2018 Special Events

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  1. May & June
  2. July
  3. August
  4. September

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Town Clean Up Day | May 24 || 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Be sure to mark your calendars and come out to celebrate the changing seasons with a little spring cleaning! On Thursday, May 24, the Town will hold the third annual Town Clean-Up Day event, giving volunteers a chance to clean up Avon after a long winter season. The clean-up will take place between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.


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Pop Up Concert | May 28 || 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Concerts are a summer tradition in Avon and they are popping up all over town this season! In its third year, Pop Up Concerts will feature classical string quartets, which are scheduled to pop-up in Harry A. Nottingham Park, the Main Street Mall, and other surprise locations. Rain showers will chase these well-received concerts, if need be, into the Avon Town Hall. 

These 90-minute concerts take place May - September, and they allow locals and guests a time to unwind and relax with live classical and contemporary music. Light fare and refreshing beverages are available each evening, and these performances bring an eclectic array of musical styles, from classical strings to Spanish guitars, all performed by musicians from Colorado’s most esteemed symphonies and philharmonics.

Yoga in the Park
Free Community Yoga | June 2, 2018 || 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


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The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching and energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. 

Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park Performance Pavilion

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Open Water Swim | June 7, 2018 || 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


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Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It's a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit - the water can be chilly!
  • Fee:$5 per person
  • Check-in at the Avon Performance Pavilion
  • Average water temp. is between 60 - 68 degrees, wet suits recommended
  • Must be 15 years of age with parental release
  • For your safety - lifeguard staff and distance buoys will be provided

Yoga in the Park 


Free Community Yoga | June 9, 2018 || 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


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The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching and energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. 

Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park Performance Pavilion

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Open Water Swim | June 14, 2018 || 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


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Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It's a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit - the water can be chilly!
  • Fee:$5 per person
  • Check-in at the Avon Performance Pavilion
  • Average water temp. is between 60 - 68 degrees, wet suits recommended
  • Must be 15 years of age with parental release
  • For your safety - lifeguard staff and distance buoys will be provided

Yoga in the Park 


Free Community Yoga | June 16, 2018 || 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


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The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching and energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. 

Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park Performance Pavilion

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Daddy's Girl Tutu 2k | June 17, 2018 || 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


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Make Father’s Day special by enjoying some exercise in Nottingham Park and bring the whole family for this 2k race. Moms are welcome too, as are boys and girls. This mission of the race is Family, Fun & Fitness. TuTu’s aren’t mandatory, but they’re strongly encouraged, as are superhero costumes, capes or other costume couture. With a 9:00 am start, you’ll have the whole day left to spend enjoying the features and amenities of beautiful Nottingham Park.

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Dunk N' Dash | June 18, 2018 || 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It's a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit - the water can be chilly!
  • Fee:$5 per person
  • Check-in at the Avon Performance Pavilion
  • Average water temp. is between 60 - 68 degrees, wet suits recommended
  • Must be 15 years of age with parental release
  • For your safety - lifeguard staff and distance buoys will be provided

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Summer Scurry Junior Duathlon | June 18, 2018 || 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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This is new event promises to be super fun and super free. Bring your little (ages 5-8) on over the historic Nottingham Cabin and enter them into the Summer Scurry while you prep yourself for the 14th annual Dunk-N-Dash Race Series. Participants will navigate their way around the new Nottingham Park playground and field first on foot and then by bike as there compete for a personal best time of the summer. All participants will be entered to win some great raffle prizes. No Striders please as the course will not be marshaled. Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. ahead of a 6:00 start.


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Open Water Swim | June 21, 2018 || 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


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Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It's a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit - the water can be chilly!
  • Fee:$5 per person
  • Check-in at the Avon Performance Pavilion
  • Average water temp. is between 60 - 68 degrees, wet suits recommended
  • Must be 15 years of age with parental release
  • For your safety - lifeguard staff and distance buoys will be provided

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Cover Rock Festival | June 22 - 23, 2018 || 2:00 - 10:00 p.m.


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For 2018, we are assembling the best tribute bands in the world to magically recreate the music of America's Rock and Roll gods. Hear the music that was popular when you were as we bring full concert experiences from The Doors, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Eagles plus a note for note rendition of perhaps the most famous free music event in American history- Simon & Garfunkel's Concert At Central Park.

Location: Avon Performance Pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park

Yoga in the Park 


Free Community Yoga | June 23, 2018 || 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


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The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching and energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. 

Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park Performance Pavilion


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Mavic Haute Route Rockies | June 25 - 27, 2018

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Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies, will be in Avon June 25th, 26th and 27th. The Haute Route is a global series of stage races for amateurs. Whether it is in the Colorado Rockies, French Alps, Pyrenees or Italian Dolomites, these are the highest, toughest and most prestigious amateur cycling events in the world.  Colorado is proud to host the inaugural seven-stage race featuring an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs, offering committed amateur riders the opportunity to compete with a professional level of unprecedented in US amateur cycling. 

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Pop Up Concert | June 26 || 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Concerts are a summer tradition in Avon and they are popping up all over town this season! In its third year, Pop Up Concerts will feature classical string quartets, which are scheduled to pop-up in Harry A. Nottingham Park, the Main Street Mall, and other surprise locations. Rain showers will chase these well-received concerts, if need be, into the Avon Town Hall. 

These 90-minute concerts take place May - September, and they allow locals and guests a time to unwind and relax with live classical and contemporary music. Light fare and refreshing beverages are available each evening, and these performances bring an eclectic array of musical styles, from classical strings to Spanish guitars, all performed by musicians from Colorado’s most esteemed symphonies and philharmonics.

Open Water 


Open Water Swim | June 28, 2018 || 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


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Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It's a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit - the water can be chilly!
  • Fee:$5 per person
  • Check-in at the Avon Performance Pavilion
  • Average water temp. is between 60 - 68 degrees, wet suits recommended
  • Must be 15 years of age with parental release
  • For your safety - lifeguard staff and distance buoys will be provided

Yoga in the Park 


Free Community Yoga | June 30, 2018 || 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


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The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching and energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. 

Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park Performance Pavilion


Long VV Brew Fest
Vail Valley Brew Fest at Avon | June 30 || 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Don't miss the Vail Valley Brew Fest at Avon!

  1. Drink unlimited samples of some of the best brews in the high country and across Colorado.

  2. Great live music - we are finalizing our lineup now!

  3. Amazing outdoor venue on the water.

  4. Walking distance to our lodging partner Comfort Inn. Get a room for $150/night - special rate available until 4:00 p.m. on June 1, 2018.

  5. Stay tuned for other fun events happening around town!

  6. This event benefits an amazing local nonprofit!

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