Aspen-area briefs: Fourth of July festivities coming into focus; open house set for early child care center |

Aspen-area briefs: Fourth of July festivities coming into focus; open house set for early child care center

Time to think about the Fourth of July

The city of Aspen is organizing this year’s Fourth of July parade and Community Village festivities with the designated theme “Aspen 4(th) All.”

The idea behind the theme for these two events is they are inclusive for all residents and guests with multiple ways for the community to participate, according to a city news release.

This year’s event features an old-fashioned parade and a Community Village. Applications are free and can be found at

The Commercial Core and Lodging Commission will be approving a limited number of parade applications by June 15.

The Community Village, new this year, will be a sectioned off area of downtown where local artists, small businesses, nonprofits and community organizations can set up a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth and share information and sell goods with the appropriate permits from the city.

Applications are due June 15 and are subject to the approval of the Fourth of July parade and festival board of directors.

The city is also accepting nominations for grand marshal of the parade. The person being nominated should either live or work in Aspen and have contributed to the community in an overwhelming way over the past years. Nominations will be reviewed by the parade committee, and a decision will be made in June.

Nomination forms and all other information about the Fourth of July in Aspen can be found at

City to host early child care center open house

The city of Aspen has announced the initial public outreach phase of a childhood education center project being planned for third phase of Burlingame.

This project will result in a new early child care education center with indoor and outdoor spaces, multimodal circulation and possible onsite employee housing

The first informational open house will be held this week Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Burlingame commons building (124 Forge Road).

The meeting is a casual format focused on presenting the project’s public process, gathering additional feedback from neighbors and answering initial project questions. Refreshments will be provided.

More on the project can be found at


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