Looking to cool off this weekend on your vacation? Look no further – plenty to do up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains’ favorite resort town of Vail! Bring your family or a group of friends and stay at Simba Run – www.simbarun.com!

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival welcomes the New York Philharmonic back for its 10th year, this Friday, July 22. The NYP will not disappoint, offering powerful performances on themes like “Of Peasants and Heroes” and “Luminous Magic and a Raging Sea of Sound.” Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra this weekend and guest soloists include violinists Veronika Eberle and Augustin Hadelich and pianist Alexander Romanovsky. Don’t forget about the annual Bravo! Gala taking place this Saturday, July 23 at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens following the concert. For the full concert schedule go to www.vailmusic.org or call 970-827-5700. SPECIAL SIMBA RUN DISCOUNT LODGING DEAL: $150/night includes 2 lawn seats to any Bravo! performance at the Ford Amphitheater.

The La Sportiva Vail Half Marathon is this Sunday, July 24.  Runners of the Vail Half Marathon will test themselves on a course that’s just over the half marathon distance with an average grade of 7 percent. The half marathon boasts 4,020 feet climb up roads on Vail Mountain with a high point on the course at 11,653 feet. Aid stations along the route will be at miles three, six, nine, 11 and 13 providing water and Gatorade Endurance Formula. The race begins at 8 a.m. and pre-registration cost is $28, while day-of registration cost is $38. The gondola will be free for race spectators from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.vailrec.com/sports or call 970-479-2279.

Vail Farmers Market continues on Sunday, offering fresh vegetables and fruit from local farmers as well as yummy coffees from Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Company, tasty treats from area restaurants, local artistry and much more.

Upcoming Season of Summer Events in Vail

Mark your calendars for Vail’s upcoming summer events.

June 27 – August   Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival

July 9-August 13  LionsHead Family Saturday Afternoon Club

July 29-31 Kick-It 3v3 Soccer Tournament

July 31- Aug 13 Vail International Dance Festival

Aug 13 Vail Kid’s Adventure Race

Aug 19-20 Vail Soul Music FestivalSonnenalp Casual Classic Cycling Tour

Aug 21  Divas Half Marathon

Aug 25 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Sept 2-5 Labor Day Jazz Festival

Sept 3-5 Gourmet on Gore

Sept 3-5  RMUSSSA Softball Tournament

Sept 4 Vail Rotary Club Duck Race

Sept 9-11 Oktoberfest, LionsHead

Sept 11 Vail Automotive Classic

Sept 15-18   The America Cup at Vail International Fly Fishing  Tournament

Sept 16-18 Oktoberfest, Vail Village

Sept 16-17 Colorado Grand

Sept 18  Vail Mountain School Home Tour

Sept 19-Oct 16  Vail Restaurant Month