The Vail Valley offers a diversity of cultural and educational activities suited for both locals and guests. Although we’re best known for our outdoor recreation, our cultural scene is top-notch, and offers access to theatre, music, arts, and educational experiences that enrich the soul and enliven the spirit.

Special event and performance venues in Gypsum, Minturn, Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek, Eagle, and State Bridge offer no shortage of entertainment – much of it under the stars. The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Vilar Performing Arts Center regularly host world-class orchestra and dance performances, globally recognized comedians and musical artists, and political and cultural thought leaders to stimulate your mind and widen your knowledge of the world beyond the Vail Valley.

Educational and cultural enrichment offerings abound in the Vail Valley. Residents are surrounded by special events like the or Vail Jazz Festival as well recurring programs coordinated by the Vail Symposium, Colorado Mountain College, Walking Mountains Science Center, and more. Add to the mix museums, like the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame, special gatherings of the Eagle County Historical Society, or family fun at Alpine Arts Center and there’s truly something for everyone.