The Top 5 Aspen Summer Events You Need to Attend This Year

As winter comes to an end, we say goodbye to the ski season and hello to pleasant temperatures in the high 70s. Just because the slopes are closed doesn’t mean our mountain town slows down. Every year, Aspen summer events captivate the interest of thousands. Pick your favorite and start planning your trip today! For a complete list of events and things to do in our area, get a copy of our local Travel Guide.

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5 of the Best Aspen Summer Events

Aspen Food and Wine Classic | June

The Aspen Food & Wine Classic is the ultimate foodie event. For just three days out of the year, the top names in food and beverage gather for this incredible festival. Attendees get to meet celebrity chefs, taste incredible dishes, and frequent a mix of more than 80 classes and talks.

Aspen Ideas Festival | June

Every year, leaders from around the world gather in Aspen for the Aspen Ideas Festival. They take the time to discuss the issues going on around the globe, how they can be solved, and how we can do better. More than 400 sessions are available, and about 3,000 people attend each year! 

Local tip: The Aspen Food and Wine Classic usually leads to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Many times, they are one weekend after the other, so you can easily come for both!

Jazz Aspen Snowmass | June

As of 2019, there is a huge change in the JAS June Experience. Instead of large events at the Benedict Music Tent, concerts are now held throughout Aspen and Snowmass at smaller venues. For four days, a huge variety of artists will be represented at these new spots. This will give attendees the opportunity to explore the town and experience the charm of these small venues.

Aspen Music Festival Summer Season | June – August

The Aspen Music Festival Summer Season is enjoyed by more than 100,000 attendees each year. From the end of June until mid-August, you’re welcome to attend more than 400 concerts put on by the Aspen Music Festival and School. If you’d like tickets for any of the events or would like a season pass to attend as many as possible, our concierge service is more than happy to secure them for you.

Free Summer Concert Series | June – August

Visitors and locals alike gather every Thursday night for the annual Free Summer Concert Series. Located on Fanny Hill in Snowmass, attendees are treated to incredible music and stunning views of the mountains behind the stage. Pack up some picnic blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere as the sun goes down.

Book Your Summer Stay Today

the observatory rental homeExperience Aspen in the summer this year when you stay with Aspen Signature Properties. We have carefully curated the most exclusive list of vacation rentals across Aspen and Snowmass. Browse our properties based on size or location; we have everything from penthouses in the center of town to luxurious mansions with mountain views. Once you choose your accommodations, our concierge can get your tickets for any Aspen summer events you’d like to attend.