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Summer Events

Aspen's Summer Events

Summer is Aspen's Best Kept Secret

Aspen's best kept secret is our beautiful summers. Enjoy a range of Annual Events which begin in June and take us all the way through September. Summer brings warm days and cooler nights, the perfect balance to enjoy the mountains and your fun filled adventures.


Aspen Saturday Market, June - October
Join visitors and locals on Saturdays at the Farmers Market in downtown Aspen. Buy some local Colorado produce, crafts or grab some lunch from the food vendors. This is a great way to enjoy a leisurely Saturday in Aspen.

Photo courtesy of ACRA and Jeremy Swanson

FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 15-17, 2018
The Aspen Food & Wine Classic is 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 complimented by specialty foods from around the world. Join leading chefs including Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, and noted wine authorities such as Joshua Wesson for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events.

JAS Aspen Snowmass, June & September
This iconic music event brings the hottest new musicians and some classic favorites for two weekends during the summer. Kick off summer at the end of June with a more traditional jazz music scene and wrap up summer on Labor Day Weekend for a more rock 'n' roll vibe.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2018
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Each year, approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation's birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, concerts, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.

Aspen Arts Festival, July 21-22, 2018
Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the Aspen Arts Festival. Aspen's spectacular mountain setting provides a wonderful "open art gallery" to over 170 exhibitors offering jewelry, pottery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, paintings, prints and more!

Aspen Music Festival and School, July - August
Classical Music in our Rocky Mountain setting is like no other. Whether you are a classical music aficionado or a novice, this Festival will keep you coming back for more.

Red Brick Plein Air Festival, August
The Red Brick Plein Air Festival consists of 5 days of painting time for artists, followed by different types of events where the public can meet the artists and view their portfolios of work inspired by Aspen.

Snowmass Balloon Festival, September 7-9, 2018
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. All Balloon Festival events are free.

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) is always working to create and attract special events that draw local, regional and destination visitors to Aspen. ACRA is proud to produce five local events throughout the year that delight locals and visitors alike.

Photo courtesy of ACRA and Jeremy Swanson