Movies: Nottingham Park, adjacent to the resort hosts Movies Under The Stars on select Thursday nights.

The park also holds a grand Salute to The 4th with a fantastic fireworks display, July 3rd.

Culinary Demonstrations: on the Beaver Creek Plaza, weekends, June through September.

Gather at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer months to enjoy sunshine, a picnic and free music.

Hike the Berry Picker Trail on Vail Mountain to Adventure Ridge: and find bocce ball, horseshoes and a bean bag toss. Ride the gondola back down for free.

Vail Skate Park: Head to the Lionshead parking structure and check out the free skate park open dawn to dusk daily. Farmers markets are held on Sundays in Vail, complimented with a free jazz concert and in Saturdays in Minturn along with an arts and crafts market.