Basalt will be hoppin’ Saturday |

Basalt will be hoppin’ Saturday

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – Basalt will be a hotbed of activity Saturday, with activities ranging from live music and magic to fun for the kids and a downtown play.

“Saturday Live in Basalt,” a street festival held every second Saturday during the summer, includes the finishes of three races at downtown’s Lions Park – the Aspen Valley 5K, half marathon and marathon.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., an Art Mart by Corrie Parks, and a Community Animation Station can be taken in on the back porch of the Wyly Community Art Center.

Kids activities will last from 2-4 p.m. around town, including karate and an appearance by Max the Pirate.

The Defiance String Band will heat things up at 1:30 p.m. on the riverwalk patio, and again at 2:30 p.m. at Alpine Bank. Doc Eason will dazzle the crowd with his magic starting at 1:30 p.m. at Midland Baking, and again at 2:15 p.m. on the riverwalk patio.

At 4 p.m. the Starcher Hutsen Band will hit the stage at Cuvee; at the same time Jayne Gottlieb Production will present “The Spelling Bee” on the Lions Park stage.

Local music legend Bobby Mason will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tempranillo, while Jayne Gottlieb Production will offer an encore presentation of “The Spelling Bee” at 8 p.m. on the Lions Park stage.

Upcoming Saturday Live in Basalts are set for Aug. 13 and Sept. 10.

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