Beautiful Colorado. It’s no-wonder John Denver dubbed this place his snow covered paradise. Whether you’re visiting for snow or sun, there are thousands of activities in our Colorado resort towns, ranging from high-flying Vail music festivals and international culinary affairs in Vail to World Cup ski and snowboard competitions in Beaver Creek. We’ve compiled some of our very favorite Colorado events and activities below.
Colorado is calling and we’ll see you in the mountains.
June 20 – 23, 2019
JAS is hosted across several venues in Aspen Core varying in genres and artists to hear multiple performances throughout the weekend.
June 23 – 29, 2019
A week of inspiration at Aspen’s Institute, engaging with 3,000 thought leaders and 400 speakers across diverse disciplines.
Jun. 20 – Aug. 4, 2019
One of the world’s premier music festivals in the heart of the Rockies, includes performances every weekend by internationally renowned musicians and soloists.
Jun. 20 – Aug. 15
A unique Beaver Creek wink to Colorado’s western identity, with a a classic rodeo every Thursday featuring western vendors, exhibits, music and family-friendly activities.
Jul. 26 – Aug. 10, 2019
Vail’s two-week celebrations of spectacular artistry, established as one of the top summer dance destinations in the world.
Jul. 20 – Jul. 21, 2019
A range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media.
Aug. 10, 2019
Utilizing the beautiful trails that surround Aspen, offering two options, a full or heavy half-marathon, both run almost exclusively on dirt trails.
Aug. 8 – 11, 2019
The perfect blend of summertime in the Rockies combining Beaver Creek’s very own culinary talent with exclusive wines and outdoor venues.
Aug. 30 – Sep. 1, 2019
An unparalleled experience in an intimate Aspen setting, with famous artists like Sting and John Mayer on this year’s lineup.
Aug. 30 – Sep. 1, 2019
Enjoy live entertainment in Beaver Creek Plaza all weekend with unbeatable beer and Bavarian festivities.
Aug. 30 – Sep. 2, 2019
This unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer, and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top chefs.
Sep. 6 – 8, 2019
One of the highest-altitude hot air balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in challenges and races, as spectators take in the stunning sight.
Sep. 6 – 15, 2019
Crowd favorite events include Bratwurst Eating, Keg Bowling and Stein Lifting, music, and dancing.
Sep. 27 – Oct. 6, 2019
Showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings available throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek Villages, prix fixe menus.
Dec. 5 – 8, 2019
Beaver Creek hosts the Birds of Prey World Cup, challenging the top international athletes including a weekend full of music, tastings, and ski films.
Dec. 20 – 31, 2019
Celebrate the Holidays with various activities throughout Aspen to enjoy with loved ones from ice skating in the plaza, to fireworks and Santa’s Castle.
Jan. 24 – 27, 2019
Aspen’s annual winter sports highlight featuring the world’s best action sports and festival experience at Buttermilk Mountain.
Jan. 31 – Feb. 02, 2019
Nationwide tour of events featuring the popular “dual” format of alpine ski racing.
Jan. 24 – Jan. 27, 2019
Enjoy a luxurious culinary weekend featuring world-renowned chefs, lively après affairs, and superior skiing.
Feb. 12, 2019
James Beard Award-Winning Chef Alex Seidel will take over element 47 for a one night only, four-course dinner.
Feb. 15, 2019
Take a champagne break at the “après-ski and be seen” on the Ajax patio enjoying specials from Veuve Clicquot.
Feb. 25 – Mar. 2, 2019
US Open Snowboarding Championships brings the best athletes in the world to compete the most prestigious titles in snowboarding.
Mar. 2, 2019
A series of premier endurance races across the unique and challenging terrain of the four Aspen Snowmass mountains.
Mar. 8, 2019
An evening featuring Jean Georges & Cedric Vongerichten for an exclusive five-star culinary exploration.
Mar. 14 – 17, 2019
A four-day slopeside celebration blending all things après with award-winning mixologists, snow parties, and the Great Après Ski Pub Crawl & Cocktail Competition.
Mar. 16, 2019
The biggest ski day to conquer cancer with all-day concerts, deck parties, costume contests and thousands of pink participants.
Apr. 3 – 6, 2019
Vail’s premier food and wine festival showcasing more than 30 of Vail’s finest chefs and restaurateurs alongside top wineries around the globe.
Apr. 5 – 7, 2019
Aspen’s newest three-day festival closing out the winter season with a bang at the base of Buttermilk Mountain.
Apr. 11 – 14, 2019
Witness the World Pond Skimming Championship across an icy pond followed by free concerts at Ford Park.
Apr. 21, 2019
Celebrate closing weekend throwing it back in your best 80s prom attire atop Aspen Mountain’s famous Sundeck .
May 24 – 26, 2019
Breathe in the mountain spring air sampling local brews and delicious barbecue from contestants in the BBQ Competition accompanied by live blues bands.
Jun. 6 – 9, 2019
Thousands of pro and amateur adventure athletes come to compete for prizes in this action-packed weekend filled with free concerts, kids activities, gear demos, food vendors, and art exhibitions.
Jun. 12 – Aug. 21, 2019
Going on 46 years of Western tradition, every Wednesday night features mouthwatering BBQ and rodeo action in Snowmass Rodeo arena.