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COMMITTED TO AWESOME
OUTDOOR EVENTS!
Get Your Legs and Lungs Ready for the Most Challenging Marathon You'll Ever Run! Saturday August 7th, 2021 Learn More
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Backcountry Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

August 7, 2021

The most challenging marathon you’ll ever run. (Half Marathon option also available)

Boasting spectacular views the Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Heavy Half Marathon is run almost exclusively on high country dirt trails. Challenging ascents, exciting descents and wide diversity in terrain will challenge all athletes.

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Men's Open Lacrosse Tournament

August 14th and 15th 2021

Downtown Aspen

$500 per team, guaranteed 4 games
Call 970-429-2093 or  Email for more info

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Community Picnic

Thursday August 19th

Join us at the Red Brick Center for the Arts, on the Lawn!

Aspen City Council will cater a FREE locally sourced dinner for the first 750 people! Red Brick Center for the Arts, on the Lawn, Thursday August 19th 2021.

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Golden Leaf

September 18th 2021

Voted by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 most scenic races”.

The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies.  This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors.

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Let's Roam: Aspen Skiers On Parade Scavenger Hunt

Dec. 22, 2020 - Apr. 1, 2021

Free – use join code Aspen Skier

Partake in this free scavenger hunt in downtown Aspen. Use the code Aspen Skier to join.

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Fat Bike Race

Virtual event week February 7th through February 15th.

The Race will be virtual for 2021.

Participants will have a week to complete the actual race course and upload their results to receive the event Goody Bag!

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Owl Creek Chase

Mar. 7, 2021

One of Colorado’s largest, premier cross-country ski races since 1985

There will be a modified route for 2021.

Start at Aspen Nordic Center, Two Laps around the golf course, finish at AVSC.

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America's Uphill

March 13, 2021

Aspen’s favorite spring ritual – a 3000′ vertical climb up Aspen Mountain

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Aspen Ascent

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Join us for the Ascent Experience at Buttermilk Mountain.

Restaurants open, complimentary coco or lemonade at the Cliffhouse, Four Mountain Sports open, sales & demo’s on equipment.

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June 12th - October 9th 2021

Customers can support their favorite artisan vendors by visiting them online.

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4th of July

July 4, 2021

Patriotic exhibits in the downtown core 10am until 1pm.
Click Here to Register 

Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. For decades locals and visitors have found this to be one of Aspen’s highlights to the summer. For 2021 join us in the downtown core on July 4th and stop by one of the many Patriotic exhibits.

Committed to awesome outdoor events! Aspen - No better location, if we may say so ourselves...

Committed to Awesome Events!  The Special Events Department of the City of Aspen, produces more than 7 events a year from the New Year’s Eve Celebration in the core to the Aspen Backcountry Marathon.  These events help enhance the vitality of the town of Aspen, and enrich the quality of life for both locals and visitors. In addition, the Special Event’s Department helps facilitate the permitting process for 3rd parties to bring their events to Aspen, CO.