Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: February 16-18

A hockey double header, two nights of Jim Gaffigan at the Vilar, and four days of Prezfest for the little ones gets us through this second weekend of February.

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff February 14, 2018

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Jim Gaffigan visits the Vilar stage for two nights of laugh-out-loud entertainment.


Prezfest at Beaver Creek

February 16, 3 to 5 p.m., Beaver Creek Village

Does your little one prefer C-SPAN over Sesame Street? If so, plan the weekend around Prezfest, the Beav's annual four-day tribute to our country's earliest leaders (in honor of President's Day weekend, of course). Friday's events feature a magic show with Uncle Sam, and a meet and greet with Teddy Roosevelt.

Kidz Night Out

February 16, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., WECMRD Fieldhouse, Edwards

If you're looking for an excuse for date night, look no further than the WECMRD's "Be My Valentine" themed Kidz Night Out, where pizza, prizes, and games are all part of the fun—plus babysitters provided by the WECMRD staff so you can plan your own big kidz night on the town ($15 for members, $20 for non members).

DeVotchKa at the Vilar

February 16, 7:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Denver-based rockers DeVotchKa (the same DeVotchKa that found commercial success with 2009's theme song for "Little Miss Sunshine") call on Beaver Creek's main stage ($35 per person).

Vail Yeti Hockey

February 16, 7:45 p.m., Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

The valley's own semiprofessional hockey team kicks off a double header against in-state rival the Pikes Peak Vigilantes with a Friday night puck drop.


Vail Fitness Competition

February 17, 8 a.m., Vail Vitality Center, Vail Village

Think you're the valley's fittest man or woman? Put your muscles to the test, with winners receiving the crown as Vail's ultimate strongman (or woman), plus three months free at the Vail Athletic Club to sweeten the deal ($20 registration).

Prezfest at Beaver Creek

February 17, 3 to 5 p.m., Beaver Creek Village

Day two of Beaver Creek's presidential-themed celebration continues, with a parade of presidents headlining the day's activities.

Black Diamond Ball

February 17, 6 p.m., Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek

The Vail Valley Foundation's annual soiree benefitting VVF programs around Eagle County is here again, this time with a Bollywood theme for attendees to get into the festive (and giving) spirit (tickets from $500).

Vail Yeti Hockey

February 17, 6:45 p.m., Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

If you missed night one of hockey action, plan on making it to the Yeti's Saturday night matchup against Colorado's Pikes Peak Vigilantes.

Jim Gaffigan at the Vilar 

February 17, 7:30 p.m., Vilar Peforming Arts Center, Beaver Creek

New York Times best-selling author and Grammy-nominated funny man Jim Gaffigan takes the Beav's main stage for two nights of laugh-out-loud entertainment ($79.50 per person).

DJ Ian Douglass at The Rose

February 17, 9 p.m., The Rose, Edwards

The Riverwalk's quintessential cocktail nook hosts a late night dance party, courtesy of Colorado music man DJ Ian Douglass.


Vail Mountain Uphill Race and Hike

February 18, 7 a.m., Lionshead Village, Vail 

The Vail Rec District's eleventh annual scramble to the top of Vail Mountain (yes, from the bottom) comes to Lionshead Village, where hikers, runners, and uphill skiers/snowboarders will tackle 2,200 vertical feet of elevation gain on their way to the finish line at Eagle's Nest. Entry fees benefit the US Men's Running Team in memory of Lyndon Ellefson, a local mountain runner who was instrumental in the team, and died in a training accident in Italy in 1998.

Prezfest at Beaver Creek

February 18, 3 to 6p.m., Beaver Creek Village

Beaver Creek's pint-sized tribute to President's Day weekend continues, with a figure skating performance on Beaver Creek Village's rink capping off the afternoon's celebrations.

Jim Gaffigan at the Vilar

February 18, 7:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan takes the stage at the Vilar for a final night of laughs.


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