Aug 20 2012
Sunday, August 19 sadly marking the end of this summer’s Aspen Music Festival, we say goodbye to all the wonderful concerts and events as well as the students and faculty who made it all possible.
This doesn’t mean Aspen will quiet down. The very exciting USA Pro Cycling Challenge is coming to town Wednesday, August 22 for the finish of one of the most difficult stages as the bikers conquer Independence Pass. This will be a nationally televised event. If you want a taste of the action, you can line up on the racecourse as the competitors come screaming into town. Quite a thrill to witness! On Thursday, Aspen is host to the start of the next stage. Aspen was the only town chosen to have a finish and a start of this Colorado biking tour. Don’t forget about the women! On August 22, Aspen will also have the Aspen Women’s Pro Challenge taking place downtown before the Pro Cycling racers descend into town.
The annual Motherlode Volleyball Tournament is celebrating their 40th year in Aspen and will feature games throughout the Labor Day weekend. Come out and watch one of the largest beach volleyball tournaments in the country. Did I say Beach? While we all love living in the mountains, it is great fun bringing the beach to us once a year! The “Lode” is considered the social event of the outdoor volleyball season.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass is featuring an excellent lineup of musicians for their concerts at Snowmass August 31-September 3. Please see www.jazzaspensnowmass.org for a list of the exciting talent coming to play.
After August you ask? Leaves, leaves and more leaves changing to brilliant colors as September progresses. Sightseeing alone can fill up your days but special events will still be going on as Aspen does not go to sleep after summer ends. Check back with us next month to see what is new and exciting or go to www.aspenchamber.org for the latest in Aspen events. In the meantime, put on your calendar the Aspen Filmfest October 1-7. You will be able to see movies not available in the theaters along with special appearances by some of the producers and actors.