Despite a snowy start to the Summer Solstice, we are chugging right along as far as warm-weather fun. All the farmers' markets are happening weekly, the golf courses are fully open for business, and a variety of free and ticketed concerts (like Bravo! and Hot Summer Nights) are underway.
More sunshine is on the way, anyhow! This summer is going to be extra green and full of wildflowers. I'm already appreciating the floral lushness around my neighborhood in Edwards. Here's hoping our farmers' markets burst with delicious produce all summer long.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: View of Beaver Creek Mountain from Nottingham Park in Avon
Vail Events On Tap
Eagle Flight Days is happening on Friday, June 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Eagle's Town Park. This annual event includes a parade down Broadway, concerts, a carnival and more.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will begin performing on Friday, June 28, as part of Bravo! Vail Music Festival. Performances will continue through July 4, then the Philadelphia Orchestra kicks off the next leg of shows.
Minturn Market happens Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Minturn. More than 75 vendors, along with a goat-petting zoo, are available as part of the weekly event.
Vail Valley Brew Fest is set for Saturday, June 29, at Nottingham Park in Avon. Live music, a family zone and a scavenger hunt are part of the fun.
Coming up, Gypsum Daze is July 18 to 20! Mark your calendars for performers Scotty McCreery and The Lone Bellow.
Photo: Bravo! Vail Facebook
More Vail Things To Do
Looking for happening nightlife? Head over to Shakedown Bar, a live-music venue and bar located right in the heart of Vail Village (east of the fountain). It's an intimate setting for live performances and features lots of music.
Looking for a good book? Head over to The Bookworm in Edwards. This is our well-loved, family-owned, local bookstore and should be supported by all, whether you're a visitor or have been here for years.
Looking for a beer? Head over to Vail Brewing Co. This independent brewery offers locations in Vail Village and EagleVail.
Looking for a bike shop? Click here for a list.
Photo: Shakedown Bar
And with that ...