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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 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 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...

  • Aug 19 to Aug 20

    Picture yourself with family, friends and loved ones enjoying the last bit of summertime with the scenic Sawtooth mountain range in the background. Nothing brings people together like live music and nature. Clear your...

  • 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!

  • Feb 27 to Mar 05

    The Family of Woman Film Festival was founded in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2008, by Friends of UNFPA Board Member, Peggy Elliott Goldwyn, to bring attention to the work of the United Nations Population Fund, which works in...

  • Mar 15 to Mar 19

    “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...

  • May 26 to May 29

    Celebrating 20 years! Recognized as one of the top wellness events in the US, the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, takes place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2017. Check back here early January for an updated 2017...

  • Jun 30 to Jul 03

    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...