Fourth of July weekend kicks off with the annual downtown parade
Aspen’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2013, all day
There’s no better way to spend the Fourth than in the picturesque streets of Aspen. This year’s celebration includes a downtown parade, kids carnival, live music, picnics, and much more. The celebration of our country’s independence has become one of the most attended events in the Rocky Mountains, drawing visitors near and far. 970-925-1940
Snowmass Stage: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Friday, July 5, 2013, 6:15 p.m.
As part of the Snowmass Village Free Concert Series, the regular Thursday night lineup shifts to Friday for the holiday weekend. Known for its unique blend of Zydeco and rock, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band brings a taste of the South to Snowmass Mountain’s Fanny Hill at Snowmass Mountain. Pack a picnic and bring the entire family.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Program A
Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m.
Aspen’s cultural scene heats up with the start of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s summer season. This weekend’s kick-off features Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dancers, and Program A includes Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, ASFB's newest discovery, Norbert De La Cruz, and Trey McIntyre’s Like a Samba. Aspen District Theatre, 335 High School Rd., 970-925-7175
Classical Music atop Aspen Mountain
Saturday, July 6, noon
Everything looks a little prettier and sounds a little better at 11,000 feet atop Ajax Mountain. Presented by the Aspen Skiing Company, Classical Saturdays, as known by locals, is a summer must. Pack a picnic or eat at the tasty Sundeck Restaurant, and be sure to bring the kiddos as there’s plenty of children activities, too. Sundeck Restaurant, Aspen Mountain, 970-923-1227
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON DEWEY