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August 2021 Snowmass Event Lineup: 5k on the Mountain, Cidermass, Cycling, the Circus, and Much More

August Sees the Debut of Three New Summer Special Events

Snowmass Village, Colo., (August 4, 2021) – August 2021 sees the debut of three new special events in Snowmass Village: the Flynn Creek Circus, Movie Night at Anderson Ranch, and the Revolution Enduro Series. These three new events add to Snowmass’ ongoing programming including Fridays on the Mall, Movies Under the Stars, the Snowmass Free Concert Series, Farm to Table Tuesdays, and more. Other August special events include the return of local favorite cider tasting extravaganza, Cidermass, as well as the 5k on the Mountain beer run.


“It’s been great being able to host events in Snowmass again,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “The Village has been vibrant and our August event lineup should only enhance the Snowmass experience even more, for locals and guests alike.”


August 2021 Event & Activation Lineup

5k on the Mountain – August 6-7: The Colorado Brewery Running Series, a Denver based series, returns to Snowmass for the fourth year of trail running fun. Coinciding with International Beer Day (August 6), the run consists of a 5k trail run starting and ending on the Snowmass Mall. This year runners have the option to race either Friday evening (at 6:00/6:30pm) or Saturday morning (at 10:00/10:30am) or both! breweryrunningseries.com/colorado 


*New – Movie Night at Anderson Ranch – August 18: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, in partnership with Aspen Film, presents “Movie Night at Anderson Ranch” on the Anderson Ranch campus on Wednesday, August 18, at 7:00pm, screening Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. In the 2010 film Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, director Tamra Davis not only pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat’s own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man. Tickets include a complimentary popcorn and beverage. Additional beverages and food items will be available for purchase in the Ranch Cafe prior to the film. For more information, please visit www.andersonranch.org/events/film-screening-the-radiant-child/


*New – Flynn Creek Circus – August 20-22: Family fun returns to Snowmass for summer 2021 with the Flynn Creek Circus. Founded in 2002 and based out of California, Flynn Creek Circus is an all-human circus featuring contortionists, aerialists, jugglers, comedians, parkour acrobats, and more. Performing out of their vintage big top tent in Snowmass Base Village, Flynn Creek Circus presents its all-ages production of “Fairytale”. New for summer 2021, guests can sit at individual tables with their friends and family, making for a more intimate entertainment experience. Seven shows take place throughout the weekend; Friday at 4:00pm and 7:00pm; Saturday at 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm; and Sunday at 4:00pm and 7:00pm. www.flynncreekcircus.com


*New – Revolution Enduro Series – August 28: The Revolution Enduro Series debuts in Snowmass this summer. The third stop on this mountain biking tour, Revolution Enduro offers racers the chance to compete on a mix of lift-served and backcountry trails. All races are professionally timed and include prizes, swag, beverages, and more. Race ages start at the 10-11 youth category, up to 50+, and open/elite. www.gosnowmass.com/event/revolution-enduro-series/


Cidermass – August 28: Cidermass returns to Snowmass this summer, featuring hard cider tastings from more than 30 hard cider vendors from all over the country. Taking place on the Snowmass Mall from 1:00pm-4:00pm, tickets are on sale now. www.gosnowmass.com/event/cidermass/


Ongoing Summer 2021 Events & Activations

Snowmass Mountain Mission – Any Time: The Snowmass Mountain Mission is an app based, village-wide scavenger hunt designed to challenge creativity, test Snowmass knowledge, and enhance selfie skills. Download the Eventzee app from the App Store, enter an email, username and password, and the event code: Snowmass. Hit different point thresholds to win fun Snowmass prizes. www.gosnowmass.com/snowmass-mountain-mission/


The Collective Snowmass – Any Time: The Collective Snowmass, the hub for community activity in Snowmass Base Village, features a robust summer lineup of weekly programming including chess club, the Snowmass Live Comedy Series on Wednesday nights, bingo night, and yoga with King Yoga. The Collective also features yard games, splash pads, fountains, harvest dinners at Mix6, and pop-up events. This summer visit the new Selfie Den, located adjacent to the Game Lounge. For a full calendar, please visit www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com.


Farm to Table Tuesdays + Bonus Bike Nights – through August 10: Enjoy beautiful summer nights on Snowmass Ski Area during Farm to Table Tuesdays. The Elk Camp Restaurant is open from 5:00pm-7:30pm, featuring live music on the deck, food specials, and outdoor family activities. In conjunction with the Farm to Table Tuesdays, the Snowmass Bike Park extends the park hours to stay open until dusk every Tuesday from through August 10. Riders can purchase a late arrival ticket for just $39 that is valid 3:00pm until dusk. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/the-summer-experience/farm-to-table-tuesdays.


Snowmass Rodeo – through August 18: The Snowmass Rodeo celebrates 47 years of operations during summer 2021. This long-standing Western tradition is a Snowmass summer staple, complete with music, cowboys and cowgirls, horses, livestock, and family fun. The Snowmass Rodeo takes place on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, rain or shine. Please visit www.snowmassrodeo.org for 2021 event information and ticket pricing.


Snowmass Free Concert Series – through August 26: A local’s favorite, long standing summer tradition, the Snowmass Free Concert Series returns to Fanny Hill every Thursday evening at 6:30pm, through August 26. The weekly outdoor series features a spectrum of sounds including soul, pop, funk, rock & roll, country, bluegrass, and folk. Attendance is expected to be high this summer and parking is limited. Please utilize the free parking at Town Park, carpool, or take RFTA or Snowmass Village Transit. Remember to never drink and drive. www.gosnowmass.com/events 


Fridays on the Mall – through August 27: Kick off the weekend on the Snowmass Mall from 5:00pm-8:00pm with music on the Tower Stage and on the slopes by Venga Venga, extended business hours at shops and retailers, local artisans, food & drink specials, kids entertainment, and more. Enjoy free s’mores from the iconic Snowmass S’mores cart. www.gosnowmass.com/events

Movies Under the Stars – through August 28: Returning for the third summer, Movies Under the Stars, presented in partnership with Aspen Film and Adventure Entertainment, continues the free dusk movie tradition in Snowmass Base Village on most Saturday evenings in August. Gather family and friends, pack a picnic, and enjoy movie screenings at dusk, hosted by The Collective Snowmass. Viewers are encouraged to bring blankets or low-profile chairs, a picnic and non-alcoholic beverages. www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com 


ACES Guided Hikes – through September 26: This summer, join a Naturalist from Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) for a free, guided hike amongst the flowers and fields of Snowmass. Guests can choose to join the Wildflower Walk, which takes place daily at 10:00am on the Nature Trail, or the Ice Age Discovery Hike at 1:00pm daily on the Discovery Trail. Both hikes feature facts, tips, and trivia from a knowledgeable ACES Naturalist, as well as the chance to explore and get to know the flora and fauna of Snowmass. Hikes leave daily from the Ticket Pavilion on the Snowmass Mall, through September 6; Weekends only throughout September. www.gosnowmass.com/activity/aces-tours


Elk Camp Gondola – through October 3: Enjoy a ride on the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass! Elk Camp Gondola gives access to the Lost Forest, Elk Camp Restaurant, and Snowmass Bike Park. Use Elk Camp as a base to ride 90+ miles of Snowmass trails, part of the Aspen Snowmass/ Roaring Fork Valley IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center, the only Gold-Level Ride Center in Colorado, only the 5th in United States, and the 7th in the world. Open daily through September 6. Weekends only through October 3.   www.AspenSnowmass.com


For the full Summer 2021 Event Calendar, please visit www.gosnowmass.com/events. For summer photos of Snowmass Village, click here. Please credit the photographer listed. For a video of August events, please click here.


About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best winter ski areas and summer mountain biking destinations in the world. Ski Magazine named Aspen Snowmass the #1 “resort of the year” in the West in 2020, and Snowmass, along with the rest of the Roaring Fork Valley, is the first IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Gold-Level Ride Center™ in Colorado, only the 5th in United States, and the 7th in the world. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres of wilderness, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass is home to 30+ restaurants, 95 percent slopeside lodging, shopping, unique special events and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit www.gosnowmass.com.


Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey Sanchez, Public Relations Manager, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or sstookey@gosnowmass.com.



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