Can’t Miss Vail Valley Summer Checklist


With so many options we’ll give you a must-experience venue: the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.  Whether you take in the International Dance Festival, Bravo! or Hot Summer Night’s on Tuesday’s (a local and visitor favorite), there is nothing like the setting and the experience of a performance at the amphitheater.

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Colorado’s largest fireworks display can be seen from multiple vantage points throughout the valley – but the best seats are near the lake where the fireworks overhead are matched only by the reflection off the lake.  It’s an all-day event on July 3rd so arrive early for the best seats and experience the entire event!

Minturn Peaches

The original Vail Valley Farmer’s Market started in Minturn and is still as popular as ever.  Every Saturday vendors come to this sleepy town to sell organic fruits and vegetables, homemade arts and crafts and many other “must-halves” for you and your family.


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A moderate 4.8-mile hike from the base of Beaver Creek concludes at Beaver Lake.  This picturesque backdrop is ideal to fuel-up with a picnic lunch and perfect for families looking to explore our outdoor beauty.



Riverwalk First Fridays – bringing the residents and businesses of the mid-valley communities together to enjoy live music from Colorado’s greatest jazz artists, paired with tasty fare and refreshing beverages from the valley’s most celebrated purveyors. Local vendors and merchants will line the scenic riverside promenade, and special activities for families and children will be offered throughout the summer.  Mark your calendar for the first Friday of June, July, August and September, for an evening of good company and neighborly fun.



The 77th annual Eagle Fair and Rodeo at the Eagle Fairgrounds.  More than a professional rodeo, the 4-day event from July 20 – July 23 features activities for all ages from 4-H to MuttonBustin’, food and drinks and a junior livestock auction.


This year’s Gypsum Daze features Hunter Hays with special guest Danielle Bradbury.  The 4-day event is a highlight of the year and features talent shows, kids’ activities, parades, fun runs, pancake breakfasts and so much more.  Join us July 13 – 16 for this fun and family-friendly event.

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