Saturday, July 10, 2010

Two Local Favorites

This week I would like to highlight two weekly events that everyone looks forward to in Aspen. For starters, there is the Aspen Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday from 9 AM until 3 PM. The market takes place on a portion of Hopkins Ave. between Galena and S. Hunter, then runs south down a portion of S. Hunter Street, where it then turns back West through a portion of Hyman Ave. between Galena and S. Hunter. The market features all sorts of fresh Colorado produce and meats, flowers, jewelry, artisan works, and much more. Strollers are treated to live music while they look around at all the wonderful goods. Fresh food is the perfect way to feed your active Aspen lifestyle! This great weekly event will be taking place every Saturday until October 16th (one day after my birthday…hint). Next up I would like to introduce you to Blue Grass Sundays atop Aspen Mountain. This event will take place every Sunday until September 5th from noon until 3 P.M. There is no cost for admission as this is an open air event taking place just outside the Sundeck Restaurant with sweeping views of the incredible Elk Mountains. There is a cost to ride the Gondola, though you can circumvent this expense if you are feeling ambitious by hiking to the top and riding the Gondola down for free. In addition to the free concert, there are other activities up top, such as disk golf, euro bungee, a rock wall, an obstacle course, a sand box, and a free guided nature walk compliments of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. The nature walk leaves every hour, on the hour, from 11 AM to 3 PM. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Sundeck or you can pack some of the fresh goods you bought the day before at the Farmers Market. See you there!

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