Telluride & Mountain Village
Telluride & Mountain Village offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. No matter the season, you'll find plenty to do here in this majestic mountain setting. With so many activities to choose from, we hope you'll find our local events calendar helpful.
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April 6 KOTO Street Dance Telluride closes main street for an annual après-ski, end-of-season celebration and concert that features live music, dancing and a beer garden. April 7th is reserved i case of inclement weather.
April 8 Ski Resort Closing Day
May 25-28 Mountainfilm in Telluride Filmmakers, artists and outdoor enthusiasts celebrate mountains, culture and the environment with films, presentations, seminars and the gathering of proactive people.
June 3 Telluride Art Walk Telluride Art Walk brochures that list participating venues and artists are available at the Stronghouse Studios (283 S. Fir Street) and any participating venue.
June 4 - 6 Telluride Balloon Rally At sunrise, the skies above Telluride fill with colorful hot-air balloons. At sunset, Telluride's main street is the setting for the annual balloon glow (weather permitting).
June 5 Huck Finn & Becky Thatcher Day Dress the kids up as Huck finn or Becky Thatcher for a parade followed by a fishing and costume contest at the kid's pond in Telluride Town Park.
June 7 - 13 Wild West Fest A family oriented festival that celebrates the spirit of the West: Events include celebrity cutting on horseback and performances at the Sheridan Opera House.
June 12 - 13 Telluride Heritage Festival Celebrate Telluride's colorful and storied past. Venture back in time and walk along historic main street where Butch Cassidy once roamed.
June 17 Telluride Bluegrass Festival This popular festival features four days of bluegrass music on the stage in Telluride Town Park.
June 20 - 26 Bike Week A week-long celebration to promote cycling for both transportation and recreation.
June 24 - 27 Telluride Wine Festival
June 29 - 4 Telluride Plein-Air National landscape artists paint in the great outdoors. Their work is then exhibited and auctioned as a fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Foundation.
July 3 Red, White and Blues ConcertEnjoy free live music, complimentary snow cones, face painting and other free activities at Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village. 3 to 6 p.m. 970.728.1904
July 4 Firemen's Fourth of JulyCeleberate independence the old-fashioned way; a parade down Telluride's main street, a community picnic in Town Park, games for kids and spectacular fireworks! Make sure to get your sweatshirt or T shirt at the celebration. 970.728.3041 Parade staging between Aspen Street and High School - 10:00 AMVeterans' Ceremony on Courthouse steps - 10:30 AMParade down Colorado Avenue - 11:00 AMFireman's Barbeque in Town Park - noon- 4:00 PMAwards for Parade Winners in Town Park - 1:30-2:00 PMKid's games in Town Park - 2:00 PMRoot Beer floats and free admission to museum - 1:00-6:00 PMFireworks in Town Park start at dark!
July 6-14 Telluride Playwrights FestivalExplore new plays with professional actors from around the world. Acting and writing workshops are geared toward both novice and experienced playwrights and actors. Sheridan Opera House 970.708.2839
July 10 or 11 Telluride Yoga Festival KirtanA free evening of kirtan on the Sunset Stage in Mountain Village, time TBA 970.728.2477
July 10, 11 and.or 12 KOTO Yankee Doodle Doo-Dah ConcertA live performance TBA in Telluride Town Park. 970.728.8100
July 11-12 Hardrock 100In this grueling 101-mile run, participants follow an altitude-challenged course that begins in Silverton, passes throught Telluride and winds up back in Silverton. 970.259.3693
July 10-12 Telluride Yoga FestivalYoga instructors from around the world offer the opportunity to experience many yoga lineages. Meditation, kirtan and other holistic lifestyle workshops will be offered. 970.728.2477
July 12-19 San Miguel Basin FairNorwood hosts a classic county fair with the judging of 4-H livestock and crafts. Cooking contests and more. 970.327.4393
July 12 and/or 13 KOTO Yankee Doodle Doo-Dah ConcertPresents Lez Zeppeline and the Mediations. Come out for a grand time in Telluride Town Park (gates open at 4pm) and support our local independent radio station. Tickets available 970.728.8100 or Visit www.koto.org
July 17-18 San Miguel Basin RodeoThe junior rodeo begins in Norwood at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Professional rodeo follows with team roping on Sunday. 970.327.4389
July 17 The Play ThingA free reading of a play presented by Squidshow and TCAH andf ollowed by discussion with the cast at 7 p.m. Play and location TBA 970.728.8959
July 18 Hike into HistoryMeet at the Telluride Historical Museum by 8 a.m. for the drive to Tomboy. From there historian Rudy Davison will guide a free hike to Smuggler Mine in Marshall Basin (3.5 hours round trip) and continue to Imogene Pass and Ft. Peabody (6 hours round trip). Pack a lunch and wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen. 970.728.3344
July 18 Paws for ArtFeaturing a live art auction, complimentary wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and live music. Proceeds benefit homeless dogs and cats. Canines will not be attending this year. Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village, 4-7 p.m. 970.729.2586
July 17-19 Nothing FestivalNothing...See for yourself
July 23-25 Telluride Americana Music WeekendAmericana - where folk, country, rock and roll and the blues come together. Two of the following acts share the bill each night: Shannon Whitworth, Kevin Welch, Walt Wilkins, Slaid Cleaves, Tift Merritt, Irene Kelley and Eric Bibb, Sheridan OPera House Time TBA 970.728.6363
July 24-26 Rotary 4 X 4 RallyJeeping on both days and a BBQ on Saturday 970.708.2202 or www.telluride4x4.com
July 25 Ah Haa Art AuctionAnnual fundraiser known for selling an array of objects, trips, and services in both a silent auction and a fast-paced live auction. Doors open 5 p.m.; live auction begins 7:30p.m. 708.728.3886
July 25-26 Mountainfilm's Outdoor SeriesMountainfilm and TMVOA present free films in the great outdoors(weather permitting) at Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village, featuring festival selections and premierers of new films. The show begins at dusk 970.728.4123 July 31, 2009 Telluride Cajun FestivalThe Telluride Cajan Festival offers unique music and a culinary event on Pine Street in the town of Telluride. Starts at 5 pm on Pine Street. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www.MountainVillageMusic.com
July 31-August 2, 2009 Telluride Tech FestivalThis event celebrates the past, present and future of technology and science. The festival features Nobel laureates, Internet pioneers, science leaders and a free Tesla coil demonstration. Call 970.239.4486 or Visit www.telluridetechfestival.com
August 1 TCTV ConcertTCTV brings the New Orleans boogie band Papa Growns Funk to the Sunset Stage in Mountain Village Time TBA 970.708.3839
August 6-16 Chamber Music FestivalA free concert in Telluride Town Park, and the dessert concert. Evening concerts at the Sheridan Opera House. Concerts in Town park. Open rehearsals. 970.369.1351or Visit www.telluridechambermusic.com
August 7 KOTO Duck RaceGet your rubber ducky, near the corner of Colordo and Pine or at KOTO's offices on Pine Street, for a swim down the San Miguel River. Great prizes are awarded to ducks that navigate the river best. 970.728.8100
August 8 Hike into HistoryMeet at the Telluride Historical Museum by 8 a.m. for the drive to Bridal Veil, From there, historian Rudy Davison, will guide a free hike to Mayflower Mine in Grays Basin. Pack a lunch and wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen. 970.728.3344
August 9 Gregg Brown in ConcertThis folk rocker's songs have been performed by many great musicians. He has recorded over a dozen albums and performs at the Sheridan Opera House, 8 p.m. 970.728.6363
August 14 Telluride Festival of the Arts ConcertIn celebration of the arts, TMVOA presents a free, open air concert in Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village, 6-8 p.m. 970.369.7623
August 14-16 Telluride Festival of the ArtsThe epicurean and visual arts meet at an event in Mountain Village that features celebrity chef demonstrations, food seminars, a grand tasting, a progressive dinner, and various forms of art and more. 970.369.4632 or Visit www.telluridefest.com
August 14-16 Mudd Butts Mystery Theatre TroupeTelluride Academy children's theater troupe creates a show like no other. All ages welcome. Palm Theatre, time TBA 970.728.5311
August 20-21 Mountainfilm's Outdoor SeriesMountainfilm and TMVOA present free films in the great outdoors (weather permitting) at Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village, featuring previous festival selections and premieres of new films. The show begins at dusk. 970728.4123
August 22 Telluride VaudevilleThis fundraiser for TCTV features short variety acts that showcase the talents of Telluride's adults and children. Sheridan Opera House 970.708.3839
August 23-20 SquidshowTelluride's newest theater company presents an original free play written by Sasha Cussiniello Location and time TBA 970.728.8959 August 27-30 Telluride Mushroom FestivalGather to celebrate and explore all aspects of fungi in Telluride's mushroom-rich surroundings. Pick, discuss, parade and eat during an information-filled weekend. 970.728.8312 or Visit www.tellurideinstitute.org
August 22-24 Glory: Many Nations, One VoiceA Christian celebration with food and music in Telluride Town Park. 970.728.4864
September 2 Telluride Art Walk September 3-6 Telluride Film FestivalEach Labor Day Weekend, the tiny town of Telluride, Colorado, triples in numbers.
September 3 Telluride Farmer's MarketThe Telluride Farmers' Market offers fresh produce and more...
September 9 Cooking ShowCelebrate the 101-year anniversary of the birth of the Tomboy Bride's daughter&mdSeptember 10-12 Lead to Creede 4x4 AdventureThe Telluride Historical Museum presents Lead to Creede 4x4 Adventure.
September 11 Imogene Pass RunBeginning in Ouray and ending in Telluride, this 17-mile course gains more than 5,000 vertical feet.
September 13 - 17 Black Bear Awareness WeekThroughout the week, families can learn about our clever furry neighbors and ways to stay safe in black bear country.
September 16 KOTO Black Bean SautéThis community breakfast feast benefits KOTO, Telluride's local non-commercial radio station.
September 16 Historic Pub CrawlThe Telluride Historical Museum presents a historic pub crawl.
September 16 Bob Miller Memorial Golf Classic Spend the day golfing with Telluride Adaptive Sports Program's (TASP) 12th annual Bob Miller Golf Classic.
September 16 Nathen McEuen DuoThe Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Nathen McEuen Duo in concert at the Sheridan Opera HouseShowtime: 8:00pm. Doors and Box Office: 7:30pm.
September 17-19 Telluride Blues & Brews FestivalTelluride Blues and Brews Festival features three days of world-renowned musicians performing in Telluride Town Park. The 2010 lineup includes B.B. King and more!
September 20 - 26 Telluride Photo FestivalTelluride presents its first Photo Festival.
September 25 Open House at Bridal VeilThe Telluride Historical Museum presents an open house at Bridal Veil.
October 1 Youth Art Awards CelebrationVisit the Ah Haa School. This event honors regional students for their creativity and interest in the arts. for the Arts. 5-7 p.m. 970.728.3886
October TBA Telluride OctoberfestEnjoy local beers and music at Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village. 970.728.1904October 9 - 12 Ideas FestivalJoin others and challenge your mind and the minds of others in a forward-thinking event. This year's theme is "The Politics of the Possible" 970.728.8312
October 9 - 10 Walking WordsParticipate in this progressive dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday featuring three courses, each at a different restaurant, accompanied by a reading. Saturday is devoted to workshops in fiction, poetry and nonfiction at the Ah Haa School. 970.728.3886October 18 Gondola Closes for Off-SeasonThe Gondola officially stops running at midnight and will resume service on November 20st.
October 30 Ghost StoriesAn afternoon of regional ghost stories for kids of all ages, followed by a frightful evening event for adults. Telluride Historical Museum, 3:30 p.m. for kids; 6:30 p.m. for adults. 970.728.3344 October 31 KOTO Halloween PartyDress up and join the fun. Location TBA. 970.728.8100
November 24, 2011 Ski Resort Opening Day
December 1st, 2010
Throughout Mountain Village and Telluride, most shops participate in a day-long, discounted shopping extravaganza.
December 3-5, 2010
Telluride Artisan's Guild Holiday Bazaar
The Telluride Artisan’s Guild and The Telluride Council for Arts and Humanities hosts its annual Holiday Arts Bazaar at the Telluride High School cafeteria.
December 3-4, 2010
Colorado native Derek Vincent Smith is bringing Pretty Lights to Telluride this winter. Two nights at the Conference Center on December 3 and 4. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
December 15-18, 2010
Snowboard World Cup 2010
Telluride will be home to the international snowboarding competition as the 2010 Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Cup hits the Rocky Mountains this December 15 -18.
December 23, 2010
Warren Miller Premiere
Sheridan Opera House
December 24-25, 2010
Santa Skis & Santa Photos
Look for Santa on the slopes, and after 3 p.m., find him at Gorrono Ranch for a photo.
December 31, 2010
Celebrate new years eve in Telluride
Ring in 2011 by watching torchlight parades that descend from atop the ski area into both Telluride and Mountain Village (beginning around 6:30 p.m.), by seeing the fireworks show in Mountain Village.
January 2 SAF Holiday Concert SeriesSheridan Opera House 970.728.6363 January 9-11 Ouray Ice Climbing FestivalUnique competition features international climbers at ice park in Ouray. 970.325.4288
January 9-12 SnowFestMountain Village hosts this weekend event which is full of music, snow sculpting, avalanche dog demonstrations, and more. 970.728.1904 Ext 5. January 11 Mother and Daughter TeaShare a formal high tea, one of society's quintessential traditions, with the ladies. Telluride Historical Museum 2 p.m. 970.728.3344
January 23 Guest DJ DayKOTO radio station offers locals the chance to win the Silver Tongue Award while raising money for KOTO community radio. 970.728.4333.
January 24 Hall of Fames SeriesA showcase of legindary musicians in Mountain Village in an intimate concert setting. Conference Center 970.728.1904 January 24 Priest Lake PursuitTelluride Nordic Association hosts a 15-km pursuit ski race at Priest Lake for skiers of all ages. Prizes awarded in every division. 970.728.1144
January 30 KOTO Lip Sync ContestThis annual KOTO radio fundraiser always brings down the Sheridan Opera house 970.728.8100 January 30 Winter JazzTelluride Society for jazz brings singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and two time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson to the Palm Theatre. 970.728.7009
February 11 Chocolate Lover's Fling Mountain Village Sample deluxe chocolate concoctions made by local chefs and bakers, bid in a silent auction and dance to benefit the San Miguel Resource Center, whose mission is to end sexual assault and domestic violence.
February 16-18 12th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival Famous comedians from The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock come to Telluride and perform hilarious skits and improv at a full weekend of shows. 970.728.6363 Tickets sale out fast
February 26-March 3 Gay Ski Week Telluride Show your pride in Telluride: Ski on the mountain, mingle at après-ski parties, dance to DJs and create a lifetime of memories in an outrageous alpine setting.
March 1-6 Telluride Aids Benefit A multi-day event for HIV/AIDS prevention and education, the benefit includes a signature fashion show, art and clothing auctions, trunk shows and more.
March 16 A Taste of Latin Flavor Eat, dance and be merry at this spring fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Fountation.
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