Festivals and Events
Get Into the Spirit
Throughout the year, the Beaver Creek Resort celebrates the food, wine, art, culture and opening of ski season with exciting events and festivals. Join us for memorable gatherings, including Oktoberfest, Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival, Wine and Spirits Festival, and Winter Season Opening Day with the annual chocolate chip cookie contest. Enjoy classical music every summer at the world-famous Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.
Oktoberfest - August 31 - September 1, 2013
Beaver Creek's annual Oktoberfest is a fun annual event that honors the Bavarian mountain spirit with oom-pah-pah music, fantastic German and import beers, and wunderbar wurst. This fun Labor Day weekend party features Bavarian festivities, delicious food and drink, live music and entertainment and daily costume contests to win prizes.
Winter Season Opening Day – November, 2013
Celebrate the opening of the 2013/2014 winter season at Beaver Creek just before Thanksgiving. Opening day festivities include the annual Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition with hungry skiers munching on warm chocolate chip cookies and voting for their favorite recipe. Experience the Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 23rd – a wonderful tradition with music, performances, fireworks and the lighting of the Colorado blue spruce.
Blues, Brews, and BBQ – May 24 – 27. 2013
Kick off summer at the 10th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, featuring live blues bands, mouthwatering barbecue by Colorado chefs and thirst-quenching microbrews at the largest Colorado microbrewery beer tastings. This year’s event starts with a concert at the Vilar Performing Arts Center with the soul blues of Big James and the Chicago Playboys. The weekend features live blues music on the stage in Beaver Creek Plaza, where BBQ masters compete for bragging rights and prizes.
Wine & Spirits Festival – Aug. 9-11, 2013
Feed your senses at the 7th annual Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival sponsored by Wine Spectator Magazine. Hosted at venues around town, this festival features wine and spirit tastings, fun events, entertainment and dynamic wine seminars. Walk-around the Grand Tasting finale, featuring the best wine and spirits, and enjoy seasonal cuisine from talented Beaver Creek chefs.
Read more about the events and festivals that are happening this year in Beaver Creek here