Explore activities and things to do in Snowmass, Colorado, that are either free or almost free. If you’re looking for experiences in the Snowmass area that aren’t going to break the bank, look no further. Follow our guide for a ton of free or low-cost fun!
Snowmass Free Concert Series
Free. A favorite of the Aspen/Snowmass area, the Snowmass Free Concert Series, is tons of fun. Every Thursday through August 22, Snowmass puts on a free concert on Fanny Hill. People flock to the event for the fun music, awesome food, and drink, and cool venue.
Fridays on the Mall and Friday Afternoon Club and Artisan Market
Free. Start the weekend off right with Fridays at the Mall! Experience great music from local bands, local artists, food and drink specials, and plenty more. The surrounding businesses also extend their business hours to accommodate the crowds of eager shoppers. And just steps away, the Friday Afternoon Club and Artisan Market at the base village offer a very cool selection of hand-crafted goods, food specials, and locally sourced produce. The events take place every Friday through August 23 (the Friday Afternoon Club or Artisan Market on July 19).
Movies Under the Stars
Free. For a night of free popcorn and retro movie viewing, check out Movies Under the Stars at The Rink in Snowmass Town Village. Partnered with Aspen Film, Movies Under the Stars offers multiple showings of various family-friendly movies from the 70’s and 80’s. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, and picnics are more than welcome! Take out dinners and adult beverages can be purchased at some surrounding Snowmass Base Village Restaurants. Upcoming showings include July 27, August 3, August 27.
Free. If you’re traveling between Snowmass and Aspen, or practically anywhere within the Snowmass area, you can do it for free. RFTA (the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority) offers free busses from Snowmass to Aspen, and shuttles in the Snowmass area are free through Snowmass Village Shuttles. The Snowmass shuttles run on a ten-minute schedule, so the next bus is never far. And most properties in the Snowmass area provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and to places around Snowmass Village.
Farm-to-Table Tuesday and Bonus Bike Park Nights
$34. Tuesday nights are an awesome time to be in Snowmass. Purchase a $34 Late Arrival ticket to be able to mountain bike from 2 PM all the way until dusk. This is lift-served biking, so you won’t have to lug your bike up the mountain. For dinner, head over to Elk Camp Restaurant for an incredible a la cart dinner. Tuesdays at Elk Camp are Farm-to-Table nights, which feature ingredients that are locally sourced and totally delicious. This includes all Tuesdays up to August 13.
$20 per Adult, $15 for Kids, Free for ages 11 and under. 2019 marks the 46th anniversary for the Snowmass Rodeo, making it one of the longest-running rodeos in Colorado. The Rodeo is every Wednesday at 7:00 PM throughout the summer up until August 21. The Rodeo is a rain or shine event.
Lunchtime Auctionettes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center
$10. Check out these high-energy, loaded with fun auctions at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. These lunchtime auctioneers give you the opportunity to purchase original artwork from the people of Anderson Ranch. This includes artwork from faculty, students, interns, staff, and visiting artists. All proceeds benefit the ranch and its operations. During the auction, a barbeque lunch is served, and an ice cream sundae bar is set up – the price for all of which is just ten dollars! The events are free and open to the public from 12:15 to 1:00 PM in the Schermer Meeting Hall. Upcoming Lunchtime Auctionettes: July 26, August 9, 16, 23, September 19.
Snowmass Wildflower Walk & Ice Age Discovery Hike
Free. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a nonprofit educational group that aims to educate people in agriculture, forest health, and all things related to the environment. Every day during the summer offers guided hikes around Snowmass for no cost. This includes the Snowmass Wildflower Walk at 10 AM and the Ice Age Discovery hike at 1 PM. The hikes depart from the Snowmass Mall Ticket Pavilion.
Free. Right in the middle of the Snowmass Base Village, The Rink packs a whole lot of fun into a small space. Every day during the summer, The Rink features some excitement. Whether it be daily games, special events, live entertainment, or the splash zone, it’s always a fun place to be. Some of these awesome summer activities include yoga, Storytime on the Rink, fly fishing lessons, and more.
Upcoming Free Snowmass Events:
Snowmass Balloon Festival
September 6-8. One of the coolest Rocky Mountain traditions, the Snowmass Balloon Festival, is a standout event of the summer. Tons of hot air balloons take flight over the Snowmass in an awesome display that you have to see for yourself. The weekend is three days of cool, colorful balloons, pilot challenges, a night glow, kids’ activities, and much more!
September 7. This event is a celebration of fall in Snowmass Village. The mini-festival celebrates the leaves beginning to turn golden and the start of fall in Snowmass. This the 3rd annual Septemberfest and will feature sake & wine tastings, food vendors, activities for kids, live music, and more! The event takes place at Snowmass’ Base Village and starts at 4 PM.