Fall in Aspen is a time to be celebrated, and we're not just referring to the vibrant colors that decorate the town. Each year, our arts & culture community save some of their most coveted events for autumn, where the talent matches the vibrancy of the colors of the changing season. Get inspired by the season around you and some of these favorite arts & culture events not to be missed this season in the list below!
Theatre Aspen's Solo Flights. From September 7-14, join Theatre Aspen at their annual week-long developmental festival of one-person shows presented in the beginning stages of their making. In addition to the performances, Solo Flights features signature events including talkbacks, creative discussions & panels, and special receptions. 2023 Solo Flights Festival featuring works and performances starring Tony Award® nominee Bryce Pinkham, HBO’s Somebody Somewhere’s Jeff Hiller, two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, principal American Ballet Theatre dancer James Whiteside, four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and director Marsha Mason, andGolden Globe® and NAACP Award-winning playwright, actor and director Regina Taylor.
The Annual Aspen Film Festival: Taking place this fall the Aspen Filmfest is an intimate affair that allows participants to view new releases, sneak previews, surprise films and favorites from the festival circuit. A noncompetitive festival, join us in viewing fall previews, acclaimed independent films from the international festival circuit, and other narrative and documentary features.
Anderson Ranch will host a celebration on September 16 with an energetic and vibrant community celebration filled with food, music, dancing, games and art activities all in celebration of National Latinx Heritage Month. More information here.
The music of the beloved John Denver will be celebrated at the Wheeler Opera House at the Inaugural John Denver Music Festival on October 6-7. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have toured across the country and internationally delighting audiences with their talent, warmth, humor and passion for the music of John Denver. With the show’s captivating performance and stunning visuals of nature, they return to the Wheeler Opera House stage to perform many of John Denver’s famous hits such as Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Annie’s Song, Sunshine and many others in an unforgettable concert in tribute to one of the greatest artists of our time.
The Annual John Denver Celebration will take place October 4-9. His music, words, and tireless work as a humanitarian and environmentalist live on in his many accomplishments he achieved in his life. Join us we pay tribute to his timeless music and legacy.
Ongoing history tours with the Aspen Historical Society: Join the AHS for guided tours of the historical sites and scenes around Aspen, a fun and and educational way to explore area history. You can expect to explore the detailed history at the following Aspen locations: The Hotel Jerome, Victorian West End, Red Butte Cemetery, Historical Downtown, bauhaus architectural walking tour and more! Book your tour online here.
Explore Aspen Art Museum's moving exhibit, Nairy Baghramian: Jupon de Corps, through October 22. A major solo exhibition by Nairy Baghramian that brings together significant constellations of artworks made over the past decade for the first time. Displayed across two floors, the exhibition establishes a personal and poetic dialogue between key works from the artist’s output, alongside a new body of sculptures specially conceived for the museum’s outdoor commons. Born in Iran in 1971, Baghramian fled to Berlin, Germany, in 1984, where she continues to live.
Live music at Belly Up Aspen will be performed throughout the autumn months, leaving us all dancing until ski season arrives. A few fall headliners you can expect to see at Belly Up Aspen are Band of Horses, Foy Vance, Ballyhoo! and more. Purchase your tickets online here.
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Whatever you do, we want you to make fall count this year. Get inspired in our video below!