Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Series
June 7-August 23
Billed as “The place to be on Thursday nights” The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association presents a 12-week summer season of authentic rodeo, featuring competitors from across the state and as far away as Texas. Each week sees more than 150 contestants compete for the coveted end-of-the-year-belt buckle and the weekly prize of $2000. Every Thursday, rain or shine, from 7:30 PM. Gus Darien Arena, County Road 100 (Catherine Store Road) Tickets $10/per person, kids 10 and under free. | Website
Snowmass Free Concert Series
June 9-August 16
On 10 consecutive Thursdays and two bonus Saturdays (June 9 and July 21) throughout the summer, Snowmass hosts a weekly free concert series on Fanny Hill, showcasing genres of music ranging from reggae, to soul, to funk, to rock. 2018 marks the 27th year of the Snowmass Free Concert Series.
Snowmass Craft Beer Rendezvous
Snowmass Craft Beer Rendezvous, presented by the Colorado Brewers Guild, is the hoppy kick-off to the 2018 summer season. Friday, June 8th, guests are welcome to attend a series of new Brewer’s Pairing Dinners at restaurants around Snowmass Village,
before indulging in beers from over 30 craft brewers during a three-hour grand tasting event on Saturday, June 9th. The weekend culminates with the first concert of the Snowmass Free Concert series on Fanny Hill that evening.
Snowmass Automobili Exotica Presented by 3Zero3 Motorsports
Returning after a four-year hiatus, 3Zero3 Motorsports, a premier European automotive group based in Denver, returns to Snowmass for a new car show extravaganza on the Base Village lawn. Automobili Exotica showcases everything from classic to exotics in all car brands. The car gathering is welcome to the public.
Colorado Wild Public Lands
June 13-August 22
The Snowmass Rodeo celebrates 45 years of operations this summer, making it the longest continuously running rodeo in Colorado. The Snowmass Rodeo takes place on Wednesdays, rain or shine, throughout the summer.
Annual Food & Wine Private Kick-Off Party at Dancing Bear
Held on the stunning Dancing Bear rooftop, overlooking the tasting tents at Wagner Park and Aspen Mountain, this is one of the parties of the year. Vintners/vendors this year to include; Laura Werlin (The Cheezelady) Boich Family Cellars, The Bad Stuff tequila, Impeccable Rose, John Anthony Vineyards, Westwood Wines, Ripe Life Wines, Capitol Creek Brewery, Delysia Chocolatier.
Guest list: Dancing Bear owners and VIP guests. Private event.
Rustic Grind/Heritage Fire: Complementing The Food & Wine Classic
June 14 & 16
Classic in Aspen, Heritage Fire returns for a slopeside, wood-fired, meat-laden feast. Forty notable chefs and butchers cook up 3,000 pounds of heritage bred animals on the slopes of Fanny Hill, while wineries, breweries, and craft distillers offer drink pairings. Don’t miss Rustic Grind, a precursor to Heritage Fire, on Thursday, June 14th, during the Snowmass Free Concert Series.
Château Palmer Wine Dinner At Element 47 in the Little Nell
Admission Price $950++
Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matt Zubrod, paired with rare vintages from five decades that were all sourced directly from the Château.
In the Margaux appellation, only one wine, Château Palmer, has ever challenged the preeminence of Château Margaux. Although ranked as a third growth, ChâteauPalmer has in some vintages surpassed Château Margaux and, in every vintage, provided a fascinating comparison with its eminent rival.
Food and Wine Best New Chefs 30th Anniversary Dinner at the Sundeck at the Top of Aspen Mountain
Admission Price $400
Arrive at the Gondola Plaza at The Little Nell at 7:00pm
Each year, Food & Wine editors anonymously tour the country to uncover America’s most brilliant up-and-coming chefs in search of the latest class of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs. The program has launched the careers of some of the worlds most esteemed chefs from Tom Colicchio to David Chang. In 2018, Best New Chefs will be entering its 30th year. To celebrate, F&W will bring the tradition to the top of Aspen Mountain on Saturday night of the Classic weekend for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy delicious dishes from Best New Chef alumni including Hugh Acheson (BNC 2002), Stephanie Izard (BNC 2011), Rocco DiSpirito (BNC 1999), incredible wine from Chateau D’Esclans, and an unparalleled view.
Sunday Brunch: Cap off the weekend festivities with a brunch at Hotel Jerome featuring Alvin Cailan from Los Angeles’ eggslut, Johnny Iuzzini and many more.
Contact Information: Phone: 1-877-900-WINE | Website
Farewell Feast: F&W Restaurants on the year at the Hotel Jerome
Admission Price: $150
The May 2018 issue of Food & Wine will reveal this latest class of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, and then they will join us in Aspen to create a once-in-a-lifetime walk-around tasting brunch experience for Classic guests. Classic attendees will have the opportunity to try dishes from these 10 intriguing restaurants on Sunday, June 17 at the historic Hotel Jerome. Previous honorees include Olmsted in Brooklyn, NY, June’s All Day in Austin, TX and Le Coucou in New York, NY.
Contact Information: Phone: 1-877-900-WINE | Website
AREDAY Summit, Expo & Electric Vehicle Show
Founded in 2004, American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) is a conference on climate change, renewable energy, and policy. Held annually in Snowmass each summer, AREDAY brings together community leaders from around the world to discuss the ever-changing issue of climate change and climate change solutions.
The Aspen Words Benefit Dinner at The Hotel Jerome
Dinner and a reception with Summer Words authors, literary agents and editors.
This year’s guest of honor and featured speaker will be the winner of the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for a work of fiction with social impact.
Aspen Institute Aspen Ideas Festival at The Aspen Institute Campus
Presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic magazine, the Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation’s premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to present and discuss the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times.
From Aspen Lectures to debates to one-on-one interviews and more, days are filled from early morning to late evening. Attendees have exceptional opportunities to interact with public officials, artists, scientists, authors, business executives, scholars, economists, foreign policy specialists, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all kinds — on footpaths and sidewalks, over lunch on the lawn or coffee at the espresso bar, in auditoriums and in small seminar rooms. The intimacy of Festival gatherings renders the experience unique and unforgettable.
June 21 – 24 SPOTLIGHT HEALTH (2018)
June 24 – 27 FESTIVAL 1 (2018)
June 27 – 30 FESTIVAL 2 (2018)
Contact Information: Deborah Murphy | Phone: 970-544-7955 | Email: [email protected] | Website: http://www.aspenideas.org
JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience at The Benedict Music Tent
June 22 – 30
(Researching Patron Pass Price)
The JAS June Experience features two nights of headline concerts at the spectacular Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, plus multiple shows at the JAS Cafe. GO VIP.
- Premium Floor Seating
- On-Site Parking
- Premium Open Bars
- Live Cooking Stations
- Gourmet Dinner & Dessert
Enjoy a FREE Lawn Party on the Music Tent Grounds before the main shows and an out of this world VIP Experience!
Contact Information: Phone: (970) 920-4996 | Website
Introducing a day of Rosè at The Roaring Fork Club Cabin #26
A unique wine and tequila tasting, culinary experience benefitting the Shining Stars Foundation, inspired by the most beautiful and famous beach clubs in Europe. Lounge by the Roaring Fork River and sip on a selection of rosés, tequilas, and other fine spirits, while listening to the beats of St. Tropez. This evening of compassion and hope which will feature:
Day of Rosé is a wine and tequila tasting, culinary experience inspired by the most famous beach clubs in Europe with Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy and Csaba Oveges of The Little Nell, talking about and serving rosé and other wines from their newest label, La Carafe. Put on your finest pink and white attire for an evening of compassion and hope, which will feature:
- Heavy apps and great bites from top local caterers and restaurants
- Fine rosé and wine tastings from La Carafe
- Tequila tasting, frozé, and signature drinks from Luxco
- Live entertainment and music
- Silent and live auctions featuring one-of-a-kind items
- Exciting contests
- Shuttles provided to the event from Aspen
Contact Information: Hosted by Laura & Warren Kruger, Same committee that put together Wine Women & Shoes. Same people, new great event!| Website https://www.shiningstarsfoundation.org/day-of-rose
The Snowmass Community Celebration & Fireworks
Guests and visitors alike are invited to celebrate Fourth of July evening in Snowmass with complimentary lawn games, music, sweet treats, and more. The festive affair coincides with the Snowmass Rodeo and culminates with fireworks over Fanny Hill.
AdventureOUT Snowmass brings the LGBT community together for a weekend of summer adventure, from hiking to biking, to white water rafting. AdventureOUT Snowmass features a different spin on the Aspen Gay Ski Week Experience, with an emphasis on building community and getting out into nature. AdventureOUT benefits local nonprofit, AspenOUT.
Marshall Direct Fund 11th Annual Aspen Reception
Hosted by Ambassador Alexa Wesner and Blaine Wesner in their home in Aspen
Special Guest Speaker Ambassador Husain Haqqani. Discussion on the intersection of gender equality, democracy, foreign policy (U.S. and Pakistan) and peace.
All proceeds go to support youth education and women’s economic empowerment in Pakistan.
Contact: [email protected] for tickets
Anderson Ranch Arts Center 22nd Annual Recognition Dinner
Anderson Ranch Arts Center will honor Ai Weiwei with the International Artist Award, and Bunny and Charles Burson with the Service to the Arts Award at its. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier destination in America for art-making and critical dialogue since 1966, celebrates creativity and service to the arts by recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of key figures in the art world.
Aspen Valley Land Trust
Admission Price $300
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Dancing with the Aspen Stars Gala
Contact Information: Website
|ELLIOTT YEARY GALLERY SUMMER JEWELRY TRUNK SHOWS\
June 28-30: Sethi Couture Jewelry Trunk Show
BYOB Party! Bring in your personal rings and we will help give them a new look with
Sethi’s signature stacking bands. Each piece is designed with the simple philosophy:
Elevate the Everyday.
July 5-7: ARA Jewelry Trunk Show
One of our best selling designers is back for his annual trunk show! All pieces are
handmade in Bodrom, Turkey and feature diamonds and gemstones uniquely set in
24kt gold. ARA: Where gold meets art.
July 19-21: Alex Sepkus Jewelry Trunk Show
A true master of design, Alex Sepkus is an award winning craftsman. Detailed and
timeless designs featuring gorgeous handcrafted 18kt gold and platinum with unique
and colorful gemstones and diamonds.
July 26-28: Sarah Graham Jewelry Trunk Show
By incorporating innovative materials with her exceptional design sense, Sarah
Graham creates jewelry that is unlike anything else; organic, textural and subtly
feminine. Come see her newest collection: Arches, inspired by the natural eye-
catching ventifact sculptures.
August 15-16: Heather B. Moore Jewelry Trunk Show
Heather combines her talent for storytelling with her passion for the arts to
create her jewelry. Her collections are all handstamped in her studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Every piece has a unique personality to match you.
Aspen Deaf Camp Benefit & Concert
Deaf Camp Benefit, established in the 1970’s, supports the Aspen Camp and their programs for deaf and hard of hearing kids. The Deaf Camp Benefit features a silent auction and a headlining band on the Fanny Hill Stage. The Aspen Deaf Camp Benefit is a free event. Donations are encouraged to support the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The Carbondale Mountain Fair began in 1972 with 20 booths
showcasing local artists and artisans. Today, Mountain Fair is one of Western Colorado’s leading cultural festivals, drawing over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade
wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment– both in live music and various forms of performing arts; a family area called The Oasis which provides
interactive, creative experiences for children; great food; friendly competitions that run the gamut from pie baking to wood splitting, and an amazing spirit. That spirit is best evidenced by the over 300
volunteers who come together to run the fair. Throughout the weekend, over 20,000 people pass through from across the state and all over the country. www.carbondalearts.com
Yoga on the Mountain
The second annual Yoga on the Mountain, presented by Power Yoga Retreats, returns to Snowmass, this time in July, for a three-day festival celebrating yoga, music, and nature. The weekend schedule
includes restorative yoga classes, advanced asana workshops, children’s yoga, and focused sessions on mudras, mantras, bandhas and breath work – all mixed with meditation, presentations, and discussions.
Aspen Institute’s Annual Summer Celebration at the Doerr-Hosier Center
Non-deductable: $250.00 per ticket
Annual Summer Celebration Conversation and Gala at the Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado. The benefit will begin with a public conservation at the Paepcke Auditorium featuring honorees to be announced, followed by a reception and dinner at the Doerr-Hosier Center.
Contact Information: Natasha Little | Email: [email protected] | Phone: (202) 736-3503.
Tickets to the public conversation only ($25) will be available for purchase at www.aspenshowtix.com (970) 920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House.
Conversation and Gala
Honorees: To Be Announced
Dinner Chair: To Be Announced
Conversation: Paepcke Auditorium – 5:00 pm
Dinner: The Doerr-Hosier Center – 6:30 pm
Tour De Farms Bike Tour Expands
The ultimate local farm tour on wheels takes place in and around Carbondale, August 11, 2018. Tour De Farms, hosted by Mt Sopris Conservation District, is a day-long road bike tour stopping at the working gardens and farms of Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS), Flying Dog, Nieslanik Farms, and Roaring Gardens. For 2018, more farms will be included as this event grows in popularity. Riders head out from Carbondale early in the morning and enjoy road-rides of 17 miles between each farm before ending up at Carbondale eatery for a lunch serving local produce, beef, and beverages from surrounding farmers and producers. The ride is family-friendly and riders of all abilities are encouraged! Pricing is $25.00 single, $65.00 family of three, $85.00 family of four, which includes the fully supported ride, lunch, t-shirt. For booking and more information visit www.mountsopriscd.org
Zoppé Italian Family Circus
The Zoppé Italian Family Circus returns to Snowmass again this summer, welcoming guests into an intimate 500- seat circus tent for a one-ring circus, honoring the best of the Old-World Italian circus tradition. The circus features aerial stunts, horse riding, dog tricks, and much more.
Art Base Annual Summer Gala
This year’s annual summer gala and 10×10 Name Unseen silent auction will take place at the Art Base on Saturday, August 18. Mark your calendars for an artful evening of fine dining, live music, and the chance to bid on artwork created by over 100 distinguished Colorado artists. Generously sponsored by Harry Teague Architects, our thrilling 10×10 Name Unseen silent auction conceals the artists identities until after the bidding ends!
We are excited to honor internationally exhibited, locally based artist Isa Catto with our 2018 Dedication to the Arts Award. Isa Catto’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She has spent the last 15 years working in watercolor and mixed media, as well as teaching workshops at arts centers worldwide. Celebrate Isa Catto and the transformational power of the arts!
The gala sold out last year—join the ABC to ensure your chance to purchase a ticket! Tickets will go on sale to the general public at the beginning of June. Stay tuned for more details, and visit our website for photos from last year’s amazing party.
Tough Mudder Colorado
The 2018 Tough Mudder Colorado weekend marks the eighth in company history in Colorado and the third at Snowmass. The sprawling course includes the biggest elevation gain in North America. The weekend features three events – Tough Mudder Half (5 miles/10+ obstacles), Tough Mudder Full (10 miles/20+ obstacles), and Tougher Mudder, (10 miles/competitive race wave).
Sustainable Settings’ Annual Harvest Festival
Sustainable Settings’ Annual Harvest Festival Dinner and Dance is one of the Roaring Fork Valley’s late summer highlights, which features Demeter Certified biodynamic/beyond organic food grown and raised at Sustainable
Settings then harvested and prepared by the Roaring Fork Valley’s finest chefs including Mark Fischer,
THE JAS LABOR DAY EXPERIENCE IN SNOWMASS TOWN PARK
AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2
Purchase a Patron Pass for three nights of today’s best performers outdoors at the beautiful Snowmass Town Park. Patron Passes also help JAS fulfill its mission to bring world-class renowned and emerging artists to its stages.
The Hottest 72 Hours of the Summer, The JAS Labor Day Experience includes three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 11,000 per day. In addition to headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going throughout the day with a mix of up and coming artists.
Fri, Aug 31, 2018: Lionel Richie / Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sat, Sep 1, 2018: Jack Johnson / Fitz & The Tantrums / Bahamas
Sun, Sep 2, 2018: Zac Brown Band / Gary Clark Jr. / The Record Company
Contact Information: Phone: 970-920-4996 | Website