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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. 

  • Oct 07 to Oct 11

    Trailing of the Sheep Festival

    Arts, Culture & Nature
    (All day)

    This year's festival will be held October 8-11, 2015 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...

  • Oct 14 to Oct 18

    Join us in 2015! October 14-18.Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival

  • Oct 16 to Oct 17


    (All day)

    Join us for brew, bike and bands - October 16-17. Now in its twelfth year, the PowerHouse and Sun Valley Magazine  present, a cycling and brew festival that has taken a truly organic turn with the addition of original...

  • 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...

  • Jan 29 to Feb 07

    The opening day of the SVNF activities will be the Saturday 1/30/16.Details TBA 

  • Feb 22 to Feb 28

    The 9th annual Family of Woman Film Festival returns February 22-28, 2016.The theme is "Women Thinking Globally and Acting Locally".Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts will be The Bonni Curran...

  • Mar 02 to Mar 06

    Sun Valley Film Festival

    Arts, Culture & Nature
    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    “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

    Details to come!

  • Jun 23 to Jun 26

    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...

  • 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-...

  • 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 31 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...

  • Aug 05 to Aug 06

    Northern Rockies Music Festival

    12:00am to 12:00pm

    A family-friendly, long-running mulit-genre music festival takes place every year in the Wood River Valley. With food and arts vendors, camping, beer and wine sales, raffles and much more. The 39th annual Northern...

  • 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 likely be a three-day event featuring the White Knob Mountains and the Copper Basin area, going along with the 60K and 25K. This is not a beginner-level ultra...

  • 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...