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

Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 24 – Aug 18 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
  This summer, Music Director Alasdair Neale and the Festival’s all-star orchestra present over three weeks of word-class performances in a gorgeous, outdoor alpine setting. Whether it’s epic works from Beethoven to Strauss, contemporary masterpieces from acclaimed newcomers, or Americana favorites from film and Broadway, there is truly something for everyone. Renowned guest artists include pianist Daniil Trifonov, violinist Leila Josefowicz, and pianist Orion Weiss. The genre-defying trio Time For Three returns to unveil a new concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. And the popular post-concert lawn party returns. It’s all free, available for everyone to enjoy from the open-air Sun Valley Pavilion and its adjacent lawn. See complete concert details HERE Here’s a preview from Maestro Neale: https://youtu.be/hpxYPl58zm0 See complete concert details HERE This Summer Season will also feature Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” for the 2022 Gala Fundraising Concert on July 31. Unpretentious and endlessly entertaining, “Carmina Burana” is a rollicking choral tour de force – if classical music had a “rock opera,” this would be it. Ticket sales support the Sun Valley Music Festival and its community initiatives and help keep the concerts and education programs free for everyone. “Carmina Burana” is one of the most-performed classical works in the ...
Atkinson Park
Aug 12 – Aug 14 all-day
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
12:00 am
This summer we celebrate the 53rd edition of the popular Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Join us in beautiful Atkinson Park just off Main Street in Ketchum as we welcome 132 professional artists and craftspeople from 27 different states to the Wood River Valley. This Festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts show that includes world-class artwork in categories such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry and more. The rigorous jury process used to select artists ensures the residents and visitors to the Festival will see truly exceptional work in all different categories. This Festival also has food trucks, a picnic area, live music, and a kids’ activity area. It is completely free and open to the public.  
Various Locations
Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day
Rebecca's Private Idaho @ Various Locations
12:00 am
RPI Sun Valley Celebrates 10 Years! #gravelforgood 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! For RIP Sun Valley Schedule HERE 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.
Various Locations
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day
Wagon Days @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Since 1958, the City of Ketchum has celebrated its mining history with one of the largest non-motorized parades in the west. Come spend the weekend with the whole family and watch the Big Hitch Parade on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Big Hitch Parade, featuring quality buggies, carriages, carts and stagecoaches, is one of the largest non-motorized parades in the Pacific Northwest. The grand finale, as always, is the “Big Hitch,” the historic Lewis Ore Wagons pulled by a 20-mule jerkline. Monday, August 15 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily – Wagon Days Headquarters, Ore Wagon Museum and Bonning Cabin Enter the Ore Wagon Museum to explore an historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. Souvenirs and commemorative memorabilia will be on sale. Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s iconic Ore Wagons – on display on East Avenue in front of the Ore Wagon Museum on the corner of East Ave. and 5th St. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, ...

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

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