Telluride Festivals and Events

Twenty(by)Telluride

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:15
20 slides x 20 seconds each x a few great minds. Causual event that shows a glimpse into Telluride's creative talent with fast-paced slide presentations. Each presenter has exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds. 7-8PM at the Historic Sheridan Bar. THIS MONTH: KOTO Radio Edition

Telluride Horror Show Festival

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:15
October 11, 12, and 13, 2013 marks the 4th annual Telluride Horror Show, a 3-day genre film festival 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 18 feature films and more than 20 short films. Additionally, they host special programs, guests, and a party.  Festival Passes: 3-Day Pass ($60) - Purchase a 3-day pass and you will have access to the 11 films in addition to the opening reception with attending filmmakers. The 3-day pass guarantees entry into one of the two theaters during any give time slot.  Check out this unique film festival named, "Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals" in 2011 by Moviemaker...

Screenwriters in the Sky

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:15
The Screenwriters in the Sky Workshop and Symposium is an opportunity for emerging screenwriters to spend time learning from some of the film industry's most successful professionals.  The weekend includes presentations by producers, screenwriters, entertainment attorneys, agents, and editors. You will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with these various professionals to collaborate on current and future work. Visit the official Screenwriters in the Sky website to register. 

Twenty(by)Telluride

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:00
20 slides x 20 seconds each x a few great minds. Causual event that shows a glimpse into Telluride's creative talent with fast-paced slide presentations. Each presenter has exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds. 7-8PM at the Historic Sheridan Bar. THIS MONTH: Telluride Galleries Edition

Mountains to Desert Ride

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:30
The Mountains to Desert Ride is a grueling bicycle race from Telluride to Gateway Canyons, Colorado. The goal is to raise $90,000 for the benefit of the Just for Kids Foundation.  Participants can choose between four routes: Telluride to Gateway Summit Loop, 133 miles Telluride to Gateway Canyons Resort, 103 miles Norwood to Gateway Summit Loop, 100 miles Norwood to Gateway Canyons Resort, 70 miles

Telluride WOW Festival

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:45
The Telluride WOW Festival is a health, fitness, and wellness event that will bring world-class presenters, instructors, and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends. For Presenters, schedule and more, visit:  http://telluridewow.com/

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 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." Join us here in Telluride for a rockin' weekend of live music and free-flowing beer at the 20th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival ! This year's festival takes place from September 13-15, 2013 (get your tickets today!) and promises to be an unforgettable weekend: The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge are among this year's headlining acts. For the entire weekend schedule, click here .  All of the shows are performed on the Main Stage in Town Park located at the east end of downtown throughout the festival. The Grand Beer...

Imogene Pass Run

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 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, 08/29/2014 - 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 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 Oscar picks in the next awards season...

Twenty(by)Telluride

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:00
20 slides x 20 seconds each x a few great minds. Causual event that shows a glimpse into Telluride's creative talent with fast-paced slide presentations. Each presenter has exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds. 7-8PM at the Historic Sheridan Bar. THIS MONTH: Telluride Film Festival Edition

KOTO Doo-Dah Concert

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:00
KOTO, the local Telluride radio station, throws an annual fundraiser in the form of the Doo-Dah concert. The 17th Annual KOTO Doo-Dah concert will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 with Thievery Corporation and Pimps of Joytime . Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the show. Tickets on sale now at KOTO website .  Video of Thievery Corporation - It Takes a Thief (Full Album)

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:30
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 guided hikes that focus on mushroom hunting and identification. 

Telluride Top Chef

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:00
Telluride Top Chef is an annual Chef cook-off and wine/beer/food tasting benefitting The One-to-One San Miguel Mentoring Program. The One-to-One programs seeks to empower youth in San Miguel County to achieve their social, emotional, and academic potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships.  The 2013 Top Chef competition will feature Peter Cumplido of the Hotel Madeline's M Restaurant, Johnny Gerona of Bread and Roses Catering, Stephen Roth of Allred's Restaurant and Telluride Ski Resort Executive Chef, Eliza Gavin of 221 South Oak, and Dustin Smith of Honga's Lotus Petal. The chefs will compete to create the best dish out of a common basket of ingredients and a mystery protein provided by Kinikin Heights Natural Foods of Montrose, CO.  The event will also...

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:45
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973. This year they continue to bring you chamber music as it was originally intended, up close and personal! Their festival creates a spontaneous connection between audience and musicians that lifts the human spirit.

The Telluride Musicfest

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:15
2013 marks the 11th year of the Telluride Musicfest. The Musicfest features four chamber music programs with the theme of 'Bohemians' performed by the founding ensemble, Trio Solisti - Maria Bachmann (violin), Alexis Gerlach (cello), and jon Klibonoff (piano).  Vincent and Anne Mai open their home as a music salon for attendees to enjoy chamber music in the way that it was intended - close up and accessible. This intimate festival allows guests to experience chamber music in a totally unique manner.  For more information, visit www.telluridemusicfest.com. 

Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:45
The 1st Annual Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival seeks to bring together fiber arts artists of all ages to exhibit, educate, and learn about the diverse methods of fiber arts creation. Styles include knitting, quilting, textiles, weaving, needlepoint, embroidery, felting, crochet, and more! The festival also includes an extensive sale that will be held at the Telluride High School throughout the weekend. 

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:30
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. A free concert in the park will open the festival on the evening of August 8, 2013. Pieces will then be performed at the Sheridan Opera House for the duration of the festival. There will be a free children's concert with an opportunity to meet the musicians, see the instruments, and learn more about music on Friday August 16, 2013. Visit the Telluride Chamber Music Festival website for ticketing and further information.  

Telluride Jazz Festival

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:30
INFORMATION ON THE 38th ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL "If Telluride ain't Heaven, then Heaven can wait." -  Dizzy Gillespie The Telluride Jazz Festival is a celebration of the art, soul, history, and future of the genre of jazz music. The festival seeks to honor jazz's finest historic artists and create a platform from which new artists can voice their sound.  The Telluride Jazz Festival has consistently earned national and international attention for featuring the best in classic, mainstream, blues, African, Cajun, and Latin jazz music. Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate...

38th Telluride Jazz Festival

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:15
Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format and superb music along with the opportunity for invigorating alpine recreation come together to create a truly unique weekend experience.  Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day and in historic theaters and clubs at night.

Telluride Playwrights Festival

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:45
The Telluride Playwright's Festival is a six day intensive workshop for playwrights, actors, and directors to refine their craft and written work. The festival is put on by Sparky Productions, a non-profit that offers playwrights the unique experience of working in a Rocky Mountain setting. The goal is to help playwrights fulfill their vision in an intimate workshop setting beneath the San Juan Mountain peaks.  Plays are chosen from a submission system; playwrights are then offered the opportunity to travel to Telluride to work with a group of actors, directors, and fellow playwrights to refine their work. The week culminates in staged readings of the work at the Sheridan Opera House. The public is encouraged to participate in a feedback session following the reading.  In the past,...