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7th Annual Rundola

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 08:00
Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day's festivities!  The 4th of July 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.  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.  You can register for the Rundola  here .  

Telluride Plein Air Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:00
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.  Schedule of Events: It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Plein Air 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.      

Telluride Wine Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:00
2017 Telluride Wine Festival A weekend of wines and world class cuisine in the mountains!   Enjoy four days of tastings, events and seminars such as "The Toast of Telluride" and "The Grand Tasting", culminating with the "Morning After Cocktails." Tickets for events can be purchased online at the Telluride Wine Festival website , varying prices and several free events!   Mingle with winemakers, chefs, sommeliers and fellow wine enthusiasts in the beautiful setting of Telluride, its fine dining establishments and al fresco in the mountain air.    It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Wine 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...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:00
The initial 2017 line-up has been announced: Sam Bush Band Brandi Carlile Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart Dispatch Yonder Mountain String Band Greensky Bluegrass Béla Fleck & Chris Thile Elephant Revival Punch Brothers Hot Rize Peter Rowan Jerry Douglas Band Tim O'Brien Chris Thile Sarah Jarosz The East Pointers Fireball Mail Telluride Troubadour 4-day passes are sold out, but Thursday and Sunday single day tickets are still available! 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. Book My...

Telluride WOW Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:00
The Telluride WOW Festival is a health, fitness and wellness event that brings world-class presenters, instructors and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends.  Presenters include renowned fitness experts Jonathan Ross, Todd Durkin, Dirk Schultz, Ed Harrold, Dr. Haley Perlus, Denise Druce, Jeannie Reilly Martingano, and many more!  “The intent of Telluride WOW is to bring like-minded people together to experience the love and appreciation of health and fitness,” said Becca Tudor, founder of Telluride WOW Fitness Festival. “Our goal is to create an unforgettable weekend for people that want to either get started on a new fitness program or advance their skills in a variety of activities from...

Wild West Fest: 25th Annual

Telluride Festivals and Events - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:45
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Wild West 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.  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...

Telluride Balloon Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 06:15
Schedule of Events June 3rd, 2017 6:15am, Telluride Town Park-- Pilot briefing (public invited) and balloon launch.  1pm, Christ Presbyterian Church, downstairs-- Free Photo Workshop led by professional hot air balloon photographer Paul D. deBergeois. Learn how to take photos, even on your cell phone! 7pm, Main Street Glo 'til 9:30pm-- Hot air balloons will inflate on Colorado Avenue for a spectacular show at dusk. Bring your camera!  June 4th, 2017 6:15am, Telluride Town Park-- Pilot briefing (public invited) and balloon launch.  For more information, please send an email to Info@TellurideBalloonFestival.com   General Festival Information While the Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather...

Telluride MountainFilm

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:00
2017 Mountainfilm Festival Information It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride MountainFilm 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. Visit the Mountainfilm website for more information on events and passes.   (See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for festival pics from 2010 to today.) The 38th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival took place May 27-30, 2016.  Telluride Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. They select approximately 85 films each year from around the world, and they are curated alongside guest presentations, a...

Telluride Literary Arts Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:00
The Telluride Literary Arts Festival It's high time the Telluride region celebrated its avid joy of reading and the passion for good ole fashioned books. The result features everything from performance poetry and literary burlesque to a book lovers bash and hike-to readings. Events for the kiddos, too! The Telluride Literary Arts Festival is for readers, writers, and lovers of books! It is a celebration of reading and writing and an opportunity to get together to affirm this great pastime. Complete with performance poetry, author talks, literary burlesque, moderated panel discussions, and even events for kids! Unique to the 2017 LitFest: It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Literary Arts Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran...

A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 18:00
If you have kids, then you're probably familiar with the cheerful Frog and his grumpy best friend Toad. And if you're not familiar, then you're in for a treat. These two charming characters from the much beloved series of books by Arnold Lobel will be brought to life on stage by a cast of 29 young performers in grades 3 through 5. The play has a beautiful, upbeat score as it follows the two friends through each season of the year, as they plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, and go sledding, share some laughs, and learn lessons about life. The performance is put on by the Sheridan Arts Foundation's Young People's Theater, and directed by Allie Scherich. Catch the show at 6 p.m. from May 5-7 at the Sheridan Opera House , and the concessions will be open. Advance tickets are $13 for...

TEDx

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:00
The TED Conference takes place in Vancouver, BC, Canada each year. TEDxTellurideLive is a live simulcast of the event that happens in Telluride. The idea behind TEDx is that it is a program designed to help communities, organizations, and individuals to spark conversation and connection through the talks. Similar to Mountainfilm, this event is sure to leave you inspired to give back to the world in any way you can. The theme of all the TED events is the same: Ideas Worth Spreading. The topics and presenters for each event are unique, but all of the presentations are motivational and meaningful. TEDxTellurideLive is free to residents here, and the local simulcast g takes place at the Palm Theatre on April 27. You must register to attend, and you can do so online here.   

G. Love and Special Sauce

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:00
No less than 23 years ago, the drummer Jeffrey "The Houseman" Clemens discovered a talented singer/guitarist in a Boston pub: G. Love. They added the upright bass player James "Jimi Jazz" Prescott and took the music world by storm, hitting the top of the charts with singles like "Cold Beverage" and "Baby's Got Sauce." The trio, called G. Love and Special Sauce, has been touring and recording ever since, playing their signature "trashcan blues" brand of funk, an infectious sound that makes it impossible not to dance. G. Love and Special Sauce will play a free concert to close out the 2016-17 ski season. The festivities for the day include the annual Pond Skim, where skiers and boarders try to stay dry as they slide across the surface of the water at Gorrono Ranch, with a dance party and...

KOTO End of Season Street Dance

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:00
The 2017 Street Dance will feature Shakedown Street and two sets of Grateful Dead music on Friday, March 31st, 4-8pm.  Event will take place from W. Colorado Ave to Fir Street.  Beer, wine, and mixed drinks. "Pink" costume party and raffle for a tirp to Fiji!  KOTO-red-Streetdance-poster-2017-page-001-663x1024.jpg

Backcountry Film Festival

Produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Nuggets presents the 12th annual Backcountry Film Festival to benefit the Colorado Mountain Club's Backcountry Snowsports Initiative.  This evening embodies winter, with an award winning line up of adventure, environment and ski culture films. Tickets available online here or at the door.   

Burlesque

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:00
A fun, free-for-all night of pasties, surprises, boylesque and more raunchiness in rememberance of Telluride's darker side of history.  Featuring the lovely ladies of the Telluride Theatre Beginning Burlesque class.  Ticket available HERE. Wednesday, March 29th - April 1st, 9pm  Tickets: $25 & $35  VIP Tables: $300 * This show is for adults 21 + only, please

Burlesque

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
Telluride Theatre first resurrected the concept of burlesque seven years ago, empowering a class of eleven women as they learned to shimmy, strut, strip and tease on stage. The fundraiser was an instant success, and every year the tradition repeats with a new class. "It has become a celebration of the feminine, a way for women in town to bond, have fun, and explore a different side of themselves," says director Sasha Sullivan.  Burlesque now includes three nights of performances: Cheap Thrills (March 29) is the culmination of the class, with each student showcasing their work, the character and piece they've created (as well as the pasties they made); Hollywood Burlesque (March 31 and April 1) features the advanced veteran performers from the previous classes, and pays homage to the...

Twenty (by) Telluride: Telluride Venture Accelerator Edition

Telluride Festivals and Events - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:00
Twenty(by)Telluride is a unique event that offers an intimate glimpse into the people selected for the Venture Accelerator program and other entrenpreneurs through very fast-paced slide presentations. Presenters are challenged to share their story with exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds, calling for precision. Presenters will communicate what makes them tick—their inspiration, their creative process, their passions, their muse. Twenty(by)Telluride is a program of Telluride Arts . This edition will take place on March 27, from 6-8 p.m., at The Liberty (formerly O'Bannon's Irish Pub). The program is free.

Deland Band

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:00
You can usually catch Telluride singer/guitarist Sean Deland  playing solo on the deck at Gorrono, but this weekend he performs classic rock, reggae, and funk music with his full ensemble at Last Dollar Saloon . There is no cover charge.  The Deland Band takes the stage on Saturday, March 25. Music starts at 9 p.m., but get there early and grab a drink and a seat by the fireplace.    DeLand Garcia Band - Moondance by Van Morrison Video of DeLand Garcia Band - Moondance by Van Morrison

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:00
Karl Denson is one of the most celebrated saxophonists (as well as flutists/vocalists) of our time. Denson was a founding member of the Greyboy Allstars, and has played with Lenny Kravitz, Blind Boys of Alabama, Blackalicious, Slightly Stupid, and other big acts. Most recently Denson has been on tour with the Rolling Stones, but he is taking a break to lead Karl Denson's Tiny Universe in a tour dubbed "Running With the Diesel." Karl Denson's Tiny Universe is widely regarded as one of the best live bands touring today, and they will appear at  Club RED  on March 24 to rock the music venue with their signature jazz-funk groove.Doors at 7:30 p.m., and the music kicks off at 8 p.m.  Tickets  are $35 for general admission seats, $45 for table seating and $55 for preferred seating...

Graham Nancarrow

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:00
Catch an aprés ski set by country music star Graham Nancarrow at the Last Dollar Saloon on Friday, March 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no cover charge. Nancarrow - Room for you @ Pappy & Harriet's Video of Nancarrow - Room for you @ Pappy & Harriet's  
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