Magic Lantern Cinemas
Sep 13 – Oct 3 all-day
30th Annual Fall Film Festival @ Magic Lantern Cinemas | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
The 30th annual Magic Lantern Fall Film Festival, which will take place Friday, Sept. 13, through, Thursday, Sept. 26, offers a slate of music documentaries, intense dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, and a 14th century dramatic romance. “For three decades, I have found it irresistible to plan the Magic Lantern’s annual fall film festival,” said Rick Kessler, Magic Lantern Cinemas owner. “Every year these independent films are some of my favorite movies of the year, and I enjoy programming them for my audience as they take a great interest coming to this event year after year.” This year’s two-week fall festival will open Friday, Sept. 13, with “Linda Ronstadt–The Sound of My Voice.”This documentary film presents Linda Ronstadt as our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ‘80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into retirement but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever. In addition to Ronstadt, ...
Idaho BaseCamp
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Feastival @ Idaho BaseCamp | Mackay | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
  IDAHO BASECAMP PRESENTS: 11th Annual Feastival | September 20-22 Family Friendly Food and Music Event to raise funds for IDAHO BASECAMP 501c3 Feastival is dedicated to: -Building Community -Creative Expression -Education -Celebrating the Harvest -Developing a sustainable relationship with nature Feastival is a time to come together as a community and share in the abundance of life. -Live Music -Yoga -Workshops -Fishing -Camping -Bonfires -Two sit down dinners with friends, old and new…
Ketchum Town Square
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Ketchum Town Square
12:00 am
njoy our 500 square foot Beer Garden with 7 German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. $5 pints, $8 Liters all weekend! We will have Pints, SiliPints, .5L Glass Boots, 25 oz., and 1L Glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to the festival! On tap this year Oktoberfest! Cold Springs Pilsner Rebecca’s Private Idaho Queen’s Kolsch Raft On, Wit! Pettite Gose SVG Helles Lager Standhope Dopplebock Hard Cider Buck Snort Root Beer White, Rose, and Red Wine available The Outpost, by Sawtooth Brewery, will be serving food all weekend!  Come hungry! Beer Garden Games Hammerschlagen Corn Hole Giant Jenga Beer Pong Photo Booth Beer Marionette Ring Toss Stein Hoisting Competitions- Last Stein up wins a beer! On the hour, every hour! FRIDAY  |  4pm-9pm Tapping of the Firkin by Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw at 4pm 5pm- Live music from Spike Coggins SATURDAY  |  11am-9pm Finish line for the YMCA Sun Valley Half Marathon 3pm- Beer Olympics 1pm- Mark Mueller Band 3pm- Shop Dog 5:30pm- Pony Up! For the Kids on Saturday! Face Painting Photo Booth Kobe Beef Hot Dogs Beer Garden Games Beer Olympics will start at 3pm! Find your team of 4 and register at the Tap ...
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Hailey Hispanic Heritage Latinx Fest @ Hailey | Idaho | United States
9:00 am
Hailey’s diversity is celebrated with the second annual Latinx Fest, an all-day event that showcases the food, music and performing arts of Hispanic culture, taking place at Roberta McKercher Park in Hailey from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.  The multicultural and family friendly event will feature a full day of music, dance, children’s activities, plenty of tasty Mexican, Salvadoran, Peruvian and American food and a special recognition ceremony honoring the Hispanic Heroes of the Hailey community. The schedule includes special musical performances by the Mariachi Mi Terra group from 11:30-1:00 p.m. and Impacto, De Nuevo Leon from 3:00-5:00 p.m., the Crossing Bridges dance group will perform from 1:30-2:00 p.m., and Hailey’s community Hispanic Heroes will be recognized at a special ceremony from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. For details contact event organizers at or 208-309-5902.
Ketchum Farmers Market at River Run
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fall Harvest & $5 for Farmers Launch Party @ Ketchum Farmers Market at River Run | Idaho | United States
2:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest and enjoy seasonal food and fun at the Fall Harvest & $5 for Farmers Launch Party hosted by Local Food Alliance & Wood River Farmers Market! FESTIVITIES INCLUDE: • Live music by Kevin Ware • Fresh-pressed apple cider • Free food samples from market vendors • Sauerkraut making and seed saving demos • Kids’ activities • Tacos and other delicious eats • Raffle drawing at 5:30pm GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES! • Single-day ski passes • Brunch for two at the Konditorei • One-month Zenergy membership Come learn about $5 FOR FARMERS – a new multimedia campaign and pledge to increase consumer purchasing of foods produced on regional farms! ABOUT $5 FOR FARMERS If every Blaine County resident spends $5 on local food each week, it will add $5.7 million annually to our local food economy. Spending $5 for Farmers helps ensure the future of family farms in our region and nutritious locally grown food for our community. Go to for more information and to take the pledge! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! American Capital Advisory, Sun Valley Resort, Konditorei Bakery & Cafe, Zenergy Health Club, Spa and Boutique
Various Locations
Oct 9 – Oct 13 all-day
Trailing of the Sheep @ 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. Click here for the full schedule!
Quigley Canyon Fields
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
Championship Sheepdog Trials @ Quigley Canyon Fields | Hailey | Idaho | United States
8:00 pm
The National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials during the Trailing of the Sheep Festival is a must-see for all animal enthusiasts who have wondered who is in charge of the sheep and how the dogs are trained to respond to their handlers. These amazingly talented animals will bring words of astonishment from all viewers along with great photo opportunities. The United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association is the governing body of the trialing world and sanctions the Trailing of the Sheep Festival Dog Trials. The Trials will feature the West Coast’s most talented border collies paired with their top handlers. Look for teams traveling from Utah, Idaho, Montana, California, Oregon, Washington and Canada. The sheep are being loaned courtesy of Flat Top Sheep Company.  The Flat Top Sheep Co., was started in the 1920s by John Peavey’s grandfather, John Thomas, who was a U.S. senator.  John’s father, Art Peavey, was an attorney and also operated the ranch near Carey, Idaho.  Today, John, his son Tom and grandsons Cory and Jake (now the fifth generation) work together at Flat Top and run their sheep in the Pioneer Mountains above Sun Valley in the summer months. In addition out at the Trials, enjoy ...
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm
Taste & Craft @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
4:30 pm
To experience a high end tasting event with a curated group of vendors.  Enjoy quality time with educataors and celebrate quality food and beverage. TASTE & CRAFT IS A TASTING AND EDUCATION FOCUSED EVENT, CELEBRATING CRAFT-MADE PRODUCTS. Idaho’s only spirits, beer, wine and craft food tasting event.  Food and drink featured at Taste & Craft are not limited to local products and goods. We partner with the best brands in Idaho, the Pacific Northwest and all over the US. Taste & Craft is an event is for – anyone who enjoys local and regional spirits, beer, wine and food partners of the local food and beverage scene who want to network with like-minded business owners and connect to consumers who value their products Patrons who purchase tickets to Taste & Craft receive a complimentary tasting glass, the opportunity to taste from all spirits, beer, wine and craft food vendors, and a delicious local-centric appetizers spread at no additional cost.
Whiskey Jacques
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
Sheep Jam! @ Whiskey Jacques
6:00 pm
The Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for over two decades to the delight of fans and critics alike.  With their signature style and unique sound, the band is a consistently powerful and energetic player in the Americana field.  Led by charismatic singer/songwriter, guitarist and trumpeter, Billy Joe Huels, the raucous band tears through Huels’ original songs that draw inspiration from the roots of Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Honkytonk and Jazz.  Current members of The Dusty 45s also include Jerry Battista (lead guitar), Robin Cady (upright bass), Kohen Burrill (drums) and William Stover (piano).  Huels and his outfit have steadily built their fan base since 1997. The Dusty 45s have toured extensively and they backed Rock and Roll hall of famer, Wanda Jackson, multiple times. A highlight with Jackson was when they joined her opening for Adele’s ’21’ tour in 2011. The Dusty 45s have also shared the stage with many other musical greats including, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lucinda Williams, Leann Rhymes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brandi Carlisle and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. The Dusty 45s have released seven recordings.  The 2014 album, “Live and On Fire,” showcases the best of their bold ...
Ketchum Town Square
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Craft Vendors/Food by the Wood River Sustainability Center/Drinks courtesy of Warfield Distillery & Brewery and Road Bars Music by Cindy & Gary Braun from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Music, in partnership with Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival, by the Carolyn Martin Swing Band from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Downtown Ketchum
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm
Big Sheep Parade @ Downtown Ketchum
12:00 pm
Join an authentic trailing of the sheep down Ketchum’s Main Street as part of their annual migration to winter pastures.  1,500 sheep parade down Ketchum’s Main Street with sheep ranching family members and herders headed south.  The hosts of this year’s sheep for the Parade are the men and women of Faulkner Land & Livestock.  John Faulkner, a third-generation sheep rancher, first with his father and two brothers and now with his sons, Mike and Jack, has run the sheep operation since 1956.  They are assisted by Sheep Manager John Etchart.  It has been headquartered in Gooding, Idaho since 1933.  Most of Faulkner’s sheep run in the Smokey Mountains at the head of the South Fork of the Boise River, in the hills behind Featherville and Fairfield and through the Wood River Valley north into the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.  The parade includes historic sheep wagons and participants from the Folklife Fair, each identified by sign-bearing dancers from the Footlight Dance Centre. *For the safety of your pet, no dogs are permitted at the parade
Various Locations
Oct 16 – Oct 20 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 | Celebrating our 30th year! 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 ...
Swiftsure Ranch
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Blazing Pumpkins! @ Swiftsure Ranch
5:00 pm
It ought to be a smashing good time with the return of: 100 + carved pumpkin display Pumpkin carving Menacing mechanical bull Fall festival games for the kids Yummy food from local food vendors Adult beverages a MUST Live music and more!
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hailey Halloween Hoopla @ Hailey | Idaho | United States
3:00 pm
Main Street in Hailey becomes hallowed ground for trick or treaters during the annual Hailey Halloween Hoopla, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., sponsored by the Chamber – Hailey & Wood River Valley and supported by local area merchants. Hundreds of kids and families don creative costumes and parade along Main Street to collect treats from local participating businesses and compete for prizes at the Kiwanis costume contest at the Liberty Theatre.
River Run Lodge
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pray for Snow Party @ River Run Lodge
4:00 pm
Pack the Lodge and Let the Snow Fly! Celebrate the start of the 2019-20 winter season by praying for snow at the first annual “Pack the Lodge and Pray for Snow” party at the River Run Day Lodge, sponsored by 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Come dressed in your best retro onesies and 80s gear ready to rock to music. Also be excited for… Drinking Haulin’ the Fallin’ American Brown Ale, made specially for Sun Valley Resort by 10 Barrel Brewing Company Entering the raffle for awesome prizes and giveaways (Including a Challenger Season Pass!!) Bringing canned goods and non-perishable items for The Hunger Coalition and receive a raffle ticket
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. Papoose Club Christmas Bazaar – December 7 & 8 The Papoose Club Christmas Bazaar is family-friendly event that celebrates the season of giving with gift items available for purchase. Pick up that perfect locally-made organic soap for your grandmother, or a leather-wrapped mason jar for your brother. Fresh baked ...
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
12:00 am
A benefit for The Senior Connection – details to come!
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
An annual tradition featuring Santa, live holiday music, ice carving demo, free cookies & hot cocoa, and no-host outdoor bar. Festivities begin around 5:30pm 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 or call 727-5077) More details to come!
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!
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 – Ski clinic with SVSEF Gold Team members Thursday, 1/30 – Nordic Town USA Town Sprints and Opening Celebration 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
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.