I can't believe it is already July, what happened to June? Although the summer is flying by, there are still plenty of activities and events that you need to be filling you and your families down time with. July seems to be the month of concerts, with Bravo! coming to town and all the free concerts in Vail and Eagle it is a concert goers dream.
Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival
This year is the 25th anniversary for the Bravo Music Festival and they are rolling out all the stops to make this year fantastic. The Vail Valley will be host to the Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, plus world-class chamber musicians, composers, and the brightest new ensembles . They will be having shows and events almost everyday in July so this is your chance to see some world class musicians right here in your backyard. For more information or to purchase tickets go to their website.
Fourth of July
Even though there will be no fireworks here in the Valley there are still plenty of fun things to do for the holiday. On the 3rd of July, Avon has canceled their famous fireworks display but are still having bands on their main stage and activities for the kids everywhere else. They have a bouncy house, carnival games, face painting and balloon sculptors. Vail is also keeping the festivities going on the fourth with the regions largest Independence Day parade starting at 10AM in Golden Peak. In Lionshead they will have arts and crafts for the kids and music for everyone to enjoy too. For more information visit their town websites.
LA Sportiva Hill Climb
For those who are looking for a strenuous activity this month Vail Mountain is having their 7.5 mile hill climb up 2,500 feet on July 7th at 8AM. Voted the best trail race in 2006 and 2011 by Colorado Runner, this will definitely be fun and challenging event for those who enter. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will be running for spectators and family to cheer on their runners.
Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour
This one will be a challenge, but a fun one. On July 14-15 there is a daunting 120 mile ride with over 10,000 feet of elevation change. The ride starts in Evergreen and climbs over Squaw pass to Idaho Springs and on into Georgetown. From there, it climbs over Loveland Pass to Frisco and over Vail Pass to the finish line in Avon. Come to Nottingham Park to cheer on the finishers. If you are still feeling good after your ride you can do it again the next day to ride back to Evergreen! For more information go to http://www.teamevergreen.org/triple
It appears there is something for everyone this coming month. For the active people out there we have bike and running races; if you want something of a slower pace we have many concerts to attend. On top of the Bravo! series, Vail still has their free concerts every Tuesday and Eagle does a free concert every Thursday. If you have any questions about other things that may be happening in our beautiful valley please give me a call. Enjoy all the fun!