Wood River Trail
Jan 27 – Feb 28 all-day
BCRD Wood River Trail Challenge @ Wood River Trail
12:00 am
Blaine County Recreation District invites the community to join in the free 2023 Wood River Trail Challenge, which runs from January 27 through February 28 To complete the challenge, participants must ski, walk, snowshoe, or snowbike the entire 32 kilometers of the Wood River Trail, from Hulen Meadows in Ketchum to Gannett Road in Bellevue. Participants may tackle the challenge all at once or break the trail up into sections and complete them between January 27 – February 28. Finishers will need to complete and mail a form to receive a prize from the BCRD. The Wood River Trail is a 32-kilometer multi-use, year-round path that provides a non-motorized connection between the Wood River Valley communities of Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. BCRD grooms the Wood River Trail in the winter and provides this resource free for all users. MAP HERE
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
BCRD Ski the Rails
10:00 am
Save the Date! Details coming soon.
Feb 12 @ 8:30 am
Papoose Club Nordic Cup @ TBD | Hailey | Idaho | United States
8:30 am
A more recent addition to the Papoose Club community events, the Nordic Cup has been held in the Wood River Valley since 2006. Depending on snow conditions the event is held either in Quigley Canyon in Hailey or Sun Valley Nordic center. The cross-country event is open to youth aged 3-13 who may race in skate or classic disciplines. This free community event put on by Papoose Club volunteers in partnership with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Nordic ski program and the Blaine County Recreation District.  
81 Browning Ln, Bellevue, ID
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm
Wood River Extreme Skijoring @ 81 Browning Ln, Bellevue, ID | Idaho | United States
12:00 pm
Pre-registration is Required! Registration form can be mailed to Michelle Bobbitt PO Box 108, Bellevue, ID 83313 faxed to 208-788-0106 emailed to [email protected] Download WRESJA Registration Form, Registration-Form Download WRESJA Race Rules Form, Race Rules Download WRESJA Waiver and Release Form, Waiver Winter in Idaho’s Wood River Valley means lots of snow and plenty of ways to enjoy it, including unique events like the annual Wood River Extreme Ski Joring Races. Produced by the Wood Extreme Ski Joring Association (WRESJA), this event features cowboys with their fast horses racing with brave skiers and snowboarders and promises a weekend of fast action fun that the whole family will enjoy. Ski Joring is a winter sport in which a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog or a motor vehicle. It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring, meaning “ski driving”. In the Wood River Valley horses are used.  A successful run of this race means crossing the finish line of the 600-900-foot course with the skier having executed one to three jumps ranging from three to six feet high and grabbing from three to nine rings. The rider must also grab a ring. Points are deducted for missed or dropped rings and ...
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dark Sky Dinners @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
5:30 pm
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up! When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Friday, December 21, 2022 Saturday, January 21, 2023 Monday, February 20, 2023 Doors open at 5:30pm Where: Sawtooth Botanical Garden | 9 Gimlet Road | 4 miles south of Ketchum (Located at the southern gateway to the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve!)
BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
Feb 25 all-day
BCRD Ski Free Day! @ BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
12:00 am
For four days this season, BCRD welcomes the community to enjoy free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails. The 32-kilometer multi-use Wood River Trail, which runs from Ketchum to Bellevue, is always free. The Wood River Trail is groomed every other day and is open to skiers, walkers, dogs, and fat-bikes. The Ski Free Days for the 2022/23 season are: Saturday, December 10 Sunday, January 8 Saturday, February 25 Wednesday, March 22 For Ski Free Day on Saturday December 10th at Galena: – Free rentals at Galena (no reservations) – Free 30 minute skate or classic group lessons at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00 (no reservations – just walk into the shop)  
The Argyros
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Moth Mainstage @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
Curated events featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth directors. Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller and always told live. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.
Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center Field Day @ SNRA | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Join the Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center instructors for a field day covering avalanche rescue basics, snowpack layering, avalanche terrain identification, and basic backcountry travel. Please note-you need to have attended a Friends’ Introduction to Avalanches lecture prior to participating in the field day. See www.sawtoothavalanche.com for lecture dates or email [email protected] to receive a virtual copy of the lecture. We have moved to a pre-registration system for courses due to high demand! Please sign up for a field day using this Field Day Sign Up Form: https://forms.gle/GNvKfCmMrCeB2Qp97 We will send out more information about the course in the week leading up to it. We will meet at the SNRA and then spend the day near the SNRA or on Galena Pass. You will need a way to travel over snow (snowshoes, touring skis, splitboard…) There is a $40 suggested donation to the Friends of the SAC to cover instructor costs. Donations can be made at www.sawtoothavalanche.com (click the donate button) or via Venmo @sawtooth-avalanche. On your donation, please note that this is in conjunction with a field day. Thank you! Reach out to Annie at [email protected] with any questions. #sawtoothavy #friendsofsac
Carol's Dollar Mountain Lodge
Mar 5 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Kindercup @ Carol's Dollar Mountain Lodge | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
8:30 am
Started by the original founders back in 1957, this fun ski and snow board event is for non-sanctioned racers ages 3 to 12. It is held at Sun Valley’s Dollar Mountain in the spring, usually in March. The event attracts up to 250 skiers who all earn commemorative pins. The Olympic gold medal winner Picabo Street was a Kindercup champion! Other famous Sun Valley area skiers to have been past Kindercup champions include: Langely McNeal, Graham Watanabe, Wyatt Caldwell and more! ​CHECK IN AND BIB PICK UP: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. RACERS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE! RACE START: 10:15 a.m. AWARDS CEREMONY: 12:30 p.m. Register Here!
BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
Mar 22 all-day
BCRD Ski Free Day! @ BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
12:00 am
For four days this season, BCRD welcomes the community to enjoy free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails. The 32-kilometer multi-use Wood River Trail, which runs from Ketchum to Bellevue, is always free. The Wood River Trail is groomed every other day and is open to skiers, walkers, dogs, and fat-bikes. The Ski Free Days for the 2022/23 season are: Saturday, December 10 Sunday, January 8 Saturday, February 25 Wednesday, March 22 For Ski Free Day on Saturday December 10th at Galena: – Free rentals at Galena (no reservations) – Free 30 minute skate or classic group lessons at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00 (no reservations – just walk into the shop)  
Bald Mountain
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day
24th Annual Janss Pro-Am Classic @ Bald Mountain
12:00 am
The ‘greatest party on snow’ will return yet again in its 24th iteration for 2023! As details unfold, they will be posted at www.svsef.org/events/24th-annual-janss-pro-am-classic/ The Janss Pro-Am Classic is held in memory of Mr. Bill Janss. A true renaissance man, Janss embodied the best qualities of the American spirit. He was dynamic, intelligent, fearless and kind, and had the vision and strength of character to boldly take Sun Valley Resort to the next level after purchasing it in 1964. Named to the 1940 Olympic Alpine Team, Janss remained a lifetime enthusiast and supporter of skiing and ski racing until his death in 1996. Because of Bill – his attributes, ethos and commitment to our community – the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is proud to host the Janss Pro-Am Classic in his honor.
Festival Meadows
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
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
Various Locations
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day
Sun Valley Tour de Force @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The 6th Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force on July 20-22, 2023 is a weekend of epic proportions for car lovers of all ages. Eight events take place over the course of three days. The signature event of the weekend is the ‘NO SPEED LIMIT’ high speed runs at Phantom Hill. Located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, 3.2 miles of state highway becomes a no-speed limit zone. For one day only, drivers are allowed to put their machines to the ultimate test. In 2019, all previously recorded speed records were broken when a Bugatti Chiron hit 253.01mph. This is truly an experience of a lifetime. Additional weekend events include scenic drives, SVTdF Car Show at Festival Meadows, hosted sponsor events and our fundraiser; Cars & Comedy. With the stunning backdrop of Sun Valley, Idaho, this is a weekend not to be missed.   The SVTdF Car Show is a highly anticipated event with supercars, classics, and collectibles on display. Both participants of the SVTdF high-speed event as well as any proud collector are welcome to participate. Approximately 150 cars are invited to enter the Show. This event offers a chance for spectators to check out sponsor cars, purchase ...
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 30 – Aug 24 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
Save the dates for summer 2023: July 30 – August 24. The Sun Valley Music Festival’s 39th Summer Season presents a star-studded lineup of guest artists for over three weeks of free concerts in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Sun Valley, Idaho. Pianists Yefim Bronfman and Orli Shaham, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and violinist Augustin Hadelich will headline concerts featuring works by Schumann, Ravel, Mahler, and Tchaikovsky. Other programs include works by contemporary American composers including Mason Bates, Michael Abels, and Michael Tilson Thomas. For a very special Pops Night, Stéphane Denève, Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony, will lead the Festival Orchestra in an evening of the music of John Williams. Major orchestral repertoire will include Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 (the season finale) and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The annual fundraising Gala Concert will take place on August 8 (details will be released in mid-February). The concerts are free (except for the Gala), and available for everyone to enjoy at the Sun Valley Pavilion, whether inside or on the big lawn. 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, ...
The Valley Club
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MSCL House 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament @ The Valley Club | Hailey | Idaho | United States
3:00 pm
Calling all Picklers! Please come out and join us for an afternoon of fearless fun in support of Men’s Second Chance Living, sober living homes for men in recovery! Beginner, Intermediate and Advance level picklers welcome, with prizes in each category. Light fare and drinks provided during tournament. Prize ceremony to follow with cocktails and appetizers served. Save the date – time to be decided.
Atkinson Park
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
12:00 am
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  
Various Locations
Aug 31 – Sep 3 all-day
Rebecca's Private Idaho @ Various Locations
12:00 am
2023 Registration is open! Register HERE
Various Locations
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day
27th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Sheep have been trailing through the Wood River Valley of Idaho for well over a century and are an integral part of Idaho’s heritage. The iconic Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates the sheep, herders, history, and food, of this unique cultural tradition, with the event recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World” by msn.com. Each fall, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival honors the 150+ year annual tradition of moving sheep (‘trailing’) from high mountain summer pastures down through the Valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas in the south. This annual migration is living history and the focus of a unique and authentic Festival that celebrates the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of Idaho’s sheep ranching families, highlighting the principal contributors – the Basques, Scottish and Peruvians. The five-day Festival includes nonstop activities in multiple venues – history, folk arts, a Sheep Folklife Fair, lamb culinary offerings, a Wool Festival with classes and workshops, music, dance, storytelling, championship Sheepdog Trials and, the always entertaining, Big Sheep Parade with 1,500 sheep hoofing it down Main Street in Ketchum. Save the Dates for next year’s Trailing of the Sheep Festival: October 4 – 8, 2023! ...

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