Telluride Festivals and Events

7th Annual Rundola

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:00
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 - 08:00
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 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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 - 08:00
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 - 15:45
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

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 05:15
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

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:00
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

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 09:00
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...

KOTO End of Season Street Dance

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:45
 

Burlesque

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
A fun, free-for-all night of pasties, surprises, boylesque and more raunchiness in rememberance of Telluride's darker side of history.  Featuring the lovely ladies of the Telluride Theatre Beginning Burlesque class.  Ticket available HERE. Wednesday, March 29th - April 1st, 9pm  Tickets: $25 & $35  VIP Tables: $300 * This show is for adults 21 + only, please

Telluride Tribute Fest

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:45
Presented by The Sheridan Arts Foundation, the Telluride Tribute Fest is a weekend of tributes to some of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. The 4th annual Telluride Tribute Fest kicks off in March. It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Tribute 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 Gay Ski Week

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:00
The 15th Annual Telluride Gay Ski week is a week full of non stop fun..amazing snow sports- skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, dog sledding,  dancing,dinners, music,fashion and so much more. Our incredible Mountain Villages of Telluride and Mountain Village await with open arms to welcome all participants to our beautiful community and our world class ski resort.  Hospitaly Lounge opens at 8am daily.   

Telluride AIDS Benefit Student Fashion Show

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:00
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.

From Field to Screen: A Digital Photography Primer with Ben Jacobsen

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:30
Monday –  Thursday,  February 20 – 23   |  times vary  |  $285 tuition & materials* *STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN INDIVIDUAL DAYS OF THE COURSE RATHER THAN THE FULL 4 DAYS AT A RATE OF $75 PER DAY. Join visiting photographer Ben Jacobsen for a four-day photography intensive. From getting to know your camera and shooting in the field to the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom, Ben will guide students through every aspect of capturing (and editing) the perfect image. Broken up into four separate classes, each session will cover a different aspect of photography. Students are welcome to take all or just part of the course. (Day 1)  February 20 ,  12:30-4:30pm :   Know Your DSLR Camera  – An introductory class to help students understand what their camera is able to do, how to...

The 18th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:00
  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

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 18:00
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. 

Design Inspriation: Bold Art with Text and Image with Kellie Day

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 14:00
Saturday &  Sunday, February 11 & 12   |   2 – 5pm    $195 tuition & materials Want to add a personal decorative touch to your living space? Artist Kellie Day will guide students through the process of creating bold, unique, mixed media artwork. Using stamps, stencils, layered papers, texts and lots of other quirky and interesting decoupage materials, students will create big, bright, art pieces. Kellie will guide students through the creative process, implementing her own graphic design background to help students make compelling layouts and exciting and distinct pieces. The class will integrate words with art to make bold, colorful images for home decor.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 20:00
The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents TWO nights of  Chris Robinson Brotherhood  Live at the Sheridan Opera House. The band consists of Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, Jeff Hill and Tony Leonne. Show at 9PM, Doors open at 8PM - come enjoy a cocktail at the Sheridan SHOW Bar.  Tickets $40 GA, $50 Balcony reserved seating. PURCHASE HERE .  Video of Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "I Ain't Hiding" - Mountain Jam 2014  

Devendra Banhart

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 19:00
Live performance of psychedelic folk rock by Venezuelan American singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart at Club Red. Tickets $25- $45, Purchase HERE .  Doors at 7PM   Video of Devendra Banhart - Saturday Night [Official Audio]