out there and race for a chance to qualify in 2018.

Learn more at EpicMix.com 

Taste of Vail
 
April 5, 2017
April 05, 2017 - April 08, 2017

Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community's ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization's iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community. After a full day on the mountain, join us for Taste of Vail’s signature events, including the Debut of Rose, Lamp Cookoff, Mountaintop Picnic and Annual Grand Tasting. Elevate your palate!

Learn more at TasteofVail.com

Women Specific Demos
 
April 8, 2017
April 08, 2017

Want to demo our women's skis for free in Vail? Swing by the Lionshead Gondola on Saturday April 8. We will have 50+ women's skis available to demo. So if you like to try before you buy - and you ski in Vail - here is your chance!

Vail Jazz Winter Series
 
April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist and composer Jesus “Chuchito” Valdés is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés, and grandfather, Bebo Valdés. Playing professionally since the age of 16, by the late ’90s he took his father’s spot in the world-renowned Irakere band. As a solo artist he displays fiery intensity and daredevil technique, with original compositions and arrangements drawing on a variety of style including Afro-Cuban, latin jazz, Bebop, classical, and many more.This year’s lineup boasts swinging bands, stunning vocalists, and exciting musical pairings, all hosted in a beautiful new venue: the terrace at Ludwig’s. Ludwig’s terrace at the Sonnenalp hotel will transform into an elegant alpine jazz club, complete with dinner service.

For more information, visit the Vail Jazz Foundation.

FIRST SET: doors open 5:30pm, music starts 6pm
SECOND SET: doors open 8pm, music starts 8:30pm

Location: Ludwig's Terrace at the Sonnenalp Hotel

$35 per set

Spring Back to Vail
 
April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Springtime in the Rockies welcomes warmer temperatures, stellar skiing conditions, grilling out at various on-mountain decks and, of course, awesome events. Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its fourteenth year. Enjoy a jam-packed schedule of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, live music, the Bud Light Bags Tournament, sponsor expo village, an on-mountain luau, aprés parties, giveaways, and so much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail. 

Stay tuned for more information including free concerts and more.

www.vail.com/springback

Walking Mountains Science Center
 
April 16, 2017
April 16, 2017

April 16, 2017.

Skate Vail's Melee in the Mtns
 
April 29, 2017
April 29, 2017

"Skate Melee in the Mountains"  is a mix-up roller derby tournament comprised of a round-robin elimination and culminating with a championship bout. The event includes children's activities, a silent auction, concessions and entertainment.

For more info: 10thmountainrollerdolls.com 

Vail Whitewater Race Series
 
May 9, 2017
May 09, 2017 - May 23, 2017

The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9'6"),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company.  


Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.
Vail Whitewater Race Series
 
May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017

The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9'6"),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company.  


Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.
Vail Whitewater Race Series
 
June 6, 2017
June 06, 2017

The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9'6"),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company.  


Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.
GoPro Mountain Games
 
June 8, 2017
June 08, 2017 - June 11, 2017

What began with a grassroots idea to merge athletes, art, music, and mountains in 2002 has now become one of the best all-around mountain experiences available anywhere in the world: The GoPro Mountain Games. 

The 2016 GoPro Mountain Games may have been one of the most sensational, active, exciting and entertaining summer weekends Vail has ever known. More than 3,300 athletes signed up and took part. More than 67,000 people (and a whole lot of dogs) watched the action and strolled through the streets. The rivers were running high, the sun was shining, and ‘pros and joes’ competed side by side in more than 30 separate events. 

Big names in outdoor and adventure sports, like Rush Sturges, Izzi Gomes, Mike Tavares, Chuck Patterson, and the Jackson family of kayakers are already circling their calendars for 2017 June 8-11: More concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a souped-up Ultimate Mountain Challenge, and a few eye-opening new events are on the slate for the 16th year of the GoPro Mountain Games. 

Registration opens in February. For more information about this event or to register please visit the GoPro Mountain Games website.

Vail Craft Beer Classic
 
June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Get ready for a Vail beer fest like nothing else on earth from June 15-18, 2017. Experience the mountains the way they should be enjoyed, with a cold beer and your friends. Enjoy tastings with dozens of breweries from Colorado and beyond, exploring not just the world of craft beer but all the outdoor adventures Vail has to offer.

vailcraftbeerclassic.com

Vail America Days Made in America
 
July 4, 2017
July 04, 2017

Vail America Days™ is the annual 4th of July Festival in beautiful Vail, Colorado. It's a celebration featuring spectacular fireworks, town parade, live music, children's entertainment  and an open-air street festival atmosphere. Come experience all Vail has to offer this Summer!

Visit http://www.vailamericadays.com/ for the full schedule of activities.

Prep Baseball Report West Champions...
 
July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Youth baseball tournament hosting 35+ teams in Ford Park.

prepbaseballreport.com/

Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tournament
 
July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017

National soccer tournament designed for players of all ages and skill. Onsite games, activities and samples for the whole family. Teams are competing for the Kick It 3v3 World Championships.
  

For more information, visit the Kick It 3v3 event website.

Vail Kids Adventure Games
 
August 9, 2017
August 09, 2017 - August 13, 2017

The Kids Adventure Games will return to Vail for its eighth summer, Aug. 9-13, offering kids ages 6-14 a race of a lifetime featuring river tubing, zip-lines, cargo nets, obstacles, rappelling, mud-pits, hiking, biking and more. Considered to be one of the coolest kids races on the planet, Vail’s race will be a qualifier for the National Championships to debut in spring 2018 in Vail. Additionally, this year’s race will feature new obstacles, courses and the long anticipated ‘Family Quest’ where a parent and child can try out the course together. The only adventure race of its kind in the nation, Vail’s race has seen over 1000 teams of two compete, learn self-reliance, grit and resiliency over the past six years and the 2017 Games won’t disappoint. Vail is the marquee event in the eight-race nationwide series, which is sponsored by Toyota, Horizon Organics, Clif Kid, Darn Tough Socks and Honest Tea. Registration for the Vail race begins March 1.

For more information visit KidsAdventureGames.com

Crazy Mountain Brewery's Ed Fest
 
August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017

Ed Fest is a celebration of artistic expression of craft beer, food and music. It brings together some of the best examples of craft beer from all around the world.

edfestbeer.com/

Gourmet on Gore
 
September 1, 2017
September 01, 2017 - September 04, 2017

This unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top restaurants. Gourmet on Gore offers free admission and a variety of additional pairing events including a Tasting Tour benefitting Vail Veterans Program to kick things off on Friday, September 2. New this year, world-renowned artist Anton Arkhipov created the featured art, seen here, that reflects the inviting atmosphere of Gourmet on Gore and Vail, Colorado.

gourmetongore.com/