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Special Events

The Special Events Department both produces and permits special events in the City of Aspen that not only benefit event participants but also promote and market Aspen’s vitality to our community and its visitors. Committed to Awesome Events! The Special Events Department of the City of Aspen produces more than 7 events a year from the New Year’s Eve Celebration in the core to the Aspen Backcountry Marathon. These events help enhance the vitality of the town of Aspen, and enrich the quality of life for both locals and visitors.

If you are looking to host an event in Aspen, the Special Events Department is here to guide you through the special event permitting process. Click here to learn more.

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4th of July

July 4, 2022 10:00 AM - July 4, 2022 2:00 PM

Community celebration, Downtown Aspen. Community Village 10am until 2pm, featuring the 4th of July Parade at 11am. Parade registration is open until

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City of Aspen Community Picnic 2022 Date TBD

August 19, 2021 4:30 PM - August 19, 2021 7:30 PM

Join Aspen City Council for the Annual Aspen Community picnic. Red Brick Center for the Arts on the Lawn! The Red Mountain Grill will cater a FREE

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Owl Creek Chase 2023 Date TBD

January 30, 2022 9:00 AM - January 30, 2022 10:30 AM

The Owl Creek Chase has been one of Colorado’s largest, premier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging course from the Snowmass Nordic

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UTE Mountaineer Golden Leaf Half Marathon

September 17, 2022 8:00 AM - September 17, 2022 2:00 PM

Presented by Ute Mountaineer & City of Aspen Special Events Voted by Colorado Runner as the Best Half Marathon & chosen by Trail Runner

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New Years Eve Celebration

December 31, 2022 6:00 PM - December 31, 2022 9:00 PM

Ring in the New Year in Wagner Park from 6pm - 9pm, as you listen to a DJ and enjoy the fireworks at 8pm over Aspen Mountain. Register for free Ice

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