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Top late-summer mountain events

If you haven't taken part in any summer mountain events yet, don't worry, it's not too late! Many of our top mountain destinations run events well into the autumn season, giving you plenty of time for that much needed warm-weathered getaway. From rodeos to summer concerts, and a plethora of quirky local events, ski towns come to life in a unique way when the days are longer and the sun is hotter.

Here are a few of the best late-summer events in the mountains:

Vail

summer events in vailPhoto: Vail
  • July 29–Aug. 12: Vail Dance Festival
  • Sept. 1–4: Gourmet on Gore
  • Sept. 8–10: Vail Oktoberfest in Lionshead
  • Sept. 21–24: Southern Hemisphere Wine Tasting

Breckenridge

summer events in breckenridgePhoto: Breckenridge Ski Resort
  • July 22 & 29, Aug. 5 & 12: High Country Stampede Rodeo
  • Aug. 13–18: Breck Epic
  • Aug. 11–21: Colorado Classic Pro Cycling Race - Stage 2
  • Aug. 11–20: Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts

Aspen Snowmass

summer events in aspen snowmassPhoto: Aspen Snowmass

  • Aug. 5: Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike Race
  • Aug. 5–6: Audi Power of Four Trail Run
  • Sept. 1–3: JAS Labor Day Experience
  • Sept. 8–10: Snowmass Balloon Festival
  • Sept. 15–16: Snowmass Wine Festival

Beaver Creek

  • Aug. 5–6: 30th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival
  • Aug. 10–13: 11th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival
  • Sept. 2–3: 11th Annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest

Steamboat

  • July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sept. 1: Captain of the Boat
    July 22: Tour de Steamboat
  • July 23: Fox Proframe World Tour
  • Aug. 9–13: Steamboat Wine Fest
  • Aug. 11–13: Steamboat All Arts Festival
  • Sept. 2: Wild West Air Fest

Telluride

summer events in telluridePhoto: Telluride Ski Resort

  • July 22: Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race
  • Aug. 4–6: Telluride Jazz Festival
  • Aug. 17–20: Telluride Mushroom Festival
  • Aug. 30–Sept. 4: Telluride Film Festival

Crested Butte

  • July 26–30: Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
  • Aug. 4–6: Crested Butte Arts Festival
  • Aug. 19–20: Big Mountain Enduro
  • Aug. 24: Historic Pub Crawl
  • Aug. 26: Gravity Slave
  • Sept. 2–3: Grand Traverse Mountain Run & Bike
  • Sept. 9: Chili + Beer Festival

Lake Tahoe

summer events in lake tahoePhoto: Northstar California Resort
  • July 8–Aug. 27: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
  • July 20-23: Wanderlust Yoga Festival
  • July 22: Kirkwood Bikes & Brews
  • Aug. 12–13: Great Gatsby Living History Festival
  • Sept. 8–10: 32nd Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar
  • Sept. 10: Tour de Tahoe: Bike Big Blue
  • Sept. 16: Sample Sierra

Big Sky

  • July 22: Brewfest
  • Aug. 13: Lone Peaks Revenge Eduro
  • Aug. 16–20: Vine & Dine
  • Aug. 19–20: Big Sky Open
  • Sept. 1–3: The Rut

Park City

  • Aug. 1, 8, 15: Hops on the Hill
  • Aug. 4–6: 48th Annual Kimball Arts Festival
  • Aug. 5–12: Summit County Fair
  • Aug. 7–14: Beethoven Festival of Park City
  • August 26–17: SCOTT Enduro Cup
  • Sept. 15–17: Autumn Aloft
  • Sundays through Sept. 17: Park Silly Sunday Market

Jackson Hole

summer events in jackson holePhoto: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Aug. 1: Wine Tasting on a Budget
  • Aug. 11–13: Art Fair Jackson Hole
  • Aug. 22: TEDxJackson Hole