Winter sport lovers flock to Vail – some visit and others never leave. Believe it or not, though, you can find our locals hanging around places other than the slopes. This community is like your favorite Nordic sweater: close knit, snowflake patterned, ready to wrap you in its warmth. As you can imagine Vail Valley community events thrive in a town like this one. And unlike winter sports, they’re not dependent on the season because our residents, like anyone, enjoy year-round entertainment. That said, you will find certain Vail Valley community events in the winter that you won’t find in the summer – it is hard to take a snowshoe hike in August after all!
If you’re working your way through the pages on this site, you might be scratching your head, wondering how Vail Valley’s community events differ from the area’s Daytime Events. Think of it this way: Community events are activities put on by members of the community specifically for other residents. This means they might fly under the radar as far as it goes for visitors looking for things to do, but everyone can enjoy them all the same. Maybe you’re thinking about moving to one of the valley’s towns. An event like a church potluck dinner or high school hockey game gives you a taste of what your potential life and neighbors would be like.
Check Out These Vail Valley Community Events
So what kind of community events can you expect to find in the valley? Think small-scale festivals or carnivals like a Cajun feast on Mardi Gras. You could find yourself invited to a casual fundraising event or even a snazzy banquet. Are you musical? Take your talents to town music series and ensembles. And let’s be honest, in this snow globe setting you can count on finding an abundance of outdoor Vail Valley community events. Rally some friends for a snowshoe tour through the rugged Alpine wilderness. Or visit an artwalk to see how local artists capture the landscape – their muse – with nothing more than a camera, paintbrush or charcoal.
Below you’ll find a guide to the upcoming Vail Valley community events. Give it a browse, pick your favorites and immerse yourself in local life.