Telluride Festivals and Events

Telluride Plein Air Festival

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:30
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.  2014 Schedule of Events June 29 - July 5, 2014 - All Day— Plein Air Artists at Work - Various Locations in and around Telluride Visitors and locals alike will have the unique opportunity to observe 28 of the nation's top plein air artists as they paint on location in Telluride, Colorado preparing for the two-day art sale on July 4 and 5. June 29-July 4, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.— Wet Room open in Sheridan Opera House Gallery Room New this year! Artists will hang newly...

Telluride Wine Festival

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:15
2015 Telluride Wine Festival The 2015 Telluride Wine Festival will be held June 25-28, 2015.  This year should be the best ever.  In addition to four days of wine, the festival features numerous cooking classes throughout the weekend. Beginning in April, there will be several ticket options for the 2015 Wine Festival Some of the events this year include: Toast of Telluride (Thursday) - Sample wines in the art galleries and retail stores throughout town and enjoy small bites and wines at restaurants throughout town. NEW THIS YEAR- Grand Reserve Tasting ( Friday) - Taste and purchase wines not available for retail sale anywhere but the Winery tasting rooms AND the Telluride Wine Festival. Grand Tasting (Saturday) - Enjoy a wide variety of wines/spirits/food and fun in...

Telluride Musicfest

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:30
June 24th - July 5th, 2015.  All concerts begin at  7:30 pm . Time to make your summer plans!  You will want to include the 13thTelluride Musicfest, to your calendar. This annual celebration of timeless chamber music attracts renowned artists to this little mining town. Telluride is the ideal backdrop for one of the areas most important chamber music festivals. The Festival offers something for everyone…from the most demanding music sophisticate to the fun-seeking neophyte.  It promises to bring not only two weekends of top quality music to this area, but to redefine chamber music in many people’s minds.  Innovative programs, intimate setting, and wonderful performers make the expected…unexpected and very exciting. Trio Solisti, described by the critics as "three of the most...

Lawn Chair Movies

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 16:00
Tuesdays at sundown (around 8:30pm) Dress the Part | Bring The Kids | Watch, Dance, Sing, Eat, Drink | Fun June 23 : Ghostbusters (1984): After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. June 30 : The Princess Bride (1987):  A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be...

Telluride Center Research Center Conference

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:45
Monday, June 22-Wednesday, June 24. Each day at 9:00AM. Telluride Science Research Center is an incubator for molecular science. TSRC convenes the world's best scientists and engineers to set powerful new directions in research, build international collaborations, and find solutions to many of the great science and technological challenges. TSRC scientists advance research in energy, medicine, materials, climate, and the environment.  The Telluride Science Research Center presents a Frontiers in BioMagnetic Particles IV Conference at the historic Sheridan Opera House.

Mini Mission: Bug Camp

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:45
June 22nd-June 26, 2015. 9:00am-12:00pm Mini Mission: Bug Camp-- Have you ever wanted your own insect collection? Do you think that all things that crawl, flutter, and buzz are fascinating? If yes, then Bug Camp is the summer program for you. Over 4 morning and 1 evening sessions (optional), students will learn all about collecting, preparing, and pinning their own insects for display; insect evolution, anatomy, and phylogeny. By course end, students will have their own insect collection and be able to identify all of the SW Colorado’s major insect groups. Ages: 11-13 • Tuition: $200/student Call 970-369-5190 for more information

Frogs Gone Fishin'

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 16:45
Sunday, June 21st, 2015.  Door 8 PM/Show 9:30 PM At a Frogs Gone Fishin' show, fans are treated to heavy-hitting rock and funk with the Frog's signature improvisational twis t. In an age of auto-tuned vocals and laptop superstars, it's great to find a band who relies on vocal harmonies, strong melody, and dynamic rhythms to keep their fans coming back. On any given night, the Frogs cut across genres and material from their two albums and never, ever, play the same set-list twice. This diversity in song choice and explosive improvisational energy has earned the band enthusiastic and devoted fans from places as far apart as Denver and New Orleans, Chicago and Austin, New York and San Francisco.  A crowd of FGF fans is as diverse as the set list, where hippies and hipsters, heads...

The Magic Beans

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:45
Friday & Saturday, June 19th-20th, 2015 . Doors @ 8PM, Show @ 9:30PM The Magic Beans   are a traveling band from Nederland, CO set out to bring their unique, genre-blending music to the masses and inspire a good time. Their diverse songs move your mind, while tight grooves move your booty when they come to town or through the speakers. Drawing from a wide range of influences, The Magic Beans leave nothing off the table as they combine americana, funk, rock, and electronica into a one sound and sometimes even one composition. Their sound has been described as space funk, ameritronica, and groove grass. $20 adv/$25 door Video of The Magic Beans, Fox Theatre, 3/22/2013  

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 18:00
2015 BLUEGRASS:  June 18-21, 2015 It's a bit early to have information about the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass 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! 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...

The Drunken Hearts with Frogs Gone Fishin'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:45
Thursday, June 18th, 2015. Door 8 PM/Show 9:30 PM Get Tickets : $20 adv/$25 door At a Frogs Gone Fishin' show, fans are treated to heavy-hitting rock and funk with the Frog's signature improvisational twist. In an age of auto-tuned vocals and laptop superstars, it's great to find a band who relies on vocal harmonies, strong melody, and dynamic rhythms to keep their fans coming back. Video of Frogs Gone Fishin' - "Forget"   The Drunken Hearts r ockin' performances around the West have folks buzzing. The band's fiery sound was forged on Colorad ... o's high peaks and river banks. The band is comprised of six guys from different walks of life, however it was Colorado and her allure that brought the band together. The Drunken Hearts honest...

Photographing Your Pet

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:30
Wednesday, June 17, 2015. 10am – 4pm Learn how to capture your pet’s personality in the best light during this hands-on outdoor photography workshop. Using the Ah Haa patio and provided animals, students will learn the art of taking pet portraits in a natural setting, from setting up shots and lens choice to interacting with the animal to prompt an interesting expression. Students should have a good working knowledge of their digital SLR cameras and come ready to shoot. Student must bring a digital SLR camera, tripod, and a zoom lens (700-200 mm). Please do not bring your pet. Ah Haa will be providing the animals for this shoot. $125 tuition

Gipsy Moon with Kitchen Dwellers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:30
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.  Door 8 PM/Show 9:30 PM Visit the Fly me to the Moon Saloon for posotive vibes and good music. Two awesome bands are coming together to create an enjoyable night. $17 adv/$20 door 

Dirty Bourbon River Show

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:15
Friday, June 12th, 2015. Door @ 8 PM/Show @ 9:30 PM The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music. Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 9 studio albums and played over 700 live shows, fast earning them a stellar reputation for their tight, multi-faceted sound and high-energy performances. They can be found bringing their blend of “New Orleans Big Brass Circus Rock” all over the USA, performing at festivals and respected venues year-...

Lone Tree Cemetery Tour

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:00
Every Friday June 12-October 9, 2015. 1-2pm Don't miss this unique look at Telluride's history and the unique people that lived, worked and were buried here.  Tours depart from the Lone Tree Cemetery pedestrian gate on Colorado Avenue at 1:00pm . Tickets can be purchased at the Museum, by phone at 970.728.3344 or online at . $15 public / $10 Museum Members

Telluride WOW Festival

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:45
June 11th, 2015-June 15th, 2015. 8:00am. 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, Xercise Lab, Ed Harrold, Dr. Haley Perlus, , and North Face Athlete - Hilaree O'Neill teaching and lecturing on a variety of topics from strength and sport conditioning, yoga, TRX & Pilates to nutrition and sport psychology and enhanced breathing. “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...

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:00
Tuesday, June 9, 2015. 8:30pm The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents a night of New Orleans jazz with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band live in concert at the Sheridan Opera House. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Tickets are $35 GA floor (seats out) and $45 reserved balcony.  Please note, tickets will be $5 more day of show! Buy early and buy often! (GA tickets are standing room only,...

Introduction to Forging

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 16:45
Monday, June 8th, 2015- Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. 10am-4pm A hands-on workshop to experience the magic of blacksmithing. Join Joseph Paczosa of Telluride Forge at his Downvalley shop for a hands on introduction to blacksmithing, or forging. Experience how steel can be transformed and shaped with heat to create sculptural and functional objects (think: hammering, twisting, tapers, bends and splits). Students will learn about tools and handling, including proper anvil approach and care, basic hammer functions with hot steel, how to heat treat metals, and all the basic elements of a blacksmith shop. STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: Some previous hands-on experience with metals is required. Students must be age 25 or older (some exceptions apply) and should bring appropriate gloves and eye...

Colorado Kids Camp

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 16:30
June 8th, 2015. - June 11th, 2015. 9:30am Colorado Kids Camp offers a variety of camps geared to accommodate players of all skill levels. Your child will not only improve on the skills they already know, but also develop a deep love for the game through our fun, but structured approach to coaching skills. Our camps improve the child’s ability to (be coachable) follow directions as well as develop their listening skills while at the same time building their confidence to succeed in the game. We ask that parents please help their child focus on the instructor and on socializing with the other children by watching from the sidelines. If your child is shy about getting involved and needs you, you are more than welcome to come out on the field and participate for however long he/she...

4 Seasons @ Lumiere

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 16:15
June 7th (5:00pm)- June 13th (10:00am), 2015.  Staying at the luxury boutique Lumiere Telluride in Mountain Village, we will treat you to twice daily yoga, hiking, sightseeing, delicious food, spa treats + blissful relaxation. Conde Nast readers just voted Telluride the #1 ski resort in North America, for the third year in a row. And for good reason! Telluride offers visitors the most breathtaking alpine scenery, a charming Victorian town, colorful local characters + some of the best dining experiences in the Rockies. Telluride is a world famous ski resort destination, but many people are surprised to learn that Telluride is even more incredible in the summer months. With temperatures rarely deviating from the mid 70's during the day, flourishing Aspen groves and miles of hiking and...


Sat, 06/06/2015 - 16:00
Saturday, June 6th, 2015. Door @ 8pm / Show @ 9:30pm. A Denver, Colorado based band, Digg is a unique and progressive fusion of rock, funk, blues, and jazz. Digg blends these styles to create a diverse, yet cohesive sound in their quickly growing catalog of original music. Inspired and personal song writing, well chosen, well executed covers, and great musicianship come together into a high-energy live performance that leaves audiences needing more. Video of Digg - What You Say - 10.12.13