Aspen Times Weekly: Summer Fun |

Aspen Times Weekly: Summer Fun

Running to the finish line at the Color Run in Snowmass.

Summer is for socializing, exchanging ideas, celebrating life’s grand occasions, being active and living well. All of those elements can be experienced on a daily basis in Aspen. Every weekend, visit the Aspen Saturday Market to stock up on fresh finds from farmers from near and afar. Races and fun runs take place practically every weekend such as last Sunday’s Color Run presented by the Snowmass Club and the Snowmass Chapel’s Camp Smashbox. That afternoon, scores of friends gathered to celebrate an engagement — wishing fiancés Vanessa Sorenson and Clay Stranger well with a party at Mollie Gibson Park and Aspen Mountain as the stunning backdrop. The Aspen Ideas Festival is currently underway through July 2, serving as the nation’s premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. In total, some 350 presenters, 200 sessions, and 3,000 attendees comprise the annual Festival, which was launched in 2005, on the Aspen Institute’s campus at the Aspen Meadows.

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