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  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens entrance

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

There are many beautiful flowers and plants found in Colorado. Getting to see them all can take a lot of hiking. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a great place to see most of them, including some on the endangered species list! The Betty For Alpine Gardens works with the Bureau of Land Managment to

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  • Vail Jazz @ the Market

Vail Jazz At The Market

  If you have been in Vail for the summer you know about the Vail Farmers Market but you may not know that the Vail Jazz Foundation hosts Vail Jazz at the Market! The Farmers Market has more than vendors selling Colorado Produce, there are also local artists showcasing their works, accessories for your four

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  • Vail Arts Festival

Vail Arts Festival

Summer in the Vail Valley is a wonderful time. We've all heard the saying "Come for the winter, stay for the summer" and it is true! The Vail Arts Festival, now in its 32nd year, is just one of the many reasons to visit the Vail Vally in the summer. With over 80 artists showcasing their

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  • Moose In Vail

Give Wildlife Room

I had a reminder recently that we do live among the wildlife. I spotted a young bear rummaging through the trash in my neighborhood!  Spring is the time for all of our four-legged friends to become active again including bears. It's very important to be aware of your surroundings especially when you are hiking. It is

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  • Blues, Brews & BBQ

Blues, Brews & BBQ (May 28th & 29th)

  The 13th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ in Beaver Creek is a fun way to end the month of May and an unofficial HELLO! to summer. This fun weekend event is FREE to enter and will have live blues music, BBQ and Colorado craft beer available to be purchased. Some of the musical performers

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  • Fun Run

2nd Annual Fiesta Fun Run (May 15)

When you move anywhere, often it's hard to jump in and get involved.  There are plenty of fun things to do in Eagle, Avon and Vail but not all of it is conducive to meeting and connecting with people in your community.  A great way to get involved and meet locals is to participate in

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  • Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Tips

  The idea of Spring Cleaning isn’t something that brings joy to most people’s hearts. There is always the occasional outlier who looks forward to this every year, but they are few and far between.  The Spring Cleaning process is typically messy, frustrating, (and slightly emotional) BUT the after effects are like the endorphins from

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  • Vail Parks

Vail Parks

  If you are new to town or vacationing, the town of  Vail can be a bit confusing.   It’s kind of hard to get your bearings on where things are as town after town merges into each other but it’s basically one long valley that runs east and west.  If you aren’t careful when

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  • Baking in Vail

Baking in Vail

With soaring altitudes of 8,150 in Vail and 7,430 in Avon, baking at high altitudes is often something that can frustrate even the most seasoned of bakers. While there are great local bakeries like Mountain Cupcakes (Vail), Bonjour Bakery (Edwards), Columbine Bakery (Avon) and even Sticky Fingers Cafe and Bakery (a little ways off the

  • Spring back to vail

Spring Back to Vail (April 8-10th)

  With winter officially over, greet Spring in a stylish, FUN way with the Spring Back to Vail event April 8-10th! The highlight event of this weekend is always the traditional “So long Winter, Hello Spring!” World Pond Skimming Championship- which you can actually sign up to participate in! (see link below). Equally entertaining will

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