Ride for the Pass

Start: 5/17/2014 10:00 AM  |  End: 5/17/2014 3:00 PM

The Ride for the Pass is a bike race/recreational ride benefiting the Independence Pass Foundation’s work on the Pass. Recreational riders and families are encouraged to participate. In recent years, the Ride has attracted around 500 riders and start-line registration has been crowded, so riders are encouraged to pre-register prior to the Ride. Winning race times are usually around 40 minutes with most riders in both competitive and recreational categories finishing in less than two hours. The Ride follows the traditional route from the Winter Gate, four miles east of Aspen, to the Independence Ghost Town approximately 10 miles east up Highway 82 on Independence Pass, gaining approximately 2,500 feet of elevation, from 8,550’ to 11,100’. The event gives riders the unique opportunity to ride this stunningly scenic route while it is free of motorized vehicles. There are aid stations and turnaround sites at various points along the route in case of accidents, illness or breakdown. The Ride is followed by a party at the St. Regis in Aspen, featuring free beer and many drawing prizes donated by Roaring Fork Valley businesses.

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Independence Pass Opens

Start: 5/23/2014 12:00 PM  |  End: 5/23/2014 12:00 PM

Independence Pass reopens to traffic for the summer season.

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Molly Campbell Conference Center – Grand Opening

Start: 6/14/2014 4:00 PM  |  End: 4/14/2014 7:00 PM

The Molly Campbell Conference Center reemerges after a $5 million renovation project to elevate Aspen’s meeting experience. Boasting a stylishly new eco-friendly design, the 5,500 square foot function space debuts a panoramic rooftop terrace with 360-degrees of mountainous inspiration and flexible outdoor meeting space. Adding sustenance to the scenery, the new Pepperjack’s Café serves up casual fare, pastries and signature cocktails guests can enjoy fireside or grab-n-go. Elevate your Aspen Meeting experience.

Join us on June 14, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM for an open house to celebrate the grand opening of the Molly Campbell Conference Center, Aspen’s newest meeting space! Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. We invite you to tour the new space at your leisure and enjoy an evening at The Gant.

For more information about The Molly Campbell Conference Center please click the link below to visit our website or contact Lou Eppelsheimer, Director of Sales & Marketing, at at 970-920-6071.


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Aspen Music Festival

Start: 6/18/2014 8:00 AM  |  End: 8/17/2014 6:00 PM

The Aspen Music Festival and School offers more than 350 musical events during a eight-week season including symphony, chamber, opera, choral and family concerts.

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s sixty-fifth anniversary season theme will be The New Romantics, which will explore the resurgence of Romantic imagination in music of the late twentieth and early twentyfirst centuries. The Romantic Movement that began in the eighteenth century and dominated the arts in the nineteenth century has evolved and maintained a powerful place in the last forty years among composers, writers, visual artists, choreographers, and architects in all their endeavors.

The Aspen Opera Theater Center will produce Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Bizet’s Carmen.

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Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Start: 6/20/2014 9:00 AM  |  End: 6/22/2014 2:00 PM

The nation’s premiere culinary event. Celebrity chefs and wine experts from across the country showcase their passion for food, wine and entertaining.  Each year, the world’s most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary luminaries come together in one breathtaking setting. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of good taste, mingle with stars, and enjoy a pleasure-packed weekend at the base of spectacular Aspen Mountain.

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Aspen Ideas Festival

Start: 6/24/2014 8:00 AM  |  End: 7/3/2014 6:00 PM

The Ideas Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary of dialogue and conversation with leading thinkers from around the globe.

The theme for 2014 is straightforward. We don’t want to look back. We want to look forward. What will the next ten years bring? We are imagining 2024. What innovations will wow us in health and medicine, robotics and biotechnology? What form will climate changes take? What dynamics will shape our societies at home and abroad? What will education and the arts look like? Will we be more attuned to the power of creativity?

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Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival

Start: 7/4/2014 8:00 AM  |  End: 4/4/2014 10:00 PM

Locals and visitors honor the nation’s birthday with a parade, kids’ carnival, live music, picnics, spectacular fireworks, and more.

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Aspen Arts Festival

Start: 7/26/2014 8:00 AM  |  End: 7/27/2014 8:00 AM

A wonderful open art gallery filling Monarch Street with over 175 exhibitors offering jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, prints, water color, mixed media, and more. Free admission.

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Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure

Start: 7/26/2014 6:00 AM  |  End: 7/26/2014 12:00 PM

Ride the Rockies in support of Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness and research in western Colorado. Choose your challenge: century, metric century and 30-mile routes available. Fundraising is required.  Team Komen provides all of the coaching, training, travel opportunities and fundraising support necessary for a life-changing experience. Rio Grande Park.

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