Sun Valley Summer Travel Resources

Explore Summer

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

Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 26 – Aug 19 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival Returns to In-Person Concerts @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Music Festival announces repertoire details and the concert schedule for its return to in-person concerts July 26-August 19, 2021 at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The 37th annual Summer Season will feature 14 admission-free concerts alongside the fundraising Gala Concert and multiple outreach and education events, all presented safely in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Programming highlights this year include the world premiere of a Festival commission – Jessie Montgomery’s Five Freedom Songs with soprano Julia Bullock; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with superstar Joshua Bell for the fundraising Gala Concert; a celebratory concert honoring frontline heroes; Rachmaninoff’s renowned second piano concerto with Joyce Yang; Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 with Vadim Gluzman; Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, and a season finale featuring Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. All summer performances, including chamber concerts and recitals, will take place at the Sun Valley Pavilion and can be enjoyed outdoors, from within the open-air Pavilion or from the lawn. Concerts begin at 6:30 PM Mountain Time. Complete concert details can be found at svmusicfestival.org/events. Concert schedules and repertoire are subject to change. Seating and attendance protocols will be determined closer to the start of the Summer Season, based on health ...
Atkinson Park
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
12:00 am
This summer we celebrate the 54th 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 coincide with the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Fesitval to see for yourself what makes this such a special event!  
Artists' Studios
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Wood River Valley Studio Tour - Cancelled @ Artists' Studios | Hailey | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
WOOD RIVER VALLEY STUDIO TOUR, INC. regrettably announces the cancelation of the annual Tour of professional artists’ studios previously scheduled for August 21 – 22, 2021. The nonprofit’s leadership and the hundreds of professional artists who work and live in the greater Sun Valley, Idaho community will look ahead to welcoming visitors to their creative spaces in August of 2022. The annual weekend-long event typically draws thousands of people to participate in self-guided tours of artists’ working studios. Since 2013, the event has become a celebration of the Valley’s creatives. They welcome visitors and neighbors who cross the thresholds of their art studios located in Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. Each year visitors mark their calendars to return to the Wood River Valley to participate in this unique cultural learning experience. Next year, the Wood River Valley Studio Tour will resume its annual event scheduled for August 20 – 21, 2022. The uncertainty caused by the pandemic continued through Fall 2020 to the present. This uncertainty hampered the necessary preparations to produce a successful event this summer. The organization’s volunteer leadership is redirecting its efforts toward creating a safe, healthy, and joyful event in 2022. Planning for next year’s ...
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.

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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