Bike Demonstrations, Jazz Music, Art Exhibits and More at Beaver Creek | Tricia’s weekend picks 09/04/20
Outdoor eagle festival
If you’re wondering what to do this Labor Day weekend, head to Eagle for some fun on the trails and in town. The Eagle Outside Festival is back with equipment demonstrations, races, group bike rides, skills clinics and contests. As event organizer Mike McCormack puts it, it’s a âfull weekend of naniganizationâ.
If you’re looking for the latest in cycling technology, take part in equipment demonstrations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to the bike-focused events, there is also an Eagle’s Got Talent contest and a Colorado Karaoke contest. Children will also have fun with the Stryder races. For a full schedule, visit eofestival.wpengine.com.
The weekend kicks off with First Fridays at Eagle Ranch, an event that runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. Look for fun activities, great food and drink deals, live music, unique vendors, yoga, and more. Check out some of the fun themes First Friday is throwing like ‘Magnum PI Night’ at new The Assembly restaurant: wine magnums, island cocktails, Hawaiian shirts and maybe a Tom Selleck mustache. Or try your hand at ax throwing at Boneyard and yoga in Brush Creek Park.
Virtually Vail Jazz
For 26 years, the annual Vail Jazz Party has been held throughout the weekend with performances at the Vail Marriott, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Lionshead and beyond. As they are unable to accommodate large crowds this year, the Vail Jazz Foundation has decided to present Virtually Vail Jazz: A Labor Day Weekend Celebration. The Foundation will share jazz virtually, via its Facebook page, throughout the weekend.
âWe had the chance to present Jazz in the Park. But it doesn’t seem like the end of summer without the Vail Jazz Party. Virtually Vail Jazz is our way of bringing music to people. We all need it right now, âsaid Meghan Scallen, Marketing Manager for the Vail Jazz Foundation.
Friday’s virtual celebration will bring a live broadcast of the latest Jazz in the Park show (which is already sold out for in-person seating), a screening of the Foundation’s new documentary film, and the 25th anniversary finale of the Vail Jazz Atelier. Saturday and Sunday will have jazz interludes as well as additional surprise performances from some of the artists at Vail Jazz. On Labor Day, the party doesn’t stop. Turn up the volume as the organization celebrates its Vail Jazz Party 2020 lineup with videos of some past performances.
Schedule (Schedule subject to change) Visit vailjazz.org for the full program and updates.
5:00 p.m. – Jazz in the Park livestream with Media Noche Hornado
7 p.m. – Documentary
7:30 p.m. – Workshop final
5:00 p.m. – Jazz Interludes – Premiere of the fall series with Diego Figueiredo
6 p.m. – Surprise show!
7 p.m. – Diego Figueiredo – Concert from Brazil
10 a.m. Jazz Interludes – Gospel Premiere of the Fall Series with Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd
11:00 a.m. – Howard University Gospel Choir – Kennedy Center Rerun – Millennium Stage September 25, 2016
9 am-5pm – Replay of the performances of the Vail Jazz Party 2020 lineup
Avon Art Festival
Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon is packed with activities this weekend, but in addition to paddle boats, sand volleyball and picnics, the visual arts will be on display during the Avon Art Festival.
Join other art lovers in this Labor Day weekend celebration of fine visual arts and crafts in beautiful surroundings. This show is a jury show, so you see some of the best art from over 80 artists across the country. These artists represent a wide variety of mediums ranging from oil painting and watercolor, mixed media, jewelry, woodworking and more.
This free arts and crafts festival takes place downtown on the Main Street Mall in Avon on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit avon.org/events.
Speaking of art, the Vail Valley Art Guild is hosting a First Friday event at their Minturn gallery on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Soodi Kick, an art painter and Scott Pope, a photographer, will exhibit works. Kick’s images have a very dreamlike appearance with magical animals and human figures floating across the landscape. Soodi uses vivid colors and textures to give an ethereal effect. Pope began to become addicted to photography at the University of Oklahoma and he extends his creativity beyond film and creates works that have a more “painter” aspect.
Stop by the Kitchen, which has been generously donated to the Vail Valley Art Guild by the Minturn Community Fund. It is located at 291 Main Street next to Rocky Mountain Taco. For more information visit vailvalleyartguild.org.
Beaver Creek Events
While we won’t have omp-ah music this weekend at the annual Oktoberfest celebration, we’ll still have a party vibe in Beaver Creek with live music and restaurant offerings, kids’ activities. and more. And if you fancy some omp-ah music, Helmut Fricker will be releasing his accordion, alphorn and lederhosen for his regular Sunday time slot. Here’s how the weekend will unfold:
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – FAC Live music with Twang Box
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Silent disco dance
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Silent disco dance
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Fossil Posse Dinosaur Adventures
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Helmut Fricker
The Centennial Elevator is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations until Labor Day. Then it switches to a Saturday and Sunday schedule until September 27. For more information, visit beavercreek.com.
Sunset LIVE! in Avon
Continue the holiday weekend with some live music on Lake Nottingham in Avon. Sunset LIVE! was a fun weekly showcase of local musical acts on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free concerts take place behind the Avon Performance Pavilion. The Saucy Bees will play the tunes on the lake.
Listen to live music from the lake or shore, or from a paddleboard. Grab a fishing rod, have a picnic, or just enjoy the sunset. Bring your own garden chairs as space is limited. For more information, visit avon.org.