FOOD & WINE CLASSIC
One of the nation's most prestigious epicurean events. Culinary stars show their passion for food, wine and entertaining. More than 300 vintners pour premium wines complemented by specialty foods from around the world. Join leading chefs and noted wine authorities for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events. June 15-18, 2018
ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL
The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times. June 21-June 30, 2018
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL & SCHOOL
Regarded as one of the top classical music festivals for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students. The eight-week summer season includes more than 300 classical music events, including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully staged opera productions, master classes, lectures, and children's programming.
June 28 – August 19, 2018
OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with small town appeal. Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation's birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, live music, picnics, a kids carnival, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.
July 4, 2018
ASPEN ARTS FESTIVAL
Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the 14th Annual Aspen Arts Festival. The Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media. July 21-22, 2018
SNOWMASS BALLOON FESTIVAL
The Snowmass Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in challenges such as a distance race that covers the whole Roaring Fork Valley. Highlights include Saturday Evening Glow on Fanny Hill and free music with light show featuring brightly colored balloons lighting up the night sky. All Balloon Festival events are free. September 7 - 10, 2018
Aspen Film’s flagship event is a noncompetitive festival showcasing narrative and documentary features, a dynamic mix of award-worthy fall previews, and acclaimed independent films from the international festival circuit. (tentative dates): September 25-30 2018
Recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in the world, this Oscar®-qualifying festival embraces diverse sensibilities and subjects that capture the zeitgeist of today’s world. Filmmakers from around the globe attend Shortsfest each spring to share their work, speak with audiences, and attend panel discussions about the art of filmmaking.
12 DAYS OF ASPEN
To celebrate the holiday season, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association hosts 12 Days of Aspen. Every December, downtown Aspen comes alive with a variety of holiday activities, entertainment for all ages, and of course a visit from Santa! Enjoy caroling, ice skating and the grand finale fireworks display over Aspen Mountain on New Year's Eve. December 20-31, 2017
Aspen's annual "toast to winter" dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate their unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. Today the four-day celebration features live music, a canine fashion show, on-mountain activities, WinterFest, fireworks and much more. January 11-14, 2018
ASPEN GAY SKI WEEK
Aspen Gay Ski Week, the longest running annual gay ski week in the nation. Come to Aspen for a fun filled week of events to celebrate Gay & Lesbian Ski Week. It is a full week of skiing, daily après-ski parties, comedy shows, nightly parties, fashion & art and the famous grand finale pool party.
The biggest extreme sports event of the year, X Games returns to Aspen, Colorado's Buttermilk Mountain for the world's best action sports, music and festival experience. All sport competitions are free and open to the public.