Top 5 Activities to do in Aspen this August

Unlike some mountain towns, the adventures in Aspen are just starting to heat up when the snow melts. The ski town known for its breathtaking landscape and dynamic culture scene comes alive with a variety of activities, from star gazing to mountain biking. There are many reasons why Aspen is one of America’s most visited destinations over the summer, and here’s a guide on how to make the most of this month of August in this unforgettable and exclusive getaway.

1. August 1 Belly Up Aspen, Chris Isaak “First Comes the Night Tour”

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Since opening in 2005, the Belly Up has become Aspen’s premier spot for live music. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy Isaak’s first album of new material in six years than at this intimate venue with a capacity of 450.

 

2. August 8 Aspen Institute Hurst Lecture Series: Bright Minds in New Media

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Gather amongst diverse thought leaders, creatives, scholars and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex issues.  The panel discussion will focus on the future of new media and how it has transformed our lives and the way we consume information.

 

3. August 10 Stars Above Aspen | Astronomy Night

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Head up the Silver Queen Gondola to gaze through telescopes and explore the constellations and learn from experts. Be sure to stay until 8:15 for the keynote presentation with Astronomer and Author David Auguilar entitled “To Pluto and Beyond”.

 

4. August 16 Farm to Table Tuesdays

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The weather is perfection in Aspen in the summer…… warm, sunny (no humidity) and it cools off at night. Indulge in the outdoors, ride up the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass and enjoy locally-sourced ingredients in a farm-to-table-inspired dinner menu, outdoor family activities and live music.

 

5. August 23 Bonus Bike Nights

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Thrill in lift-served biking covering more than 50 miles of terrain. The trail system on Snowmass ranges from gentle roads to challenging freeride single track.

 

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