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There is never a shortage of things to do and see in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. From sporting events, to golf tournaments, to plays and film festivals, there is always something exciting marking the calendar. We've listed a few major events below, but to get a full listing, visit ketchumcandy.com. With a convenient location in downtown Ketchum, the Hotel Ketchum is the perfect base for summer activities and events in the Sun Valley!


Upcoming Events:

JUNE

6/1 - Color Me Fearless 5k for Girls on the Run
The Color Me Fearless 5k will benefit the Girls on the Run program in the Wood River Valley. Miles will be marked with paint stations to add some good ol' fun to running a 5k. Come enjoy a beautiful course and get colored with us while supporting the Girls on the Run organization. Other activities include: Live music food vendors, health related vendors, and bubble ball fun! Learn More »

6/5 - Gravel Less Traveled Academy
A new adventure experience in Rebecca’s Idaho - Train on Idaho’s trails with Rebecca and learn new mind/body techniques. Sharpen your physical and mental skills while you take your training and health to the next level. This all levels camp will allow participants to ride and work in small groups with similar ability riders. Learn More »

6/8 - Sawtooth Relay
Idaho's most famous relay race! Learn More »

6/8 - Street Party for the Planet
The ERC closes off Washington Avenue in Ketchum between fourth and fifth streets to host an annual celebration of our work and our local environment! Enjoy bites by local restaurants while dancing or playing family-friendly lawn games. Sweet treats and beverages will be available for purchase as well. Learn More »

6/12 - Gravel Backcountry Academy
Experience epic Idaho mountain biking with Rebecca and her team in a small group environment where you will be able to challenge yourself daily, hone your skills with experts, and recovery nightly with concierge backcountry food, lodging, and exceptional views. Learn More »

6/15 - Sun Valley Brewfest
Don’t miss the chance to sample some of the finest craft beer in the Northwest right here in beautiful Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. Learn More »

6/18-8/6 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series: free concerts at Forest Service Park every Tuesday, June 18 through August 6, 2019. Learn More »

6/20 - Sheeptown Drag Races
More information coming soon! Learn More »

6/21 - Summer Lifts Open
A trip to world-famous Bald Mountain is as easy as a gondola ride; from the summit, you can stroll the meadows or challenge yourself to a full day on the trails! Learn More »

6/21 - Summer Solstice Soiree
Celebrate the official start of the summer season with a soiree in Ketchum Town Square. Featuring live music, kids' activities, food & beverage vendors, a Dark Sky celebration and more. Learn More »

6/21-23 - Outerbike
Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails of Sun Valley ID. For three days, the world’s premier bike and gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. You can browse the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. Learn More »

6/21-23 - Celebrate Summer @ The Market
Gather at The Market to celebrate summer with friends and family, music and food, and unique handcrafted & vintage goods. Located here at Hotel Ketchum, The Market will kickoff on the evening of the Summer Solstice (Friday, June 21) with a “sneak peek” of makers, live local DJ, food, libations and more! Learn More »

6/22 - Free Yoga in the Plaza
Free Yoga in the Plaza at River Run Plaza, please bring your own mat and arrive 10-15 minutes before each session. Two sessions: 8:45am + 10am. Learn More »

6/23-7/28 - Jazz in the Park
The City of Ketchum presents Jazz in the Park, every Sunday, June 23 through July 28, 2019.
Bring your lowback chairs and picnics! Learn More »

6/24 - Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ziggy Marley
Two amazing musicians and their bands—one stage, one night. Learn More »

6/25 - Wood River Farmers' Market
Come join in on the fun, meet the hardworking farmers and artists who sell their homemade and home-grown products and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the open-air markets. Learn More »

6/25 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.

6/28-7/1 - Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference
For over two decades the renowned Sun Valley Wellness Festival and Conference has inspired thousands of people to live healthier lives, and features some of the world’s foremost wellness speakers. The four-day conference features top wellness experts with more than 30 presentations and workshops addressing diverse aspects of body, mind, spirit, and environmental wellness. The festival also offers movement classes, a Wellness Experience Hall, music, and more. Learn More »

6/29 - Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr. with special guest McKenna Faith
RJK Entertainment & The Sun Valley Resort Present Granger Smith Ft. Earl Dibbles Jr. with Special Guest McKenna Faith Saturday June 29th 2019 at Sun Valley Pavilion. Learn More »

6/30 - Jazz in the Park
The City of Ketchum presents Jazz in the Park, every Sunday.


JULY

7/2 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.

7/2 - Killer Queen
Come rock out to the classics from Boehmian Rhapsody to Somebody to Love and, of course, Killer Queen with England's premiere Queen tribute band! Learn More »

7/4 - Sun Valley On Ice
Watch in awe as Olympic gold medalists Alysa Liu & Ryan Bradley take the ice! Learn More »

7/4-7/7 - Hailey Days of the Old West
Hailey, Idaho offers up perhaps the most quintessential hometown 4th of July celebration in the west. There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages. Pancakes breakfasts, kids' carnival, antique fairs, rodeos, a parade and of course, fireworks! Learn More »

7/5 - Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts seven 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 »

7/5+6 - Dock Dogs
Information coming soon! Learn More »

7/5-7 - Ballet Sun Valley
San Francisco Ballet will bring 38 Company dancers from 13 countries to perform two completely different programs in the iconic Sun Valley Pavilion. Learn More »

7/7 - Jazz in the Park
The City of Ketchum presents Jazz in the Park, every Sunday.

7/9 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.

7/9 - The Robert Cray Band
Robert Cray is one of the biggest names on the modern blues scene. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. Learn More »

7/11 - 2019 Hemingway Distinguished Lecture
Terry Tempest Williams, a writer who has charted a new course for environmental writing and the literature of the American West, will deliver The Community Library’s 3rd annual Hemingway Distinguished Lecture. Williams has been called a “citizen writer” and is a passionate advocate for freedom of speech. She also is a gifted teacher, serving most recently as writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School. Learn More »

7/12-14 - Ketchum Arts Festival
A midsummer celebration of the arts featuring over 100 Idaho artists, live music, food & drinks, free kids' activities and more! Learn More »

7/13 - Backcountry Run
The 39th Annual Backcountry Run presented by The Mill SV. The course is a grueling romp through the Adams Gulch and Fox Creek trail areas near the Sun Valley Idaho ski area. Total vertical feet exchanged 3570. Start to 1st High point 1140' Second Vertical Climb 610' Total Vertical Climb 1750' Total Vertical up and down 3570' Dash for cash $100.00 cash prize to the first male and female runner to the top of Griffin Butte. $50.00 cash prize to the Overall fastest male and female finisher. Learn More »

7/14 - Mountaintop Yoga on Bald Mountain
Get your zen on at 9,150'. $40 per person, includes a complimentary gondola ticket. Learn More »

7/14 - Jazz in the Park
The City of Ketchum presents Jazz in the Park, every Sunday.

7/16 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.

7/17 - Sun Valley Opera Concert
Acts to be announced. Learn More »

7/18-20 - Sun Valley Wine Auction
A celebration of wine and a benefit for arts and education. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings while enjoying spectacular wines paired with food from world-class chefs. Delight in exclusive Vintner Dinners, an unforgettable Auction Gala and a lively Wine Tasting and Vine & Dine. Learn More »

7/20 - Sun Valley On Ice
Watch in awe as Olympic gold medalists Madison Hubbell & Zach Donohue take the ice! Learn More »

7/21 - Jazz in the Park
The City of Ketchum presents Jazz in the Park, every Sunday.

7/23 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.

7/24 - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with special guest Lucius
Learn More »

7/27 - Sun Valley On Ice
Watch in awe as Olympian Jason Brown takes the ice! Learn More »

7/28 - Jazz in the Park
The City of Ketchum presents Jazz in the Park, every Sunday.

7/30 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.


AUGUST

8/3 - Sun Valley On Ice
Watch in awe as Olympian Ashley Wagner takes the ice! Learn More »

8/5 - Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Learn More »

8/6 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.

8/9-11 - Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival
Information coming soon. Learn More »

8/24 - Sun Valley On Ice
Watch in awe as 4x Olympic Gold Medalist Jeremy Abbott takes the ice! Learn More »

8/31 - Sun Valley On Ice
Watch in awe as 2019 Olympic Gold Medalists Ashley Cain & Timothy DeLuc take the ice! Learn More »


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