Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 9:00am
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.   
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00pm
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...
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:00am
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...
Friday, May 26, 2017, 9:00am
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...
Friday, June 2, 2017, 6:15am
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...
Monday, June 5, 2017, 4:45pm
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...
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:00am
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...
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:00am
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...
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 11:00am
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...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:00am
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.