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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
 
June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016 - October 02, 2016

Join a Naturalist for an educational hike through the forest atop Vail Mountain. 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.  Please visit www.walkingmountains.org for more information.
 

GRFA Hot Summer Nights
 
June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 - July 19, 2016

This annual free summer concert series is hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Tuesday evenings, starting June 14, 2016, throughout the summer months. All Hot Summer Nights Concerts take place Tuesdays at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Join us for Hot Summer Happy Hour, starting at 4:30pm! Come to the amphitheater early and enjoy yard games, free music, and beer tastings from Crazy Mountain Brewery!

Tuesday nights from June through August heat up the town with live-music that keeps the huge crowds dancing! Don’t miss out on action! Join us at the Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights Concert Series at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

Doors open at 4:30pm and all shows start at 6:30pm.

Concert Lineup:

Cracker
Tuesday, June 14 

Pilaseca
Tuesday, June 21 

40 oz to Freedom
Tuesday, June 28 

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Tuesday, July 5 

Soul Asylum
Tuesday, July 12 

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Tuesday, July 19 

Devon Allman Band
Tuesday, August 16 


For more information visit the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company Hot Summer Nights website.

Vail Farmers' Market & Art Festival
 
June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016 - October 02, 2016

The Vail Farmers Market is entering its 11th year in Vail on Meadow Drive. The event started with a few tents and now has grown to over 135 tents for 16 Sundays of the summer. We have entertainment for everyone and bring people from all over to enjoy the Rocky Mountains on a Sunday. Enjoy strolling down East Meadow Drive in Vail while tasting treats from Colorado. Parking for the Market is at the Vail Village Parking or Lionshead Parking.

For more details, please see www.vailfarmersmarket.com

Walking Mountains Science Center
 
June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016 - October 02, 2016

Take your nature exploration on Vail Mountain to a new level by attending an interpretive nature talk. A Naturalist will present on a wide variety of topics so you will understand and enjoy Vail Mountain even more. All ages, FREE. Talks are available every day, not just Friday!

The talks are at 1:00pm & 3:30pm daily and at 5:30pm Thursday-Saturday.

A valid ski pass or scenic gondola ticket ($34) is required to ride the gondola.

For more information visit www.walkingmountain.org.

 

Vail Lacrosse Shootout
 
June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016 - July 03, 2016

A long running invitational lacrosse tournament featuring various age and gender divisions. Each division plays over a period of 3-4 days.

Please visit www.vaillacrosse.com for more details.

Vail Family Fun Fest
 
June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016 - July 30, 2016

The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station - a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent - featuring Nature's Educator's, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town - featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the "Water Balloon Toss of Death", The Blue Moose "Pizza Toss of Champions", Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says.

Visit www.vailfamilyfunfest.com for more information.

Jazz at the Farmers' Market
 
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Vail Jazz is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vail, Colorado. Through six unique performance series and three signature educational programs, Vail Jazz perpetuates jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square - Thursdays, July 7 - Sept 1
Vail Jazz @ The Market - Sundays, June 26 - August 28, Noon-3pm 
Vail Jazz @ The Remedy - Sundays, July 3 – August 28, 8pm
Vail Jazz Club Series - Wednesdays, July 6 - 27 at Express Lift Coffeehouse, 9pm 
Vail Jazz Gala - The Great Ladies of Song - Mon, July 11 at Lodge at Vail
Vail Jazz Party - Thurs Sept 1 - Mon Sept 5 at Marriott and Vail Square

For more information, visit the Vail Jazz Foundation.

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series
 
June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 - 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, 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.

For more information, visit the official event website.

FAC
 
July 1, 2016
July 01, 2016 - September 02, 2016

Vail mountain comes alive with the sound of music Fridays and Saturdays all summer long. Kick off the weekend with free live music, food and drink specials and more all while enjoying amazing sunsets and the best views in the valley on Vail Mountain. 

Join us for Friday Afternoon Club featuring free live music every Friday evening through labor day weekend, from 5- 8pm at Eagle’s Nest on Vail Mountain. Don't forget to enter to win Bud Light prizes each weekend.

Mountain top music continues into the weekend with Saturday Sundown Series every Saturday through Labor Day weekend at Eagle’s Nest from 4 to 6pm.

Don’t miss out on Mountain-top Music this weekend and all summer on Vail Mountain! 

FAC & SSS Artists for each week:

July 1/2: 

Friday: Renegade Sons

Saturday: Mac McCain duo

July 8/9

Friday: Down to Funk

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

July 15/16

Friday: The Altitones

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

July 22/23

Friday: Renegae Sons

Saturday: Taylor & Tim Duo

July 29/30

Friday: The Sessh

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

 

August 5/6

Friday: The Altitones

Saturday: Mac McCain duo

August 12/13

Friday: Hardscrabble

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

August 19/20

Friday: The Sessh

Saturday: taylor and Tim duo

August 26/27

Friday: Down to Funk

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

September 2/3

Friday: The Altitones.

Saturday: Mac McCain duo

FAC
 
July 2, 2016
July 02, 2016 - September 03, 2016

Vail mountain comes alive with the sound of music Fridays and Saturdays all summer long. Kick off the weekend with free live music, food and drink specials and more all while enjoying amazing sunsets and the best views in the valley on Vail Mountain. 

Join us for Friday Afternoon Club featuring free live music every Friday evening through labor day weekend, from 5- 8pm at Eagle’s Nest on Vail Mountain. Don't forget to enter to win Bud Light prizes each weekend.

Mountain top music continues into the weekend with Saturday Sundown Series every Saturday through Labor Day weekend at Eagle’s Nest from 4 to 6pm.

Don’t miss out on Mountain-top Music this weekend and all summer on Vail Mountain! 

FAC & SSS Artists for each week:

July 1/2: 

Friday: Renegade Sons

Saturday: Mac McCain duo

July 8/9

Friday: Down to Funk

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

July 15/16

Friday: The Altitones

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

July 22/23

Friday: Renegae Sons

Saturday: Taylor & Tim Duo

July 29/30

Friday: The Sessh

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

 

August 5/6

Friday: The Altitones

Saturday: Mac McCain duo

August 12/13

Friday: Hardscrabble

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

August 19/20

Friday: The Sessh

Saturday: taylor and Tim duo

August 26/27

Friday: Down to Funk

Saturday: Living Being – Mauricio and Dina

September 2/3

Friday: The Altitones.

Saturday: Mac McCain duo

Jazz at Vail Square
 
July 3, 2016
July 03, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Vail Jazz is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vail, Colorado. Through six unique performance series and three signature educational programs, Vail Jazz perpetuates jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square - Thursdays, July 7 - Sept 1
Vail Jazz @ The Market - Sundays, June 26 - August 28, Noon-3pm 
Vail Jazz @ The Remedy - Sundays, July 3 – August 28, 8pm
Vail Jazz Club Series - Wednesdays, July 6 - 27 at Express Lift Coffeehouse, 9pm 
Vail Jazz Gala - The Great Ladies of Song - Mon, July 11 at Lodge at Vail
Vail Jazz Party - Thurs Sept 1 - Mon Sept 5 at Marriott and Vail Square

Tickets on sale soon, for more information visit Vail Jazz Foundation.

Bravo! Vail
 
July 5, 2016
July 05, 2016 - July 26, 2016

Located at the Donovan Pavillion, Vail

Bravo! Vail Music Festival has announced its 29th season, which will take place from June 23 to August 6, 2016. This season features the festival’s first residency with an international orchestra, London’s world-renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by acclaimed violinist and Music Director Joshua Bell. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic return for residencies alongside a number of today’s most esteemed soloists and chamber artists.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit bravovail.org.


Bravo! Vail
 
July 5, 2016
July 05, 2016 - July 26, 2016

Located at Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail

Bravo! Vail Music Festival has announced its 29th season, which will take place from June 23 to August 6, 2016. This season features the festival’s first residency with an international orchestra, London’s world-renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by acclaimed violinist and Music Director Joshua Bell. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic return for residencies alongside a number of today’s most esteemed soloists and chamber artists.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit bravovail.org.


Jazz at the Farmers' Market
 
July 6, 2016
July 06, 2016 - July 27, 2016

Vail Jazz is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vail, Colorado. Through six unique performance series and three signature educational programs, Vail Jazz perpetuates jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square - Thursdays, July 7 - Sept 1
Vail Jazz @ The Market - Sundays, June 26 - August 28, Noon-3pm 
Vail Jazz @ The Remedy - Sundays, July 3 – August 28, 8pm
Vail Jazz Club Series - Wednesdays, July 6 - 27 at Express Lift Coffeehouse, 9pm 
Vail Jazz Gala - The Great Ladies of Song - Mon, July 11 at Lodge at Vail
Vail Jazz Party - Thurs Sept 1 - Mon Sept 5 at Marriott and Vail Square

For more information, visit the Vail Jazz Foundation.

Jazz at Vail Square
 
July 7, 2016
July 07, 2016 - September 01, 2016

Vail Jazz is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vail, Colorado. Through six unique performance series and three signature educational programs, Vail Jazz perpetuates jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square - Thursdays, July 7 - Sept 1
Vail Jazz @ The Market - Sundays, June 26 - August 28, Noon-3pm 
Vail Jazz @ The Remedy - Sundays, July 3 – August 28, 8pm
Vail Jazz Club Series - Wednesdays, July 6 - 27 at Express Lift Coffeehouse, 9pm 
Vail Jazz Gala - The Great Ladies of Song - Mon, July 11 at Lodge at Vail
Vail Jazz Party - Thurs Sept 1 - Mon Sept 5 at Marriott and Vail Square

For more information, visit the Vail Jazz Foundation.

Bravo! Vail
 
July 7, 2016
July 07, 2016 - July 28, 2016

Located at Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail

Bravo! Vail Music Festival has announced its 29th season, which will take place from June 23 to August 6, 2016. This season features the festival’s first residency with an international orchestra, London’s world-renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by acclaimed violinist and Music Director Joshua Bell. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic return for residencies alongside a number of today’s most esteemed soloists and chamber artists.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit bravovail.org.


Conway Cup
 
July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016 - July 25, 2016

A German professional soccer (Bundesliga) team and one Division 1 Mexican team will be holding training camps in Vail, Denver and Colorado Springs for 12 days that will include pre-season training camps, youth soccer camps, coaching clinics, business forums and games 'Friendlies' between the international professional teams and local professional soccer teams from July 15th - 25th of 2016.

For more information visit www.coloradocup2016.com

Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tournament
 
July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016

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 International Dance Festival 2...
 
July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016 - 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. 

For 2016 Festival line-up and tickets, please visit and tickets the event website.

Kick It! 3v3 Soccer
 
August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 - August 14, 2016

The Kids Adventure Games™ offers kids, ages 6 through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. The races emphasize teamwork, problem solving, sportsmanship, environmental awareness and fun. The kids cross the finish line, muddy, sweaty, smiling and full of pride. The intent of the Kids Adventure Games™ is to be challenged yet have fun, be determined, develop good character, sportsmanship, teamwork, build grit and resiliency, be able to think on your feet and finish the day with a smile. 

For more information visit KidsAdventureGames.com

Jazz at Vail Square
 
September 1, 2016
September 01, 2016 - September 05, 2016

Vail Jazz is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vail, Colorado. Through six unique performance series and three signature educational programs, Vail Jazz perpetuates jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square - Thursdays, July 7 - Sept 1
Vail Jazz @ The Market - Sundays, June 26 - August 28, Noon-3pm 
Vail Jazz @ The Remedy - Sundays, July 3 – August 28, 8pm
Vail Jazz Club Series - Wednesdays, July 6 - 27 at Express Lift Coffeehouse, 9pm 
Vail Jazz Gala - The Great Ladies of Song - Mon, July 11 at Lodge at Vail
Vail Jazz Party - Thurs Sept 1 - Mon Sept 5 at Marriott and Vail Square

Tickets on sale soon, for more information visit Vail Jazz Foundation.

Gourmet on Gore
 
September 2, 2016
September 02, 2016 - September 05, 2016

Gourmet on Gore returns to Vail Village for the ninth year over Labor Day weekend, Sep. 2 – Sep. 5, 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. 


For more details, please see www.gohighline.com.

Vail Automotive Classic Show
 
September 9, 2016
September 09, 2016 - September 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.

Please visit www.vailautomotiveclassic.com for more information.

Vail Outlier Offroad Festival
 
September 9, 2016
September 09, 2016 - September 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.,

To learn more visit the official site at www.outlier.bike.

Vail Oktoberfest in Lionshead
 
September 9, 2016
September 09, 2016 - September 11, 2016

Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn - Oktoberfest! The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with Hacker-Pschorr Beer, Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more.

For more information visit www.vailoktoberfest.com.



Vail World Youth Fly Fishing Champi...
 
September 11, 2016
September 11, 2016 - September 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.

For more information visit www.wffc2016.com.

Colorado Grand Car Rally
 
September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016 - September 17, 2016

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.2016 will be the 28th 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.

For more information, visit www.co1000.com
Vail Oktoberfest in Vail Village
 
September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn - Oktoberfest! The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with Hacker-Pschorr Beer, Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more.

For more information visit www.vailoktoberfest.com.



Vail Restaurant Week
 
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016 - October 09, 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.

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 Valley Cup Soccer
 
October 1, 2016
October 01, 2016 - October 02, 2016

The Vail Valley Soccer Cup hosts 132 teams, including Vail Valley soccer club teams ages U10‐U18 boys & girls. The club has grown the tournament by accepting girls team levels U16 & U18. and offering a 9v9 format to U11 and U12 teams.

For more information visit www.vailsoccer.com.

Vail Valley Cup Soccer
 
October 20, 2016
October 20, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Be inspired by speakers from around the world as they present their contributions to the global good.


For more information visit www.shouldertoshoulder.com

Vail Snow Daze
 
December 9, 2016
December 09, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Vail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns December 9- 11, 2016. Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night. Check back for more information.

Vail Family Holidaze
 
December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016

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 and lantern walk. On New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks, ring in the New Year Vail style with theTorchlight Parade, followed by fireworks at Golden Peak. Watch as ski instructors and Vail locals form a glowing train as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks followed by a fireworks display.

Holidaze is free and open to the public. 


Vail Family Holidaze
 
December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016

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.