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Some things in Aspen are free

It’s no secret that Aspen is one of the most expensive places to live and visit in the world.

When it comes to finding ways to fill your nights and days, in addition to the abundance of outdoor activities that Aspen has to offer, there are usually more free options than are doable in a single day.

Below is a list of free events happening in Aspen and Snowmass through the rest of the month.

SATURDAY

Aspen Saturday Market: The 18-year-old market features nearly 100 local vendors from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through early October. Hours will shift from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. after Labor Day.

The market makes a U-shape from the corner of Galena Street and Hopkins Avenue to Hunter Street and back to the intersection of Hyman Avenue and Galena Street. All products sold at the Aspen Saturday Market are made, grown or produced in Colorado.

Aspen Music Festival and School: Performance at the top of Aspen Mountain beginning at 1 p.m. every Saturday this summer. Note: Event is free but a gondola pass is required.

Aspen Art Museum: Drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff every Saturday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Admission to the Aspen Art Museum also is free. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed Mondays.

For more information, visit http://www.aspenartmuseum.org.

Movies at the Museum: “West Side Story”: Aspen Art Museum hosts a free screening of the 1961 film “West Side Story” as part of its free summer movie series. The film will be shown on the third level of the museum at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn will be available at the museum cafe beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information or to view upcoming film screenings at the museum, visit http://www.aspenartmuseum.org/learning/movies-at-the-museum or call 970-925-8050.

SUNDAY

Bluegrass Sundays: Bluegrass performances outside the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday from June through September. Note: Event is free but a gondola pass is required. To view a lineup of bluegrass artists scheduled for this summer, visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/outdoor-music/bluegrass-sundays.

MONDAY

Beast of Burden: The rock cover band plays a free show at the Belly Up Aspen on Monday. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. The heavy metal, hard-core rock band pays tribute to classics from Elvis and Jonny Cash to Queens of the Stone Age, according to Belly Up’s website. The concert is open to anyone ages 18 and older with a valid photo ID. Admission is free 21 and older; $5 surcharge for guests younger than 21.

For more information, visit http://www.bellyupaspen.com/beast-of-burden-no-cover.

TUESDAY

Tuesday Cruiseday: Informal community event whereby groups of 100-plus bikers cruise through town on Tuesday evenings. The ride begins at Aspen Brewing Co. on Hopkins Avenue, starting at 6:30 p.m. and ends at the brewery. The event is free but a bike is mandatory.

WEDNESDAY

Aspen Art Museum: Drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m. Admission to the Aspen Art Museum also is free. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed Mondays.

For more information, visit http://www.aspenartmuseum.org.

THURSDAY

Snowmass Free Concert Series: Together, Snowmass Village and Jazz Aspen Snowmass host free concerts on Snowmass Mountain each week as part of this 22-year old tradition. The concert series features a diverse variety of music from reggae to classical jazz and everything in between. Concerts are from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. The final concert of this summer’s series is Aug. 11.

For more information or to view the 2016 concert series lineup, visit http://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/snowmass-village-free-summer- concerts.

erobbie@aspentimes.com


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