What is Happening in Vail in Summer 2023-The Ultimate Denver to Vail Summer Guide

Visit beautiful Vail, Colorado, for summer adventure including family fun, live music, garden tours, kid camps, culinary events, mountain biking, golfing, hiking, rafting, fishing, horseback riding, Jeep tours, wildlife watching, and much more. The Colorado Rocky Mountains dazzle with summer splendor and the Vail Valley is at the heart of it all, with activities for everyone.

Why Vail is a Must-Visit During the Summer

Vail, Colorado, is famous worldwide for its winter sports but the valley is equally wonderful in the summer, too. The snow melts into singing rivers and the mountainsides transform into meadows filled with wildflowers and wildlife. Meanwhile, Vail and nearby towns offer nearly non-stop activities and attractions, including music and sporting events that draw international-level performers and competitors.

Travelers also can just relax and view the scenery under the warm Colorado sunshine on perfect-temperature days, marveling at forest-covered hills and towering peaks, and in the evenings enjoy the refreshing, pine-scented air as they watch multi-hued sunsets and star-studded night skies. They also can wander through the charming, Alpine-style village that’s home to world-class dining, luxurious accommodations, high-end shopping, and top-notch entertainment.

Vail Summer 2023 Highlights

The Vail area offers a whole summer’s worth of fun. Summer-long activities include hiking (also known as trekking, walking, or rambling) and the Vail Valley has trails suitable for almost every visitor. Families with small children or slower elders might enjoy Vail’s easy, one-mile-long (1.6 kilometers) Stream Walk Trail that starts at the historic Gore Creek covered bridge, which you’ll see as you enter the town. Find a slightly longer walk in nearby Beaver Creek at the Village Loop, with options from just 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) or up to 6 miles (almost 10 kilometers) in length. For a more athletic adventure, drive 15 miles north of Vail to the Upper Piney Lake Trail and an out-and-back wilderness hike totaling 6 miles (10 kilometers) that includes a scenic lake and cascading waterfall. You can take your dogs but keep them leashed.

For cyclists, the Vail area sports everything from paved, river-side trails to challenging mountain biking adventures. Local road-bike rides include loops around Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, and nearby Edwards. A more challenging ride of 17.4 miles (28 kilometers) follows a paved path east and uphill (for 1,900 feet or 580 meters) to Vail Pass, at an elevation of 10,600 feet (3,230 meters). Mountain bikers also can ride easy to moderate gravel or dirt roads on nearby National Forests or on Vail resort’s mountain bike trails, which range from moderate to expert.

Rafting on the Eagle or Colorado Rivers also is popular, but visitors should go with any of the professional, licensed guide services in the Vail area. Rapids are ranked from Class I, which means easy and small waves, to Class V, which means hard-core, frequent, and very large waves, so choose the river adventure that’s best for your family or group.
Fishing also will be more delightful if you hire experienced, local guides who can take you to the best spots whether you enjoy spin-casting or fly-fishing. Kids under age 16 can fish for free but adults must buy a Colorado fishing license (available at most sporting goods stores and guide services), which can be purchased for a day, a week, or a whole year.

Golfers can debate whether the ball flies farther at high altitude while they enjoy any of the 11 area courses, including Beaver Creek, Gypsum, Red Sky Ranch, Eagle Ranch, Eagle-Vail, Sonnenalp, and three different courses at the Club at Cordillera. The courses range from beginner to championship levels, and some have been designed by the sport’s best-known names such as Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. The area even has a miniature golf course.
Kids might enjoy Ziplines, climbing walls, mini golf, summer tubing, bungee and trampoline adventures, playgrounds, water features, mountain coasters, and more. Parents can find babysitters and equipment for children in the Vail area, too.

Families also might enjoy riding the gondola up the Vail ski resort’s mountain, where they can partake in yoga classes, mountain bike, enjoy a meal, or just soak up the gorgeous view.
Visitors seeking a more relaxing day can stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

Top Events and Festivals

Vail 2023 Top Events and Festivals

The Vail Valley’s non-stop summer fun includes live music concerts and festivals, live theater, international art shows (featuring 60 renowned artists); sports competitions (including mountain biking events), farmers’ markets, culinary classes, kid camps, yoga on the mountain, and other adventures.

August 15

The Head & The Heart x Father John Misty | AMP Summer Concerts 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camp Vail Summer Kids’ Day Camp

August 16

Summer Wednesday Art Walks 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Sebastian Summer Dinner Series 2023 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Head & The Heart x Father John Misty | AMP Summer Concerts 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camp Vail Summer Kids’ Day Camp

August 17

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Chefs In The Garden
Camp Vail Summer Kids’ Day Camp
29th Annual Vail Jazz Festival 6:00 pm – 10 pm
Hot Summer Nights | Hogslop String Band 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding | Vail Valley Theatre Company 6:30 pm – 9 pm

August 18

All Day: Vail Fine Arts Festival
Camp Vail Summer Kids’ Day Camp
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding | Vail Valley Theatre Company 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

August 19

All Day: Vail Fine Arts Festival
Vail Mountain Top Yoga 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding | Vail Valley Theatre Company 6:30 pm- 10 pm
Mt. Joy | AMP Summer Concerts 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

August 20

All Day: Vail Fine Arts Festival

Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding | Vail Valley Theatre Company 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

August 22

Town of Vail Art Series 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hot Summer Nights | Jimi’s Dead 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

August 23

Summer Wednesday Art Walks 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

August 24

Grace Kelly Quartet Jazz 6 pm-8 pm
29th Annual Vail Jazz Festival 8 pm- 10 pm

August 26

Vail Mountain Top Yoga 10:30 am – 11:30 am

August 27

Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

August 29

Hot Summer Nights | Fruition 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

August 30

Summer Wednesday Art Walks 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mountain Bike Town Series 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 31

29th Annual Vail Jazz Festival and Party

September 2

Pixies and Modest Mouse with Cat Power | AMP Summer Concerts — 7:30 pm
29th Annual Vail Jazz Festival and Party

September 3

29th Annual Vail Jazz Festival and Party
Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tash Sultana Concert | AMP Summer Concerts 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

September 7

VVF’s Community FREE Concert | Other Brothers 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Vail’s Historical Events Revisited in 2023

Vail's Historical Events in 2023

People have visited the Vail Valley for thousands of years. In the early 1970s, when road crews were building Interstate 70 over Vail Pass, they unearthed Ice Age artifacts that clearly showed that early Indigenous tribes had used the same route through the mountains for millennia. Where today’s visitors now hike and fish, Indigenous peoples also were walking, fishing, and foraging hundreds of years ago. In fact, in past centuries, the valley offered a summer home for the Ute tribes. The Utes called the majestic peaks of the Gore Range that overlook the valley “The Shining Mountains.” Settlers moved west into the Gore Creek Valley in the mid-1800s, turning the area into ranching and grazing land.

Hiking and mountaineering also have a long history in the area. The first known ascent of Mount of the Holy Cross, a nearby 14,000-foot peak, was made in 1873 by F. V. Hayden and photographer W. H. Jackson during one of Hayden’s geographical surveys. However, the peak may well have been ascended previously by miners or American Indians.

Vail Pass was named after a 20th Century Colorado highway engineer named Charles Vail who was part of a team that designed and built Highway U.S. 6 through the Colorado mountains — today, Interstate 70 follows much of that same route. The town, the valley, and the resort all took their names from the past.

During World War II, the U.S. Army trained soldiers specifically for mountain warfare at Camp Hale, located about 14 miles southwest of what today is Vail. After the war, members of this Army unit, known as the 10th Mountain Division, returned to Colorado and started much of the state’s ski industry.

The Vail Ski Resort was started in 1962, followed by the town of Vail’s founding in 1966. Several Vail ski runs carry names linked to the 10th Mountain Division’s history, including Riva Ridge where the soldiers fought and won a major battle – and where one of Vail Resort’s founders was wounded, but survived.

Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, an avid skier, had a second home in the Vail Valley for many years. He and his wife Betty Ford contributed generously to area charities and foundations. The Vail Valley’s public botanical gardens are named after the former first lady and an expert-level (black diamond) run at nearby Beaver Creek resort is named after President Ford.

Two of the greatest skiers in history – Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin – both trained and have lived in Vail.
Today, Vail offers both a world-class ski resort and year-round recreation, shopping, dining, and other activities. Use our easy, online reservation form to book your luxury, private trip to the Vail area with Mountain Car Service.

Kid-friendly Activities in Vail

Youngsters will be happy joining many outdoor activities that grown-ups enjoy, too. Just choose a hiking or biking trail that is within the capabilities of your youngsters, and sign up for guided rafting trips that have flat water or mild rapids.

In addition, the Vail resort and the town recreation district also offer kid camps and other activities. Kids might enjoy Ziplines, climbing walls, mini golf, summer tubing, bungee and trampoline adventures, playgrounds, water features, mountain coasters, and more. Parents also can find babysitters and equipment for children in the Vail area.
Many local businesses also rent kid-sized bikes and other equipment.

The Vail Public Library also offers toddler story time at 10 a.m. and preschool story time at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Exploring Vail’s Unique Local Traditions

Vail Local Festivals 2023

Since its founding nearly 70 years ago, the town of Vail, the resort company, and civic groups have created, funded, and managed numerous events, festivals, and venues that today form the core of the Vail Valley’s spirit and traditions. These include:
Bravo! Vail – featuring the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
• Vail Film Festival – in March or early April, annually
• Vail International Dance Festival – summer dance festival featuring major ballet and contemporary dance companies. Notable companies include the New York City Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and the San Francisco Ballet.
• Vail Lacrosse Shootout – Late June-Early July Ford Park.
• Vail Summer Bluegrass Series – Free, 4-week long bluegrass concert series in Lionshead Village; end of June – July
• Taste of Vail, First week of April: The iconic food and wine event of Vail
• Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships
• Vail Resorts Snow Days
• GoPro Mountain Games
• Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
• Vail Nature Discovery Center
• Colorado Ski Museum
• Vail Ski Resort
• Vail Nature Center

Key Landmarks and Venues Hosting Events

Here are some of the main venues hosting this summer’s events, concerts, festivals, and other activities:
The Amp/Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Vail Village Welcome Center (summer art walks starting point)
Vail Sebastian Mountain View Terrace
Vail Valley Theater Company/ at the Hyatt
Yoga/Mid-Vail Deck
Lionshead Village/ Fine Arts Festival
Tavern on the Square
Solaris Plaza
Jazz Tent at Vail Square
Howard’s Hangout
Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show
Alpine Arts Center
Mountain Bike Town Series
Vail Kids’ Camps and Kid-Friendly Activities
Vail Resorts’ Gondola

Practical Tips for Tourists

Start your outdoor adventures early in the day because Colorado’s summer mornings arrive with blue skies but afternoons usually bring thundershowers. Lightning is the biggest risk in these fast-forming storms, but getting too cold from the rain (called hypothermia) is also a hazard.

Also, remember that most visitors aren’t used to the high altitude (Vail Village sits at 8,000 feet or 2,440 meters). Take things easy the first few days of your vacation and drink plenty of water. If you get a headache, sit down and drink water – but if it persists, seek medical attention. If you feel nauseated, cut back on spicy food. Avoid alcohol or at least drink in moderation while visiting the high mountains.

Protect yourself from the intense, high-altitude sun. Most summer days in Colorado have full or partial sun, and solar rays are much stronger here at nearly two miles (3,200 meters) above sea level. Sunscreen, lip balm, sun hat, and protective clothing are necessities.

Mountain weather changes fast. Always bring a warm layer and rain jacket on any outdoor adventure. Nighttime temperatures fall quickly, too, once the sun sets behind the mountains.

Generally, when adventuring outdoors, wear clothing made from quick-drying fabrics such as Polypro, some nylon brands, silk, wool, or similar materials. Avoid wearing cotton because it holds moisture against your body, which can be dangerous when temperatures drop.

On all outdoor adventures, take plenty of water, extra food, a flashlight or headlamp, water, warm clothes, a rain jacket, a first aid kit, and a repair kit if you’re biking or ATV-ing. Trekking poles help when crossing streams and take weight off your knees.

You’ll likely want bug repellant anywhere near water, including wet mountain meadows.
Keep your cell phone charged and put it in a water-proof bag to protect against the weather — but remember that there’s no cell service in parts of the mountain valley.

Wild animals probably will be more afraid of you than you are of them, but you can stay safe – and protect the native creatures – if you follow some basic guidelines.

Give all wildlife plenty of room – if an animal changes its behavior because of your presence, you’re too close to it.
Keep any children smaller than an adult close to you and within sight and hearing distance – don’t let them run ahead and don’t let them lag behind you.

Keep dogs leashed and carry your cats or other small pets – even animals that usually leave people alone, such as coyotes, might attack a wandering dog or other pet.

Moose sometimes cause newcomers trouble because most visitors don’t expect a plant-eating animal to be dangerous. Moose stands 6 feet (1.5 meters) tall and the males’ antlers may measure 6 feet or more across. They’re highly territorial and can and will charge if you get too close – they’ll outrun you, too, so your best bet is to stay far away or hide behind a big tree.

Bears can get into any food or trash that you leave on your picnic table or in your car overnight. Most Vail area lodging and campgrounds have safe, bear-proof places to store food and dispose of trash so please use them. If you see a bear, keep your distance, and DO NOT RUN. LEAVE BEAR CUBS ALONE. Make yourself look big and talk to the animal in a firm but calm voice – chances are, it will just wander away. Colorado no longer has grizzlies so any bear you see will be Ursus americanus, also called the black bear – although they vary in color including brown, rust, and even cream-colored. In the extremely unlikely case that a bear charges, fight back with whatever you have – trekking poles, water bottle, your pack, even your camera.

Mountain lions (also called cougar, puma, catamount, or panther) are rarely seen but live throughout Colorado. If you see one, follow the same rules that you do regarding bears. Keep small children and pets close to you. DON’T RUN – it’s a cat, it’ll chase things that run. Leave lion cubs/kittens alone. Make yourself look big and talk to the animal in a firm but calm voice. It will probably run from you, but fight back if it charges.

The Vail Valley is too cold for rattlesnakes (which can live elsewhere in Colorado). The Vail area does, however, have garter snakes – they’re not venomous but their bites can cause bacterial infections so just leave all the native reptiles alone.

You will smell a skunk before you see one – they’re black and white, about the size of a large house cat, and if they turn their rear end to you, they plan to hit you with the worst smelling spray in nature. Back away fast! If your dog annoys you, you’ll have to get a special cleanser to remove the stench because plain water will worsen the odor. Just give skunks lots of room.

Porcupines move slowly and aren’t aggressive, but if your dogs stick their nose into one, you’ll have to take the pets to a vet because the barbed quills are extremely difficult to remove.
Deer, elk (wapiti), and bighorn sheep usually will shy away from people except in the very late summer into autumn, during the rut/mating season. Only watch the males fight their epic battles from a distance.

Gray wolves only now are moving back into Colorado but none have been seen in the Vail valley for generations. However, the smaller, leaner coyotes are plentiful. For both, follow the same rules as other predators – give them space, keep kids and pets close, and don’t run.

Practice the “leave no trace” ethic. Pick up your pets’ waste and dispose of it in a proper trash bin. Pack out all your trash, including orange and banana peels. If no restroom or privy/outhouse is available, then pee and defecate at least 100 feet from any trail, road, or water such as stream, river, lake, or pond. Put your toilet paper in a plastic bag, carry it out with you, and place it in a proper trash bin at the trailhead.

If traveling in, or renting, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or sport utility vehicle (SUV), follow the principles of Tread Lightly. Among other things, pack out all your trash, and always stay on the designed, marked trails and roads.
Who has the right-of-way on forest and mountain trails? Horses! have the right-of-way over any other trail users because the animals can spook and hurt their riders, themselves, or you.

Pedestrians have the legal right-of-way in Colorado over motorized vehicles or bicycles — but sometimes it’s just polite and practical to let a mountain biker go past you especially if they’re huffing and puffing up a hill.
On steep, narrow, one-lane backcountry roads, the vehicle traveling uphill has the legal right-of-way in Colorado (because it’s nearly impossible to safely back down a four-wheel-drive road.)

Don’t take boom boxes or make other loud noises on the trails, rivers, or elsewhere outdoors – many people visit Colorado to enjoy the quiet and the sounds of nature. Just use common sense and show basic courtesy in any outdoor activity and we’ll all get along.

Getting from Denver to Vail

Visit the delightful community of Vail, Colorado, with Mountain Car Service. Our clean, insured, and well-maintained fleet of black luxury all-wheel-drive SUVs is driven by experienced chauffeurs who know the scenic route well. On a clear day with good road conditions, the journey from Denver’s airport to Vail is about 2.5 hours, but bad weather can make the trip far more challenging to visitors unfamiliar with the high-altitude Interstate 70, which is the main route between Denver and Vail. But if you let our drivers handle the unpredictable highway conditions, you can still arrive at your destination feeling rested and relaxed.

By hiring Mountain Car Service, you also avoid the hassle of renting and insuring a rental car, and then finding and paying for parking in the town of Vail or at the ski area. Booking our private car service further can give you and your group flexibility for when you want to leave and arrive, and if you want to stop along the spectacular mountain journey.

For example, if you want, we can take you from the Denver airport or other metro Denver locations directly to your hotel, condo, or other lodgings, or the base of the Vail ski area. But if you prefer, we also can stop along the way for dining, shopping, sightseeing, or wildlife viewing. A favorite side trip, for instance, is a shopping excursion to the many factory outlet stores at Silverthorne, CO. It’s an easy stop just off the interstate highway.

During the trip, enjoy the breath-taking scenery:

• See the Continental Divide framed by a scenic bridge;
• Look for free-roaming buffalo (American bison) just off the roadside;
• Search for other wildlife such as elk and Big Horn sheep;
• Pass by historic mining towns;
• Gaze at peaks over 14,000 feet (4,267 meters);
• Travel nearly two miles through the highest-altitude U.S. interstate tunnel;
• Marvel as the tunnel opens to a wide alpine valley and the beautiful Lake Dillion;
• Look up at frozen waterfalls along Ten Mile Canyon;
• Note how the geology and rock colors change near magical Vail Pass;
• Descend into the scenic Vail Valley carved by Gore Creek.

Staying in Vail

The Vail Valley caters to upscale customers but middle-class families and visitors on a budget can still find accommodations with proper planning. Decide whether you mostly want to stay in or near town, or whether you’re primarily interested in wilderness adventures. Then choose whether you want an all-in-one resort, upscale hotel or lodge, mid-priced units, backcountry cabins, yurts, or other “glamping,” or if you’d rather stay in an RV or just a tent.

If you’re mostly interested in music, art, theater, guide services, or kids’ camps, then it’s best to stay in or near developed communities, including Vail/Lionshead, Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards, or nearby Minturn. Mountain Car Service can transport you between or among these towns, but not within a community – for example, we can drive you from lodging in Beaver Creek to an event in Vail and back, but not from lodging in Beaver Creek to a Beaver Creek restaurant. Vail does, however, provide free, clean, reliable bus service within these communities, and the best lodgings also offer their shuttle services.

Vail Resorts, which operates the ski area and summer gondola, has its hotels and condo rentals. These units generally are upscale but close to the mountain and within a shuttle ride of Vail’s main event venues.
Major upscale hotel chains also own or maintain prime properties in the Vail Valley, and most offer their in-town shuttle service, too.

Accommodations in Vail

Vrbo and Airbnb offer units in Vail, but their usual restrictions and rules apply. Mid-priced lodging can be found in Vail but make reservations because these affordable units are very popular. Glamping, including stays at yurts, tiny homes, and backcountry cabins, can offer visitors an unforgettable experience in the mountains while still providing many civilized amenities.

Visitors with recreational vehicles can reserve spots at several nearby RV campgrounds, too. Be aware, however, that RV parking within Vail or Beaver Creek is very limited. Commercial campgrounds and some guide services also serve RVs or tents.

The most affordable stays are campgrounds owned by the U.S. government, either on the national forests or Bureau of Land Management property near the Wolcott junction or to the west near Gypsum. Reservations are still required for many of these campgrounds, especially in the peak summer season.

Enhance Your Vail Experience

If you can enjoy an extended stay, check out the nearby historic and scenic communities, too:

Visit Glenwood Springs This historic, scenic town nestles next to the Colorado River and includes exciting Old West History, such as the place where Doc Holiday (who survived the infamous Shootout at the OK Corral) died. You also can enjoy the relaxing, natural hot springs.

Visit Leadville The historic mining town – home to Molly Brown of Titanic fame — rests at the base of Colorado’s tallest mountains and boasts some of the best hiking and four-wheeling in the state, as well as river rafting, fly fishing, and wildlife-watching.

Wrapping Up Your Vail Summer Adventure

You’ll always find something fun and exciting to do in the Vail Valley, whether you’re a new visitor or a returning traveler. Located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Vail and the surrounding areas offer everything from a luxury vacation to a rugged, wilderness adventure. The communities make themselves easy for all kinds of tourists, whether they’re families with small children and teenagers, sophisticated fans of the fine arts, foodies, music lovers, experienced hikers, and mountain climbers, avid anglers, or older travelers seeking accessible accommodations and events.

So, immerse yourself in the Vail Valley summer experience. Share feedback with us, and make early plans for next summer with us and with the many Vail area businesses.
Vail advertises itself as being “like no place on Earth,” and there’s truth to the slogan. Visit this charming village, quaint, nearby towns, and the beautiful central Colorado Rocky Mountains for the summer adventure of a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Vail, CO?

Vail is a picturesque town located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA. It is situated in Eagle County and is known for its stunning alpine scenery, outdoor activities, and vibrant cultural scene.

How far is Vail from Denver?

Vail is approximately 100 miles west of Denver, Colorado. The drive usually takes around 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The route between Denver and Vail offers beautiful views as it winds through the mountains.

What airports serve Vail and its surrounding towns?

The main airports serving Vail and its surrounding towns are Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) and Denver International Airport (DEN). Eagle County Regional Airport, also known as Eagle-Vail Airport, is the closest commercial airport to Vail. Denver International Airport, while farther away, offers a wider range of flight options and connections to various locations.

How do I get to Vail from Eagle-Vail or Denver International Airport?

From Eagle County Regional Airport, you can rent a car, use a shuttle service, or take a taxi to reach Vail, which is approximately a 30 to 45-minute drive away. From Denver International Airport, you can similarly rent a car, take a shuttle, or use various transportation services that operate between Denver and Vail.

What is Vail’s weather like in summer?

Vail’s summer weather is generally pleasant and mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). Evenings can be cooler, dropping into the 40s to 50s Fahrenheit (7-15°C). It’s recommended to bring layers, as the weather can change quickly in the mountains. Be prepared for occasional rain showers and thunderstorms, particularly in the afternoons.

Does Vail have activities for the whole family?

Absolutely! Vail offers a wide array of family-friendly activities during the summer months. Some popular options include hiking and biking on the extensive trail systems, enjoying scenic gondola rides, exploring the Vail Nature Center, trying out outdoor adventure parks with zip lines and obstacle courses, and even enjoying outdoor concerts and festivals. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is also a great spot for families to explore the beautiful alpine plant life.

Where can I get more information about Vail events?

For information about Vail events happening during the summer of 2023, you can visit the official Vail website, which will likely have an events calendar showcasing various festivals, concerts, outdoor activities, and more. Local tourism websites and visitor centers in Vail can also provide you with up-to-date information on events and happenings in the area.