5 Things to Do This Weekend: April 19–21, 2019

It's Easter! Hunt for eggs, visit farm animals, and celebrate Aspen Mountain and Snowmass closing days.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff April 17, 2019

Closing parties are on tap this weekend at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain.

Friday, April 19

Steel Pulse
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Get into an Irie state of mind before a weekend of closing parties, as the venerable British reggae group plays hits like “Steppin’ Out,” “Roller Skates,” and “Earth Crisis.” The group 21 Dread opens. Tickets $65 (reserved), $35 (general admission),

Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m., Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel
A shotgun start commences the wild scramble for 6,000 candy-filled plastic eggs distributed around the park. Bring a bag for your—er, we mean your kids’—haul. Free,

Fling for spring this Saturday at Snowmass.

Snowmass Spring Fling
11:30–8 p.m., Snowmass Mountain
Pick your pleasure from a packed schedule of events to send off the season in style at Snowmass–or go to all of them. The Elk Camp Surf and Snow Beach Party (11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) offers up free leis, margarita blender bikes, a dance party, and–new this year–a pond skim. At 3:30, revelers will take to the slopes for the third annual Swimsuit Ski Down. Meanwhile, over at Gwyn’s High Alpine, the Highway to the Danger Zone party (noon–4 p.m.) features an ’80s theme, with games, drink specials, and DJ Berkel Beats, plus prizes for the best Top Gun–inspired costumes. The Spring Fling Beach Party and Pig Roast in Base Village (2–8 p.m.) continues the ’80s theme with DJ music, as well as hot tubs, bottle service, a corn-hole competition, bounce houses, and the third annual pig cook-off; party proceeds benefit Challenge Aspen. Note: Snowmass will still be open for skiing through Sunday, April 21. Gondola foot passes to the Elk Camp party are free,

Sunday, April 21

Farm Collaborative’s Earth Day Celebration
2–4:30 p.m., Farm Park at Cozy Point
This family gathering to fete the natural world, as well as Easter, includes planting and crafts projects; a chance to meet the farm’s goats, alpacas, sheep, and chickens (including 200 just-hatched baby chicks); a story walk and live music by Damian Smith; and an all-natural Easter egg hunt. Free,

Kids can interact with the animals at Farm Collaborative's Earth Day Celebration.

Easter Service and Closing Party
8:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Aspen Mountain
Start the day with the annual non-denominational mountain-top Easter service led by the Rev. Nicholas Vesey, accompanied by local musicians. Then kick it up a notch as the ’80s theme carries over from Snowmass’s closing day with a prom party at the Sundeck (11 a.m.–4 p.m.); DJ Dylan will spin the tunes, and Gosling rum will serve up drink specials. A prom king and queen will even be crowned. Then wind it down (or up, as the case may be) at the Après Closing Party at Ajax Tavern (2–6 p.m.). Gondola foot passes for Easter service $22 (adults), $12 (kids under 18 and seniors), free (kids 6 and under),

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