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.  

In an effort to manage your expectations for your Sun Valley visit, there are a number of resources in the drop-down menus below. We invite you to take a minute to build an understanding of what is happening here this summer in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Events

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 ...
Sun Valley Resort
Oct 12 – Oct 16 all-day
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival @ Sun Valley Resort
12:00 am
Sun Valley Jazz Tickets are on sale NOW! Go to www.SunValleyJazz.com to place your order! $265 (+tax) for a 5-day pass, with a 1,500 ticket limit for the event. Day passes will not be available. If you purchased tickets for 2020 and/or 2021, you will find a SURVEY HERE, giving you an opportunity to tell us how you want your purchase(s) processed by either donating, rolling over to 2022, or requesting a refund. YOUR TICKETS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ROLLED OVER TO 2022 IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR RESPONSE TO THE SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 30, 2021. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER NOVEMBER 30, 2021. 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 ...
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.
Sun Valley, ID
Mar 29 – Apr 2 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Sun Valley, ID
12:00 am
Returning for its 12th year, SVFF kicks off another five days of Films, Coffee Talks, Parties and more.

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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Who out there has scoped the @sawtoothbotanicalgarden this summer ✋!? // #seeksunvalley ...

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Ballet Sun Valley's Summer Festival 2022 is just one month away! ⁠This season, the extraordinary artists of @bostonballet are set to perform on June 24 & 25 at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Over 30 Boston Ballet dancers will grace the stage of the Sun Valley Pavilion for two nights of world-class dance in the mountains. The Festival will feature two(2) distinct programs spanning a range of styles from contemporary to classic. Performance highlights include two new works from ChoreograpHER, a female-led program celebrating innovative women across creative fields, and on night two only, @stephengalloway's DEVIL’S/eye set to music by The Rolling Stones!

Pavilion Seats from $35 – Tickets on sale now at: balletsunvalley.org

PC: @iamkalystro and @oobin_sophia in @helenpickettchoreographer's Tsukiyo 📸 @lizavoll. Courtesy of Boston

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Summer lift access begins tomorrow on Bald Mountain. //#seeksunvalley
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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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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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