Where better to celebrate Independence Day than in Aspen?! Pull out your dancing shoes and practice your best moves for the free admission community concert “Dancing in the Streets” at Mill St. and Cooper Ave.’s mall from 8:00pm-10:30pm.
Other 4th of July festivities include the infamous Old Fashioned, 4th of July parade on Main St. in which 20,000 locals gather at 12 noon to watch and celebrate our Nation’s Independence. In Aspen and Snowmass, 4th of July fun is happening all day long. Check out http://www.aspen4th.com/ for more details!
When we think of July 4th, we think food! Here are some tips to help create the perfect, all American feast!
The secret to a successful cookout is in the planning. Start off with some great appetizers for the grill. Many appetizers like buffalo wings, potato skins or mini-pizzas are typically prepared in the oven. You’ll find them much tastier if you cook them out on the grill. Be sure to coat the grill in oil first!
If you want tradition then you need a good recipe for potato salad, cole slaw, and barbeque beans. BBQ ribs, pork and brisket are some of the most delicious 4th of July treats! For the non-meat eaters veggie burgers or veggie dogs are a great choice and easy to prepare.
Independence Day without cocktails?! I don’t think so! Shoo away children under the age of 21 and prepare your guests and vodka watermelon… Refreshing, delicious and fun, especially on a hot Colorado day!
Watermelon always tastes so good in the heat, and it you spike it with some lime flavored vodka its even better. You make a hole in the watermelon all the way into the meat. Place a funnel in the hole and pour in the vodka. It takes a long time for the watermelon to soak it up. 2 cups takes about 2 days, so do it in the fridge. The result is awesome. Cut the melon into wedges and serve.
Happy Planning and more importantly Happy 4th of July!!!