Various Locations
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day
26th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival @ Various Locations
12:00 am
“SHEEP HEADLINE IDAHO’S ICONIC TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL Unique Cultural Festival Celebrates Sheep, Land, People and Stories  Sheep have been trailing through the Wood River Valley of Idaho for well over a century and are an integral part of Idaho’s heritage. The iconic Trailing of the Sheep Festival, October 5 – 9, 2022,  celebrates the sheep, herders, history, and food, of this unique cultural tradition, with the event recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World” by msn.com. Each fall, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival honors the 150+ year annual tradition of moving sheep (‘trailing’) from high mountain summer pastures down through the Valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas in the south. This annual migration is living history and the focus of a unique and authentic Festival that celebrates the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of Idaho’s sheep ranching families, highlighting the principal contributors – the Basques, Scottish and Peruvians. The five-day Festival includes nonstop activities in multiple venues – history, folk arts, a Sheep Folklife Fair, lamb culinary offerings, a Wool Festival with classes and workshops, music, dance, storytelling, championship Sheepdog Trials and, the always entertaining, Big Sheep Parade with 1,500 ...
Hailey Park and Ride lot
Oct 15 all-day
Malm Gulch hike with Idaho Native Plant Society @ Hailey Park and Ride lot
12:00 am
That’s One Big Tree! Each year we have featured a mega-size tree for this fall hike. In a quirky twist, we are going to feature a whole petrified forest this year. We will drive to Malm Gulch (near Challis) for a real adventure. Malm Gulch was much different 50 million years ago. It was a sequoia forest with a carpet of ferns underfoot. Today, petrified stumps of those redwoods still stand in a beautiful desert landscape with some verrrrry interesting plant species. Medium Difficulty rated hike for the uneven footing, around 3 miles in length. Vehicles should have high clearance to get to the trail head (my Subaru Outback made it most of the way). Meet at HP&R to leave by 8:00 am (please arrive by 7:45). We can carpool from there and collapse down to less vehicles at the highway turnoff. This will take all day, and it will be worth it. If you are interested in camping afterwards with us at Challis Hot Springs, call 208-879-4442 for a reservation.
Adams Gulch Trailhead
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Forbidden Fruit - WRTC Volunteer Work Party @ Adams Gulch Trailhead
9:00 am
Where: Adams Gulch Trailhead (43,704688, -114.389465) When: Saturday, October 15th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (lunch to follow) Difficulty: Moderate – 2 mile relatively flat bike-in from trailhead Project Description: TBD What to bring/wear: Closed toe/ankle supporting shoes and pants will be required. We recommend bringing your own eye protection/sunglasses, work gloves and sunscreen. A small pack is nice to have for water, layers and a snack. What we will provide: Tools, required PPE available for use: eye protection, gloves, hard hats (bike helmets are not an appropriate substitute). Tools and hard hats will be provided to you at bottom of Forbidden Fruit. RSVP: Yes please! Sign up below! There WILL BE A CAP for this event. So sign up soon! woodrivertrailscoalition.org/events/forbiddenfruit-october Directions: From Ketchum, drive north on Highway 75 for 1.5 miles. Turn left at Adams Gulch Road. Follow this road .75 miles to the trailhead, turning right after crossing the bridge, then turning left at the next intersection.
National Public Lands Day - WRTC Volunteer Work Party @ TBD
9:00 am
Where: TBD When: National Public Lands Day! Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (lunch to follow) Difficulty: TBD Project Description: TBD What to bring/wear: Closed toe/ankle supporting shoes and pants will be required. We recommend bringing your own eye protection/sunglasses, work gloves and sunscreen. A small pack is nice to have for water, layers and a snack. What we will provide: Tools, required PPE available for use: hard hats, eye protection, gloves etc. RSVP: Yes please! Register HERE
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dark Sky Dinners @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
5:30 pm
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022; Friday, December 21, 2022; Saturday, January 21, 2023; Monday, February 20, 2023.  Doors open at 5:30pm Where: Sawtooth Botanical Garden | 9 Gimlet Road | 4 miles south of Ketchum (Located at the southern gateway to the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve!)
River Run Lodge
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bald Mountain Opening Day Winter 2022 - 2023 @ River Run Lodge | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
9:00 am
Join us at River Run as we kick off the season with Sunny the Bear, a DJ spinning the tunes, hot cocoa, ceremonial toasts, and more. Get there early- we have surprises in store for guests and for the first chair on the River Run chairlift and the gondola. Dollar Mountain opening date is TBD. CLICK HERE to view  season pass options for the upcoming season. For the latest conditions, weather, hours of operation, and lift statuses, check out the Mountain Report or call (800) 635-4150.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dark Sky Dinners @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
5:30 pm
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022; Friday, December 21, 2022; Saturday, January 21, 2023; Monday, February 20, 2023.  Doors open at 5:30pm Where: Sawtooth Botanical Garden | 9 Gimlet Road | 4 miles south of Ketchum (Located at the southern gateway to the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve!)
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dark Sky Dinners @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
5:30 pm
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022; Friday, December 21, 2022; Saturday, January 21, 2023; Monday, February 20, 2023.  Doors open at 5:30pm Where: Sawtooth Botanical Garden | 9 Gimlet Road | 4 miles south of Ketchum (Located at the southern gateway to the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve!)
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dark Sky Dinners @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
5:30 pm
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022; Friday, December 21, 2022; Saturday, January 21, 2023; Monday, February 20, 2023.  Doors open at 5:30pm Where: Sawtooth Botanical Garden | 9 Gimlet Road | 4 miles south of Ketchum (Located at the southern gateway to the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve!)
Bald Mountain
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day
24th Annual Janss Pro-Am Classic @ Bald Mountain
12:00 am
The ‘greatest party on snow’ will return yet again in its 24th iteration for 2023! As details unfold, they will be posted at www.svsef.org/events/24th-annual-janss-pro-am-classic/ The Janss Pro-Am Classic is held in memory of Mr. Bill Janss. A true renaissance man, Janss embodied the best qualities of the American spirit. He was dynamic, intelligent, fearless and kind, and had the vision and strength of character to boldly take Sun Valley Resort to the next level after purchasing it in 1964. Named to the 1940 Olympic Alpine Team, Janss remained a lifetime enthusiast and supporter of skiing and ski racing until his death in 1996. Because of Bill – his attributes, ethos and commitment to our community – the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is proud to host the Janss Pro-Am Classic in his honor.
Festival Meadows
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Ketchum Arts Festival is an annual celebration of Idaho art in the shadow of Sun Valley’s Baldy Mountain. Take a breather from your busy summer schedule and spend some time sampling great food and beer, and perusing the creative output of more than 100 Idaho artists. The kiddos will enjoy free activities in a special area while the folks can shop. Even Fido can visit with her friends (from the safety of a leash). Festival Meadow is easily accessed from the Bitterroot stop of the free Mountain Rides Blue Route bus or with a short stroll from Ketchum or Sun Valley on the bike path. More information can be found at www.ketchumartsfestival.com or Facebook/KetchumArtsFestival. Free admission. More info: www.ketchumartsfestival.com
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 30 – Aug 24 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
Thank you for an amazing 2022 season! Save the dates for summer 2023: July 30 – August 24.   About Sun Valley Music Festival The Sun Valley Music Festival’s mission is to enrich, inspire, and instill in our community a lifelong love of classical music through extraordinary, free concerts and education programs. Festival programs provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to listen, learn, and play. Now in its 37th year, it is the largest privately supported, free-admission orchestra in the United States. Over 100 world-class musicians from North America’s most distinguished orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Houston Symphony, comprise the Festival Orchestra. Summer Season concerts are held in July and August at the spectacular R.E. Holding Sun Valley Pavilion, in the mountain-resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Internationally renowned guest artists such as Gautier Capuçon, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Kristin Chenoweth, Seraphic Fire, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet have performed with the Festival. The Festival strives to introduce every Wood River Valley student to the joys of classical music, to inspire the next generation of music lovers. Its year-round and summer Music Institute programs provide tuition-free instruction for string, ...

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