“Courtesy Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Jeremy Swanson

New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31, 2018

Ring in the New Year with fireworks.

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. 2, 2019

Winter Fun on your bike, heck yeah!

Don’t miss the second annual Aspen FAT Bike Race, sweeping along groomed trails on the Aspen Golf Course. Join us Feb 2nd for a unique event.


Owl Creek Chase

Feb. 10, 2019

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

This year we are changing up the race course to utilize the best snow in Aspen. The Owl Creek Chase will  feature a challenging 10K loop course in Aspen and more.


America's Uphill

March 9, 2019

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

Participants are stretched to their athletic limits on this sensory stimulating course.  With a combination of steep inclines and mellow plateau’s the race to the finish is always exciting and demanding.


Aspen Ascent

March 31st, 2019

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.


4th of July

July 4, 2019

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

Aug. 10, 2019

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

August 15th 2018

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 15th, 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Lacrosse poster

Men's Open Lacrosse Tournament

August 2019

Downtown Aspen

$300 per team, guaranteed 4 games
Call 970-429-2093 or  Email for more info


Golden Leaf

Sept. 28, 2019

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.

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.