Each year the Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9'6"), two-person raft, and stand up paddle board. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river conditions. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race. Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company.
As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, the 14th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival features blues music, microbrews, and plenty of tasty barbecue. Music includes Grammy-nominated headliners North Mississippi Allstars on Saturday and Kenny Neal on Sunday. Opening acts coming soon! Food and beverage will be available for purchase from 12pm - 6pm. Guests do not need a ticket to enter the event and enjoy the music, but tickets for special events within the festival weekend will be available online in March.