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Welcome to Aspen! While you’re visiting us at 7,908 ft above ordinary make sure to visit the retailers and restaurants that make up Aspen’s unique flavor. We are pleased to launch the Shop Aspen campaign for summer 2017. From June 17th through October 7th, check out our Shop Aspen Saturday Deals after you stroll through the Saturday Market, peruse our local galleries at the Shop Aspen Art Walks, and grab lunch at one of our delectable restaurants in the downtown core. Check back with us weekly to make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date information on how to make your stay Defy Ordinary.

Aspen Saturday Market

The Aspen summer staple begins each morning at 8:30am-3pm from June 17th - October 7th. Come visit these ACRA Members at the ACRA booth

June 17: Active Communications - AT&T July 15: Aspen Valley Hospital August 12: O2 Aspen Studio and Spa September 9:
June 24: Response July 22: Kate Flynn Designs August 19: Engel & Volkers Aspen September 16:
July 1: Art of Fitness & The Fix July 29: Palaso August 26: Michele Cardamone Photography September 23:
July 8: The Other Side Ranch August 5: Darnauer Group September 2: Vernon Design September 30:

Are you a member interested in signing up for a booth?  Call Erik at 925-1940 for availability.


Shop Aspen Saturday Deal

A great opportunity to score big and explore the brick and mortar shops in Aspen's downtown core! Check out the Aspen Daily News each Saturday to see which member is featured.


Shop Aspen Art Walks

In partnership with Aspen Sojourner Magazine, the Shop Aspen Art Walks coincide with our 3 annual art festivals. 

From 2-7 p.m. on Saturday July 22nd and August 5th, be a part of the Shop Aspen Art Walk Experience. Visit your local galleries to browse artists' work and enjoy a glass of wine. Follow the red balloons that mark each participating gallery!

Participating galleries include:  Aspen Art Gallery, Aspen Grove Fine Art, Cha Cha Gallery, Christopher Martin Gallery, Elliott Yeary Gallery, Fore & Co. Fine Art Gallery, Gallery 1949, Galerie Maximillian, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Omnibus Gallery, Opera Gallery*, Peter Lik Gallery, Raven Gallery, Royal Street Fine Art, Valley Fine Art, Vickers Collection of Aspen, Challenge America**, and Wind River Gallery.

*Only 7/8/17 and 7/22/17
**At Gallery 8K, only 8/5/17


 

 

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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