The Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places is greatly anticipating the arrival of renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty to create a Stickwork sculptural installation in Vail’s Ford Park this June. For over 35 years, the public has been mesmerized by his whimsical sculptural creations in botanical gardens, museum grounds, universities, and other settings around the world. Dougherty has honed his craft at bending and weaving natural materials into over 285 monumental interactive sculptures for an unforgettable experience. ( more)
The Bravo! Vail Music Festival announces its 31st season, that runs from June 21 to August 2, 2018. This season features new and exciting debuts, first time collaborations and unexpected performances, innovative and thought-provoking programming, concerts that showcase the orchestral power of four internationally-renowned ensembles, free concerts that further solidify the Festival’s ongoing commitment to its community and music education, and the welcome return of many of today’s leading artists.
With nine different sports, more than 25 events, live concerts and more than 70,000 spectators, the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games were the biggest and best yet, but organizers today announced a lineup to the 2018 GoPro Mountain Games that ought to take the event to an entirely new level when it gets under way June 7-10 in Vail, Colorado. ( more)
The Vail Recreation District's 2017 La Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, continues Aug. 26 with the 5K and 10K@10,000 Feet trail running race. Both races, presented by Summit Ford, will begin at 8 a.m. at the top of Gondola One at Mid-Vail on Vail Mountain, with the entire race taking place above 9,000 feet. The average grade of the 10K is 7% with an elevation gain of nearly 1,200 feet, while the shorter 5K is less challenging and will allow runners the chance to experience racing at an impressive altitude. This is the sixth race in the seven race series. ( more)
Ask someone about Brazilian jazz and the likely response is bossa nova and “The Girl from Ipanema.” The 1964 recording was a smash hit for Brazilian vocalist Astrud Gilberto and American saxophonist Stan Getz and it propelled the bossa nova sound to world-wide popularity. Ipanema is a toney beach neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and the lyrics of the song tell the story of a tall, tan, young and lovely girl who sways like a samba when she walks to the sea. ( more)
One of the summer’s most anticipated family events, the Vail Kids Adventure Games (Kids A.G.) presented by Toyota, will arrive in Vail this week with five days of family fun, race action and a lot of mud. ( more)
For the first time in 26 years, a solar eclipse will pass over Vail and Beaver Creek on August 21, 2017. According to Eclipse2017.org, Vail will see 92% of the solar eclipse from 10:21 AM to 1:11 PM, creating a once in a lifetime adventure in the mountains. The solar eclipse is the first total eclipse visible only in the USA since 1776. ( more)
The Vail Recreation District's fourth annual KEEN Family Mud Run will take place Saturday, Aug. 12 in Vail, Colo. as part of the 2017 Vail Kids Adventure Games presented by Toyota. The KEEN Family Mud Run is open to all ages and is the perfect opportunity for those who are too young or too old to participate in the Kids A.G., but still want to join in on the activities. ( more)
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