Where else can you attend a concert, an exhibit, the theatre, the ballet, and a lecture by one of the foremost political leaders in the world – in a single day? And still have time to compare notes with friends over a latte?
Our community has been home to internationally known organizations such as the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Aspen Institute, and the Aspen Center for Physics for more than 50 years. More recently, they’ve been joined by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Theatre Aspen, the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Filmfest, Aspen Writers’ Foundation, Jazz Aspen Snowmass and many more to provide our guests with a cultural experience second to none. At last count, we had more than 500 performances, lectures, classes, films and exhibits on our summer calendar.
Suggested Adventures in Aspen
Stroll our lovely, leafy downtown streets. Turn a corner and discover a string quartet playing Debussy to die for. It will remind you to catch the master class at the stunning Wheeler Opera House, where the best music students fine-tune their talents before a live audience.
Plan an early dinner before you walk over to Theatre Aspen. Give yourself time to pause outside before you go in. Aspen evenings are bright, balmy and bug-free. (But trust us; take the blanket they offer you on the way in.)
Attend the lecture on global implications of free trade at the Aspen Institute. Since its founding in 1950, the Institute has pursued its mission of fostering enlightened leadership.
Aspen Area Events – Summer-Fall 2015
June 17 – Aug. 26: Snowmass Rodeo
June 25 – Aug. 13: Fanny Hill Free Concerts 800-679-3151
April 23-26: 5Points Film Festival 970-510-5523
June 12-14: Snowmass Mammoth Fest
June 19-21: Aspen Food & Wine Classic
June 21-26: Aspen Summer Words 970-925-3122
June 25 – July 4: Aspen Ideas Festival 970-544-7916
June 26 – July 6: Jazz Aspen Snowmass 970-920-4996
July 2-5: Wanderlust Festival 855-926-3375
July 2 – Aug. 23: Aspen Music Festival 970-925-9042
July 4th: Aspen’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration 970-925-1940
July 4th: Boogie’s Buddy Race 970-920-2130
July 30 – Aug.2: Art Aspen (Aspen Ice Garden) 631-283-5505
August 5-7: Art Crush 970-925-8050
August 9-13: AREDAY Summit 970-948-9929
August 19-20: USA Pro Cycling Challenge 970-925-1940
Sept. 1-7: MotherLode Volleyball Classic
Sept. 5-7: Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience 970-920-4996
Sept. 12: Mac and Cheese Festival 970-429-2078
Sept. 17-20: Aspen Ruggerfest
Sept. 18-20: Snowmass Balloon Festival 720-987-0569
Sept. 25-30: AspenFilmfest 970-925-6882
Links of Interest