It's not even September yet and small pops of autumn color are appearing on the hills and mountainside. I love this time of year!
Temperatures are cooling, and that's a relief after a hotter than normal summer. At the time of this writing, I am comfortably wearing a long-sleeved shirt and could possibly don a lightweight jacket. Afternoons are still warm, but temperature highs are mostly in the 70s these days. A mix of thunderstorms, sunshine and clouds is predicted through the weekend. After a dry summer, we've been experiencing almost daily rain, too, which is a relief and hopefully a sign of a wetter winter to come. Click here for the 10-day forecast.
Events are still plentiful this time of year, and farmers markets feature beautiful produce from western Colorado.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Fun at Epic Discovery on Vail Mountain; enjoy the beautiful fall colors that are starting to pop from up high!
Vail Events On Tap
West Vail Liquor Mart (in, you guessed it, West Vail) is hosting a complimentary Tivoli Brewery Tasting Event on Friday, August 24, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Gourmet on Gore is planned for Labor Day Weekend (Friday through Monday, August 31 through September 3) around Vail. There's still time to get tickets!
If you’re looking for a Labor Day weekend daytrip, consider heading over to the 43rd annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival in Breckenridge. This holiday art festival is happening all weekend.
Photo: Courtesy, Gourmet on Gore
More Things To Do
Mio Studio is offering a plein-air class to paint autumn colors on Saturdays.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon hosts aerial yoga on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Looking for something new to do? Book an adventure with Vail Segway Tours! They host private groups and parties.
Bearcat Stables offers hunting camps and packing services for elk and deer season.
In the market for some summer gear? End of season is the perfect time to stock up on your must-haves. Eye Pieces of Vail (located in Vail, Lionshead and Edwards) features stylish sunglasses, and Pano (in Vail Village) has lots of funky women's wear. Check out Everything Vail Valley's shopping picks here.
Photo: Mio Studio