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What to do in Vail and Beaver Creek This Weekend

Friday, July 9, 2010
With so much going on in Vail and Beaver Creek, you're sure to find something fun to do on your Colorado vacation! There is something for everyone and I've tried to highlight the best-of-the-best this weekend. Make sure to check out our events calendar for a full, detailed list of what's going on in Vail and Beaver Creek.

Enjoy!

Friday, July 7:

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Presents the Philadelphia Orchestra: 6:00pm, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail - The amazing Philadelphia Orchestra will be presenting a night of classical Russian Revelry including Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky.

Friday Afternoon Clubs:

•Lionshead: 5-8pm, Eagle's Nest - Ride up the gondola and enjoy amazing views along with fun for the whole family! With kids activities, food, and drink specials, this the one of the best FAC's for families.
•Beaver Creek Village: 5-7:30pm, Park Hyatt (next to the Buckaroo Gondola) - This fun, family event (also called Fridays at the Park) includes fun and games, kids crafts, giveaways, live music, volleyball, free smores, kiddie drinks, propcorn and snocones, and much more! Free for the whole family and open to all ages.
•Arrowhead: 4-7pm, Broken Arrow Restaurant - Park at the free Arrowhead skiers lot and come on up for free live entertainment, food and drink specials, Blinky's Grill, horsehoes and lawn games for the family, and more.
Saturday, July 7:

Edwards Farmers Market: 9:30am - 1pm, Edwards Corner - The Edwards Farmers Market is in the 7th year of operation, providing locals with fresh, local farm and gourmet food products. Bring yourself, your kids, and your dog!

Minturn Farmers Market: 9am - 2pm, Minturn Center - More than 145 vendors and 45,000 people attend the Minturn Market, making this weekly outdoor event one of the largest farmer’s market in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The market includes local produce, live music, food stands and more.

Lionshead Saturday Afternoon Club: 3-6pm, Lionhead Village - A family focussed, free event that offers a variety of activities and entertainment, from arts and crafts to a pizza tossing competition. This year also featuring the Raptor Rendezvous and a mountain top scavenger hunt. The Lionshead Saturday Afternoon Club promises fun for the whole family.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival presents the Philadelphia Orchestra: 6pm, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail - The Philadelphia Orchestra continues with a Music of Many World classical music performance including Berlioz, Debussy, and Dvorak.

Triple Bypass Bike Ride: All Day, Evergreen to Avon -This epic bike race crosses three Colorado Rocky Mountain passes (Squaw, 11,140'; Loveland, 11,990'; Vail, 10,560') on one 120-mile lung-busting day! This 3,500 rider, point to point bike ride begins in Evergreen and finishes in Avon with over 10,000 feet of climbing along the way.

Sunday, July 11:

Vail Farmers Market and Art Show: 9am - 3pm, Vail Village - The Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show is the largest farmers' market in Colorado. There are more than 100 vendor tents weekly along with two live music venues and activities for kids. Vendors in colorful tents sell farm fresh fruits & vegetables and delicious foods & snacks. Local artists & artisans display and explain their finest works. Stop by just to buy the freshest foods and go, to have lunch, to browse the many tents and nearby shops & galleries or to enjoy all the activites.

Triple Bypass Bike Ride: All Day, Evergreen to Avon -This epic bike race crosses three Colorado Rocky Mountain passes (Squaw, 11,140'; Loveland, 11,990'; Vail, 10,560') on one 120-mile lung-busting day! This 3,500 rider, point to point bike ride begins in Evergreen and finishes in Avon with over 10,000 feet of climbing along the way.

Learn to Climb: 6-7pm, Beaver Creek - Come to the Beaver Creek climbing wall located at the base of the mountain to learn the basics of rock climbing. This free event is great for families.