Local Events

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

Upcoming Events:

Baldy Bash Closing Day Celebration
April 15, 2018
Celebrate the finale to an epic ski season in Sun Valley! Special lift ticket pricing and lodging specials are available! Live music from the Emily Stanton Band, costumes, food & drink specials and more! Learn more here »

Color Me Fearless 5K for Girls On The Run
June 2, 2018
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 run running a 5k. Come enjoy a beautiful course and get colored while supporting the Girls on the Run organization. Other activities include: Live music food vendors, health related vendors, and bubble ball fun! Learn more here »

Sawtooth Relay
June 9, 2018
The Sawtooth Relay is an annual running relay that covers 61.9 miles with 12 legs. Teams of 6 begin the race in Stanley and finish in Ketchum with an after party including food, drinks and live music in the park. The relay offers a wide range of team types including but not limited to a men’s and women’s open, a coed open, and high school teams. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Brewfest
June 16, 2018
Come taste some of the finest craft beers in the Northwest. A $30 donation will get you unlimited beer samples and a souvenir pint glass. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Summer Concert
June 25, 2018
Featuring St. Paul & The Broken Bones with special guests North Mississippi Allstars at Sun Valley Pavilion. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Wellness Festival
June 29-July 2, 2018
For two decades the renowned Sun Valley Wellness Festival 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 here »

Hailey Days of the Old West Celebration
July 1-4, 2018
Hailey, Idaho offers up perhaps the most quintessential hometown 4th of July celebration in the west. Each year Hailey Days of the Old West plays host to the exciting Sawtooth Rangers Rodeo, a fun & unique parade on Main Street with colorful entries and plenty of horses, a shoot-out melodrama, a spectacular fireworks display, pancake breakfasts, lots of live music, antique markets and the new Draper Preserve River Festival. There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages. Learn more here »

2018 Summer Season at the Sun Valley Opera
July 5-7, 2018
Sun Valley's Salute to Freedom Celebration featuring two International Tony Award Winning Broadway superstars, private parties, and concluding with the Sun Valley Pavilion Concert and a spectacular fireworks display. Learn more here »

Ketchum Arts Festival
July 13-15, 2018
The Ketchum Arts Festival features over 100 arts and crafts from Idaho artists, great food, live music, kids’ activities and fun childcare. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Wine Auction
July 19-21, 2018
The Sun Valley Wine Auction allows participants to purchase some of the best wines in the world all in support of community arts & education programs. With over 85 participating wineries, the three day event is an extravaganza of wine, food and culture, sure to please any wine lover. Special events include vintner dinners, an Auction Gala, a wine tasting and Vine & Dine. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference
July 21-24, 2018
For four days, SVWC writers and readers laugh and learn, hike and talk, and stretch the limits of their imagination. The days are filled with books, ideas, stimulation and fun. Extraordinary writers and thinkers talk with an engaged audience about their work, the world, and discuss why literature matters. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Summer Concert
August 1, 2018
Featuring Big Head Todd & The Monsters with special guest Shovels & Rope at River Run Lodge. Learn more here »

Ride Idaho - North Idaho Dream Route
August 4-11, 2018
Ride Idaho is an annual, seven-day, fully supported, cycling tour. The tour is organized and administered by Ride Idaho, a non-profit organization. Ride Idaho showcases our beautiful state by offering diverse, scenic, and fun routes each year. Idaho's landscape is a mix of geographical elements so you may be wowed with tall mountain ranges, rolling farm lands, breezy prairies, or rocky deserts. This diverse landscape is tied together with over 3,000 river miles, more than any other state in the lower 48. Learn more here »

5th Annual Standhope Ultra Challenge
August 11, 2018
Life begins at 10,000ft. This ultra race peaks out at 11,000 feet over rough terrain and passes along the shores of Goat Lake, the highest lake in Idaho. Entrants will be rewarded with a truly breathtaking mountain run. Learn more here »

The 50th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival
August 10-12, 2018
The Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival is an outdoor juried fine arts and crafts show which features numerous crafts including ceramics, fiber, drawing, glass, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, toys, woodworking and 2 and 3-D mixed media art. Live music, artist demonstrations, food vendors, a kid’s area and educational programs also run throughout the weekend. Admission is free. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Summer Concert
August 22, 2018
The Baldygrass One-Night Music Festival, featuring The Infamous Stringdusters with special guests Kuinka & more to be announced. At River Run Lodge. Learn more here »