Aside from the brilliant transitioning leaves, The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is the highlight of Sun Valley’s fall season. Celebrating sheep and sheep herding traditions, Trailing of the Sheep offers a unique glimpse in to a part of Idaho’s past. Five days of dancing, music, wool classes, lamb dinners, sheep dog trials, and the famous Big Sheep Parade will tantalize the spectrum of senses.
From iconic music to herds of sheep running down Main Street, Sun Valley’s festivals are designed to delight your senses. We invite you to experience how we celebrate fall in the mountains. But be careful, you may just find it hard to leave.
Known for titles such as The Sun Also Rises and Farewell to Arms, American novelist and avid outdoorsman, Ernest Hemingway, visited Sun Valley frequently. Returning time and time again to hunt, fish, write, Hemingway established a permanent residence in the Valley before his death in 1961. Enjoy the beauty of the Wood River Valley as Hemingway once did – grab cocktail at one of his favorite local watering holes, fish the same grounds he once explored, or visit his final resting place at the Ketchum Cemetery.
While days in Ketchum can be filled with an assortment of recreational activities the nights belong to live music. Ketchum has a vibrant music scene that truly has something for everyone, from late night rock jams to summer evenings filled with orchestras and everything in between. With the warm summer breezes come the sounds of live music throughout the valley. Time honored events such as Ketch’em Alive, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and Jazz in the Park are family and picnic friendly. Along with musicians popping up on the decks, porches and parking lots of local watering holes, summer music events are looked forward to by visitors and locals while venues up and down the valley keep us on our feet all year long. The Favorites Sponsored by the City of Ketchum, Ketch’em Alive, a local favorite, takes place every Tuesday at the Forest Service Park downtown from June to August, showcasing a variety of music by local and national musicians including rock, pop, Americana, bluegrass, neo-soul and reggae. In July and August, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony presents internationally renowned artists and ensembles. Soak up some culture under the beautiful pavilion or out on the lawn where you can listen amongst the summer sunset. Sun Valley Concert …
Summers in Sun Valley, Idaho are full of events. We have your full list of 2019 summer events from music and festivals to arts & culture and outdoor races.
From local artists to recognizable 20th century masters, the accommodations in Sun Valley, Idaho have original artwork hanging in their lobbies, rooms and unexpected places. Ranging from luxurious to quaint and modern to down home, here are a few highlights that offer inspirational views inside.
Take the confusion out of the 2018 Sun Valley summer concert line-up with our playlist of the musicians coming to town!
The Community Library in Ketchum, Idaho delivers an incredible experience for such a mountain small town. Dig in to what makes this place so unique.
If you look beyond the iconic depictions of the natural beauty found surrounding Sun Valley, Idaho you’ll find a relatively undiscovered yet robust art scene with especially when it comes to modern and contemporary purveyors. With 12+ galleries located in Ketchum alone, there’s sure to be something for nearly everyone.
A sunrise over the Sawtooth Mountain range, sunsets on Silver Creek, wild rivers and even wilder horses, are all here in the Sun Valley area to inspire and entice artists to Idaho. It’s a place where artists can truly immerse themselves in a one of a kind place. The local artist in residence programs offer incredible opportunities to experience and explore a place intimately, where they can live and create on sight in an awe inspiring venue.