Ready for some summer fun? Here are the best summer festivals in Aspen.
Aspen Arts Festival You can peruse a variety of inspiratonal creations made by national and local artists at the 18th annual Aspen Arts Festival this July. With life-sized sculptures, photography, glass paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry and mixed media works, the show holds enough artwork to suit everyone’s tastes. Located at Main Street’s Paepcke Park, guests can also enjoy stunning views of Aspen, grab a bite at the local eatery and purchase original work from the artists themselves. July 17, 151 E. Main St., artfestival.com
Aspen Music Festival and School Regularly ranked as one of the best classical music festivals in the country, the Aspen Music Festival and School returns both in-person and digitally through a livestream option. From July 1 to Aug. 22, visitors can indulge in both concert performances and musical training from young-adult music students at the Karetsky Music Lawn on Buckbaum’s Campus. July 1-Aug. 22, 960 N. 3rd Street, aspenmusicfestival.com
Mountainfilm Festival Tour Grab a friend and head over to Hartwell Park for the MountainFilm Festival this August. This documentary film festival showcases inspiring short films about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues. Moreover, the festival reaches beyond just films, as it presents world-class athletes, speakers, change makers and visionary artists for an all-around incredible viewing experience. Aug. 20-21, Hartwell Park, Ridgway, CO, mountainfilm.org
JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience With the mission of presenting and preserving Jazz music, non-profit organization JAS brings you the 30th season of the Snowmass Experience. This Labor Day weekend, you can relish in an astounding festival filled with a bevvy of world-renowned performers, such as headliners Kings of Leon, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Maren Morris and more. Guests can enjoy music along with a wide selection of small bites and refreshing beverages. Sept. 3-5, 2000 Brush Creek Road, Snowmass, CO, jazzaspensnowmass.org