Upcoming Events

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
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:15pm
The Telluride Americana Music Series features four nights of contemporary American songwriter originals. “To celebrate the American Songbook, to preserve this musical treasury, and to foster it for future generations through concerts and educational workshops. (We define the American Songbook as songs of any musical genre, both old and contemporary, with a melody and lyrics written by Americans.)                           2015 Season:      A Mother’s Day Concert with Broadway star and Emmy-winner Liz Callaway and her son Nicholas Callaway Foster – May 10, Sheridan Opera House  “The Song Is You: A Tribute to the American Songbook – from Gershwin to Gaga” – July 10 and 11, Palm Theatre. Conceived by Michael Estwanik, directed by Nick Corley  “This Land Is Your Land – an...
Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:00pm
2015 Mountainfilm Festival Information (See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for festival pics from 2010 to today.) The 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival takes place May 22-25, 2015. The complete Telluride Mountainfilm 2015 schedule will be posted in mid-May. Telluride Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. We select approximately 85 films each year from around the world, and they are curated alongside guest presentations, a symposium, parties, scheduled conversations, book signings and musical events to create a full weekend event like no other. Repeat festival attendees have come to love the events as much as the films. The festival begins on Friday morning with a symposium that's followed by the Gallery Walk on Friday afternoon. Films and presentations...
Friday, May 22, 2015, 4:15pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 2015. 3:30-6:30PM GALLERIES AROUND TELLURIDE AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGE The official party gets underway with a round of receptions at different galleries and public spaces around Telluride and Mountain Village. The art is outstanding, and the drinks and hors d’oeuvres are free. If you get waylaid by old friends or captured by the art and can’t make the whole circuit on Friday, don’t despair — the exhibitions of paintings, drawings and photography remain up throughout the festival weekend.   The Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.   Artists will speak at their galleries at 5:15 p.m. during the Gallery Walk and again during the Ice Cream Social (2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday). Galleries will be open throughout the festival weekend, and...
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. 
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 9:45pm
The Art Walk takes place from 5PM-8PM on the first Thursday of every month (excluding May and November) and features 15 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. Several venues offer free hors d'oeuvre/beverages as an extra treat for visiting their gallery.  Experience Telluride's artsy culture and don't miss out on October's First Thursday Art Walk.    Ah Haa School for the Arts Daniel Tucker Gallery 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Regional Artists: Best of 2014 This exhibition will feature work completed in 2014 (or early 2015) by regional artists located within 150 miles of Telluride in all media: painting,...
Friday, June 5, 2015, 5:15pm
2015 Balloon Fest The 32st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will be held the weekend of June 5-7 2015.  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! Book My Festival Lodging Now     About The 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...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 4:30pm
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...
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:15pm
2015 Telluride Wine Festival Call us at (877) 358 7122 and mention the Wine Festival for 15% Off lodging over the weekend. Start Searching Lodging Now , find the perfect room or property, and call us to save on your booking. 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...