So this is it– the big weekend where extreme sports combines forces with epic nightlife and late night parties. You ready??
We often hear from locals that XGames is one of their favorite weekends to leave town. Sure, town is packed, traffic (as much as we can call the short stretch of road from the S-curve to Buttermilk traffic) is bad, you might find a few wounded soldiers (mostly in the form of half-empty PBR tall boys) littering the sidewalks, and you can pretty much guarantee being packed nuts-to-butts at every event you attend. But XGames weekend is as big a spectacle on as big a national and international stage as any major event this town hosts all year, so bring it on!
World-class huckers aside, the massive events, small soirees, brand house parties, killer outdoor concerts, and general Xtreme events will turn this town into Aspen Party University for the 17th straight year. So get ready for all the epicness, all the gnar-gnar, and all the stoke as Aspen hosts some of the best Xtreme athletes in the world at Buttermilk (see, they’re even nice enough to take over the mountain we don’t really care about!).
What’s new this year? A ton, but we’re obviously mostly excited about hosting not one but TWO epic Messenger parties this week. Add that to the ridiculous Belly Up lineup, the sick outdoor shows, and every party in between you’ll find yourself stumbling into, and we can honestly say that this will be one of the best party weekends of the year. And if you want to get out of town and can’t, we’ll be over here playing the tiniest violin just for you. But you might not be able to hear it with all he sick concerts and DJs playing from nearly every venue in town.
Here’s a list of all the happenin’ things going on in town. Obviously you can’t make it to everything so to make it easier for you we highlighted our TOP PICK events – try your hardest to squeeze on in!
7:30 PM | Thug Yoga @ LuluLemon | FREE | Thug yoga is an Aspen original, this class is designed for the thug who doesn’t follow the crowd. Learn the basics as well as some badass moves for the dance floor, all while sipping on a Hair of the Downward Dogg, provided by the Aspen Brewing Company. “A ghettolicious experience you won’t forget”
9:30 PM | XGames Kickoff “GET LIT” Ultraviolet Dance Party @ Rickhouse Social | No Cover Before 10 PM | Hosted by yours truly Messenger Aspen and Aspen DJs at Rickhouse Social and sponsored by Redbull and Reyka Vodka. Wear fluorescent-friendly apparel for this all-night, ultraviolet, body paint and blacklight party at one of Aspen’s largest club venues. Evening will feature multiple Aspen DJs playing a variety of genres and Redbull and Reyka drink specials. 515 E. Hopkins Avenue. Messengeraspen.com
10PM | Naka G & Trizz @ Escobar
10PM | Method Man & Redman @ Belly Up Aspen | SOLD OUT
9PM | DJ Verduzco @ The Red Onion | Kick off X-games weekend at the oldest local bar! They will be showing all events on the big screen before opening up the dance floor at 10.
10PM | DJ Rush @ Bootsy Bellows
10PM | DJ AIDEN & DC @ Escobar | escobaraspen.com
10PM | DJ El Capitan @ Rickhouse Social | No Cover Dance Party
9PM | VIBeRATIONS After- Party @ Rynos
9:30PM | Kevin Joyal @ Grey Lady | Tent Dance Party
9:30PM | Martin Garrix @ Buttermilk Mountain | $45 for GA standing room only. xgames.com/tickets.
10PM | DJ Code 4 | Unofficial XGames Kickoff Party @ HOPS Culture
10PM | Aviator Nation X Games Party | 308 Mill St.
10PM | DJ Danimal @ Rickhouse Social
10PM | DJ Ruckus @ Bootsy Bellows | $40 Cover
10PM | DJ FLO @ Escobar | escobaraspen.com
5PM | Hacksaw & Friends | Silver City Aspen
5:30PM | Method Man & Redman @ Buttermilk Mountain | $25 for GA xgames.com/tickets.
8PM | LCD Soundsystem @ Buttermilk Mountain | $50 for GA xgames.com/tickets.
8PM | PIT VIPER X GAMES PARTY @ Aspen Brew Company | COVER $10 | Welcome to the official 2018 Pit Viper X Games party. You probably missed Larry in Denver, didn’t you? Guess what, we thought of that. Come to aspen’s X-clusive Larry Enticer poster signing. Music by NYC’s DJ Flo. Limited space, show up early. Remember the great 2018 aspen X Games riot? Neither will we. Just gonna send it!
9PM | VIBeRATIONS and RedBull After- Party @ Rynos
9:30PM | Red Bull Party @ Grey Lady | Tent Dance Party
10PM | DJ Verduzco @ Rickhouse Social
10PM | T – PAIN @ Bootsy Bellows | $50 Cover
10PM | DJ Sarah & Trizz @ Escobar | escobaraspen.com
4:30PM | Marshmello @ Buttermilk Mountain | $35 for GA standing room only. xgames.com/tickets.
10PM | Underground MVMNT @ Grey Lady | Sundays are for the dancing gods, and X Games Sunday is no exception. Join us as we take over the restaurant and tented lounge with a light show and epic sounds from Aspen DJs, and Redbull and Milagro drink specials (not together!) More info at -> Messengeraspen.com
10PM | Marshmello @ Belly Up | SOLD OUT
10PM | DJ Mark Jackson @ Bootsy Bellows | Help Connoisseur Cup celebrate and close out the 2018 Xtract Games & X Games Aspen 2018 out with a bang at one of Aspen’s top after hours location. Please email us at www.cannacup.club if you would like more information on how to RSVP
Its going to be an amazing weekend- lots of pop-up parties as well – make sure to get out there and party responsibly! Have a killer X-Games everyone!!!