2017 Special Events

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Ages and Ages

Avon LIVE! Concert in the Park | August 16 || 5:00 - 8:45 p.m.


Presented by the Town of Avon
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Opener: Ages & Ages
Headliner: Mipso

Special Promotions:


Family Happy Hour: Half price food for all who arrive between 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Enter to win one of three pairs of Skull Candy Bluetooth Headphones between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the merchandise tent. Winners will be announced between set breaks and again at the end of the performance. You must be present to win!

Music Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Ages & Ages, hailing from Portland, Oregon, will open the show with their upbeat, big tent revival sound. Mipso will headline the show, a quartet influenced by the contradiction of their progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes. Currently celebrating the release of their new album Coming Down The Mountain (April 7, 2017), Mipso ventures further than ever from their string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition. Adding drums and electric instruments to their intimate four-part harmonies and powerful acoustic meld, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with words that sear and salve in turn.

The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside.

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Tenth Mountain Storytellers Festival | August 18 & 19


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Tenth Mountain Storytellers, debuting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is a gathering of stories from all walks of life. Listen and learn from renowned Storytellers from Spark off Rose (LA), Truth Be Told (Boulder), The Moth, as well as Grammy and Tony award winning writers in the picturesque mountain town of Avon, Colorado. This weekend promises to be a creative journey you will not soon forget.

Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park | August 19 || 9:00 to 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.

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Dunk N' Dash | August 21 || 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


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The Town of Avon is proud to present our 13th Annual Dunk-N-Dash Aquathlon Series. Athletes can register for one event or for the entire series. Swimmers in the Dunk-N-Dash can opt to make one or two 800-yard loops around the Nottingham Lake. The 5K run starts and finishes at the Lake’s Avon Performance Pavilion. The route runs north around Nottingham Lake, follows the path to Avon Elementary and turns onto the scenic river recreation path. At “Bob the Bridge," runners turn around and return on the same path detouring to the south side of the lake for the finish line. SAVE money by preregistering at the Avon Recreation Center or sign up day of to participate.

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Avon LIVE! Concert in the Park | August 23 || 5:00 - 8:45 p.m.


Presented by the Town of Avon
Opener: Paul Cauthen
Headliner: Reckless Kelly

Special Promotions:


Family Happy Hour: Half price food for all who arrive between 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Enter to win one of three pairs of Skull Candy Bluetooth Headphones between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the merchandise tent. Winners will be announced between set breaks and again at the end of the performance. You must be present to win!

Music Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Opener Paul Cauthen soars when he explores that conflicted space of crying out for help and demanding it. His music is enriched by gorgeous gospel harmonies, courtesy of Muscle Shoals veterans, who contributed to landmark Aretha Franklin and Etta James albums. Then stay for headliner, Reckless Kelly, led by brothers Willy and Cody Braun, whose alternative sound balances country and rock. Their songs center around affecting songcraft, rousing and emotional melodies, and dynamic musicianship that never fails to satisfy.

The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about free Town events.

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Major League Triathlon | August 25 - 27 || Times TBA


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Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. The best male and female athletes in the world compete against each other in a unique swim-bike-run team event. Held in major cities across the US, MLT pros compete in pop-up “stadiums”, allowing for a viewer experience unlike anything before seen in sport. Major League Triathlon is more than just a race; it’s a show.

Head for the Hills | August 26 || 6:00 p.m.

Major League Triathlon (MLT) is excited to announce Head for the Hills as the headliner for MLT’s FREE music festival for MLT Vail Valley at Avon, CO. The four time awarded “Best Bluegrass Band in Colorado” has remained true to the roots of bluegrass, making music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. They have performed in hundreds of concerts to cheering crowds across the nation. Their music is reflective, but buoyant, restorative and full of vibrancy. Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences wherever they go.


Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park | August 26 || 9:00 to 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.

Quiles and Cloud

Avon LIVE! Concert | August 30 || 5:00 - 8:45 p.m.


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Presented by the Town of Avon
Opener: Quiles & Cloud
Headliner: Josh Hoyer

Special Promotions:


Family Happy Hour: Half price food for all who arrive between 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Enter to win one of three pairs of Skull Candy Bluetooth Headphones between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the merchandise tent. Winners will be announced between set breaks and again at the end of the performance. You must be present to win!

Music Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Opener Quiles & Cloud offers music that is stripped-down, yet dense, with musical and lyrical traces of the blues, bluegrass, folk, rock, soul, and classical music. The result sounds familiar and roadworn, yet completely new - a quality that Quiles & Cloud share with some of American music’s greatest innovators.

Josh Hoyer, a contestant on Season 12 of The Voice will headline our final Avon LIVE! Concert of the summer. Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal's combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer's honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about free Town events.