Now in its 12th year, the Aspen Art Festival will take place on Monarch Street in downtown Aspen this Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27. Visitors can stroll down Monarch and see an array of artistic creations including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry and mixed media. It's a pleasant way to enjoy downtown Aspen's sunny ambiance and do a little shopping at the same time. For details visit www.artfestival.com.
Aspen has a long tradition in the rough and tumble world of rugby, and today, the Gentlemen of Aspen rugby team hosts Steamboat Springs in Wagner Park, just a few blocks from Aspen Square. The Gents, who have been on a roll lately, kick off at 2pm and everyone is invited to come down and cheer our home team. The game is free and open to the public and refreshments will be available.
If you or someone you know struggles with deafness or hearing loss, this weekend gives you an opportunity to make a difference. The Aspen Deaf Camp, who's mission is "to enrich the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals," is hosting its annual Deaf Camp Picnic July 17-19 in Snowmass Village. Over three days participants can enjoy live concerts on Fanny Hill or in Base Village, a silent auction and a performance by Aspen Camp Campers. Proceeds will benefit the Aspen Deaf Camp. For details on how you can take part, visit www.deafcamppicnic.org or call 800-766-6277.