What is Happening in Vail, Colorado this Summer, 2021

Whether you are planning a vacation in Vail, or relocating to the beautiful mountain town in Colorado, find out what others have come to realize. ALL Year-round, not only in winter, Vail is an absolutely special place!

From hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter, there is always something to do in Vail Valley. Countless special events, the highest botanical gardens in the world and an amazing outdoor amphitheater you will never be bored. With diverse shops and restaurants, luxurious accommodations, friendly neighborhoods and breath-taking mountain views, Vail is the finest resort destination in the world. Vail is definitely a great place to live or visit.

Summer is right around the corner, and we are looking forward to sharing fantastic performances with each of you again soon.  Events in Vail are coming to life with a modified approach to ensure social distance guidelines. Due to the situation with COVID-19, all event dates are subject to change. Please double-check the event’s official website for the most accurate, timely information on whether an event is happening.

GoPro Mountain Games, June 10-13, 2021

The GoPro Mountain Games are the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art and music. There are a lot of great things to expect from GoPro Mountain Games and there will always be something for someone. Whether you are coming with kids or friends, there are high-octane sports, fun games, and kid-friendly activities to keep everyone happy. Running, climbing and kayaking are a few of the competitions to witness.

What is Happening in Vail, Colorado this Summer, 2021

With all the Pandemic restrictions this year, let’s see what this year’s games are going to bring us. What other changes we all should expect this year?

The GoPro Mountain Games typically feature sponsor tents and activations from more than 140 sponsors, known as “Gear Town”, however there will be no Gear Town in 2021. Additionally, some competition venues will be eliminated altogether, and others will be moved, in order to create firm boundaries where capacity and physical distancing can be managed. We will also have caps on athlete numbers depending on the event and venue.

Keep in mind that the Town of Vail and its hotels, restaurants, and miles of outdoor hiking and biking trails will still be open and active during the GoPro Mountain Games. Visitors are encouraged to come to the Town of Vail and enjoy, while still committing to state and local public health guidelines.

The Vail Valley Foundation is working closely and in conjunction with public health officials to ensure that the event operates within guidelines. The COVID 19 policies can be found here.

Specific confirmed changes include:

  • Elimination of the Steep Creek venue in Red Cliff
  • Elimination of climbing venue in Mountain Plaza
  • Elimination of VIP area/access
  • Reduced number of Gear Town and sponsor activations & tent

For additional info please visit an official GoPro Games website.

2021 BRAVO! Vail Music Festival

Another festival to start summer is the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, which features classical music with Vail’s most beautiful sceneries as its backdrop. It’s held every summer starting in late June thru early August.

What is Happening in Vail, Colorado this Summer, 2021

Vail BRAVO’s 34th Season is on the horizon, and we are gearing up for a vibrant summer of music in the beautiful Vail Valley. The 2021 Bravo! Vail Music Festival showcases four phenomenal orchestras over the course of the season: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic.  

As in summers past, chamber music will play a vital role this year, with programs highlighting both old favorites and contemporary works. The return of free concerts throughout the summer will bring no-cost programs to the community in an approachable way. 

Make sure to watch this space for details on ticket sales and our 2021 Season announcement dates.

Bravo! Vail is committed to its mission of enriching people’s lives through the power of music and is therefore working on creative and safe ways to bring music to the Vail Valley community in the summer of 2021. Program information will be available soon. Visit https://www.bravovail.org/ for COVID-19 updates, ticketing, schedule and more information.

2021 Festival Dates:

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
June 24 – June 27, 2021

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
June 30 – July 5, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra
July 9 – July 17, 2021

New York Philharmonic
July 21 – July 28, 2021

Vail Farmers Market and Art Show

The Vail Farmers Market is entering its 20th year in Vail on Meadow Drive. The event started with a few tents and now has grown to over 100 tents for 16 Sundays of the summer.

What is Happening in Vail, Colorado this Summer, 2021

Enjoy strolling down East Meadow Drive in Vail while tasting treats from Colorado. Parking for the Market is at the Vail Village Parking or Lionshead Parking.

The first two markets will be virtual this year. The shopping may start June 14 with shipping/delivery and pickup on June 21. Vail will have virtual market again June 28 and the live market (based on COVID guidelines) will begin in July. Parking for the Market is at the Vail Village Parking or Lionshead Parking. The Market begins on Father’s Day June 21 and goes through October 4th, 2020. Any vendors that are not Town of Vail businesses have made in Colorado products.

Check the Vail Farmers Market website for COVID-19 updates and ticketing information.

Vail Farmer’s Market Farm to Table Dinner

Please join your friends in Vail for a chef-crafted dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, featuring seasonal and local ingredients.  Dinner will be held rain or shine on Willow Bridge Road, so please dress accordingly and bring your sense of outdoor culinary adventure! 

Taste of Vail Partner wine and beer will be included in price.

2021 Farm to Table dates include the following days:

  • July 9
  • July 23
  • August 6
  • August 20

 Vail Dance Festival, July 30- August 9, 2021

The Vail Dance Festival is a two week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains each summer.

What is Happening in Vail, Colorado this Summer, 2021

We are looking forward to an in-person Festival July 30 – August 9, 2021 with Calvin Royal III as our Artist-In-Residence and BalletX as our Company-In-Residence, and many of the extraordinary dancers, musicians, and artists who call the Vail Dance Festival their summer home! We are planning for a lively Festival of performances, free events for the community, and education activities including Celebrate the Beat for local children.*

This year’s festival, July 30-Aug. 9, will be held entirely outdoors, at the Gerald R. Ford amphitheater, and conform to current Covid protocols, Damian Woetzel, the festival’s artistic director, said in an email.

Due to potential limitations on venue capacity, we are ticketing in tiered groups this season. The donor pre-sale will begin at the end of April and tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the public at the end of May.**

2021 – Michael Franti & Sperhead with Satsang, Sunday, June 6, 2021

Postponed until June 6, 2021.

Michael Franti is a musician, humanitarian, filmmaker, and activist who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. He believes that there is a great battle taking place in the world today between cynicism and optimism, so he made his most recent album, Stay Human Vol. II, his highest charting album to date, to remind himself – and anyone who’s listening – that there is still good in the world and that it is worth fighting for. The songs on Stay Human Vol. II were inspired by Franti’s new self-directed documentary, Stay Human, which released in January and won an array of awards at film festivals worldwide.

Each pair of online tickets purchased comes with one digital or physical CD copy of Michael Franti’s upcoming album due out later this year. (maximum of 8 albums per household). After your ticket purchase you’ll receive an additional email in the coming weeks with instructions on how to redeem your album.

Tickets | $49.95 – $75

Learn more at: www.michaelfranti.com

Lindsey Stirling – Artemis Tour, Thursday, July 08, 2021

From YouTuber to International TV Personality and award winning Musician, Artist Lindsey Stirling is an all around Entertainer with fans of all ages. As the premiere U.S. singer/songwriter, dancer and Electric Violinist, Stirling’s gold-selling, self-titled 2012 debut album ignited her quiet rise to the forefront of pop culture.

From YouTuber to International TV Personality and award winning Musician, Artist Lindsey Stirling is an all around Entertainer with fans of all ages.  As the premiere U.S. singer/songwriter, dancer and Electric Violinist, Stirling’s gold-selling, self-titled 2012 debut album ignited her quiet rise to the forefront of pop culture. Along the way, she landed a pair of Top 5 albums on the Billboard Top 200 yielding several prestigious Billboard Music Awards and her first Platinum Single- Crystallize. Read more at https://grfavail.com/event/lindsey-stirling/

Tickets | $39.95 – $85

Learn more at: lindseystirling.com

Summer is just around the corner, and make sure you enjoy every moment of it. Do not drink and drive. Planning a night out in Vail, or going to a concert at the Vail’s Ford Amphitheatre? Let Blue Sky Limo take care of all of you transportation needs. Vail Blue Sky Limo can make this easy and eliminate the parking hassle so you can spend more time having fun at the BRAVO concert or at the Dance Festivail. Arrive in style and comfort in one of the premium SUVs, and do not forget to schedule your ride back to the hotel or your private residence.

Have a great time!  

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Please find a lot more useful information about Vail at the following sites used for this article:

https://www.vailgov.com/welcome-to-vail

https://www.colorado.com/cities-and-towns/vail

https://www.colorado.com/co/vail/festivals-events

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https://www.bravovail.org/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g33676-d102429-Reviews-Betty_Ford_Alpine_Gardens-Vail_Colorado.htm

https://travel.usnews.com/Vail_CO/Things_To_Do/Betty_Ford_Alpine_Gardens_62178/https://discovervail.com/event/vail-farmers-market/2021-07-11/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/31/arts/dance/vail-festival-returns-this-summer.html