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7th Annual Rundola

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:00
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 - 08:00
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 - 10:00
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 - 10:00
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 - 08:00
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 - 15:45
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 - 05:15
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 - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:00
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 - 09:00
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...

G. Love and Special Sauce

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 10:00
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 - 16:45
It's a bit too early to have informaiton on this year's KOTO Street Dance. Check back soon for more!  

Backcountry Film Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 19:30
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 - 20:00
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

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:00
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...

Juice Fast Cleansing Weekend Retreat

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:00
Earthstar Retreat Center in Norwood is hosting a weekend juice fast/cleanse. The getaway includes daily yoga, meditation, massage, and nutritional counseling to help people get revitalized. Fresh organic juices and teas will be prepared to cleanse the body, and the retreat also includes lodging and a soup to break the cleanse on the final day. The lead facilitator is Rachel Gallien, the raw food chef at the Turtle Lake Refuge. The cost for the weekend retreat, from 5 p.m. on Friday until 2 p.m. Sunday,  March 24-26,  is $250.       

Mosaic Mixed Media

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:00
This   Ah Haa   class offers a creative approach to ceramic tile mosaics, with instructor and local artist Flair Robinson. Students will be able to mix it up, experiment, and play with all sorts of interesting and unexpected materials. The course will include a huge selection of materials, but students are also welcome to bring in their own favroite bits and pieces to incorporate into their work. The class is meant for students of all experience levels 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;...

Telluride Tribute Fest

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:45
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 4th annual Telluride Tribute Fest kicks off in March. It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Tribute 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.  

Painting Dramatic Light in the Landscape

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00
At this Ah Haa class, visiting artis Tim Diebler will show students how to take their paintings from ordinary to extraordinary by carefully selecting natural lighting effects. Students will learn to represent glaring sunlight, silvery moonlight, rainbows, and other natural phenomena. This class is a great opportunity for artists to advance their painting techniques. Painting Dramatic Light in the Landscape takes place from 1-6 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, March 17-19. Tuition is $325 and does not include materials.

Leftover Salmon Live in Concert

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:00
The bluegrass, funk, rock, boogie, rootsy string based music of the band Leftover Salmon will be back in Telluride for a THREE NIGHT performance! This band's unique and wonderful sound will guarentee a fun-filled night for all.  Wednesday March 15th, Thursday March 16th and Friday March 17th at 9pm, doors at 8pm.  Tickets $35 GA and $44 Balcony reserved seating. Purchase HERE .   GULF OF MEXICO - Album Release Concert May 13, 2012 - Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO Video of GULF OF MEXICO - Album Release Concert May 13, 2012 - Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO  

Art History Grab Bag

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:30
Visiting lecturer Paul Evans will offer an art history grab bag," three evenings of discourse on different topics, for free at the Ah Haa School for the Arts . The first talk is called "Three Outsiders: Warrior, Poet, Saint," and will explore the lives of T.E. Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, and Francis of Assisi, who he calls both misfits and visionaries. The second lecture is titled "Divine Madness: Poets, Painters, and Bipolar Illness," and focuses on the bond between creativity and mental illness, the curse and blessing of feeling too much. The final discussion will be "All You Need is Love: The Archetypal Beatles," and provides a Jungian and musicological analysis of the world's best band, and explains why the group still matters. The lectures will be held at the Ah Haa School from 5:30-...
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