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Top 10 reasons to have your meeting in aspen

Aspen opens the doors to unique meeting spaces and event venues built for all group sizes, an arts and culture scene walkable from downtown, delectable local cuisine, year-round events and much more. Here are our top ten reasons to have your meeting with us in this beautiful mountain town.

1. Accommodations:

Whether it’s a small group retreat or a large incentive program, Aspen has the lodging to fit your needs from small B&B's to grand five-star resorts.

2. Local’s Expertise:

Aspen takes pride in its can-do mountain attitude. Here at ACRA we’ll help connect you with all of the right folks for the best in lodging, venues and post meeting activities.

3. Arts & Culture:

Aspen has an Art Museum, Theatre in the Park, the Aspen Music Festival and School, a world class ballet company...we think you get the idea. After a long meeting enjoy big city arts and culture all within walking distance.

4. Location:

Aspen has the ability to make you feel as though you’re in another world, yet at the same time gives you access to everything you need for your meetings, including high-tech conference rooms and exceptional event space.

5. Service Standards:

Aspen is the hostess with the mostess. A large part of our daily routine revolves around making our visitors feel welcome and at home. Let us happily show you the way.

6. Team Building:

If you need your team to recharge and reconnect, this is the place. If you need to get your ya-yas out and play all day, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is choose the activity and the sky’s the limit, literally.

7. Meeting Space:

We can help you partner with an appropriate venue that can seat hundreds of people for a multimedia presentation, or an off-the-beaten track venue that will create a unique one-of-a-kind experience.

8. Amazing Food:

With over 80 restaurants to choose from appealing to everyone in the group shouldn’t be a problem. Aspen’s restaurants are some of the finest dining experiences around and boast locally-sourced food to boot.

9. Nightlife:

From block parties to nightclubs to the best live music venues around, Aspen will be sure to keep your guests entertained until last call.

10. Special Events:

Aspen welcomes notable events year after year, like the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, or the Women’s World Cup Ski Races. So, if you’re looking to make more than just an impression, create your next group meeting in Aspen.

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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