It's that time of year again, folks! Vail Dance kicks off on Saturday, July 28, and events run through August 11. Expect lots of ballet, along with other types of dances, across multiple venues. Certain visitors plan their trip around Vail Dance year after year.
Warm temperatures continue through this week and into next. Mostly 80s are predicted, with an occasional thunderstorm on the map. Check back to see the 10-day forecast periodically as weather patterns can shift quickly. I'm personally praying for rain, though little is in the forecast right now. A summer rain storm is my favorite because it leaves everything cool and fresh.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week!
Photo: A recent hike along Lionshead Rock Trail, starting in Minturn
Vail Events On Tap
The New York Philharmonic will perform a closing performance on Friday, July 27, at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.
Mountain Sage will perform live music at Ein Prosit in Avon on Friday as well.
As mentioned above, Vail Dance kicks off on Saturday, July 28, with an Opening Night performance at Vail's Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. The varied ballet show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for reserved seats and lawn are on sale. Then events are happening daily around Vail, Avon and Beaver Creek. Click here for the full schedule.
Minturn Market once again happens this Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Minturn. Head there for artisanal products, like clothing, jewelry and food. Other farmers' markets going on around town include Avon on Wednesday evenings, Edwards on Saturdays and Vail on Sundays.
Photo: Courtesy Vail Dance
More Vail Things To Do
Looking for some creative fun? Take a Beaded Cuff Jewelry Class on Saturday, July 28, with Rocky Mountain Silver & Beads in Edwards. The event starts at 11 a.m.
Root & Flower in Vail offers a private Art of Wine Tasting Class that needs to be booked in advance. Click here for more details.
Take an indoor Pilates class at Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon this week! They offer private and group classes, along with massage and physical therapy.
Then play a game of golf at EagleVail Golf Club! Play 18 holes on the Devlin/Von Hagge-designed course, then enjoy dining at the club restaurant.
For an expansive list of Vail Valley things to do, click here.
Photo: EagleVail Golf Club