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.
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 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.
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.
Maureen Poschman/ACRA – [email protected]
Richard Dusseau – Men’s Vows – [email protected]