WinterskÖl™

January 14 - 17, 2010
WinterskÖl™, Aspen's annual "toast to winter," dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen's unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four day celebration features on-mountain activities, a parade, SoupskÖl, a canine fashion show, winterfest, fireworks, and much more.

Aspen Arts Festival

July 18 & 19, 2009
Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the Aspen Arts Festival. Aspen's spectacular mountain setting provides a wonderful "open art gallery" to over 170 exhibitors offering jewelry, pottery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, paintings, prints...and more!

FOOD & WINE Magazine Classic in Aspen

June 19 - 21, 2009
One of the nations most prestigious epicurean events. Culinary stars show their passion for food, wine and entertaining. More than 300 Vintners pour premium wines complimented by specialty foods from around the world. Join leading chefs including Bobby Flay, Jacques Pépin, and noted wine authorities such as Joshua Wesson for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2009
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation's birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, U.S. Airforce jet flyby, concerts, a kid's bicycle rodeo, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.

Food & Wine's Grow for Good

Since 1982, FOOD & WINE magazine has celebrated the height of good taste at our annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Because a robust food and wine industry begins at the farm, FOOD & WINE has launched Grow for Good, a national campaign to raise public awareness and support for charitable initiatives aimed at increasing consumer access to locally- and sustainably-grown foods. Opportunities still exist to support Grow for Good. Make a donation today!

FOOD & WINE selected Wholesome Wave Foundation as its 2009 Grow for Good beneficiary and will direct campaign efforts to support the organization's two key initiatives: Wholesome Wave Farmers Market Nutrition Program and the Sustainable Mentorship initiative.

Theatre Aspen - "A Year With Frog And Toad"

July 10 - Aug 22
Based on Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" stories, featuring well-loved characters that hop from the page to the stage in Willie and Robert Reale's musical A Year with Frog and Toad. The musical remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad. Waking from hibernation in spring, they proceed through four fun-filled seasons, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

July 17 - Aug 10
Professional dance companies from around the world perform in this special three week series of dance.

JASummerNightSwing

July 23
Jazz Aspen Snowmass' annual education and performance benefit. An evening of music, food, open bars and an elaborate live auction.

Aspen Health Forum

July 24 - 27
Co-presented with TIME magazine, sessions will include the science of sex, food for a new world, mysteries of the mind, boomer medicine, and "Body 2.0."

Evening Art Auctionette - Anderson Ranch Arts Center

July 30
"Evening Auctionette" with cocktails & light refreshments 5:00pm; auctionette 5:15-6:00pm. A great opportunity to buy contemporary pieces by Ranch staff, students, faculty and visiting artists. Auctionettes are open to the public.

Fred Tomaselli

August 01 - Oct 11
A museum-wide retrospective of selected two-dimensional works from the late 1980s through the present.

artCrush

August 07
Art aficionados and wine connoisseurs from all over the country come to Aspen to dine on delicious cuisine, taste wonderful wines, and support the Aspen Art Museum.

Annual Art Auction at Anderson Ranch Arts Center

August 08
More than 200 works of art are offered for sale in silent and live auctions to benefit the Ranch's programs. Join art lovers and community members for live music and a gourmet picnic lunch. Free and open to the public.

Aspen Music Festival and School

August 23
The AMFS 2009 season closes with Leonard Slatkin conducting Verdi's poignant Messa da Requiem

The 37th Annual MotherLode Volleyball Classic

September 03 - 07
Eighteen different divisions of play at seven sites and 700 teams from all over the country. Free admission, food and beverage concessions, music and a full volley-fair.

The 12 Hours of Snowmass

September 12
An endurance mountain bike race on the world-class trails of Snowmass Village. Compete solo or in teams of 2, 3 or a team of up to 8 riders from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The race is a benefit for Aspen Youth Center and Extreme Sports Camp.

The 42nd Annual Aspen Ruggerfest

September 17 - 20
An exciting rugby tournament held in the early fall with five divisionsof play that appeals to audiences of any age.

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