Fodor's Expert Review Vail International Dance Festival
Held in late July and early August, the annual Vail International Dance Festival hosts an unparalleled collection of ballet and modern dance groups from around the globe. The performers vary from year to year, but frequently include guest artists from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific New Ballet, and other world-class companies. In recent years stars from reality TV hits like Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance have appeared. Most performances are at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, an outdoor venue where some people sit in the seats, but many more recline on blankets on the surrounding lawn.