Dec
10
Sat
Winter Wonderland Festival Kick Off @ Sun Valley Resort
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Wonderland Festival Kick Off @ Sun Valley Resort

Join us on Saturday, December 10th for the Winter Wonderland Kick Off! Festivities include:

Santa Shop & Stroll and Cookie Decorating – 12pm to 4pm

Visit Santa for photos in the Boiler Room, as well as fun and festive cookie decorating! Individual cookies can be purchased for $12.50/each and children will be given a space in the Boiler Room to decorate. Carolers will be strolling, singing and bringing the holiday cheer!

 Shop for a Cause at all Sun Valley Village Retail – All Day

Shoppers at select stores in the Village including the Brass Ranch, Pete Lane’s, Signatures, and the Lodge Gift Shop can take care of everything on their holiday list while supporting local nonprofits in the community with the “Shop for a Cause” event. A percentage of all purchases will support the Environmental Resource Center, 43 North, and Girls on the Run in the Wood River Valley.

Holiday Movie at the Opera House – Doors open at 4pm, Movie at 4:30pm

Tickets can be purchased at the Opera House day of for $5, or in advance at the Rec Office.

Dec
17
Sat
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Sun Valley Resort @ Sun Valley Village
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Sun Valley Resort @ Sun Valley Village | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the Village in front of the duck pond Saturday, December 17th with music beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Activities include an appearance by Santa, live holiday music by Faculty Lounge, ice carvings, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and a cash bar. Festivities begin at 5:30pm with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. sharp!

Dec
24
Sat
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks @ Sun Valley Resort
Dec 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks @ Sun Valley Resort

The Sun Valley Carolers will take the stage at 5:30pm with some Christmas favorites. Additional programming to follow with the annual torchlight parade making its way down Dollar Mountain on Christmas Eve! As always, complimentary cookies and cocoa will be served for all to enjoy!

Dec
31
Sat
Winter Wonderland Festival | Sun Valley Resort @ Sun Valley Resort
Dec 31 2022 – Jan 24 2023 all-day
Winter Wonderland Festival | Sun Valley Resort @ Sun Valley Resort | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States

Festivities abound this holiday season with a variety of activities for the whole family around the Sun Valley Village. Throughout the season, join us for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Open Air Holiday Market, performances by the Sun Valley Carolers, Brunch with Santa, ice carving demonstrations, gingerbread houses and the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and fireworks.

Mar
29
Wed
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
Mar 29 – Apr 2 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
Returning for its 12th year, SVFF kicks off another five days of Films, Coffee Talks, Parties and more.

SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education.

Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. In the past, Festival guests include Hollywood legends such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Geena Davis, and Oliver Stone as well as avant-garde writers and filmmakers like Stephen Gaghan and Mark and Jay Duplass. With over 4,000 yearly attendees, SVFF has become known as the Festival for Filmmakers.

The Sun Valley Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To support and learn more about SVFF opportunities, visit sunvalleyfilmfestival.org

 

 

May
26
Fri
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference @ Various Locations
May 26 – May 29 all-day

The Sun Valley Wellness Festival (SVWF) has been at the forefront of the wellness movement for decades. Its pioneering wellness programs have positively impacted thousands of individuals in the local and global communities. 2023 will be the 26th year of the festival, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, officially launching the summer event season in the Sun Valley area. Festival programs and activities will be held at the Argyros Performing Arts Center and the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho.

Building on its history of highlighting inspired thought leaders, the 2023 SVWF will feature dozens of pioneering presentations and workshops from leading wellness experts. The festival also will offer a free Experience Hall, which includes a variety of wellness vendors, as well as movement, and yoga classes, and unique guided outdoor wellness adventures such as holistic hiking and mountain meditations.

The festival is produced by the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness Institute (SVWI), whose dedicated board and staff work tirelessly to create a world-class wellness event. Stepping into the lead role is new SVWI President, Allison Quistgard Scherer, who is taking the reins from 2022 SVWI Board President Geneal Thompson, as she transitions into the role of Past President.

In handing over the leadership torch to Quistgard Scherer, Thompson remarked, “Allison is ideally suited for this new position, and I know that she will light the way for the 2023 Festival to flourish. I look forward to working with her and the Directors of the SVWF Board to ignite and bring forth what we do so well.”

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About Sun Valley Wellness – Sun Valley Wellness Festival

Sun Valley Wellness is a non-profit wellness organization that brings together globally recognized, innovative programming, speakers and experiences that inspire transformation via the four wellness pillars of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Environment. Its flagship event is the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, held annually each spring in Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho.

The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is recognized as one of the longest-running wellness festival in the world. The event started in the resort community of Sun Valley, Idaho in 1997, just as wellness was beginning as a movement. Created by a passionate group of local wellness experts and advocates, the goal was to provide a platform for inspiration and education on innovative wellness topics. The Festival was produced and managed by the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau until 2005 when the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness organization was created to assume responsibility of the event.

The Festival’s ongoing commitment to excellence has led to steady growth of the event over the past two and a half decades and fostered Sun Valley’s reputation as a major wellness destination. The Festival’s ability to attract top wellness speakers each year is a testament to its influence in the world of wellness. Past speakers include Elisabeth Gilbert, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Gregg Braden, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Vandana Shiva, Dr. James Doty, Glennon Doyle, J. Ivy, Dr. Abraham Verghese, Seth Cohen, MD, MSc, MC Yogi, Byron Katie, Rich Roll, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Colleen McCann, Dr. Zach Bush, Mark Nepo, Preetthaji, Kris Carr, Rebecca Rusch, Dr. Masaru Emoto, Toni Childs, Dr. Eben Alexander, Baptist De Pepe, Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, Bea Johnson, Diana Nyad, Dr. Devra Davis, Dan Millman, Austyn Wells, Roshi Joan Halifax, Marianne Williamson, Robert Thurman, Arianna Huffington, Dr. John Medina and many others.

Media Contacts

Heather LaMonica Deckard, SVWellness Executive Director, [email protected], 208-720-4535

Carol Waller, CW Communications, [email protected], 208-720-3965

More information at sunvalleywellness.org

Jul
14
Fri
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

Ketchum Arts Festival is an annual celebration of Idaho art in the shadow of Sun Valley’s Baldy Mountain.

Take a breather from your busy summer schedule and spend some time sampling great food and beer, and perusing the creative output of more than 100 Idaho artists. The kiddos will enjoy free activities in a special area while the folks can shop. Even Fido can visit with her friends (from the safety of a leash). Festival Meadow is easily accessed from the Bitterroot stop of the free Mountain Rides Blue Route bus or with a short stroll from Ketchum or Sun Valley on the bike path. More information can be found at www.ketchumartsfestival.com or Facebook/KetchumArtsFestival.

Free admission. More info: www.ketchumartsfestival.com

Jul
22
Sat
Sun Valley Writers’ Conference @ Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day
Sun Valley Writers' Conference @ Sun Valley Pavilion

Save the Dates for 2023: Saturday, July 22 – Monday July 24.

More information coming soon.

2022 Talks Are Now Available Online!

Did you know that we have select talks from the 2022 Conference available on our website? Both video and audio recordings are now streamable. And, all talks are free, so you can easily share with friends and family!

For more information, please visit www.svwc.com

 

Jul
30
Sun
Sun Valley Music Festival @ Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 30 – Aug 24 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival @ Sun Valley Pavilion

Thank you for an amazing 2022 season!

Save the dates for summer 2023: July 30 – August 24.

 

About Sun Valley Music Festival

The Sun Valley Music Festival’s mission is to enrich, inspire, and instill in our community a lifelong love of classical music through extraordinary, free concerts and education programs. Festival programs provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to listen, learn, and play. Now in its 37th year, it is the largest privately supported, free-admission orchestra in the United States.

Over 100 world-class musicians from North America’s most distinguished orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Houston Symphony, comprise the Festival Orchestra. Summer Season concerts are held in July and August at the spectacular R.E. Holding Sun Valley Pavilion, in the mountain-resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Internationally renowned guest artists such as Gautier Capuçon, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Kristin Chenoweth, Seraphic Fire, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet have performed with the Festival.

The Festival strives to introduce every Wood River Valley student to the joys of classical music, to inspire the next generation of music lovers. Its year-round and summer Music Institute programs provide tuition-free instruction for string, piano, and voice students of all skill levels — from elementary through high school — that goes beyond the fundamentals and embraces the entire musician.

 

Aug
11
Fri
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

This summer we celebrate the 54th edition of the popular Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Join us in beautiful Atkinson Park just off Main Street in Ketchum as we welcome 132 professional artists and craftspeople from 27 different states to the Wood River Valley.

This Festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts show that includes world-class artwork in categories such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry and more. The rigorous jury process used to select artists ensures the residents and visitors to the Festival will see truly exceptional work in all different categories. This Festival also has food trucks, a picnic area, live music, and a kids’ activity area. It is completely free and open to the public.

Hours

Friday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm