Telluride Festivals and Events


Fri, 07/03/2015 - 16:30
Friday, July 3rd, 2015 PalmKidz was initiated summer 2014, and offers an opportunity for all  children, and children at heart, to experience great performances on Friday afternoons in the summer.  Joining  forces with the Wilkinson Public Library, the Palm is able to offer $5 tickets Rapunzel is a witty, tongue-in-cheek, one hour musical retelling of a perennial favorite. Designed with an appeal to young and adult audiences alike, the play has a contemporary moral about parent-child relationships, the challenges of growing up (for both children and adults), the joys of love, and challenges of being different.

Telluride Art Walk

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:45
The Art Walk takes place from 5PM-8PM on the first Thursday of every month (excluding May and November) and features 21 different venues showcasing new exhibitions and artists. A free self guided Art Walk map is available at the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery on 283 South Fir or at other participating venues.   Adam W. Carlos Fine Art 398 W. Colorado Ave. (Downstairs) Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 S. Townsend Ave. AZADI Fine Rugs 217 W. Colorado Ave. Baked in Telluride 127 S. Fir St. DOLCE 224 E. Colorado Ave. Elinoff & Co. 204 W. Colorado Ave. Gallery 81435 230 S. Fir St. Gold Mountain Gallery 135 W. Colorado La Cocina de Luz 333 W. Colorado Ave. LDGiles Art & Design 307 E. Colorado, Unit #104 (Willow Building) Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 S...

Bill Smith

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:30
Thursday, July 2nd . Doors at 8/Show at 9:30PM. $5 suggested donation Bill Smith , a rock band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Check out some of their work: Video of Bill Smith Promo  

The Princess Bride (1987)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:15
Tuesday, June 30th. 8:30PM. Conference Center Plaza. FREE! Bring your lawn chairs for an outdoor screening of 'The Princess Bride.' PG (1987) 1hr 38m Video of The Princess Bride Official Trailer #2 - Wallace Shawn Movie (1987) HD  

Still Life Painting With Acrylics

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:30
Tuesday, June 30th - Thursday, July 2nd. 2-5 PM. $150 Tuition + $45 Materials, Adults & 16+ A class designed for those who have never painted, haven't painted in a while, or would like to try something new. Each day, students will learn the process of building a painting from start to finish by using a different still life scene each day - flowers, fruit, etc. Topics will include brush techniques, color mixing, capturing light, and exploring your own unique style. Students will learn skills such as sketching on canvas and applying paint, with the goal of completing at least two paintings. Through this class participants will come away with new technical skills and inspiration to paint on their own. To Register, Click HERE

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...

Introduction to Bookbinding

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:15
Monday, June 29th - Friday, July 3rd . 9AM-5PM. $800 tuition In this one week intensive class, students will learn the fundamental building blocks of bookbinding; binding both cloth and paper covers. To register for the class, click HERE .

Name That Tune Song Title Costume Party

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:00
Saturday, June 27th. 6-9PM. Dress up as a song title as part of the benefit for The American Songbook Festival ! $100 per person includes an open bar, food, special entertainment, auctions, etc. Grand Prize for the Best Song Title costume wins a one week trip to Hawaii! (Kauai and Big Isle.) To recieve an invite, simply email  

How to Paint Your Muse

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 17:00
Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th . 10AM-4PM. $200 tuition plus $75 materials. Adults & 16+ Explore mixed media and collage, including paint markers, acrylic mediums, stamps and more! Students are encouraged to bring their own materials to use in addition to the free supplies provided. Examples of things to bring are: Torn book pages Letters Rice papers Food and wine labels Photos (as long as they are not glossy) Large clip art of birds or other animals/images you like NON glossy magazine pages

The Great Funktier

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 17:15
Friday, June 26th . Doors at 8/Show at 9:30PM. The Great Funktier , a local band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Watch "Gave You All My Lovin'" below. Video of Gave You All My Lovin' THE GREAT FUNKTIER    

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...


Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:30
Wednesday, June 24. 6-8PM. FREE! Orgone will be playing at the Sunset Plaza for free as part of the Summer Concert Series. Video of Orgone - Don't Push Your Luck  

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...

Writing Truth

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:00
Tuesday, June 23rd - Thursday, June 25th . Adults & 16+ Writers of all skillsets are welcome to join this three day writing workshop with Paul Evans. Register for the class HERE .

Ghostbusters (1984)

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:00
Tuesday, June 23rd. 8:30PM. Conference Center Plaza. FREE! Bring your lawn chairs for an outdoor screening of 'Ghostbusters.' PG (1984) 1hr 47m Video of Ghostbusters - Official® Trailer [HD]  

Lawn Chair Movies

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 16:00
Tuesdays at sundown (around 8:30pm) 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 reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess...

Flying the Space Shuttle

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:45
Monday, June 22nd. 6-8PM. Ever wondered what it would be like to fly in the Space Shuttle? Now's your chance to listen to Astronaut Brewster Shaw talk about his experiences. Meet in the Program Room at the Wilkinson Public Library for the event.

Professional Acting for Teens (Ages 13-18)

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:45
Monday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 24th . 2-5PM. $175 Get an edge on your acting skills with Keith Jefferson , supporting castmember in The Hateful Eight, which was partly filmed in Telluride last winter. To register for the class, click HERE . There will also be a class for adults on the same dates.

Professional Acting for Adults (Age 19+)

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:30
Monday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 24th . 6-9PM. $175 Get an edge on your acting skills with Keith Jefferson , supporting castmember in The Hateful Eight, which was partly filmed in Telluride last winter. To register for the class, click HERE . There will also be a class for teens on the same dates.

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.