Arts and Entertainment
From late-June to September, the Aspen Music Festival features everything from chamber music to jazz. 970/925-3254.
Aspen hosts a highly regarded Film Festival in late September. 970/925-6882.
The HBO-sponsored U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, in late February and early March, attracts comedians from twenty-something stand-ups to Steve Martin. 800/778-4633.
Wheeler Opera House is the venue for big-name classical concerts, jazz, and opera, especially in the summer. 970/925-2750.
December: Christmas Celebrations. Many ski areas mount torchlight parades, with large groups of torch-bearing ski instructors tracing patterns down the mountainside
January: Ski competitions such as the Aspen Winterskol 970/925-1940 keep ski areas lively with races, torchlight skiing, and other events.
Also, International Snowboard Federation's World Pro Tour at Buttermilk
Late January: The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
June, July, August: The Aspen Music Festival presents opera, chamber music and orchestral concerts. Performers come from all over the world for this renowned event.. Some of the concerts are especially for children. Schedule: 970/925-3254.
July: Arts events run throughout the month, including the Aspen International Design Conference 970/925-2257.
Wednesday and Saturday nights from late June to late August.: Snowmass Village Rodeo,
June – August:
Independence Day is celebrated with a parade, fireworks, a bicycle rodeo for children and an air force sky show.
July and August.
Dance Aspen moves through with performances ranging from ballet to modern
September: A major Film Festival takes place annually toward the end of the month 970/925-6882, 970/453-6200