Sure, winter may bring the slopes to life, but many travelers find that vacationing in the mountains might be best in the summer. In addition to breathtaking hikes, world-renowned fly fishing, championship golf, and other outdoor activities, Inspirato’s most popular mountain destinations host exciting events throughout the summer. From concerts and art shows to food and wine festivals, it’s easy to stay entertained in the mountains in the pleasant summer months.
Below are a few of our favorite events to check out this summer in the mountains.
Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado
The Vail Valley’s uber-popular summer music series Bravo! Vail kicks off on June 21 and runs through August 2. Four acclaimed music ensembles—Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic—take the stage at the al fresco Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater throughout the summer. The theater is just a two-minute drive down the road from Inspirato’s luxury condos at the Solaris complex in Vail Village, and an approximately 20- to 30-minute drive from our standalone homes in Beaver Creek.
Big Sky, Montana
Summer is an excellent time to sample Montana’s local tastes. At the 13th Annual Brewfest on July 21, visitors can try award-winning beers from breweries across the state (and beyond), set to live music. If you are more of a wine drinker, don’t miss the annual Vine and Dine Festival (August 15-19)—in addition to an extensive variety of wines and paired bites to taste, visitors are treated to cooking demonstrations, informative seminars, and more. Both events take place at the Big Sky Resort village, just a few minutes’ drive from Inspirato’s homes at the Moonlight Club.
Get your cultural fix in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (August 11-20) displays a wide variety of media, including sculpture, film, dance, and more, with installations spread out across the town, often in unexpected places. Attend exhibits, lectures, and other informative sessions to learn from the artists themselves. Inspirato’s Swift Landing residence is a perfect home base for exploring the festival’s eclectic attractions.
There are dozens of other great concerts, festivals, and special happenings taking place in all of Inspirato’s mountain destinations this summer. And even if travelers can’t make it to one of these exciting events, spending time in the fresh air and sunshine of a high-altitude summer is always a good idea. Explore all Inspirato destinations and plan a summer getaway today.