Telluride Festivals and Events

Telluride Horror Festival

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:00
The Telluride Horror Festival is a 3-day genre film festival. 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. 

Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:00
The Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is Telluride’s new 4-day, automotive enthusiast celebration!  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 staging of some great new and vintage aircraft. This celebration of cars and colors is sure to elevate the...

Mountains to Desert Ride

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 07:00
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 Foundation.   ...

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:00
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." 23rd Annual 2016 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Join us here in Telluride for a rockin' weekend of live music and free-flowing beer at the 23rd Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! This year's festival takes place from September 16-18, 2016 . Check out the initial 2016 lineup!   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...

Imogene Pass Run

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 07:00
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

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 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...

Pretty Lights

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 20:00
  Pretty Lights ,  with a trademark combo of gritty, crate-digging hip-hop, speaker shredding digital thump, and instrumentally-based psychedelia, will head to Telluride for another two-night run!  Click HERE to purchase tickets. Video of Pretty Lights - So Bright - Red Rocks 2012 Video Recap  

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:00
36th Annual 2016 Telluride Mushroom Festival   It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 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...

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 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   2016 Schedule of Events:    Thursday, August 11:   A free concert in Town Park will open the festival. A picnic starts at 5pm followed by the concert at 6pm. Friday, August 12 (Sheridan 11am): Free children's concert Friday, August 12 (Sheridan 7:30): Performances of Saint-Saens,...

Telluride Jazz Festival

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:00
2016 Telluride Jazz Festival Information It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Jazz 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 price,...

Telluride Playwrights Festival

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:00
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Playwright’s 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 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...

Telluride Yoga Festival

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:00
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Yoga 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 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,...

The Subdudes - Live

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 20:00
The Subdudes, a 5 man American roots rock group from New Orleans will perform live at the historic Sheridan Opera House.   Their unique sound blends together swamp pop, New Orleans ryhthm and blues, country, folk, soul with a notable substitution of a tambourine player for a drummer.  Those who have been in the audience have described their music as a creation of a "vibrating, swaying organism."  Video of All The Time in The World - Subdudes   Tickets on sale no w: $36 General Admission $46 Reserved Balcony  

Ah Haa Art Auction

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:00
The Ah Haa's annual fundraiser has been a must-attend summer event for over 20 years. 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 artist Jewel will be featured. To purchase general admission tickets, click HERE . To purchase reserved seats, call (970)-728-3886 To watch a live stream of the auction, click HERE .

Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:00
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 the Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend, 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 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...

The Ride Festival

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 11:00
About the Ride Festival: Debuting in 2012, this will be the 4th 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 David yrne and St. vincent, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ben Harper, Thievery Corporation, The Lumineers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Drive-By-Truckers, Cake, Los Lobos, Steve Earle, among others.  Please click here for festival ticket information.  Please click here for festival camping information.  To watch videos of the Ride Festival, click HERE .  

4th of July Celebration

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 11:00
Stay Tuned For 2016 Updates 4th of July in Telluride is small-town Americana 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 od 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...

Telluride Plein Air Festival

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:00
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 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.   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.   

Telluride Wine Festival

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:00
2016 Telluride Wine Festival It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 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 mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:00
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Dave Rawlings Machine  |  Béla Fleck  &  The Flecktones  |  John Prine  | Del McCoury Band  |  Houndmouth  |  Peter Rowan  |  Chris Thile Friday, June 17, 2016 Greensky Bluegrass  |  Neil Finn  |  Punch Brothers  |  The Oh Hellos  | Jerry Douglas Band  |  Kruger Brothers  with the  Kontras Quartet  | Balsam Range  |  Sara Watkins Saturday, June 18, 2016 Leftover Salmon  |  Sam Bush Band  |  Ryan Adams  |  Telluride Troubadour |  Yonder Mountain String Band  |  Tim O'Brien Band  |  Mandolin Orange |  The Lil' Smokies   Sunday, June 19, 2016 Telluride House Band featuring  Sam ,  Béla ,  Jerry ,  Edgar ,  Bryan  &  Stuart  | Emmylou Harris  | ...