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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:

AUGUST

7/29-8/22 - Sun Valley Music Festival, 2019 Summer Concert Series
With free year-round music education programs complimenting free-admission concerts, the Sun Valley Music Festival has claimed a place of world-class status in the North American classical music scene. Learn More »

8/1 - Thursday Nights at The Hangout featuring Mark Mueller
Your summer just got that much better… Join us for free music, yard games, fire pits and food specials outside @ The Hangout every Thursday through September 5th, 2019. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your pups, because it’s going to be a weekly party that you won’t want to miss.

8/2 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.

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.

8/8 - Thursday Nights at The Hangout featuring James Tautkus
Your summer just got that much better… Join us for free music, yard games, fire pits and food specials outside @ The Hangout every Thursday through September 5th, 2019. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your pups, because it’s going to be a weekly party that you won’t want to miss.

8/9 - Sun Valley Story Tour
A free bus tour highlighting the area's rich heritage! Learn More »

8/9 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.

8/9-11 - Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival
This summer we celebrate the 51st edition of the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Head to beautiful Atkinson Park in downtown Ketchum to view works by 130 professional artists and craftspeople. This festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts and crafts show that is completely free and open to the public. Learn More »

8/9-13 - Perseid Meteor Shower
One of the most sought after meteor showers of the year happens every August and Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve is one of the best places to view this incredible celestial event. Warm summer nights and clear dark skies make the Sun Valley, Idaho a prime destination to take it all in. Learn More »

8/10 - Sun Valley On Ice
Watch in awe as Nathan Chen, 2019 World Champion and U.S. National Champion, takes the ice! Learn More »

8/11 - Sun Valley Music Festival Gala Concert ft. Branford Marsalis
Marsalis is acclaimed for both his classical work with orchestras, as well as his Grammy Award® winning work as a soloist and with the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Learn More »

8/12 - Jenna McLean Quintet
Join Downbeat award-winning jazz vocalist Jenna McLean and her band on their West Coast Tour for Jenna’s latest album release, Brighter Day. Learn More »

8/13 - Ketch'em Alive!
The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch'em Alive summer concert series.

8/14 - Comedy of Errors | Shakespeare in the Park
Bring your picnic basket, low folding chairs or blanket and find your spot on the beautiful lawn in the Forest Service Park in Ketchum. Then settle in for a hilarious evening of fine acting and music! Learn More »

8/14-17 - Annual Killbrew-Thompson Memorial
For over 42 years, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament has gathered members of Congress, celebrities, corporate sponsors and supporters in Sun Valley, Idaho with one common goal: to find a cure for cancer. Learn More »

8/15 - Thursday Nights at The Hangout featuring DJ Marlene
Your summer just got that much better… Join us for free music, yard games, fire pits and food specials outside @ The Hangout every Thursday through September 5th, 2019. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your pups, because it’s going to be a weekly party that you won’t want to miss.

8/16 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.

8/21 - Comedian Eddie Ifft
Eddie Ifft has been called one of the most underrated comics in America by the Onion and has proudly told jokes around the world to sold-out crowds in over 15 countries. Eddie is the host of one of the most successful podcasts in the comedy world called “Talkin’ Sh*t”. Learn More »

8/22 - Thursday Nights at The Hangout featuring Charlie Schubert
Your summer just got that much better… Join us for free music, yard games, fire pits and food specials outside @ The Hangout every Thursday through September 5th, 2019. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your pups, because it’s going to be a weekly party that you won’t want to miss.

8/23 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.

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

8/28 - Gimlets in the Garden | Sawtooth Botanical Garden Summer Gala
A night to invest in celebrating plants and inspiring people… come experience one of the valley’s premier (yet intimate) fundraising event precisely where you’ll see the direct impact of your support: the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road just 4 miles south of Ketchum. Learn More »

8/29 - Thursday Nights at The Hangout featuring Jimmy Mitchell Band
Your summer just got that much better… Join us for free music, yard games, fire pits and food specials outside @ The Hangout every Thursday through September 5th, 2019. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your pups, because it’s going to be a weekly party that you won’t want to miss.

8/29-9/1 - Rebecca's Private Idaho
Rebecca’s Private Idaho is your ticket to the wild, rugged Idaho that few people know. Ride 100 miles with mountain bike endurance champion Rebecca Rusch on grueling gravel roads, through canyons, over summits, and across high mountain basins. When you’re done, expect a healthy dose of western hospitality and the good feeling that comes from supporting charities like the Wood River Bike Coalition, People for Bikes, and World Bicycle Relief.

8/30 - Sun Valley Story Tour
A free bus tour highlighting the area's rich heritage! Learn More »

8/30 - Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks
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 »

8/30 - Sun Valley Opera Concert
Save the Date! Act to be announced!

8/30-9/1 - Wagon Days
Come to Main Street and see the largest non-motorized parade in the Pacific Northwest. Wheels, wagons and western cowboys combine with marching bands and Basque dancers to make this a lively, colorful event. As the parade ends, we roll from the past into the present with live music at the Street Party on Town Square.
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8/31 - Wagon Days Street Party feat. Brandon Lay
This year’s live music event features Tennessee singer-songwriter, Brandon Lay, a member of CMT’s “Listen Up” program for 2019. The CMT campaign spotlights today’s new country artists and has launched the careers of country music superstars. 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 »


SEPTEMBER

9/1 - Off the Wagon Days Festival
Featuring live music, food, drinks + vendors! Free and open to the public. Learn More »

9/1 - Ryan Bingham LIVE at the Sun Valley Pavilion
RJK Entertainment & The Sun Valley Resort Present Ryan Bingham ft. Full Band Experience with Special Guest The Social Animals on Sunday September 1st 2019 at Sun Valley Pavilion. Learn More »

9/5 - Thursday Nights at The Hangout featuring Hurdy Gurdy Girls
Your summer just got that much better… Join us for free music, yard games, fire pits and food specials outside @ The Hangout every Thursday through September 5th, 2019. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your pups, because it’s going to be a weekly party that you won’t want to miss.

9/5-7 - Ernest Hemingway Seminar - 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'
For three days we will explore this text, the history surrounding it, and Hemingway’s local and regional connection to it. In addition to a dynamic array of talks/lectures and opportunities for discussion, we will enjoy some film, good food, fellowship and local history, all of which make this Hemingway seminar unique. Learn More »

9/6 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.

9/6+7 - C!rca at Argyros Performing Arts Center
Australian based contemporary circus company Circa is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus – pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. Learn More »

9/7 - Full Tilt Enduro MTB Race
Full Tilt sponsored by LOGE is the Northwest’s brand new three-race enduro mountain bike series, featuring a fully lift-assisted race & repeat format with multi-runs down every stage. Paired with SPORTident’s world-class timing system it’s rolling starts, flying finishes, race and repeat and instant results at the end to calculate your best time from each stage for the win! Learn More »

9/12+13 - “Conversations with Exceptional Women” Annual Conference with the Alturas Institute
Hosted by the Alturas Institute, and in collaboration with The Community Library, come and meet exceptional women who have found their voices, and, moreover, hear their stories. Speakers include writer Karen Crouse, eight-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt, Mariel Hemingway, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Tara Buck, among others. Learn More »

9/13 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.

9/20 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.

9/27 - Music in Town Square
A weekly concert featuring a variety of artists and genres presented by the City of Ketchum. Friday nights @ 5pm.


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