Telluride Festivals and Events

Telluride Film Festival

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:00
“There are two kinds of film festivals: there are the mega-hyped, hoopla-infested selling circuses, and there is Telluride. It is extraordinarily exciting, in this age of the triumph of capitalism, to discover an event dedicated not to commerce, but to love. And if that sounds old fashioned and starry-eyed, so be it. The cinema was always in the business of gazing at stars.” – Salman Rushdie About The Telluride Film Festival The prestigious Telluride Film Festival brings together industry masters under the auspices of the majestic San Juan Mountains. It is nothing short of a magical weekend, a celebration of film, community, and creativity. The festival notoriously keeps its film schedule a secret, but you can bet that many of the films you will see will be at the top of your...

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00
37th Annual 2017 Telluride Mushroom Festival   It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Mushroom 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.   About The Festival Telluride has hosted the quirky Mushroom Festival for over 30 years. The festival is a celebration of all things fungal -- connoisseurs find themselves in good company amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from scientific to culinary, curiosity to investigative. Activities of the weekend include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and...

Taste of Telluride and Top Chef Competition

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:30
Come and enjoy the 8th Annual Taste of Telluride and Top Chef Competition. Included in your ticket you will recieve a complimentary wine glass, wine, beer and spirits tasting & a taste of culinary delights from Telluride. This night benefits the One to One Mentoring Program in Telluride. To purchase tickets, click HERE .  

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:00
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing chamber music to our box canyon since 1973. The festival seeks to forge a spontaneous connection between the audience and the musicians. The festival showcases the finest in chamber music by performing some of the classic greats.  Participating musicians have been Roy Malan, Robin Sutherland, Susan Freier, Nancy Ellis, Polly Malan, Stephen Harrison, Larry London, Eileen Morris, John Dukyers and William Smock The 2016 Schedule of   2017 Schedule of Events:    It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Chamber Music Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivariansbook their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the Town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before...

Mudd Butt Mystery Theater

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 18:00
Telluride Academy presents its 31st annual youth Mudd Butts Mystery Theater Troupe.  Come watch these talented kids portray a creative interpretion of a play, to be determined.  There will be singing, dancing, and creative stage props, which will be auctioned off after the show.  Tickets at the door, $12 adults, $5 for kids ages 12 and under. For more information, visit Telluride Academy website or call 970.728.5311 

Telluride Jazz Festival

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:00
2017 Telluride Jazz Festival Information 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.   Festival Lodging Camping passes for the fesival are $59 per person, and $69 for a vehicle pass, so choosing to camp for the festival can add up. As an alternative, Telluride offers many vacation rentals and hotel rooms at comparable (or better) prices. Telluride.com has an inventory of over 300 rentals and rooms. Start searching our Telluride lodging now and make sure you find the best place at the best...

KOTO Duck Race

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:45
As part of a Telluride classic, purchase a rubber duck that will participate in a river race, with the opportunity to win big. All proceeds go to Telluride's Community Radio, KOTO. For information on KOTO, click HERE .

Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...