The quiet days of the off-season are numbered. The empty streets will soon be filled with visitors here to experience the world-renowned festivals and events that take place next month. Planning a summer vacation? Here are some of the not-to-be-missed events happening in June.
- Aspen Fringe Festival
The Aspen Fringe Festival will be back in town June 10th. The 9th annual Fringe Festival showcases the best international, as well as local, talent in the performing arts world. The festival was founded on the idea that art stimulates cultural discussion and inspires people to think and act globally. Proceeds benefit local art programs.
- The Food & Wine Classic
June 16th marks the start of the annual Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Savor artisan food and wine created by the world's best chefs and wine makers throughout the weekend while mingling with celebrities and friends in town. Any foodie and/or wine connoisseur needs to attend this event at least once in their lifetime!
- Aspen Saturday Market
If you can't get enough of the food at the Food & Wine Classic, the Aspen Saturday Market starts June 17th (the second day of the Food & Wine Classic) and continues every Saturday throughout the summer. This weekly farmers market features local produce, prepared foods, handmade crafts, and live music throughout the streets of Aspen.
- Aspen Ideas Festival
Some of the world's top leaders and most influential figures will be arriving in Aspen June 22nd to discuss, explore, and to challenge many of the ideas that shape our society and culture.
- Aspen Music Festival
The Aspen Music Festival and School continues the list of summer events from June into July. Starting June 29th, recitals will take place throughout town until August 20th. Be sure to check out the Benedict Music Tent- a seasonal concert hall featuring the Aspen Music School’s best musicians. Each performance features a different style of classical music. The Festival is known for being the country’s top classical music festival.