Sun Valley Summer Travel Resources

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Taking the road less traveled is more of an attitude than a place. Sure, you’ll encounter plenty of hidden gems along the way—like a serene hiking trail or a rooftop bar—but you’ll also open up a world of freedom, inspiration and untapped possibilities. Whether you choose to take the unbeaten path or let the path choose you, we’ll be here when you’re ready.  

Events

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.    
Various Locations
Oct 13 – Oct 17 all-day
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival - CANCELLED @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Due to these increasing health concerns, the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival will not take place next month. The Festival will be held October 12-16, 2022. Some important details to note about the 2022 event: Total sales are again limited to 1,500 GA passes (day passes are no longer available) Tickets will be available for purchase starting February 1, 2022, for $265 + tax All purchases are fully transferable (gift/sell) to someone else Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Five days. Forty Bands. One Million Smiles 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, ...
Various Locations
Feb 1 – Feb 6 all-day
Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The 49th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in person in Ketchum, Idaho on Saturday, February 5. Due to the popularity of last year’s virtual event, “Our Boulder, Your Backyard,” participants may opt to ski on a course of their choice between February 1-6. Registration is now open at skireg.com/zions-bank-boulder-mountain-tour. All entrants who sign up before October 31 will be entered into a drawing for season Nordic ski passes courtesy of the good folks at Sun Valley Resort and the Blaine County Recreation District. For the virtual event, participants will ski a 30k or 15k course of their choice in a convenient location. Trails will be suggested at various areas and resorts in regions throughout the United States. Times will be submitted by racers for posting on the BMT Leaderboard. Prizes will be awarded via livestream raffle on Monday, February 7. The BMT Block Party and Awards Bash will be from 5-7:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square on Saturday, February 5. Food and beverage trucks, awards, music, and a good time will be on tap. Raffle prizes include skis, boots, poles, clothing, bags, and training aids from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to ...

Use this calendar to find out what is happening in and around Sun Valley, Idaho and the entire Wood River Valley, including Ketchum and Hailey, plus...

Hiking

No matter where you are in Sun Valley, you're never more than a few minutes from a trailhead. A short hike in any direction and you are sure to find views that will take your breath away.
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Biking

Summer in Sun Valley means biking. Come check out our trails, including lift access on the back of Bald Mountain for 3,400 vertical feet of gorgeous trails.
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Dining & Nightlife

We value local, sustainable and organic sustenance here in Sun Valley, and our menus show it. Learn more about our eclectic range of cuisines and nightlife.
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Explore Flights

Summer lift access begins tomorrow on Bald Mountain. //#seeksunvalley
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Let Us Guide You to the Best of Sun Valley, Idaho. Guides are the best way to show you the insider tips, tricks, locations and ways of doing things. They're also an incredible way to introduce you to those unexpected opportunities lying under your nose. Catch a glimpse of what you'll find this summer in Sun Valley, Idaho. ...

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Summer turns and alpine canoeing? Ahhh the good ole’ days! // #seeksunvalley #summer #oldschool #summerskiing #canoe ...

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Ahhh the dog days of summer! // 📸: @talroberts #BALL #summer #dogdays #seeksunvalley ...

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Wondering what to do with the kids this summer? Don’t panic Sun Valley is the land of family fun! Check out the link in our bio for the best kid friendly activities. // 📸: @schirfphoto #seeksunvalley #summer #mountainbike ...

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What will you find in Sun Valley?. The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to more miles of open spaces than you can cover in a lifetime. With six mountain ranges, four world-class fly fishing waterways, 400+ miles of singletrack mountain biking trails, and endless amounts of hiking, Sun Valley makes for an ideal destination to socially distance yourself. We hope to see you in Sun Valley, Idaho this summer. #seeksunvalley #summer ...

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It’s the first day of summer everyone!! Happy solstice! // #seeksunvalley #summer #wildflowers ...

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Food just tastes better outside! That’s why we put together some places around town to enjoy your takeout and soak up the sun this summer in our most recent blog. // 📸: @mattleidecker #mindfulnessinthemountains #seeksunvalley #summer ...

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