2019 Special Events

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Open Water Swim | Thursday, August 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


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. 

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The Colorado Classic, the western hemisphere’s premier women’s standalone race, will be in a different Colorado town or city for each stage of the race, and Avon is thrilled to host some of the best female road cycling professionals in the world for Stage 2. 

Stage 2, the Queen Stage, is really two stages in one. The opening 35 miles on a flat 5 mile circuit for 7 laps will run off fast and technical like a criterium. Then an extra lap of 15 miles will tackle one of Colorado’s most  notorious climbs, the ridiculously steep Bachelor Gulch (fan accessible by bike or foot only). This climb through Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch to QOM on Daybreak Ridge hits grades of 14% and also features a fast, technical descent. Watch the best female climbers in the world, many in their native Colorado terrain. Stage 2 will start at 1:00 p.m.


    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. 

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    Live Music: The Flobots with opener Satellite 13

    Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.  

    The free Avon Live! concerts return this summer, offering ten exceptional evenings of live music...rain or shine! The Wednesday evening music series has become a tradition in the community, featuring award winning national talent, and providing  a chance to gather as a Town and experience live music, fresh and local unique foods, a cold beverage, and enjoy a summer evening outside.