As the weather begins to warm up and the days get longer, the mountains create the perfect backdrop for many local events. From film festivals to outdoor recreation, there is always something for everyone in Vail. We’ve rounded up the top Vail events in the spring, so you can be sure to plan your getaway around your favorite one!
Although you can easily plan your spring getaway to Vail around the events below, you’re going to need to fill in some of the gaps! Access our complimentary Vacation Guide for a complete and thoughtful list of all the best things to do, eat, see, and more.
Our Favorite Vail Events in the Spring
Shamrock Shuffle Snowshoe Race
The Shamrock Shuffle Snowshoe Race features a 5k, a 10k, and a kids’ 1k and celebrates all things St. Patrick’s Day. This is a true Vail spring event!
Vail Après Spring Series
If you’re not familiar, Après-ski is a French term that translates to “after ski.” The phrase means to go out and socialize after some time on the slopes and is extremely popular during the spring season. With sunny mountain decks and a vast selection of drinks, Vail’s Après scene is unmatched. Vail Après Spring Series highlights all that and more with almost two months of Après events. From early March to late April, live music and festive theme parties will keep the fun going on the mountain even after the skis come off. Check out the website for the full schedule of events.
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Taste of Vail
“Elevate your palate” at Taste of Vail. This festival is rated one of the best spring tasting events in the nation! We highly recommend the Mountaintop Picnic.
Vail Mountain Closing Day
Vail Mountain’s Closing Day typically occurs in mid-April each year and celebrates the end of an awesome winter season!
Vail Whitewater Race Series
Take part in the thrilling Vail Whitewater Race Series. Participants can race via kayak, SUP, or two-person raft. Even if you’re not racing, it’s a fun and exciting event to watch.
Make Lodge at Lionshead Your Home Base
We can’t wait for you to experience the best Vail events in the Spring! Make the most of your vacation when you stay with us at Lodge at Lionshead. Our property is conveniently located just a short walk from the ski lifts as well as many of the local events in the area. We offer a wide variety of luxury accommodations, each one uniquely outfitted with high-end furnishings, stylish decorations, and comfortable bedding. Additionally, you will have access to our Concierge Services to help you with anything from answering questions about the area to making your tour reservations!
Browse our accommodations and start planning your spring getaway today!