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.
City of Aspen Community Picnic
We hope to be able to have this event in 2021. Join Aspen City Council for the Annual Aspen Community picnic. Red Brick Center for the Arts on the
Owl Creek Chase
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
Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Heavy Half Marathon
Utilizing the amazing trails that surround Aspen, this marathon & half marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails. The diversity and
Aspen's favorite spring ritual - a 3000 foot climb up Aspen Mountain finishing at the Sundeck Restaurant at 11,212 feet. Participants are stretched
UTE Mountaineer Golden Leaf Half Marathon
Presented by Ute Mountaineer & City of Aspen Special Events Voted by Colorado Runner as the Best Half Marathon & chosen by Trail Runner
New Years Eve Celebration
Ring in the New Year in Wagner Park as you listen to a DJ and warm up by the bonfire before enjoying the fireworks over Aspen Mountain at 8pm and
Aspen Fat Bike Race
This event is held at the Aspen Golf Course / Aspen Nordic Center on groomed trails, it is for FAT bikes only with 3.8 minimum width tires.The