July is filled with exciting activities for everyone of all ages:
Vail Resorts has just announced that the gondola running from Lionshead up to Adventure Ridge is FREE to ALL passengers after 5 PM every Thursday evening until the last ride down at 9:30 PM. You will need to go to the ticket office in Lionshead to get a ticket and then enjoy the beautiful scenery and the gorgeous sunsets at 10,350 ft! Talk about a bargain….. It doesn’t get any better than this!
There is plenty to do throughout the Vail Valley as well.
Art on the Rockies
Art on the Rockies returns to the Vail Valley this weekend, July 13-15. The annual event welcomes over 120 artists and craftspeople from all over the country.
White tents will line the campus at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, which will host the event from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. all three days. The list of the types of art represented is long: ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, fiber, stone, two-dimensional mixed media, paintings, photography and sculptures, so there is really something to please everyone’s eye.
Golf Deals around the Valley
If you haven’t experienced golf in the mountains, then the Vail Valley is a great place to play a few rounds. There are several public courses throughout the valley and you can even find a few deals right now. Did you know that your golf ball flies in the air further at altitude? That fact, along with some savings, will put a smile on your face.
Jazz it up this weekend with Vail Jazz
As the summer rolls on, the various Vail Jazz performances roll on as well. Last week kicked off the first Vail Jazz at Riverwalk concert with the Hazel Miller Band and the energy and great sounds continue to flow into the Riverwalk Amphitheater this Friday at 6 p.m. with the sounds of Ginga. Comprised of classical, jazz, and salsa musicians, Ginga will bring a taste of Brazil to Edwards for this free show. Wear comfortable shoes for dancing in the lawn at the Riverwalk Amphitheater and bring a picnic or enjoy the food and drink available for purchase at the venue.
Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater
Drive-in movie theaters aren’t as readily found as they were several decades ago, but this summer in Minturn you can get a taste of nostalgia with the Blue Starlite’s outdoor pop up screen at Little Beach Park.
You can buy your tickets in advance. They offer general admission for walk-in (or bike-in) guests or add a car slot if you want to drive in. You can also get a package deal for a car slot, admission and popcorn, two sodas and two candies. Other food and classic movie candy is available for purchase and feel free to bring in your own snacks and beverages, too. Bring a blanket and jacket since the night air can get cool at Minturn’s elevation of just over 7,800 feet above sea level.
This weekend’s offerings include “Grease: the Singalong” as the first feature and since it is Friday, July 13 the second feature will be “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives”. Saturday, July 14 will be a night of “Star Wars” under the stars. The double feature will include “Star Wars: Last Jedi” and “Star Wars: Rogue One” plus a pre-show “Space Noise” exhibition.
Early show gates open at 7:30 p.m. and late show gates open at 10:45 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.bluestarlitedrivein.com or text “797979” for show times.
And last but not least, be sure to enjoy the Colorado Ski Museum at the top of the Vail Parking structure which has been just totally renovated. The history of skiing is quite incredible and it is presented in a very interesting and professional way.