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Snowmass Balloon Festival keeps time with Snowmass Wine Festival


Wine, hot air balloons and a four-course dinner to celebrate - September brings some splendid reasons to stay around town.

This Friday, the Artisan Restaurant features a kick-off wine dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, get up early to see the sky dotted with colors and textures, as the hot air balloons take off and hover over the weekend's festivities.

Enjoy the Snowmass Wine Festival, with a grand tasting from 1-5 p.m. on the Snowmass Village Mall, and samplings of over 300 regional blends.

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Time for the Golden Leaf Marathon


There's still time to join in the glory, and take in the glorious colors along the way. Our area's most scenic trail run, the Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon, will be held September 24th. Trail Runner Magazine deems the Golden Leaf "One of America's 14 Most Scenic Races", as the course traverses the mountain slopes of Aspen and Snowmass.

33rd Annual Aspen Filmfest


Aspen Film presents the 33rd Annual Aspen Filmfest, September 21-25. Featuring "filmmaking at its finest", with a focus on independent feature films and international documentaries, guest appearances by directors, actors and behind-the-scenes talent.

For more info, and to download this year's program:

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