Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sun Valley Village
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 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 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 2022 – Jan 24 2023 all-day Sun Valley Resort
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 – Apr 2 all-day 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 – May 29 all-day Various Locations
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 ...
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day Festival Meadows
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 – Jul 24 all-day 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 – Aug 24 all-day 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, ...
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day Atkinson Park
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  
Aug 30 – Sep 3 all-day Various Locations
2023 Registration is open! Register HERE
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day The Community Library
Literature, lectures, art, discussions, food, and fellowship. Each year, the Ernest Hemingway Seminar focuses on a particular text or theme and its literary and historical context. Save the date for 2023. The Seminar’s theme will be announced Winter 22/23. Learn more at www.comlib.org.
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day Various Locations
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! ...
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Five 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 America’s music. The Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival was birthed out of a love and appreciation for jazz music by Tom & Barbara Hazzard and is held mid-October each year in Sun Valley, ID. Become One of the Thousands of Jazz Fans Who Have Been Delighted Since 1990! This experience of telling the story of “American” music is our passion. Amazing isn’t it? We all get to be part of this history while it’s still in the making. The names that ring through eternity—Armstrong, Ellington, Fitzgerald, Beiderbecke, Goodman, Holliday, Basie, Shaw, Miller, and so many more—have created a legacy of delight that lives on through those of us who participate in this jazz festival. The history of this music echoes the history of twentieth century America. This jazz event is held this year because of your continued support and encouragement. You tell people how much fun it is and that they need to come to Sun Valley. It continues because people have a heart to support the event and ...