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Your Guide to Late Summer in the Roaring Fork Valley

Posted on July 18, 2022 by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty

Nothing compares to summer in the Roaring Fork Valley, which draws people from all over the world to experience the stunning recreation and thrilling schedule of annual events. Take a peek at our list of late-summer must-go summer events throughout the valley.




Jersey Boys at Theatre Aspen - August 1 - 23

Visit Aspen’s world-class theater where you can view dramatic performances in an idyllic setting. This August, come see the true-life, musical phenomenon that takes you behind the scenes – and behind the music – of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.



Stars Above Aspen - August 4

Head to the top of Aspen Mountain for the 6th annual Stars Above Aspen Astronomy Night! In partnership with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), explore the cosmos from 11,212 feet at the Sundeck at this all-ages event that's sure to be out of this world.


Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race - August 6

The Audi Snowmass 50 will replace the event previously known as the Power of Four MTB, which will showcase the best singletrack in Snowmass with a 25 mile loop ascending 5000’ feet. 


Ride + Dine with The Little Nell - August 24 & September 14

Embark on a journey from The Little Nell by bike to arrive at a rustic-chic setting for an al fresco dinner, featuring fresh ingredients from local purveyors. This summer's destination is Mad Dog Ranch in Old Snowmass, formerly owned by musicians Glenn Frey and Jimmy Buffet.  


The Little Nell Culinary Fest - August 30 - September 2

Immerse yourself in extraordinary culinary and wine experiences throughout the week, featuring elegant and casual meals from world-class chefs, wine selections and service from expert sommeliers, and a mountaintop party. 


Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience - September 2 - 4

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience is a community staple in the Roaring Fork Valley, known for its legendary and entertaining lineup. Don't miss your chance to dance and sing along to headlining musicians Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Leon Bridges, and more!




Carbondale Mountain Fair - July 29 - 31

Celebrating the 51st annual Carbondale Mountain Fair; a celebration of art and community engagement. Come for music, art, pie-baking, wood-splitting, hoola-hooping fun! 


Basalsa - August 20

TACAW will play host to this family-friendly event in partnership with Mezclas Social and Dance. Fafa Keta-Boy and his partner, Amina Bisous, will  teach salsa lessons early and then spin the very best Salsa tunes.


Wild West Rodeo Series in Carbondale - Every Thursday through August 18th

Wrangle your friends and family and head to the wild west rodeo demonstration in Carbondale every Thursday through mid August. This is a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike that is keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive. 


Glenwood Springs 


Glenwood Car Show - July 29 & 30

Two-day event in beautiful Glenwood Springs, kicking off with a cruise in and barbecue at Vicco's Charcoalburger Drive-In on Friday, July 29th. On Saturday, classic cars and trucks will be displayed in downtown Glenwood Springs. 


Music on the Mountain Top - Saturdays through September 17

On Saturday Nights, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park hosts Music on the Mountain, a concert series that features dance bands, and drink specials. 


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue - All summer

This dinner-theater comedy show consistently gets rave reviews for its hilarious Vaudeville-style skits performed by a cast of professionally trained actors, singers and musicians.


Whether you're jetting to Aspen or strolling down the block, locals and visitors will find that these events and local happenings are worth flocking to. 


Credit to the hosts of these events for the descriptions.



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