Telluride Festivals and Events

Summer Concert Series: Split Lip Rayfield

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:00
Come enjoy free live music, and dancing in the grass at Sunset Plaza! The Town of Mountain Village Owners Association presents this nine series event which is in its 17th year of entertaining visitors and locals on Wednesday summer mountain evenings.  This week's performance features Split Lip Rayfield, a unique instrumental group who meanders amongst various musical genres including bluegrass, alternative country and cowpunk.

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...

TSRC Town Talks - “The Salty Sea Within Us”

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:30
Scientists share their deep knowledge on various interesting topics. Areas of study include molecular science, nanotechnology, biomedical research, energy, materials and the environment.  This is an open forum, supportive and welcoming of discussion amongst speakers and audience. This week's speakers:  Thomas Kleyman, MD, Chief, Renal-Electrolyte Division, Sheldon Adler Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, The Renal-Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburg “The Salty Sea Within Us.” CASH BAR  

Family Fun Night - Kid's Zone

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:30
Fun for all!   Kids under 12 can engage in history's first extreme sport, JOUSTING in the pit and then send it down a 20 foot dual lane slide.  Kiddos under 5 can bounce in a play area amongst inflatable animals.  Big kids otherwise known as "Adults" can watch the action while enjoying the  cash bar  or test their skills on the mechanical bull!   Free admission!   For Kids age 12 and under accompanied by an Adult.

Printmaking Palooza (Ages 6-8)

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 09:00
Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28 . 9am-noon Daily. $235 Students will explore using stamping, drawing, and repeating shapes to help design your projects. Material used will inculde food, yarn, sticks and other forms of nature. You'll use your fingers and paintbrushes to create things such as prayer flags, t-shirts, and prints on paper.   To register your child for the class, click here . For more information, visit the Ah Haa's website here .

Mountainscapes (Ages 4-5)

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 09:00
Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28 . 9am-noon Daily. $235 Try your hand at painting outdoors, and discovering what it feels like to be a part of what you're painting!   To register your child for the class, click here . For more information, visit the Ah Haa's website here . 

Bow Wow Film Festival

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 14:00
Bow Wow is a traveling film festival that features some of the years' best dog themed short films. A day of celebrating the our beloved fur friends, kicking off with pre-show activities at 2pm, followed by a shelter doggie parade in North Oak Park at 4pm.  Hopefully these pups will find a forever home with a caring human partner.  Cocktails, music and a silent auction to follow at 5:30pm at the historic Sheridan Opera House theater.  This day culminates with a screening of short films about all things dog that will make you laugh, cry and strengthen your love for our canine best friends! Tickets available at Second Chance Thrift Stores in Ridgway and Telluride, and the Soggy Doggy in Mountain Village.  You can also purchase online. Presale tickets, $12 for adults and $8...

Telluride Farmers' Market

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:30
Summertime Fridays in Telluride means it's prime time for a trip to the Farmers Market. This is a place for people and dogs to mingle, to stock up on on fresh local produce and flowers, and to get inspired by the creative output of artists. V endors from within 100 miles of Telluride gather to sell organic fruits, vegetables, pasture raised meats, eggs, cheese, artisan bread, baked goods.   You can also grab lunch at one of the mouthwatering food kiosks and shop for handmade crafts.   Come support your local vendors!  

Movies Under the Stars: Grease

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:30
This week's feature:  Grease Grab your sleeping bags, blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy a free movie in the crisp mountain air lit by the moon and stars.   Full Bar and Menu available. Video of Grease - Summer Nights HD  

5th Annual Kids Adventure Race

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:00
An adventure race against the clock through Telluride and Mountain Village for kids testing their phyiscal and mental strength and abilities.   Celebrate completion with a pizza party at Crazy Elk in Mountain Village! Check In: 9am Race Start: 10am Kids ages 5-14 eligible to participate Registration $80 per person, $95 after July 17th

Summer Concert Series: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 18:00
Come enjoy free live music, and dancing in the grass at Sunset Plaza! The Town of Mountain Village Owners Association presents this nine series event which is in its 17th year of entertaining visitors and locals on Wednesday summer mountain evenings.  This week's performance features the sultry soulful rock sound of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Video of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - Rock In It

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  

TSRC Town Talks - “Zen and the Art (Science) of Celestial Navigation: Navigating the Oceans and the Molecular World”

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:30
Scientists share their deep knowledge on various interesting topics. Areas of study include molecular science, nanotechnology, biomedical research, energy, materials and the environment.  This is an open forum, supportive and welcoming of discussion amongst speakers and audience. This week's speakers:  Eric Bittner, PhD, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Physics, University of Houston on “Zen and the Art (Science) of Celestial Navigation: Navigating the Oceans and the Molecular World” CASH BAR  

Family Fun Night - Kid's Zone

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:30
Fun for all!   Kids under 12 can engage in history's first extreme sport, JOUSTING in the pit and then send it down a 20 foot dual lane slide.  Kiddos under 5 can bounce in a play area amongst inflatable animals.  Big kids otherwise known as "Adults" can watch the action while enjoying the  cash bar  or test their skills on the mechanical bull!   Free admission!   For Kids age 12 and under accompanied by an Adult.

Alien Art (Ages 4-5)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 13:00
Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21 . 1-4pm Daily. $235 Using clay, students will sculpt new life forms fitting for your new galaxy.    To register your child for the class, click here . For more information, visit the Ah Haa's website here .

Creativity Lab (Ages 6-8)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 13:00
Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21 . 1-4pm Daily. $235 Experiment with art and science in the Creativity Lab! Students will use shaving cream to make marbled paper, create their own art materieals, explore liquid density, and learn about acids and bases and how you can create art with them.   To register your child for the class, click here . For more information, visit the Ah Haa's website here .

Focus on Faces (Ages 9+)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 13:00
Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21 . 1-4pm Daily. $235 Experiment with self portraits and work on capturing the likeness of others in this 4 day class.   To register your child for the class, click here . For more information, visit the Ah Haa's website here .

Youth Wheel Throwing (Ages 9+)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:00
All classes are $260 for 4 days of fun! Step by step, learn how to throw pottery on the wheel to make functional pieces, such as bowls, cups and plates. Class size is limited, so be sure to sign up early!   Session Dates: Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8 . 1-4pm Daily. SOLD OUT! To register, click here . For more informatoin, click here . Monday, July 11 - Thursday, July 14. 9am-noon Daily. To register, click here . For more information, click here . Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21. 9am-noon Daily. To register, click here . For more information, click here . Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28. 9am-noon Daily. To register, click here . For more information, click here . Monday, August 8 - Thursday, August 11 . 9am-noon Daily. To register, click...

Painting Outside the Box (Ages 4-5)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:00
Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21 . 9am-noon Daily. $235 So long two-dimensional framed wall hangings! Kids will be able to paint on a variety of multi-dimensional surfaces such as faces and sidewalks. Activities will include making edible paints and sidewalk chalk "paint."   To register your child for the class, click here . For more information, visit the Ah Haa's website here .  

SWARM : Mixed Media Bugs (Ages 6-8)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:00
Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21 . 9am-noon Daily. $235 Create your own insects using a range of materials!   To register your child for the class, click here . For more information, visit the Ah Haa's website here .