Arts & Entertainment

aspenWhere 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

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