America's Uphill

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

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

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Old Fashioned Celebration

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Patriotic celebration downtown from 10am until 2pm featuring the 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. Join us in the downtown core on July 4th for Patriotic celebrations and our Community Village from 10am until 2pm featuring the 4th of July Parade at 11am.

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Backcountry Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

2024 Race on hold for community focus

Please check out other races in our area!
Aspen Valley Marathon
Golden Leaf half marathon
Power of Four
Imogene Pass run


Save the Date

Summer Stage Weekend


Location TBD.  Stay tuned!

Unveiling our New Summer Stage: A Weekend Showcase of Community Talents!


Community Picnic


Location TBD. Stay Tuned!

Aspen City Council will cater a FREE locally sourced dinner for the first 750 people. Location and date TBD.



Saturday, September 14th 2024

Hopkins Ave on ‘Restaurant Row’

Get ready to indulge in the cheesiest extravaganza of the year!  Mac and Cheese Fest is back, and this time, we’re taking it to a whole new level with Mactoberfest!  Best of all, Mactoberfest is free for the masses with beverages available for purchase.  As we finalize the delicious details, stay tuned for more information.  Cheers to Cheesy dreams!  Click for more details!


Golden Leaf Half Marathon

Saturday, September 28th 2024

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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Customers can support and enjoy local artisans and Colorado grown meats, fruits and veggies every Saturday.

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New Year's Eve Celebration 2023

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

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

Art Cart Alpine Rally 2024

Art Cart Alpine Rally

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Join us for the reimagined Art Cart Alpine Rally, taking place at the Whoa Nelly Sledding Hill on the stunning Aspen Recreation Center grounds. Design and build your art cart masterpiece for the ultimate winter racing experience, where creativity meets competition for both recognition and cash prizes!

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.