Winter & Spring 2022/2023 Events:

Winterlong Events

Trivia at the Public House - Tuesdays (beginning October 5th)
Trivia Returns to Sawtooth Brewery Public House! Games will be held in Ketchum every Tuesday. Game begins at 7:00pm with tabs to the winner! Learn More»

Sun Valley Culinary Institute Tours - Thursdays
The Sun Valley Culinary Institute is pleased to offer free tours, open to the general public, every Thursday at 10am. Come see why we have become one of the most important and entertaining sites to visit in the Wood River Valley. As a full time location for both student culinary classes year round and personalized classes for the general public, SVCI is proud to open our doors and welcome visitors with coffee and donuts. Learn More»

Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge 
Enjoy a gourmet feast at Galena Lodge during a full moon. Don’t forget to bring your snowshoes or skis (or you can rent them at the lodge) and head out for a moonlight adventure on the trails around the lodge. Learn More»

New Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge 
Enjoy a catered “farm to greenhouse” meal with wine, outdoor fire pits, hosted “snow bar” and telescopes for night sky viewing with local astronomers & experts. Learn More»

November

11/4: TGR Film • Magic Hour
Teton Gravity Research presents its latest action-packed ski and snowboard film: MAGIC HOUR. Learn More»

11/6: Wood River Orchestra Fall Concert
Please join the musicians of Wood River Orchestra for their annual fall concert. Free. Learn More»

11/12: Pray for Snow Party
Join us in celebrating the start of the 2022-23 winter season and appeasing the snow-gods. Bust out the vintage costumes, good vibes, and dance the snow into existence! Bring healthy dried goods (such as soup, pasta, canned tuna, dry beans, and dry lentils) to donate to the Hunger Coalition and get free raffle tickets for some awesome Sun Valley prizes. Learn More»

11/17-19: Warren Miller’s Daymaker Screenings
Kick off winter with Warren Miller’s 73rd annual film, Daymaker at the Sun Valley Opera House. Free your mind and leave it all behind as we rewrite the rules of adaptive backcountry riding, hit winter’s biggest party, and surprise a superfan. Featuring Karl Fostvedt, Michelle Parker, Katie Burrell, and more. Learn More»

11/22: Dark Sky Dinner @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! Learn More»

11/24: Bald Mountain Opening Day
Join us at River Run as we kick off the 2022-2023 winter 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. Learn More»

11/25: Turkey Trot
One of the most popular holiday traditions in the Wood River Valley is the 19th annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24.  The 5K Fun Run and Walk, sponsored by The Chamber – Hailey & Wood River Valley, is a great community event and is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Learn More»

11/25+26: Artists’ Studio Tour of the Wood River Valley
Twenty artists from all over the Wood River Valley will open their studios on Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 from 11am to 5pm each day. This tour is free and open to everyone. The pace will be leisurely, with time for visitors to discuss techniques and inspiration with the artists themselves and perhaps choose a special piece with a meaningful story behind it. Learn More»

December

12/1: Author Reading with Mike Medberry
Join us for a Book Reading with well-known conservationist, writer and former Wood River Valley resident, Mike Medberry this Thursday, December 1st at 6:30pm in The Hangout. Mike Medberry is the current Writer-in-Residence at the Hemingway House and will be reading from his book of essays, "Living in the Broken West: Essays". Medberry is a fiction and nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in Blue Review, High Country News, Wilderness Magazine, Idaho Magazine, and elsewhere. His book, Living in the Broken West: Essays is a collection 18 of the author's essays on a variety of topics from a hike in the drainage of the L.A. River from bottom to top, to a trip down the Colville River in Alaska's Arctic and oil country. Each essay intends to delight the reader and encourage him or her to visit the outdoors to learn and play in this wide and weird and broken West.

12/3-4: The Papoose Club Annual Holiday Bazaar
The Papoose Club Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on the first full weekend of December at the Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. The Holiday Bazaar is a juried arts show that features wonderful hand-made gifts from more than 50 artists from across the Intermountain West. Learn More »

12/3: 6th Annual Homegrown Film Festival
Produced by F11 Films, Homegrown Film Festival is a celebration of the cinematic and athletic achievement of people who call this place home. The festival showcases the work of our celebrities and professionals, while also giving a platform to local youth and up-and-comers – and it does so in support of our local avalanche center. Learn More »

12/10: Winter Wonderland Festival
Festivities abound this holiday season with a variety of activities for the whole family around the Sun Valley Village. Throughout the season, join us for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Open Air Holiday Market, performances by the Sun Valley Carolers, Santa sightings, ice carving demonstrations, gingerbread houses and the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and fireworks. Learn More »

12/17: Sun Valley Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sun Valley's annual tree lighting ceremony will be held near the Duck Pond in the Village on Saturday the 17th. Music begins at 5:30pm with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and a cash bar. Lights will go on at 6 p.m. sharp! Learn More »

12/11: Wood River Orchestra Holiday Concert
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its free annual holiday concert! Learn More»

12/21: Dark Sky Dinner @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! Learn More»

12/24: Christmas Eve Ice Show
The beloved Christmas Eve Ice Show makes its triumphant return this year! This will be a ticketed event with all proceeds benefitting local nonprofits. Stick around after the show to catch our torchlight parade and fireworks on Dollar Mountain! Learn More »

12/24: Christmas Eve Fireworks & Torchlight Parade
The Annual Christmas Eve fireworks show and torchlight parade on Dollar Mountain is a not-to-miss Sun Valley tradition that lights up the night sky! Learn More »

12/30: Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts multiple gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists. Learn More»

12/31: New Year’s Eve Night Skiing on Dollar Mountain
Ring in the New Year with night skiing and riding on Dollar Mountain! Quarter Dollar lift and Poverty Flats will be lit up from 6pm-9pm, so hit the slopes to enjoy some nighttime turns and music under the stars, followed by the classic New Year's Eve fireworks show, which starts at 9pm sharp. Learn More »

12/31: New Year's Eve Fireworks
It's not New Year's Eve without a fireworks show! Point your eyes towards Dollar Mountain at 9pm on New Year's Eve to watch us light up the sky with a fireworks show you and your family won't soon forget. Learn More »

January

1/21: Dark Sky Dinner @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! Learn More»

February

2/4: Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour
The 50th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in Ketchum, Idaho, on its traditional day, the first Saturday in February, falling in 2023 on February 4.The premier cross country race in the Western United States, the Tour is staged on the historic Harriman Trail located in the pristine Sawtooth National Forest Area. Race distances are 34 kilometers, the Full Boulder, and 15 kilometers, the Charley Course Half Boulder. Learn More»

2/17: Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts multiple gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists. Learn More»

2/20: Dark Sky Dinner @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! Learn More»

March 

3/10: Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts multiple gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists. Gallery Walks take place from 5 – 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Learn More»

3/15-17: Sun Valley Music Festival Winter Season
A profoundly intimate musical experience in the hush of winter—presented March 15-17, 2023 at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum. Winter Season details will be released soon. Learn More»

TBD: BCRD Ski Free Day
BCRD welcomes the community to enjoy free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails.

TBD: Dollar Closing Weekend
ALOHA – let’s celebrate the end of another amazing season on Dollar Mountain! Bust out your best Hawaiian themed flair and join us at Dollar for a weekend of on-mountain scavenger hunts, outdoor music and BBQ, Sunny the Bear, giveaways and tropical spring vibes!

TBD: Dollar Days Pond Skim
Don’t miss the “Cold Bowl Pond Skim” on Dollar’s final day.

3/29-4/2: Sun Valley Film Festival
Returning for its 12th year, SVFF kicks off another five days of Films, Coffee Talks, Parties and more. Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Every spring the Festival celebrates with a slate of cutting-edge films and TV premieres, industry panels, engaging Coffee Talks with entertainment luminaries, a Screenwriters Lab led by award-winning writers, and a series of parties culminating with the spectacular SVFF Awards Bash. Learn More»

3/30-4/1: 24th Annual Janss Pro-Am Classic
The ‘greatest party on snow’ will return yet again in its 24th iteration for 2023! Learn More»

April 

4/2-5: 2023 U.S. Alpine Championships
Sun Valley will welcome both men and women competing in slalom, giant slalom and super-G events. Learn More »

TBD: Galena Ride, Stride, Glide Winter Triathlon
Dust off your mountain bike, find your running shoes, and grab your skis! This fun, relay-style race is held on the nordic trails (9 km bike, 4.4 km run, 9 km ski). Participate as a team or go solo. Costumes strongly encouraged.

4/16: Wood River Orchestra Spring 2023 Concert
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its annual Spring concert. Free. Learn More »


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 Summer & Fall 2022 Events:

Summerlong Events

Ketchum Farmer's Market: June - September
The Wood River Farmers Markets offer seasonally available and locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic and grass-fed meats, artisan pies, and other baked goods, honey, specialty products including jams and fermented foods, plant starts for your garden, jewelry, crafts, fresh-cut flowers, and much more! The Ketchum farmers market operates every Tuesday afternoon in the lower River Run parking lot at the base of Bald Mountain from 2-6 pm. Learn More

Yoga at River Run:
This summer, enjoy Yoga at River Run presented by Brass Ranch. All levels are welcome to these free one-hour classes held outdoors at River Run Plaza most Tuesdays & Saturdays. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. Arrive early - space is limited!

Jazz in the Park: Sundays, June 26-July 31, 2022
June 26 – Alan Pennay and Susan Christensen
July 3 – Tony Galla Band
July 10 – Frim Fram Four
July 17 – Pamela DeMarche Band
July 24 – Boss Nova Jazz Ensemble
July 31 – Nicole Christiansen Band
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Ketch'em Alive: Tuesdays, June 28-August 16, 2022
Celebrating 21+ years of free music in Forest Service Park! 
June 28 - Columbia Jones
July 5 - Crosby, Carlson, & Goulay
July 12 - Andrew Sheppard
July 19 - Brad Creel and the Reel Deal
July 26 - Koast
Aug 2 - Boot Juice
Aug. 9 - Ethan Tucker
Aug 16 - Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs
Learn More »

Music in Town Square: Thursdays, July 7-August 25, 2022
July 7 – Nick Delffs
July 14 – Hillfolk Noir
July 21 – Dan Costello
July 28 – Richard Blair
Aug. 4 – Victoria Vox
Aug. 11 – Blaze and Kelley
Aug. 18 – Wes Urbaniak
Aug. 25 – TBA
Learn More »

Sun Valley Music Festival: July 30-August 24, 2023
Extraordinary, admission-free performances featuring world-class musicians. Learn More »

May

5/6: Boise Blues Society at Barrio75
Barrio75 and Hotel Ketchum present live music featuring the Boise Blues Society on the patio from 5-7pm. The concert is free to enjoy, reservations are recommended for dinner at Barrio75. If the weather is less than agreeable, the concert will be moved inside. 

5/7: Wood River Valley Daffodil Festival
This fun, collaborative boutique event invites the community to the Garden on May 7 to enjoy the 30,000+ daffodils in bloom. Learn More »

5/21: Ketchum Wide Open
A fun event created in town where you putt putt during slack, have a great time, meet new people, while raising money for a good cause. Learn More »

5/21: Wood River Orchestra Spring 2022 Concert
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its annual Spring concert. Free. Learn More »

5/26-29: 2023 Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference (SVWFC) is widely recognized as the longest-running wellness festival in the world, and has been on the forefront of the wellness movement for decades offering a wide range of innovative wellness programs through its four pillars of focus – Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment. Learn More »

5/28: Redfish Lake Lodge Memorial Run
Redfish Lake Lodge is excited to host the 12th annual Redfish Lake Lodge Memorial Run, a U.S.F.S. permitted event. Half Marathon, 10k and 5k events! Learn More »

June

TBD: Color Me Fearless 5K for Girls on the Run
The Color Me Fearless 5k benefits the Girls on the Run organization in the Wood River Valley. Miles are marked with paint stations to add some good ol’ fun to running a 5k. Enjoy a beautiful course and get colored while supporting Girls on the Run! Learn More »

6/6-8: Sun Valley Forum
The Forum focuses on critical leverage points including shifting capital to invest for impact, corporate strategy, community wellbeing, public engagement, and communication, as well as sector-specific sessions on food, energy, water, natural system restoration and health. Speakers have included policymakers such as U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker and Washington State's Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, financiers from Blackrock, DBL and Generation Investment Management, visionary Paul Hawken, polar explorer Robert Swan (OBE), energy leaders David Crane and Shelley Cohen, and food system transformers Robyn O'Brien and American Farmland Trust. Resilience takes foresight, strength, adaptability, and innovation to get ahead of risk while simultaneously building opportunity. Learn More »

6/11: Sawtooth Relay - 2022 Event Cancelled
Idaho’s Most Famous Relay Race! Learn More »

6/18: Sun Valley Brewfest
Over the past 8 years, the Sun Valley Brewfest has built a regionally recognized event raising more than $100,000 for local charities, including giving away over $15,000 in college scholarships annually. Learn More »

6/19: Wood River Orchestra Summer Concert
Details coming soon. Learn More »

6/24+25: Ballet Sun Valley proudly presents Boston Ballet
Ballet Sun Valley proudly presents Boston Ballet on June 24 & 25 in their debut at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Boston Ballet is one of the top ballet companies in the United States. Led by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, the company is known for their innovation and excellence.  Mr. Nissinen has curated two unique and exceptional performances for the Festival that span contemporary to classical works. Highlights include three new works from Boston Ballet's spring season with one set to music by The Rolling Stones.  With something for everyone you won't want to miss these spectacular performances.  Pavilion seating from $35. Ticket on sale at balletsunvalley.org or by calling (208) 622-2135 Learn More »

6/25: Bald Mountain Opening Day
Bald Mountain is open for lift service and foot traffic the summer season!

6/25: Saturday Night Dance
A night of dinner and dancing benefiting Sun Valley Culinary Institute. Student chefs will help prepare the dinner as one of their final events of the year. By supporting this event you will help students find an appealing career path and educate the future chefs of our town. Learn More »

6/26: Bald Mountain Clean-Up
Participants must register in advance and participation is limited for everyone's safety. Meet at River Run Plaza on Sunday, June 26th at 8:30am for light refreshments and a brief safety overview. Learn More »

6/27: Sun Valley Opera presents: Films on the Lawn featuring High Society
Sun Valley Opera continues its tradition of presenting classic movies and musicals on the big screen on the Sun Valley Pavilion lawn. This summer the Sun Valley Opera is featuring High Society, a 1956 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter on Monday, June 27th from 6pm to 8pm. Learn More »

6/30-7/1: Ballet Sun Valley
Save the dates for the 2023 Ballet Sun Valley! More details coming soon. Learn More »

July

7/1: Mountain Biking Opening Day
Bald Mountain is open for mountain biking an lift service for the summer season.

7/2: Summer Kick-Off Party
Head to River Run Plaza on Saturday, July 2nd for the Bald Mountain Summer Kick-Off Party! Start the party with free yoga from 9am-10am, and keep the party going with mountain biking, hiking, outdoor games, outdoor BBQ & bar, free bike inspections, raffles, prizes and more!

7/2-4: Hailey Days of the Old West
Hailey, Idaho, offers up perhaps the most quintessential small town 4th of July celebration in the West. In fact, the Los Angeles Times called out Hailey as one of the best places in the US to find "maximum fun for your Fourth of July." The Hailey Days of the Old West celebration, around July 4th, offers up a fun and unique parade with colorful entries, plenty of horses and a Road Apple Roulette, antique market, pancake breakfast, live music and a spectacular fireworks display. Learn More »

7/7: SVGA Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts nine gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public.  Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists. Learn More »

7/14-16: The 2023 Ketchum Arts Festival
The Ketchum Arts Festival features over 100 Arts and Craft vendors from Idaho, kids activities, food and beer. The Festival is held at Festival Meadow located on Sun Valley Road and admission to the Festival is FREE! Learn More »

7/9: Galena Grinder
The Galena Grinder is a classic Idaho mountain bike race! This challenging course in an amazing and historic setting separates this event from others like it. Racers will tackle tough climbs and blazing descents on a mixture of classic and modern single track and a few forest service roads. Learn More »

7/13: SVMoA Summer Concert Series: An Evening with The Avett Brothers
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7/14: The Cowboy Ball
Quite possibly the most popular fundraising event in the Wood River Valley! Put on your best cowboy duds for sensational live music, fantastic cocktails, and a delectable meal. Every July Swiftsure Ranch hosts one of the liveliest dinner/auction events in the Valley. Learn More »

7/22-24: 2023 Sun Valley Writers' Conference
The Sun Valley Writers' Conference strives to bring together readers, writers, and artists of diverse age, background, and experience to be informed, enlightened, challenged, and inspired by a world-class literary program in the great outdoors. Learn More »

7/20-22: Sun Valley Wine Auction
2021 marks both the 40th anniversary of the Sun Valley Wine Auction and the 50th anniversary of Sun Valley Museum of Art. This July, you are invited to join us for a memorable ruby anniversary weekend as we bring vintners and oenophiles together to raise vital funds for arts education and celebrate 50 golden years of Sun Valley Museum of Art. Learn More »

7/21-23: Sun Valley Tour de Force
The 5th Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force on July 21-23, 2022 is a weekend of epic proportions for car lovers of all ages. Eight events take place over the course of three days. The signature event of the weekend is the ‘NO SPEED LIMIT’ high speed runs at Phantom Hill. Located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, 3.2 miles of state highway becomes a no-speed limit zone. For one day only, drivers are allowed to put their machines to the ultimate test. Additional weekend events include scenic drives, SVTdF Car Show at Festival Meadows, hosted sponsor events and our fundraiser for The Hunger Coalition; Cars & Comedy. Learn More »

7/22-24: Sturtevants' Standhope Ultra Challenge
A very difficult and exceptionally beautiful run through the Pioneer Mountains. Entrants will reach a high point of 11,000′ during the course of the race. Entry should NOT be taken lightly. This race is an excellent trainer for any high-altitude 50 or 100 miler. Learn More »

7/23: 27th Annual Garden Tour
The 27th Annual Garden Tour features seven hand-picked and outstanding landscapes in and around Hailey. Learn More »

7/28-31: Sawtooth Valley Gathering
#SVG6 will feature 20+ live performances from national, regional, and local acts at Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park on August 6-7, 2021. Live music will also be produced August 5 -8 at Mountain Village Resort's – Velvet Falls Dance Hall. Beverage, food, arts, and craft vendors, workshops, and much more will all be offered in addition to the scheduled musical performances. Learn More »

7/30-8/24: 2023 Sun Valley Music Festival
Extraordinary, admission-free performances featuring world-class musicians. Learn More »

August

8/4: SVGA Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts nine gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public.  Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists. Learn More »

8/11: SVMoA Summer Concert Series: The Record Company
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8/11-13: 2023 Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival
Taking place in beautiful Atkinson Park in downtown Ketchum, the festival welcomes over 100 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. Learn More »

8/17-20: Annual Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend supporting a worthy cause. What began as a golf tournament among friends has expanded beyond the golf course into a four-day affair showcasing the best of Sun Valley. The traditional event lineup includes an Idaho Welcome BBQ, Live & Silent Auction Gala, Concert for a Cure, and outdoor activities that include fly fishing, sport shooting, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting. Learn More »

8/18: Walk & Wine
Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden's Board of Directors and staff for another boutique event celebrating fine wine and tapas in the beautiful late summer botanical bounty of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden! Wine tasting and paired appetizers will be served up, along with chances to win wine and adventure packages! Learn More »

8/20-21: Wood River Valley Studio Tour
Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the 9th annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public. Learn More »

8/26+27: Summer's End ~ The Draper Rendezvous
The 2nd Annual Summer's End ~ The Draper Rendezvous at Lion's Park and Draper Preserve in historic Hailey, Idaho features 2 Days of National, regional, and local musical acts + food & art vendors. Learn More »

8/30-9/3: Rebecca's Private Idaho 2023
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. Learn More »

September

9/1: SVGA Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts nine gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public.  Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists. Learn More »

Labor Day Weekend, 9/1-3: Wagon Days
In 1958, a few hundred spectators attended what would grow to become one of the largest non-motorized parades in the Pacific Northwest - The Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade! Today, over fifteen thousand people flock to Ketchum to watch this historical parade and celebrate the western heritage it represents. The parade features buggies, carriages and wagons, with the grand finale being the Lewis Ore Wagons and the Big Hitch. Learn More »

9/7-9: Ernest Hemingway Seminar
Literature, lectures, discussions, food, and fellowship. Each year, the Ernest Hemingway Seminar focuses on a particular text or theme and literary and historical context. Learn More »

9/16+17: Oktoberfest!
Get Your German on, Idaho Style at Sawtooth Brewery's 10th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest! Join us at Sun Valley's Festival Meadows for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Learn More »

TBD: Sun Valley Half Marathon
Course starts at the YMCA, heads south on the bike path, turns left into Elkhorn, climbs over Elkhorn and back down to Sun Valley Rd. Then it takes a right turn on the bike path toward Trail Creek and does an out and back before heading back into Ketchum and finishes at the town square. Learn More »

October

10/5-9: Trailing of the Sheep – 26th Anniversary!
Trailing of the Sheep has been named in the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World, Top 200 Best U.S. Festivals and the Top 100 Festivals in N. America. In 2013, USA Today named it One of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in America.  It is also the recipient of the Governor's Award for Cultural Heritage. Learn More »

10/12-16: 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. Learn More »

10/20: Blazing Pumpkins at Swiftsure Ranch
Hundreds and hundreds of glowing jack O'Lanterns, s'mores, by the fire, apple bobbing, face painting, cornhole, dancing, and much more! Learn More »

10/29: Halloween Fall Festival @ Sun Valley Resort
Festivities include trick or treating through the shops, a costume parade with prizes, live music, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, lawn games, and a showing of “Hotel Transylvania”. All activities are free! Learn More »

10/31: Hailey Halloween Hoopla
Main Street in Hailey becomes hallowed ground for trick or treaters during the annual Hailey Halloween Hoopla, sponsored by the Chamber – Hailey & Wood River Valley and supported by local area merchants. Learn More»


Looking for even more local event information? The Visit Sun Valley Community Calendar has it all: