The annual Food & Wine Classic (June 15-17) is Aspen’s tastiest—and toughest—ticket of the summer. This year marks the festival’s 36th anniversary, and thousands of foodies will come to town to indulge in the three-day culinary celebration. The Grand Tasting Pavilion is the epicenter of the weekend, with endless food and wine tastings, while cooking demos, wine seminars, and panel discussions are held at other venues all over town.
The event itself is sold out, but if you’re a local sans pass or decide on a last-minute weekend getaway, you can still be a part of the action. Take advantage of one of the open-to-the-public events in addition to a growing list of unofficial festivities.