3 Ring Weekend Full of Eco-awareness, Live Music and Family Activities

July 1, 2009


3 Ring Weekend Full of Eco-awareness, Live Music and Family Activities

 

Copper Mountain, CO…July 1, 2009…3 Ring Weekend – Red, White, Blue…and Green!  A free family eco-event featuring live music by Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute Band, the National Repertory Orchestra performing Peter and the Wolf, the Primp My Ride kid powered parade, the first annual Reuse, Recycle Rummage Sale and a sustainable eco-village including hands-on, interactive activities designed to educate and entertain at the Conscious Carnival.  Please help us and do your part - bus, bike, walk or jog to the event.

 

3 Ring Weekend Schedule of Events*:

Friday, July 3

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.            Fridays at Copper (FAC) – Free activities with every $30 shopping or dining purchase at Copper, including a free one-time pass for the climbing wall, bumper boats, quad power jump, go-karts and mini-golf. 

6 p.m.                           Recycled Rags Street Party with DJs Markonius and Scotty Soltronic in Burning Stones Plaza - Come dressed in your best thrift store fashions, from retro to ridiculous!

Dusk                            The Golden Compass (PG-13) in Burning Stones Outdoor Theatre

9:55 p.m.                       Fireworks over West Lake in the Village at Copper and Fire Dancing by Cosmic Fire

 

Saturday, July 4 – Happy Birthday America!

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.            Conscious Carnival, Giant Mural and Reuse, Recycle Rummage Sale      

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.            Animal Puppet Parade, Solar Bubble Tower, Green Minstrel Puppet Show, Cosmic Fire Poi Spinning, Juggling Instruction and Ball Making Workshop

4 p.m.                           Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute Band. Free Live Music at Burning Stones Plaza Solar Stage           

6 p.m.                           Recycled Rags Street Party with DJs Markonius and Scotty Soltronic in Burning Stones Plaza - Come dressed in your best thrift store fashions, from retro to ridiculous!

At Dark (~9:30 p.m.)     Fireworks at the Frisco Lakefront Park & Marina. Take the Summit Stage Free (and Green!) shuttle to Frisco. Shuttle departs from Passage Point at 10 minutes past the hour, every hour.

 

Sunday, July 5

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.            Conscious Carnival, Giant Mural and Reuse, Recycle Rummage Sale      

10 – 11 a.m.                  Kids' Primp My Ride Decorating at West Lake.  Decorate your bike, skateboard or roller skates with recycled and reused decorating supplies for the Primp My Ride Parade

11 a.m.                         Primp My Ride Kid-Powered Parade through the Village at Copper

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.        Green Minstrel Puppet Show and Performance, Cosmic Fire Poi Spinning, Juggling Instruction and Ball Making Workshop

1 p.m.                           Free Family Concert with the National Repertory Orchestra, performing Prokofiev's classic children's symphony Peter and the Wolf, followed by a musical instrument ‘petting zoo’ with the orchestra.  

 

Live Music during 3 Ring Weekend*

A Neil Diamond tribute band that tours nationally out of San Francisco, Super Diamond delivers a high-octane Diamond tribute show that rocks. Make sure to check out their set on Saturday, July 4 at 4 p.m. at the Burning Stones Plaza Solar Stage.   

 

DJs Markonius and Scotty Soltronic play at both Recycled Rags Street Parties on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza, set up right outside Incline Bar & Grill.  Make sure to come dressed in your best thrift store fashions, from retro to ridiculous!

 

On Sunday, July 5 at 1 p.m., guests will enjoy a free family concert with the National Repertory Orchestra, performing Prokofiev's classic children's symphony Peter and the Wolf, followed by a musical instrument ‘petting zoo’ with the orchestra, where children can learn even more about the orchestral instruments directly from the musicians.  

 

Environmental Education and Entertainment during 3 Ring Weekend*

At the first annual Reuse, Recycle Rummage Sale participants can buy or sell antiques, clothing, toys, household items, jewelry and more, with a $20 booth rental fee that will be donated to the Copper Environmental Foundation. Don't forget, one person's trash is another's treasure.

 

For the second year in a row, Copper is working with Summit County Recycling to make 3 Ring Weekend a Zero Waste Event.  ZeroHero Staff will be onsite to educate visitors about Zero Waste and living Green, working to compost or recycle more than 90% of all waste produced during 3 Ring Weekend.  Guests can: compost cups, plates, flatware, and food waste; recycle glass, aluminum, cardboard, cell phones, and batteries and trash the rest of the waste.  At a ZeroHero Event, the link to successful sustainability is the attendee and the investment in education pays off with cleaner grounds and enriched guests.

 

Sunday, July 5, guests enjoy Primp My Ride, a kid-powered parade. Kids and families can decorate their bike, skateboard, roller skates, scooter, tricycle or pogo stick starting at 10 a.m. at West Lake and then at 11 a.m. cruise through the Village at Copper for this earth-friendly 4th of July parade, led by Giant Puppets and the Copper Fire Department’s customized Humvee.  Decorations will be provided, but feel free to bring your own eco-craft supplies.  Prizes will be awarded for artistic merit, technical merit and best overall.

 

The Solar Powered Bubble Tower is self-sufficient and requires no outside electricity. Children of all ages are captivated by the endless variety of shapes, sizes and colors of the bubbles.

 

ZeroHero will also provide children and families with Recycled Arts-n-Crafts and Sustainable living education, including: Origami classes using recycled materials; Solar S’mores, where kids will learn how they can use the sun for cooking food, powering homes and heating water; Pine Cone Bird Feeders; Paints and Chalk; Bubble-making; and Bean bag toss, where, using a ZeroHero waste station tent, kids sort labeled bean bags and decide which hole to throw towards – recycle, compost, or trash.  In addition, children of all ages will enjoy coloring the 12-foot Giant Kids Mural all weekend long, located at four corners in the Village at Copper (at the intersection of Gravitee, Alpinista Mountain Bistro and Mtn. Beach). 

 

The Conscious Carnival features carnival games of chance with eco-twists, designed to engage the participants with entertaining and fun activities while learning about a variety of issues concerning the environment and sustainability. 

 

3 Ring Weekend is sponsored by: Fuze, Kooza Cirque de Soleil and Westword.

 

*All events are subject to change and are weather dependent.

 

For more info about 3 Ring Weekend, visit www.3ringweekend.com

 

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