Virtual
Apr 14 – Apr 18 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival - 10th Anniversary! @ Virtual
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Film Festival will host a streaming on-line event April 14-18, 2021 with original films, exclusive Q&As and virtual events. SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. In the past, Festival guests include Hollywood legends such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Geena Davis, and Oliver Stone as well as avant-garde writers and filmmakers like Stephen Gaghan and Mark and Jay Duplass. With over 4,000 yearly attendees, SVFF has become known as the Festival for Filmmakers. SVFF looks forward to being back in 2022 with in person events, panels and parties. Until then, join online, this spring, for groudbreaking films and signature spotlight events. The Sun Valley Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To support and learn more about SVFF opportunities, visit sunvalleyfilmfestival.org   ...
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.
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 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.
Various Locations
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day
Sun Valley Wine Auction @ Various Locations
12:00 am
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. Join us for a three-day virtual event showcasing an online silent auction—full of incredible experiences—and a Paddle Raise for the arts. 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
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
Welcome to Wagon Days – a magical Labor Day weekend of connection and celebration. A connection to our history and heritage and the days before motorized travel.  A celebration of the lives and livelihoods of people before us that inspired our town on a path to where we are today. Come to Main Street and see the largest non-motorized parade in the Pacific Northwest. Wheels, wagons and western cowboys combine with marching bands and Basque dancers to make this a lively, colorful event.  As the parade ends, we roll from the past into the present with live music at the Street Party on Town Square. Throughout the weekend there will be many activities for you to enjoy – pancake breakfast, a bareback riding demonstration, an arts and crafts festival and an antique fair. Listen to cowboy poets and meandering musicians wandering our streets or shop at our boutiques and art galleries.  With many free children’s activities this is a family-friendly occasion. More than just a fun weekend, this event fosters a sense of place, connects us to the past and hopefully inspires, educates and provide perspectives for the future. The highlight: THE BIG HITCH PARADE | 1pm on Saturday, September ...
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.    

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