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June 10th - October 7th 2023

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

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Old Fashioned Celebration

Tuesday, July 4th 2023

Patriotic celebration downtown Aspen 10am until 2pm
Featuring a 4th of July parade at 11am

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 2022 join us in the downtown core on July 4th for Patriotic celebrations and experiences from 10am until 2pm featuring the 4th of July Parade at 11am.


Backcountry Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Saturday, August 5th 2023

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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The Goerne Cup! Men's Open Lacrosse Tournament

August 19th and 20st 2023

Lower Moore Field and Iselin Field, Aspen CO

$500 per team until June 16th then $600, guaranteed 4 games
Call 970-429-2093 or  Email for more info


Community Picnic

Thursday September 8th, 2022

Join us at the Galena Plaza! 427 Rio Grande Place.

Aspen City Council will cater a FREE locally sourced dinner for the first 750 people at Galena Plaza, Thursday September 8th, 2022.

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Golden Leaf Half Marathon

Saturday, September 23rd 2023

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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New Year's Eve Celebration 2022

Dec. 31, 2022

New Year’s Eve hot cocoa, s’mores, skating and more! With fireworks over Aspen Mountain at 8:00pm


2023 Owl Creek Chase

February 12, 2023

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


America's Uphill

March 11, 2023

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

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.