Telluride Festivals and Events

Telluride Balloon Festival

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 06:15
Schedule of Events June 4th, 2016 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 5th, 2016 6:15am, Telluride Town Park-- Pilot briefing (public invited) and balloon launch.  For more information, please send an email to   2015 Balloon Fest The 32st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival was held the weekend of June 5-7 2015.  June 6 was the most active day beginning with an early...

Gondola Opens

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:00
The Gondola connecting Telluride to Mountain Village will open for the summer season at 7am on May 26th.  For more information, please click  here . 

Telluride MountainFilm

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:00
2016 Mountainfilm Festival Information The 38 th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is being dedicated to the country’s crown jewels, and the festival is joining the National Parks Centennial Celebration in doing so.  The 2016 Symposium (which opens the festival on Friday morning) is themed after national parks. Known as “America’s best idea”, the crown jewels are sprinkled all over the country and are home to everything from graceful arches of sandstone, to historic battle sites, to the tallest mountain in North America. This year’s festival will explore more than just the glorified parts of these National Parks, and will dive into the controversy and challenges that face the system at 100 years old.  Visit the Mountainfilm website for more information on events and...

Telluride Literary Arts Festival

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:00
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 2016 LitFest: Peter Heller, author of four nonfiction books, two novels, and a longtime contributor to National Public Radio. He is also a contributing...

Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 19:00
Run Free – The True Story of Caballo Blanco , a feature documentary directed by Sterling Noren, chronicles the life of American ultra running legend Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse) and his quest to create an ultra marathon in Mexico’s Copper Canyon to promote and preserve Tarahumara running tradition. True was a main character in Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book Born to Run – A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Tickets are  $12 in advance at or $15 at the door.