Snowmass Village, Colo., (March 25, 2021) – Today, Snowmass Tourism announces a preliminary schedule of 2021 summer events, featuring the return of many beloved summer traditions. As additional events are confirmed, they will be announced in the coming weeks. All event details and dates are subject to change. Capacity at certain events may be limited. Be prepared to register in advance.
“We are thrilled to see so many events come back to Snowmass this summer,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “This initial lineup is just a taste, as we continue to solidify plans for additional events and activations. And we will ‘shift’ as needed to follow state, county, and local restrictions. Some events have been reimagined, and others may have a different look and feel, but either way, summer 2021 is looking to be vibrant and fun.”
Summer 2021 Event & Activation Lineup
Thursday Night Music – June 10-August 26: Snowmass features free live music every Thursday this summer in the Village. Times and additional details TBA. “Snowmass Tourism is committed to providing free music every Thursday in Snowmass,” says Abello. “Music is a great example of how we have been able to ‘shift’ to continue the live music scene for which we are renowned. The big open question is about the Fanny Hill stage, we hope to finalize that decision after the summer event guidance is issued by the State.”
Fridays on the Mall – June 11-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
ACES Guided Hikes – June19-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, June 19-September 6; Weekends only throughout September. www.gosnowmass.com/activity/aces-tours
Elk Camp Gondola – June 21-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 June 21-September 6. Weekends only through October 3. www.AspenSnowmass.com
Snowmass Rodeo – June 23-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. www.SnowmassRodeo.org
*New – Snowmass Art Festival – June 26-27: The Snowmass Art Festival is a juried art show featuring original handcrafted artwork. This free two-day event showcases local Colorado and national artists, representing a wide array of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, and more. Taking place in Snowmass Village on the Snowmass Mall and in Snowmass Base Village, one of Colorado’s most scenic mountain towns, this outdoor festival is surrounded by the world-class resort, beautiful mountains, countless recreational activities, and outstanding shops, restaurants, and hotels. Entry to the festival is free, while artwork is individually priced. Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. www.coloradoevents.org/copy-of-snowmass-art-festival-aspen
VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinic – June 26-27: Supported by YETI Cycles, Yeti Cycles VIDA MTB Series presented by Shimano returns to Snowmass for two clinics in June and September this summer. The VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinics are two-day women’s only mountain bike clinics. The clinics provides women with the opportunity to increase their mountain biking confidence, learn new skills, and to connect with VIDA coaches on proper biking technique. www.vidamtb.com
Movies Under the Stars – July 24 – August 28: Returning for the third summer, Movies Under the Stars, presented in partnership with Aspen Film and Adventure Entertainment, continues the dusk movie tradition in Snowmass Base Village on most Saturday evenings in July and 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. Reservations can be made at www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com.
Snowmass Artisan Market – July 2-August 27: Snowmass Base Village hosts its Artisan and Farmers’ Market on Friday nights this summer from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The market showcases a variety of locally owned businesses selling specialty food items, beverages, clothing, handcrafted goods including art, jewelry and accessories and Colorado-sourced vegetables. Be sure to head up to Fridays on the Mall for additional Friday fun. www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com
4th of July Community Celebration – July 4: Celebrate the Fourth of July evening in Snowmass with live music, sweet treats, and free glow in the dark goodies. Patriotic attire is encouraged. www.GoSnowmass.com
*New – Triple Crown World Series – July 20-25: The Triple Crown World Series takes place this summer in the Roaring Fork Valley, giving guests and locals the opportunity to watch the best of youth baseball. Headquartered in Snowmass, the Triple Crown World Series is a Valley-wide sporting event, featuring youth baseball games (9D2, 11D2, 12D2, 14D2) with regional and national attendees. Opening ceremonies take place in Snowmass, with spectator opportunities available throughout the week. Play takes place on fields in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass Village, and Aspen. www.tcworldseries.com/snowmassaspenbasalt.html
Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament – July 22-25: Volleyball of the Rockies brings this boutique mountain tournament to Snowmass Village again for summer 2021. Sand and grass courts are located throughout Snowmass Town Park with plenty of spectating opportunities. www.snowmassdoubles.com
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 or Saturday morning (or both!). Times TBA. breweryrunningseries.com/colorado
*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; times TBA. www.flynncreekcircus.com
JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience – September 3-5: JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience features three days of world-class performances on multiple stages, eclectic food and beverage vendors, a kiddie corner, and more. 2021 acts include Stevie Nicks, Eric Church, Kings of Leon, Maren Morris, and special guests to be announced. www.jasaspensnowmass.org
Snowmass Balloon Festival – September 10-12: The Snowmass Balloon Festival celebrates its 46th anniversary in 2021. The long-standing Rocky Mountain tradition features three days of 30+ festive balloons launching into the air from 7:30am-9:00am and a night glow on Friday evening. www.GoSnowmass.com
Axes & Arms Walk – September 11: Join local first responders for a walk from Town Park Station to the Top of the Village, 956ft, the highest number of feet that the brave New York first responders walked inside the first tower of The World Trade Center. Following the climb, return to Town Park to enjoy food, drinks, yard games, and more, provided by Roaring Fork Fire Authority. The climb is free and open to the public; donations to the Axes and Arms Foundation are accepted and appreciated. www.GoSnowmass.com
Collegiate CU MTB Races – September 11-12: The University of Colorado’s mountain bike team takes over Snowmass Ski Area for a weekend of elite collegiate mountain biking amidst the stunning backdrop of changing aspen leaves. Events and competitions include short track, downhill, cross-country, and enduro, with plenty of spectating opportunities. www.GoSnowmass.com
Golden Leaf Half Marathon – September 18: Chosen by Trail Runner magazine as one of “America’s 14 Most Scenic Races” this classic trail running race from Snowmass to Aspen is an annual sell out that provides 980’ elevation gain and a 1,712’ descent over its 13.1 miles. www.AspenSpecialEvents.com
Snowmass Wine Festival – September 18: Experience an incredible afternoon of food, flavors, sights, and sounds at the Snowmass Wine Festival, hosted by Rotary Club of Snowmass Village. Returning for its 19th year, the festival features 20 tables of light food from local providers and 35 tables of wine vendors under the tent at Snowmass Town Park. Tickets are $85 / person (early bird), $95 / person in advance, and $105 / person at the gate. All proceeds are used for scholarships, local, and international grants through Snowmass Rotary. www.SnowmassWineFestival.com
VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinic – September 18-19: Supported by YETI Cycles, Yeti Cycles VIDA MTB Series presented by Shimano returns to Snowmass for two clinics in June and September this summer. The VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinics are two-day women’s only mountain bike clinics. The clinics provides women with the opportunity to increase their mountain biking confidence, learn new skills, and to connect with VIDA coaches on proper biking technique. www.vidamtb.com
CO High School Cycling League – September 25-26: This fall, the Colorado High School Cycling League returns to Snowmass for the second year to host cross-country mountain bike races for student athletes from Colorado and New Mexico. coloradomtb.org
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. See you on the leaderboard! www.gosnowmass.com/snowmass-mountain-mission/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.