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Summer has arrived in Aspen

Summer has arrived in Aspen, Colorado

As locals and residents shed their ski jackets and exchange them for hiking gear, the mountain is ready to welcome one of the best seasons of the year. Summer brings a sparkle to the community as mild temperatures encourage all day enjoyment. Special events and festivals bring a wide variety of family fun activities featuring live music, theater, art and cultural events and unique foodie opportunities.

The summer season In Aspen Snowmass each year is filled with great events. Cultural events designed to nourish the mind, body and spirit take place throughout the summer; all set against the magnificent backdrop of the mountains. With bright sunny skies and near perfect weather, Aspen draws as many visitors during the summer as it does in the winter.

The Food and Wine Classic

The Food and Wine Classic kicks off the fun on June 14th through the 16th. The Classic offers access to world-class celebrity chefs and attendees can enjoy delicious samples of their latest foodie creations. Here guests can enjoy special vintages of wine and learn how to pair their favorite food with the best vintage. Cooking demonstrations are also popular and showcase the latest trends in food.

Aspen Music Festivals

From June 27th to August 18th, live music fills the air. Sunday afternoons, the Benedict Music Tent invites music lovers to spend the afternoon listening to some of the world’s finest musicians. While there are great seats inside the tent, the lawn outside is just as festive as families and friends lounge on blankets with picnics or play a game of Frisbee with their dogs.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) over Labor Day Weekend marks the official end of summer with its 3-day music extravaganza. This free, open air, dance oriented, event is held at Snowmass Town Park and features popular R&B, rock, funk, blues, world and soul music. Set against the magnificent views of the Elk Mountain Range, the JAS has been internationally hailed as a premier outdoor music festival by merging exceptional natural beauty with world-class music.

The Aspen Idea Festival

For over 60 years, the Aspen Institute has hosted thought leaders from around the globe to discuss ways to address the toughest challenges faced today. The Aspen Idea Festival offers a series of lectures, presentations, debates and panel discussions by leading thinkers on an array of topics. Attendees can explore ideas to solve problems on the economy, environment, science and arts in an ideologically stimulating setting.

Great Summer Activities

Summer in Aspen means outdoor activities. The town itself is a great place to start. Unique boutiques and trendy eateries with sunny patios are always filled with locals and visitors enjoying the upbeat atmosphere. Aspen Saturday Market each week brings the best of Colorado grown produce, crafts and foods to the community. Delicious fruit, vegetables, meat and wine are available as well as fun clothing and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

Golfers will appreciate the abundance of golf courses in the Aspen Snowmass area. The Aspen golf course is an 18-hole course with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and located only minutes from downtown. Designed by the award winning architect, Jim Engh, the course is approximately 7000 yards and the property includes a learning center, practice area and club house with a full service bar and grill.

Outdoor recreation abounds all year long in Aspen. As the ski slopes close for the summer, the Silver Queen Gondola carries hikers and mountain bikers along with guest just wanting to enjoy the view to the top of the peak. Summer weekends include live music on the sun deck and on select days, a mountain top yoga class is offered.

Miles of bike trails fill the area. From mountain bikers and hikers ready to tackle the hills to afternoon cruisers interested in an afternoon ride, there is something for everyone.

Summer has arrived in Aspen. One of the most popular seasons of the year, the community comes alive to enjoy the late evenings, perfect weather and great events and activities; all set in one of the most spectacular natural settings in the country.

The Aspen Real Estate Market also heats up for the Summer.

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