Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to fall, and I couldn't be happier. It has in fact felt like fall for the last week or so, and I've been enjoying the increasingly present pops of autumn color for at least two weeks now. My prediction is for an early fall color peak, and I'll keep everyone updated weekly.
It's been wetter lately, too, with rain showers and thunderstorms happening sporadically during the day and consistently at night. We need the water, so let's do a rain dance!
Weather this weekend will be in the low 70s and mostly clear with some clouds. I don't see any more rain in the immediate forecast. This is good news for Labor Day revelers as it's going to be a long weekend full of fun around the Vail Valley. Check out the 10-day Vail forecast here.
With that in mind, here are my picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Taken from Haymaker Mountain Bike Trail in Eagle, Colorado
Events On Tap
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will perform live music on Thursday, August 30, at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
Hygge Life's Birthday Bash, celebrating one year in EagleVail, is planned for Thursday, August 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy appetizers and drinks!
Gourmet on Gore kicks off Friday, August 31, and runs through Monday, September 3. A variety of delicious events and workshops are planned through the weekend.
Oktoberfest at Beaver Creek Resort is planned for Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2.
Minturn Market is Saturday, September 1, in downtown Minturn.
Looking for a day trip? The Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival is happening in Breckenridge this weekend, too.
Photo: Courtesy, Gourmet on Gore Facebook
More Vail Things To Do
West Vail Liquor Mart in West Vail is offering a complimentary Deschutes Brewery Tasting Event on Friday, August 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. Check it out!
Two Arrows Coffee Company in Vail Village is offering a Labor Day Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Coffee Social with Vail Athletic Club on Monday, September 23. Click here for details.
Nova Guides offers Vail Jeep Tours daily.
Looking ahead, Skipper & Scout is hosting an End Of Summer Tent Sale at Solaris Plaza on Friday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check out all shopping sales currently listed on Everything Vail Valley here.
Photo: Bearcat Stables