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2018 Aspen Media Coverage

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association works to promote Aspen as a premier year-round destination through a targeted public relations campaign highlighting all that Aspen has to offer and gaining media exposure for our destination and local businesses. We work with the local PR agency Promo Communications. As part of our efforts, below is a list of articles that mention Aspen, local businesses and activities. Please note that the media coverage featured is not necessarily the sole result of the ACRA  but could be the result of other community partner's efforts.

Aspen Online Coverage 2018

9/11/2018 MSN 15 Best Places to see Fall Colors in the US
9/10/2018 Matador Network 9 underrated destinations in the US for a blowout girls trip
9/8/2018 My Domaine The Most Beautiful Mountain Towns Will Make You Want to Channel Julie Andrews
9/7/2018 Style Cartel Fall Favorites: Where to Travel This Fall
9/6/2018 Pure Travel 6 Fall Honeymoon Ideas That You Can’t Resist But Try
9/6/2018 Trips to Discover Top 8 luxury resorts for a fall getaway
9/6/2018 Roots Rated 10 of the best trail races for fall
8/29/2018 Taking the Kids Aspen's Hotel Jerome: Historic, Comfy, Very Pet-Friendly
8/28/2018 The Gazette 5 Colorado festivals to seek out this week: Jazz, folk and country music, cranes and a family circus
8/27/2018 Trips to Discover Top 8 Last Minute Labor Day Getaways
8/27/2018 The Points Guy You Can Play With an Adoptable Dog on Your Next Vacation
8/25/2018 Thirst Colorado 9 Warm Weather Aspen Experiences
8/21/2018 Forbes Travel Guide 5 Colorado Mountain Towns To Explore This Summer
8/20/2018 Wedding Bee 6 Relaxing Bachelorette Destinations
8/20/2018 Meetings & Events 9 U.S. Mountain West Hotels Land Forbes Five Stars
8/16/2018 Travel + Leisure 10 Perfect Last-minute Labor Day Weekend Destinations
8/14/2018 Meetings & Events Colorado Sunsets, Stars and Evening Fun for Groups
8/14/2018 Colorado Meetings & Events Colorado Sunsets, Stars and Evening Fun for Groups
8/13/2018 Go To Travel Gal Bucket List Adventure! Hike From Crested Butte to Aspen in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains
8/12/2018 Vacation Idea 25 Architecturally Stunning Museums in the United States
8/10/2018 Mountain Living 5 Aspen Homes with Ultimate Luxury
8/8/2018 Forbes Travel Guide Why We're Not Waiting Until Winter for Aspen
7/26/2018 Shermans Travel The cheapest months to visits the world's most expensive destinations
7/25/2018 Blouin Art Info Cindy Hirschfeld’s Tips to Make the Best of Aspen
7/23/2018 Galerie Magazine The Essential Aspen Summer Art Guide 2018
7/23/2018 Colorado Public Radio 10 things to do while visiting the Aspen Music Festival
7/18/2018 5280 5 reasons to attend an art camp for grown ups
7/6/2018 303 Magazine The Mountains Are Getting More Art and Here's What Not to Miss
7/6/2018 Enjoy Traveling Paris Themed Concerts at the Aspen Music Festival
7/5/2018 Trips to Discover Top 10 Reasons to Visit Aspen in the Summer
7/4/2018 NY Times A July 4th without fireworks? Wildfire-plagued cities turn to drones
7/4/2018 CNN Western US cities worried about scrapping July 4 fireworks because of wildfires. So they're using drones instead
7/4/2018 BBC Fourth of July: Aspen, Colorado swaps fireworks for drones
7/4/2018 Guardian Fourth of July: drones to replace firework displays due to wildfire risk
6/27/2018 Colorado Avid Golfer Amazing Aspen is a Fabulous Getaway
6/27/2018 5280 Road-Trip Restaurant: Tanuki
6/26/2018 BizBash The FOMO-Inducing Highlights of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
6/26/2018 Town & Country 10 Best Labor Day Weekend Ideas for Last Minute Planners
6/26/2018 Trip Savvy 10 Ghost Towns You Can Visit in Colorado
6/25/2018 The Know Your ultimate guide to every don’t-miss Colorado summer festival and event in 2018
6/25/2018 Town & Country 20 Ski Towns That Are Just As Spectacular in the Summer
6/25/2018 Wealth Magazine 16th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival Returns July 21-22
6/21/2018 PureWow The 8 Best Nonstop Flights from Dallas That'll Land You in Paradise by Lunchtime
6/21/2018 Taking the Kids Summer Fun and July 4 in the Mountains
6/20/2018 Westword Ten Local Products Showcased at Aspen Food & Wine and Where to Find Them
6/19/2018 USA Today Inside the nation's fanciest food festival
6/18/2018 USA Today 10 Best 10 reasons why you need to go the Aspen after the snow melts
6/18/2018 The Know (Denver Post) 8 must-see fine arts offerings this summer, from Santa Fe to Steamboat
6/18/2018 5280 The best bites, sips, and takeaways from 2018's Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
6/18/2018 Trip Savvy The top 6 places to go whitewater rafting in Colorado
6/18/2018 Freeskier The best photos of Freeskier volume 20 part 2
6/17/2018 LA Times Here's where you'll find maximum fun for your Fourth of July celebrations
6/16/2018 CBS Denver Colorado's growing presence at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
6/14/2018 Jetsetter 5 family fun activities in Aspen
6/14/2018 Gazette 5 Colorado festivals not to miss this weekend, including one with free strawberries and ice cream
6/13/2018 Texas Monthly Where to go on a Summer Getaway to Aspen
6/13/2018 Dining Out 8 Ways to Celebrate Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Without a Ticket
6/13/2018 Wine Enthusiast The Wine Enthusiast Restaurant Hall of Fame
6/13/2018 Trip Savvy 10 best honeymoon destinations in the mountains
6/12/2018 OpenTable Rocky Mountain High: Where to Dine in Aspen this Summer
6/11/2018 Expedia Viewfinder 20 Coolest Hotel Pools in the US
6/11/2018 Woman Getting Married 10 of the best wedding planners in Colorado
6/11/2018 Westword The ten best music festivals this summer
6/5/2018 Wall Street Journal An Insider's Guide to Summertime in Aspen
6/4/2018 Only in your state 13 summer destinations everyone in Colorado needs to visit this summer
6/2/2018 Dining Out 9 Must Do Events in June
5/31/2018 Forbes Travel Guide Your Guide To The 2018 Food & Wine Classic In Aspen
5/30/2018 Travel Pulse A guide to a fantastic stay in Aspen
5/29/2018 Only in your state The One Enchanting Ski Resort That’s Even Better In The Summertime
5/28/2018 Expedia Viewfinder The 55 most breathtaking destinations in the world
5/25/2018 Matador Network 9 awesome museum restaurants in the US you need to try
5/24/2018 Brit + CO Why Aspen is even better in the summer
4/30/2018 Insider 5 exclusive travel benefits and events you can only access as an Amex Platinum cardholder
4/25/2018 Unofficial Networks 6 Soulful Ski Areas on the Ikon Pass Not to be Missed
4/24/2018 Trip Savvy 7 Beautiful Places to go Camping in Colorado
4/23/2018 Backpacker.com Denver's Top 5 Backpacking Trips
4/19/2018 Fathom Away Altitude with Attitude: The Best Places to Visit in Colorado
4/19/2018 Lonely Planet The great Colorado 'fourteener' road trip
4/19/2018 Elite Daily Where To Travel This Summer With Your Girls, Based On Where You're At In Your 20s
4/19/2018 Fathom Away Altitude with Attitude: The Best Places to Visit in Colorado
4/19/2018 Lonely Planet The great Colorado 'fourteener' road trip
4/19/2018 Elite Daily Where To Travel This Summer With Your Girls, Based On Where You're At In Your 20s
4/11/2018 Teton Gravity 5 Best Apres Ski Parties in the US
4/11/2018 Esquire 21 phenomenal around the world photos to gawk at this Earth Day
4/11/2018 On the Snow 5 ways to enjoy Colorado's mud season
4/10/2018 Business Insider Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of
4/10/2018 Luxury Travel Mag AUS Little Nell, Big Treat
4/9/2018 Teton Gravity The Local Crew Series: What it Takes to be the Fastest Ski Gang in Aspen
4/6/2018 Men's Health Meet the 98-year-old-CEO who just might be fitter than you
4/6/2018 303 Magazine 15 weird and wonderful spring ski events to attend this month
4/6/2018 Go Banking Rates 60 travel destinations calling your name this summer
4/6/2018 Mojo Traveler 5 of our favorite travel destinations in Colorado
4/4/2018 Forbes Spring Travel: Five Places to Go Now
4/2/2018 Denver Life Clear as mud: great spring deals at mountain resorts
4/1/2018 5280 The 5280 Guide to Mud Season
4/1/2018 5280 The Coolest Things to Do in Colorado This Month
3/30/2018 5280 A Cinephile’s Guide to April’s Colorado Film Events
3/29/2018 Andrew Harper Where Sleeping Dogs Lie: 11 Luxury Stays for the Pampered Pet
3/28/2018 Snow Industry News Colorado Ski Areas Celebrate End of Season with Exciting Events
3/26/2018 Pure Wow These Are the Most Affordable Times to Visit the World's Most Expensive Destinations
3/23/2018 303 Magazine 10 cheap Colorado weekend staycations for under $100
3/23/2018 Business Insider The cheapest time to visit the top 11 travel destinations in the world
3/21/2018 Brides A Snowy September Wedding on Aspen Mountain
3/21/2018 Trips to Discover 8 best honeymoon resorts in Colorado
3/21/2018 Vacation Idea 18 perfect Mother's Day weekend trips
3/20/2018 Cheapism 24 food festivals that should be on your bucket list
3/19/2018 MSN Lifestyle 20 of the sunniest cities in the U.S.
3/19/2018 MSN Weather The US cities that get the most snow during spring
3/19/2018 Outside Online Christy Mahon's Favorite Ski Gear
3/18/2018 The Know- Denver Post Colorado festival guide 2018: 10 music, film, dance and family events you can't miss this year
3/17/2018 Vacation Idea 25 best wedding venues in Colorado
3/15/2018 Teton Gravity Chasing Icons: Popping Champagne with Aspen Locals
3/14/2018 USA Today 10 Best Here are 10 spectacular ski area pools and hot tubs
3/14/2018 9 News Here are a bunch of Colorado music festivals that aren't Grandoozy
3/14/2018 Trips to Discover Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Getaways in Colorado
3/13/2018 5280 8 fun-filled spring break ideas
3/10/2018 Sunset Your Winter Guide to Aspen, Colorado
3/10/2018 Lifestyle  A travel guide to Aspen, the ultimate winter wonderland
3/8/2018 9 News 9 things to do in Colorado This Weekend
3/8/2018 Roots Rated 15 of the Most Iconic Hikes in the World
3/7/2018 Successful Meetings Colorado's Vast Meeting Attractions
3/6/2018 Conde Nast Traveler Beyond the Basics: Aspen
3/2/2018 Self 8 Women-Only Ski Camps fo Skiers of All Levels
3/2/2018 Mountain Life Media Whether you're making or rain or making it work, Aspen welcomes you with open arms
3/2/2018 5280 Behind the Scenes at Top Chef Colorado, Episode 13
3/1/2018 5280 The Highlight Reel: February's Tastiest Food News
3/1/2018 Departures Dining Agenda: Restaurants and Food News March 2018
3/1/2018 Jetesetters blog Spring brings deals and events to Colorado Ski Country
3/1/2018 Viewfinder- Expedia blog Americans pick their favorite destinations
2/28/2018 Food & Wine Eleven Madison Park's Seasonal Pop Up Is Coming Back
2/28/2018 The Town Talk 25 must see buildings in Colorado
2/27/2018 Colorado Avid Golfer Apres-Golf in Aspen
2/24/2018 Trazee Travel Top 5 ski towns in Colorado
2/23/2018 Wine Spectator Wine Wanderlust Guide: March 2018
2/21/2018 Outside Online 6 Famous Highways Loved by Skiers
2/21/2018 Bro Bible 7 Kickass Destinations To Ski By Day & Party By Night
2/20/2018 10 Best Here are 10 ski resort breweries made for apres
2/19/2018 Popsugar 7 Mature Girls' Trips to Take in Your 30's
2/18/2018 Denver Post 5 winter adventures in Colorado you can't have until the sun goes down
2/16/2018 USA Today 10 great places to try a moscow mule
2/14/2018 The Zoe Report How to do Aspen in 48 hours
2/13/2018 Cetu News 50 of the most romantic restaurants in the US, according to Yelp
2/13/2018 Orbitz 20 trips everyone should take before turning 35
2/13/2018 Open Table Say I Love You in These Romantic Hotel Dining Room on Valentine's Day-or Any Day
2/13/2018 On The Snow 6 of the best eats on the peaks
2/12/2018 Departures Your Ski Survival Guide to Colorado's Five Big Ski Towns
2/12/2018 Haute Living The Best Ski Resorts in the World
2/9/2018 303 Magazine 12 romantic and affordable Colorado Airbnbs
2/9/2018 Vogue.com Where to Watch the Winter Olympics, Craft Cocktail in Hand
2/8/2018 Traveller Budget travel: The world's 50 greatest cheap experiences
2/6/2018 Observer The 15 most memorable on-mountain restaurants in America
1/31/2018 Insider 6 last minute Presidents' Day vacations you can take
1/31/2018 HGTV 10 pet friendly spots to visit this year
1/29/2018 Travel + Leisure The world's most romantic cities
1/28/2018 Coveteur How to spend $74k in Aspen in 24 hours
1/28/2018 Ecophiles Best destinations for a ski vacation
1/28/2018 Afar 11 toasty outdoor pools in snowy places
1/25/2018 Spoon University A Foodie's Guide to Aspen
1/25/2018 Wall Street Journal The 8 best mountain resorts for so so skiers
1/24/2018 U.S. News & World Report 50 Top Small Towns to Visit in 2018
1/24/2018 MSN Travel 11 hotels both you and your pet can enjoy
1/22/2018 Outside online 8 Rules to Plan the Ultimate Ski Trip
1/14/2018 Travel Pulse A Venerable Aspen Favorite
1/14/2018 The Points Guy 8 things to know before you go to Aspen
1/13/2018 Spoon University The best place to eat crepes in every state
1/13/2018 Buzzfeed 10 destinations that will be huge in 2018, according to Google
1/13/2018 Buzzfeed The Top 10 Places to Travel to in 2018 According to Google
1/12/2018 Money Inc The top five luxury alpine ski resorts in the world
1/12/2018 Money Inc Top Five Luxury Alpine Ski Resorts in the World
1/11/2018 Business Insider 10 food festivals around the world that are worth traveling for
1/11/2018 Business Insider The Best Food Festivals Around the World
1/10/2018 Honey Nine News' Samantha Heathwood on the Aspen trip that changed her life forever
1/2/2018 Wine Enthusiast  Aspen Travel Beyond the Slopes 

4th of July Parade Waiver



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  


  • 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”).


                                    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.


                                         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.


   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


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