Each season in Aspen, Colorado, offers something new and exciting. Not only does our ever-changing weather allow a wide range of activities, but there are also tons of Aspen and Snowmass events and festivals that happen throughout the year. Whether you happen to catch one during your stay with Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals or are planning your vacation around one of them, we’ve chosen a few of our favorites.
For the ultimate list of Aspen and Snowmass events, make sure you access our Travel Guide. Inside, you’ll find an insider list of events and activities you can’t miss during your getaway.
Our Favorite Aspen and Snowmass Events
X Games Aspen
You’ll know when the X Games are in town. The air is buzzing with excitement as some of the top athletes compete in exciting winter sports. Not only can you watch the competitions, but famous artists also take the stage.
Gay Ski Week
The rainbow flags fly high during Gay Ski Week! An incredible lineup of events will keep you busy for an entire week. Enjoy parties, contests, shows, and more. There’s nothing like it!
If you love the winter season here, make sure you’re in town for Wintersköl™. This four-day event is a celebration of the season, and there are events happening all over the four mountains!
Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open
Join us for one of the last and longest-running independent open competitions in the country. The Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open allows both professional and amateur athletes to compete on the X Games Aspen Slopestyle and Superpipe and Big Air courses.
Aspen Laugh Festival
There’s no shortage of laughter at the Aspen Laugh Festival! Some of the top names in comedy gather in Aspen to perform every February.
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series
Let some free concerts be the icing on the cake to your Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals getaway. The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series has become a staple to both locals and visitors to Aspen. With multiple venues, these concerts are a great addition to your vacation.
Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring at one of the many Closing Parties held in Aspen and Snowmass. When it’s time for the slopes to close, we say goodbye in the best way possible: through celebration.
Food & Wine Classic
Food enthusiasts, this Aspen and Snowmass event is for you. Enjoy a weekend full of tastings, celebrity chef panels, and cooking demonstrations at the Food & Wine Classic. *Event moved to September 10th-12th for 2021
Aspen Saturday Market
Aspen Saturday Market is a must-do in the summer. Colorado’s freshest fruits and vegetables can be found here, and there are always artists and artisans selling their wares. It’s the perfect place to get ingredients for dinner or to shop for a souvenir to remember your trip by.
Snowmass Free Summer Concert Series
Open to all ages, the Snowmass Free Concert Series is a perfect way to spend your evening with family and friends while listening to one of the talented musicians. All you need to do is bring a blanket and a picnic!
Aspen Music Festival Summer Season
The Aspen Music Festival Summer Season has been a summer staple for more than 70 years. Known to be the top classical music festival in the country, hundreds of talented young musicians and teachers play during the eight-week festival.
4th of July
Aspen knows how to do the 4th of July right! There are multiple celebrations that make Independence Day in our mountain town extra special.
JAS Labor Day Experience
What better way is there to enjoy Labor Day Weekend than at a music festival? Some of the top names in music play during the JAS Labor Day Experience.
Snowmass Balloon Festival
Every September, the sky fills with color as hot air balloons float among the clouds. During the Snowmass Balloon Festival, you can watch balloons race against each other over the Snowmass Town Park.
The Aspen Filmfest is always a great time. This non-competitive film festival has an outstanding number of award-winning films like The Imitation Game and Argo. Save the dates and purchase your tickets early, because this festival sells out.
Snowmass Wine Festival
The Snowmass Wine Festival is the Rotary Club of Snowmass Village’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Attend their wine dinner on Friday night, then sip the day away at the Saturday afternoon wine tasting and silent auction.
The Meeting is split into two parts: a conference and a film fest. The conference draws top thinkers, influencers, and entrepreneurs to network and discuss the world of content creation. The film fest sets the tone for the upcoming ski season with ski and snowboard films!
Ullr Nights at Snowmass
Ullr Nights at Snowmass are fun for the whole family. Visit Elk Camp every Friday night for hot chocolate, s’mores, and outdoor winter activities.
12 Days of Aspen
Get into the holiday spirit with 12 Days of Aspen! From ice skating to caroling, each night brings something new to town. On the last day, December 31, make sure you watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza over Aspen Mountain.
Book Your Getaway Today
Did you find an event you’d like to attend? Book your stay with Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals, and we will take care of the rest. Whether you need tickets to some Aspen and Snowmass events or would like a dinner reservation before one of the festivals, our concierge can plan the perfect getaway for you. Browse our properties to book your stay today!