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Cinco de Mayo, Aspen's Favorite Foreign Holiday!


What a beautiful weekend for margaritas, beer and mariachis. Whether or not the mariachis materialize, there are several Aspen hot spots primed for toasting the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo style. Cantina and Su Casa are the usual suspects, for a good time, great specials and South of the Border decor.

This year, check out the new Justice Snow's, next the Wheeler Opera House. Margs, Sol beer, cheap and delicious soft-shell tacos and shots of Chamuca Tequila, all night long.

Music in Our Hills


The beautiful spring weather continues, the birds are singing throughout the streets and this May in Aspen is full of music-making - and listening - opportunities. Monday nights bring Open Mic Night at the Red Onion, starting around 9p, an event that's quickly become a local favorite and a hub for discovering new talent here at home.

Around the corner at Victoria's Espresso Bar, The Cajon Brothers play every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4-7p, to complement the special du jour, Curry by Candlelight, from 5-close.

5 Point Film Festival Returns to the Valley


5 Point Film Festival brings the spirit of adventure, commitment to community and environmental stewardship to the big screen. April 26-29, the 5 Point Film Festival returns to nearby Carbondale, featuring four days of talks, films, events and inspiration.

Proceeds from the 5Point Film Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit, benefit 1% for the Planet and other non-profits throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond -so know that your enjoyment of the weekend goes directly toward promoting the next adventure!

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