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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 Friday and Sunday as well, not just Saturdays! Hikes run Friday-Sunday at the Nature Discovery Center at Adventure Ridge from 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm. A valid ski pass or scenic gondola ticket ($34) is required to ride the gondola. Please visit www.walkingmountains.org for more information.

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

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 13, 2016
October 13, 2016 - October 16, 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.

SKADI Fest
 
December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Gather your girlfriends and join in on female specific ski demos, customized lessons and events. Vail Mountain presents ‘SKADI Fest,’ a first annual Women’s Weekend featuring equipment demo and expo village, guided ski school experience with female instructors and VIP events, all taking place in Lionshead and all necessary ingredients for a fabulous, exclusive, women’s-only event in Vail. Skadi (pronounced ‘Scotty’) means the Norse goddess of winter. In essence, this will be a gathering of skiing goddesses, near and far.

Learn more about the SKADI Fest event lineup at vail.com/skadi

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 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. 


CarniVail
 
February 25, 2017
February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New-Orleans-style fun when CarniVail returns to Vail this February. Guests will enjoy Mardi Gras merriment and all the Cajun fixin’s from a legendary crawfish boil to the Fat Tuesday Parade and Street Festival. CarniVail is certain to be the ultimate Mardi Gras celebration at 8,150’. With a full lineup of activities including on-mountain crawfish boils, non-stop Cajun Après and After-Dark parties, Fat Tuesday Parade and street festival, fun contests, prizes and giveaways, and much more, CarniVail is one celebration not to be missed.

Burton U.S. Open
 
February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017 - March 05, 2017

The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, which first took place in 1982, is now the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world, attracting over 100 of the world’s top slopestyle and halfpipe competitors year after year. After taking place on the east coast for 30 years, the event will take center stage for the fourth year in a row at Vail Mountain. Enjoy competitions and expo village by day, and aprés parties and free live concerts by night. Visit Burton.com/USO for more information.

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

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.

Learn more at TasteofVail.com

GoPro Mountain Games
 
June 8, 2017
June 08, 2017 - June 11, 2017

The country's largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle returns once again when The GoPro Mountain Games returns to Vail.
Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

In addition to the athletic events, the GoPro Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties.

The Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.

For more information please visit the GoPro Mountain Games website.