There's no time for a 4th of July hangover in Vail! The fun goes all week, and really all month if you think about it. Independence Day is the unofficial start to summer busy season in Vail, and that means we are heading into the thick of festival and event season.
Gypsum Daze is coming up July 18 through 20 in Gypsum, Colorado. This down-valley event will feature headliner Scotty McCreery at Lundgren Amphitheater on Saturday, July 20. Tickets are on sale now! A car show, a jalapeno-eating contest and a parade are part of the fun.
Then two weeks of performances commence with Vail Dance Festival July 26 through August 10. Venues are located across the valley, and dance styles range from modern to ballet, along with international flair.
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Photo: Relaxing at a recent Bravo! concert in Vail
Events On Tap
The Philadelphia Orchestra begins a string of performances as part of Bravo! Vail Music Festival on Friday, July 5. Click here for the full schedule.
Minturn Market happens every Saturday in downtown Minturn from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through September 7.
Beaver Creek is hosting Movies Under the Stars on Tuesdays through August 13.
Avon is hosting a free concert with Pato Banton and the Now Generation on Wednesday, July 10, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is happening the next two Wednesdays at Solaris in Vail Village. The Hackensaw Boys, with Jay Roemer, will perform on July 10; The Lonesome Days, along with The Sweet Lillies & Avenhart, will perform on July 17.
Photo: Another from Bravo!
More Vail Things To Do
Piney River Ranch is open for the summer season! This full-service recreation destination features overnight accommodations, an on-site restaurant and activities like fly fishing, hiking, canoeing and much more! Head to pineyriverranch.com for booking information.
Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads in Edwards hosts a variety of jewelry-making classes! Its retail shop features Colorado-made jewelry and lots of turquoise, plus gemstones and fine art. Head here for the class listing.
Photo: Piney River Ranch!
And with that ...
We'll see you in Vail!