River Run Lodge
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Après for Snow Party @ River Run Lodge
5:00 pm
Brush off that old-school gear and come dressed-to-impress as ski legends of the past, from Warren Miller to Glen Plake, during our 2nd annual “Après for Snow Party!” Awards will be given for different costume categories, and we will be crowning the first-ever King and Queen of Snow. DRINK SPECIALS • PHOTO BOOTH • LIVE MUSIC • PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS • DANCING • COSTUME CONTESTS • SKI PASS RAFFLE • AND MORE! One raffle tickets will be given for every five non-perishable items donated to The Hunger Coalition.
Various Locations
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Holidays in Sun Valley @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Imagine yourself enjoying a savory cup of hot cocoa under the stars after an evening of night skiing on Sun Valley’s Dollar Mountain, or strolling the snow-covered streets of Ketchum and Sun Valley, underneath the twinkle of holiday lights, as the sound of carolers filters through the air. The holidays in Sun Valley are magical, and these are just a few of the festive moments that await this holiday season. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled your 2019 guide of must-see events and happenings from Christmas festivities to rock-the-house New Year’s shenanigans! Hailey Holiday Tree Lighting – December TBD Join with family, friends and neighbors to flip the switch and start the holiday season. Gather at the Old County Courthouse at the corner of Croy and 1st Street in Hailey on Saturday, December TBD from 4:30pm to 6:30pm to see the Hailey holiday tree aglow for the first time this winter. Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony – December 4 Pull on your winter boots and down coat for the Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square. Santa will be on hand for pictures and to spread the holiday cheer, and hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes will be served. The ...
Ketchum Town Square
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm
Ketchum Tree Lighting @ Ketchum Town Square | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
4:30 pm
Meet at 4:30pm on December 4 for our Holiday Lighting ceremony. Santa arrives at 5:00pm on his early season vehicle (fire truck) and there will be cookies, candy canes, hot cocoa and the Caritas Corale Carolers for all to enjoy! Even though he’ll be there in person, don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa – his mailbox will be set up in the square until Christmas Eve.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
Storm Large's Holiday Ordeal @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
8:00 pm
What better way to spend a holiday than with Storm Large? Storm will love you, leave you, delight you and abuse you with wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. “Holiday Ordeal” is a night of music, gags, gifts and songs ranging from “Hallelujah,” to “Sock it to Me, Santa,” and the greatest holiday song never written for the holidays, “Somebody to Love.” This show is recommended for adults with a wicked sense of humor and tolerance for strong language; it may best be described as “not your mom’s idea of a holiday show.”
Limelight Lounge
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
Festival of Trees @ Limelight Lounge | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Preview Evening Friday Dec. 6th | 5-7 PM | Free Admission | Limelight Hotel Join us at the Limelight Hotel in downtown Ketchum, for an evening of viewing the trees set for auction on Saturday night’s “Night of Lights”. All are welcome and the admission is free! Children’s Fun Day Saturday Dec. 7th | 10 AM – 2 PM | Limelight Hotel Bring the whole family to enjoy the trees and family friendly activities. Admission is free and open to the public. Night of Lights Saturday Dec. 7th | 6 – 8 PM | Limelight Hotel THE AUCTIONING OF THE TREES Tickets are now available to attend the Night of Lights, the auctioning of the trees. Your attendance supports the Senior Connection and the seniors they serve. Come and bid on the perfect fully decorated tree to take home this holiday season. Purchase Tickets Online Here Want to purchase your tickets over the phone? Call Jovita, with the Senior Connection at (208)959-1868. 
Sun Valley Village
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sun Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Sun Valley Village | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony in the Sun Valley Village. Featuring Santa, live holiday music, ice carving demo, free cookies & hot cocoa, and a no-host outdoor bar. Festivities begin around 5:30 pm with Tree Lighting to follow.
Ketchum Town Square
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Solstice Social @ Ketchum Town Square
6:00 pm
Celebrate the solstice & our dark skies (telescope included!)! Music by TBD Free burritos & quesadillas by KB’s Free cookies & hot chocolate by Hailey Coffee Company Speakers Kid activities 2 Planetarium shows at City Hall (3:30 and 4:30 – reservations necessary, planetarium seats 22 – email participate@ketchumidaho.org or call 727-5077) More details to come!
8th Annual Ugly Sweater Party @ Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:30 pm
Dress to impress in your winter worst at the ugliest party in town! We’ve been keeping it classy since 2011 with the annual ugly sweater party. So charge your batteries, straighten your shoulder pads, and raid your elementary school teacher’s closet for the ugliest sweater you can find (or your own if you are a school teacher!) Party on to live music starting at 6:30pm, drink an Out Cold Winter Ale or a Spin Drift Barley Wine for courage tomorrow and don’t worry about a cover. So turn the Yule Log channel off, record the Hallmark movie you’ll miss, bring your own mistletoe, and celebrate the start of winter break with Secuestrado, Haywire Hopefuls, Shopdog, and a Sophia Vandenberg keeping the party going! Cheers!!!!
Sun Valley Ice Rink
Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve Celebration @ Sun Valley Ice Rink
3:00 pm
Christmas Eve Celebration | Skating in a Winter Wonderland Ice Show, Dollar Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Gates open @ 3:00 pm, Show starts at 5:30 pm The ice show will highlight modern renditions of classic holiday music. Group numbers will be performed by the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club and visiting holiday guests. The traditional appearances by the Sun Valley Carolers and Santa Claus are on the schedule, followed by the Dollar torchlight parade and fireworks. Ice show seating available in the bleachers (some will be reserved for hotel guests and visitors who are less mobile) and on the Lodge Terrace. Stick around for the Dollar Torchlight Parade that will immediately follow the Ice Show. Free hot cocoa & cookies will be served. 5:30 pm | Carolers and ‘Skating in a Winter Wonderland’ ice show, followed by the torchlight parade down Dollar Mountain, fireworks, and a visit by Santa!
Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rotarun New Year's Eve Celebration
5:30 pm
Join us for skiing and riding on New Year’s Eve! Free and open to the public, the event is family-friendly and a great way to welcome in the New Year. KB’s food truck will be on site! Make some turns, hang out by the bonfire, and celebrate with friends.
2019 New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash: A Benefit for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts @ River Run Lodge
9:00 pm
Ring in 2020 with fellow supporters of the arts at the New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash, an annual highlight of the Wood River Valley’s holiday season and by far the hottest New Year’s Eve ticket in town. This perennially sold-out event benefits the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and is presented by Sun Valley Company in collaboration with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Junior Patrons’ Circle, in benefit of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. All proceeds from ticket sales will support the programming and mission of The Center. Dance the night away at River Run Lodge at one of the Valley’s most anticipated winter events. Come dressed in your most colorful, festive attire! Party goers will gather at Sun Valley’s iconic River Run Lodge to enjoy complimentary bubbles from 9-10pm as well as a midnight toast, compliments of event sponsor Domaine Ste. Michelle. Attendees can snap a memory in the customized Bubbly Bash photo booth in our boozie Lounge thanks to our Premium Cocktail Sponsor boozie! Tickets ON SALE to Center MEMBERS FIRST: Fri, Nov 1, 10am Tickets ON SALE to the nonmembers/general public: November 15, 10am
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour and Sun Valley Nordic Festival welcome you to NordicTown USA in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. Independent groups, organizations and individuals such as the Blaine County Recreation District, Galena Lodge, Sun Valley Nordic Center, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Vamps, local businesses and a host of generous dedicated individuals have come together to give you the best cross country experience on the planet. Come to Sun Valley, Idaho and enjoy everything NordicTownUSA has to offer. 2020 Schedule Wednesday, 1/29 – Nordic Town USA Town Sprints and Opening Celebration, Thursday 1/30 –  Ski clinic with SVSEF Gold Team members, Friday, 1/31 – BMT Expo and Race Bag Pickup Saturday, 2/1 – 47th annual Boulder Mountain Tour/Awards Party Sunday, 2/2 – Demo Days at Sun Valley Resort Wednesday, 2/12 – BMT Volunteer Party SV Nordic Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour Schedule of Events Saturday, January 25 Galena & the Trails Winter Benefit 5:30 p.m. Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn The Galena and Trails Winter Benefit brings friends together to celebrate the importance of our local treasure. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the community’s efforts to “Save Galena Lodge” from being torn down. This year’s benefit ...
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
7:00 pm
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival. World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe. Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
7:00 pm
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival. World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe. Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
7:00 pm
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival. World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe. Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
7:00 pm
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival. World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe. Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 27 – Feb 29 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival Winter Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
For community members who live in Sun Valley year-round, and those who flock to the recreational opportunities the area provides in the winter, the Sun Valley Music Festival aims to provide an uncommonly rich concert experience. The Winter Concert Series will feature familiar and unfamiliar musical pieces in a refreshingly new environment, exploiting a wide range of acoustic possibilities and encouraging concertgoers to interact and engage with musicians in fresh ways. By up-ending the traditional structure of an orchestral performance, the concerts aim to reinvent what it means to enjoy music together. Stay tuned for details later in 2019. “Our goal is to create an event unlike any other our concertgoers have attended—a shared experience that breaks down the walls between musicians and audience, and re-defines the ways in which classical music can enhance our lives. It won’t feel familiar in every way… but it will be very Sun Valley.” —Alasdair Neale, Music Director I’m speechless.  On the drive home, I was racking my brain for an adequate adjective for this evening’s performance and I’m at a total loss.  Kudos to everyone for one of the most amazing nights of music in my life. —Patron, Winter Festival 2019
Various Locations
Mar 18 – Mar 22 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Film Festival brings together over 3,500 festival goers for five unforgettable days where industry insiders and movie lovers alike gather to celebrate the art of filmmaking in a majestic setting. A combination of cutting-edge content and unprecedented access in Sun Valley’s cinematic setting makes SVFF a “can’t miss” in this year’s lineup of destination festivals.
Dollar Mountain
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm
Cold Bowl Pond Skim @ Dollar Mountain
12:00 pm
To celebrate closing weekend on Dollar Mountain, join us for the annual Cold Bowl Pond Skim at Dollar LIVE! We will have an outdoor BBQ, live music, prizes for participants and special giveaways. Register at Dollar Mountain starting at 9am, the events will kick off at 12pm!
Ketchum Town Square
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sun Valley Brewfest @ Ketchum Town Square
12:00 pm
Don’t miss the chance to sample some of the finest craft beer in the Northwest right here in beautiful Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. Your admission price is a donation to the Ketchum/SV Rotary Club and will get you unlimited beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to the first 1,200 people.
Bald Mountain
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
Outerbike @ Bald Mountain
12:00 am
Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Sun Valley to provide a second Outerbike in one of the bucket list locations of mountain biking. With over 400 miles of singletrack spread throughout the valley, the mountain biking is some of the best—and most scenic—in the country. Bald Mountain now boasts America’s longest purpose-built downhill and 3,100 feet of thrilling lift-accessed trails (including two new downhill rides!). For a milder experience, riders can head to the White Clouds trail network or take the leafy Wood River Trail, to any number of mixed ability trails in the Adams Gulch area. Returning in 2020! Details to come!
Various Locations
Jun 26 – Jun 29 all-day
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference @ Various Locations
12:00 am
​For over two decades the renowned Sun Valley Wellness Festival and Conference has inspired thousands of people to live healthier lives, and features some of the world’s foremost wellness speakers. The four-day conference features top wellness experts with more than 30 presentations and workshops addressing diverse aspects of body, mind, spirit, and environmental wellness. The festival also offers movement classes, a Wellness Experience Hall, music, and more. _______________________________________________________ The Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference (SVWFC), widely recognized as the longest-running wellness festival in the world, announces a move to downtown Ketchum for its 2020 event, taking place June 26-29.  SVWFC will utilize the Argyros Performing Arts Center, the Limelight Hotel, Forest Service Park and Washington Avenue and envisions the use of these adjoining locations as the SVWFC Wellness Path. SVWFC Board President Andria Friesen said, “This exciting move is being made to take advantage of the extraordinary new facilities in Ketchum and to accommodate the space needs of the expanding event. While we immensely enjoyed our past two years at The Community School, change is continuing as our well-received programming and new June event date have created the need for a larger footprint. The Argyros Performing Art Center, the Limelight Hotel, ...
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 an exciting rodeo, a fun and unique parade on Main Street with colorful entries, plenty of horses and a Road Apple Roulette, antique market, pancake breakfast, live music and theatre, a spectacular fireworks display and the popular, family-friendly Wood River Land Trust RiverFest.  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. Hailey Days of the Old West Rodeo: Rodeo is a proud tradition in the West and in Hailey the Sawtooth Rangers have held an exciting professional rodeo, featuring some of the best riders and stock in the country, over the 4th of July every year since 1947.  This year’s rodeo is ...
Festival Meadows
Jul 10 – Jul 12 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! We have Great Food and Live Music The Festival provides a Kid’s Activity Tent that offers free and fun childcare Over 100 Arts and Crafts from Idaho Artists The neighboring Catholic Church has graciously allowed use of their parking lot for our event when they do not need it for Church functions.  
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day
Ballet Sun Valley @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
Ballet Sun Valley is a non-profit organization that was formed to bring the world’s most celebrated ballet companies and dancers to the Sun Valley area. Our mission is to ensure that international ballet becomes an annual addition to the rich cultural offerings of this special community. Ballet Sun Valley returns July 13 & 14, 2020 – details to come!
Various Locations
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day
Sun Valley Wine Auction @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings while enjoying spectacular wines paired with food from world-class chefs. Delight in exclusive Vintner Dinners, an unforgettable Auction Gala and a lively Wine Tasting and Vine & Dine.
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day
Sun Valley Writers' Conference @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
For four days, SVWC writers and readers laugh and learn, hike and talk, and stretch the limits of their imagination. The days are filled with books, ideas, stimulation and fun. Extraordinary writers and thinkers talk with an engaged audience about their work, the world, and discuss why literature matters. The SVWC anniversary video celebrates our last 25 years of looking at the world through a literary lens. Enjoy viewing a slice of our history!
Various Locations
Jul 23 – Jul 25 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 26 – Aug 20 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
With free year-round music education programs complimenting free-admission concerts, the Sun Valley Music Festival has claimed a place of world-class status in the North American classical music scene. What really sets the Sun Valley Music Festival apart is the audience’s affectionate rapport with the musicians, nurtured by Music Director Alasdair Neale, and felt by every artist who performs with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. 2020 Summer Concert Series: July 26-August 20