Telluride Festivals and Events

PUSH Physical Theater

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:45
Sunday, January 24th. 6PM. Reserved Seating Show: $28 adults, $20 students/children PUSH Physical Theater is a talented group of performers who are masters of physcial storytelling. This group of performers create physical illusions and gravity-defying, dance- infused, acrobatic high-jinx. To purchase tickets, click HERE .

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 19:30
Telluride's annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at 6:30pm starts at the top of Coonskin run, and finishes in the Town of Telluride. Instructors from the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School carry lit torches as they descend down the dark mountain. Try viewing the event from the Gondola, or Elks Park.

Haunted Hospital

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 16:45
Friday, October 31- From 8:00- 10:00 PM On October 31, Halloween night, go on a journey through Tellurides creepy former hospital and take a lamplight tour of the Museum's transformed gallery spaces. Prepare to be spooked!  It is $5 for students (ID needed) and $10 for others. Tickets can be purchased online at .

Telluride Horror Show Festival

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 17:15
October 16, 17 & 18, 2015 marks the 6th annual Telluride Horror Show, which makes it Colorado's first and longes-running horror film festival.  This 3-day genre film festival is located here in Telluride, Colorado. Screenings of the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films will take place throughout the weekend at the Sheridan Opera House and the Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 20 feature films and more than 30+ short films. Additionally, they host special programs, guests, and a party.  Festival Passes: (2014 Information) 3-Day Pass ($84) - Purchase a 3-day pass and you will have access to the 11 films in addition to the opening pig roast with attending filmmakers. The 3-day pass guarantees entry into one of the two theaters during any give time slot.  5...

Lamplight Cemetery Tour

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 16:45
  October 16th, 23rd & 30th, 2015.  6:30 PM- 8:00 PM Similar to their Lone Tree Cemetary Tours, the Telluride Historical Museum is doing a special tour that fits with the Halloween season. Telluride's past will come to life in a dramatic glow of lamp light. It is $10 for museum members and $15 for others. Tickets can be purchased by phone (970-728-3344) or online at . Warm cloths and a flashlight are recommended! 

Fly Dance Company

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:30
Friday October 2nd. 7PM. Reserved seating show: $28 adults, $20 student/children The FLY Dance Company presents a technique very hip hop creative, gymnastic, and highly masculine. FLY is an all male contemporary dance company from Houston, consisting of nine talented young men. To purchase tickets, click HERE .

Telluride Photo Festival

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 21:15
Weeklong Event For Professional & Advanced Amateur Photographers September 28-October 4, 2015 As the festival capital of Colorado, and with the connections to art and photography, Telluride is the perfect host to the Photo Festival, a weekend long event that celebrates photography, art, and nature. The festival's goal is to bring together well-respected people in photography with people looking to perfect their craft to create, learn, and inspire. This also includes inspiring the next generation of photographers by offering programs geared toward young people, as well as amateur and intermediate photographers.  TICKETS

Mountains to Desert Ride

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 22:30
September 26, 2015 Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride & Telluride200 From the high mountains of Telluride to the spectacular desert landscape of Gateway, CO, cyclists descend past hillsides of quaking aspens along a route that passes through millions of years of geologic record, ultimately finding themselves at the base of striated sandstone cliffs reaching up to 1,000 feet overhead. Those who choose to push on past Gateway for the longer distance rides will climb into the beautiful Unaweep Canyon. Telluride 200 riders will cross over the divide and descend to a turnaround point with a tremendous view of the Bookcliffs and Grand Valley. All fundraising benefits the Just for Kids Foundation. Every dollar raised is generously matched 100% by the Carstens Family Fund at the Denver...

Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 07:30
The Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is Telluride’s new 4-day, automotive enthusiast celebration! It will be an annual event with the inaugural festival taking place   September 24-27, 2015 .     Set among the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, it’s placed against the spectacular backdrop of the area's September fall foliage. The festival will use three venues over the course of the four days: the Historic Downtown Telluride, Telluride’s Mountain Village and the Telluride Regional Airport. The event will focus on high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles of the Concours level as well as other unique and eye catching vehicles staged along Telluride’s main street. A 3 day regional Fly-In will also be scheduled at Telluride’s Regional Airport along with the...

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 18:00
When B.B. King performed here in Telluride, Colorado in 2004, he sat on the main stage in Town Park and told the crowd, "Out of the 90 different countries I've been to, I've never seen anything more beautiful than what you have here." 22nd Annual 2015 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Join us here in Telluride for a rockin' weekend of live music and free-flowing beer at the 22nd Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! This year's festival takes place from September 18-20, 2015 . About The Festival Most of the shows are performed on the Main Stage in Telluride's Town Park located at the east end of downtown.  The Grand Beer Tasting will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 12 pm - 3 pm with more than 50 microbreweries represented and over 150 different beers. As the...

Imogene Pass Run

Sat, 09/12/2015 - 22:15
What began as a way to train for the Pike's Peak marathon in 1974 is now a full-fledged race. The race from Ouray to Telluride over the 13,114 foot  Imogene Pass . This is a 17.1 mile point to point mountain race. The pass is a 4x4 dirt road that passes through mining ruins, up jagged peaks, and above treeline. The runners finish at the  Sheridan Opera House on Oak Street in Telluride.  Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for any and all conditions. Visit the official Imogene Pass Run website for registration and further details. 

Telluride Film Festival

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 20:15
“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...

An Evening with Ken Burns

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 16:00
Saturday, August 30th. 6-9PM. Join us at the Michael D. Palm Theater for a special film screening and discussion with Ken Burns. Burns has been making documentary films for over 30 years, and has produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Some of Burns' films include,  The Address (2014),  The Central Park Five (2013),  The Dust Bowl (2012),  Prohibition (2011),  The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), and  The War (2007), which was co-directed with Lynn Novick. Purchase tickets at the door.

Pretty Lights

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:30
Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29, 2015,  Telluride Town Park Pretty Lights   with a trademark combo of gritty, crate-digging hip-hop, speaker shredding digital thump, and instrumentally-based psychedelia,  will head to Colorado for a two-night run at picturesque Telluride Town Park. The famed producer chose the location because of its natural beauty with the statement, " I’ve thought a lot about what a perfect place to throw a Pretty Lights concert might be, and what that actually means. I think that Telluride Town Park might be a place like that. The energy that resonates there is beyond the cusp of my own understanding but it is powerful and undeniable. I think that the seclusion of Telluride creates a real opening to focus on getting in touch.. with each other,...

And the World Goes Round

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:15
August 27th & 28th. 7PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. General Admission Seating: $25- Adults, $15- Students/Children (Under 18) Part of the Telluride American Songbook Festival, this long running New York show celebrates the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb.  Bring a group of 10 or more and save $5 per ticket. For group packages, contact Marilyn Branch at To purchase tickets, click HERE .

Photographing Artwork

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 16:45
Saturday-Sunday. August 22nd-23rd. 10-4PM.  $215 tuition+$10 materials. This class will teach both 2D and 3D artists how to accurately convey the original image while avoiding unexpected shadows, poor image quality, and off coloring. Students of all levels are welcome. It is encouraged students bring a few examples of their work. A camera is optional. To register, click HERE .


Sat, 08/22/2015 - 16:45
Saturday, August 22nd. 8PM Dawes , is a folk rock band with a Laurel Canyon sound dervied from artists such as Crosby, Stills, Nash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. To purchase tickets, click HERE . Watch their hit, 'Things Happen' below: Video of Dawes - Things Happen (Official Video)  

Brothers Gow

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:45
Friday, August 21st. 10PM.  Brothers Gow, is a quintet out of San Diego that combines rock, funk, jazz and reggae influences. With more than 500 shows under their belts, they offer a dynamic sound, strong vocal harmonies, and complex arrangements in their guitar-driven rock. Watch them play below: Video of Brothers Gow - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ - 2015  

Michael Jackson's Thriller

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:15
August 21st & 22nd, 2015.  A brand NEW event for Telluride Theatre will feature the Telluride Theatre Orchestra Band, our amazing local singers and dancers. This year we will present Michael Jackson’s THRILLER album in its entirety, which we will theatricalize and stage for an great night of fun. Two nights only and not to be missed!  

Liver Down the River

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 16:15
Thursday, August 20th. 10PM. Playing at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, this six member band will play their bluegrass tunes. Inspired by bluegrass, and traditional Grateful Dead tunes the band brings a truly unique performance. Watch them below, playing 'Swallow Tail Jam:' Video of Liver Down The River - Swallow Tail Jam (Live)