While enjoying your stay at a Vail vacation home, be sure to catch a festival or a special event in this Colorado town. After all, the town of Vail is not only home to the second largest single ski mountain in North America; it also plays host to a number of annual cultural events you wouldn't want to miss.
Vail Film Festival
A 4-day event, The Vail Film Festival has been taking place annually in the largest ski resort in North America around late March or early April since 2004. Hailed by MovieMaker magazine as one of the top 10 best destination film festivals in the world, the festival has attracted more than 14,000 attendees and more than 300 filmmakers. The festival, founded by Sean and Scott Cross, has previously screened films like Before Sunset, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, and the directorial debuts of Luke Wilson and David Duchovny.
The Taste of Vail
Have a "taste the Vail Valley lifestyle" while vacationing in one of the cozy Vail homes by attending The Taste of Vail. Held in a number of venues in North America's #1 ski resort, this spring food and wine festival is a yearly 4-day event that draws more than 5,000 attendees. The festival features the Valley's premier restaurants like Terra Bistro and Toscanini; first-rate wines produced by the world's top wineries; the Colorado Lamb Cook-Off and Apres Ski Tasting; the well-liked Mountain Top Picnic via the Eagle Bahn Express Gondola; the Grand Tasting and Dinner Dance; and various seminars.
Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival
Created in 1987 by John Giovando and acclaimed violinist Ida Kavafian, the annual Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival brings world-class orchestras and soloists from around the globe to the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains. The festival runs from late June through early August, making it a summer tradition that chamber music enthusiasts look forward to. The concerts are held in The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater located below Ford Park, The Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek, and lodges and private residences throughout the Valley. The festival has played host to esteemed orchestras like The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, and soloists such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and flutist Eugenia Zukerman.
Vail International Dance Festival
Held in late July or early August, The Vail International Dance
Festival gathers the world's finest dancers, choreographers and
musicians to Vail for a 2-week celebration of dance. The program
features a variety of styles from ballet to Broadway to ballroom to
breakdance, with frequent guest artists from the American Ballet
Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Savion Glover of the Tony
Award-winning "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" has also graced the
VIDF stage. All ticketed performances take place in the The Gerald R.
Ford Amphitheater while off-stage events take place at the Arrabelle at
With this wide array of festivals and events, anyone housed in one of Vail's vacation homes - whether a film buff, foodie or music and dance enthusiast - will surely have a memorable stay. VacationHomes.com can help you search for a rental in Vail that will suit your needs.