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Culture & Performing Arts

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum

For over 40 years the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum has been dedicated to safeguarding the spirit and evolution of snow sports and their contribution to Colorado's history. Come enjoy interactive exhibits illustrating the history of Vail, skiing and snowboarding, and the 10th Mountain Division. The museum is open daily in the summer from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is located in the upper level of the Vail Village parking structure. Admission is free so check it out on your own, or join a guided museum tour on Tuesdays and Fridays. For more information please visit www.skimuseum.net

Bravo! Vail Music Festival

The glorious sounds of orchestral and chamber music will once again fill the air of the majestic Rocky Mountains this summer. Celebrating 29 years, Bravo brings over 40 acclaimed soloists, ensembles, and four outstanding resident orchestras – Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Vail International Dance Festival

This year ushers in a new era for the Vail International Dance Festival. With new Artistic Director Damian Woetzel at the helm, the festival promises to bring the finest dance in the world to Vail. Featuring performances by tap genius Savion Glover, the critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest Ballet, the highly anticipated world-wide debut of Morpheses/The Wheeldon Company and the return of audience favorite showcases International Evenings of Dance and Ballroom’s Best, the festival is poised to be the biggest and best yet. Presented by the Vail Valley Foundation.

Vail Jazz Festival

This event features the world's greatest jazz musicians in over twenty-four hours of music over Labor Day Weekend. Hosted at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, the Labor Day Weekend Party brings together the best jazz musicians in an intimate, cabaret-style setting for a blend of jazz music not found anywhere else!

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Come outdoors for the rockin' social event of the season with hot bands in a casual, up-beat setting. All for free! Presented by the Vail Valley Foundation.

Vail Summer Art Institute

The 2016 Vail Summer Art Institute brings together a large number of summer art programs in the Vail Valley including full day workshops, half day classes, public art events and children's programs. This umbrella program is sponsored by the Vail Valley Art Guild (VVAG) and Colorado Mountain College.  Other co-sponsoer include Art on the Rockies, the Alpine Arts Center, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Art in Public Places and the Town of Avon.  Youth programs are offered by Alpine Arts Center.   


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