Adult Summer Reading Begins!

Hailey Public Library

Bellevue Public Library, Hailey Public Library, and The Community Library are again co-hosting the valley-wide Adult Summer Reading 2024. This year’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library! which encourages unusual and exciting summer reading explorations. Register and pick up a passport at your local library beginning Memorial Weekend, Friday, 5/24/2024 and ending Labor Day Weekend, Tuesday, 9/3. Terrific raffle prizes, including dinner at the Hemingway House!

Free

Color Our World

Memory Park

Color Our World is The Advocates' largest annual fundraising event. This seasonal giving celebration culminates with an installation of colorful ribbons adorning Memory Park in Ketchum; each ribbon is a visual representation of a donation made. During the months of May and June, we will be inviting our community to purchase raffle tickets for six amazing prizes and donate ribbons to be displayed in the park. It is our goal that by July 1, 2024, the trees in Memory Park will be festooned with ribbons, tying all of us together in the quest to eradicate domestic violence and abuse, and empower all in their pursuit of peace, health, happiness, and freedom. This year’s Color Our World Ribbon Raise is a ticketed party on Friday, June 21 at Limelight Hotel. Tickets are $50 per person and include appetizers, drinks, ribbon raise and music. Reserved tables are also available and feature concierge cocktail services, table appetizers, and preferential seating. Your support provides help today and hope for tomorrow. Together, we are saving lives and changing futures. For details or to donate, please visit www.theadvocatesorg.org/color-our-world-2024

Event Series Nick Brandt: SINK/RISE

Nick Brandt: SINK/RISE

Gilman Contemporary

Sink/Rise continues photographer Nick Brandt’s series “The Day May Break” which eloquently captures communities who are affected by environmental destruction. The local people in these photos, photographed underwater off the coast of the Fijian islands, are representatives of the many people whose homes, land and livelihoods will be lost in the coming decades as the water rises. “Although they are several meters below the surface, the subjects of Brandt’s mesmerizing photographs do not float or swim. Incredibly, they sit on sofas, stand on chairs, use seesaws, and pose in ways they might on land. The effect is otherworldly, as though the familiar laws of physics have stalled in this strange, liminal zone between land and sea.” (Zoe Lescaze) The artist himself will further illuminate his creative process and the ethos behind "Sink / Rise" during a speaking engagement at The Community Library in Ketchum, ID, on July 11.

Free

“The Crick” with Jim Mangan and Judith Freeman

The Community Library

American photographer Jim Mangan began The Crick as a photographic survey of the unorthodox architecture of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) houses in the Utah-Arizona border town of Short Creek. He soon found that the bigger story lay in a group of teenage boys navigating their disintegrating community, fractured after leader Warren Jeffs was imprisoned in 2011. These subjects were children at the time of the fallout, who remained with their families in Short Creek as others elected to leave the town altogether. The Crick is a meditation on religious succession, patriarchal systems, zealotry and fraternity in the life built by these young men. Mangan’s pictures transport the reader into an alternate reality of the boys’ making: where they explore the rugged terrain of southern Utah, northern Arizona and southern Nevada on horseback, emulating old-time explorers of the Western frontier. His “ecological and sociological approach” to this series, spanning five years, depicts the playfulness of youth against the capricious landscape of the American West. In both their real and imaginary worlds, these subjects have gained a knowledge of and closeness to nature that has largely been lost in the conventions of modern life. Join us for ...

Free
Event Series Ketch’em Alive

Ketch’em Alive

Forest Service Park

The City of Ketchum is pleased to announce the 2024 Ketch'em Alive free summer concert series, which brings live music to Forest Service Park (131 River Street East, Ketchum) every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 18 through Aug.  6. This year’s concerts feature a vibrant lineup of national and regional acts offering up an eclectic mix of Folk, Soul, Funk, Pop, R&B, County, Classic Rock, and more.  Bring your family and friends—all concerts are free and open to the public. Pack a picnic to bring or enjoy the variety of food and beverage options available to purchase from local, onsite vendors. 2024 Ketch'em Alive schedule: June 18: Side Hustle A talented group of musicians performing your favorite 80’s and 90’s hits, along with old-school R&B, Soul, and Funk. June 25: Darci Carlson One of the Valley’s favorite cover bands will perform an eclectic mix of Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Pop, and Funk. July 2: The Asymptomatics More post-punky than funky, this 7-piece band has a vibe all their own that blends influences from Cream and the Allman Brothers with Disco and dance grooves. July 9: Tom Conneely and the Birds of Paradise A country-tinged rock project showcasing accentuated, ...

The Trailhead Bicycles’ Weekly Group Gravel Rides

The Trailhead Bicycles

Join us for a 20-30 mile gravel ride around Hailey each Wednesday morning at 7am throughout the summer! These are no-drop group rides; we plan to ride with you! It is the best way to start a summer day. Please fill out our waiver via our website www.thetrailheadbicycles.com/group-rides before your first ride (once per season is all that is needed). Planned rides and leaders will be posted on our website. Meet at the Trailhead, 17 E Bullion St, Hailey, ID!

Free
Event Series Ketchum Farmers Market

Ketchum Farmers Market

Forest Service Park

Come join the fun, shop, taste the freshness of local produce, get to know your farmers, buy in-season produce and plant starts, listen to free music with family and friends and enjoy the atmosphere of the Wood River Farmers’ Markets. Support local-made and grown products and help strengthen and build our local economy! Your health will thank you. Wednesdays from 12-4 pm Forest Service Park June 12th-October 9th, 2024.

CONCERT: Old Crow Medicine Show with special guests Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Sun Valley Pavilion

SVMoA is bringing Old Crow Medicine Show to the Sun Valley Pavilion with special guests Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway. Old Crow Medicine Show got their start busking on street corners from NY to Canada in 1998. In North Carolina, Doc Watson discovered them playing in front of a pharmacy and invited them to play at MerleFest – 20 years later they’ve been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and have won two Grammy Awards and now are coming to Sun Valley. Their classic single, “Wagon Wheel” has gone Double Platinum with over 2 million copies sold! Mark your calendars for another epic night with the Sun Valley Museum of Art, bringing the best summer concerts to the valley for over 40 years!

Karaoke ! – EVERY WEDNESDAY

Whiskey's on Main

🎤 Weekly Karaoke Night at Whiskey's on Main! 🎤 Join us every week for an unforgettable night of singing, laughter, and fun at Whiskey's on Main in Ketchum, ID! Whether you're a seasoned performer or a shower singer, we welcome all voices and levels of talent. 📅 When: Every Wednesday at 9:00pm 📍 Where: Whiskey's on Main, Ketchum, ID 21+ Only FREE to participate and spectate! Grab your friends, warm up those vocal cords, and get ready to rock the mic! Delicious drinks and great company await. See you there!

Free

Sawtooth Valley Gathering

Stanley, Idaho

SVG brings some of the best songwriters and musicians to the stage at the foot of the majestic Sawtooth Mountains creating a spirit and vibe like no other. Save the dates June 20 - 23, 2024 See the 2024 Line-up HERE Visit sawtoothvalleygathering.com to buy tickets and for more information. Since the inception of the Sawtooth Valley Gathering, giving back to the Sawtooth Valley community and others to support the endeavor has been part of the Festival’s mission. For every festival, single, two-day, and three-day pass purchased, $1 is donated to nonprofits, including the Stanley School Parents Association, the Stanley Sawtooth Rural Fire Department, Sawtooth Search & Rescue, and the Salmon River Clinic. https://youtu.be/9LeaSB9ZHVQ About Sawtooth Valley Gathering Stanley, Idaho is the gateway to the Sawtooth Mountains and an abundance of outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, and exploring the world famous Redfish Lake.  Throw in an eclectic mix of live music, a plethora of camping options, local and regional vendors, workshops, and a like-minded crowd of music-loving folks and you have the Sawtooth Valley Gathering. Visit sawtoothvalleygathering.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay tuned for each yer's lineup. See you in the Sawtooths!

Rusch Academy ***Cancelled***

Various Locations

This event has been cancelled Unlock your true potential at Rusch Academy’s holistic, human-performance gravel cycling camp. Together we go beyond epic endurance days in the saddle and bridge the gap between training the body and training the mind. World champion athlete, Rebecca Rusch, gravel cycling Hall of Famers Yuri Hauswald and Jay Petervary, and certified mindfulness teacher/cyclist Dave Jones, our team of human performance specialists, will expose you to integrative techniques to elevate your health, happiness, and cycling skills. ​We will coach, push, and empower you on riding skills, training, equipment, nutrition, pacing, breathing, mindset, nervous system attunement, focusing skills, somatic awareness, and mindfulness. You will complete this adventure with a new understanding of the mind/body/spirit relationship, tools to develop your own integrated training practices, and the ability to unlock a new level of health and performance. If you’re ready for a journey of learning, laughter, inspiration, perspiration, and transformation, Rusch Academy is for you. Schedule Wednesday- 6 PM, Sturtevants Bike Shop. Welcome session, packet pickup, overview, Q & A. Dinner & lodging is on your own, but we can suggest great local spots if you need tips. ​Thursday- Camp begins with a 25 mile ride from Ketchum up ...

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