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Featured Events

With events ranging from the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in October to the cinematic indulgence of the Sun Valley Film Festival in March, it is no surprise that many of the events that epitomize Sun Valley are very often unclassifiable or just simply unique.

The calendar listings below provide an overview of these unique festivals along with other upcoming festivals and events. 

  • Jun 23 to Jun 26

    Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival

    Sporting Events
    (All day)

    The 6th Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival arrives June 23-26, 2016!!   This perennial event rolls four days of everything bike under the sun into a wheel spinning blur of good times, awesome races, live entertainment...

  • Jun 28 to Sep 05

    Sun Valley has a full spectrum of musical offerings slated for the summer!Grab your (lowback!) lawn chairs and picnic blankets for some rockin' shows under the stars! At River Run Lodge, The Sun Valley Center for the...

  • Jul 01 to Jul 04

    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.  Renowned humorist Dave Barry even profiled Hailey’s...

  • Jul 02 to Jul 04

    The New Hailey Rodeo Park is the place to be July 2nd, 3rd and 4th for the 68th annual "Days of the Old West Rodeo". This Rodeo has been voted Rodeo Of The Year, for ten consecutive years by the IMPRA Rodeo Association...

  • Jul 08 to Jul 10

    17th Annual Ketchum Arts Festival Promises Enchantment It’s time for artists and participants alike to save the date for the popular Ketchum Arts Festival July 8-10, 2016. Celebrating over 100 visually enchanting art-...

  • Jul 10 to Jul 12

    From Risk to Opportunity: Collaboration, Innovation and Investment for a Resilient World Hosted by the Sun Valley Institute, a Center for Resilience, the Sun Valley Forum on Resilience gathers leaders across government...

  • Jul 12 to Jul 15

    Sun Valley Writers' Conference

    Arts, Culture & Nature
    12:00am to 12:00pm

    The Sun Valley Writers' Conference is a festival of ideas and literature with some of the most extraordinary writers and thinkers in the world, the most generous audience one is ever likely to encounter – close to 1,000...

  • Join us for three glorious days in the heart of the mountains in world-renowned Sun Valley to celebrate the finest in food and wine and art and culture in our community. This authentic mountain party transports you to...

  • Jul 22 to Jul 23

    The only event of its kind in North America, Sun Valley Road Rally returns on July 22-23, 2016 for a weekend of world class car rallying and cruising. Participants travel from all over the world to enjoy this unique...

  • Jul 24 to Aug 18

    With free year-round music education programs complimenting free-admission concerts, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony has claimed a place of world-class status in the North American classical music scene. What really sets...

  • Join the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as they present the 48th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. This Festival is an outdoor juried fine arts and crafts show located in beautiful Ketchum, ID. The Sun Valley Center for...

  • Aug 16 to Aug 21

    4th Annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour- August 16-21, 2016Connecting artists and art lovers through an annual exploration of local artist studios, art education workshops, collectors' series lectures, and more! 

  • Aug 18 to Aug 20

    Welcome to the Standhope Ultra Challenge (the SUC)! 2016 will feature the 60K and 30K on August 20th. This is not a beginner-level ultra. The race peaks out at 11,000 feet over rough terrain and passes along the shores...

  • Sep 01 to Sep 05

    Wagon Days

    (All day)

    Wagon Days, September 1-September 5, 2016 Welcome to yesteryear. Please join us Labor Day weekend as Ketchum celebrates the days before railroads or automobiles reached the town. Come to Main Street and watch the...

  • Sep 03 to Sep 04

    Professional bike racer and one of the world's top endurance athletes Rebecca Rusch (known as "The Queen of Pain") is celebrating her hometown with the 4th Annual Rebecca’s Private Idaho, an event of her own invention...

  • Sep 08 to Sep 10

      The Community Library presents the 2016 Ernest Hemingway Festival, "Hemingway and Nature," September 8-10. Registration opens June 15. This year marks the eleventh year of the Hemingway conference program, and it is...

  • Sep 16 to Sep 18

    Come get your German on at the Valley's largest Oktoberfest with something for everyone all weekend.  More information will be coming,but add it to your calendar today!   And remember, no cover, the beer stein is your...

  • Oct 06 to Oct 09

    The Trailing of the Sheep Festival was started in 1996 in response to the rapid loss of farms and ranches and the rapid growth in the Wood River Valley. The Festival preserves the stories and colorful history of sheep...

  • Oct 14 to Oct 15

    Crosstoberfest

    (All day)

    Crosstoberfest is a premiere event to reach beer enthusiasts and bike lovers throughout our region. The beer festival is on Saturday and will consist of lots of brewer’s tents regional and national marketing to bring as...

  • Oct 19 to Oct 23

    Sun Valley Jazz and Music FestivalFive 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...

  • Dec 01 to Dec 31

    Flocked in a frosty coat of white and adorned with shimmering lights, wreaths, and a passionate reverence for time honored tradition and family gathering, few places are as magical during Christmas as Sun Valley.As the...

  • Feb 02 to Feb 05

    Shorter but mightier!Town Sprints kick off the festivities on Thursday and the Boulder Mountain Tour will be Saturday, February 4th. More 2017 details to come!

  • Mar 08 to Mar 12

    “Where Vision Comes Into Focus”​ Sun Valley, Idaho has been welcoming the film industry since Averell Harriman opened America's first ski resort in 1936. To celebrate the area’s Hollywood heritage and bring it into the...