What’s Going On in Aspen and Snowmass This Winter and Spring

With so much to see and do, from holiday festivities to film premieres to lung-busting races, there's never a dull moment in the Roaring Fork Valley.


Arts & Culture

Aspen Keeps on Dancing

After the longtime company's pandemic shutdown, the women-led Dance Aspen brings performances and passion back to town.

12/21/2021 By Amanda M. Faison

Arts & Culture

Aspen Arts Orgs Collaborate for a Winter of Warhol

Partner exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum and Powers Arts Center celebrate and explore the Pop artist’s connections to the Roaring Fork Valley.

12/21/2021 By Dipika Rai

See & Hear

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Reinvents Itself

Amid a changing cultural landscape, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet refocuses from company performance to education and supporting dance within a broader framework.

07/05/2021 By Catherine Lutz

See & Hear

The Aspen Music Festival Aims for a Resounding Season

After an unprecedented hiatus in 2020, one of Aspen’s most beloved institutions welcomes audiences in person with innovative programming.

07/05/2021 By Courtney Holden

Contemporary Cool

Basalt Gets a Great New Arts Venue

The Roaring Fork Valley’s live entertainment scene amps up with Basalt's first dedicated performance space. Plus, a look at new mural art around Basalt.

07/05/2021 By Todd Hartley

Is September the New June?

Late Summer in Aspen Has the Happenings

This year, beloved annual events like Food & Wine, Aspen Words, and Aspen Filmfest take place later than usual, for a packed September calendar.

07/05/2021 By Courtney Holden

Call & Response

A Q&A with Tony Award–Nominated Broadway Star Beth Malone

When the lights went out during the pandemic, the charismatic Beth Malone retreated to her Roaring Fork Valley home.

07/05/2021 By Naomi Havlen Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Season’s Greetings

What’s Going On in Aspen and Snowmass This Winter

A dizzying number of new stores and art galleries, plus events both live and virtual, brighten the local scene.

12/23/2020 By Meredith C. Carroll

Word Up

Three New Books to Put on Your Nightstand

Aspen chefs share their recipes, plus a local bioblitz and the awesome power of deep snow.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Person of Interest

Valley Native Designs Commercial Movie Posters While Creating Fine Art Collages

From aspiring rock star to established artist, via Basalt and Hollywood, Jeff Stevens embodies the creative spirit.

12/23/2020 By M. John Fayhee

New Views

An Alfresco Gallery for Our Times

A large exhibit at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and a new Aspen installation bring contemporary sculpture outdoors.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld


It’s a Different Era at the Aspen Art Museum

With a new director and must-see exhibits, the Aspen Art Museum honors its past with an eye toward the future.

12/23/2020 By Dipika Rai


5 Things to Do This Week: July 22, 2020

Familiar events—Mountain Fair, Art Aspen—take new forms, plus trail work with RFOV, a virtual discussion of the 19th Amendment, and TGR's new mountain bike flick.

07/22/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

spinning tales

Aspen Fitness Entrepreneur Pete Holman Releases His First Novel

Through elite-level cycling, a young athlete rises above a challenging background.

07/16/2020 By Allison Pattillo


5 Things to Do This Week: July 15, 2020

Two new exhibits, a new drive-in movie series, a virtual author talk, and donating to ACES are on our to-do list.

07/15/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff


5 Things to Do This Week: July 1, 2020

The Aspen Music Festival opens (virtually), Aspen Film streams a timely doc, the Aspen Historical Society goes touring, and more.

07/01/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Virtual Reality

Tune into Aspen's Summer Arts Season

Music, theater, art exhibits, lectures—find a mix of live and online programming.

07/01/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld


5 Things to Do This Week: June 24, 2020

We've got events both virtual and even live, including Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience, Aspen Ideas Fest, Basalt's Wednesday Night Live, Boogie's Buddy Race, and the Community Read.

06/24/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff


5 Things to Do This Week: June 10, 2020

Dive in virtually with Summer Words panels, a Thunder River Theatre Company production, an exhibit at the Art Base, and an English in Action benefit, plus a hike with Wilderness Workshop IRL.

06/10/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff