Aspen Snowmass begins weekend summer operations on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, with the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain running from 10 a.m.-4 p.m with the last ride down at 4:30 p.m.
Daily operations on Aspen Mountain will officially kick-off Jun. 15 and run until Sept. 2 with operations continuing on weekends through Oct 6.
New this season! Friday’s will be added to Spring and Fall weekend operations on both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass.
It's the Bauhaus100: Aspen event of the year! The Bauhaus Ball will take place Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:30-10pm at the Wheeler Opera House. It will be "an evening of whimsy and wonder" with live performances, films and a costume contest. *Costumes wildly encouraged. This event if free and open to the public.
Join Jazz Aspen Snowmass for their annual Crawfish & Cruisers event at the Aspen Historical Society. Enjoy all you can eat crawfish, mac n' cheese, beer, wine and fantastic cocktails. All proceeds go to benefit local music education programs. 5:30-8p.m., tickets $45, free for JAS Band Memebers and childern under 12, 620 W. Bleeker St., jazzaspensnowmass.org
The Garden Tour is a summer benefit for the Basalt Regional Library Foundation, featuring a delightful presenation from Angela Overy, author of Sex in Your Garden, 3p.m. Fortifying refreshments will be provided and all proceeds raised will go to buying books for the library. 2-5p.m., tickets $50, Lost Marbles Ranch, 2500 Elk Creek Rd., Snowmass
The premier national culinary event of the year takes place in Wagner Park each year, with satelite events occurring all over town. Meet winemakers, chefs and industry leaders at the top of their game over three days in Aspen. June 14-16, classic.foodandwine.com
The famous Aspen Farmer's Market runs every Saturday in the center of town from 8:30am-3pm, June 15-Oct. 5.
Aspen Ideas: Health (previously Spotlight Health) is the opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival at the Aspen Institute, June 20-23, 2019. The three-day health conference will address "a range of issues specific only to matters of health: ethics and values, dilemmas of mental health, fun explorations of cutting edge medicine, but also important topics such as the role of health and financial security, how chronic inflammation defines disease, and the newest approaches to combating illness and contagious disease both at home and abroad." https://www.aspenideas.org/content/spotlight-health
Presented by the Aspen Institute, this annual gathering of the nation's premier thought-leaders, policy makers and titans of business will take place on the Institute campus from June 20-29, 2019. Divided into three segments, Aspen Ideas: Health (June 20-23) and Festivals 1 (June 23-26) and 2 (June 26-29), the goal of the conference is to tackle our nation's problems with open discussion and by sharing non-partisan ideas. http://www.aspenideas.org
Showcasing thoughtfully curated collections in a modern design world, Rare Aspen offers an elevated craft experience featuring a hand selection of the most prominent sellers of antiques, fine art and jewelry. Featured speakers include renowed Atlanta interior designer and author, Beth Webb, and Senior VP and Jewelry Specialist at Gurr Johns, Inc., Sara Thomeier. All profits from tickets go to support Mountain Resue, Hope Center Aspen and Aspen Education Foundation. 5-9p.m., tickets from $30, Aspen Ice Garden, 233 W. Hyman Ave., rareaspen.com
Join Anderson Ranch for their largest fundraising event of the year celebrating creativity and service to the arts by recognizing the accomplishments of key figures in the art world. The evening brings together art world luminaries and supporters for fun and fundraising with cocktails, dinner and a live auction. This year, they will honor Nick Cave with the International Aritst Award, Sarah Arison with the Service to the Srts Award and Doug Casebeer with the Extraordinary Leadership Award. 6 p.m., tickets from $2,500, Hotel Jerome, 330 E. Main St., andersonranch.org
Meridian Jewelers is hosting an in-store celebration to honor Fernando Jorge and his GEM Award for Jewelry Design from the Jewelers of America. Brazilian born, Jorge’s inspiration stems from the laid-back attitude and effortless sensuality of his home country. Jorge will be at Meridian Jewelers, July 18 - 20.
Every summer, Art Aspen attracts thousands of attendess for three days to broaw, discuss and appreciate some of the finest works in modern and contemporary art the world has to offer. 30 of the country’s most esteemed art galleries bring in their finest pieces to showcase during the event, including some works that date back to 1950. 5-9p.m., tickets from $25, Aspen Ice Garden, 233 W. Hyman Ave., art-aspen.com