Some of Vail’s most popular events are taking place over Labor Day weekend and into the fall as we count down to the autumn colors arriving soon followed by Vail Mountain’s opening day on Nov. 15.
Here’s what’s happening in town over Labor Day Weekend:
Vail Jazz Party | Aug. 29 – Sept. 2 | vailjazz.org
Through six unique performance series and three signature educational programs, Vail Jazz perpetuates jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.
Gourmet on Gore | Aug. 30- Sept. 1 | gourmetongore.com
This unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer and spirits paired with savory delights from Vail’s top culinary experts. Gourmet on Gore offers free admission and a variety of additional pairing events including Gourmet, Let’s Go!
Vail Rotary Duck Race | Sept.1 | vailduckrace.com
This annual fund-raiser takes place in Vail Village where up to 12,000 yellow rubber ducks are dumped into Gore Creek near the Covered Bridge and “race” down the river to the finish line underneath the Vail Rotary International Bridge. The Duck Race is the No. 1 fundraiser for the club and benefits local non-profits that participate in the adoption of ducks as well as local and international projects supported by the club.
Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show | Sept.1 | vailfarmersmarket.com
With over 135 tents along Meadow Drive in Vail Village, the market features Colorado’s finest including locally grown produce, international dishes, fresh baked goods and even Colorado wine. The Art Show feeds travelers’ creativity offering everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to handmade home items.
Sept. 6-8 – Vail Oktoberfest in Lionshead | vailoktoberfest.com
Sept. 6-8 – Vail Automotive Classic Show | vailautomotiveclassic.com
Sept. 8 – Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show | vailfarmersmarket.com
Sept. 13-14 – Colorado Grand | co1000.com
Sept. 13-15 – Vail Oktoberfest in Vail Village | vailoktoberfest.com
Sept. 15 – Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show | vailfarmersmarket.com
Sept. 20-21 – Taste of Vail Fall Wine & Food Classic | tasteofvail.com
Sept. 21 – 34th Annual Casual Classic Bike Ride | sonnenalpfoundation.com
Sept. 22 – Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show | vailfarmersmarket.com
Sept. 24 – Vail Social Community Potluck | vailsocial.com
Sept. 26-29 – World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships | worldfigurechampionship.com
Sept. 27-Oct.6 – Vail/Beaver Creek Restaurant Week | diningataltitude.com
Sept. 27–29 – Vail Outlier Offroad Festival | outlier.bike
Sept. 29 – Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show | vailfarmersmarket.com
For a remainder of the fall events schedule, visit vail.com.