2023 Summer Events & Activities
There is no shortage of fun to be had in Snowmass during the Rocky Mountains’ scenic summer months. This guide to Snowmass summer events and activities is sure to help you find experiences that will make your summer visit unforgettable.
Summer Events Calendar
Ragner Trail Snowmass June 9 – 10, 2023. Ragnar Trail returns for the 9th year in 2023 for a gritty trifecta of the most scenic trail running loops Mother Nature can serve up.
Snowmass Rendezvous & Concert June 10, 2023. The Snowmass Rendezvous returns for summer 2023 on June 10th with wineries, distilleries, and retailers joining in the fun of what was formerly just a craft beer tasting event.
Free Summer Concert Series on Fanny Hill June 15 – August 24, 2023. The Snowmass free Thursday night concerts are a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Pack a picnic, gather a blanket or lawn chair, and head to Fanny Hill for a beautiful evening of music under the stars. A wide variety of musical genres are represented throughout the summer, from rock to reggae and classical jazz. No matter who is playing each week, this is a Snowmass experience not to be missed.
Snowmass Rodeo June 21 thru summer. The Snowmass Rodeo celebrates 49 years of operations this summer. This long-standing Western tradition is a Snowmass summer staple, complete with music, cowboys & cowgirls, horses, livestock and family fun.
Snowmass 4th of July Celebration July 4. Celebrate the Fourth of July in Snowmass with live music, sweet treats, and free glow in the dark goodies. Additional details to come!
Heritage Fire July 29. The live-fire, open-air culinary experience showcases an all-star cast of more than 25 chefs who specialize in whole animal cookery and an outstanding showcase of wineries, breweries, and craft distilleries.
Snowmass DeJa Vu August 26. Snowmass Deja Vu is homage to the classic Snowmass Craft Beer and Chili Pepper & Brew festivals from years past.
JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience September 1 – 3. Featuring three days of world-class performances on multiple stages. The 2023 line-up includes The Lumineers, Foo Fighters, & Billy Idol just to name a few.
Snowmass Wine Festival September 16. Experience an incredible afternoon of wine, food, sights, and sounds. Returning for its 21st year, the festival features 30+ tables of wine from around the world.
Biking Snowmass is a mountain biking mecca. From beginner to advanced, there are trails for every level rider. Snowmass Village has everything you need to gear up for cycling. Local shops offer the latest in bike rentals and gear.
Disc Golf At Snowmass, the popular sport of Disc Golf takes a high-altitude twist. Two 18-hole mountain courses wind through high alpine meadows, primeval glens, and to scenic, heart-stopping vistas. One course is accessed from Base Village; the other is accessed from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola.
Elk Camp Restaurant and Scenic Gondola Ride
Ride the Elk Camp Gondola up Snowmass Mountain where numerous activities and adventures await! Featuring downhill biking, dining at the Elk Camp Restaurant, kid’s climbing wall, paintball, eurobungy, ACES naturalist hikes, kids’ playground and more.
Fly fishing Local outfitters and shops can provide any level of service from gear rental and advice on what’s biting to full-day guided tours and floats.
Hiking Surrounded by the 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest, the options in and around Snowmass are truly endless. Hikers can explore over 80 miles of trails including short jaunts to day hikes.
Horseback Riding One- to five-hour, and full-day trips are available daily during the summer months. Prices vary by tour and provider.
Lost Forest Walk off the gondola and into an adventure on an alpine coaster, biking trails, a ropes course, a climbing wall, fishing ponds, hiking grails and a disc golf course.
The Collective features weekly programing including chess night, bingo night, comedy night, live music, educational talks and more. Collective Game Lounge is a public play space to bring your friends and family to enjoy a variety of games. mix6 and Moxi Bar offers a fresh take on healthy eating and home to an extensive cocktail, wine, and beer list.
Free Guided Nature Hikes and Walks
Enjoy guided hikes with a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Naturalists will share tips on wildflowers, tracking animals, observing birds and understanding the sub-alpine community.
Whitewater Rafting Whether you’re seeking a day trip with class IV rapids on the Arkansas or a quick, gentle float on the Roaring Fork, local outfitters can help plan the best adventure and mode of floatation, including whitewater rafting, inflatable duckies, kayaking, fly fishing floats or something more unique like stand-up paddle boarding.