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!

Bonfire Block Party

Vail Valley Annual Event
127 W. Second Street, Eagle

Bonfire Brewing's annual summer kick-off celebration, Bonfire Block Party, puts your grandma's neighborhood block party to shame. That is, of course, unless your grandma threw her block party with a weekend full of live music, craft beer and food vendors serving up everything from gyros to curry to pizza. This festival is beloved by locals, family friendly and not to be missed. It all happens in... read more

Bonfire Brewing's annual summer kick-off celebration, Bonfire Block Party, puts your grandma's neighborhood block party... 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

Minturn Summer Concert Series

Vail Valley Annual Event
Little Beach Park and Amphitheater, 100 Cemetery Road, Minturn
(970) 827-5645

The Minturn Summer Concert Series is a true locals' favorite. The free concerts happen on Thursday nights (rain or shine) in July and August at Little Beach Park and Amphitheater, which is tucked along Gore Creek. The views from the cozy amphitheater practically steal the show from the musicians, and it's the perfect event for the whole family because there's a playground adjacent to the... read more

The Minturn Summer Concert Series is a true locals' favorite. The free concerts happen on... 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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Revely Vail

Vail Valley Annual Event
(970) 401-3320

For a little more than a week at the end of November, Revely Vail celebrates the magic and wonder of winter with a lineup of events that are sure to get you in the spirit of the holiday season. Picture snow falling on Vail Village while you stroll through the streets with your family, hot chocolate or gluwhein in hand, admiring the decorative lights on... read more

For a little more than a week at the end of November, Revely Vail celebrates... read more

Taste of Vail

Vail Valley Annual Event
Venues in Vail and on Vail Mountain, Vail
(970) 401-3320

Get the full flavor of Vail at this foodie-lover's event that happens each year in the springtime, usually in late-March or early April, before Vail Mountain closes for the winter season. Taste of Vail is an iconic food and wine festival that involves multiple venues in Vail and events including the Vail Village Colorado Lamb Cook Off, a mountaintop picnic, food and wine tastings, seminars and... read more

Get the full flavor of Vail at this foodie-lover's event that happens each year in... read more

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

Vail Holidays

Vail Valley Annual Event
(970) 401-3320

The holiday season is magical in Vail thanks to the almost month-long series of events known as Vail Holidays. The charming mountain village, twinkling with holiday lights, is the setting for numerous events, many of which are free or inexpensive. Vail Holidays includes a holiday market, a tree-lighting ceremony, craft workshops, musical performances, Vail Snow Days, visits with Santa Claus, an ice-skating exhibition, the popular... read more

The holiday season is magical in Vail thanks to the almost month-long series of events... read more

Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo

Vail Valley Annual Event
426 Fairgrounds Road, Eagle River Center, Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle
(970) 328-3540

The western Colorado backcountry is a wonderland for outdoors-oriented activities, including hunting, fishing, rafting, kayaking, ATV riding, hiking, mountain biking, camping and more. For hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts of every sort, the Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo is the place to learn how to enjoy the Colorado backcountry. Vendors and exhibitors showcase gear, equipment, products, guide services and outfitting services as well as offer educational... read more

The western Colorado backcountry is a wonderland for outdoors-oriented activities, including hunting, fishing, rafting, kayaking, ATV... read more