Annual Vail Events

The nature of a place like Vail Valley, that has been amply blessed with natural beauty and augmented by human creativity, is that people want to be here. And they want to be here when the winter snows are falling, when the summer sun is calling, when the aspens are changing color and when the meadows are full of spring flowers. So, this place is a natural milieu for annual Vail events to sprout up. Every month of the year, visitors and locals can join in annual Vail events festivals that celebrate music, art, holidays, rodeos, kids and nature. If food's your thing, you can turn up the flavor almost any month of the year with BBQ, chili cookoffs, restaurant weeks and more. There's even a chocolate chip cookie competition! Hey, who do you have to know to judge that one?! There are annual events that focus on cars, on films, on snow and everything you can do on it or with it, on helping to clean up the environment, on dogs catching discs, on wine, beer and spirits and…and…and…. Yep, honestly something for everyone, every taste, every sensibility.

Sporty Vail Annual Events

And then there are the Vail annual events that have to do with sports – tons of them (what else would you expect from the healthy folks who live and play here?). Head out to watch or participate in whitewater races, lacrosse shootouts, trail running series, triathlons, TransRockies runs, GoPro mountain games, U.S. Open tennis matches, bocce ball competitions and so much more. Phew, you kinda need to pump up your stamina just to keep up with all the sporting Vail annual events!

Beaver Creek Art Festival

Vail Valley Annual Event
76 Avondale Lane, Avon

Imagine seeing both locally and internationally known artists against the backdrop of picturesque Beaver Creek Resort. Each summer Beaver Creek Resorts hosts an annual art show with work from 30 different states. The festival showcases a wide array of mediums, such as glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry and pottery. The art is available at affordable prices, and admission to the art show is free. Parking is in... read more

Imagine seeing both locally and internationally known artists against the backdrop of picturesque Beaver Creek... read more

Minturn Market

Vail Valley Annual Event
302 Pine Street, Minturn

Held in charming historic downtown Minturn, this destination summer market features more than 85 vendors each week. You'll find local produce, gourmet foods, breakfast and lunch foods, flowers, gifts, clothing, jewelry, handmade crafts, fine art, home goods, pet products and more. Live music and face-painting for the kids make everybody happy. The market is held on Saturdays from mid-June through early September. Hours are 9 a.m.... read more

Held in charming historic downtown Minturn, this destination summer market features more than 85 vendors... read more

Pitmaster BBQ and Music Fest

Vail Valley Annual Event
Nottingham Park, 1 Lake Street, Avon

Some of the top national pitmasters bring their award-winning smoked barbecue meats to this festival in Avon, and you get to taste the results! You'll taste all the regional styles of barbecue along with other favorite Colorado foods, craft beers, wines and spirits. There are also barbecue cooking classes, cooking demos with expert chefs, family backyard games, kid-friendly activities, vendors and

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Some of the top national pitmasters bring their award-winning smoked barbecue

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Vail Craft Beer Classic

Vail Valley Annual Event
Various locations, Vail
(877) 328-2783

Vail Craft Beer Classic is an epic four-day celebration of craft beer. Held from June 14 to 17, 2018, the festival offers hundreds of craft beers to sample, along with outdoor adventures, educational seminars, beer dinners, specialty tappings, parties and so much more. Kickoff is on Thursday, June 14, with a four-course Brewers Dinner. Friday, June 15, brings Sip at the Summit, Colorado's highest altitude... read more

Vail Craft Beer Classic is an epic four-day celebration of craft beer. Held from June... read more