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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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Guest Blogger Series: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

aces logo This week's Guest Blogger Series features Eliza Greenman, Marketing Director for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES).  ACES provides several opportunities for Aspen locals and visitors to explore and support the outdoor environment in the Roaring Fork Valley. What are some of your favorite programs that ACES provides? What do they contribute the Roaring Fork Valley environment and its residents?This is one of the toughest questions as ACES does so much in the Roaring …

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Travel Tuesday: A Virutal Tour of Aspen

north star Looking for some guidance for your next getaway to Aspen? The Aspen Chamber Resort Association has launched a new 360° Virtual Tour of Aspen, so that you can explore Aspen's landscapes, historic sites, and activities from your computer! Created by Regal 360, the Virtual Tour allows you to plan your vacation from afar.PhotosHi-Resolution photographs are displayed in the top left-hand corner, which allows you to scroll through several in the current library, and in the main section …

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Celebrating the 4th in Aspen

4th of July parade Aspen is putting on its annual Old Fashioned 4th of July and you're invited! Bring your family and friends because there's an event for everyone in town on Independence Day.Fitness Before FoodStart your July 4th celebrations on the right foot and register for Boogie's Buddy Race at 8am. Participants can choose between a 5-mile race or 1-mile canine and family walk. Whichever you choose will support The Buddy Program, an organization inspiring youth through mentoring experiences …

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Weekend Update June 27 - 29

Saturday Market Tomatoes Will you be in town this weekend? Aspen visitors and locals can look forward to a wide array of live music events and entertaining activities all weekend long. You can also plan ahead by taking a peek at Aspen's full Summer Calendar. Friday, June 27thWind down from a busy week with world-class jazz artist, Rena Marie.  The JAS Cafe Summer Series will continue Friday night at 7pm and 9:15pm downstairs at The Little Nell Hotel. Rena Marie will be paying tribute to Eartha Kit …

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Wedding Wednesday: Gold Leaf Event Design & Production

Gold Leaf Event Production - Wedding Guest Blogger This week's Wedding Wednesday Series features the ladies of Gold Leaf Event Design & Production.  If you are planning a wedding, these Aspen gals have some fantastic ideas to share!How did you become an event planner?Kate Ryan and Chelsea Dillon, owners of Gold Leaf Event Design & Production have made a name for themselves in the event industry. Kate got her start in event planning as a 13-year-old, coordinating family vacations and political events for her parents and their f …

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Aspen: A Doggie's Delight

Dog w/ fam Maroon Bells resize Next time you're planning a vacation to Aspen, make sure to invite the whole family- even your pets! Many of Aspen's local establishments are pet-friendly and allow you to enjoy your trip with your pup by your side. Throw your dog more than a bone this year with a vacation to Aspen.Dine With Your DalmatianEver enjoyed a meal with your dog? The Little Nell's Living Room and Terrace Bar allows dogs to eat a gourmet meal from the dog menu as their owners experience five-star dining. Sunny, summer …

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Weekend Update June 20-22

walking downtown spring/summer Planning the perfect summer weekend here in Aspen? This weekend's events are filled with music, food, and wine. If you're planning ahead this summer, check out our full Summer Calendar. Friday, June 20thBurn the calories before you eat them. Race alongside celebrity chefs and wine experts in the Food & Wine Classic 5K Charity race. The race begins at 7am in Rio Grande Park. Register here.The Food & Wine Classic begins Friday and continues through Sunday. Vis …

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