Bald Mountain
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
Outerbike @ Bald Mountain
12:00 am
Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Sun Valley to provide a summer solstice 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. Your registration fee buys you access to the all the bikes, lunches, beer, prizes, and entrance to our evening party, not to mention a 3 day lift pass! 3 passes to choose from:   Full Demo: The whole shebang! 3 days of bike demos, 3 delicious lunches, shuttled rides, access to all of the Sun Valley Mountain Resort lifts & trails, prizes & contests, parties, and beer for 2 evenings at the event! BYOB: NO bike demos with this pass. If you are certain there is no better bike than the one you own and you feel guilty even thinking about riding ...
Various Locations
Jun 28 – Jul 1 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.
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day
Hailey Days of the Old West
12:00 am
Hailey, Idaho offers up perhaps the most quintessential hometown 4th of July celebration in the west. There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages: Pancakes breakfasts, kids’ carnival, antique fairs, rodeos, THE parade and of course, fireworks!
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day
Ballet Sun Valley @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
San Francisco Ballet will bring 38 Company dancers from 13 countries to perform two completely different programs in the iconic Sun Valley Pavilion. Program A on July 5 presents an evening of mixed repertory work and pas de deux. Program B on July 7 features three ballets from the 2018 Unbound Festival of New Works. The conductor of the Festival orchestra will be Maestro Martin West, acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost ballet conductors.
Festival Meadows
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows
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.
Various Locations
Jul 18 – Jul 20 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 20 – Jul 23 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.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day
Sun Valley Forum @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
The groundbreaking annual event of the Sun Valley Institute, the annual Sun Valley Forum was first convened in 2015 to accelerate the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure— resilient— economies and communities. In a time of great environmental, political, and economic change, resilience is vital. Each year the Forum gathers 250+ national and international leaders and innovators from investment, policy, business, nonprofits, sports and entertainment and academia, as well as local leaders, visitors, and residents, to share strategies, broaden thinking, and ignite new partnerships at this transformational event with a goal of building greater resilience. The Forum showcases successful approaches to building sustainable development, the low carbon economy, and resilience with a particular focus on investment, communication and public engagement. Nestled in the beautiful Wood River Valley and surrounded by five mountain ranges, participants will learn and be inspired while connecting on nature trails, by the river and around the dining table.
Various Locations
Jul 26 – Jul 27 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. Photo: Jim Peterson
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 29 – Aug 22 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. 2019 Summer Concert Series: July 29 – August 22
Atkinson Park
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
12:00 am
This summer we celebrate the 51st edition of the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Join us in beautiful Atkinson Park in downtown Ketchum as we welcome 130 professional artists and craftspeople to the Wood River Valley. This festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts and crafts show that is completely free and open to the public. This event typically has food trucks, artist demonstrations, music and a kids’ activity area. The rigourous jury process used to select artists and craftspeople to exhibit their work ensures the residents and visitors to the show will see truly exceptional work in all different categories. According to the Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook, the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival in 2018 ranked #4 in the country for Fine Crafts sales and #20 in the country for Fine Arts sales. Plan your visit to Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey and the Wood River Valley to conincide with the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Fesitval to see for yourself what makes this such a special event!
Artists' Studios
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm
Wood River Valley Studio Tour @ Artists' Studios
10:00 am
The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the sixth annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public Saturday and Sunday, August 17th – 18th.  Visitors from near and far travel by car, bicycle or on foot on self-guided adventures, exploring artists’ working sanctuaries throughout the Wood River Valley. Extending from Bellevue in the south end of the valley to Ketchum in the north and all parts in between, visitors enjoy the rare experience of being in the environments where art is created while getting acquainted with the makers and gaining a close-up view of the materials and media artists employ. All events are FREE & open to the public.
Various Locations
Aug 29 – Sep 1 all-day
Rebecca's Private Idaho @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Rebecca’s Private Idaho is your ticket to the wild, rugged Idaho that few people know. Ride 100 miles with mountain bike endurance champion Rebecca Rusch on grueling gravel roads, through canyons, over summits, and across high mountain basins. When you’re done, expect a healthy dose of western hospitality and the good feeling that comes from supporting charities like the Wood River Bike Coalition, People for Bikes, and World Bicycle Relief.
Various Locations
Aug 30 – Sep 2 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, August ...
Ketchum Town Square
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Ketchum Town Square
12:00 am
All Weekend:OKTOBERFEST! at Ketchum Town Square Free Photo Booth Beer Garden Games- Hammerschlagen, Beer Pong, Cornhole, Giant Jenga Chicken Bingo Hourly Masskrugstemmen Contests- Stein Hoisting FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Beer Garden open 4pm-10pm! 4pm- Tapping of the Firkin and Opening of Oktoberfest! Live Music! 5pm-TBD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Sun Valley 1/2 Marathon Finishing at Town Square! Race starts at 9am at the Wood River YMCA Beer Garden open 11am-10pm 3pm- Beer Olympics- Registration is open! Live Music! 1pm- TBD 5:30 pm- TBD
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 ...
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
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.