Vail Arts Festival: Make a Weekend of It!


A few weeks ago I announced my 2016 summer art festival schedule. I am very excited for my first one of the season coming up in just a few days, the Vail Arts Festival! Please join me and approximately 80 other artists at the Lionshead Village in Vail. Artists representing 22 states and 13 different mediums will be showing their work and interacting with the public. The weather forecast looks great for the weekend, so please come out! Admission is free.

Friday, June 24th, 10-5
Saturday, June 25th, 10-5
Sunday, June 26th, 10-4

Summertime in the Colorado mountains is such a great time to visit. The temperatures are mild and there is so much to do! In addition to hiking, biking, rafting, golfing, climbing and more, there are tons of events going on! I’ve decided to share some other fun activities happening in each of the towns to which I’ll be traveling for art festivals. This post of course is all about Vail…but stay tuned for more posts like this one throughout the summer!

June 24th, 4-8 PM
Cost: FREE!
“New in 2016, Vail kicks off the summer season with Vail SummerFest, a celebration of the diverse events and programs that Vail has to offer throughout the summer months. On Friday, June 24th, residents and visitors alike are invited to learn about these programs and
organizations, complete with live music, activities, and food and drink.”

vail-family-fun-festVail Family Fun Fest
June 25th, 11-3
Cost: FREE!
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and enjoy arts and crafts projects, a science tent, games, and more! All meant to provide a great setting for families to relax and play together.

Vail Farmers’ Market Farm to Table Dinner
June 25th, 6-8
Cost: $90-$95
“Please join us for a chef-crafted dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, featuring seasonal and local ingredients. Dinner will be held rain or shine, so please dress accordingly and bring your sense of outdoor culinary adventure!”

Bell_PeppersVail Farmers’ Market
June 26th, 10-3:30 (held Sundays through October 2)
Cost: FREE!
The Vail Farmers’ Market is known as one of the best and biggest farmers’ markets in the mountains of Colorado. Enjoy 40 food vendors, arts and crafts booths, live music, and more!

So come to Vail for a day or make a weekend of it! I look forward to seeing you at the Vail Arts Festival this year!