Summer Is Here!!
With the months quickly sliding into summer, and away from the slower mud-season, we all need to get ready to fill our calendars with the many great activities that happen in our beautiful little valley. From the active events like Tough Mudder to the lazy days relaxing at an outdoor concert there is no shortage of activity for anyone around Vail this June. Here are some events I will surely be attending.
Summer Teva Mountain Games
This is a great afternoon activity for the family or a fun night trip with some friends. Becuase of the wide range of activities there is something for everyone at the Teva Games. Come during the day with the family to watch some of the mountain biking events, try a fly fishing casting clinic, or watch the dog dock dive. Then drop the kids off with a baby sitter and come back for some of the great free concerts at night. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights they are holding a free concert at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village. For more information check out their website for complete schedule and event locations. http://www.tevamountaingames.com/summer
If you didn't get enough adventure sports with the Teva Games you can get more than your fill with the 2012 Tough Mudder held on Beaver Creek Mountain. With 25,000 participants last year and around the same expected this year it makes for a fun weekend in Beaver Creek. While the racers are out killing themselves on the course there are many booths set up in the village with food and apparel for the spectators to enjoy. They also have a band playing during the day to welcome back the racers and entertain the more sane non-participants.
Eagle Farmers Market
Every Friday from 4-8PM
Starting June 15th and going through mid September the farmers market will give you a nice evening activity for the family here in Eagle. New this year, the markets will be held in Eagle Ranch on Capitol St. and will have many things on top of great locally grown and made food.
July Thursday Nights in Eagle
The Town of Eagle is continuing this popular weekly event with the free music and a host of kids' activities to keep the whole family entertained! All concerts start at 6:30 at Eagle Town Park. Feel free to bring a picnic, lawn chair, cooler or a leashed dog to this great community event.
Eagle Flight Days
This classic Eagle community event is returning for it's 51st year with everything from fighter jets to pancakes to karaoke. While the town doesn't have it's full schedule out yet for this event if it is anything like years past we know it will be great fun.
Beaver Creek Rodeo
Thursdays starting June 28th
Who doesn't like a good ol' rodeo. This event is perfect for all ages. It has the classics like bronco riding and calf roping with some great new activities like mutton busting (if you don't know what this is click here) and a mechanical bull. They also have pony rides and great BBQ for the whole family. Held at the Beaver Creek Rodeo Arena in Avon every Thursday through mid August with gates opening at 5PM.
These are just a few of things that make us locals so glad that we came for the winters but ened up staying because of the summers! If you need any more information on any of these events please contact me. There will be many more to come so I will do my best to keep you in the know. I hope to see you out there this summer!