There is just something special about summer in Snowmass. If you’ve been here, you know what we mean. Maybe it’s the feeling of being on the very same hill you were skiing a few months ago, now is home to a myriad of concerts and events. Or maybe it’s the fact that, a few short months ago, Snowmass Village was blanketed in sparkling white, now in a vibrant green.
This summer we are excited to announce three new events to our lineup: Mavic Haute Route Rockies (June 28), BLUEBIRD Art + Sound (June 30-July 2), and The Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race (September 14). Along with these three new events, a few returning favorites have shifted schedules: The Snowmass Balloon Festival moves to the weekend of September 8-10, while the Ragnar Trail Snowmass joins the Snowmass Craft Beer Rendezvous on June 10.
Summer Event Highlights:
Mavic Haute Route Rockies – June 28: Mavic Haute Route is held in incredible mountain locations – including the Colorado Rockies, French Alps, Pyrenees and Italian Dolomites – these are some of the highest elevation, toughest amateur cycling events in the world. Riders wrap up their race day with a finish in Snowmass Base Village from 11am-5pm.
BLUEBIRD Art + Sound – June 30-July 2: BLUEBIRD Art + Sound is a new, distinctive art and world-class music experience in Snowmass. The weekend commences on Friday with an art walk on the Snowmass Mall, an A-list interactive art exhibit in Base Village, and an unmatched musical performance on the Fanny Hill Stage. Saturday holds additional opportunities for enjoying music and art on both the Snowmass Mall and in Base Village, while another big name music performance and interactive art exhibit concludes the weekend on Sunday. Featured artists and headlining bands to be announced soon.
Community Celebration & Fireworks – July 4: Guests and visitors alike are invited to celebrate Fourth of July evening in Snowmass with lawn games, sweet treats, and fireworks over Fanny Hill at 9pm.
Aspen Deaf Camp Celebrates 50 Years – July 15: Deaf Camp Benefit, established in the 70s with the help of John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, supports the great things Aspen Camp does for deaf and hard of hearing kids.
Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games – August 4-6: This renowned festival, now in its 54th year, features bagpipes, highland dancers and athletes, clans, Celtic music, a free concert and more.
Zoppé Italian Family Circus – August 18-20: The Zoppé Italian Family Circus returns this summer to welcome guests into an intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best of the Old-World Italian tradition.
Snowmass Balloon Festival – September 8-10: The 42nd Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival shifts a week earlier on the calendar to capitalize on the beauty and natural surroundings of Snowmass in the fall.
The Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race – September 14: For the first time in Colorado in 19 years, the sights and sounds of high-octane racing come alive on the streets of Snowmass Village. Kicking off the Motoring Classic Weekend, guests can watch as vintage Corvettes, BMWs, Porsches, Mustangs, and formula race cars from the 1960s and 1970s fly by during this exhilarating new event.
The Motoring Classic & Car Club Week – September 14-17: Vehicles of all shapes and sizes gather in Snowmass for an action packed week featuring all things auto. With the Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race kicking off the festivities, the week sees car shows, in addition to cars from car clubs include Porsche, Ferrari, Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing, BMW, Audi, Cobra, Viper, and more. Additionally the week features the Snowmass Wine Festival, hosted by Rotary Club of Snowmass Village, featuring a Friday evening wine-paired dinner and a Saturday grand tasting.
Full Summer 2017 Event Line Up:
June 9-10 Ragnar Trail
June 10 Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival Presented by the Colorado Brewers Guild
June 10-Aug 17 Snowmass Summer Concert Series
June 14-Aug 23 Snowmass Rodeo
June 17 Heritage Fire
June 19-24 ARE-DAY Expo and E-Car Show
June 24-25 Snowmass Demo Days
June 24 The Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop Mountain Bike Fondo
June 28 Mavic Haute Route Rockies
June 30-July 2 BLUEBIRD Art +Sound
June 30 Drive-By Truckers, Seratones (Paid Concert for BLUEBIRD Art + Sound)
July 2 DJ Naka G and DJ Berkel Beats (Free Concert for BLUEBIRD Art + Sound)
July 4 Community Picnic & Fireworks
July 15 Deaf Camp Benefit – Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real
July 21-23 Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament
July 26-30 Enduro World Series
Aug 4-6 Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games
Aug 5-6 VIDA MTB Series Clinic
Aug 18-20 The Zoppé Italian Family Circus
Aug 26 Ragnar Road Relay
Sept 1-3 JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience
Sept 8-10 42nd Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival
Sept 14 Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race
Sept 14-17 The Motoring Classic & Car Club Week
Sept 15-16 Snowmass Wine Festival
Sept 23 Golden Leaf Half Marathon
Sept 23-24 CU in Snowmass Collegiate Bike Races/Banzai Open Downhill