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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Usher in the holiday season with the magic of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker! Join Clara on a festive journey around the world celebrating the holidays with ballet, flamenco, Chinese ribbon dance, circus artists, and more! Starring Boston Ballet principal dancers, Haley Schwan and Patrick Yocum, this whimsical interpretation of the yuletide classic will create lifelong memories for the whole family.

Founded in 1995, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is one of the leading ballet companies in the United States. The company is known for its innovative and eclectic programming, which features a mix of classical and contemporary ballet, as well as world premieres.

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This annual tradition is known as Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” and dates back to the early 50s.

The four-day celebration features on-mountain activities, snow sculptures, a soup contest, a craft beer festival, a torchlight descent and fireworks on Aspen Mountain, and much more.

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Aspen Gay Ski Week

One of the largest LGBTQ+ non-profit fundraisers in Aspen, Gay Ski Week has been a proud tradition for 47 years.

The week-long affair will feature cocktail receptions, drag queen bingo brunches, group ski meetups, downhill costume contest and a benefit at the Caribou Club, where attendees can dance and support important causes.

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X Games Aspen

X Games Aspen, one of the world’s most watched and iconic extreme winter sports traditions, returns to Aspen for the 23rd consecutive year. Nearly 100 of the world’s top winter athletes will take center stage at X Games Aspen.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for so many snowboarding and skiing fans. Admission is free, and there will be live coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC. Make sure not to miss it!

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Palm Tree Music Festival

This two-day music festival is bringing a tropical vibe to the mountains of Aspen this winter.

Its impressive list of headliners includes David Guetta, Labrinth, and Drama on the first night. The second night will feature The Chainsmokers, Kygo, and Harry Hudson.

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Audi FIS World Cup

Head to Aspen Mountain to watch the best international alpine racers battle in slalom and giant slalom at the Stifel Aspen World Cup.

Aspen has been home to more than 100 alpine races since local legend Bob Beattie started the FIS World Cup circuit in 1968.

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Theatre Aspen’s Holiday Cabaret

Theatre Aspen is a professional theatre company that produces a season of Broadway musicals, plays, and new works in Aspen, Colorado. Founded in 1984, Theatre Aspen is one of the premier regional theaters in the United States.

Theatre Aspen’s productions are staged in the Hurst Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the beautiful Rio Grande Park. The Hurst Theatre is known for its stunning views of Aspen Mountain and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

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Food & Wine Classic

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is a three-day event that celebrates the best of food and wine. The event features cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and seminars led by world-renowned chefs and beverage experts. 2024 marks the 41st anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience

The Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience features four days of jazz music from leading performers throughout Aspen.

2024’s lineup is yet to be announced, but some of last year’s favorite headliners included Galactic, Ruthie Foster, Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, and Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears.

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Aspen Ideas Festival

The Aspen Ideas Festival, a premier gathering place for leaders from around the globe, has hosted deep and inquisitive discussions of the ideas and issues that shape and challenge our times for over 60 years. This thought-leadership gathering brings a wide range of leading minds and over 300 inspiring speakers to Aspen. 

This broadscale event features panels, interviews, lectures, and more on geopolitics, leadership, business and the economy, the environment, and more.

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Aspen Music Festival & School

Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) is a classical music festival founded in 1949 in Aspen, Colorado. It is one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world, and offers more than 400 classical music events during the summer season. Many events are free.

AMFS features a wide range of performances, including orchestral concerts, chamber music recitals, opera productions, and solo recitals. The festival also offers a variety of educational programs for students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional musicians.

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Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is a community tradition that has been going on for over 70 years. The celebration is a fun and family-friendly event that features a variety of activities, including a parade, the annual Boogie’s Buddy Race, a picnic, live music, and laser light show.

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Intersect Aspen

Intersect Aspen is an annual fine art and design fair which takes place each August. Formerly known as Art Aspen, the fair has been running since 2010 and features a dynamic mix of modern and contemporary galleries from around the world, showcasing a wide range of works, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and furniture.

Intersect Aspen is a must-visit event for anyone interested in modern and contemporary art and design. The fair is a great way to see the work of some of the most talented artists and galleries in the world, and to learn about the latest trends in the art world.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

The Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience is a three-day music festival held in Snowmass Village, Colorado. It is one of the most popular music festivals in the country, and features a diverse lineup of artists, including jazz, blues, rock, pop, and country musicians.

The festival grounds feature stunning mountain views, multiple stages, as well as a variety of food and drink vendors. 2024 artists announcements are coming soon!

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Aspen Filmfest

Aspen Filmfest is an annual fall festival that showcases top filmmaking talent from around the world, featuring films that have premiered at the Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, Toronto, and Venice film festivals.

The festival is known for its diverse programming, which includes a mix of feature films, documentaries, and shorts. The festival is a great way to see new films, meet filmmakers, and learn about the latest trends in independent cinema.


Aspen is a place that honors and celebrates creativity, art, idealism, nature, and culture, making it the ultimate escape for curious, inquisitive minds who are eager to discover and explore. We are pleased to show you some of the best Aspen offers, providing a lens into its contemporary history, cultural influence, wellbeing-centered lifestyle, and vibrant entertainment.   

Check out the MOLLIE Events Calendar for recommendations on arts and culture events, wellness services, natural adventures, gastronomic degustations, and other singular and refreshing experiences. 

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