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Guest Blogger Series: Saturday Market Vendors

saturday market Aspen's Saturday Market is known for offering a wide array of produce from local farms, artisanal crafts, and delicious food. We caught up with local vendors about the products they sell and why they choose to participate in the Aspen Saturday Market. ACRA: Why do you sell your products at the Aspen Saturday Market?Merle Obrien, OlovesM Bags: I love selling at the market because it's a fun place to see friends and meet new people who are visiting for the music festivals, wed …

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Weekend Update August 1-3

theatre aspen Although this weekend marks the first weekend of August,summer is still in full swing in Aspen with cultural arts events, recreationalcompetitions and festivals. Take a peek at our full summer calendarto make the most of August in Aspen.Friday, August 1Take part in history and participate in the first ever Colorado Bike Share Day!AAA Colorado will be sponsoring free bike share day passes this Friday inAspen, Boulder and Denver. Sign up for a free We-Cycle day pass at any of the 14stations or onl …

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Wedding Wednesday: Aspen's Hotel Wedding Venues

ute terrace Aspen's wedding venues offer elegant spaces for the bride and groom to celebrate their wedding day with friends and family. Hotels in town incorporate a stunning mountain backdrop into their event spaces, while maintaining a sense of luxury and warmth. This week's Wedding Wednesday features three Aspen hotels that work hard to create beautiful mountain weddings. ACRA: What space options do you offer for both indoor and outdoor weddings?Meredith Maaske, The Gant: Situated at the base o …

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Ditch the hotel key and grab your sleeping bag!

camping One of the best ways to enjoy the natural endowments of the Aspen area is to lodge among them. Pitch a tent or bring an RV to the several campsites available in the Aspen area, and enjoy days exploring the mountains under the summer sun and nights under the stars. Tent CampsitesDifficult Campground is a local's favorite located about 5 miles away from downtown Aspen. Difficult has over 47 campsites, as well as toilet, water and trash facilities. Bring your fishing rod and hiking boot …

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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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