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Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:00
A 100 mile mountain bike race commencing and culminating in the Town of Telluride. The first expected riders crossing the finish line between 1:30-2PM. Final finishers betweem 6-7PM.   The celebratory awards ceremony will be at 7PM at the Gondola Plaza in the Town of Telluride. For information on the course, click HERE . To register for the race, click HERE .  

Telluride Yoga Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:00
The Telluride Yoga Festival began in 2007 with Jivamukti instructor Aubrey Hackman's vision for a yoga event that went beyond physical exercise. The festival not only provides yogis of all experience levels with an enriching practice experience and allows the opportunity to have a positive impact on the world.  Hackman, a passionate environmentalist and animal rights activist, structured the festival around the teachings of karma yoga. Each year, 25% of the net proceeds are donated to a local non-profit whose mission is to help protect and preserve the earth.  The festival includes presentations, guided meditations, community yoga classes, special events, and evening classes. Visit www.tellurideyogafestival.com for ticket information and registration.  This year's line-up...

Ah Haa Art Auction

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:00
The Ah Haa's annual fundraiser has been a must-attend summer event. Both art lovers and community members support the Ah Haa School by bidding on a wide range of work created by artists in and out of Telluride. Typically, more than 100 artworks and myriad services and excursions donated by the region's artists, businesses and supporters of the school are auctioned in live and silent auctions. Good food and drink, performances and a fantastic party for everyone to attend.  Celebrity musician, Jewell has performed in past years and may be in attendance again.  To purchase general admission tickets, click HERE . To purchase reserved seats, call (970)-728-3886 To check out live auction items, click HERE . To watch a live stream of the auction, click HERE .

Hardrock 100 Endurance Race

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 06:00
The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is an ultramarathon of 100.5 miles, 33,050 feet of elevation climb, 33,050 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,100 feet ran at an average of over 11,000 feet. The race is held on a loop course, including 4WD roads, dirt trails, and cross country terrain in Southern Colorado's San Juan Mountain range.  The run begins and ends in Silverton, Colorado and travels through Telluride, Ouray and the ghost town of Sherman, and crossing 13 major mountain passes in the 12,000 to 13,000 foot (elevation) range. Completion of the event is marked by kissing the Hardrock, a picture of a ram's head painted on a large stone.  This is a graduate level endurance run. Moutaineering, wilderness survival, and wilderness navigation skills are key....

Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:00
The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend provides an insider’s look into the creative talent within the Telluride Arts District. Over the course of two days, the tour will span five venues per day. Stops include prestigious new and historic homes, studios, restaurants, and alternative venues. Each venue will feature numerous artists and designers of all kinds, tastings by local chefs and wine pairings.   At each stop on the tour, a creative team of architects, chefs, artists and designers collaborate to provide an intimate experience for guests. Enjoy art exhibits, artist and chef demonstrations, live music, performances, artist talks, tours with architects and designers, food, beer and wine tastings and surprises at each stop on the way. Purchase tickets HERE ....

The Ride Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:00
About the Ride Festival: It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Ride Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival. Debuting in 2012, this will be the 5th annual Ride Festival. The Ride Festival has quickly gained a repution for handpicking rootsy, rocking talent that compliments the hosting town of Telluride. Past lineups have included acts suchs as Pearl Jam, Cage the Elephant, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ben Harper, Thievery Corporation, The Lumineers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Drive-By-Truckers, Cake, Los Lobos, Steve...

4th of July Celebration

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:00
4th of July in Telluride is small-town American at its finest. We really do it up here -- running races, parade, BBQ, family games in Town Park, airplane flybys, and fireworks. Rundola The day kicks off with the Telluride Foundation's Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station. Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day's festivities! You can register for the Rundola here . Parade The Telluride 4th of July Parade begins at 11 am on historic Main Street and is organized by the Telluride 4th of July Parade Committee.  The sidewalks are packed as locals and visitors cheer for goofy...

7th Annual Rundola

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 08:00
Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day's festivities!  The 4th of July kicks off with the Telluride Foundation's Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station.  Runners follow the Telluride Trail (4.600 feet long, 40 feet wide, 13% uphill grade) or can simply bushwack to the finish. The elevation gain is 1,810 feet from start to finish. Participants are grouped by age and gender into categories for the race.  You can register for the Rundola  here .  

Telluride Plein Air Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:00
The Telluride Plein Air Festival draws artists from around the country to paint "en plein air" (in the outdoors) and exhibit and sell their work. Their scenes of Telluride and the surrounding areas simultaneously capture the mountain spirit of this special place and celebrate the art of painting in the outdoors.  Schedule of Events: It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Plein Air Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.      

Telluride Wine Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:00
2017 Telluride Wine Festival A weekend of wines and world class cuisine in the mountains!   Enjoy four days of tastings, events and seminars such as "The Toast of Telluride" and "The Grand Tasting", culminating with the "Morning After Cocktails." Tickets for events can be purchased online at the Telluride Wine Festival website , varying prices and several free events!   Mingle with winemakers, chefs, sommeliers and fellow wine enthusiasts in the beautiful setting of Telluride, its fine dining establishments and al fresco in the mountain air.    It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Wine Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:00
Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival. Book My Festival Lodging Now   About The Bluegrass Festival Performers regularly say that Telluride is, "the most beautiful place I've ever played." We agree.  The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a weekend celebration of Americana roots music where artists are encouraged to push the limits of their genre. Collaborations between the best of the best are often the highlights of each year's festival.  This is a week of uncommon musical riches: Main stage performances in Town Park throughout the day, intimate masters workshops on the Elks Park stage on Main Street in...

Telluride WOW Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:00
The Telluride WOW Festival is a health, fitness and wellness event that brings world-class presenters, instructors and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends.  Presenters include renowned fitness experts Jonathan Ross, Todd Durkin, Dirk Schultz, Ed Harrold, Dr. Haley Perlus, Denise Druce, Jeannie Reilly Martingano, and many more!  “The intent of Telluride WOW is to bring like-minded people together to experience the love and appreciation of health and fitness,” said Becca Tudor, founder of Telluride WOW Fitness Festival. “Our goal is to create an unforgettable weekend for people that want to either get started on a new fitness program or advance their skills in a variety of activities from...

Wild West Fest: 25th Annual

Telluride Festivals and Events - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:45
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Wild West Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.  The Wild West Fest is a small festival specifically designed to share Telluride with 50 inner-city youth from Big Brother, Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Clubs from across the United States. During their week in Telluride, the boys and girls participate in drama, dance, horsemanship, fly-fishing, golf, and the Rock & Roll Academy.  The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, which raises $50,000 each year to run the...

Telluride Balloon Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 06:15
Schedule of Events June 3rd, 2017 6:15am, Telluride Town Park-- Pilot briefing (public invited) and balloon launch.  1pm, Christ Presbyterian Church, downstairs-- Free Photo Workshop led by professional hot air balloon photographer Paul D. deBergeois. Learn how to take photos, even on your cell phone! 7pm, Main Street Glo 'til 9:30pm-- Hot air balloons will inflate on Colorado Avenue for a spectacular show at dusk. Bring your camera!  June 4th, 2017 6:15am, Telluride Town Park-- Pilot briefing (public invited) and balloon launch.  For more information, please send an email to Info@TellurideBalloonFestival.com   General Festival Information While the Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather...

Telluride MountainFilm

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:00
2017 Mountainfilm Festival Information It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride MountainFilm Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival. Visit the Mountainfilm website for more information on events and passes.   (See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for festival pics from 2010 to today.) The 38th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival took place May 27-30, 2016.  Telluride Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. They select approximately 85 films each year from around the world, and they are curated alongside guest presentations, a...

Telluride Literary Arts Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:00
The Telluride Literary Arts Festival It's high time the Telluride region celebrated its avid joy of reading and the passion for good ole fashioned books. The result features everything from performance poetry and literary burlesque to a book lovers bash and hike-to readings. Events for the kiddos, too! The Telluride Literary Arts Festival is for readers, writers, and lovers of books! It is a celebration of reading and writing and an opportunity to get together to affirm this great pastime. Complete with performance poetry, author talks, literary burlesque, moderated panel discussions, and even events for kids! Unique to the 2017 LitFest: It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Literary Arts Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many...

Telluride Gay Ski Week

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 00:15
Enjoy a week of epic ski turns, fabulous parties, and an all around good time with Telluride Gay Ski Week at the Telluride Ski Resort. Parties abound throughout the week in the town of Telluride and Mountain Village. A highlight of the week is always the "White Night Party." Be sure to wear white and look outta site because this is the place to be seen. Dance the night away with ski week party-goers and locals alike.  The Telluride Gay Ski Week has been named, "Top Gay Ski Week" in the United States by gay.com. So come enjoy some of the best skiing in North America and the party of the season here in Telluride! Pearl Party White Party

Telluride AIDS Benefit Student Fashion Show

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:00
Friday, February 19th, 6pm-9pm.   Starring Telluride High School students, and directed and choreographed by them as well.    This show features local fashion and talent, and all proceeds support TAB's educational program.

The 18th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:00
  Tickets - $30-$125 Telluride Comedy Festival keeps the local feel, while still remaining a world class event. Comedians from all over the country come to perform right here on our little stage. It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Comedy Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival. The Telluride Comedy Fest strives to be a world class event while keeping the grassroots feel and uniqueness of Telluride itself. Last year's lineup included seasoned veterans like Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, Rob Huebel, Seth Morris and Cameron Esposito...

SMRC Chocolate Lovers' Fling

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 19:00
The 21st Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling is a fundraiser for the San Miguel Resource Center, which works to eliminate violence and sexual assault in San Miguel County.  The Fling is themed each year and includes a tasting of delectable chocolate treats by local chefs, a silent auction, music, raffle, and cash prizes for the best dressed! This is always a fabulous night of dancing and fun -- all while supporting an incredibly worthy cause. 
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