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Gays gather for Summerfest

Aspen Times Staff Report

Hundreds of gays and lesbians are expected to arrive in Aspen this weekend for the third annual Summerfest, the summer version of Aspen Gay & Lesbian Ski Week.Sponsored by the Aspen Gay and Lesbian Community Fund, the event will run Friday through Sunday. It will feature activities for all tastes, from the hardcore outdoor adventurer to the music aficionado to the all-night party animal.The weekend will kick off Friday with a cocktail party by the pool at the Beaumont Inn and friendship dinners at local restaurants. An opening night dance party will be held at Shooter’s.A busy day is planned for Saturday, with rafting, hiking and biking, horseback riding, golf, tennis and other activities. An afternoon cocktail party will be held at the Aspen Club Lodge, followed by a spaghetti dinner and comedy revue. Later, a Summerfest Beach Bash will be held at the Tippler.On Sunday, the Coors Light Field Day Fair at Koch Park will feature volleyball, three-legged races, egg tossing and other carnival games.For more information about the weekend, call 925-9249, check out the Web page at, or send e-mail to

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