2015 Aspen Annual Events and Festivals

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2015 Annual Events

Aspen may be known as a popular destination for celebrities, but Aspen is also home to world renowned events.  Some are even free.  Kicking the year off in style is Aspen's Wintersköl celebration toasting winter with artistic snow sculptures, a soup contest and even a fat bike race!  Enjoy fine food and wine? Then make plans to attend the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen every June.  Featuring the world's most incredible chefs and  wine experts, Aspen becomes the top destination to discover the latest in culinary trends.  In the heat of the summer, Aspen's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration brings patriots old and young back to a time when neighbors and new friends gathered to commemorate the founding of our country.  Then  art enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of mediums created by nearly 175 artists in Aspen's spectacular summer mountain setting during the Aspen Arts Festival in July.

For more information, please click on the Aspen Chamber's annual events listed below:

December 20-31, 2014

12_days_aspen_logo.jpg12 Days of Aspen
To celebrate the holiday season, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association is hosting the 12 Days of Aspen.  From December 20-31, downtown comes alive with a variety of FREE holiday activities, special treats, and of course a visit from Santa!  Come join ACRA - and the entire Aspen community - to celebrate the joys of the season.


January 8-11, 2015

Aspen's annual "toast to winter," dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen's unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities.  The four day celebration features Soupsköl, the Canine Fashion Show, WinterFest, the Fat Cycle Challenge, Hike for Hope Uphill, fireworks over Aspen Mountain, and much more.


June 19-21, 2015

food_wine_classic_logo.jpgFOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen
Future Dates:  June 17-19, 2016; June 16-18, 2017 (35th anniversary), June 15 - 17, 2018 - Dates are subject to change.
One of the nations most prestigious epicurean events.  Culinary stars show their passion for food, wine and entertaining.  More than 300 Vintners pour premium wines complimented by specialty foods from around the world.  Join leading chefs and noted wine authorities for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events.



Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th_july_logo.jpgOld Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with small town appeal.  Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation's birthday in true American style.  Festivities include a parade, live music, picnics, a kids carnival, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.


July 25 & 26, 2015

Aspen Arts Festival
Future Dates:  July 23 & 24, 2016
Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the 13th Annual Aspen Arts Festival.  The Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media.


August 19 & 20, 2015

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Copper Mountain Resort to Aspen
Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 20 – Aspen to Breckenridge

For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2015.