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Weekend Update July 25-27

biking views With the end of July in sight, it's time to take on summer and finish checking off that bucket list! Looking forward to next month? Check out our favorite August events. Friday, July 25Kick off the weekend with a night of jazz. The JAS Cafe Downstairs Summer Series continues Friday evening at The Little Nell with an intimate performance from Django Reinhardt, a legendary gypsy jazz guitarist. For tickets and more information click here.Saturday, July 26Ride For The Cure  …

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Wedding Wednesday: Creative Weddings and Celebrations

creative weddings This week's Wedding Wednesday series features Marcy Kneiper, wedding planner from Creative Weddings and Celebrations. Marcy has over 14 years of experience planning weddings in the Roaring Fork Valley and always strives to create the magical day that each couple envisions. Find out more about Marcy and Creative Weddings and Celebrations: How did you decide to become a wedding planner? I have always loved weddings and have found that my personality really lends itself well to wedding p …

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What to Look Forward to This August in Aspen

maroon bells 2 August may be the last month of the summer, but there are still plenty of wonderful events to look forward to around town. Visitors and locals will not want to miss the music festivals, art unveilings, and extreme athletic races that are soon to take place. Take a look at our full summer calendar for all upcoming events in the Aspen area.Maroon Bells Birthday Bash The Aspen community is getting together to celebrate 50 years of wilderness at the Maroon Bells Birthday Bash! T …

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Weekend Update July 18-20

whitewater rafting With just ten more weekends until the official autumnal equinox, it's time to take full advantage of Aspen's summer outdoor adventures and cultural arts scene! Planning ahead for another weekend in the mountains? Take a peek at our full calendar of events.Friday, July 18Head over to the Greenwald Pavilion for the Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series. This Friday the series will feature U.S. Representative John R. Lewis. The goal of the speaker series is to start unique conversat …

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Farm to Table in Aspen

ajax tavern The Farm to Table dining concept has connected local food producers with delectable dishes and beverages served in restaurants. Here in Aspen, there are several restaurants that take part in the farm to table movement, making it easy to support small-scale farmers and enjoy local fare when dining out.EllinaEllina, led by Executive Chef Miguel Diaz, incorporates locally sourced ingredients and offers a true farm to table dining experience. The menu presents house made pastas and breads, as well  …

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Discovering Aspen in Hiking Boots

hiking One of the most exciting ways to explore Aspen is by foot. Our town has various hiking trails for all ages, abilities and fitness levels, so that all can enjoy the peace and serenity of Aspen's summer colors. Leisurely StrollsSometimes all you need is time outdoors to indulge in a relaxed walk with friends and family. The Rio Grande Trail is a paved trail that runs from Aspen to Woody Creek. Walkers can follow the trail as far as they'd like and take in the views of the surrounding mount …

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Happy 50th Birthday, Maroon Bells!

maroon bells The Maroon Bells was one of the first 54 wilderness areas to be established in 1964. These beautiful peaks have brought locals and visitors so much joy over the last fifty years, so why not celebrate their fame and legacy? All are invited to join in the Maroon Bells Birthday Bash on August 2nd at the base of Aspen Highlands. This family-friendly party will feature live music, food and pre-bash activities from 3-9pm. The event will also raise awareness about the benefits of wilderne …

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Weekend Update July 11-13

benedict tent There's always something to celebrate in Aspen over the weekend, whether it be talented musicians or the vibrant local community. Check out our full calendar of events and our recommendations below for upcoming summer activities to take part in.Friday, July 11Chautauqua Aspen begins Friday at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. The goal of this two-day conversational event is to explore the ideas of the freethinkers who have shaped the Aspen community. Featured speakers include Aspen  …

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Shop 'til You Drop in Aspen

Aspen Shopping Summer in Aspen is filled with outdoor adventures, cultural events and world-class music performances, but there's no shame in taking a day off for some retail therapy. From designer duds to outdoor gear shops to prepare customers for any element, Aspen is filled with shops that pack a big city punch into a pedestrian friendly, small town shopping district.New + NotableStop by some of Aspen's newest stores to spruce up your wardrobe. Rag & Bone, located on Hyman Ave., sells clothi …

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Weekend Update July 4-6

jas cafe If you're celebrating Independence Day in Aspen, consider staying for the entire Fourth of July Weekend to make the most of musical performances and cultural activities in town. See our full Summer Calendar for other upcoming events.Friday, July 4thAspen is putting on its annual Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration and all are welcome to join in the fun! Some activities that can be found around town on Friday are picnics, the annual 4th of July Parade (with a new time, …

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