Aspen Saturday farmers market moved to Friday, July 4 parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday
This week’s Aspen Farmers Market will take place on July 3 so as not to interfere with July 4 events. The Farmers Market will be in its normal location and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Street closures and no parking will be in effect on Friday on the 500 block of East Hopkins Avenue and Galena Street and the 3200 block of South Hunter Street.
The Boogies Buddy Race and parade highlight the July 4 event schedule. For over 30 Years, Boogies Buddy Race has kicked off July 4 festivities in Aspen. The event takes place Saturday morning with a 5-mile USA Track & Field and RRCA-certified competitive race, starting at 8 a.m. Cash prizes are awarded in each class, as are random drawings for prizes from local merchants. A 1-mile family and canine run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The 5-mile race begins and ends at Boogie’s Diner, which is no longer open, at 534 E. Cooper Ave. There will be one start time at 8 a.m. Pace signs will be clearly marked to designate different running paces for our participants. Runners will be asked to line up according to their running ability.
The 1-mile family and canine walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Bring your favorite four-legged pal (on a leash) to join in the fun with walkers and families for a pleasant one-mile friendly walk. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. this year and the course is slightly altered to accommodate the parade. All registered walkers and runners will receive a T-shirt, race bib and a chance to win many raffle prizes. Registered dogs will get their own special buddy bandanna.
The parade begins an hour earlier than usual this year, at 11 a.m. For a full schedule of July 4 events, visit http://www.aspen4th.com.
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