10 Must-Visit Mountain Events This Summer

High-country summertime fun in June & July 2017

There isn't much more magical than summertime in the mountains—except when you add a good festival to the mix. Make sure you visit at least one of these stellar mountain events celebrating food, drink, music and art.


WAVE: Light + Water + Sound
Breckenridge, Colorado
June 1-4
A free festival on the riverfront featuring illuminated sculptures, interactive art and digital projections curated around the themes of light, water and sound.
More info at: www.breckcreate.org/wave


Vail Craft Beer Classic
Vail, Colorado
June 16-18
Experience the mountains the way they should be enjoyed: with a cold beer and your friends. Pairing beer with adventure and the best breweries from Colorado and beyond.
More info at: www.vailcraftbeerclassic.com


Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Denver, Colorado
July 1-3
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event.
More info at: www.cherrycreekartsfestival.org


Park City Food + Wine Classic
Park City, Utah
July 7-9
Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience in beautiful Park City, Utah.
More info at: www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com


Telluride Art & Architecture
Telluride, Colorado
July 14-16
The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend is the ultimate home tour for the connoisseur. Linger at each venue for an intimate peek into the work of our local architects, designers, artists, and chefs who provide home tours, art exhibits, performances, and food and wine tastings at each stop on the tour.
More info at: www.tellurideartandarchitecture.com


Aspen Arts Festival
Aspen, Colorado
July 21-23
An exclusive opportunity to experience a range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media while taking in the gorgeous views of Aspen, Colorado.
More info at: www.aspenchamber.org


Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
Crested Butte, Colorado
July 28-30
Featuring a selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, and more, there is something for everyone here. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food demonstrations, and more.
More info at: www.cbwineandfood.com


Strings Music Festival
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
All Summer
Strings presents over 85 performances of classical music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms and many other genres every summer and throughout the winter season. Artists include Grammy Award-winners and nominees, major competition winners and principal players from the most renowned orchestras.
More info at: stringsmusicfestival.com


Vail Jazz Festival
Vail, Colorado
All Summer
This summer evening series in the beautiful outdoor courtyard at The Arrabelle literally overflows with enthusiasm for the remarkable roster of international performers who will play in the now iconic venue. The whole family will be captivated by the stunning musicianship of the high-energy, thrilling performers from all parts of the diverse jazz spectrum.
More info at: www.vailjazz.org


Aspen Music Festival
Aspen, Colorado
All Summer
Audiences will be offered an intelligently curated mix of concerts exploring the season theme of “enchantment” through the lenses of myth, fairy tales, magic spells, forbidden love, transformation, and the transcendent delights of nature.
More info at: www.aspenmusicfestival.com

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