Telluride Festivals and Events

Telluride Horror Festival

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:00
The Telluride Horror Festival is a 3-day genre film festival. Screenings of the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films will take place throughout the weekend at the Sheridan Opera House and the Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 18 feature films and more than 20 short films.  Additionally, they host special programs, guests, and a party. 

BRAvo Auction

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:00
Decorate a bra at the Ah Haa School for the Arts BRAvo auction by Friday October 7th. Gentlemen from Telluride's Fire and Police Departments and Service Clubs will model the community's bra creations in both a live and silent auction. Event benefits the San Miguel Resource Center & Bosom Buddies, a Breast Cancer Support Group of Southwestern Colorado.  The BRAvo Auction will be held on Thursday, October 13th at the New Sheridan Bar at 7pm. Tickets are $10.       

Steep Canyon Rangers

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:00
The Steep Canyon Rangers are one of the premier bluegrass acts in the country. They have released eleven albums, and won numerous awards (including a Grammy). The band is well-known in bluegrass music circles, but they became even more widely renowned after collaborating with comedian/musician Steve Martin.  The band will perform at the Sheridan Opera House on Sept. 23. The show starts at 8 p.m. and the tickets are $35 for general admission and $45 for reserved balcony seating.    "Radio" - Steep Canyon Rangers Video of "Radio" - Steep Canyon Rangers

Mountains to Desert Ride

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:00
Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride & Telluride200 From the high mountains of Telluride to the spectacular desert landscape of Gateway, CO, cyclists descend past hillsides of quaking aspens along a route that passes through millions of years of geologic record, ultimately finding themselves at the base of striated sandstone cliffs reaching up to 1,000 feet overhead. Those who choose to push on past Gateway for the longer distance rides will climb into the beautiful Unaweep Canyon. Telluride 200 riders will cross over the divide and descend to a turnaround point with a tremendous view of the Bookcliffs and Grand Valley. All fundraising benefits the Just for Kids Foundation. Every dollar raised is generously matched 100% by the Carstens Family Fund at the Denver Foundation.   ...

Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:00
The Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is Telluride’s new 4-day, automotive enthusiast celebration!  Set among the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, it’s placed against the spectacular backdrop of the area's September fall foliage. The festival will use three venues over the course of the four days: the Historic Downtown Telluride, Telluride’s Mountain Village and the Telluride Regional Airport. The event will focus on high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles of the Concours level as well as other unique and eye catching vehicles staged along Telluride’s main street. A 3 day regional Fly-In will also be scheduled at Telluride’s Regional Airport along with the staging of some great new and vintage aircraft. This celebration of cars and colors is sure to elevate the...

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:00
24th Annual 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival The 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival line-up has been announced! This year's artists include: Bonnie Raitt , Steve Winwood , TajMo (The new collaboration between the legendary Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Band) , Anders Osborne , Benjamin Booker , The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Magpie Salute, Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men, Chicano Batman, Tab Benoit, The Record Company, Samantha Fish, Ben Miller Band, Eric Lindell, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Robert Finley, Alabama Slim, Jack Broadbent, Delgres, Monkey Junk, A.J. Fullerto featuring Stud Ford and Nic Clark, JW Jones, and Steve Itterly. Join us here in Telluride for a rockin' weekend of live music and free-flowing beer at the 24th Annual  Telluride Blues...

Imogene Pass Run

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 07:00
What began as a way to train for the Pike's Peak marathon in 1974 is now a full-fledged race. The race from Ouray to Telluride over the 13,114 foot  Imogene Pass . This is a 17.1 mile point to point mountain race. The pass is a 4x4 dirt road that passes through mining ruins, up jagged peaks, and above treeline. The runners finish at the  Sheridan Opera House on Oak Street in Telluride.  Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for any and all conditions. Visit the official Imogene Pass Run website for registration and further details. 

Telluride Film Festival

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:00
“There are two kinds of film festivals: there are the mega-hyped, hoopla-infested selling circuses, and there is Telluride. It is extraordinarily exciting, in this age of the triumph of capitalism, to discover an event dedicated not to commerce, but to love. And if that sounds old fashioned and starry-eyed, so be it. The cinema was always in the business of gazing at stars.” – Salman Rushdie About The Telluride Film Festival The prestigious Telluride Film Festival brings together industry masters under the auspices of the majestic San Juan Mountains. It is nothing short of a magical weekend, a celebration of film, community, and creativity. The festival notoriously keeps its film schedule a secret, but you can bet that many of the films you will see will be at the top of your Oscar...

Jamestown Revival

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:30
Jamestown Revival is pure, unadulterated Southern rock — they blend beautiful vocal harmonies with classic guitar and keyboard melodies to achieve their sound. The duo, Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay, were childhood friends from Texas and their 2014 release "Utah" was named the best singer-songwriter album of the year by iTunes. They were featured in Rolling Stone magazine and have appeared at some of the most renowned music festivals, including Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Coachella, and Austin City Limits Music Festival. The group also performed on Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show. Jamestown Revival takes the Club Red stage on August 18, 2017. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 for general admission, $35 for high table seating, and $45...

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00
37th Annual 2017 Telluride Mushroom Festival   It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Mushroom 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! Come back later for more information on this festival.   About The Festival Telluride has hosted the quirky Mushroom Festival for over 30 years. The festival is a celebration of all things fungal -- connoisseurs find themselves in good company amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from scientific to culinary, curiosity to investigative. Activities of the weekend include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and...

Ben Sollee

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 21:00
Ben Sollee says a cello is not just an instrument; it's a cultural touchstone. Sollee first picked up the cello in the fourth grade, and continued his studies at a high school for performing arts and earned a degree in music from the University of Louisville, where he attended on a full-tuition scholarship. Despite his classical training, he disputed the idea that this type of music was the only way to play the cello, and instead he embraced all genres of music and storytelling in his unique style of playing. Early in his career, he toured with such renowned artists as Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck. He went on to play major music festivals (including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival), collaborating with other musicians and recording contemporary, diverse music; he has a brooding,...

Taste of Telluride and Top Chef Competition

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:30
Come and enjoy the 8th Annual Taste of Telluride and Top Chef Competition. Included in your ticket you will recieve a complimentary wine glass, wine, beer and spirits tasting & a taste of culinary delights from Telluride. This night benefits the One to One Mentoring Program in Telluride. To purchase tickets, click HERE .  

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:00
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing chamber music to our box canyon since 1973. The festival seeks to forge a spontaneous connection between the audience and the musicians. The festival showcases the finest in chamber music by performing some of the classic greats.  Participating musicians have been Roy Malan, Robin Sutherland, Susan Freier, Nancy Ellis, Polly Malan, Stephen Harrison, Larry London, Eileen Morris, John Dukyers and William Smock The 2016 Schedule of   2017 Schedule of Events:    It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Chamber Music Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivariansbook their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the Town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the...

Mudd Butt Mystery Theater

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 18:00
Telluride Academy presents its 31st annual youth Mudd Butts Mystery Theater Troupe.  Come watch these talented kids portray a creative interpretion of a play, to be determined.  There will be singing, dancing, and creative stage props, which will be auctioned off after the show.  Tickets at the door, $12 adults, $5 for kids ages 12 and under. For more information, visit Telluride Academy website or call 970.728.5311 

Telluride Jazz Festival

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:00
2017 Telluride Jazz Festival Information The line-up for the 2017 Telluride Jazz Festival includes Mavis Staples , Macy Gray , Bootsy Collins & World-Wide Funk Drive , Lee Fields and the Expressions, Miles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down, The Suffers, Fatso, Vaud and the Villains, Davina and the Vagabonds, Hazel Miller Gospel Band, Ranky Tanky, Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indian Band, Bob Montgomery Quintet, Kevin McCarthy Trio, Voodoo Orchestra, Telluride Students All-Stars Jazz Ensemble, Stillwater All-Stars, Soul Research Foundation, Hooligan Brass Band, The Inevitables, and Telluride Jazz Academy. Festival Lodging Camping passes for the fesival are $59 per person, and $69 for a vehicle pass, so choosing to camp for the festival can add up. As an alternative, Telluride...

Joan Osborne

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:30
Joan Osborne has recorded eight chart-topping albums and performed all over the country. Her voice is broad, robust, and unique, and she is popular across genres — funk, R&B, Motown, blues, jazz, soul, and even gospel. She has toured with Motown's Funk Brothers, soul diva Mavis Staples, and the Dead, and most recently as a part of the group Trigger Hippy. She has played with Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, Luciano Pavarotti, and Emmylou Harris. Osborne will play at Club Red with an acoustic trio at an intimate, seated show. Osborne performs on August 3, 2017. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $35 for general admission, and $55 for preferred seating. Joan Osborne "Shake Your Hips" Peak Performance...

KOTO Duck Race

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:45
As part of a Telluride classic, purchase a rubber duck that will participate in a river race, with the opportunity to win big. All proceeds go to Telluride's Community Radio, KOTO. For information on KOTO, click HERE .

MarchFourth Marching Band

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 20:30
Seeing MarchFourth Marching Band is an experience—they are more than just a groovy brass ensemble playing funk, rock, and jazz. They also perform with acrobats and costumes and a colorful, carnival flair that exudes joyousness and celebration. MarchFourth is a favorite act of Telluride locals, and they return to town to play at Club Red this summer. The MarchFourth show is at Club Red on July 29, 2017. Doors open at 8 p.m., the show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 for general admission, $35 for high table seating, and $45 for preferred seating.  MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND - Dynomite - live @ The Gothic Video of MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND - Dynomite - live @ The Gothic

Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:00
A 100 mile mountain bike race commencing and culminating in the Town of Telluride. The first expected riders crossing the finish line between 1:30-2PM. Final finishers betweem 6-7PM.   The celebratory awards ceremony will be at 7PM at the Gondola Plaza in the Town of Telluride. For information on the course, click HERE . To register for the race, click HERE .  

Advanced Skills for Beginning Birders

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:00
Would you like to learn more about birds? This weekend retreat will help you break into the world of birding or enhance your existing skills, as you learn to identify birds, expand your awareness, and deepen your connection with the feathered creatures that live in our bioregion. This weekend retreat will allow you to learn the "Art of Questioning and Observation," the key to identifying a bird by the flick of its tail, the signature swoop it makes in flight, or its distinctive silhouette atop a far off tree. Guests will also delve into the topics od deep bird language, bird behavior, habitat. field-marks, posture, shape, tracks, size, and voice.  The facilitator is Kristi Dranginis, founder of Bird Mentor, and the retreat is hosted by Earthstar Retreat Center . The event begins at...