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2017 FOOD & WINE Classic

Start: 6/16/2017  |  End: 6/18/2017

Each year, the world’s most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary experts come together in one breathtaking setting, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the nations premier culinary event. 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.

Foodies will delight in the range of food and wine offerings both in the grand tasting pavilion as well as the carefully curated seminars. This is a highlight of the summer calendar year after year.

Location:  Wagner Park

Location Address: S Mill Street, Aspen, CO 81611

Contact Phone: 1-877-900-WINE

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2017 Aspen Farmer’s Market

Start: 6/17/2017  |  End: 10/7/2017

From mid-June to mid-October (6/17-10/7, 2017) spend your Saturday mornings at the Aspen Farmer’s Market. The market makes a U-shape from the corner of Galena & Hopkins, to Hunter & then again back to the intersection of Hyman & Galena. Open from 8AM-3PM the market offers Colorado grown produce, crafts, live music and a food court for lunch or a snack while you peruse.

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2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

Start: 6/22/2017  |  End: 7/1/2017

Presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic magazine, the Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation’s premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to present and discuss the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times.

From Aspen Lectures to debates to one-on-one interviews and more, days are filled from early morning to late evening. Attendees have exceptional opportunities to interact with public officials, artists, scientists, authors, business executives, scholars, economists, foreign policy specialists, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all kinds — on footpaths and sidewalks, over lunch on the lawn or coffee at the espresso bar, in auditoriums and in small seminar rooms. The intimacy of Festival gatherings renders the experience unique and unforgettable.

Location: Aspen Institute Campus

Location Address: 1000 N. Third Street, Aspen, CO 81611

Contact Name: Deborah Murphy

Contact Phone: 970-544-7955

Contact E-mail: deborah.murphy@aspeninst.org

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2017 Aspen Summer Words

Start: 6/18/2017  |  End: 6/23/2017

Recognized as one of the nation’s top literary gatherings, Aspen Summer Words is a six-day celebration of words, stories, and ideas held annually in Aspen. Advanced workshops with renowned authors and teachers are an intimate place for writers to develop a manuscript, while introductory workshops invite participants to explore the craft of writing. Literary agents and editors meet one-on-one with workshop participants, and public panel discussions provide inspiration and insight for writers and readers alike. Evening events include readings and panel discussions open to the general public.

Location:  The Gant

Location Address: 610 S W End Street, Aspen, CO 81611

Admission Price:  Individual Tickets $25, 3 Day Readers’ Retreat $375, 5 Day Workshops $1,375

Contact Phone: 970-920-3122

Contact E-mail: aspenwords@aspeninstitute.org

 

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2017 Aspen Music Festival

Start: 6/29/2017  |  End: 8/20/2017

The 69th season of the Aspen Music Festival and School will run June 29 to August 20, offering more than 400 events and featuring its signature wide variety of musical works, periods and performers. Audiences will be offered an intelligently curated mix of concerts exploring the season theme of “enchantment” through the lenses of myth, fairy tales, magic spells, forbidden love, transformation, and the transcendent delights of nature.  There are more than 400 events in 7-1/2 weeks and the world’s very best students from 40 countries around the globe.

Location Address:  Aspen, CO 81611

Contact Phone: 970-925-6080

Contact Email: GantConcierge@destinationhotels.com

 

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2017 Aspen 4th of July Celebration

Start: 7/4/2017  |  End: 7/4/2017

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

Location Address: Aspen, CO 81611

Contact Phone: 970-920-6080

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2017 Aspen Arts Festival

Start: 7/22/2017  |  End: 7/23/2017

Aspen is proud to join Howard Alan Events for the 15th Annual Aspen Arts Festival July 22-23, 2017,  located along Monarch Street between Durant Ave and Hopkins Ave.  The Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media. Take in fabulous views of  Aspen, grab a bite at a local eatery, and purchase original artwork from the artists themselves, as you enjoy this weekend of visual inspiration.

 

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2017 Aspen ArtCrush

Start: 8/2/2017  |  End: 8/4/2017

Held annually every summer, ArtCrush is the major fundraising event benefiting the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen’s premier summer gala.

WineCrush – Wednesday, August 2
Hosted by Amy and John Phelan, WineCrush is an intimate evening of fine wine, gourmet food, and just the right amount of dancing to complete the experience.

PreviewCrush – Thursday, August 3
Hosted by Baldwin Gallery and free and open to the public, PreviewCrush is your first chance to view the most impressive Live and Silent Auction artworks to be featured at the ArtCrush auction the following day.

PreviewExtra – Thursday, August 3
Hosted by Casterline | Goodman Gallery, and also free and open to the public, PreviewExtra is an additional location to preview ArtCrush’s extraordinary artworks.

ArtCrush 2017 – Friday, August 4
ArtCrush is Aspen’s premier summer event benefiting the Aspen Art Museum. This year’s event features the 2017 Aspen Award for Art presentation to renowned contemporary artist Lawrence Weiner, a remarkable wine tasting, seated dinner, and both a Live and Silent Auction of major works of contemporary art.

AfterPartyCrush – Friday, August 4
A fun-filled dance party, AfterPartyCrush takes place at Aspen’s leading late-night entertainment venue, Belly Up, and features live music from a world-famous artist.

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2017 Power of Four Mountain Bike Race

Start: 8/5/2017  |  End: 8/5/2017

Aspen/Snowmass is proud to present the 7th annual Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike race. The oldest in the race series features a point-to-point course covering the classic single-track on Government Trail plus a mix of the new flow trails on Snowmass and the challenging steep climbs and descents on both Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain.

The full four-mountain course is a 33-mile race (plus or minus a few) with close to 10,000 feet in elevation gain and decent. A two-mountain course utilizes the same start in Snowmass and finishes at the base of Buttermilk’s Tiehack side after covering 18-miles of almost all single-track trails.​

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2017 JAS Labor Day Experience

Start: 9/1/2017  |  End: 9/3/2017

The Hottest 72 Hours of the Summer! The JAS Labor Day Experience includes three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 11,000 per day. In addition to headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going throughout the day with a mix of up and coming artists. The JAS Village provides shopping, eclectic food and beverage vendors, kids corner and more!

Friday, September 1
6pm Lake Street Dive
8pm Daryl Hall & John Oates

Saturday, September 2
3pm St. Paul & The Broken Bones
5pm Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
7:30pm Keith Urban

Sunday, September 3
3pm The Revivalists
5pm The Roots
7:30pm Maroon 5

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