Culture in Vail

Vail is a cultural mecca with world-class dancers, musicians, artists and more calling Vail their home during the summer and winter months. We pride ourselves on being a quaint Bavarian village, while still enjoying the rich cultural offerings found in composition cities!

Due to COVID-19, some of the annual events below have been canceled.
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1. Bravo! Vail: The Bravo! Vail Music Festival brings world-renowned musicians to picturesque venues throughout Vail for nearly seven weeks, drawing music lovers from around the world. The only festival in North America to host four of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season, Bravo! Vail celebrates its 33rd season this summer!

2. Vail Dance Festival: The Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of Vail in the unique setting of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Performances include world-premieres, modern dance, classical ballet, the always popular Jukin’ and hip-hop crowd pleasers and more! Each evening is full of surprises that will delight dance enthusiasts and those along for the ride!

3. Art in Public Places & Vail’s Art Walks: The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program is one of many culturally oriented programs in the Vail Valley. The program’s intention is to assemble a collection of works of art in public places and an overall aesthetic quality equal to the excellent international reputation the town enjoys as a resort. The town of Vail’s public art collection includes over 55 works of art with 35 works created by Colorado artists. Vail’s Art in Public Places offers Wednesday Art Walks where guests can enjoy a free one-hour public art tour of Vail on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The tour winds its way through the Village with discussions of the history of the Vail Valley, the founding of Vail Mountain, the master planning of the village and the importance of site-specific art.

4. Visionbox Vail Summer Theatre Institute: This new summer program will offer high school students in the Vail Valley, Colorado and throughout the United States training rooted in graduate-level curriculum, taught by theatre professionals. An actor training studio and play development company in Denver will debut this new summer theater training program this July in Vail.