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Rundola

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 20:30
The Rundola is an open registration foot race from the base of the gondola in Telluride to the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia mid-station. The race is organized by and benefits the Telluride Foundation.  Runners follow the Telluride Trail (4.600 feet long, 40 feet wide, 13% uphill grade) or can simply bushwack to the finish. The elevation gain is 1,810 feet from start to finish. Participants are grouped by age and gender into categories for the race. 

4th of July Celebration

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 19:45
2014 Update - There will be FIREWORKS! 4th of July in Telluride is small-town Americana at its finest. We really do it up here -- running races, parade, BBQ, family games in Town Park, airplane flybys, and fireworks.  The day kicks off with the Telluride Foundation's Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station. Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest od the day's festivities!   Click here more more information on the Rundola.   Click here to register for the Rundola. The Telluride 4th of July Parade begins at 11 am on historic Main Street and is organized by the Telluride 4th of July...

Rapunzel

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:30
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 Plein Air Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:30
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

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:15
Call and mention the Wine Festival for 15% Off lodging over the weekend. The "New" Telluride Wine Festival will be held June 26-29, 2014.  A new management team has taken over the festival, and they are making big efforts to make this Festival the best ever.  In addition to four days of wine, the festival features numerous cooking classes throughout the weekend. There are several ticket options for the 2014 Wine Festival (2015 information isn't available, yet): Day Passes ($175) - Each day includes different activities. Gourmet 2 Passes - includes the Taste, the Toast, the Grand Tasting, the Keynote Seminar, Sunday Brunch, the Speakeasies, and more. Connoisseur Passes ($1,500) - guarantees access to the most elite events. Patron Passes ($2,000) - the most elite...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:00
  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.  General Information The 2014 is over, but check out our 2014 Bluegrass Photo Album to jog your memory.  In it we selected about 30 of our favorite photos from over 5,000 photos that our staff took. 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...

Telluride Balloon Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 16:15
  2015 Balloon Fest The 32st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will be held the weekend of June 5-7.  June 6 is the most active day beginning with an early morning launch from Town Park and ending with the "glow" on Main Street in the evening.  Saturday afternoon, there will be a photography workshop geared specifically to photographing ballons.  Sunday morning the balloons are scheduled to launch again from Town Park. It is possible to take a ride on a balloon either Saturday or Sunday, but there are a limited number of slots.  Usually, the crowds are thinner on Sunday morning.  You will improve your chances by being willing to help inflate the balloon, so get there by 6am and ask to help.  Most years, at the balloons will launch at least one of the two days, but there's no...

Wild West Fest

Telluride Festivals and Events - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:45
The Wild West Fest is a small festival specifically designed to share Telluride with 50 inner-city youth from Big Brother, Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Clubs from across the United States. During their week in Telluride, the boys and girls participate in drama, dance, horsemanship, fly-fishing, golf, and the Rock & Roll Academy.  The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, which raises $50,000 each year to run the program. Those interested in contributing and helping should contact the Sheridan Arts Foundation, (970) 728-6363. 

MountainFilm Telluride

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:00
See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for views of the festival from 2010 to today. 2015 Festival Information Check back on Telluride.com for updates on the 2015 festival.  The Festival will be held May 22-25, 2015   2014 Festival Information This year's festival theme is "Wilderness" in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  The Festival will kick-off this year with an all-day (9am - 3:30pm) Symposium devoted to Wilderness.  Topics include: The Foundation of American Wilderness - Douglas Brinkley, historian The Artic: A Last Refuge of Wild - Florian Schulz, professional nature and wildlife photographer Panel: Does Wilderness Exist? Inspiration to Create - Adam Duncan Harris, National Museum of Wildlife Art Inspiration to Preserve...

Cavalleria Rusticana - Pagliacci

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 15:30
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in  Cavalleria Rusticana  and Canio in  Pagliacci . Rae Smith ( War Horse ) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of  Cavalleria , which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of  Pagliacci . Eva-Maria Westbroek ( Cav ) and Patricia Racette ( Pag ) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Saturday, April 25 at 10:30am Running time 3:30

KOTO Street Dance

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 16:45
The KOTO End of the Season Street Dance is a FREE party on Colorado Avenue (Main Street) sponsored by the community radio station KOTO.  Check back for details which have yet to be announced.  

Loudon Wainwright III

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:00
Wednesday, April 1st. Loudon Wainwright III will be preforming at the Sheridan Opera House. Video of Loudon Wainwright III - Your Mother and I  

Mountain Town Get Down

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 17:30
Location: Heritage Plaza, Telluride Conference Center, and Gorrono Ranch Description: Telluride Ski Resort will be celebrating the end of winter and heating things up for spring with the Mountain Town Get Down taking place March 28-29, 2015. Schedule (Day Shows Are Free!) SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2015 12:30pm:   Dustbowl Revival (Free @ Heritage Plaza) 2:15pm:   The Expanders  (Free @ Heritage Plaza) 4:00pm:   Iration  (Free @ Heritage Plaza) 9:00pm:   Cold War Kids at the Telluride Conference Center –   Click here for tickets and Info SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2015 12:30pm:   Bikini Slalom  (Free @ Gorrono Ranch) ​ 1:30pm:   DJ and Luau  (Free @ Gorrono Ranch)  

Cold War Kids

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:45
Saturday, March 28, 2015. 9:00PM (doors @ 8:00PM)  Telluride Conference Center The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski Resort present these indie rockers live in concert. Cold War Kids make honest songs about human experiences. Cold War Kids return to the touring circuit with their fifth album, which is being praised for its use of the band’s environment, experience, energy and cohesion while bringing home the familiar sound that they’ve perfected. Tickets are $38 general admission and limited VIP tickets are available for sale by calling 970.728.6363. (this show is standing room ONLY) Purchase tickets here . Video of Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry"  

Nashville Chicks

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:30
Friday, March 27, 2015. Three of Nashville’s top female songwriters — Sherrie Austin, Kylie Sackley and Alissa Moreno — will be on stage at the palm with their guitars singing the hits they wrote and recorded and telling the stories behind the songs.

Jukebox Speakeasy FUNraiser

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:45
Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  begins at 7:30p.m. in the Opera House Gallery Room and lasts until 9 p.m. when the main show begins! Join Telluride Theater for this special FUNraiser event and have an incredible night while supporting local theater. The House of Shimmy Shake's NEW addition to the Burlesque Weekend is an exciting, interactive party with live music, sexy women, drinks, hors d'oeurves & silent auction. Make a night of it. Open only to adults 21 and over. People who purchase FULL VIP tables (5 seats) to Burlesque receive FREE tickets (5) to the pre-show party • Telluride Theatre Members who have given $500+ in 2015 receive a FREE ticket Telluride Theatre members and sponsors call 970.708.3934 for pre-sale tickets. General public tickets available February 4.

Taj Mahal

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 16:15
On March 22, blues legend Taj Mahal will preforming a solo acoustic act. As a composer, intrumentalist and vocalist, he is one of the most prominent figures in 20th century blues and roots music. This is a preformance you would not want to miss. The show is at 8:00pm on Sunday, March 22. It will be $65-75 with tickets on sale on the Sheridan Opera House wesite:  http://sheridanoperahouse.com/events Here is a clip of one of his songs:  Video of Taj Mahal - Fishin' Blues  

Telluride Tribute Fest

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:45
Presented by The Sheridan Arts Foundation, the Telluride Tribute Fest is a weekend of tributes to some of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. The 2nd annual Telluride Tribute Fest kicks off on March 19th to the 21st. This years line up includes: Who's Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band (March 19) Rumors: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show (March 20) Yesterday The Beatles Tribute Band (March 21)  

Nahko

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:00
Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Show @ 8pm. Doors at 7:30pm. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with one of the hottest up and coming acts drawing comparisons to Michael Franti and Bob Marley.  Nahko , an Oregon-native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. When he took up the piano at age six, the unifying power of music entered his life and brought him harmony.  Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born.  Nahko has toured with such acts as Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Trevor Hall...

Rotary Red Ball Express

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:15
Win up to $1,000,000 as you watch large red medicine balls roll down the ski hill! In a nutshell, the Red Ball Express is a race of 100+ large red balls down a ski slope. The first balls down the race course determine who wins the prizes.  While the race itself takes only a few minutes, the preparation for the event takes at least 6 months.  Rotary recruits sponsors and non-profit participants, promotes the event and sells tickets.  Non-profits sell the tickets and keep 80% of the proceeds.  More information about the event can be found at www.RotaryRedBall.com and at Telluride.com 's webpage.
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