Fourth of July Week is Almost Here!

By Caitlin Row Stoner

The Fourth of July is next Wednesday, and that means this weekend marks the start of a holiday week! Independence Day is the busiest summer holiday around the Vail Valley. There are tons of family-friendly things to do.

Weather this week is ideal for outdoor fun, though it's verging on a little too hot in my opinion. Temperatures will hover in the 80s well into next week. As of now, no rain and lots of sunshine are on the horizon. Click here for the 10-day forecast. Check back as we get closer to the Fourth!

With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.

Photo: By Caitlin Row Stoner in Edwards, Colorado

Events Coming Up

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (June 29 through July 2) at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. These performances are part of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival. Other concerts are planned next week as well.

Vail Valley Brew Fest is planned for Avon on Saturday, June 30.

The Town of Minturn is hosting its own Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 2. The event includes live music by Woodshed Red, face painting, kids' activities and beer for adults.

The Town of Avon is hosting Alpine Bank's Salute to the USA on Tuesday, July 3. Festivities start at 5 p.m. at Nottingham Park. Attendees will enjoy enjoy kids' activities, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, food and drink, and fireworks!

Vail America Days is planned for Vail and Lionshead villages on Wednesday, July 4. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m., and fireworks start at dusk.

Beaver Creek Resort is hosting its own Fourth of July celebration on July 4. Enjoy live music by country star Walker Hayes!

See a full list of events here.

Photo: Vail America Days

More Vail Things To Do

Minturn Market is every Saturday through summer! The farmers market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can pick up fresh produce for the week! Other farmers markets include Edwards on Saturday and Vail Village on Sunday.

Looking for an outlet for self-expression? Mio Studio's Plein Air Workshop happens every Saturday this summer from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aspiring artists should sign up ahead of time. Click here for more details!

Visiting for the week and still need to get some work done? Check out Root & Flower Wine Bar in Vail Village on Thursday mornings for its free co-working event. Everyone is welcome and it runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We'll see you in Vail!

About the Author Caitlin Row Stoner
Caitlin is a Vail local. She loves to ski, play in the snow (preferably with her dog) and taste all the Vail Valley has to offer.