Must-Visit Mountain Events in August 2018

Whether it’s in pursuit of a wine tasting, music or fine arts, these popular vacation destinations are delivering on unique entertainment pastimes this August

Telluride Jazz Festival
August  3 – 5, 2018
Telluride, Colorado

In a town known for lavish and talented music festivals, the Telluride Jazz Festival is not one to be missed. Groove to funky soul or unwind to smooth jazz in an intimate concert setting stationed in the picturesque San Juan Mountains. The festival also has the option to camp if you’re looking for a totally immersive experience. 


Moonlight Musicfest
​August 16 – 18, 2018
Big Sky, Montana

This inaugural festival features two days of diverse national and local talent in Moonlight Basin’s Madison Village, set on the north side of Lone Peak with spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. The Wood Brothers and Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers will headline Friday night. The weekend will conclude Saturday with headliner Grace Potter as the final act. All proceeds from the festival will go to the Arts Council of Big Sky and the Moonlight Community Foundation. The weekend’s festivities will also include camping, arts and crafts vendors, family events, Montana-brewed beers and spirits, food trucks and more in an unsurpassable setting.


Photo courtesy Winter Park Uncorked

Winter Park Uncorked
August 18, 2018
Winter Park, Colorado

No matter if it’s sweet sauvignon blanc or rich pinot noir, Winter Park Uncorked is delivering the perfect wine pairing: the Rocky Mountains. Sip on wine from a variety of participating vendors including local Winter Park Winery to the golden California coast’s Bennett Valley Cellars. General Admission Tickets start at $45 for an afternoon filled with live music, bite-size snacks, and, of course, wine. 


Photo courtesy Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 
Shows through August 1 – 26, 2018
Lake Tahoe, California

To be or not to be at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, that is the question. Venture to Sand Harbor for an evening filled with libations, food, and remarkable views at the outdoor amphitheater right along the lake. This August, grab a ticket for a live performance of the Jacobean era classic, Macbeth. 


Photo courtesy Park City Hops on the Hill

Park City Hops on the Hill
Tuesday evenings in August, 2018
Park City, Utah

Every Tuesday in August, grab a brew from participating local breweries at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley for a taste of summertime. Accompanied by live music and delectable snacks, get a taste for different kinds of beer ranging from Wasatch Brewery’s  unique white IPA to hard apple ciders from Mountain West Cidery. 


Photo by Hal Williams

Snowmass Rodeo
Wednesdays in August, 2018
Aspen, Colorado

Head to Snowmass for the ultimate western experience at their 45th annual rodeo. No matter if  it’s rain or shine, every Wednesday this rodeo guarantees an evening filled with barbecue, bucking broncos, and thrift shopping. 


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