High Country Happenings

A roundup of 2019 summer events in the mountains

Summer is nearly here and so are a fabulous lineup of events in the mountains. From food and wine to music and arts, these festivals are not to be missed. 

Strings Music Festival
May 22 – August 25, 2019
Steamboat Springs, CO
In its 32nd year, the Strings Music Festival continues to provide sensational music in the scenic town of Steamboat, Colorado. Split into two categories, "Different Tempo" and "Classical," the fest showcases classical, country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll genres throughout the season and funnels in fans of all music tastes to the mountain town’s Strings Music Pavilion from May 22 until August 25.

Photo by Laura Pilz

Aspen Arts Festival
July 20 – 21, 2019
Aspen, CO
The 17th Annual Aspen Arts Festival provides 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. Take in fabulous views of Aspen, grab a bite at a local grub hub and purchase original artwork from the artists themselves, as you enjoy this weekend of visual inspiration.  

Photo by Nathan Bilow and Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
July 25 – 28, 2019
Crested Butte, CO
The Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival, now in its 10th year, promises to be more incredible than ever in 2019, with over-the-top winemaker's dinners, brunches, and lunches, a new Reserve Tasting featuring only premium wines, and a wide range of educational seminars for the novice and connoisseur alike held at the brand new Center for the Arts Building.

Photo courtesy of Telluride Art + Architecture

Telluride Art + Architecture 
July 20 – 21, 2019
Telluride, CO
Over the course of two days, the tour will span ten venues including prestigious new and historic homes, studios, restaurants, and alternative venues. Each venue will feature artists and designers of all kinds, tastings by local chefs and wine pairings. At each stop on the tour, a creative team of architects, chefs, artists, and designers collaborate to provide an intimate experience for guests. Enjoy art exhibits, artist and chef demonstrations, live music, artist talks, tours with architects and designers, food, beer and wine tastings.

Sun Valley Wine Center Auction
July 18 – 20, 2019
Sun Valley, ID
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings while enjoying spectacular wines paired with food from world-class chefs. Delight in exclusive Vintner Dinners, an unforgettable Auction Gala & Celebration and a lively Wine Tasting and Vine & Dine.

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