2019 Special Events
Open Water Swim | Thursday, August 22 || 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.View Event Information
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!
Colorado Classic | Friday, August 23 || 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Live Music by The Sweet Lillies beginning after the race start at 1 p.m. View Event Information
Free Community Yoga | Saturday, August 24 || 9:00 - 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.
Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park Performance Pavilion
Avon LIVE! Free Concert | Wednesday, August 28 || 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. View Event Information
Live Music: The Flobots with opener Satellite 13
970 AvonFest | September 6 - 8 || 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A three-day festival celebrating endurance sports! The three-day festival weekend will feature triathlon, running, cycling and swimming events for amateur and professional athletes. 970 AvonFest will also feature two days of free concerts, kids zones (inflatables and games), food vendors, interactive expo, beer & wine garden, VIP hospitality, lawn games and much more!
September 6 at 7:30 p.m. | Larry Keel Concert
If flat-picking guitar on the highest level required a resumé, Larry Keel could skip the interview process altogether and get straight to work. Keel has collaborated and shared the stage with an absolute all-star cast over the course of his career. From bluegrass legends Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, Bill Monroe, and John Hartford to modern rock and jam mainstays Tyler Childers, Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, and String Cheese Incident, all of Keel’s influences and peers sing his praises—not just for his musicianship, but his friendship as well. Keel has been revered by critics at JamBase, Bluegrass Today, AXS, and Rolling Stone, who dubbed him “...One of the finest flatpickers around.”
Over the past 30 years, Keel has grown a cult-following with his energetic performances and skilled musicianship; he has released 16 albums and is featured on 10 others, including his side project with Keller Williams, Keller and the Keels. His newest release, One, follows Keel, along with his longtime bandmates Jenny Keel and Jared Pool, from the philosophical to the supernatural to the sardonic to the unapologetically romantic, all expressed with his charmingly gritty voice and masterful acoustic guitar work. You can find photos here.
Town of Avon Community Picnic Celebration | September 19 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Live Music: TBA
Mark your calendar for the Town of Avon’s Community Picnic on Thursday, September 19th in Harry A. Nottingham Park. The community picnic will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the Town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnic provides community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Avon Town Council and town staff. Live music will be announced soon!