Spring in the mountains means bluebird days, mashed potato snow and lots of outdoor adventure. It also means St. Patrick's Day fun this Saturday, March 17. Clear weather and a high of 50 degrees is on the books for this celebratory Irish holiday!
True to springtime mountain weather, this week is a mix of sunshine, clouds, rain and snow. Temperatures will range widely, spanning the 30s through 50s. Check the 10-day forecast closer into the weekend for more accurate predictions.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: By Caitlin Row, taken recently at Beaver Creek Resort
Vail & Beaver Creek Events On Tap
Mountainfilm on Tour, presented by Dzi Foundation, is planned for Thursday, March 15, at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Thompson Square will perform live music on Friday, March 16, at Vilar. Comedian Gary Gulman performs Tuesday, March 20, at Vilar. Collective Soul performs live music on Wednesday, March 21, at Vilar.
A St. Patrick's Day Party is planned for Saturday, March 17, at Ein Prosit in Avon. Guests will enjoy live music by Cannon Fodder Bluegrass.
St. Patrick's Day at Harvest (in Edwards), with live music by Brent Gordon and Dave Wilson, is planned for Saturday as well.
The Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle features a 5K, a 10K and a kids' 1K fun run. It's scheduled for Saturday at Vail Nordic Center in honor of St. Paddy's Day.
A Hygge Life Pop-Up Dinner is planned for Sunday, March 18, at The Rose in Edwards. Learn about the hygge lifestyle at an inclusive event featuring a delicious menu, stories and drinks.
Beaver Creek Loves Kids: SpringFest runs all week and through April 6.
More Things To Do
Need to stock up for Saturday? Boone's Wine and Spirits in Eagle is hosting an Irish Beer Tasting Event on Friday, March 16. West Vail Liquor Mart in West Vail is hosting a Jameson Irish Whiskey Tasting Event on Friday as well. Beaver Liquors in Avon has really good specials going on, too!
Pano, a funky Vail Village boutique, is a fun gem worth checking out. It features clothing and jewelry from around the world. I love the Spiritual Gangster brand, and the shop offers a lot of it!
It's a beautiful time of year to take a trip with Vail Segway Tours. Book your group segway tour today for the weekend.
Check out a full listing of Everything Vail Valley Happy Hours here.