Never An Off-Season

Check out these prime events at ski resorts during the summer months

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Ski season is over, but resort towns remain open, offering exciting events and festivals to populate your calendar. Consider visiting a ski destination in the summer and enjoying all it has to offer.

Aspen, Colorado

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Aspen Fringe Festival – June 10 – 11: Aspen Fringe Festival will kick off with the vibrant and emotionally charged Heisenberg by Simon Stephens.  The performance will feature Aspen’s own Nikki Boxer and Mike Monroney and will be followed by a post-show talk with the playwright Simon Stephens.

JAS Aspen/Snowmass Experience – June 23 – 26:  Multiple bands in multiple venues in Downtown Aspen.

Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Half Marathon – July 30: Utilizing the beautiful trails that surround Aspen, offering two options, a full or heavy half-marathon, both run almost exclusively on dirt trails. Elk Mountains above and the city of Aspen below, this is one race you’ll be sure to remember!

Snowmass, Colorado


Independence Day Weekend Celebration & Concert – July 3: Enjoy a festive evening of live music on the Fanny Hill Stage, sweet treats, and free glow-in-the-dark goodies. Patriotic attire is encouraged.

2022 Drishti Beats Yoga & Music Festival – July 8 -10The three-day festival features yoga classes, lectures, and a live music lineup highlighting some of the top artists of downtempo electronic chill and house music.

Plein Air Art Festival – August 8 – 14More than 20 Colorado artists descend on Snowmass to spend four days painting the natural beauty and splendor of the surrounding landscape.

Snowmass Balloon Festival – September 16 -18The long-standing Rocky Mountain tradition features three days of 30+ festive balloons launching into the air from 7:30 am-9:00 am and a night glow on Friday evening.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Marathon – June 5: Run alongside the roaring Elk River through the emerald green pastures on Country Road 129 with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado all around.

Fourth of July Celebration – July 4: Events like the Ski Jumping Extravaganza, hometown parade, and the largest Pro Rodeo event of the summer, have visitors proclaiming independence at this 100-year-old event.

Vail, Colorado

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Vail Arts Festival – June 17 -19: Join in a three-day outdoor celebration of over 60 artists showcasing digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and print making, metal works, wood, mixed media, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and fashion.

28th Annual Jazz Festival – June 30 – September 5: A robust series of world-class jazz performances in the heart of Vail, featuring the very best in hot jazz, bebop, bossa nova, gypsy jazz, big band sounds and more.

Vail Dance Festival – July 29 – August 9: The Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Vail Car Show – September 16 – 18:  Entries range from contemporary supercars and sports cars to vintage collector cars and motorcycles.

Park City, Utah


Habitat for Humanity’s Overall Ball – June 24: Help raise money for decent, affordable homes in the Park City community and bring awareness to Habitat’s vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live.

87th Annual Oakley Rodeo and Celebration – June 30 – July 4: An Independence Day celebration featuring the 2022 PRCA Rodeo.

Park City Song Summit – September 7 – September 10: Bands and artists will play intimate shows, share stories at songwriter in the rounds, busk on the street, flash jam in surprise locations and perform small and big stage concerts.

Bozeman, Montana


Downtown Art Walks 2022 – June 10, 2022: The Downtown Bozeman Association, Downtown Bozeman art galleries and retailers and Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture are proud to present this summer’s Downtown Bozeman Art Walks.

Summer Crazy Days – July 22 – 23, 2022: Over 100 downtown merchants take to the sidewalks with unbelievable sales on spring and summer merchandise.

11th Annual Bozeman Stampede – August 11 – 13: Bozeman’s own rodeo event, the Bozeman Stampede, is held at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in the center of town. It’s one of the fastest-growing rodeos in the state and has won multiple awards, including NRA Rodeo of the year.

Cruisin’ on Main Car Show 2022 – August 21:  Enjoy live music, food and fun throughout the day. There will also be prize drawings, a 50/50 raffle, a showcase display and a chance for everyone to vote for their favorite vehicles.

Jackson, Wyoming

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Art Fair Jackson Hole – June 17 – June 19: The Art Fair is a quintessential Jackson Hole summer event featuring professional local and national artists selling fine art and craft including ceramics, paintings, furniture, photography, and much more.

Jackson Hole Food and Wine Festival – June 23 – 25: An all-star line-up of local and visiting chefs, restaurants, artisans and beverage pros offering dynamic food and beverage experiences at some of Jackson Hole’s most picturesque locations.

Sun Valley, Idaho


Sun Valley Writers Conference – July 16 – 18: With speakers like Judy Woodruff, Arthur C. Brooks, and Lauren Groff—as well as budding debut novelists, Black, Chicana, and Asian voices, and a hip-hop comedy troupe straight from Broadway— a rich tapestry of both talent and topics.

Arts & Crafts Festival – August 12 – 14: This Festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts show that includes world-class artwork in categories such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry and more.

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