Oh, it’s no secret that people are worried about this season, but guess what? We are here to tell those people RELAX, SIT BACK and enjoy the POWDER! Beaver Creek has the highest snow total in Colorado. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself!
Beaver Creek is starting their season off strong. The mountain, only open one week, is hosting the Birds of Prey World Cup races this weekend. Ski racers from all over the world come to Beaver Creek to compete for three days of racing events including downhill, Super G, and the Giant Slalom. The races are free and open to the public.
Let’s take a look into what’s going on this weekend. We will give you the local tips on everything you need to know in order to enjoy Beaver Creek and Vail’s events just like a local.
Beaver Creek this Weekend:
Luxury Lifestyle Festival: This is fairly new event to Beaver Creek. The “Lux Fest” as the locals are calling it is only on its second year. This year the “Lux Fest” partnered with Mountain Living Magazine. You will see amazing cars, Beaver Creek’s version of fashion week, incredible homes, all while enjoying a glass of wine and delicious treats.
The Wrap Up- The Luxury Lifestyle Festival is great for the family. The event is outside so make sure you dress accordingly. By that we mean bring a rain jacket. The weather should be perfect for this event, but those afternoon showers come in quick. Be ready to walk around the village all day. The first event starts at 10am and ends at 3pm on Saturday, so go make a day out of it! We would suggest trying the food at the festival, but if the kids are still hungry take them to Blue Moose Pizza. Save some time and park down below and take the bus up. Believe us, it’s NO fun getting all the way up and realizing the people at the gate were right…. both parking garages are full.
Vail this Weekend:
We hate to say it, but it’s the last Oktoberfest in the valley. All weekend long celebrate by drinking beer and eating brats in Vail Village. Once again, a great event for the family. There are lots of fun things for the kids from contests to dancing. If you don’t take or don’t have kids, take the bus and really soak in what Oktoberfest is about. One of our favorites will be there, Helmut Fricker. This man is amazing!
The Wrap Up- Take the kids if you have them. The weather should be perfect, but do know the whole event takes place outside. Bring a couple bottles of water to save a couple bucks to put towards the steins (the steins are a great thing to have and take home). If you plan on celebrating with beer arrange a safe ride home. There are several cabs in the area and please use them! FUN FYI- have the kids ask Helmut for a joke. He always has one up his sleeve or should we say lederhosen.
If you have questions about these events or others please comment! We want to make sure you know everything you need to know!
Get your dancing shoes on and head over to Geral R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail for tonights FREE Hot Summer Nights 8150 Urban Dance Challenge. Yeah…you read that right, dance challenge. Tonights event is sure to get you moving with five of Colorados top hip-hop crews battling it out on stage for a chance to win $1,000! The gates open at 5:30 and the competition starts at 6:30.
The Vail Valley Foundation brings some of the best concerts right here to Vail every Tuesday night. The free concerts take place at the Geral R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO. You don’t even need a ticket! Hot Summer Nights concerts are perfect for the family, but be sure you get there early to get your favorite seat. We recommend bringing a blanket, and a basket filled with snacks.
Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
August 14-Chali 2Na & the House of Vibe
August 21-Kyle Hollingsworth Band
For more information about Vail’s Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series visit www.vvf.org
We haven’t seen much buzz out there for the Edwards Family Fun Fair being held today from 10 to 4 at Fredom Park. If you want something to do on this gorgeous Saturday head over to the Freedom Park in Edwards with the entire family. This free event offers arts and crafts, balloon animals, face painting, bouncy castles and more!