Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: February 15-17

From the Black Diamond Ball to Saturday Night Live alumna at the Vilar, our top picks for the weekend.

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff February 12, 2019


Jim Belushi and company take over the Vilar on Sunday night.


20th Anniversary Black Diamond Ball

February 15, 6 to 11 p.m., Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek

The Vail Valley Foundation's 20th Anniversary Black Diamond Ball kicks off the weekend, with the theme for this year's signature  fundraising event is An Evening on the Orient Express (tickets starting at $500 per person).

10th Mountain Legacy Parade

February 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Vail Village

Skiers dressed in the traditional white uniforms worn by the 10th Mountain Division lead a torchlight ski down to the base of Gondola One, before parading down Bridge Street with military veterans. The end point is the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, which will be hosting extended hours for the event and a prime place to watch the fireworks over Vail Village.

An Evening with Leftover Salmon

February 15, 7:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Jamband pioneers Leftover Salmon take over the stage at Beaver Creek's VPAC for one night and one night only ($45 per person).

Leftover Salmon After Party with Sockeye

February 15, 9:30 p.m., Agave Nightclub, Avon

If you missed Leftover Salmon at the valley's premier stage, head over to Agave Nightclub down the hill in Avon, where local funk/rock/reggae band The Evolution will be opening for Sockeye, a Leftover Salmon spinoff band comprised of a few members of the real thing ($12 to $15).

Hot Buttered Rum at Vail Ale House

February 15, 10 p.m., Vail Ale House, West Vail

Five-piece bluegrass ensemble Hot Buttered Rum makes its way from the Bay Area to West Vail for one late night jam session ($12 per person).


Eagle Free Family Fun Fair

February 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle

Eagle's 14th annual (free!) fair for kids is indoors at the Eagle River Center, with everything from face painting to rock climbing on the family fun itinerary.

30th Anniversary of the 1989 World Alpine Skiing Championships

February 16, 12 to 2 p.m., Mid Vail, Vail Mountain

It's been 30 years since the World Alpine Skiing Championships came to Vail Mountain, and the terrace at Mid Vail (next to Gondola One) is hosting an anniversary party, with live music from Rewind. Pedestrian gondola passengers can ride up for the show, too, without needing to ski back down to the mountain base.

Alpine Journeys, Through the Lens: Chris Anthony Encore

February 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, Vail Village

Local big mountain (and Hall of Fame) skier turned historian and filmmaker Chris Anthony hosts an encore presentation of stories from the 10th Mountain Division, with beer and snacks served for the evening event ($15 for museum members, $20 for non-members).

House With a Yard

February 16, 6 to 9 p.m., Vail Brewing Company, Eagle-Vail

Colorado's own six-piece Americana rock band House With a Yard is celebrating the upcoming release of its album with a stop by Vail Brewing Company's flagship tasting room (for free!).


Vail Athletic Club Vail Mountain Winter Uphill Race & Hike

February 17, 7 a.m., Lionshead Village 

If you'd rather go up than down (and you think you have the lung capacity to handle the vert), sign up for the Vail Athletic Club's Uphill Race and Hike, where participants cover over 2.5 miles and 2,300 vertical feet of climbing from the base of Vail Mountain at Lionshead Village to the top of Eagle's Nest ($20-$40 per person).

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy

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

Former Saturday Night Live and ABC's According to Jim star Jim Belushi spends an evening at the Vilar with his comedy troupe for a night of laughs (tickets starting at &68 per person).



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