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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.

ACP 2021

City of Aspen Community Picnic

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

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 18, 2021 12:00 AM - September 18, 2021 12:00 AM

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

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

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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

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