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Snowmass " where the magic happens

Aspen Times Staff

Mysto the Magician is but one of the performers who'll be on hand to amaze audiences this weekend on the Snowmass Village Mall. (Courtesy Snowmass Village)

Snowmass pulls its 25th Snowmagical Family Fun Fest out the proverbial hat this weekend, promising magic acts, street performers, puppet shows and such to entertain young and old alike.

And, most magical of all, it’s virtually all free.

The festivities kick off Friday with street performers and activities, plus an outdoor showing of “ET” on the big Fanny Hill screen at dusk. (Bring a blanket and popcorn.) On Saturday and Sunday, families can check out the continuous assortment of magic and puppet shows, street entertainers, puppet-making, juggling and magic workshops going on in the vicinity of the Snowmass Mall.

6 to 8 p.m. ” John T. Sheets, Bob Larue, Marty McDowell, Eddie Goldstein, Mike T. performing impromptu shows around the Snowmass Mall.

7 p.m. ” Artist performances, including Terry Ward, Wayne Francis and Dave Elstun on the Silvertree Hill stage (at the end of the mall).

8 p.m. ” Denise Berry Hanna presides over an hour of storytelling at dusk, on the Silvertree Hill stage.

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9 p.m. ” The movie “ET” plays on the outdoor screen on Fanny Hill.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ” Continuous activities throughout the day on the Snowmass Village Mall include an arts and crafts tent, magic shows, workshops, street performances, and fire trucks and safety demonstrations.

10 a.m. to noon ” Interactive fun with performers on the mall. ” face painters, balloon sculptors, Buttons the Clown and a stilt walker.

11 a.m. ” Rocky Mountain Martial Arts Academy Demonstration on the grass on Fanny Hill.

11:30 a.m. ” Storyteller Denise Berry Hanna on the Silvertree Hill stage.

Noon to 1 p.m. ” Silvertree Hill stage features Ann Lincoln, Wayne Francis and Jim Jackson.

1 p.m. ” Juggling Workshop with Jammin’ Jim near Paradise Bakery on the mall.

1:15 p.m. ” Sing-Along with Rich Ganson in front of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

2 p.m. ” Connie Elstun performs her kids magic show in the shade near Paradise Bakery.

2 to 4 p.m. ” Street Shows outside the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory featuring Dave Elstun, Eddie Goldstein, John T. Sheets, Bob Larue, Mysto, Scott MacCray and more.

3 .pm. ” Magic Workshop with Connie Elstun in the shade near Paradise Bakery.

4 to 5:30 p.m. ” Silvertree Hill stage show with Terry Ward, Wayne Francis and Mysto the Magician.

6 to 9 p.m. ” Magical dine-around in local participating restaurants on the mall. Participating restaurants Include: Zane’s Tavern, Stewpot, Mountain Dragon, Grille on the Deck, The Artisan, Brothers Grille and Il Poggio.

9 p.m. ” Magic Cabaret with Doc Eason, Eric Mead and a host other magicians in a nightclub performance at The Blue Door, next to the Silvertree Hotel. $5 cover.

10 a.m. to noon ” Interactive Fun with performers on the mall, including face painters, impromptu street magic, balloon sculptors and Buttons the Clown. The arts and crafts tent is open as well.

Noon to 1 p.m. ” Silvertree Hill Main Stage features Terry Ward, Ann Lincoln, Wayne Francis and Jim Jackson.

1:15 to 3 p.m. ” Street shows near the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory featuring Dave Elstun, Eddie Goldstein, Marty McDowell and Scott MacCray.

1:15 p.m. ” Juggling Workshop with Jammin’ Jim in the shade near Paradise Bakery and Snowmass Books.

2 p.m. ” Connie Elstun performs her magic show and magic workshop in the shade near Paradise Bakery .

3- to 4:30 p.m. ” Silvertree Hill stage features Denise Berry Hanna’s storytelling, Mysto and Wayne Francis to close out the festival.