Aspen Colorado Things to Do
For active outdoorsman, Outside in Aspen is a great way to commence an adventurous summer. June 8th - 10th, Outside Magazine dishes out a range of outfitter and elite athlete-led outdoor activities.
Easily one of the highlights of the season, and most definitely the ultimate summer kick-off party is the highly acclaimed Food & Wine Classic. Returning to Aspen for its 30th year June 15th - 17th, wine and food come to life through cooking demonstrations, seminars and fabulous tastings. The Aspen Meadows Resort is also host to one of the weekend's top events, Best New Chefs, which sheds light on the cooking world's finest.
The Roaring Fork Valley will also play host to great music festivals such as The Snowmass Chili and Brew Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School and Jazz Aspen/Snowmass.
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a beloved cultural gem for Aspen. Founded over 20 years ago, performances range from modern to classic and are most definitely an experience to be had!
Art has always been a significant aspect of Aspen's identity and culture. A variety of galleries offer glimpses into the progressive and classical art worlds. ArtAspen returns for its second year bringing world renowned art collectables and big time buyers along with it. Even if you're not in the purchasing mood, it is an lovely event bringing people back in touch with their creative sides.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a non-profit organization based in Snowmass, but known all over the world. Bringing together famous artists and students of all ages (literally, all ages) to partake in an incredible and eclectic variety of classes. The summer comes to an end with the annual Anderson Ranch Art Auction where highly famed artists' work is bid upon to help support this longtime artist community.
Rivaling the Tour de France, Aspen will host a professional-cycling event August 22nd - 28th and welcome avid fans and top names for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. After 600 grueling miles winding over "breathtaking" altitudes, the race will finish its 3rd day in the heart of Aspen, Colorado, August 24th. Definitely not an event to miss!
Be sure to check our events calendar for other Aspen events.