Belly Up Aspen is one of Aspen's top spots for live music, having featured headliners such as Kygo, The Killers, Kacey Musgraves, and more. Check out our calendar to see who's playing during the weekend.
Enjoy free music at the top of Aspen Mountain at Bluegrass Sundays. All you need to purchase is a gondola ticket, or work off those calories from the Food & Wine Classic by hiking to the top of Ajax. The show begins promptly at noon and the Sundeck will be open offering a full bar and lunch.
HIKE & BIKE!
Plan some time for a hike up the Ute Trail or Hunter Creek, a bike ride on the Rio Grande Trail, a visit to the Maroon Bells or a run out the East Aspen trail. Summertime is a spectacular time of year to visit Aspen and is best seen on car, foot, or bike! Check out our top local trails here.
Check out the locally grown produce, Colorado art, and jewelry at the Aspen Saturday Market. The market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Aspen on the streets of Hunter, Hopkins, and Hyman. Cooking demonstrations are held as well as live music and entertainment for children.
This year, Food and Wine is offering free seminars to the public!
Enjoy free programming as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen! The following seminars will be FREE & open to the public. Seating is limited and all attendees must be at least 21 years old to attend. Please arrive at the Wheeler Opera House 30 minutes prior to the seminar start time to assure your place in line.
APM’s Splendid Table Live
Hosted by Francis Lam featuring Chandra Ram, Khushbu Shah, Tiffany Derry & Wanda Mann
How 3 NBA Stars’ Brands Are Changing the Wine Industry For the Better
Guest speakers: Carmelo Anthony, Tiquette Bramlett, Ashley Combs, Channing Frye & Asani Swann
Moderated by CJ McCollum
From noon to 4pm on Saturday, head to Top Chef X El Cristiano Tasting Experience at Aspen Public House! Purchase your ticket here that includes 2 dishes from each Top Chef, a tasting flight of El Cristiano Tequila and a specialty drink.
On Thursday, attend "Wine Making is Freedom" hosted by Aspen Public Radio. From 4-6pm, join celebrated restaurateur Rose Previte and husband David Greene, former national host of NPR’s Morning Edition, to explore seven incredible wines from around the world and learn about the remarkable winemakers behind them. With unforgettable food pairings created by Washington DC Chef Eritrea Mehary, for a taste of reimagined Eritrean cuisine perfect for the occasion. Purchase tickets here.
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Here are 6 more ways to get out and explore beyond the tents during the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.