The Best Summer 2018 Events Throughout the Roaring Fork Valley

Garfield County RodeoFrom Rifle to Aspen, there is no shortage of fun to be had throughout the Roaring Fork Valley every summer. We’re using our local knowledge to help you figure out which Roaring Fork Valley summer events you don’t want to miss this year.

Rifle & New Castle

Garfield County Fair & Rodeo | July 30 – August 5, 2018

For the 80th year in a row, Garfield County Fair and Rodeo will be celebrating the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage in true Rocky Mountain style. Packed with traditional rodeo events, a carnival, and a concert featuring Midland and Jon Pardi, this is a summer favorite not to be overlooked.

Glenwood Springs

Wild West Fermentation Fest | June 29 – 30, 2018

A relatively new event in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Wild West Fermentation Fest is quickly becoming a Glenwood favorite. Sample fermented beverages from Colorado breweries, distilleries, and wineries while enjoying live music and delicious food cart dining.

Redstone & Marble

Community Picnic | June 29, 2018

An undeniable sense of community is one of the many things the Roaring Fork Valley is famous for. One of the best places to experience this first hand during the summer is at the Redstone Community Picnic. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a brat while socializing with Redstone locals and visitors.


Mountain Fair | June 27 – 29, 2018

If there is a single Carbondale summer event not to be missed, it’s assuredly Mountain Fair. This signature Carbondale event offers non-stop entertainment and performances. You can also explore the offerings of 145 vendors selling an assortment of handcrafted goods from art to mustard.


Summer Concert Series | June – August 2018

The Town of Basalt and Willits Town Center are teaming up to bring the mid-valley evenings full of live music all summer long. The first four shows in this Summer Concert Series will take place at Willits Triangle Park and the last three will be hosted at Lyon’s Park in downtown Basalt. Featuring a variety of musical artists and styles, there is sure to be at least one concert that suits your musical taste.


JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience | August 31 – September 2, 2018

Every summer, JAS Aspen Snowmass brings some of the biggest names in music to Snowmass Town Park for an unforgettable Labor Day weekend music festival. This year’s lineup includes the musical stylings of Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, Zac Brown Band and more.


Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration | July 4, 2018

People from around Colorado flock to Aspen every Independence Day to partake in the Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration. Starting with a parade that winds through town and ending with an awe-inspiring fireworks display above Aspen Mountain, the 4th of July in Aspen is always one of the most festive days of the summer.

We hope you enjoyed this guide to must-attend summer events in the Roaring Fork Valley and encourage you to visit Aspen Glenwood MLS again for more local tips and info.