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Star-Studded Culinary Weekend will Feature Martha Stewart, Richard Blais, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, and More
Aspen, Colo. (June 4, 2019) – If you are a last minute planner, there are still ways to experience Aspen’s biggest culinary weekend of the year, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. This June 14 -16, the festival brings the Food & Wine brand to life with three unparalleled days of cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, panel discussions, tasting events and the famed Grand Tasting Pavilion – all set at 8,000 feet in the majestic backdrop of Aspen, Colorado. 
Lodging is available in Aspen with the most affordable three-night option at the Aspen Mountain Lodge at $339/night. Aspen Meadows is running a special for guests at $443/night with daily breakfast included and a $100 gift certificate to one of Aspen’s premier wine shops, Of Grape & Grain. To check on available accommodations, visitwww.stayaspensnowmass.com or call (888) 649-5982.
There are a limited number of weekend passes still available for the 2019 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, America’s premier culinary event, as well as tickets to a few a la carte  tickets to select events, including a charity 5K race, a Barbuto pop up dinner with Jonathan Waxman, and a Farewell Feast, featuring FOOD & WINE’s 2019 Best New Restaurants. 
Tickets for the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen are $1,700, and are available by calling 877-900-WINE or by visiting foodandwine.com/classic
New talent additions to the weekend lineup include Martha Stewart, JJ Johnson and Ruth Reichl on the food side, and David Keck and June Rodil on the wine side. Stewart will host a book signing, present a cooking demonstration, and share top tips on summer entertaining. Reichl will chat about her career highlights and Save Me the Plums, her newest book.  
Trending topics on the 2019 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen docket include: ‘Weeknight Entertaining with Justin Chapple’, ‘Summer Herbs: Maximizing Flavor with Alex Guarnaschelli’, ‘Red Wines of Bourdeaux with Kevin Zraly’, ‘Wines for Quadrillionaires with Mark Oldman’, ‘Burger Bonanza with Ray Isle’, and ‘World’s Greatest Craft Beers with Andy Chabot and Roy Milner’.
The full schedule for the three-day event can be found here. Follow the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen on Facebook or #fwclassic on social media outlets.
For media information and images, visit www.aspenchamber.org/media and contact Promo Communications at 970.925.8480 or
Maureen Poschman • [email protected]
Melissa Wisenbaker • [email protected]
For visitor information, visit www.aspenchamber.org, or call 1.888.290.1324 or 970.925.1940.
Connect with Aspen on Facebook, Twitter (@AspenCO), Instagram (@AspenCO), YouTube and the blog.
About Aspen
Aspen, Colorado is an authentic mountain town that combines a year-round outdoor lifestyle with a cosmopolitan cultural calendar and busting downtown ambiance. An endless array of arts, culture, dining, and nightlife give Aspen an urbane feel that belies its small-town charm. An Aspen vacation is a mind, body, spirit experience, whether learning a new skill, feeding a
fascination, or simply absorbing the mountain spirit.
For visitor information, a complete calendar of events, or to book an Aspen vacation, visit www.aspenchamber.org, or call 1.888.290.1324 or 970.925.1940.

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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