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WAV 2020

Winter Activities in Aspen

Winter 2020 - 2021

Off the slopes fun in downtown Aspen.

Free Let’s Roam: Skiers on Parade Scavenger Hunt

“Courtesy Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Jeremy Swanson

New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31, 2020

Ring in the New Year with fireworks.

Free Public Skate at the Aspen Ice Garden from 12pm -5pm. Reservations required!


Fat Bike Race

Feb. 6, 2021

Winter Fun on your bike, heck yeah!

Don’t miss the third annual Aspen FAT Bike Race, sweeping along groomed trails on the Aspen Golf Course and around the ARC campus. Join us Feb 6th for a unique event.


Owl Creek Chase

Mar. 7, 2021

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

The Owl Creek Chase is a 21K Nordic Ski Race from the Snowmass Nordic Center to the AVSC.


America's Uphill

March 13, 2021

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


Aspen Ascent


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.


Community Picnic

TBD 2020

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, Wednesday August 14th, 4:30pm – 7:00pm

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Men's Open Lacrosse Tournament

Postponed until 2021

Downtown Aspen

$400 per team, guaranteed 4 games
Call 970-429-2093 or  Email for more info


Golden Leaf

Postponed until 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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June 20-October 3

While artisan vendors are not present at the Aspen Saturday Market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, customers can continue to support their favorite vendors by visiting them online.

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June 1-30

Your Race, Your Pace, Your Course! You choose, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon. Walk or Run your preferred distance from June 1-30th.
Register online for free at active.com.

4th of July

July 4, 2020

Unfortunately, all 4th of July Festivities (Parade, Fireworks, etc.) are cancelled for 2020.

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. A great time for kids to come together, for adults to enjoy the summer parade…


Backcountry Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Postponed until 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.

Mandatory Mask Zone in Aspen

What you need to know about masks in Aspen
Aspen City Council enacted a mandatory mask zone ordinance that began Friday, July 31 at 6 a.m. and is in effect through November 4, 2020.  Below is some information about the new regulations and rules and resources to learn more.

Where should a face covering be worn?  

  • Indoors & outdoors in Aspen’s Mandatory Mask Zone
  • Everywhere else outside of the Zone indoors & outdoors when a 6′ distance cannot be maintained from others
  • On public transportation

Where is the Mandatory Mask Zone?

  • West boundary: Aspen Street
  • East Boundary: Original Street /Neal Avenue to Herron Park
  • South Boundary: Aspen Mountain
  • North Boundary: Roaring Fork River
  • Highlands transportation and commercial zone


Please remember, even outside of the Zone, masks must be worn if you cannot keep six feet of social distance between you and other people.

Click Here for more information and to read the Emergency Ordinance NO 12: Mandatory Face Covering Zone

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.