Arts & Culture

Sun Valley is one of America’s top small towns for art. With more than a dozen galleries, several live theater companies, the lauded Writers' Conference, the Sun Valley Film Festival, free summer symphony concerts in the Sun Valley Pavilion, and one of the West’s premier nonprofit arts organizations, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley packs an enormous cultural punch for its size.

Art Galleries & Museums

Sun Valley, America’s first destination ski resort, is the place where legends and lore collide. But don’t think being rich in history means it’s a wasteland of dust, rust and relics. One glimpse at the thriving art scene, with galleries and exhibitions that can (and do) hold their own against their contemporaries in Manhattan, Berlin, London or Los Angeles, will assure you that Sun Valley’s arts and culture scene is alive and very much of-the-now.

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Performing Arts

Experience a wide variety of theater, ranging from mini ballerinas performing the Nutcracker to full-fledged stage productions of 'Our Town' and the 'Glass Menagerie'.

Sun Valley Performing Art Scene


Movies & Film

Just because you are in the wild Gothic mountains of Idaho don't think that you will miss out on the latest release or the most talked about indie film. With a history of all-time classic movies having been shot here ("How To Marry A Millionaire" starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall, for one), an Idaho film-making revival underway, and a host of stars-in-occasional-residence (Clint Eastwood, Scott Glenn and Arnold Schwarzeneggerall reside in Sun Valley part time), cinema lovers are actually in their element here.

Movie & Film Opportunities in Sun Valley


Music

Tune in to Sun Valley’s acoustic scene for a chance to experience an unforgettable outdoor performance at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Delight in a new discovery or catch a concert with a big name musician all while enjoying the intimacy of Sun Valley’s setting.

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A getaway within a getaway. The area’s newest artistic attraction building on a vibrant cultural his …

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Ketchum’s premier music venue & sports bar.

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Situated in the heart of the Sun Valley Village, the Opera House was built in 1937 and serves as Sun …

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Lectures

Brain candy and wise words from the likes of Sir Salman Rushdie, David Sedaris, Gloria Steinem, Garrison Keillor, and E.O. Wilson are up for grabs with year-round lectures, readings and the highly rated Sun Valley Writers' Conference.

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Upcoming Events

Festival Meadows
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Festival Meadows
12:00 am
Get Your German on, Idaho Style at Sawtooth Brewery’s 9th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest! Join us at Sun Valley’s Festival Meadows Sept. 18-19 for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Visit www.KetchumOktoberfest.com for all of the details about this year’s events, including an expanded menu from the Outpost by Sawtooth Brewery! We’ll be adjusting how we operate Oktoberfest this year to accommodate distancing! Enjoy our 4.25 acre Beer Garden with German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. We will have Pints, SiliPints, 25 oz., .5L, & 1L Glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to Oktoberfest! On tap will be: Oktoberfest! Cold Springs Pilsner Cranberry Gosé Festival HefeBarrel Aged Standhope Doppelbock Raspberry Wyder’s Hard Cider Root Beer Wine by the Glass Sawtooth Brewery Outpost will be slinging bratwurst along with other German-inspired Pub Fair with a local flair. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Beer Garden opens 4pm-9pm! 4pm | Tapping of the Firkin by Sun Valley’s Mayor Peter Hendricks 5pm | Live Music by Doghaus SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 12pm – 9pm | Beer Garden open 12pm – 2:30pm  | Live Music by Dusty and the Drifters 2:45pm – 4:45pm  | Live Music by Bobs Down Town Sound 3pm | Beer Olympics 5pm – 7:30pm | Live ...
Festival Meadows
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Festival Meadows
12:00 am
Get Your German on, Idaho Style at Sawtooth Brewery’s 9th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest! Join us at Sun Valley’s Festival Meadows Sept. 18-19 for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Visit www.KetchumOktoberfest.com for all of the details about this year’s events, including an expanded menu from the Outpost by Sawtooth Brewery! We’ll be adjusting how we operate Oktoberfest this year to accommodate distancing! Enjoy our 4.25 acre Beer Garden with German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. We will have Pints, SiliPints, 25 oz., .5L, & 1L Glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to Oktoberfest! On tap will be: Oktoberfest! Cold Springs Pilsner Cranberry Gosé Festival HefeBarrel Aged Standhope Doppelbock Raspberry Wyder’s Hard Cider Root Beer Wine by the Glass Sawtooth Brewery Outpost will be slinging bratwurst along with other German-inspired Pub Fair with a local flair. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Beer Garden opens 4pm-9pm! 4pm | Tapping of the Firkin by Sun Valley’s Mayor Peter Hendricks 5pm | Live Music by Doghaus SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 12pm – 9pm | Beer Garden open 12pm – 2:30pm  | Live Music by Dusty and the Drifters 2:45pm – 4:45pm  | Live Music by Bobs Down Town Sound 3pm | Beer Olympics 5pm – 7:30pm | Live ...
Various Locations
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Holidays in Sun Valley @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Imagine yourself enjoying a savory cup of hot cocoa under the stars after an evening of night skiing on Sun Valley’s Dollar Mountain, or strolling the snow-covered streets of Ketchum and Sun Valley, underneath the twinkle of holiday lights, as the sound of carolers filters through the air. The holidays in Sun Valley are magical, and these are just a few of the festive moments that await this holiday season. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled your 2020 guide of must-see events and happenings from Christmas festivities to rock-the-house New Year’s shenanigans! Hailey Holiday Tree Lighting Join with family, friends and neighbors to flip the switch and start the holiday season. Gather at the Old County Courthouse at the corner of Croy and 1st Street in Hailey on Saturday, December TBD from 4:30pm to 6:30pm to see the Hailey holiday tree aglow for the first time this winter. Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony Pull on your winter boots and down coat for the Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square. Santa will be on hand for pictures and to spread the holiday cheer, and hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes will be served. The festivities kick off at 4:30pm. Papoose ...
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour and Sun Valley Nordic Festival welcome you to NordicTown USA in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. Independent groups, organizations and individuals such as the Blaine County Recreation District, Galena Lodge, Sun Valley Nordic Center, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Vamps, local businesses and a host of generous dedicated individuals have come together to give you the best cross country experience on the planet. Come to Sun Valley, Idaho and enjoy everything NordicTownUSA has to offer. SV Nordic Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour Schedule of Events Saturday, January 30 Galena & the Trails Winter Benefit 5:30 p.m. Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn The Galena and Trails Winter Benefit brings friends together to celebrate the importance of our local treasure. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the community’s efforts to “Save Galena Lodge” from being torn down. This year’s benefit includes dinner, drinks, dancing, silent and live auctions, and paddle raise. A great time for a good cause! Details, Jenna Vagias (208) 578-5455. Wednesday, February 3 NordicTown USA Sprints Simplot Lot, 2nd Avenue & Fourth Street, Ketchum The NordicTown USA Sprints pit teams of two in a head-to-head freestyle relay format on a 400-meter oval. The ...

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