Memorial Day Weekend in Vail Valley

During Memorial Day weekend, the weather forecast in Vail Village calls for lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-60s.  If you ask Vail locals, that is perfect mountain weather!  Vail Valley residents are ramping up their businesses and getting ready for the kickoff of the best summer season Vail has seen in the last couple of years.

Kick off summer with an unforgettable vacation in Vail or Beaver Creek for Memorial Day. No matter how long you stretch your trip surrounding the special day, you will have plenty to see, do, and experience that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Things to Do in Vail, Colorado, for Memorial Day

Everyone knows that Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the military.

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A couple of fun things to do and events will interest you. Celebrate Memorial Day in Vail with the best of the things; it is time we welcome the summer with this festivity and joy. We have put together all the amazing events to make it a happening weekend for you, your friends, and your wonderful family.

Enjoy a Spectacular Nature Walk at the Walking Mountains Museum

A free nature walk is the perfect introduction to Colorado’s natural world. Join a Naturalist for a free, gentle educational hike through aspen and riparian communities at the Avon location. Learn about the ecology and animal adaptations of this mountain environment. Come prepared to spend an hour outside with appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, and water. Most ages and abilities. Each Nature Walk has a maximum of 10 participants. Registration Required. Register Here. For more info, please visit

Matt Garth Music Performance at the Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas, Beaver Creek Mountain in Avon, Colorado.

Enjoy live acoustic rock, blues, reggae, country, and pop music at the best hotel in Avon. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, is located in the town of Avon, Colorado, on a 19-acre site in the magnificent Vail Valley, providing convenient access to Beaver Creek Mountain and the Eagle River. With a stay at The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas, you will be in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute drive of Vail Ski Resort and Eagle Vail Golf Club. This 4-star condominium resort is 2.2 mi from Beaver Creek Golf Course and 2.5 mi from Beaver Creek Nordic Center.

For a full list of Matt Garth Music events at the hotel, please visit this website.

Memorial Day Weekend Riverwalk Block Party

Come join the party at The Riverwalk Theater in Edwards for a fun and exciting start to the summer.  

Barbecue, live music by The Evolution, and dancing in the streets. The Evolution will bring the party, blocking First Street next to The Riverwalk Theater. The stage will be facing Juniper and Main St. Grill.

Live Music: Jay Walker and the Seeing Eye Dogs

If you love local food and brews, head to Bonfire Brewery in Edwards, CO. Choose any of their in-house-made brews and pair them with a delicious dinner.  For more info, please visit the brewery’s website at

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Nottingham Lake in Avon, CO

SunsetLIVE! At the Avon Nottingham Park

Memorial Day Weekend in Vail

Stop by The Terrace at the Avon Performance Pavilion on Sunday nights for casual musical performances by local Eagle County musicians from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Enjoy a spectacular sunset and great music while lounging on your paddleboard on Nottingham Lake, the North Shore beach, or the South lawn of the Pavilion. 

SunsetLIVE! is uniquely Avon and the perfect venue to wind down your weekend, so gather your friends and family, bring a lawn chair and picnic basket, and prepare to enjoy a relaxing Rocky Mountain sunset!

For a full list of performances this summer, please visit

Check your options for Public Transportation, Shared Shuttles, Private Car Service, & Parking options at the park. Public transportation is encouraged, as well as walking or riding a bike to the park. Free on-street parking is available but very limited.

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Memorial Day Ceremony at the Freedom Park in Edwards

The Freedom Park Memorial Committee and VFW Post 10721 will be conducting its 19th annual ceremony in memory of all Veterans of the armed forces and emergency response agencies who have served our country, especially those from Eagle County who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and safety. The program includes recognizing the fragment of limestone from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, the dedication of the new Memorial Wall containing plaques donated by local citizens to support the memorial, and formal military honors for William M. Hammon, MD, Col US Army Medical Corps. Join everyone at the Park to honor our fallen heroes and support the active-duty troops and our hometown emergency responders serving today.

The service will include messages from local dignitaries, veterans, Boy Scout Troops 222 and 231 members, and soloists singing patriotic songs.

The ceremony is held at the Freedom Park Memorial American Flag Pole Plaza in Edwards, CO, three blocks off I-70 Exit 163 on Miller Ranch Road on the west side of the pond.

Whether you are coming in for a family summer vacation, a white water rafting adventure, or a corporate retreat, please inquire about a reliable private car service in Vail that will provide you with a comfortable, safe, and stylish ride to your destination.

Where to Stay in Vail for Memorial Day Weekend?

If you’re looking for lodging options in Vail Valley for Memorial Day Weekend – rest assured that the area offers a variety of charming and intimate hotels that cater to those looking for a unique and personalized experience. There are plenty of options, from cozy bed and breakfasts to upscale boutique hotels. But please remember that Memorial Day in Vail is a popular time to visit, so it’s best to book your hotel accommodations well ahead of time.

What if I can’t make it to Vail for Memorial Day?

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Vail for Memorial Day – Vail Valley offers plenty of events, sights, and activities regardless of the season! During the fall season in Vail Valley, there are still plenty of things to do. You can enjoy scenic gondola rides, breathtaking fall foliage, and outdoor concerts. Vail’s activities and events cater to the changing seasons, offering a unique experience for visitors no matter the time of year. You can rest assured there will always be plenty to do and see regardless of when you visit: Winter, Fall, Spring, or Summer.

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