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Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:00
Mountain Munchkins is hosting its tenth annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser. The event is kid-centric, and children can touch, climb on, explore, and even sit in the driver's seat of the vehicles: service vehicles, work equipment, firetrucks, and police cars. This year there will also be two raffles during the event. People can purchase a $10 raffle ticket to win festival passes for the Ride Festival, Telluride Yoga Festival, Telluride Blues & Brews, and Telluride Jazz Festival. There will be an additional drawing for a Skuut and Trike bike. All proceeds go toward scholarships, curriculum materials, and new playground equipment.  The event takes place on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carhenge parking lot at the base of Chair 7 in Telluride. The event is open to the...

Free Specialized and Pivot Bike Demo

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:00
Check out the latest and greatest new mountain bikes at this free demo event sponsored by Bootdoctors. Riders can check out the Specialized 2017 Turbo Levo, Stumpjumper Expert, Pivot Switchblade and 429 Trail models. There will be chances to test out the new bikes, as well as a women's ride and a group bike ride. All participants can sign up for the drawing and the chance to win a full ultrasonic bike tune, a bike jersey, a bike rack, a helmet or a $100 gift card for any bike purchase. Everyone who comes can get 10% off a purchase of bikes or accessories through June 25.  The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 24 and 25, at the base of Lift 4. For more information, call Tony Jakob at (970) 728-8954.    

Divine Openings Mountain Silent Retreat

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:00
Let go of struggling, suffering, and conflict and let the Divine take charge. Guests of this weekend retreat will be supported by nourishing gourmet meals each day, as well as meditation, music, walking, dancing, inspirational reating and tools to navigate the conscious mind and emotions. Facilitator Yolanda Del Hierro will use Lola Jones' book "Things Are Going Great in my Absence: How to Let Go and Let the Divine do the Heavy Lifting" as a resource and guide. The process is not considered "work" or "processing." The goal is to awaken to the larger self, which has no issues to fix, heal, or clear.  The Earthstar Retreat Center in Norwood is hosting the event, which starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 23 and ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.      

Movies Under the Stars: 'The Jungle Book'

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:45
Bring a lawnchair, and grab a seat under the stars. Mountain Village is hosting a series of free, outdoor films at Reflection Plaza at 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through August. There is a full bar and menu service. All the films are family-friendly classics, and this screening features "The Jungle Book."  

Telluride Wine Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:00
An Exploration for the Senses. An Education in Indulgence. An Escape to Extraordinary.    For 36 years, the Telluride Wine Festival has celebrated of the best in food, wine, and epicurean indulgences set against the breathtaking background of Telluride's box canyon. Over the course of four days, guests are invited to experience luncheons and dining delights hosted by local restaurants, tastings and seminars by some of the world's most revered chefs, and sample wines and spirits from across the globe.  Tickets for events can be purchased online at the Telluride Wine Festival website . Join us this June 22-25th as the Telluride Wine Festival brings together premiere wineries, beer & spirits brands, sommeliers, and culinary masters together for a weekend of gourmet extravagance...

Sunset Concert: The Kitchen Dwellers

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:00
The Sunset Concert Series has free, live music on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer hosted in an incredible setting: outdoors on the Sunset Plaza. The first act is the Kitchen Dwellers, a high-energy five piece jam band from Bozeman, Montana that performs psychedelic bluegrass. The Sunset Concert takes place from 6-8 p.m. on June 21.   Kitchen Dwellers - Mountain Video of Kitchen Dwellers - Mountain

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:00
The 2017 line-up has been announced! This year's artists include Norah Jones, Sarah Jarosz, Jason Mraz & His Superband, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys, Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart, Dispatch, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Elephant Revival, Punch Brothers, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues, Jerry Douglas Band, Tim O'Brien, Chris Thile, Abigail Washburn & Friends, Rayland Baxter, Fruition, Freddy & Francine, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Parker Millsap, The East Pointers, Fireball Mail, and the Telluride Troubadour. 4-day passes are sold out, but Thursday and Sunday single day tickets are still available! Many veteran festivarians...


Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 17:00
Firstgrass marks the beginning of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival with a free live music performance outdoors at the Sunset Concert Stage in Mountain Village. This year's Firstgrass performers include Freddie & Francine and The Cleverlys. Freddie & Francine is a duo that plays beautiful acoustic originals and is famous for their soulful harmonies. The Cleverlys are a family bluegrass trio from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas; they play pop music in a classic bluegrass style. The concert is free, but go early and grab a good spot on the grass. The show is from 5-8 p.m. on June 14.   Freddy & Francine | "If You Want Me" | NPR Tiny Desk Contest Video of Freddy & Francine | "If You Want Me" | NPR Tiny Desk...

Market on the Plaza

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:00
The Market on the Plaza provides a great, outdoor shopping experience during the summer. Local farmers and artisans sell their fresh food and crafts, chefs host cooking demos, and there is live music to entertain shoppers. The Market on the Plaza is held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesdays  through mid-August  at the Heritage Plaza in the heart of Mountain Village.   

Langhorne Slim and The Law

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 20:30
American singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim has won over critics and fans ever since he first appeared at the Bonnaroo music festival. He has toured with Cake, Lucero, The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Drive-By Truckers and the Lumineers. His songs have been featured in movies ( Waitress , Admission ) and several commercials. Rolling Stone magazine called his latest album "damn near perfect," and he was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "your next obsession." Langhorne Slim and The Law perform at Club Red on June 9, 2017. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for preferred seating; doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Langhorne Slim & the Law - The Way We Move Video of Langhorne Slim &...

Historic Walking Tours

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:00
Telluride Historical Museum presents "Historic Walking Tours," featuring docent and guide Ashley Boling. The tours meet at the Telluride Historical Museum and take an hour and a half. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for the general public. Enjoy a unique and entertaining experience as you walk through Telluride and learn about the historical events and places that make the town special. The tours happen on various Thursday afternoons throughout the summer. For more information, visit telluridemuseum.org .  

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 - 09:00
In its 25th year, the Sheridan Arts Foundation's Wild West Festival will take place from June 5-10. The event consists of a week of empowering activites for 48 at-risk youth from Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. This year's Fest will include a Round Up in Elks Park with a stagecoach and a special benefit concert featuring Nahko & Medicine for the people.  The youth participating in Wild West Fest with be paired with professionals in the fields of performance, fly fishing, outdoor adventure, and music and visual arts.  The goal is to give the youth a postivite learning experience and for them to return home wiht a greater sense of self-confidence, personal awareness, and a frim grasp on some new skills.  The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation,...

An Evening of the Oldies

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:30
The audience will be treated to vocals, guitar, piano, harmony, comedy, and some Telluride history as Bob Wear & Friends perform a set of oldies music from the 1880s to the 1940s. Wear is honoring his great-grandfather Charles Longwill and his early days from 1888-1921, and the event will be co-hosted by local historian and architect George Greenbank.  Celebrate the history of Telluride with a fun evening of music and more at the opening act of the summer season at the SHOW Bar at the Sheridan Opera House. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2.  

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...

The Battlefield

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 21:00
Soothing, beautiful melodies and guitar riffs create the signature indie folk sound of The Battlefield. The group is from North Carolina and they are stopping in Telluride to perform at "The Buck," the Last Dollar Saloon, on June 1. There is no cover, but the venue is only for adults (21 and over) and the show starts at 9 p.m. The Battlefield - Brother Benjamin Video of The Battlefield - Brother Benjamin

'Marcellus Shale' Project

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 16:15
"Marcellus Shale" is a work of musical theatre about a rural community dealing with the effects of fracking and oil and gas development. Marcellus Shale is also the name of a sedimentary rock formation rich in natural gas, and in this play, the sedimentary layers are a metaphor for the histories and lives of the residents of the community.  Telluride Theatre was invited to participate in a project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts & Theatre Communication Group. The "Marcellus Shale" script is used to help participating theatre groups, communities, and educational institutions produce "civically-engaged theater." The local performances are held in collaboration with the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival. The play was written by Paul Zimet and Ellen Madow. "This is a huge honor...

Telluride MountainFilm

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:00
2017 Mountainfilm Festival Information The theme for the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival is "The New Normal." Stay tuned for information about the 2017 program; the lineup and schedule will be released in mid-May. 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 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...

Twenty (by) Telluride

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:30
Twenty(by)Telluride is a unique event that offers an intimate glimpse into the people involved with Telluride Mountainfilm 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. Each presentation lasts about six and a half minutes, and the event has a casual, fun, and social vibe. Special guests for this edition include David Byars , a local filmmaker whose past work includes "Uranium Drive-In" and "Self Storage." This year at Mountainfilm he will present No Man's Land, a film he directed about the occupation of the Malheur...

Telluride Literary Arts Festival

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 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: Featured guest is Lydia Peelle author of the recently released novel "The Midnight Cool." Her previous book, "Reasons For and Advantages of...
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