The 16th annual Blues, Brews and BBQs is underway at Beaver Creek join in on the best Memorial Day party in the Rockies. As in the years past this summer kick off event will not disappoint with wide range of festivities, phenomenal live music, delicious platters and unique beers. See our list of 4 things to do in Beaver Creek this weekend to make sure you don’t miss om any of the fun.
Memorial Day Craft Beers Festival — Saturday from 1 to 5pm.
The Brews part in Blues, Brews and BBQs is probably the main draw for a lot of visitor and for a good reason. The 2019 Craft Beers Festival is featuring handcrafted beers from 30 Colorado Breweries. Make sure to secure your ticket for this unique event that will give you the opportunity to learn, through sampling, what the new trends in the world of craft beers are. For the ultimate festival experience purchase a VIP pass to enjoy an exclusive tasting, paired snacks and a Meet the Brewery event at the White Carpet Club from 11:00am - 12:30pm, then get first access to the Craft Beer Festival without waiting in line.
The success of a true summer festival depends on the live entertainment and Blues, Brews and BBQs has made sure the music line up this year is no second to the BBQ. Starting strong on Friday afternoon with Ron Artis II at 3pm, followed by the talented Shemekia Copeland at 5pm. The Saturday music stage will feature the Vail Valley very local Burnsville Blues starting at noon, followed by Quinn Sullivan at 2:30 and the main act by the Nashville-based Larkin Poe at 4:30. Sunday will not disappoint either with 3 more phenomenal acts — Taylor Scott Band at noon, Davy Knowles at 2:30 and Los Lobos 4:30.
Memorial Day Shopping
Memorial Day weekend has become a popular time of the year to look for great shopping and sales. A lot of Beaver Creek retailers have discounts on both winter and summer gear, so don’t miss the chance to update your mountain style. One of the biggest sales this weekend is the Avalon Memorial Day Sale advertising up to 80% off both men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Eyepieces is also having a great sale offering buy one get one 50% off sunglasses, and here in the mountains we can always use an extra pair of shades.
“They Shall Not Grow Old” free screening
Vilar Performing Art Center is presenting the community with an incredible opportunity to see one of the most raved about historic films about the World War I. They Shall Not Grow Old uses state-of-the-art technology to recreate 100-year old photos and film footage to live, archiving an incredible real-life visualization of the events from WWI. The screening is free but seats are being reserved an filling in, so don’t miss on this opportunity. The movie is scheduled to begin at 4 pm on Memorial Day and what cold be a more proper way to honor the special day.