Vail has free events in June
VAIL, Colorado In an effort to keep your social schedule full without draining your wallet in Vail, Colorado, weve done the leg work and found some of the best free events happening in Eagle County this month. One thing is for sure summer is here and theres lots to do. From documentary films to gardening seminars, and free concerts to family fun fairs, theres plenty to keep you entertained.June 3Forum on sustainable enterprisePanelists like Al Gore will talk from the Cornell Global Forum on Sustainable Enterprise. This live broadcast will show at the Vail Interfaith Chapel at 6 p.m. and is free, though donations are accepted. Call 970-476-0954 or visit vailsymposium.org. Teen movie and gaming nightThe Avon Public Library hosts teen movie and gaming night beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist will be shown. Call 970-949-6797. June 4-7 The Teva Mountain GamesThe games return to Vail with pro and amateur athletes racing, climbing, kayaking and biking. For specific event details, visit http://www.tevamountaingames.com. June 4Mountain of Music concert with Tamarama and special guest DJ Golden bThe Australian duo Tamarama is Jay Lyon and Nicolas Pottsy Potts. Their sound is a mix of folk, rock and reggae rhythms, breezy melodies and easy-going lyrics. They perform a free show at 6 p.m. at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail as part of Teva Mountain Games. Visit http://www.tevamountaingames.com. The Legendary Shack ShakersThis psychobilly rock band performs at the Sandbar in West Vail along with The Woodbox Gang. Entry to the Sandbar is free before 9 p.m. for this show (and $10 after). From 7 to 9 p.m. enjoy a locals appreciation party with free food and drink specials. Call 970-476-4314. Grow Your Mind, Green Our World programThe first in a series of educational seminars about eco-friendly green gardening methods focuses on age-old organics and why using organic practices is good for your garden and the environment. This takes place at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens from noon to 1 p.m. Call 970-476-0103 or visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org. June 5Mountain of Music concert with Meese and special guest the Pete Kilpatrick BandMeese, a vibrant Denver-based rock/pop/electronic band, performs a free show for Teva Mountain Games at 6 p.m. at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail. Indie musicians The Pete Kilpatrick Band opens. Visit http://www.tevamountaingames.com. Teva Mountain Games Outdoor Reels filmsThe film Blue Highway looks at the proposed Juneau Access Road along the Lynn Canal in Alaska. For over three decades, the fight over the new highway, a land-based road running alongside the Canal, has divided communities and left the future of the Lynn Canal in doubt. The film shows at 8 p.m. at the Lodge at Vails International Ballroom. Visit tevamountaingames.com. Fly Fishing Film TourThis collection of fishing movies aim to inspire and invigorate anglers. The tour focuses on both freshwater and saltwater film shorts, made by the best filmmakers in the business, with much of the money raised along the way going to various local and national conservation groups. This film shows at 8:45 p.m. at the Lodge at Vails International Ballroom. Visit tevamountaingames.com. June 6Mountain of Music concert with Aceyalone & The Lonely OnesAceyalone, an L.A.-based hip hop musician, weaves funk, soul, doo-woop and swing into his sound. The show is at 6 p.m. at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail. Visit http://www.tevamountaingames.com. Telluride MountainFilm: Zero Emissions TourStarting this month the MountainFilm folks are embarking on the Zero Emissions Tour, a 2,300 mile unsupported bike tour through Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Their first stop is at Teva Mountain Games on June 6 at 4 p.m. at the Lodge at Vails International Ballroom. Visit tevamountaingames.com. Grand Canyon Adventure – River at RiskThis film combines exhilarating river-rafting action on Americas most iconic river, family fun and the grandeur of the Grand Canyon to tell an engaging story of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet. The film shows at 8 p.m. at the Lodge at Vails International Ballroom. Visit tevamountaingames.com. June 8Adult summer reading begins at local librariesAvon, Eagle and Gypsum Public Libraries host the annual adult summer reading program kickoff. Visit one of the libraries to pick up a reading log. Read or listen to four books this summer and earn a prize. Visit http://www.evld.org. Childrens summer reading kickoff eventThe Beaver Creek Childrens Theatre will perform Tales from the Land of What If for children entering first through fifth grade. The event takes place at the Eagle Public Library at 11 a.m. and at the Gypsum Public Library at 1 p.m. Visit http://www.evld.org. June 10Childrens summer reading kickoff eventThe Beaver Creek Childrens Theatre will perform Tales from the Land of What If for children entering first through fifth grade. The event takes place at the Avon Public Library at 1 p.m. Visit http://www.evld.org. Active Minds event: U.S. Energy PolicyHosted by the Vail Symposium, this Active Minds program will focus on the science and politics of energy policies in the United States. Active Minds classes are like taking a college course in an hour and a half, said Vail Symposium Director Carrie Marsh. John Henderson, the co-founder of Active Minds, will teach the event at the Singletree Community Center at 5:30 p.m. Call 970-476-0954 or visit http://www.vailsymposium.org. June 13 The fourth Free Family Fun Fair returns to Edwards Freedom Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is designed for kids ages 2 to 12 and their families. The fair will include lots of free activities, including a bungee trampoline, bouncy castles, an obstacle course, a train and a climbing wall. There will also be face painting, arts and crafts and a bike rodeo. Call 970-949-0140. Edwards Farmers MarketThis market, located at The Corner in Edwards, will take place every Saturday June 13 through Sept. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find fresh Colorado produce and homemade foods like tamales and pastries. Pets are welcome and parking is free. Visit edwardsfarmersmarket.com for more information. June 16Teen summer reading kickoffProfessional actor Birgitta De Pree leads an improv acting workshop at the Gypsum Public Library from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Visit http://www.evld.org. Hot Summer Nights concert: J.J Grey & MofroJ.J Grey & Mofro kick off the free Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Ford Amphitheater with gritty funk and blistering rock. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.vvf.org. June 17Teen summer reading kickoffProfessional actor Birgitta De Pree leads an improv acting workshop at the Eagle Public Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Avon Public Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Visit http://www.evld.org. Vail Farmers MarketThis Sunday market kicks off the season on June 17. Attendees can find fresh produce, hand crafted items, breads and more in Vail Village. Visit http://www.vailfarmersmarket.com.June 19Outdoor Market AvondaleThis new market takes place rain or shine every Friday through Labor Day Weekend. It will feature live music, artists, fresh flowers, fresh produce, jewelry, clothing, chair massage and more from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 970-790-5500.June 20Healthy Home Tour & FairThis fair, put on by the Vail Symposium and the Eagle Valley Alliance, features green vendors, demonstratons, music, food, family activities, a birdhouse auction and tours of green buildings and homes. The fair takes place at Nottingham Park in Avon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 970-476-0954 or visit vailsymposium.org . Summer Solstice CelebrationThis afternoon of art, music, butterflies and garden tours takes place at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Bravo will host a free instrument petting zoo at the event, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 970-476-0103 or visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org. June 21Fathers Day Fishing DerbyTo town of Avon hosts its annual Fathers Day Fishing Derby from 10 a.m. to noon. Children under 15 are invited to get out and enjoy free fishing. Enter fishing games and competitions and win great prizes. Bravo will host a free instrument petting zoo at the event. A free lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. Call 970-748-4080 or visit http://www.avon.org.Vail Farmers Market and Art ShowLots of childrens activities like pony rides, train rides, face painting and free balloons sets this market apart from the rest. You can also find fresh produce and Colorado wines. The market takes place on Meadow Drive every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 20. Visit http://www.vailfarmersmarket.com.June 23Hot Summer Nights concert: The Dynamites featuring Charles WalkerCharles Walker was in the heart of the funk revolution in the 60s. He brings the deep funk to Vails Ford Amphitheater on June 23. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.vvf.org. June 24 Ideas at Altitude, a new professionals group in town, will celebrate its launch with a party at e-town in Edwards from 5 to 8 p.m. Guest speakers include Brendan Synnott and Tom Spier, former leaders of Bear Naked granola, who will share their experiences, trials and tribulations of turning creative drive into a business. Call 970-476-0954 or visit http://www.vailsymposium.org. June 27 The Minturn Market takes place in downtown Minturn from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through Sept. 5. Enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations, seasonal produce and local artisan products like paintings and jewelry. Visit http://www.minturnmarket.org.June 26-28Eagle Flight Days and ParadeA pet show, baby contest and two live concerts will kick off Eagles annual Flight Days on June 26. A parade, auction, horseshoe tournament, bake-off contest, magic show and live music is slated for June 27. Participate in the 5 or 10K run/walk on Broadway or watch a talent show on June 28. Visit http://www.townofeagle.org or call 970-328-6354. June 26Author Meet & Greet with Kaya McLarenMeet the author who wrote On the Divinity of Second Chances, the story of a quirky family living in an Idaho ski town. The event begins at 6 p.m. at The Bookworm of Edwards. Call 970-926-READ or visit http://www.bookwormofedwards.com. June 29Author Meet & Greet with Scott LasserAspen author Scott Lassers new novel, The Year That Follows is a powerful, absorbing new novel about a family after 9/11 and the complexities of bloodlines, home and heritage. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at The Bookworm of Edwards. Call 970-926-READ or visit http://www.bookwormofedwards.com. Grow Your Mind, Green Our World programBetty Ford Alpine Gardens Director Nicola Ripley will lead participants on a guided tour of rare plants at the gardens during this educational seminar. This takes place at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens from noon to 1 p.m. Call 970-476-0103, ext. 3, or visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org. June 30Hot Summer Nights concert: JackopierceJackopierce brings acoustic folk-pop music to the Ford Amphitheater. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.vvf.org. High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984 or email@example.com.
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