Hailey Public Library
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:30 pm
12:00 pm
Baby Time at Hailey Public Library WEEKLY on Mondays starting October 7, 12:00-12:30 PM Babies aged 0-18 months and caregivers are invited to Baby Time, a free drop in program Mondays from 12:00-12:30 PM. The program incorporates nursery rhymes, tickling and gestures to help parents teach babies language and motor skills. A registered nurse is available on the 3rd Monday of each month. Details at www.haileypubliclibrary.org.
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From Rural to Global in Sun Valley @ Sun Valley Center for the Arts | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Our community is home to a number of new businesses that are thriving on both a local and global scale. What does this rural town offer that allows startups to dream big? What are the benefits and challenges of being situated in this area? Join moderator Christy Anna Gerber, Executive Director of Ketchum Innovation Center, and panelists Jake Peters, General Manager of DECKED, Megan Murphy Lengyel, Founder of SQN Sport, and Paul Holle, Head Brewer & CEO of Sawtooth Brewery to discuss this timely topic.
Science Pub! Saving Baldy’s Forests: Restoring an Icon of the Wood River Valley @ Sawtooth Brewery Public House | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Over the last 20 years, a myriad of insects and diseases have impacted forests throughout the Wood River Valley. Sun Valley’s premier peak, the skiers’ paradise of Bald Mountain, is one of the areas that is threatened by a growing bark beetle infestation and multiple disease outbreaks. Join the Idaho Conservation League and the U.S. Forest Service for a lively presentation about past, current and future projects to restore forest health on the iconic Bald Mountain. Josh Johnson, ICL’s conservation associate, and Zach Poff, recreation manager for the Ketchum Ranger District, will discuss the state of Baldy’s forests and new efforts to address their declining health. Come learn about forest ecology and ways that you can be involved in community initiatives to save Bald Mountain. Based on the Science Cafe model developed in Europe in the 1990s, ICL is pleased to present Science Pub as a fun way to bring educators, scientists, presenters and the public together. Come on out, grab a beer and join in on the informal discussions around scientific topics and environmental issues. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for drinks and knowledge! Image Credit: Lynn Campion
Sturtevants in Hailey
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
Ski Swap @ Sturtevants in Hailey | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
ADMISSION IS FREE | 25% of sales benefit Rotarun operations and programs Preregister your items online! Save time, and we’ll have your tickets printed and ready for you at Check-In. OCTOBER 18 – CHECK IN; 2-6PM Bring  your gear Friday, October 18 ONLY and we will help you with the process. OCTOBER 19 – SKI SWAP; 9AM-5PM Fire Sale for one hour at 4pm; all remaining items will be 50% off if approved by seller. OCTOBER 20 – CHECK OUT; 9AM-12PM No late pick-ups!
Big Wood School
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Big Wood School's Annual Pumpkin Patch @ Big Wood School | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
Pick-your-own pumpkin, mini train, bounce house, carnival games, face painting, photo booth, fall treats, and festive family fun!!
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!
Mountain Humane
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mountain Humane's Book Club @ Mountain Humane
4:00 pm
Come join us for the Humane Book Club! Enjoy tasty coffee or tea while discussing themes related to people, animals, the environment, and how to build a more compassionate world! Books will be chosen by a rotating group of guest facilitators! Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month @ 4pm Penny’s Barn located at Mountain Humane Our next read is ‘The Sense of Wonder’ by Rachel Carson; Facilitated by Mike McKenna, Executive Director, The Chamber “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”—Rachel Carson  
Hailey Public Library
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
Idaho Geology: From Pre-Cambrian to Cenozoic Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m. The Hailey Public Library will host a free talk by Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Western Washington University. Dr. Easterbrook will discuss Idaho Geology: From Pre-Cambrian to Cenozoic on Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m. More information at www.haileypubliclibrary.org.
Upper Big Wood River Grange
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:45 am
Community Food Connections: Summer Economic Success Stories & Next Steps @ Upper Big Wood River Grange | Hailey | Idaho | United States
9:00 am
Blaine County Food Council invites community food leaders and members of the public to attend the first in a series of FREE networking events. Community Food Connections: Summer Economic Success Stories & Next Steps takes place on Thursday, October 24, at the Upper Big Wood River Grange, 609 S. 3rd Avenue, Hailey ID 83333. Guest speakers Peter Atkinson of Atkinsons’ Market, Sherry Kraay of Kraay’s Market & Garden, and Katie Zubia of Wood River Farmers Market will provide updates on progress and challenges at three key local food access points. On October 24, please join us at 9:00 a.m. to network and connect over coffee and local snacks. At 9:30 a.m., our speakers will share updates and answer questions. Around 10:20 a.m., we’ll discuss the new $5 for Farmers local food marketing campaign and pledge, and brainstorm for future event topics. To register for the October 24 event, go to: http://communityfoodconnectionoct2019.eventbrite.com/
Howard Preserve
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bellevue Haunted Forest @ Howard Preserve | Bellevue | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
See one of Bellevue’s best parks, the Howard Preserve, transformed into the Bellevue Haunted Forest, for two nights only. PHOTO: Sara Burns.
Main Street, Ketchum
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Nightmare on Main Street @ Main Street, Ketchum | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
8:00 pm
Join us for the annual festivities featuring DJ Loco and. new this year, DJ Doc Rock and his amazing Laser light show. Be sure to be seen on Main Street between 8 and 10 p.m. for a chance to be entered into the always entertaining Costume contest. Great prizes to be awarded in the following categories: Scariest, Sexiest, Creative, Group and Best overall.
Howard Preserve
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bellevue Haunted Forest @ Howard Preserve | Bellevue | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
See one of Bellevue’s best parks, the Howard Preserve, transformed into the Bellevue Haunted Forest, for two nights only. PHOTO: Sara Burns.
Sun Valley Inn's Limelight Ballroom
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:45 pm
8th Annual Economic Summit @ Sun Valley Inn's Limelight Ballroom
8:00 am
“Bridging the Gaps in Resort Community: Building an Economy for the 99%.” Announcing: Keynote Address and Professional Facilitation by Lowell Apelbaum, Founder and CEO of Vista Cova. We will use Lowell’s philosophy and facilitation skills to develop methods and solutions to bridge the gaps in Blaine County’s: income housing access to health care access to education and more For a lead-in watch this TED talk from Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani. Our favorite parts: ‘the new way of business is about communities’ (echos last year’s theme) and ‘business is in the best position to address income inequality’ (ties into this year’s theme)
Limelight Hotel, Ketchum
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Camp Rainbow Gold Open House @ Limelight Hotel, Ketchum | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
4:00 pm
Please join Camp Rainbow Gold at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum as we share our vision for the future of Camp Rainbow Gold and the master plan for our new property “Hidden Paradise”. Based on the hard reality of new childhood cancer diagnoses every day and an increase in demand for our programs, Camp Rainbow Gold has always considered how we can best serve Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer and their families. That’s why we’re building Idaho’s first medical camp, a welcoming space designed specifically for guests with medical needs to securely connect with nature and each other. Like many medical organizations in Idaho, Camp Rainbow Gold programs have faced challenges such as capacity, accessibility and accommodations for medical needs. Having a medical camp presents an enormous opportunity for Camp Rainbow Gold, and other Idaho nonprofits with like-missions, to collaborate and serve a growing need in one of the most beautiful and therapeutic places on earth. We’re excited for this vision to take shape and we’re excited to share it with you.
Mountain Humane
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mountain Humane Book Club with Julie Weston @ Mountain Humane | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Mountain Humane Book Club with Julie Weston! “Moonscape” Join us for our next book club meeting with guest facilitator Julie Weston! Tuesday, October 29 5pm – 6:30pm Set in Craters of the Moon, Idaho, “Moonscape” is part of the Nellie Burns and the Moonshine Mystery Series. This is a free event! Refreshments will be served
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.
Wood River Community YMCA
Nov 2 all-day
Welcome Day @ Wood River Community YMCA | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Family activities, Food & Prizes, 10am-2pm Free all day, 7am-6pm
The Community Library
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am
Visit Sun Valley Community Meeting @ The Community Library
10:30 am
The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend Visit Sun Valley’s second biannual meeting of 2019. We’ll have summer season results, winter season teasers and everything in-between! We have a lot of projects we’re working on and always appreciate sharing the details with you! While RSVPs are not required, they’re certainly are appreciated as we provide coffee and treats.
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm
SVSEF Wild Game Dinner @ Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) will host its 43rd​​annual Wild Game Dinner and fundraiser on November 15, 2019 in the Limelight Room of the Sun Valley Inn. A time-honored tradition since 1966, the event that began as a way for ski team families to celebrate the start of the ski season holds true to its roots today. The dinner is an opportunity for families and friends to reconnect, and to take a moment to reflect on the value and heritage that snow sports hold in this community. Proceeds from the event support local SVSEF athletes and enable any child wishing to participate in snowsports to do so. SVSEF subsidizes 40% of program costs, and, thanks to generous donors, is able to provide over $300,000 in need and merit-based financial aid to qualified athletes. The western-themed evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with Warfield Distillery & Brewery signature cocktails, Schuss Golden Ale (brewed by SVSEF and Warfield) and silent auction bidding, followed by dinner and a paddle up auction. Guests will enjoy a full meal prepared by Sun Valley Resort, followed by dancing to tunes provided by DJ SweetPea. Seating is limited, with 400 tickets available at $150 each through ...
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
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Native Plant Society Potluck Meeting @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
Like native plants? Join our group of like-minded hikers, gardeners, photographers, herbalists, professional botanists, outdoor enthusiasts and miscellaneous plant admirers at a potluck sponsored by the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS). The dinner and meeting will be held in the basement of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey, on the corner of Bullion and 2nd Streets. Enter the church basement from Bullion Street. The program for the evening will consist of a slideshow from our 2019 field trips and the election of chapter officers to serve in 2020. Only members of the Society will be allowed to vote in these elections, but absolutely everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. Ideas for 2020 field trips and lectures will be discussed. Guests are asked to bring a supper dish to share, and to bring their own reusable plate, glass and fork from home. The Chapter will provide beverages (plus dishware in case you forget to bring your own). The Idaho Native Plant Society is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in native plants and plant communities, and collecting and sharing information on all phases of the botany of native plants in Idaho. We seek ...
Mountain Humane
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mountain Humane's Book Club @ Mountain Humane
4:00 pm
Come join us for the Humane Book Club! Enjoy tasty coffee or tea while discussing themes related to people, animals, the environment, and how to build a more compassionate world! Books will be chosen by a rotating group of guest facilitators! Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month @ 4pm Penny’s Barn located at Mountain Humane Our next read is ‘The Sense of Wonder’ by Rachel Carson; Facilitated by Mike McKenna, Executive Director, The Chamber “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”—Rachel Carson  
Sturtevant's
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
Turkey Trot @ Sturtevant's | Hailey | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
One of the most popular holiday traditions in the Wood River Valley is the 16th annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28.  The 5K Fun Run and Walk, sponsored by The Chamber – Hailey & Wood River Valley, is a great community event and is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Nearly 600 folks are expected to enjoy trotting on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Hailey, along the Big Wood River and through the Wood River Land Trust’s beautiful Draper Wood River Preserve. The Turkey Trot starts at 10:00am at Sturtevant’s in Hailey, located at 1 West Carbonate.  As Chamber Executive Director Mike McKenna notes, “It’s the perfect way to burn off some calories with your friends and neighbors before the big feast. We invite you to come out and join us.” All participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register online through 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 27 at www.haileyidaho.com. Registration can also be done in person at The Chamber, in Visitor Center at 781 South Main St in Hailey. You can register through Tuesday, November 26th between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, November 27 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration fees are $15 per ...
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 ...
The Mint
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ugly Xmas Sweater Making Party! @ The Mint
7:00 pm
Ugly Xmas Sweater Making Party! Bring your sweater, we’ll have all the embellishments and tools to make it one-of-a-kind.
Limelight Lounge
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
12:00 am
A benefit for The Senior Connection – details to come!
Hemingway School
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day
12:00 am
The Papoose Club annual Holiday Bazaar is typically held on the first full weekend of December at the Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. The Holiday Bazaar is a juried arts show that features wonderful hand-made gifts from more than 50 artists from across the Intermountain West. ​Wood River Valley’s top market for buying gifts for friends and family: sweets, ceramics, handblown glass, clothing, jewelry, handbags, birdhouses, decorative objects, textiles, and more. The Papoose Club volunteers offer delicious hot soup in the Soup Café and sell home baked holiday cookies by the dozen. The Holiday Bazaar Raffle has become famous for its unique a la carte offering of wide array of raffle items and local business services. Santa Claus also comes to the Holiday Bazaar to visit with children on Sunday.  Vendors: Check back in September for the 2019 application. Contact bazaar@papooseclub.org with questions.
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 participate@ketchumidaho.org or call 727-5077) More details to come!