All the Wonderful Things to Do in Vail in Summer
Summer in Vail is a magical time — you can hike through aspen-filled forests, bike down thrilling singletrack trails or meandering paved paths, recharge at tranquil spas or discover unique experiences only Vail can offer.
From luxury hotels and romantic lodge rooms to fully equipped, multi-room condos, Vail’s Bavarian-style villages offer variety of accommodations. And, whether you stay in the center of the village action or tuck into a neighborhood close to town, the world-class dining, locally owned shopping and energetic nightlife is always nearby.
The town’s summer events and happenings are yet another reason to visit Vail, with an incredible lineup of live music, internationally recognized arts and cultural events, delectable culinary offerings and more surprises from May through October. See the full calendar.
The summer-long concert series at Vail’s Ford Amphitheater returns with headliner music from well-known rock, pop, country and bluegrass artists. See live music at the natural, outdoor Ford “Amp” that’s set under the glittering stars, surrounding by a startling mountain backdrop. Get up close and personal with covered reserved seating or spread out with general-admission lawn seating. Just make sure to grab a ticket to these not-to-miss shows, as they might sell out. Find all the concert details.
Vail is a hub for outdoor adventures, and this is demonstrated in several high-adrenaline events — including the Whitewater Race series in spring, the iconic GoPro Mountain Games in June, the Kids Adventure Games in August, and trail-running and mountain-bike races running all summer long. Each offers the chance to participate, if you’re up to the challenge, or watch and cheer on the competitors. Learn more about Vail’s adventure-focused events.
In Vail, cultural experiences run deep, with dance, music and the arts coming alive throughout the glorious summer months. World-class performances and festivals — everything from Vail Dance Festival to Bravo! Vail Music Festival — take place outdoors in one-of-a-kind settings and venues surrounded by Colorado nature. Experience Vail’s performing-arts scene.
Beyond Vail’s many restaurants, this mountain town hosts culinary events that are rich both in flavor and talent. Come hungry and ready to delight your palate with the wonders of incredible dishes and libations served across Vail’s mountains and villages. Come for Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, then return for Vail Restaurant Week. See the full Vail event lineup.
Getting to Vail
Getting to Vail is always convenient with direct flights into Vail Eagle County Airport (EGE) and Denver International Airport (DEN) and connecting flights from all over the United States and the world. Find airline and transportation information.
Plan Your Trip
It’s time to dream about your summer vacation to Vail — starting with its best summer hotel offerings.
• Find only-in-Vail experiences, from lunch with a llama to goat yoga.
• Experience Vail’s most thrilling adventures, from rivers to trails.