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Summer:

* FOOD & WINE Classic in June:
One of the nations most prestigious epicurean events, culinary stars share their passion for food, wine and entertaining. More than 300 vintners pour premium wines complimented by specialty foods from around the globe.

* Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade:
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, live music, picnics, a carnival for the kids, ending with spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.

* Aspen Arts Festival in July:
The Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media.

* USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August:
For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure more than two miles in elevation. One of the largest cycling events in United States history, the 2013 race will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery.

Winter:
* Januarys Winterskl festival:
Winterskl, Aspen’s annual toast to winter, dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four-day celebration features on-mountain activities, Soupskl, a canine fashion show, winterfest, fireworks, and much more.

* ESPNs Winter X Games at Buttermilk in January:
Be there as more than 200 of the world’s best athletes in skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobile throw down over four action-packed days of competition for the most coveted medals in action sports.

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