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Cultural Attractions

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Cultural Attractions in Aspen and Snowmass

  • 12 Days of Aspen—December
  • Aspen Arts Festival—July
  • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies—Hallam Lake and the wildlife that calls this oasis home.
  • Aspen FilmFest—year round
  • Aspen Music Festival and School –summer
  • Challenge Aspen Gold Tournaments—July
  • JAS Aspen Snowmass June Festival—June and Labor Day
  • Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration—July 4th
  • Power of Four Mountain Bike & Running Race—August
  • Snowmass Balloon Festival—September
  • Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival—July
  • Snowmass Rodeo—summer
  • Snowmass Village Free Summer Concerts—Summer
  • Snowmass Wine Festival—September
  • The Aspen Filmfest—September, communicating culture through script and cinema to 30,000 annual viewers and participants.
  • The Aspen Ideas Festival—Summer
  • The FOOD & WINE Classic—June
  • The MotherLode Classic Volleyball Tournament— Summer
  • The Snowmass Mammoth Festival—June
  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge –August
  • Wintersköl—January
  • X Games Aspen- January

Tourism and Area Attractions

  • The John Denver Sanctuary-year round
  • Silver Queen Gondola at Durant Street and South Hunter Street: A favorite attraction during both the summer and winter, the Silver Queen Gondola whisks visitors from the heart of the town up to the 11,200 foot / 3,415 meters summit of Aspen Mountain, from where you can take in breathtaking views of the valley below and the spectacular Elk Mountains, explore various hiking trails and have a meal at the Sundeck.
  • Mill Street Fountain—on the Hyman Street Mall at the corner of Hyman and Mill Streets
  • Wheeler Opera House
  • Aspen Art Museum
  • Rio Grande Park
  • Snowmass Mountain Gondola
  • Snowmass Base Village
  • Smuggler Mountain- spectacular views of Aspen from the summit
  • Ute Trail- short but steep hike in Downtown Aspen with incredible views, summer only

Cultural and Arts Organizations:

  • Anderson Ranch Arts Center
  • Aspen Art Museum
  • Aspen Community Theatre
  • Aspen FilmFest
  • Aspen Music Festival & School
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Food & Wine Classic
  • Aspen Historical Society
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass
  • Red Brick Council for the Arts
  • Wheeler Opera House
  • Theatre Aspen
  • Aspen Fringe Festival