Easter is a fun time for families living in and visiting Vail and the surrounding areas. Vail Mountain is still open for skiing, yet flowers have started blooming. From Vail Easter sunrise services and Easter egg hunts, visits with the Easter bunny to delicious brunches there is something for everyone up and down the Vail Valley. Here’s our 2017 Vail Easter Activity Roundup.
Vail Easter Festivities
The Vail Rec District puts on one of the better organized Vail Easter egg hunts, in Lionshead Village. Appropriate and organized for all ages, this free event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15th with a visit by the Easter Bunny followed by a quest for prizes and eggs that will start promptly at 10 a.m. The event will be held rain, snow or shine. The VRD will be taking part in the town of Vail’s “Celebrate Green” program and participants are encouraged to bring their own baskets or reusable bags to carry eggs and prizes. No bags will be supplied.
Vail Resorts will host its annual interdenominational sunrise service on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 6 a.m. at spectacular Eagle’s Nest. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will open to the public at 5:30 a.m. to transport guests from Lionshead. In addition, there will be two afternoon Easter services outside at Eagle’s Nest: one scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Simonton Deck also known as the Holy Cross observation deck, and one at 2:30 p.m. on the Marketplace deck.
Avon & Beaver Creek Easter Festivities
The Beaver Creek 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring over 5,000 eggs will be held on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in Creekside Park at 10:30 a.m. for kids 12 and under. The Easter bunny will be making an appearance. Bring a camera and basket.
Maya in the Westin Riverfront will be hosting an Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm. $42 adults | $15 children. Reservations Recommended. Easter Brunch will feature an Easter Egg Hunt, Holiday Crafts and Meet the Easter Bunny starting at 11AM!
Edwards Easter Festivities
WECMRD is hosting an Easter egg hunt April 8th, 2017 at the Field House in Edwards. The Easter bunny will make an appearance starting at 10 a.m. and then there will be an Easter egg hunt at 12 p.m. for ages 2-12. Bring your basket and camera!
Eagle Easter Festivities
The Eagle community Easter egg hunt is Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am at Eagle Town Park. The hunt is divided into age areas and is open to kids 10 and under. Bring your basket and get ready to gather up eggs full of candy and toys. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the park throughout the morning. Following the hunt, the annual Eggernaut Competition is planned. Kids are invited to invent an egg protection contraption and their handiwork will then be dropped from the Greater Eagle Fire Departments 50-foot ladder truck.
The Dusty Boot will once again hold their annual Easter Brunch, this year on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Brunch is $24.99 for adults, $12.99 for kids over 5, and free for kids 5 and under. The Easter bunny will make appearances throughout the morning and two Easter egg hunts will take place at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Bring your baskets and a camera!
Gypsum Easter Festivities
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. the Town of Gypsum will hold their annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Town Campus Lawn in front of the library. The fun begins at 9:30am with a Toddler and preschool aged Easter Egg Hunt. Kids ages 0-5 will be provided an Easter basket by the town and released in groups of 20 in an area where they can easily grab filled eggs. For the older kids, we will have a Scavenger hunt for age groups 6-12. Kids will be in groups of 8 and be given a group leader and a starter egg which has first riddle clue. Their Starter egg sends them on their journey to find the next egg with the next clue. Once they go through several clues they will reach the final destination and receive their prize. The Easter Bunny will be available again for photos as well as a craft tent for fun creations to take home. The Gypsum Fire Department will host the annual Easter pancake starting at 9:30am.
Did we miss any of your favorite Vail area Easter events? Please let us know in the comments below!