2017 Special Events

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Lax Tournament


Vail Lacrosse Tournament | June 19 - June 21


 
Known as the highest altitude tournament in the country, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament is a family-friendly competition drawing nearly 2,000 players, and 3,000 spectators to the Vail Valley!

The Vail Lacrosse Tournament laid down its roots in Vail in 1995, just as the Lacrosse was picking up name recognition and momentum nationally. One of the few high-altitude tournaments of it's kind; the event draws participants from around the country to compete while taking in the gorgeous Vail landscape and all of the activities the area has to offer.

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Dunk N' Dash | June 19 || 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 Lakes 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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Open Water Swim | June 22 || 5:30 - 7:30 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 Music Festival: British Invasion | June 23 & 24



The British are coming! This one-of-a kind "Tribute Band" festival features the world's best Tribute bands celebrating the sounds of The Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and more!

Visit Cover Rock Festival to purchase tickets and full event details.

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Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park | June 24 || 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.

Lax Tournament

Vail Lacrosse Tournament | June 25 - June 28



Known as the highest altitude tournament in the country, the Vail Lacrosse Tournament is a family-friendly competition drawing nearly 2,000 players, and 3,000 spectators to the Vail Valley! The Vail Lacrosse Tournament laid down its roots in Vail in 1995, just as the Lacrosse was picking up name recognition and momentum nationally. One of the few high-altitude tournaments of it's kind; the event draws participants from around the country to compete while taking in the gorgeous Vail landscape and all of the activities the area has to offer.

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Dunk N' Dash | June 26 || 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 Lakes 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.

Haute

Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 | June 26 - 28



Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 will feature an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs. The first ever week of Haute Route racing in North America event offers seven timed and ranked stages. Avon will host stage 4, an 11-mile Individual Time Trial from Avon to Wildridge that includes 2,000 feet of elevation gain.

June 26 | Arrival in Avon
  • Austin Bike Zoo Parade | 7:00 p.m.
  • Bike Rodeo and Safety with a Cop sponsored by Sun & Ski | 5:00 - 6:45 p.m.
  • Live Music by Rewind Colorado | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Food by Marc providing wine, beer and delicious food options
June 27 | Individual Time Trial & Park Celebration
  • Live Music by First Chair | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Food by Marc providing wine, beer and delicious food options
June 28 | Departure for Stage 5

For more information about Haute Route Rockies or to register for the event, visit their website.

Traffic, Parking, Transportation & Safety Information

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Open Water Swim | June 29 || 5:30 - 7:30 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