Spirit of Summer Arrives Around Vail This Week

By Caitlin Row | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The unofficial start to summer around Vail Valley arrived after a successful (and mostly sunny) Memorial Day weekend. Now's the time to get serious about planning warm-weather adventure around the region. Weather this week points to a few random thunderstorms along with with sunshine and some clouds. Temperatures will hover in the high 60s and low 70s.

Prime summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, road biking and rafting. I am personally looking forward to getting my bike tuned and checking out the rolling trails down valley in Eagle. If outdoor adventure is what you're after, now is the time to check out your options and get it on the books. Everything Vail Valley showcases many summertime activities; check out Vail things to do here.

With sunshine and green leaves on the brain, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.

Photo: By Caitlin Row, hike at Meadow Mountain

Lots To Do This Week

There is a lot on tap to do this week around Vail. Here are the highlights.

Etown Kitchen + Bar in Edwards will host a dog-friendly Yappy Hour from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 1.

Bucket and Brews, which offers two beers with a bucket of balls at the EagleVail Golf Club driving range for $10, is also set for Thursday.

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company in Edwards is celebrating National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 2.

Live music with Mike BBQ and Friends is planned for 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co. in Vail Village, also on Friday.

Bonfire Block Party 2017 kicks off on Friday, June 2, and continues on Saturday, June 3, with a lot of family fun planned. Robert Randolph and the Family Band headlines on Friday, and Sam Bush Band leads the lineup on Saturday.

Photo: Sam Bush Band Facebook

Beaver Creek's Summer Music Schedule

Beaver Creek Resort's beloved Vilar Performing Arts Center recently announced its summer live music lineup. 

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers are set to perform Monday, July 3. The Wailers will jam out on Wednesday, July 5. Lord Huron will play on Saturday, July 15. Diana Krall will perform her songs on Wednesday, July 19. Trace Adkins is set to play on Monday, July 24. Creedence Clearwater Revisited will perform classic rock on Saturday, July 29. Peter Frampton will sing on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Citizen Cope will perform on Sunday, Aug. 6. Comedian David Spade will entertain on Friday, Aug. 11. The Purple Xperience: Tribute to Prince will perform on Saturday, Aug. 26. And a surprise concert that will be announced July 17 is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31.

That's a lot of musical entertainment, folks, and there's sure to be at least one performer for every musical taste. Check it out and get your tickets while they're still available.

Photo: Peter Frampton Facebook

Upcoming Vail Valley Festivals

Events and festivals are plentiful around the valley this summer. Here's what's on the horizon.

GoPro Mountain Games in Vail will kick off on Thursday, June 8, and run through the weekend. This is a vibrant celebration of adventure sports, the mountain lifestyle and, of course, music.

Vail Craft Beer Classic is planned for Thursday through Sunday, June 15-18, with breweries from Colorado and farther afield.

Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show kicks off Sunday, June 18, and runs every Sunday through Oct. 1. This is a fun, regular event featuring Colorado produce vendors as well as regional artisans.

Cover Rock Festival returns to Avon on Friday, June 23, and continues a second day on Saturday, June 24. Music performed will celebrate the sounds of classic rock icons like the Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Check out more daytime and nightlife events by visiting Everything Vail Valley's website.

Photo: Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show Facebook

About the Author Caitlin Row
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.