Before the last of the snow has melted off the mountaintops, culture season is upon us—those jam-packed weeks from mid-June through Labor Day when local opportunities for entertainment and enrichment—from Aspen to Carbondale—are more than any one person can easily grasp. To guide you in navigating this ocean of options, we present our top picks (among many) to ink on your schedule. Just make sure to leave a little room for a hike or bike ride, too—exercising both body and mind is a time-honored Aspen tradition.

In This Feature:

Bluebird Art + Sound: Say Hello to Snowmass's New Music Festival

It takes over Fanny Hill and Base Village for its inaugural weekend, June 30 to July 2.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

This Summer at Theatre Aspen: Here Comes Hairspray

With a retro musical headlining the season, the organization also looks to the future.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

In Concert: Rufus, Renée, and a Week to Sing About

Simple fate and some serendipitous scheduling has made the last week of July an unofficial celebration of the human voice.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

7 Dates to Save on Your Summer 2017 Concert Calendar

Here's who's headlining the Belly Up Aspen, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and more.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Summer Culture Clubs for the Younger Set

Arts and crafts aren’t what they used to be—the cotton balls, popsicle sticks, and Elmer’s glue of yesteryear meet the newest in 21st-century technology.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Why Manhattan's Marianne Boesky Has Headed West

Plus, the latest happenings on the visual arts scene.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Summer 2017's Must-See Theater & Dance Performances

From the Aspen Fringe Festival to TRTC's The Memory of Water, take in a new show this season.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Discourse & Dialogue: Get Informed at These 4 Talks

From Walter Isaacson's farewell at the Aspen Institute to team Trump's Thomas Barrack, Jr., here are the high thinkers to see.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Here are the High Brow Art Openings to See This Summer

Plus, the grand re-opening of Aspen Historical Society's Wheeler-Stallard Museum.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

3 Film Events to Take in This Summer

Environmental motivators and outdoor movies highlight local screens this season.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers