Telluride Festivals and Events


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

An Evening with Ken Burns

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00
Sunday, August 24. 6PM. Palm Theater. Enjoy a special screening of Ken Burns' documentary, " The War ." After the screening there will be a Q&A with Burns as he discusses the making of this new ground-breaking documentary series. Book signing and sales will be available after the screening courtesy of Between the Covers Bookstore. Tickets : $20 / adults $15 / Telluride Historical Museum & Palm Theater members $5 / students (ages 7-17) Click here to purchase tickets.

Telluride Sports Blizzard Sale

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:30
The 32nd Annual Blizzard Sale August 22-24th   9am-5pm NEW LOCATION!!!  Telluride Sports Main St, 150 W. Colorado Ave in Telluride   The 32nd Annual Blizzard Sale moves to Main Street Telluride Sports is excited to announce the 32nd Annual BLIZZARD SALE, the Western Slope’s biggest and best Ski & Snowboard Sale, August 22-24th from 9am-5pm - for the first time EVER at the Telluride Sports Main Street location.  Get a jump on the winter season and save 30-70%-off original price for last year’s merchandise.  There will be an incredible selection of last-season’s skis, boards, boots, bindings, outerwear, footwear & more - all at prices you won’t see again in Telluride.  The best deals of the year.   This is a sale not to be missed – with huge discounts on...

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)

Leo Kottke

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:30
Friday, August 22 . 7:30PM. Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on influences from jazz, blues, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies.  You can visit his website here . Video of Leo Kottke Corrina Corrina Carre Theater Amsterdam 2012 10 31  


Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:45
August 17-22 . Telluride Theatre . FREE! 'An original show by Telluride Theatre, written by Sasha Sullivan in collaboration with the cast, in a 6 week process. BREAD & CIRCUS is set 30 years in the future, when the entertainment machine is even more out of control, used as a device to appease the masses and keep them placated. Public approval of politics and the corporate culture is gained by distractification, tittitainment and superfical satisfaction. One man sees thorugh and starts an armchair revolution to take down the system and bring truth, beauty and love back to the people. ' ** This show is rated (R), not suitable for children To find out more, click here .

Telluride Top Chef

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 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...


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:30
Spafford, a Jam Rock band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon on Friday, August 15th. Doors open at 8, Show starts at 10. $5 donation. To find out more about Spafford , visit their webite here . Video of Spafford - "Electric Taco Stand"  

Lake Street Drive

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:00
Friday, August 15th, 8PM. Tickets: $25 GA on the floor, and $35 reserved seats in the balcony. Visit the Sheridan Opera House's event page to reserve tickets! Lake Street Drive have been performing for nearly a decade after meeting as fellow students at the New England Conservatory in Boston. The band first visted Telluride last year at the Bulegrass Festival. Watch the video below to hear Lake Street Drive! Video of Lake Street Dive - "You Go Down Smooth" (Live at WFUV)   Lake Street Drive's opening act is The Brothers Comatose . You can visit their website here , and watch the video below to listen to one of their songs! Video of The Brothers Comatose - Pie for Breakfast    

Deer Tick

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:30
Presented by Beyond the Groove Thursday, August 14th. At Club Red (located inside the Telluride Conference Center). Doors at 8PM, Show at 8:30PM. Tickets are $22 GA. All ages welcome.   Deer Tick is a young American rock band that will perform at ClubRed a hip new venue within the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village. Tickets will be available locally at Wizard Entertainment ( 126 E Colorado Ave., Telluride ) and online here .   Watch the video below to watch Deer Tick ! Video of Deer Tick - The Dream's In The Ditch (Official Video)  

Aliver Hall

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:15
Aliver Hall, a Jam Rock band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon on Thursday, August 14th. Doors open at 8, Show starts at 10. FREE! To find out more about Aliver Hall , visit their webite here . Video of Smiling Backward - Aliver Hall - 12.26.11  

The Art of Pairing Wine and Cheese

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00
Thursday, August 14 . 6-8PM. $45 + $45 for wine/cheese Explore four types of cheeses (bloomy, hard, blue and fresh) paired with complementary wines. Learn how the right combination can elevate your culinary experience. To register for the class, click here .

Flint Whitlock : Fireside Chat

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30
Thursday, August 14th. 5:30-6:30PM. FREE! Hotel Madeline Join Flint Whitlock, military historian and author of "Soldiers on Skis: A Pictorial Memoir of the 10th Mountian Division," for a Fireside Chat about the Colorado ski industry and its relationship with World War II. A FREE program in conjunction with the Telluride Historical Museum 's exhibit, Vocies of Wartime: Telluride During WWII , on display through March 2015.

Eric Lindell

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:30
Eric Lindell is preforming at the FREE Sunset Concert Series starting at 6PM.  To visit Eric Lindell's website, click here .

Capturing Your Story: Lifestyle Photography Workshop

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:00
Tuesday, August 12. 10AM-4PM. $75. Learn how to capture your everyday life through photography- people, scenery, food, and more. ** This workshop is open to all levels and no special equipment is required other than a digital camera – or even just an iPhone! To register, please click here .

Mixed Media Mosaics

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:45
Monday, August 11-Thursday, August 14. This intensive class covers all aspects of mosaics- terminology, design, materials, surfaces, amsking, fixatives, tools, grouting, and finishing. This class can be adapted to all levels of experience.  To register for the class, click here .

Textiles in Indigo: Yoruba Tie-Dye Techniques

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:30
Saturday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9 . **Two time options- Your choice of either: the Saturday & Sunday AM session from 9-12noon the Saturday & Sunday PM session from 1-4PM For this weekend workshop, students will learn traditional Yoruba technique for Tie-Dying with African artist Gasali Adeyemo.   To register for the class, click here .


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:30
Saturday, August 9th. 8PM. Tickets HERE . Jewel, LIVE in concert at the Sheridan Opera House! The event will be an intimate, solo acousitc evening. The show will be a fundraiser for both Project Clean Water , Jewel's own charity, and the Sheridan Arts Foundation . Tickets are $75, $125, and $200 reserved seats. All proceeds will benefit both organizations. [A portion of the $125 and $200 tickets are tax deductivle as a donation to both foundations.]   Video of Jewel Ten  

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:00
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, a Funk band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon on Friday, August 8th. Doors open at 8, Show starts at 10. $10. To find out more about Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band , visit their webite here . Video of Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band "LOVIN" OFFICIAL VIDEO  

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:45
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.