The Roaring Fork Valley has no shortage of activities to stimulate the mind and the senses. Music festivals, art festivals, theatre, lectures, and events galore inspire and entertain you throughout the year.
The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts features events that span the artistic spectrum from quality art shows, dance performances, informal coffee houses and poetry readings to community concerts. Annual festivals and summer jazz concerts in the park are also part of the Glenwood Springs arts scene. Classical music is offered by Symphony in the Valley, a community orchestra that plays throughout the year in various valley-wide locales.
Thunder River Theatre in nearby Carbondale is home to a year-round nonprofit theatre company producing “professional theatre at its finest.” Carbondale also has its share of festivals, including the ever-popular Mountain Fair.
Up the road in Aspen, you’ll discover cultural events usually found in more metropolitan areas. The renowned Aspen Music Festival, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, JazzAspen, and Aspen Theatre in the Park are just a few of the arts organizations that provide world-class arts performances. Aspen also attracts some of the world’s best thinkers. Great minds convene at The Aspen Institute and often offer public lectures.
There is always something to see or do in the Roaring Fork Valley.