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Aspen Festivals & Events

Aspen's "Festival and Events" offer a vibrant tapestry of cultural celebrations throughout the year in Aspen Snowmass. From renowned music festivals like the Aspen Music Festival to culinary delights showcased in the Food & Wine Classic, and thrilling sporting spectacles such as the Aspen Winter X-Games, the calendar is punctuated with world-class events. Whether visitors explore during the lush greenery of summer or the serene beauty of winter, Aspen Snowmass provides a continuous stream of captivating experiences. Whether planning a summer getaway or seeking winter adventure, Aspen Snowmass warmly welcomes all to partake in its year-round parade of events, ensuring unforgettable memories for every season.

Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Aspen Food & Wine Classic

June 15-17

Welcome to the culinary extravaganza that is the Aspen Food & Wine Festival, where epicurean delights meet breathtaking mountain landscapes. Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, this annual event celebrates the artistry of food and wine in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable. Prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey curated by world-renowned chefs, vintners, and artisans who converge in Aspen to showcase their talents and passion for all things culinary. From intimate cooking demonstrations to lavish tasting events, the Aspen Food & Wine Festival offers an unparalleled opportunity to indulge in the finest flavors and explore the latest trends in the culinary world. Whether you`re a seasoned food enthusiast or an adventurous epicurean, the festival promises something to tantalize every palate. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of food and wine culture, engage with industry experts, and savor the sensory experience that defines this premier culinary event. Join us as we raise a glass to the spirit of gastronomic adventure and toast to the unforgettable moments awaiting you at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival. Cheers to indulgence, discovery, and the joy of sharing great food and wine in one of the most breathtaking settings on Earth.

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303-420-9963 Aspen Food & Wine Festival Tickets
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Aspen Food & Wine Lodging
Aspen Independence Day Celebration

Aspen Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Welcome to the majestic town of Aspen, Colorado, where the spirit of independence resonates through its snow-capped peaks and vibrant community. As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, join us in commemorating the cherished values of freedom, unity, and resilience that define our nation. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen`s Independence Day celebration is a testament to our rich heritage and unwavering spirit. Against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, our festivities blend tradition with modern flair, offering something for everyone to enjoy. From the crackle of fireworks illuminating the starry night sky to the lively rhythms of live music echoing through the streets, Aspen comes alive with energy and excitement on this special day. Families gather for picnics in the park, friends reunite over barbecue feasts, and visitors from near and far join in the revelry, creating memories that will last a lifetime. But our celebration is more than just a spectacle; it`s a reflection of who we are as a community. As we honor the sacrifices of those who came before us and celebrate the freedoms we hold dear, we also embrace the diversity that makes Aspen such a vibrant and welcoming place.

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303-420-9963 Aspen Independence Day celebration information
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Official Aspen lodging provider
Aspen Arts Festival

Aspen Arts Festival

July 19-21

Welcome to the vibrant world of creativity, where imagination knows no bounds and artistry takes center stage—the Aspen Art Festival. Nestled in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains, this annual event is a celebration of artistic expression, innovation, and cultural diversity. Each year, the Aspen Art Festival transforms the charming streets of Aspen, Colorado, into an open-air gallery, showcasing a dazzling array of artworks spanning various mediums and styles. From contemporary paintings to avant-garde sculptures, from intricate ceramics to mesmerizing photography, the festival offers a kaleidoscope of artistic visions that captivate the senses and ignite the imagination. Beyond its stunning visual displays, the Aspen Art Festival is a dynamic gathering that brings together artists, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world. It`s a melting pot of creativity, where conversations flow freely, ideas collide, and inspiration flourishes. Whether you`re an avid art collector seeking the next masterpiece for your collection or a curious novice eager to explore the world of art, there`s something for everyone at this extraordinary event. As you wander through the bustling streets lined with booths and exhibits, you`ll encounter a diverse community of talented artists, each with a unique story to tell and a distinctive voice to share. Engage with them, learn from them, and discover the stories behind their creations—it`s a journey of exploration and enlightenment that promises to leave a lasting impression.

Location: MONARCH STREET, BETWEEN DURANT AVENUE & HOPKINS AVENUE
Phone: 303-420-9963 Aspen Arts Festival Information
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Aspen Arts Festival Official Lodging Reservations
Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival

Welcome to the intellectual playground of the Aspen Ideas Festival, where the world`s most innovative minds converge amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Each year, this renowned gathering serves as a crucible for the exchange of ideas, a breeding ground for cutting-edge thinking, and a catalyst for global change. Against the stunning backdrop of Aspen, Colorado, luminaries from diverse fields – including technology, science, politics, art, and beyond – come together to engage in thought-provoking discussions, explore emerging trends, and envision a brighter future for humanity. From captivating keynote speeches to intimate panel conversations, the festival offers a platform for dialogue that transcends boundaries and inspires action. Aspen Ideas Festival isn`t just about generating ideas; it`s about fostering connections, sparking collaborations, and igniting the passion necessary to address the pressing challenges of our time. Whether you`re a seasoned thought leader or an aspiring change-maker, this gathering promises to stimulate your mind, expand your horizons, and empower you to make a difference in the world. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, innovation, and enlightenment at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where ideas take flight and shape the course of tomorrow.
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303-420-9963 Aspen Ideas Festival Information
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Aspen Ideas Festival Offical Lodging Reservations
Jazz Aspen

Jazz Aspen

June 20-23 and August 30 - September 1

Welcome to the pulsating heart of the mountains, where rhythm meets elevation and melodies dance amidst the Aspen breeze. Nestled in the breathtaking landscape of Colorado`s Rocky Mountains, the annual Jazz Aspen Festivals beckon music enthusiasts from around the globe to immerse themselves in a harmonious celebration of jazz and beyond. Since its inception, the Jazz Aspen Festivals have stood as a beacon of musical diversity and excellence, offering an eclectic lineup that transcends genres and captivates audiences of all ages. From the smooth sounds of traditional jazz to the electrifying beats of contemporary fusion, each performance promises to ignite the senses and ignite the soul. But it`s not just about the music. As the crisp mountain air mingles with the soulful notes drifting from the stage, attendees find themselves enveloped in an atmosphere of camaraderie and cultural exchange. Here, beneath the azure skies and towering peaks, strangers become friends, united by their shared love of music and the thrill of discovery. Whether you`re a seasoned jazz aficionado or a curious newcomer, the Jazz Aspen Festivals invite you to embark on a musical journey like no other. So join us amidst the splendor of Aspen`s natural beauty, and let the music transport you to new heights of bliss and inspiration.

Location: Snowmass Town Park
Phone: 303-420-9963 Jazz Aspen Tickets & Information
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Jazz Aspen Official Vacation Rentals & Lodging
Aspen Resnick Action Forum

Aspen Resnick Action Forum

July 27 - 31

Welcome to the Aspen Resnick Action Forum, where leaders, innovators, and changemakers converge to catalyze positive global change. Nestled in the picturesque setting of Aspen, Colorado, this annual gathering serves as a dynamic platform for cross-sector collaboration, dialogue, and action. The Aspen Resnick Action Forum is not just a conference; it`s a transformative experience designed to inspire, empower, and mobilize individuals to tackle some of the world`s most pressing challenges. From climate change and social inequality to healthcare and technology, participants engage in thought-provoking discussions, workshops, and initiatives aimed at driving meaningful impact. At the heart of the forum lies a commitment to fostering authentic connections and building bridges across disciplines, cultures, and generations. Here, seasoned leaders share insights, while emerging voices bring fresh perspectives, ensuring a rich tapestry of ideas and approaches. Through a combination of plenary sessions, breakout discussions, and collaborative projects, attendees are encouraged to explore innovative solutions and forge lasting partnerships. Whether you`re a seasoned policymaker, a social entrepreneur, or a passionate advocate, the Aspen Resnick Action Forum provides a space for you to contribute your expertise, learn from others, and take concrete steps towards positive change. As we navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Aspen Resnick Action Forum serves as a beacon of hope and possibility, demonstrating the power of collective action to address our most urgent challenges. Join us as we work together to create a more just, sustainable, and inclusive future for all.

Location: Aspen Meadows
Phone: 303-420-9963 Aspen Resnick Action Forum Information
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Aspen Resnick Action Forum Lodging Reservations
Aspen Mountainfilm Festival

Aspen Mountainfilm Festival

August 23 - 27

This documentary film festival takes place at Aspen`s Wheeler Opera House in partnership with Telluride Mountainfilm and Gondola Resorts, Inc. The film festival showcases nonfiction short stories including adventure, political and social issues to name a few.

Location: Wheeler Opera House - Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303-420-9963
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Lodging Reservations
Aspen Executive Seminar

Aspen Executive Seminar

Aug 12-18

For almost 60 years, the Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. This seminar is a unique opportunity to step away from the demands of the present and reflect with other leaders in moderated, text-based Socratic dialogue on the concept of a good and just society: What is it? How does it become a reality? What is our role in making it happen? The setting in Aspen, Colorado is ideal for rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally focused.

Location: The Aspen Institute - Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 330-925-7010
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Lodging Reservations
Aspen 42nd Annual Filmfest

Aspen 42nd Annual Filmfest

Oct 2 - Oct 8

Keeping in annual fashion with Aspen’s traditional celebrity party, this Aspen Filmfest includes minor and major productions, Academy Award hopefuls and upscale charity parties. Perhaps the most notable part of the festival is the variety of original themes that can be seen. The festival is premise of taking a chance to be taken somewhere new and unexpected and speaks to the in-depth documentary films and short films. Aspen is like no other place on earth with Gucci opening its doors next to Gondola Resorts, Inc, and Louis Vuitton sporting ski garb among the local fishermen.

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 970-925-6882
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Aspen Film Fest Lodging Reservations
Aspen Mountain Opening Day

Aspen Mountain Opening Day

November 22, 2018

Join the excitement of another winter ski season at Aspen Mountain. Contact Gondola Resorts of Aspen for lodging in the downtown core area, ski in ski out locations or luxury private one to eight bedroom homes. This is truly a weekend event celebration including fun for the entire family.
Location: 601 E Dean Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: 303-420-9963 Information
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Aspen Lodging Reservations
Aspen Highlands Opening Day

Aspen Highlands Opening Day

December 8, 2018

Aspen Highlands gives skiers a party to remember on opening day. The ski resort sits alone from Aspen Mountain, and Snowmass and is a local favorite becuase of the short lift lines. Some of the best downhill lines in Colorado are at Aspen Highlands. Hint: Stay at the Ritz-Carlton residence club condos in Highlands. These 1-3 bedroom luxury condos have ski in ski out access to the mountain and is the hotel of choice in the area.
Location: 199 Prospector Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: 303.420.9963
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Aspen Highlands Ritz-Carlton Reservations
Aspen Winter X Games

Aspen Winter X Games

Jan 24 - Jan 27

Winter X Games returns to Aspen and Buttermilk Mountain for the best action sports, music, party and snow games. All sport competitions are free and open to the public. Lodging information can be found at GondolaResorts.com or by calling 1+303-420-9963. All musical performances will take place on the stage at Buttermilk Mountain. With over 110 of the world`s top winter athletes participating in this year’s competition, the state is set for another memorable competition. This is considered the biggest snow event of the year. The games are free to attend with online coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC. Fans can follow along @AspenSnowmass & @XGames across social channels for a behind-the-scenes look into X Games Aspen.
Location: Base of Buttermilk Mountain - Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303.420.9963 Tickets
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Official Aspen X Games Lodging
12 Days of Aspen: Calendar of Events

12 Days of Aspen: Calendar of Events

Dec 20 - 31

To celebrate the holiday season, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association hosts the largest party the city sees all year long - The 12 Days of Aspen. From December 20-31, the downtown Aspen area comes alive with a variety of free holiday activities, surprises, and a special visit from Santa himself. Every restaurant, hotel, retail outlet and sporting enthusiast gets together to participate in the events. The 12 Days of Aspen festival, over the years, has become a huge community event. "It’s a holiday mindset that brings everyone together to celebrate the season and new beginning", says Gino Malara the CEO of Gondola Resorts of Aspen. The city of Aspen attracts families from all around the world vacationing for the holidays, and the festival fuels numerous things to do each day to celebrate joyous holiday season. Lodging and vacation rentals for the event are sponsored by Gondola Resorts of Aspen.

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303-420-9963
Toll Free: 1+888-295-2468 Aspen Downtown Lodging Reservations
Aspen Winterskol

Aspen Winterskol

January 12 - 15

This is Aspen`s celebration of winter which dates back to 1951 when some locals decided to organize a special Nordic lifestyle similar to that in Europe. The celebration features on-mountain activities, a snowboarding event, fireworks, and more. Every year, Wintersköl chooses an annual slogan that reflects the event and the coming together of diverse members of the community to celebrate winter in Aspen.
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303.420.9963 Information
Toll Free: 888.295-2468 Winterskol Lodging
Aspen Toyota U.S. Grand Prix

Aspen Toyota U.S. Grand Prix

January 10-14

Aspen Snowmass hosts five Olympic Winter Games qualification events on the tour. The event takes place at Snowmass Ski Resort, the home to an award winning snowboard park. The Toyota U.S. Grand Prix produces some of the highest-rated winter action sports broadcasts on TV and will again present over 14 hours of TV programming from all the Grand Prix events on NBC and NBC Sports.
Location: Aspen / Snowmass Colorado
Phone: 303.420.9963 Tickets
Toll Free: 888.295.2468 Lodging in Aspen and Snowmass
Aspen Spotlight HEALTH

Aspen Spotlight HEALTH

June 21 - 24

The Aspen Ideas Festival - Spotlight to Health. Join the world stage and participate in the event where health topics are dissected. It`s a combination of lectures, debates, and outdoor activities that fill the day. Start your day with healthy food, early yoga, Aspen biking/ hikes, and networking with others that enjoy learning and making the world a better place.

Location: The Aspen Institute - Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 970-544-7959
Toll Free: 888-295-2468 Lodging Reservations
Aspen New Years Eve

Aspen New Years Eve

December 31

Celebrate New Year`s Eve in the most exciting mountain town in the world. Aspen Colorado is well known for it`s word class outdoor activities, famous people and exclusive events. Some events worth attending include the Mountain Socail at The St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton Club celebration, Clicquot Cats party, Wheeler Opera House cabaret, Belly Up concerts and Don Perignon party at The Little Nell.

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 1+ 303.420.9963
Toll Free: 1+ 888.295.2468 Aspen Lodging Reservations
Aspen John Denver Annual Celebration

Aspen John Denver Annual Celebration

Oct 10-15

Join employees from Gondola Resorts as we pay tribute to the music legion from October 10-15. Come celebrate the life of John Denver in Aspen when the leaves are turning gold. It`s a wonderful time of year, not doubt. Book luxury rentals at www.gondolaresorts.com in downtown Aspen or Snowmass.

Wed, Oct. 10 Meet and Greet (John Denver Sanctuary) @ 10 am Aspen Meadow Band (Mountain Chalet) @ 4 pm Thursday, Oct. 11 3rd Annual Singer / Songwriter Event @ 3 p.m. Aspen Meadow Band (Mountain Chalet) @ 4 p.m. Ron Matthews in Concert @ 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 Dave Stratford in Concert (Mountain Chalet) @ 4:00 p.m. "Oh, God!" Movie Night (Wheeler Opera House) @ 7:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 13 Aspen Meadow Band (Limelight Hotel) @ 4 pm Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon Tribute to John Denver (Wheeler Opera House) @ 7:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 14 Pine Creek Cookhouse Concert and Luncheon @ 11 am Monday, Oct. 15 Good-Bye Again (Wagner Park) @ 10 am

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Phone: 303-420-9963
Toll Free: 1+ 888.649.5982 Tickets