Tue, Apr. 25, 2017
The TED Conference takes place in Vancouver, BC, Canada each year. TEDxTellurideLive is a live simulcast of the event that happens in Telluride. The idea behind TEDx is that it is a program designed to help communities, organizations, and individuals to spark conversation and connection through the talks. Similar to Mountainfilm, this event is sure to leave you inspired to give back to the world in any way you can. The theme of all the TED events is the same: Ideas Worth Spreading. The topics and presenters for each event are unique, but all of the presentations are motivational and meaningful.More Info
TEDxTellurideLive is free to residents here, and the local simulcast g takes place at the Palm Theatre on April 27. You must register to attend, and you can do so online here.
Sat, May. 06, 2017
A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS
If you have kids, then you're probably familiar with the cheerful Frog and his grumpy best friend Toad. And if you're not familiar, then you're in for a treat. These two charming characters from the much beloved series of books by Arnold Lobel will be brought to life on stage by a cast of 29 young performers in grades 3 through 5. The play has a beautiful, upbeat score as it follows the two friends through each season of the year, as they plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, and go sledding, share some laughs, and learn lessons about life.More Info
The performance is put on by the Sheridan Arts Foundation's Young People's Theater, and directed by Allie Scherich. Catch the show at 6 p.m. from May 5-7 at the Sheridan Opera House , and the concessions will be open. Advance tickets are $13 for…
Thu, May. 18, 2017
Telluride Literary Arts Festival
The Telluride Literary Arts FestivalMore Info
It's high time the Telluride region celebrated its avid joy of reading and the passion for good ole fashioned books. The result features everything from performance poetry and literary burlesque to a book lovers bash and hike-to readings. Events for the kiddos, too!
The Telluride Literary Arts Festival is for readers, writers, and lovers of books! It is a celebration of reading and writing and an opportunity to get together to affirm this great pastime. Complete with performance poetry, author talks, literary burlesque, moderated panel discussions, and even events for kids!
Unique to the 2017 LitFest:
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Literary Arts Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran…
Fri, May. 26, 2017
2017 Mountainfilm Festival InformationMore Info
The theme for the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival is "The New Normal." Stay tuned for information about the 2017 program; the lineup and schedule will be released in mid-May.
Visit the Mountainfilm website for more information on events and passes.
(See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for festival pics from 2010 to today.)
The 38th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival took place May 27-30, 2016.
Telluride Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. They select approximately 85 films each year from around the world, and they are curated alongside guest presentations, a symposium, parties, scheduled conversations, book signings and musical events to create a full weekend event like no other.
Repeat festival attendees have come to love…
Fri, Jun. 02, 2017
Telluride Balloon Festival
Schedule of EventsMore Info
June 3rd, 2017 6:15am, Telluride Town Park– Pilot briefing (public invited) and balloon launch. 1pm, Christ Presbyterian Church, downstairs– Free Photo Workshop led by professional hot air balloon photographer Paul D. deBergeois. Learn how to take photos, even on your cell phone! 7pm, Main Street Glo 'til 9:30pm– Hot air balloons will inflate on Colorado Avenue for a spectacular show at dusk. Bring your camera!
June 4th, 2017 6:15am, Telluride Town Park– Pilot briefing (public invited) and balloon launch.
For more information, please send an email to Info@TellurideBalloonFestival.com
General Festival Information
While the Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather…
Mon, Jun. 05, 2017
Wild West Fest: 25th Annual
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Wild West Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.More Info
The Wild West Fest is a small festival specifically designed to share Telluride with 50 inner-city youth from Big Brother, Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Clubs from across the United States. During their week in Telluride, the boys and girls participate in drama, dance, horsemanship, fly-fishing, golf, and the Rock & Roll Academy.
The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, which raises $50,000 each year to run the…
Thu, Jun. 08, 2017
Telluride WOW Festival
The Telluride WOW Festival is a health, fitness and wellness event that brings world-class presenters, instructors and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends.More Info
Presenters include renowned fitness experts Jonathan Ross, Todd Durkin, Dirk Schultz, Ed Harrold, Dr. Haley Perlus, Denise Druce, Jeannie Reilly Martingano, and many more!
“The intent of Telluride WOW is to bring like-minded people together to experience the love and appreciation of health and fitness,” said Becca Tudor, founder of Telluride WOW Fitness Festival. “Our goal is to create an unforgettable weekend for people that want to either get started on a new fitness program or advance their skills in a variety of activities from…
Thu, Jun. 15, 2017
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
The 2017 line-up has been announced! This year's artists include Norah Jones, Sarah Jarosz, Jason Mraz & His Superband, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys, Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart, Dispatch, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Elephant Revival, Punch Brothers, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues, Jerry Douglas Band, Tim O'Brien, Chris Thile, Abigail Washburn & Friends, Rayland Baxter, Fruition, Freddy & Francine, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Parker Millsap, The East Pointers, Fireball Mail, and the Telluride Troubadour.More Info
4-day passes are sold out, but Thursday and Sunday single day tickets are still available!
Many veteran festivarians…
Thu, Jun. 22, 2017
Telluride Wine Festival
2017 Telluride Wine FestivalMore Info
A weekend of wines and world class cuisine in the mountains!
Enjoy four days of tastings, events and seminars such as "The Toast of Telluride" and "The Grand Tasting", culminating with the "Morning After Cocktails."
Tickets for events can be purchased online at the Telluride Wine Festival website , varying prices and several free events!
Mingle with winemakers, chefs, sommeliers and fellow wine enthusiasts in the beautiful setting of Telluride, its fine dining establishments and al fresco in the mountain air.
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Wine Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is…
Wed, Jun. 28, 2017
Telluride Plein Air Festival
The Telluride Plein Air Festival draws artists from around the country to paint "en plein air" (in the outdoors) and exhibit and sell their work.More Info
Their scenes of Telluride and the surrounding areas simultaneously capture the mountain spirit of this special place and celebrate the art of painting in the outdoors.
Schedule of Events:
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Plein Air Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.
Tue, Jul. 04, 2017
4th of July Celebration
4th of July in Telluride is small-town American at its finest. We really do it up here — running races, parade, BBQ, family games in Town Park, airplane flybys, and fireworks.More Info
The day kicks off with the Telluride Foundation's Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station. Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day's festivities! You can register for the Rundola here .
The Telluride 4th of July Parade begins at 11 am on historic Main Street and is organized by the Telluride 4th of July Parade Committee. The sidewalks are packed as locals and visitors cheer for goofy…
Tue, Jul. 04, 2017
7th Annual Rundola
Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day's festivities!More Info
The 4th of July kicks off with the Telluride Foundation's Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station. Runners follow the Telluride Trail (4.600 feet long, 40 feet wide, 13% uphill grade) or can simply bushwack to the finish. The elevation gain is 1,810 feet from start to finish. Participants are grouped by age and gender into categories for the race. You can register for the Rundola here .
Sat, Jul. 08, 2017
The Ride Festival
This year's headliners:
Grammy Award winning artist, Beck, will headline the 2017 Ride Festival on Sunday July 9th.
Rising to fame in the mid-nineties with albums Mellow Gold and Odelay, Beck constantly pushes the envelope through his writing and musicianship.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Saturday July 9th, Ben Harper will take to the Telluride Town Park Stage. A versatile performer, he tosses around musical genres the way Tom Brady does a football –with finesse and ease. Sure to be heard will be the sounds of folk, blues, funk and reggae.
It is never too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in…
Tue, Jul. 11, 2017
Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend
The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend provides an insider’s look into the creative talent within the Telluride Arts District.More Info
Over the course of two days, the tour will span five venues per day. Stops include prestigious new and historic homes, studios, restaurants, and alternative venues. Each venue will feature numerous artists and designers of all kinds, tastings by local chefs and wine pairings. At each stop on the tour, a creative team of architects, chefs, artists and designers collaborate to provide an intimate experience for guests. Enjoy art exhibits, artist and chef demonstrations, live music, performances, artist talks, tours with architects and designers, food, beer and wine tastings and surprises at each stop on the way.
Purchase tickets HERE .
Fri, Jul. 14, 2017
Hardrock 100 Endurance Race
The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is an ultramarathon of 100.5 miles, 33,050 feet of elevation climb, 33,050 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,100 feet ran at an average of over 11,000 feet.More Info
The race is held on a loop course, including 4WD roads, dirt trails, and cross country terrain in Southern Colorado's San Juan Mountain range.
The run begins and ends in Silverton, Colorado and travels through Telluride, Ouray and the ghost town of Sherman, and crossing 13 major mountain passes in the 12,000 to 13,000 foot (elevation) range. Completion of the event is marked by kissing the Hardrock, a picture of a ram's head painted on a large stone.
This is a graduate level endurance run. Moutaineering, wilderness survival, and wilderness navigation skills are key….
Sat, Jul. 15, 2017
Ah Haa Art Auction
The Ah Haa's annual fundraiser has been a must-attend summer event.More Info
Both art lovers and community members support the Ah Haa School by bidding on a wide range of work created by artists in and out of Telluride. Typically, more than 100 artworks and myriad services and excursions donated by the region's artists, businesses and supporters of the school are auctioned in live and silent auctions. Good food and drink, performances and a fantastic party for everyone to attend. Celebrity musician, Jewell has performed in past years and may be in attendance again.
To purchase general admission tickets, click HERE .
To purchase reserved seats, call (970)-728-3886
To check out live auction items, click HERE .
To watch a live stream of the auction, click HERE .
Thu, Jul. 20, 2017
Telluride Yoga Festival
The Telluride Yoga Festival began in 2007 with Jivamukti instructor Aubrey Hackman's vision for a yoga event that went beyond physical exercise.More Info
The festival not only provides yogis of all experience levels with an enriching practice experience and allows the opportunity to have a positive impact on the world.
Hackman, a passionate environmentalist and animal rights activist, structured the festival around the teachings of karma yoga. Each year, 25% of the net proceeds are donated to a local non-profit whose mission is to help protect and preserve the earth.
The festival includes presentations, guided meditations, community yoga classes, special events, and evening classes. Visit www.tellurideyogafestival.com for ticket information and registration.
This year's line-up…
Sat, Jul. 22, 2017
Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race
A 100 mile mountain bike race commencing and culminating in the Town of Telluride.More Info
The first expected riders crossing the finish line between 1:30-2PM. Final finishers betweem 6-7PM.
The celebratory awards ceremony will be at 7PM at the Gondola Plaza in the Town of Telluride.
For information on the course, click HERE .
To register for the race, click HERE .
Wed, Aug. 02, 2017
KOTO Duck Race
As part of a Telluride classic, purchase a rubber duck that will participate in a river race, with the opportunity to win big. All proceeds go to Telluride's Community Radio, KOTO.More Info
For information on KOTO, click HERE .
Fri, Aug. 04, 2017
Telluride Jazz Festival
2017 Telluride Jazz Festival InformationMore Info
The line-up for the 2017 Telluride Jazz Festival includes Mavis Staples , Macy Gray , Bootsy Collins & World-Wide Funk Drive , Lee Fields and the Expressions, Miles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down, The Suffers, Fatso, Vaud and the Villains, Davina and the Vagabonds, Hazel Miller Gospel Band, Ranky Tanky, Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indian Band, Bob Montgomery Quintet, Kevin McCarthy Trio, Voodoo Orchestra, Telluride Students All-Stars Jazz Ensemble, Stillwater All-Stars, Soul Research Foundation, Hooligan Brass Band, The Inevitables, and Telluride Jazz Academy.
Camping passes for the fesival are $59 per person, and $69 for a vehicle pass, so choosing to camp for the festival can add up. As an alternative, Telluride…
Sat, Aug. 05, 2017
Mudd Butt Mystery Theater
Telluride Academy presents its 31st annual youth Mudd Butts Mystery Theater Troupe. Come watch these talented kids portray a creative interpretion of a play, to be determined. There will be singing, dancing, and creative stage props, which will be auctioned off after the show.More Info
Tickets at the door, $12 adults, $5 for kids ages 12 and under.
For more information, visit Telluride Academy website or call 970.728.5311
Thu, Aug. 10, 2017
Telluride Chamber Music Festival
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing chamber music to our box canyon since 1973. The festival seeks to forge a spontaneous connection between the audience and the musicians.More Info
The festival showcases the finest in chamber music by performing some of the classic greats. Participating musicians have been Roy Malan, Robin Sutherland, Susan Freier, Nancy Ellis, Polly Malan, Stephen Harrison, Larry London, Eileen Morris, John Dukyers and William Smock The 2016 Schedule of
2017 Schedule of Events:
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Chamber Music Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivariansbook their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the Town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the…
Fri, Aug. 11, 2017
Taste of Telluride and Top Chef Competition
Come and enjoy the 8th Annual Taste of Telluride and Top Chef Competition. Included in your ticket you will recieve a complimentary wine glass, wine, beer and spirits tasting & a taste of culinary delights from Telluride. This night benefits the One to One Mentoring Program in Telluride.More Info
To purchase tickets, click HERE .
Thu, Aug. 17, 2017
Telluride Mushroom Festival
37th Annual 2017 Telluride Mushroom FestivalMore Info
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Mushroom Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.
About The Festival
Telluride has hosted the quirky Mushroom Festival for over 30 years. The festival is a celebration of all things fungal — connoisseurs find themselves in good company amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from scientific to culinary, curiosity to investigative. Activities of the weekend include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and…
Wed, Aug. 30, 2017
Telluride Film Festival
“There are two kinds of film festivals: there are the mega-hyped, hoopla-infested selling circuses, and there is Telluride. It is extraordinarily exciting, in this age of the triumph of capitalism, to discover an event dedicated not to commerce, but to love. And if that sounds old fashioned and starry-eyed, so be it. The cinema was always in the business of gazing at stars.” – Salman RushdieMore Info
About The Telluride Film Festival
The prestigious Telluride Film Festival brings together industry masters under the auspices of the majestic San Juan Mountains. It is nothing short of a magical weekend, a celebration of film, community, and creativity. The festival notoriously keeps its film schedule a secret, but you can bet that many of the films you will see will be at the top of your Oscar…
Sat, Sep. 09, 2017
Imogene Pass Run
What began as a way to train for the Pike's Peak marathon in 1974 is now a full-fledged race. The race from Ouray to Telluride over the 13,114 foot Imogene Pass . This is a 17.1 mile point to point mountain race. The pass is a 4×4 dirt road that passes through mining ruins, up jagged peaks, and above treeline. The runners finish at the Sheridan Opera House on Oak Street in Telluride.More Info
Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for any and all conditions. Visit the official Imogene Pass Run website for registration and further details.
Fri, Sep. 15, 2017
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
24th Annual 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews FestivalMore Info
The 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival line-up has been announced! This year's artists include: Bonnie Raitt , Steve Winwood , TajMo (The new collaboration between the legendary Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Band) , Anders Osborne , Benjamin Booker , The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Magpie Salute, Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men, Chicano Batman, Tab Benoit, The Record Company, Samantha Fish, Ben Miller Band, Eric Lindell, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Robert Finley, Alabama Slim, Jack Broadbent, Delgres, Monkey Junk, A.J. Fullerto featuring Stud Ford and Nic Clark, JW Jones, and Steve Itterly.
Join us here in Telluride for a rockin' weekend of live music and free-flowing beer at the 24th Annual Telluride Blues…
Thu, Sep. 21, 2017
Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors
The Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is Telluride’s new 4-day, automotive enthusiast celebration!More Info
Set among the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, it’s placed against the spectacular backdrop of the area's September fall foliage. The festival will use three venues over the course of the four days: the Historic Downtown Telluride, Telluride’s Mountain Village and the Telluride Regional Airport. The event will focus on high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles of the Concours level as well as other unique and eye catching vehicles staged along Telluride’s main street. A 3 day regional Fly-In will also be scheduled at Telluride’s Regional Airport along with the staging of some great new and vintage aircraft. This celebration of cars and colors is sure to elevate the…
Sat, Sep. 23, 2017
Mountains to Desert Ride
Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride & Telluride200More Info
From the high mountains of Telluride to the spectacular desert landscape of Gateway, CO, cyclists descend past hillsides of quaking aspens along a route that passes through millions of years of geologic record, ultimately finding themselves at the base of striated sandstone cliffs reaching up to 1,000 feet overhead. Those who choose to push on past Gateway for the longer distance rides will climb into the beautiful Unaweep Canyon. Telluride 200 riders will cross over the divide and descend to a turnaround point with a tremendous view of the Bookcliffs and Grand Valley. All fundraising benefits the Just for Kids Foundation. Every dollar raised is generously matched 100% by the Carstens Family Fund at the Denver Foundation.
Fri, Oct. 13, 2017
Telluride Horror Festival
The Telluride Horror Festival is a 3-day genre film festival. Screenings of the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films will take place throughout the weekend at the Sheridan Opera House and the Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 18 feature films and more than 20 short films. Additionally, they host special programs, guests, and a party.More Info
Fri, Oct. 13, 2017
Decorate a bra at the Ah Haa School for the Arts BRAvo auction by Friday October 7th. Gentlemen from Telluride's Fire and Police Departments and Service Clubs will model the community's bra creations in both a live and silent auction. Event benefits the San Miguel Resource Center & Bosom Buddies, a Breast Cancer Support Group of Southwestern Colorado.More Info
The BRAvo Auction will be held on Thursday, October 13th at the New Sheridan Bar at 7pm.
Tickets are $10.