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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. 

  • Jan 23 to Mar 14

    Celebrating 16 years of bringing vocal expertise, Sun Valley Opera's Winter Series 2017 offers something for everyone  spanning two months - Opera to Pop and Jazz to Broadway. Internationally renowned American...

  • 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

    ​For two decades the renowned Sun Valley Wellness Festival has inspired thousands of people to live healthier lives, and its upcoming 20th anniversary event will celebrate that milestone by featuring some of the world’s...

  • Jun 29 to Jul 02

    The 7th Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival arrives June 29-July 2, 2017!!   Ride Sun Valley is the ultimate celebration of life on two wheels. Visitors can participate or spectate in...

  • 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...

  • Jul 01 to Jul 04

    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...

  • A Celebration of Wine ~ A Benefit for Arts & Education Experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings while enjoying spectacular wines paired with food from world-class chefs. Delight in exclusive Vintner...

  • Jul 23 to Aug 17

    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...

  • Aug 05 to Aug 12

    Ride Idaho

    (All day)
    Ride Idaho

    Ride Idaho 2017!  7-days fully supported, Start and end In Ketchum/Sun Valley, August 5th - 12th  If you live in Idaho or just visit, you can never get enough of the Stanley Basin and the Sawtooth Mountains,...

  • Join the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as they present the 49th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. This Festival is an outdoor juried fine arts and crafts show located in beautiful Ketchum, ID. The Sun Valley...

  • Aug 15 to Aug 20

    The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the ffith annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour...

  • Aug 31 to Sep 04

    Wagon Days

    (All day)

    Join us for Wagon Days' 60th Anniversary, August 31-September 4, 2017 Welcome to yesteryear. Please join us Labor Day weekend as Ketchum celebrates the days before railroads or automobiles reached the town. Come to...

  • Sep 02 to Sep 03

    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...

  • Sep 07 to Sep 09

    Save the date for the annual Ernest Hemingway Festival--details to come!

  • Sep 15 to Sep 16

    Oktoberfest!

    (All day)

    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...

  • Oct 04 to Oct 08

    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...

  • Oct 18 to Oct 22

    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...