Five to Try in June

Our Vail Valley must-do's this June? Everything from a weekend-long party in downtown Eagle to Bravo! Vail's 2018 season premiere, and of course, the GoPro Mountain Games

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff May 23, 2018

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The GoPro Mountain Games kick off June 7 in Vail Village.

Bonfire Block Party

June 1 & 2, Eagle

Didn't catch last year's inaugural, weekend-long party in downtown Eagle? You're in luck—the Bonfire Block Party is back, this time bringing big musical guests like Galactic, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Record Company to two stages all weekend, with food trucks and brews, of course, from Bonfire Brewing. The event kicks off on Friday (3:3o p.m.), and continues through Saturday (starting at 2 p.m.). Don't miss: Sunday's Bloodies & Brass (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), where the Dirty Dozen Brass Band puts on one last show featuring a full brunch spread, and complimentary Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar ($20 for general admission to the Block Party, $30 for Bloodies & Brass).

GoPro Mountain Games

June 7-10, Vail Village

A sure sign summer has returned to the Vail Valley: GoPro Games takes over Vail Village for four days of action sports, concerts, vendor tents, and—of course—dock dogs, a crowd favorite where the masses cheer the event's four-legged athletes as they leap from a makeshift dock at Golden Peak. Other must-sees: the only World Cup Climbing stop in the United States, kayaking down Gore Creek, an International Slackline Invitational. The best part? Free admission to all events.

Vail Craft Beer Classic

June 14-17, Vail Village

What can top brewer's dinner that pairs four courses with craft brews (June 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Vail Ale House, West Vail; $65)? The Vail Craft Beer Classic's Sip at the Summit—the highest-altitude beer tasting event in Colorado (June 15, 6-9 p.m.; $65)—where dozens of Colorado brewers will pour samples for toasting Mount of the Holy Cross from Eagle's Nest on Vail Mountain. We're sure Dad's pick for the weekend, however, will be the Father's Day Beerunch (June 17, 10 a.m.; $45), a brunch spread at the Four Seasons where the bubbly is beer provided by local brewpub Bonfire Brewing.

Dispatch & Nahko and Medicine for the People

June 16, Vail Village

The latest addition to the Vail Valley Foundation's packed summer schedule is the Whistle Pig concert series, a musical showcase at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater featuring high-profile rock bands playing to the masses on the lawn at Golden Peak. Indie rockers Dispatch and guests Nahko and Medicine for the People jumpstart the event with a one-night show (6:30 p.m., $49.50), followed by the legendary Robert Plant on June 19 (8 p.m., $69-$214).

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

June 21-24, Vail

Another sign that summer is here? Bravo! Vail's first orchestra takes residence at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, where London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields kicks off the classical music festival's summer lineup with three nights of performances (6 p.m., lawn tickets, $38, include chair rental).

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