Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5:00pm
The Metropolitan Opera House broadcasts some of the world's finest operas to theaters across the country, and the Palm Theater is one of the participants. COSÌ FAN TUTTE will be showing live on April 26th, at 11AM. COSÌ FAN TUTTE takes place in Naples during the 18th century.   http://www.telluridepalm.com/met.html
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:45am
Twenty-five students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will perform this hilarious musical tale May 2-4 at 6 p.m. live at the historical Sheridan Opera House.
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 5:15pm
The Metropolitan Opera House broadcasts some of the world's finest operas to theaters across the country, and the Palm Theater is one of the participants. CENERENTOLA will be showing live on May 10th, at 11AM. Running time is 3 hours, 40 minutes. CENERENTOLA is a variation of the Cinderella story and takes place in Italy in the late 18th century to early 19th century.   http://www.telluridepalm.com/met.html
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:45pm
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: Mountainfilm Edition
Friday, May 23, 2014, 2:00pm
  INFORMATION ON THE 36th ANNUAL MOUNTAINFILM FESTIVAL The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival began in 1979 as an opportunity for climbers and mountaineers to enjoy the Telluride outdoors by day and watch films about the mountains and mountain culture by night. It has evolved over the decades to enbrace a much wider and more diverse audience. The programming now stretches to the leading edges of contemporary social, cultural, and environmental issues.  An orientation towards activism has increasingly defined MountainFilm Telluride since the mid-90's, a function of both leadership as well as a growing public appetite to engage with modern challenges.  MountainFilm bills itself as America's leading independent documentary film festival. Additionally, the program includes a full-...
Monday, June 2, 2014, 5:45pm
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. 
Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:15pm
While the Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather permitting, over a dozen hot air balloons launch from Town Park on the east end of town and sail down the valley landing about one mile out of town. The balloons launch at sunrise (between 6:45 and 7 am) and bystanders often get to help with the launch -- and get a ride to boot! On the last night of the festival, the balloon pilots inflate their balloons along Main Street and fire up the propane for the "Glow". This is a beautiful and incredibly unique sight.  All of the events are subject to weather conditions -- The box canyon is a very tricky place to fly as we are surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. But if you are lucky enough to get a chance to...
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6:00pm
  INFORMATION ON THE 41st ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 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 between the best of the best are often the highlights of each year's festival.  This is a week of uncommon musical riches: Main stage performances in Town Park throughout the day, intimate masters workshops on the Elks Park stage on Main Street in downtown, prestigious band and songwriting contests, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions on sidewalks and throughout the campgrounds.  The festival often coincides with the...
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:15pm
Since 1981, Telluride has had the privilege of hosting the prestigious Telluride Wine Festival. The festival is a beautiful gathering of the local culinary community, enthusiastic visitors, vintners, and chefs from around the world. Chefs and wineries join to create unique luncheons, elite dinners, wine tastings, cooking classes, and educational seminars for festival attendees. Also happening within the four days of world-class cuisine and wines, there are special cooking classes for kids, a Celebration of Colorado cooking, demonstrations of cheese making and samplings of all kinds of foods that are new and unique. This year will also host a House of Spirits where attendees can enjoy all manners of locally-produced spirits and uniquely crafted cocktails in the new Spirits Speakeasy.  ...
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 8:30pm
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.  The artists participate in a 90-minute quick draw competition on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The winner receives a cash prize and there is a public sale of the paintings to follow the competition. The culmination of the event is a sale of the paintings that the artists have created throughout the week on Wednesday & Thursday July 3 & 4, 2013. The sale will take place in Elks Park and in the Sheridan Opera House Courtyard.  Forty percent of the revenues from the weekend...