Wood River Trail and Beyond
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bike the Valley: Earth Day Fest @ Wood River Trail and Beyond
10:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day by riding your bike along the Wood River Trail to fun activities in Bellevue, Hailey, and Ketchum. All activities are free and open to people of all ages. Visit www.haileycac.org/earth-week for the full schedule of events.
Various Locations
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference @ Various Locations
12:00 am
SVWFC 2021 will take place on 25 – 28 June. While these 2021 dates are confirmed, health and safety factors in the upcoming months will determine if the physical component is appropriate.  We are optimistic toward both a physical and virtual program and are excited to have the event take place, as we had planned in 2020, in downtown Ketchum at the Argyros Performing Art Center, the Limelight Hotel, and the Forest Service Park. Announcing 2021 Featured Speaker: James Nestor Breath: The New Science of A Lost Art A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 A Goodreads Award Finalist for Best Science & Technology Book of the Year Humans typically take about 25,000 breaths per day — often without a second thought. But the COVID-19 pandemic has put a new spotlight on respiratory illnesses and the breaths we so often take for granted. In Breath, author and journalist James Nestor lays out his ten-year personal investigation of breathing in a spellbinding, comedic, and riveting fashion.
Roberta McKercher Park
Jul 2 all-day
12:00 am
Hailey Antique & Art Show – 9am – 6pm Friday & Saturday, 9am – 5pm on Sunday  
Various Locations
Jul 2 – Jul 5 all-day
Hailey Days of the Old West @ Various Locations | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
  The best small town 4th celebration in the West!  Hailey, Idaho, offers up perhaps the most quintessential small town 4th of July celebration in the West. In fact, the Los Angeles Times called out Hailey as one of the best places in the US to find “maximum fun for your Fourth of July.” The Hailey Days of the Old West celebration, July 2-6, offers up a fun and unique parade with colorful entries, plenty of horses and a Road Apple Roulette, antique market, pancake breakfast, live music and a spectacular fireworks display.  There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages throughout the Wood River Valley during this holiday celebration. Here is the run-down of what is happening during the Hailey Days of the Old West 4th of July celebration. Pancake Breakfast:  The University of Idaho Extension, Blaine County 4-H Club families offer up a hot full breakfast of homemade pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more at the Grange Hall in Hailey.  It’s the perfect way to fuel up for the long, fun day ahead. Hailey Days of the Old West Parade: Over 80 enthusiastic parade entrants march down Hailey’s Main Street to delight the crowd! This ...
Festival Meadows
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
  The Festival is held at the Festival Meadow located on Sun Valley Rd and admission to the Festival is FREE! Hours for the Festival are 10 – 6 Fri and Sat and 10 – 4 Sunday Over 100 Arts and Crafts from Idaho Artists Food and beer booths Free kids activity tent The neighboring Catholic Church graciously allowed the use of their parking lot for the event when they do not need it for Church functions. Click here for    Festival Map and List of Artists  
Sun Valley Resort
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day
Sun Valley Writers' Conference @ Sun Valley Resort
12:00 am
We are still formulating our plans for the 2021 Conference. Our highest priority is the safety of our attendees, writers, and staff. While we do not yet know exactly what shape SVWC will take next year, we do know that even with optimistic planning, the experience must differ from years past. We anticipate that we will have to reimagine any sort of in-person gathering in order to safely host our writers and attendees on the Sun Valley Resort campus and we are making preliminary plans for next July with a scaled-back program and limited attendance. We are also consulting with legal and medical advisors and reaching out to writers. Just as soon as we have a better sense of how we can proceed, we will provide more information about our plans and any options to purchase passes. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any converted 2020 passes in 2021. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 208.726.5454. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work through this challenging situation and please stay well.  Pass Cancellation Policy: If your plans change and you are no longer able to use your pass, you may request a cancellation up until May 15 ...
Various Locations
Jul 19 – Jul 23 all-day
Sun Valley Wine Auction @ Various Locations
12:00 am
2021 marks both the 40th anniversary of the Sun Valley Wine Auction and the 50th anniversary of Sun Valley Museum of Art. This July, you are invited to join us for a memorable ruby anniversary weekend as we bring vintners and oenophiles together to raise vital funds for arts education and celebrate 50 golden years of Sun Valley Museum of Art. Join Sun Valley Museum of Art as we bring vintners, wine lovers and supporters of the arts together to raise vital funds for arts education. As our most critical fundraiser of the year, the Wine Auction funds SVMoA’s robust K-12 arts education programs and accounts for approximately 40% of SVMoA’s operating budget. Thank you for supporting the arts.
Various Locations
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day
Sun Valley Tour de Force @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Sun Valley Tour de Force is a weekend of epic proportions! At the Friday evening Sun Valley Tour de Force Car Show up to 200 cars gather on the closed streets surrounding Ketchum Town Square. Exotics, vintage as well as cars participating in Saturday’s high-speed event will be on display, offering an excellent preview and photo opportunity for guests. The event is FREE for all spectators. Saturday’s unique high-speed event takes place on a closed public road just minutes from the world-famous Sun Valley resort. Spectators will enjoy the thrill of watching the cars barrel down Highway 75 at Phantom Hill, surrounded by the statuesque Sawtooth Mountains.
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 25 – Aug 19 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival Returns to In-Person Concerts @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
Live classical music returns to the Pavillion this summer. The Sun Valley Music Festival is pleased to announce a return to in-person concerts-with appropriate safety protocols in place-for its 37th Summer Season! Musicians from the best orchestras across North America will again travel to Sun Valley to collaborate with world-class soloists and perform three weeks of exceptional, free, chamber and orchestral concerts at the beautiful Sun Valley Pavillion. Highlights will include a Tribute to Frontline Workers on August 2, renowned violinist Joshua Bell headlining the Gala fundraising concert on August 4, a Latin-inspired Pops night with the Villalobos Brothers-followed by a Lawn Party-and guest artists Vadim Gluzman, Julia Bullock, and Joyce Yang. Safety is a priority- programs and schedule are subject to change, attendance protocols will be determined closer to season start.
Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park
Aug 5 – Aug 8 all-day
Sawtooth Valley Gathering @ Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park | Stanley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
#SVG6 will feature 20+ live performances from national, regional, and local acts at Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park on August 6-7, 2021. Live music will also be produced August 5 -8 at Mountain Village Resort’s – Velvet Falls Dance Hall. Onsite and off-site camping will be offered beginning Thursday, August 5 and available until Monday, August 9. Beverage, food, arts, and craft vendors, workshops, and much more will all be offered in addition to the scheduled musical performances. For more information, please visit: http://www.sawtoothvalleygathering.com/site/ SEE YOU IN THE SAWTOOTHS! #seeyouinthesawtooths #svg6
Atkinson Park
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
12:00 am
This summer we celebrate the 54th edition of the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Join us in beautiful Atkinson Park in downtown Ketchum as we welcome 130 professional artists and craftspeople to the Wood River Valley. This festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts and crafts show that is completely free and open to the public. This event typically has food trucks, artist demonstrations, music and a kids’ activity area. The rigourous jury process used to select artists and craftspeople to exhibit their work ensures the residents and visitors to the show will see truly exceptional work in all different categories. According to the Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook, the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival in 2018 ranked #4 in the country for Fine Crafts sales and #20 in the country for Fine Arts sales. Plan your visit to Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey and the Wood River Valley to coincide with the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Fesitval to see for yourself what makes this such a special event!  
Artists' Studios
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Wood River Valley Studio Tour @ Artists' Studios | Hailey | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the 9th annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public Saturday and Sunday, August 21st & 22nd, 2021. Visitors from near and far travel by car, bicycle or on foot on self-guided adventures, exploring artists’ working sanctuaries throughout the Wood River Valley. Extending from Bellevue in the south end of the valley to Ketchum in the north and all parts in between, visitors enjoy the rare experience of being in the environments where art is created while getting acquainted with the makers and gaining a close-up view of the materials and media artists employ. All events are FREE and open to the public.
Lion's Park
Aug 27 – Aug 28 all-day
Summer's End ~ The Draper Rendezvous @ Lion's Park | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
TThe 2nd Annual Summer’s End ~ The Draper Rendezvous will take place August 27 and 28, 2021 at the majestic Lion’s Park and Draper Preserve in historic Hailey, Idaho. 2 Days of National, regional, and local musical acts + food & art vendors. End of Summer Celebration Music Festival. Road To Summer’s End Line-up (July 23 & 24) and Summer’s End ~ The Draper Rendezvous Main Festival line up coming soon! www.summersenddraperrendezvous.com for more information
Various Locations
Sep 1 – Sep 5 all-day
Rebecca's Private Idaho @ Various Locations
12:00 am
This year Rebecca’s Private Idaho is bringing you three ways to participate! Ride with us in beautiful Ketchum and Sun Valley Idaho, train with us through BaseCamp, and or compete remotely from wherever you are! Get ready to #JoinTheRusch! RPI Sun Valley – Connecting People, Purpose & Place Also known as traditional PRI, this will be the tried and true event taking place in Rebecca’s hometown.  There’s something for everyone as you saddle up and roll in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains. Registration is filling up fast ~  Secure your spot today to saddle up!  Register for RPI Sun Valley! A Gravel Experience for Everyone From the smashing climbs for experienced riders in the 4 day Queen’s Stage Race to the introduction to gravel riding in the Tater Tot 20 miler, RPI Sun Valley has something for every ride level that will be sure to reward your hard work with stunning views and hometown hospitality.
Various Locations
Sep 2 – Sep 6 all-day
Wagon Days @ Various Locations
12:00 am
All events for 2021 are still to be determined…
The Community Library
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day
Ernest Hemingway Seminar @ The Community Library
12:00 am
The 2021 Ernest Hemingway Seminar, initially scheduled for Fall 2020, will celebrate two short stories and Hemingway’s time in Africa. We’ll read “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” both published in 1936 following Ernest and Pauline’s three-month safari in 1933. Both stories can be read online by clicking their titles above, or in multiple print editions, including The Complete Short Stories: The Finca Vigía Edition. For three days we will explore these texts and the history surrounding them. In addition to a dynamic array of lectures and opportunities for discussion, we will enjoy films, good food, and fellowship, all of which make this Hemingway seminar unique. Registration for the seminar will open in Spring 2021. If you’d like to receive updates about the program, you can join the mailing list here. Contact Martha Williams, Programs and Education Manager for information: [email protected]  
Festival Meadows
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Festival Meadows
12:00 am
Get Your German on, Idaho Style at Sawtooth Brewery’s 10th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest! Join us at Sun Valley’s Festival Meadows Sept. 17 & 18 for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Visit www.KetchumOktoberfest.com for all of the details about this year’s events, including an expanded menu from the Outpost by Sawtooth Brewery! Enjoy our 4.25 acre Beer Garden with German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. We will have Pints, SiliPints, 25 oz., .5L, & 1L Glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to Oktoberfest! On tap will be: Oktoberfest! Cold Springs Pilsner Cranberry Gosé Festival HefeBarrel Aged Standhope Doppelbock Raspberry Wyder’s Hard Cider Root Beer Wine by the Glass Sawtooth Brewery Outpost will be slinging bratwurst along with other German-inspired Pub Fair with a local flair. More to come!    
Various Locations
Oct 6 – Oct 10 all-day
Trailing of the Sheep - 25th Anniversary! @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Trailing of the Sheep Festival was started in 1996 in response to the rapid loss of farms and ranches and the rapid growth in the Wood River Valley. The Festival preserves the stories and colorful history of sheep ranchers and herders, celebrates the rich cultures of the past and present and entertains and educates children, adults and families about the production of local food and fiber that sustain local economies and generations of hard-working families. Our mission is: To gather, present and preserve the history and culture of the families and individual men and women involved in Idaho sheep ranching and to honor their contributions to the development of Idaho and the West. Trailing of the Sheep has been named in the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World, Top 200 Best U.S. Festivals and the Top 100 Festivals in N. America. In 2013, USA Today named it One of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in America.  It is also the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Cultural Heritage.    
Various Locations
Oct 13 – Oct 17 all-day
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Sun Valley Jazz and Music FestivalFive days. Forty Bands. One Million Smiles  Attendees from all fifty states, every Canadian province, and several foreign countries gather each October to celebrate live performances of America’s music. The Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival was birthed out of a love and appreciation for jazz music by Tom & Barbara Hazzard and is held mid-October each year in Sun Valley, ID. Become One of the Thousands of Jazz Fans Who Have Been Delighted Since 1990! This experience of telling the story of “American” music is our passion. Amazing isn’t it? We all get to be part of this history while it’s still in the making. The names that ring through eternity—Armstrong, Ellington, Fitzgerald, Beiderbecke, Goodman, Holliday, Basie, Shaw, Miller, and so many more—have created a legacy of delight that lives on through those of us who participate in this jazz festival. The history of this music echoes the history of twentieth century America. This jazz event is held this year because of your continued support and encouragement. You tell people how much fun it is and that they need to come to Sun Valley. It continues because people have a heart to support the event and because ...
Various Locations
Feb 3 – Feb 6 all-day
Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Details still to come for 2022’s 49th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour! Exact dates to be determined / first week of February. Please contact race director Jody Zarkos at [email protected] or visit the BMT website at www.bouldermountaintour.com.
Artists' Studios
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm
Wood River Valley Studio Tour @ Artists' Studios
10:00 am
The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the 10th annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public Saturday and Sunday, August 20th & 21st, 2022. Visitors from near and far travel by car, bicycle or on foot on self-guided adventures, exploring artists’ working sanctuaries throughout the Wood River Valley. Extending from Bellevue in the south end of the valley to Ketchum in the north and all parts in between, visitors enjoy the rare experience of being in the environments where art is created while getting acquainted with the makers and gaining a close-up view of the materials and media artists employ. All events are FREE and open to the public.
Artists' Studios
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm
Wood River Valley Studio Tour @ Artists' Studios
10:00 am
The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the 11th annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public Saturday and Sunday, August 19th & 20th. Visitors from near and far travel by car, bicycle or on foot on self-guided adventures, exploring artists’ working sanctuaries throughout the Wood River Valley. Extending from Bellevue in the south end of the valley to Ketchum in the north and all parts in between, visitors enjoy the rare experience of being in the environments where art is created while getting acquainted with the makers and gaining a close-up view of the materials and media artists employ. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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