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Featured Events

With events ranging from the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in October to the cinematic indulgence of the Sun Valley Film Festival in March, it is no surprise that many of the events that epitomize Sun Valley are very often unclassifiable or just simply unique.

The calendar listings below provide an overview of these unique festivals along with other upcoming festivals and events. 

  • Jan 20 to Mar 02

    Sun Valley Opera Winter Festival

    Culture, Festivals
    7:30pm

    Join Sun Valley Opera for concerts to appeal to all audiences. Package tickets available if attending Jan. 20, 30 and March 2nd concerts.

  • Feb 01 to Feb 04

    The Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour and Sun Valley Nordic Festival welcome you to NordicTown USA in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. Independent groups, organizations and individuals such as the Blaine County Recreation...

  • Feb 27 to Mar 04

    Family of Woman Film Festival

    Festivals, Arts
    (All day)

    The Family of Woman Film Festival was founded in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2008, by Friends of UNFPA Board Member, Peggy Elliott Goldwyn, to bring attention to the work of the United Nations Population Fund, which works in...

  • Mar 14 to Mar 18

    Sun Valley Film Festival

    Festivals, Arts
    (All day)

    “Where Vision Comes Into Focus”​ Sun Valley, Idaho has been welcoming the film industry since Averell Harriman opened America's first ski resort in 1936. To celebrate the area’s Hollywood heritage and bring it into the...

  • Mar 21 to Mar 26

    U.S. Alpine Championships

    Sporting Events
    (All day)
    US Alpine Nationals in Sun Valley, Idaho - Photo courtesy of Nature Valley

    Join us this March 21st – 26th for a celebration of mountain culture with ski races, après parties, and concerts at America’s first ski resort. Cheer on the nation’s best skiers during the 2018 Toyota U.S. Alpine...

  • Jun 29 to Jul 02

    Sun Valley Wellness Festival

    Wellness, Festivals
    (All day)

    ​For two decades the renowned Sun Valley Wellness Festival has inspired thousands of people to live healthier lives, and features some of the world’s foremost wellness speakers. The four-day conference features top...

  • Jul 01 to Jul 04

    Hailey Days of the Old West Celebration

    Culture, Festivals
    (All day)

    Hailey, Idaho offers up perhaps the most quintessential hometown 4th of July celebration in the west. Each year Hailey Days of the Old West plays host to the exciting Sawtooth Rangers Rodeo, a fun & unique parade on...

  • Jul 13 to Jul 15

    Ketchum Arts Festival

    Festivals
    (All day)

    Welcome to the Ketchum Arts Festival! The Festival dates for 2018 are July 13-15 New hours for the Festival are 10 - 6 Fri and Sat and 10 - 4 Sunday  The Festival is held at the Festival Meadow located on Sun Valley Rd...

  • Repeats every year on July on the third Thursday 2 times .
    Jul 19 to Jul 21
    Sun Valley Center for the Arts 36th Annual Wine Auction

    A Celebration of Wine ~ A Benefit for Arts & Education Experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings while enjoying spectacular wines paired with food from world-class chefs. Delight in exclusive Vintner...

  • Jul 21 to Jul 24

    Sun Valley Writers' Conference

    Culture, Festivals
    (All day)

    The Sun Valley Writers' Conference is a festival of ideas and literature with some of the most extraordinary writers and thinkers in the world, the most generous audience one is ever likely to encounter – close to 1,000...

  • Jul 29 to Aug 23

    With free year-round music education programs complimenting free-admission concerts, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony has claimed a place of world-class status in the North American classical music scene. What really sets...

  • Jul 30 to Aug 02

    Sun Valley Forum

    Culture, Festivals, Innovation
    (All day)

    The groundbreaking annual event of the Sun Valley Institute, the annual Sun Valley Forum was first convened in 2015 to accelerate the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure— resilient— economies and...

  • Aug 03 to Aug 05

    Artisans Invitational Show

    Arts
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The 7th annual show of unique and diverse art forms--August 3-5, 2018Details to come! On Fourth Street between East Avenue & Walnut Avenue in KetchumFriday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm 

  • Aug 04 to Aug 11

    Ride Idaho

    Sporting Events
    (All day)
    Ride Idaho

    Ride Idaho 2018!  7-days fully supported, Start and end In Ketchum/Sun Valley, August 4-11th  If you live in Idaho or just visit, you can never get enough of the Stanley Basin and the Sawtooth Mountains, and we'll help...

  • Repeats every year on August on the second Friday 2 times .
    Aug 10 to Aug 12

    This three-day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists from around the country features a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts including painting, photography fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork. Ranked...

  • Aug 18 to Aug 19

    Wood River Valley Studio Tour

    Festivals, Arts
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the fifth annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the...

  • Aug 30 to Sep 02

    Rebecca's Private Idaho

    Sporting Events, Festivals
    (All day)

    Professional bike racer and one of the world's top endurance athletes Rebecca Rusch (known as "The Queen of Pain") is celebrating her hometown with the 5th Annual Rebecca’s Private Idaho, an event of her own invention...

  • Sep 21 to Sep 22

    Sawtooth Brewery's Oktoberfest!

    Festivals
    (All day)

    Come get your German on at the Valley's largest Oktoberfest with something for everyone all weekend.  More information will be coming,but add it to your calendar today!   And remember, no cover, the beer stein is your...

  • Oct 10 to Oct 14

    Trailing of the Sheep Festival

    Culture, Festivals
    (All day)

    The Trailing of the Sheep Festival was started in 1996 in response to the rapid loss of farms and ranches and the rapid growth in the Wood River Valley. The Festival preserves the stories and colorful history of sheep...

  • Oct 17 to Oct 21

    Sun Valley Jazz and Music FestivalFive 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...