Don't Miss Events in Vail

With the cool, mountain breeze guiding the way, summers in Vail, CO, harbor enough adventure for a lifetime. If you’re searching for a way to accent your next trip to Vail, there are plenty of events that offer excitement that goes beyond the traditional Vail experience.


Burton US Open

Burton U.S. Open | February

The Burton U.S. Open is one of the biggest snowboarding events in the world. The professional competition hosts Olympic athletes and brings fans from across the country into Vail Valley. The event has two unique categories—halfpipe and slopeside. Each night of the Open also hosts free musical performances and fundraiser opportunities. The Burton Open is one of the most exciting competitions in winter sports—you won’t want to miss out.

Restaurant Week Vail

Restaurant Week | May - June

Celebrate with two weeks of the best food and wine Vail Valley has to offer. Restaurant Week caters prix fixe menus from local eateries and world-class ski resorts. Colorado’s peaks are rich in flavor so prepare to take your taste buds to new heights—literally. Pair that with unparalleled mountain views and you’re in for a treat. Best yet—this event is happening twice this year!

GoPro Mountain Games

GoPro Mountain Games | June

What are the GoPro Mountain Games? The games are an annual festival that allows patrons to join in on the summer recreation fun. Compete in everything from fishing to yoga—yes, we said yoga. After you’ve put your skills to test, join the after-party with live music performances and on-site art.

Vail Farmers Market

Vail’s Farmers Market & Art Show | June - October

Get local with a visit to Vail’s Farmers Market and Art Show. The market runs from June to October and it’s as authentic as it gets. Immerse yourself with iconic views of Vail Valley. Stomp along with a local string band. Mingle with the local foodies. Admire unique artwork. A day at the farmers market is a day well spent.

Bravo! Vail

Bravo! Vail | June - August

Bravo! Vail is one of Colorado’s most respected classical music festivals. The outdoor setting allows for radiating sound quality and the line up each year boasts some of the best symphonies in the nation. Regular acts include the New York Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Bravo! Vail perfectly merges nature and music lovers alike.

Moe's Bar B Que Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights Tour | June - August

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Hot Summer Nights Tour is an annual free concert series. Performers take the stage every Tuesday night throughout the summer months and patrons are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lush lawn. Concerts are held at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater providing an open-air venue ideal for stepping along with your favorite bluegrass bands.

Vail Craft Beer Classic

Vail Craft Beer Classic | June

The Vail Craft Beer Classic hosts one of Colorado’s most diverse beer tasting events. Guest appearances include everyone from big players such as Guinness and New Belgium to popular microbrewers such as Crooked Stave and Horse and Dragon. Plus, everything tastes better on a mountain top. Take the relaxing gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain for panoramic views and tasty brews.

Vail America Days

Vail America Days | July

There is no better place to celebrate the red, white, and blue than in the valley of Vail Mountain. Awe at the fireworks popping overhead in the mountain mist and engage in a Vail’s small-town, Americana Vail America Days. Join in the festival fun at the downtown parade and follow it up with a patriotic visit to Bravo! Vail’s annual concert. Beat the heat this July at Vail America Days!

Vail Film Festival

Vail Film Festival | August

Each year the Colorado Film Institute hosts the Vail Film Festival. The event showcases directors from around the world and paves the way for up-and-coming producers. Stars such as Kate Bosworth, Christina Ricci, and Allison Janney are just a few of the big names that grace the carpet at the festival.

Gourmet on Gore

Gourmet on Gore | August - September

During Labor Day weekend, crowds congregate in Vail Village for the annual Gourmet on Gore. Guests will travel tent to tent sampling Vail’s five-star restaurants. Talk with the chefs, learn about pairing options, and maybe even steal a few cooking tips. Gourmet on Gore is the perfect way to end your summer on a high note!

Vail Oktoberfest

Vail Oktoberfest | September

Vail’s Oktoberfest brings the best of Deutschland to Vail Village. The town leaves no stone unturned with schnitzel, spaetzle, Bavarian-themed servers, and, of course, the best craft brews. This event will have you throwing on your clogs and lederhosen for stomping good time. Fill your stein at Vail Oktoberfest this year!

Where to Stay in Vail, CO

Escape the tumult of every-day life and recharge in one of Gore Creek Properties luxurious Vacation Rentals. No matter where you wish to stay in the valley, finding the perfect lodging option has never been easier. Each one of our properties features incredible mountain views, comfortable bedding, world-class amenities, and easy access to Vail Ski Resort and Vail Village.

Most of our properties are just minutes from Vail Ski Resort and Vail Village, and all of them offer comfortable amenities such as internet access, gas fireplaces, and spectacular views. Why wait? Explore the beauty of Vail by booking a stay today! 

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