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ASPEN SUMMER HOLIDAY - FIRST SUMMER MOUNTAIN WEEK FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY - WILL TAKE PLACE IN ASPEN, CO. AUGUST 24 – 27, 2017

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ASPEN SUMMER HOLIDAY - FIRST SUMMER MOUNTAIN WEEK FOR

LGBTQ COMMUNITY - WILL TAKE PLACE IN ASPEN, CO.

AUGUST 24 – 26, 2017

 

Aspen, COLO (March 29, 2017) — Men’s Vows is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) to host the first of its kind, summer mountain week for the LGBT community – Aspen Summer Holiday™. The four-day event will take place in Aspen, Colorado Aug. 24 – 27, 2017. 

For those who think of Aspen as a ski & winter destination, summer in Aspen is magical. Aspen Summer Holiday will take place with the backdrop of the glorious Rocky Mountains, in Aspen’s most unique hotels and lodges, and in this charming mountain town filled with elegant boutiques, stunning galleries, and exciting restaurants, speakeasies, and music venues.

The inaugural Aspen Summer Holiday parlays the success of Aspen’s annual Gay Ski Week, which recently celebrated its 40th year, attracts over 4,000 attendees, and has a significant economic contribution to the City of Aspen.

Aspen Summer Holiday is a fundraiser for the National LGBTQ Task Force.  The Task Force was formed in 1973 and continues to make great strides in advancing full freedom, justice and equality for all LGBTQ people.  The Task Force currently hosts the Winter Party Festival in Miami Beach with more than 13,000 attendees. 

The grand opening event will  benefit One Colorado, dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families.  A couples mixer and singles speed-dating event will benefit The Generations Project, which fosters relatable intergenerational storytelling to bring life to the history of the LGBT community.

Aspen Summer Holiday is proud to have the support of HBO, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and Room & Board and has sponsorship opportunities still available.

Daytime Activities

The four-day Aspen Summer Holiday will provide attendees with a fun-filled authentic Rocky Mountain experience. Daytime activities include the following activities taking place in the mountains and rivers surrounding Aspen: guided hikes, mountain biking, cycling, river rafting, horseback riding, and more.

Evening Events

Evening events include the following: themed sponsored parties and fundraisers, gallery walks to Aspen’s more than 30 galleries; dine-arounds in some of Aspen’s celebrated restaurants, daily afternoon poolside tea dances, and more.

Friday Night Fashion Show

In addition to the opening and closing parties, the signature event for Summer Holiday will be the Friday night fashion show featuring internationally recognized designers and global haute couture brands.  This premier event will accommodate 350 attendees and begin with a sponsored cocktail party, prior to the runway show.  Following the runway show, the event will transition into a high-energy dance party. 

Lodging for Aspen Summer Holiday

Room blocks with special rates for Aspen Summer Holiday attendees have been secured at The St. Regis Resort Aspen, The Limelight Hotel Aspen, and the Hotel Aspen/Molly Gibson Lodge. To book rooms visit http://www.aspensummerholiday.com  for information or contact the hotels directly and reference #AspenSummerHoliday to obtain the special rate.

Tickets for Aspen Summer Holiday Events

All evening events and parties will be individually ticketed, with advance tickets available online at www.aspensummerholiday.com. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards fundraising for the National LGBTQ Task Force, which has a broad base of support and reach throughout the community, and is directly partnering on marketing Aspen Summer Holiday.

 

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About Men’s Vows:

Men’s Vows is the digital channel dedicated to providing gay men advice for every stage of the wedding process including engagement, wedding planning, registry and honeymoon. The site’s content is developed from a male perspective, following a carefully articulated aesthetic and includes expertise from recently wed couples and wedding industry leaders. Recognizing that men have a different level of experience, interest in and approach to planning a wedding, Men’s Vows has developed its content for the gay men’s market.

For two grooms, planning a wedding will be as unique and challenging as the path that led to their big day. From “I will” to “I do,” Men’s Vows tackles the practicalities of the wedding so that grooms can embrace the joy of having found each other, the joy of being celebrated by their loved ones, and the joys of married life.

Men’s Vows is based in Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA.

 

Media Contacts:

Maureen Poschman/ACRA – [email protected]

Richard Dusseau – Men’s Vows – [email protected]

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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