Beaver Creek will play host to a wide selection of special events and activities this coming summer season. Whether an adventurist, foodie, culturist or someone looking for family-friendly fun, the resort will have many options to choose from.
Short Track MTB race
Back for 2012, the VRD presents a spring bike series to get riders ready for the upcoming bike season. No points or prizes…just a fun way to get in shape after a long winter. Races will take place on a short, dirt loop and racers have 20 minutes to ride as many laps as possible in that time. Kids’ races will be 5 and 10 minutes in length. There will be after parties after each race where you will celebrate with a raffle and adult participants will get free beer. For more information, call 970.479.2280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Beaver Creek’s 9th annual Blues Brews and BBQ event signals the beginning of summertime in the mountains Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-27, 2012. Visiting chefs from all over the country, as well as Vail Valley favorites, serve up delicious barbecue fare complemented by microbrews provided by a variety of breweries. Taste your way around the plaza while listening to a full lineup of free blues concerts each day. Bring the whole family as kids’ activities are offered for the young and young at heart.
Not for the faint of heart, Tough Mudder at Beaver Creek puts athletes of all levels to the ultimate test, and Beaver Creek takes it a step further with a start elevation of 8,100 feet. Described as a mix of Ironman meets Burning Man, Tough Mudder tests competitors’ all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. The 10+-mile obstacle course is complete with 22 military-style challenges including electric shocks, ice-cold plunges, eight-foot walls, barbed-wire crawls, 100-foot long mud pits and the patented FireWalker gauntlet of flames. Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder is recognized as the most difficult mud-run on the circuit and simply completing the course is a badge of honor as not everyone will be able to cross the finish line. For registration information and complete details visit www.toughmudder.com.
Summer Solstice Trail Run
Celebrate the longest day of the year by participating in a 5K or 10K trail run, and let the little ones enjoy the kids K. Post-race entrants will enjoy live music, barbecue and drinks outside at Creekside Park.
Suzuki Music Camp
Beaver Creek transforms into a magical musical village with the Colorado Suzuki Music Camp which provides music students with the opportunity to supplement learning in this majestic mountain environment. Students and their families descend upon Beaver Creek each summer and fill the visit with amazing sounds. For more information visit www.coloradosuzuki.org
June 22, 23, 29, 30
Culinary Demonstration Series
Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5:00pm from June 22 through September 15. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends. Make sure to check out the complete schedule on www.beavercreek.com so you don't miss out on the action..
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its eleventh season Thursday nights through August 16th. The full lineup of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the covered bridge in Beaver Creek Village. Gates open at 5 p.m. and bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbeque offered by Vail Valley Restaurants.
Beaver Creek Music Experience featuring Jazz, Soul and Funk
The Beaver Creek Music Experience encompasses four weeks throughout the summer and covers three major genres of music. Week one focuses on Jazz, Soul and Funk. Our goal is to provide our attendees with a total experience through workshops given by genre experts as well as concerts. The summer will culminate with a Grand Concert showcasing all of the featured music genres.
Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the birth of our nation under the blue skies of Beaver Creek. Ride the Centennial chair lift up to Spruce Saddle with your mountain bike and cruise down. Try fly fishing on the Eagle River or nearby creeks. Whatever you choose to do by day, head to the Beaver Creek back lawn located next to the Centennial Chair lift by night for a celebration for all ages. Enjoy two free outdoor concerts that are sure to keep the whole family entertained. Great food and fireworks top off this evening that is not to be missed.
Beaver Creek Music Experience featuring Americana (Country/Bluegrass/Roots)
The Beaver Creek Music Experience encompasses four weeks throughout the summer and covers three major genres of music. Week two focuses on Country, Bluegrass and Roots music. Our goal is to provide our attendees with a total experience through workshops given by genre experts as well as concerts. The summer will culminate with a Grand Concert showcasing all of the featured music genres.
July 5, 12, 19
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its eleventh season Thursday nights through August 16th. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the covered bridge in Beaver Creek Village. Gates open at 5 p.m.
July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Culinary Demonstration Series
Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5:00pm from June 22 through September 15. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends.
Beaver Creek XTERRA & XTERRA Trail Run
Beaver Creek XTERRA’s off road triathlon includes a mile swim in Nottingham Lake in Avon, a mountain bike up and across Beaver Creek Mountain, gaining 2,000 vertical feet in the first five miles, plus a challenging run that climbs 1,300 vertical. The XTERRA is open to all ability levels with individual and team categories. There is also the free kids’ duathlon at Beaver Creek. Cheer on your favorite elite athletes or join them. For more information visit www.XTERRABeaverCreek.com.
Beaver Creek Antique Festival
Beaver Creek Village Plaza fills with rare and interesting antiques for an entire midsummer weekend. The annual Beaver Creek Antique Festival will host some of the finest antique vendors from around the US and will feature antique furniture (both American and European), rugs, silver, dishes, artwork, jewelry, glassware, and more. Alongside the opportunity to view and purchase antiques, a variety of food booths and culinary demonstrations in the Culinary Demonstration Tent will complement the weekend activities.
Ragnar Relay Stop
PICTURE THIS: A 200(ish) mile running relay that takes you and 11 pals, day and night, through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This running event will start in Aspen and leap frog to Vail and finish up in Breckenridge, Colorado. Get your running calendar set; now’s your chance to find your wild side as you traverse through the rocky mountain state.
Colorado Eagle River Ride
Cycling enthusiasts enjoy this non-competitive ride highlighted by a local Century route which takes riders from the base of Beaver Creek on a scenic journey north, and includes a stretch on the dirt Colorado River Road. It showcases Colorado summer at its peak and riders of all ages are welcome. For those electing shorter distances, choose from 100-km or a 42-mile bike ride along the Eagle River. Locals will tell you to look for the ice cream truck at the Dotsero aid station- it’s a must-indulge treat along the way. No matter the distance, camaraderie and great fun are guaranteed along this fully supported ride, which ends with a party in Beaver Creek.
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*Culinary demonstrations take place select Friday and Saturdays at 5pm. On festival weekend’s demonstrations will take place three times daily at 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm. Visit www.beavercreek.com for the most up-to-date calendar.