Fireworks for Aspen Food & Wine? | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Fireworks for Aspen Food & Wine?

Aspen Times staff reportAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Aspen Chamber Resort Association has been in discussion with city officials and others about a fireworks display in June to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aspen Food & Wine Classic.However, the ACRA is cognizant of a community “push-back” to too many pyrotechnics, said Debbie Braun, ACRA president. There were fireworks for the 25th anniversary of Food & Wine, she added during Tuesday’s ACRA board of directors meeting.The city has been getting complaints from residents about ad hoc, unexpected fireworks – particularly because the explosions frighten pets, said Mayor Mick Ireland.”If we can do it in a way that people can anticipate, we’ll work with that,” he said.The 30th anniversary of Food & Wine could be a sellout, added Bill Tomcich, president of local reservations agency Stay Aspen Snowmass.Pass sales for the June 15-17 event are pacing well ahead of last year, according to Tomcich. Locals shouldn’t count on being able to buy day passes to Food & Wine this year, he warned.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User