Arts & Culture

2020 Sun Valley Summer & Fall Events

Events have been an infusion of liveliness to the summer & fall culture in Sun Valley. As with the vast majority of the word we’re living in, these happenings have had to adapt to current state of affairs. In many cases, the ability to host a safe event has not been possible. For others, they have found a way to modify their offerings in ways that range from limited capacities to virtual experiences. While the experiences may not be the same, we’re grateful to still have semblance of their presence. We’ve compiled a list of the 2020 Sun Valley summer & fall events and experiences that are still happening for you to enjoy.

Signature Events

Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference | August 22-23

  • Attend the annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference, virtually this year: It is as important as ever to keep well-being top of mind, no matter where you are. This August 22 & 23rd, Sun Valley’s Wellness event is on with a creative adaptation to the virtual realm. Twenty plus groundbreaking presentations by renowned wellness thought leaders will be streamed during the conference. This is your chance to experience a taste of Sun Valley Wellness from the comfort of your home via a Virtual Pass.

Sun Valley Summer Music Festival | July 26 – August 20

  • This summer, Music Director Alasdair Neale brings you 14 all-new concerts featuring your Festival Orchestra musicians filmed in homes and stages across 43 cities. Award-winning directors, producers, designers, and technicians bring the music to life both acoustically and visually. It’s a musical and cinematic experience you won’t want to miss—one you can enjoy from the comfort of your home or on the lawn at the Sun Valley Pavilion.

Sun Valley Forum | July 28 & 30

  • With the shift to a virtual platform, the focus of the Sun Valley Forum will be addressing local needs with global resources and the rapid advancement of selected projects that have the potential to scale for near-term impact, the Sun Valley Spark Projects. Together, Forum participants will gather expertise and resources around these “shovel-ready” initiatives to accelerate their success.

Rebecca’s Private Idaho | September 3 – 6

  • In addition to the annual gravel grinding bike race, RPI has also integrated a virtual challenge. For 8 weeks leading up to Labor Day weekend, every registered rider will gain intimate access to Rebecca Rusch’s network of performance experts. She will immerse you in my world of training, preparation and education. You’ll be pushed beyond existing boundaries while being supported to crush your own personal Private Idaho weekend.  And when race day arrives, you’ll have a global community of riders to be the wind at your back.

Family of Woman Virtual Film Festival | September 8 – 13

  • Five feature films will be presented virtually, free to the public through The Community Library, September 9 through 13, 2020. The Bonni Curran Memorial Lecture for the Health and Dignity of Women will be presented virtually by the Community Library on September 8 at 6:00 PM.

Oktoberfest | September 18 – 19

  • Get outdoors to the 500 square foot Beer Garden with 7 German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. $5 pints, $8 Liters all weekend! There will be Pints, SiliPints, .5L Glass Boots, 25 oz., and 1L glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to the festival!

Other Events


There’s a great collection of ongoing music throughout the summer and fall with a variety of indoor and outdoor performances. Check in with the following venues to see their weekly line-ups:

It may be a different way that we’re experiencing events this year but we’re grateful that there are still opportunities to stay connected and enjoy them in some fashion or another. Whatever your comfort level is, we hope to see in person or virtually for the 2020 Sun Valley summer & fall events.

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