Our beautiful Vail Valley morphed from mud season to springtime paradise in a matter of 10 days. Leaves have popped, flowers are out and temperatures are warming. The hillsides are a beautiful bright green right now.
Weather predictions this week point to sunshine, thunderstorms, clouds and rain. Temperature highs will hover in the 60s and 70s. Check back here for an up-to-date 10-day outlook.
This is perfect weather to get outside and enjoy the weekend. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, low 60s, while Sunday predictions point to evening showers. Dress in layers, bring your dog and enjoy Vail's balmy (yet unpredictable) spring weather.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at Beaver Creek; see section below for more information; photo courtesy of Beaver Creek
Upcoming Events Around Vail
Live music with Cold Smoke Cannon and a special guest will perform at Ein Prosit in Avon on Friday, May 18. A special FA CUP Viewing Party is planned for Saturday, May 19, at Ein Prosit. Ein Prosit's Monday Afternoon Club is on, you guessed it, Monday, May 21.
King's Club in Vail Village is offering lots of weekly live music: Fridays and Saturdays with John Dunn are most notable for the weekend crowd.
An Art of Wine Tasting Class is planned for Sunday, May 20, at Root & Flower Wine Bar in Vail Village.
The 15th annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is coming up for Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. Enjoy delicious barbecue, craft brews and live music. Click here to learn more.
GoPro Mountain Games in Vail Village is coming up soon: Thursday through Sunday, June 7 through June 10.
Photo: John Dunn, courtesy of King's Club
Maker+Stitch in Edwards is hosting a variety of creative knitting classes. Check out upcoming classes here.
Tasting events are held at a variety of Vail Valley liquor stores. These types of complimentary tastings generally offer shopping discounts as well. Check out Boone's Wine and Spirits in Eagle and West Vail Liquor Mart in West Vail for tastings in May.
A Vail Segway Tour is certainly a different way to explore Vail and Lionshead villages. Feel the wind in your hair and sunshine on your face as you zip around town on two wheels.