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June 1-30

Your Race, Your Pace, Your Course! You choose, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon. Walk or Run your preferred distance from June 1-30th.
Register online for free at active.com.

4th of July

July 4, 2020

Unfortunately, all 4th of July Festivities (Parade, Fireworks, etc.) are cancelled for 2020.

Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. For decades locals and visitors have found this to be one of Aspen’s highlights to the summer. A great time for kids to come together, for adults to enjoy the summer parade…


Backcountry Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Postponed until 2021

The most challenging marathon you’ll ever run. (Half Marathon option also available)

Boasting spectacular views the Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Heavy Half Marathon is run almost exclusively on high country dirt trails. Challenging ascents, exciting descents and wide diversity in terrain will challenge all athletes.


Community Picnic

TBD 2020

Join us at the Red Brick Center for the Arts, on the Lawn!

Aspen City Council will cater a FREE locally sourced dinner for the first 750 people! Red Brick Center for the Arts, on the Lawn, Wednesday August 14th, 4:30pm – 7:00pm

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Men's Open Lacrosse Tournament

Postponed until 2021

Downtown Aspen

$400 per team, guaranteed 4 games
Call 970-429-2093 or  Email for more info


Golden Leaf

Sept. 19, 2020

Voted by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 most scenic races”.

The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies.  This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors.

“Courtesy Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Jeremy Swanson

New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31, 2020

Ring in the New Year with fireworks.

Free Public Skate at the Aspen Ice Garden from 4pm until 8pm

Ring in the New Year in Wagner Park as you listen to a DJ and warm up by the bonfire before enjoying the fireworks over Aspen Mountain at 8pm and Midnight.


Fat Bike Race

Feb. 1, 2020

Winter Fun on your bike, heck yeah!

Don’t miss the third annual Aspen FAT Bike Race, sweeping along groomed trails on the Aspen Golf Course. Join us Feb 1st for a unique event.


Owl Creek Chase

Feb. 9, 2020

One of Colorado’s largest, premier cross-country ski races since 1985

The Owl Creek Chase is a 21K Nordic Ski Race from the Snowmass Nordic Center to the AVSC.


America's Uphill

March 7, 2020

Aspen’s favorite spring ritual – a 3000′ vertical climb up Aspen Mountain


Aspen Ascent

Coming in 2021!

Join us for the Ascent Experience at Buttermilk Mountain.

Restaurants open, complimentary coco or lemonade at the Cliffhouse, Four Mountain Sports open, sales & demo’s on equipment.

Committed to awesome outdoor events! Aspen - No better location, if we may say so ourselves...

Committed to Awesome Events!  The Special Events Department of the City of Aspen, produces more than 7 events a year from the New Year’s Eve Celebration in the core to the Aspen Backcountry Marathon.  These events help enhance the vitality of the town of Aspen, and enrich the quality of life for both locals and visitors. In addition, the Special Event’s Department helps facilitate the permitting process for 3rd parties to bring their events to Aspen, CO.