Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: July 27-29

Seeing pink at the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo—plus, saying farewell to Bravo!, and hello to the Vail Dance Festival

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff July 24, 2018

The Eagle County Fair & Rodeo spends its last two days at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

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Eagle County Fair & Rodeo

July 27, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle

Friday's "Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night" at the annual Eagle County Fair & Rodeo kicks off with a morning chainsaw wood carving exhibition and livestock shows, before the main events—the PRCA rodeo (7 p.m.) followed by live music by Mark Powell & Lariat on the Main Stage (9 to 11 p.m.).

Avon Public Library Summer Movie Matinee

Jul7 27, 1 p.m., Avon Public Library, Avon

The Avon Public Library's (free!) screening of "The Greatest Showman" is welcome to kids and parents looking for a break from the summer heat.

The New York Philharmonic

July 27, 6 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

One last chance to catch Bravo! Vail before it makes its exit for the season, as the New York Philharmonic performs Ravel and Scheherazade with pianist Louis Lortie (lawn seats $38 per person, amphitheater seating $99 to $149).


Eagle County Fair & Rodeo

July 28, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle

One last chance to catch livestock shows and auctions, pretty baby contests, and carnival fun before live music closes out the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo on the event's "Patriotic Night."

3rd Annual Roadhouse Mountain Bike Ride

July 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beaver Creek Mountain

Local nonprofit SOS Outreach hosts a fundraiser ride on Beaver Creek Mountain, with 6-mile or 13.5-mile singletrack options  ($45 for individual riders, $200 for teams of 5, $350 for teams of 10).

The Vail Dance Festival's Opening Night

July 28, 7:30 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail 

The Vail Dance Festival  kicks off its 30th season in Vail with an opening night that includes everyone from prima ballerina Tiler Peck of the New York City Ballet to Memphis jooker Lil Buck ($23 for lawn seating, $50 to $113 for amphitheater seating).

The Shining

July 28, 11:15 p.m., Blue Starlite Drive-In, Minturn

A spooky night at the The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park may have inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, and Stanley Kubric may have chosen Oregon's Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood for exterior shots of the fictional Overlook Hotel in the film, but Josh Frank sagely selected the mountain town of Minturn as the venue for America's highest pop-up outdoor picture show, and Kubric's classic as the encore (following a 7:30 p.m. screening of The Goonies) on Blue Starlite's penultimate night in the valley. ($15/vehicle + $7/person).


American Ballet Theatre

July 29, 7:30 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Ampitheater

One of America's oldest and most prestigious dance companies takes the stage at Golden Peak, where the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra provides the live score of Leonard Bernstein hits for the evening's performance ($23 for lawn seats, $50 to $125 for reserved seating).

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