It's a big weekend of summer fun around the Vail Valley this week! Not only is there a lot of live music planned around the region, but also Pitmaster BBQ and Music Fest is this Saturday and Sunday, August 18 through 19, at Nottingham Park in Avon. Attendees will enjoy award-winning barbecue and craft beer.
For those planning to spend time outside this weekend, prepare for sunshine and scattered/evening thunderstorms. Dress in layers but don't let weather predictions deter you from enjoying the great outdoors. Rainy weather tends to pass rather quickly and make way for sunshine in the mountains. Temperatures will hover mostly in the 70s. Check back for the most up-to-date 10-day weather forecast.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Fun at Epic Discovery on Vail Mountain; it's a beautiful time of year to head up onto the mountain!
Vail Events On Tap
Whistle Pig Vail, a new music series, is hosting The Jerry Garcia Birthday Band on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18. Both shows are planned for Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.
Josh Turner will perform live music at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on Friday, August 17. The Milk Carton Gang will perform at Vilar on Monday, August 20.
The Pitmaster BBQ & Music Fest will kick off festivities on Saturday, August 18, and run through Sunday, August 19. This event is planned for Nottingham Park in Avon. Live music, tastings, workshops and even a Colorado Cocktail Mixology Class (on Sunday) is part of the fun. Click here for the full schedule of events.
Check out Krewe Trunk Shows planned for Eye Pieces of Vail. Stop by the Edwards location on Saturday and the Vail Village location on Sunday.
Photo: Pitmaster BBQ & Music Fest
More Vail Things To Do
With thunderstorms on the horizon this week, some indoor exercise may be a good idea. Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon offers a variety of private and group Pilates classes, along with massage and physical therapy.
Root & Flower Wine Bar in Vail Village offers private Art of Wine Tasting classes. Inquire to book your group! Two Arrows Coffee Company partners with Root & Flower and hosts breakfast inside the restaurant daily. Click here to view the menu.
Looking for a Happy Hour or dining special around the Vail Valley? Click here for our full list.
Everything Vail Valley's full Things To Do listing can be accessed here.
Photo: Two Arrows Coffee Company