Vail Village Activities
Vail Farmer's Market and Art Show
Colorado's largest farmer's market; this event has been a local's favorite for years. Held every Sunday 10am-3pm from June 21-October 4, 2015. Tents wind through Vail Village, showcasing Colorado local produce, fresh baked goods, Colorado wine arts and crafts, You can talk with local artisans, enjoy live music, and will find plently of activities for the kids.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Located in Ford Park, the gardens are open year round, daily from dawn to dusk. Peak flower season is June-August. Stroll through this tranquil garden, enjoy the sounds of falling water as you view an array of the world's most unique and beatiful high-elevation plants. 970-476-0103
Dobson Ice Arena
Open year-round for ice skating activities even in the summer months! 970-479-2271
Ages 2-12; Open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
Vail's learning and discovery center provides a wide array of fun science and art learning activities for children. Featuring a black-light room which captures shadows and a "sound of science" exhibit, there are plenty of activities to capture your child's imagination. A 3 hour drop-off program is available for children who are potty trained and older for $10/hr. Located above the Subway in the Lionshead Parking structure, call 970-479-2292 for details.
There are many unique parks located in Vail. Ford Park, Pirateship Park, Donovan Park, and Bighorn Park are e a few - stop by each of them to let the children burn some energy while the adults can relax in a sitting area and enjoy the summertime flowers and views.
Coming soon to the top of the Lionshead Parking Structure!
Vail Library Storytime
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 and 11:00 am for toddlers and 11am-12pm for ages 2-5, kids of all ages enjoy story time and arts & crafts.
Vail Nature Center
This seven acre facility located located along the banks of Gore Creek, hosts informative bird, wildflower, and beaver pond tours and back-country hikes. Open 7 days a week 11am-2pm Memorial Day through late September. The nature center offers camps and classes for children and adults. 970-479-2291