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Aspen Events

June 13-October 10Aspen Saturday Market
Mingle with friends, shop for fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, baked goods and Colorado-made crafts during this weekly tradition in downtown Aspen.

June 19-21Food & Wine Classic
Wine afficiandos, merchants, sprits vendors and renowned chefs combine for Aspen's annual summer kickoff event in Wagner Park.

June 21-26Summer Words/Literary Festival
Long recognized as one of the country's preeminent literary festivals, Summer Words brings together aspiring writers and experienced authors in intensive workshops, meetings with agents and evening programs showcasing participating authors in readings and discussion. 

June 25-July 4 – Aspen Ideas Festival
The Aspen Institute presents a week of thought-provoking presentations by world leaders, policiticians, scientists and more - all exploring the overarching topic "Smart Solutions to the World's Toughest Challenges."  

June 26-28 – Jazz Aspen June Experience
The first of Jazz Aspen's summer festivals takes place in the Benedict Music Tent on the Aspen Music Festival Campus. 

June 26-August 22 – Theatre Aspen
Theatre Aspen's 2015 season includes performances of Cabaret, Peter and the Starcatcher, Junie B. Jones the Musical and Other Desert Cities. All performances take place in the Hurst Theater in Rio Grande Park.

July 2-August 23 – Aspen Music Festival and School
One of the world's best-known summer classical music festivals, the 8-week season presents more than 300 musical events, including orchestral, opera and chamber music concerts, master classes and children's programs. 

July 22-25 – Aspen Security Forum
This annual summer gathering presented by the Aspen Institute brings together present and former government officials, leading thinkers and journalists to discuss a broad range of debates and talks about the most pressing security issues confronting the world today.

August 15 – Komen Colorado Ride for the Cure
This annual ride originated in Aspen and has become the signature Komen event in Aspen. Participants can choose the ride length of their choice and enjoy the post-Ride celebration.

August 19, 20 – USA Pro Challenge Stages 3 & 4
Aspen again features prominently as a host city during the Pro Challenge, which has become one of the most exciting cycling races in the US. Teams from all over the world participate and will fly into Aspen on August 19 at the end of the 3rd stage.

September 2-7 – Motherlode Volleyball Tournament
One of America's most iconic volleyball tournaments, the Motherlode hosts amateurs, pros and recreational players to take part in the beach volleyball classic. Multiple divisions for men and women give everyone a chance to take part. 

September 4-6 – Jazz Aspen Labor Day Experience
Nestled in a meadow in Snowmass, the Labor Day Experience presents three days of outstanding concerts with some of the leading popular musicians performing today.