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