Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:15pm
Win up to $100,000 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.
Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:45pm
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 18th.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 5:00pm
Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.  Saturday, March 14 at 11am Running time 3:30
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 1st. Loudon Wainwright III will be preforming at the Sheridan Opera House. Video of Loudon Wainwright III - Your Mother and I  
Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:45pm
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.  
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 4:30pm
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
Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:00pm
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...
Monday, June 1, 2015, 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 5, 2015, 5:15pm
  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...
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:00pm
  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...