Oktoberfest festivities in Lionshead Village.

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Friday

 
 
 
Oktoberfest

September 7, 12 to 10 p.m., Lionshead Village

The second of the valley's three Oktoberfest celebrations begins on Friday in Lionshead with live music from the Average German Band and a village-spanning biergarden. vailoktoberfest.com

Septemberfest

September 7, 3:30 to 10 p.m., Eagle

Eagle's two-day music festival is one last chance to toast the summer's waning weeks, with beer from local brewery 7 Hermits and live music from Karl Denson's Tiny Universe set to rock the town Friday night. The best part? A portion of the proceeds raised go to the Eagle River Fire Protection District's "Fill the Boot" campaign that benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association (two-day tickets available for $15-$35 per person). septemberfesteagle.com

Zoppé Italian Family Circus

September 7, 4 & 7 p.m., Nottingham Park, Avon

Nino the Clown and the Zoppé family return to Avon for a double header of circus action lakeside at Nottingham Park (general admission $25 per person, VIP pricing available from $40 to $50 per person). zoppecolorado.com

BMHS Color Run

September 7, 5 p.m., Battle Mountain High School, Edwards

Battle Mountain High School hosts a 5k run around local neighborhoods, with "color stations" for participants to cover their fellow racers and friends with (non-toxic) powders the spectrum of the rainbow. eagleschools.net

Saturday

 
 
Mountain Rats Long Distance Races & Septemberfest 5k Run

September 8, 7:30 a.m., Eagle Ranch Village

The town of Eagle's Septemberfest continues, with 5k, marathon, heavy half marathon, and 50k trail races set for Saturday morning's lineup. Don't miss the runners' recovery room at local studio Yoga Off Broadway, or the awards ceremony at Color Coffee Roasters after the event. septemberfesteagle.com

Evans Chaffee Kickball Classic

September 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eagle-Vail fields, Eagle-Vail

The Vail Valley Foundation's advertises Saturday morning's kickball classic as a chance to "kick for a cause," with proceeds from the tournament benefitting local nonprofit Youth Power 365. Although, if you can't find enough people to round out a team, the event's free pancake breakfast is a good cause to check it out, and stick around for the action ($550 per team of 8-12 people). youthpower365.org

8th Annual Wheels and Wings Festival

September 8, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Vail Valley Jet Center, Gypsum

The Vail Valley Jet Center opens its hangars to all for a day-long car and air show—plus, plenty of free kids' activities and a classic car auction (family pricing with parking available for $45, with VIP ticket pricing available from $250 to $1000). eventbrite.com

Oktoberfest

September 8, 12 to 10 p.m., Lionshead Village

Day two of Lionshead Village's Oktoberfest kicks off with music from longtime, accordion-wielding local Helmut Fricker and his band, along with keg bowling, and a Bavarian costume contest. vailoktoberfest.com

Septemberfest

September 8, 3:30 to 10 p.m., Eagle

Don't miss the final day of Eagle's Septemberfest celebration, which features live music from The Wailers of Bob Marley fame (two-day tickets available for $15-$35 per person). septemberfesteagle.com

Zoppé Italian Family Circus

September 8, 1, 4, & 7 p.m., Nottingham Park, Avon

Catch the Zoppé Italian Family Circus troupe as they fly through the air over the course of three performances at Avon's Nottingham Park (general admission $25 per person, VIP pricing available from $40 to $50 per person). zoppecolorado.com

Sunday

 
 
Zoppé Italian Family Circus

September 9, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Nottingham Park, Avon

Two last performances by the Zoppé Italian Family Circus before they hit the road (general admission $25 per person, VIP pricing available from $40 to $50 per person). zoppecolorado.com

Oktoberfest

September 9, 12 to 6 p.m., Lionshead Village, Vail

Save your strength for the final day of Lionshead's Oktoberfest, when the stein lifting competition goes down in primetime (along with live music from the Average German Band). vailoktoberfest.com

 

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