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There is never a shortage of things to do and see in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. From sporting events, to golf tournaments, to plays and film festivals, there is always something exciting marking the calendar. We've listed a few major events below, but to get a full listing, visit ketchumcandy.com.


Upcoming Events:


OCTOBER

10/17 - "I Heard You Paint Houses" Book Signing
Head over to our sister hotel, Hotel Ketchum, for a book signing and talk in celebration of the release of the movie tie-in edition of The Irishman–inspired by the book I Heard You Paint Houses. Meet the author, Charles Brandt, and enjoy refreshments and nibbles. Learn More »

10/18 - Return to Send'er - Sun Valley Premiere
Come see Sun Valley local Karl Fostvedt aka Crazy Karl in this year’s film from Matchstick Productions, Return To Send’er. Learn More »

10/19 - Big Wood School's Pumpkin Patch
Pick-your-own pumpkin, mini train, bounce house, carnival games, face painting, photo booth, fall treats, and festive family fun! Learn More »

10/19 - Blazing Pumpkins! Fall Family Festival
100+ carved pumpkin display. Pumpkin carving. Mechanical bull rides. Fall festival games. Kids' activities. Food & Drinks. Live music and more! Learn More »

10/20 - Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival
Five days. Forty Bands. One Million Smiles | Celebrating our 30th year! Learn More »

10/23 - Breathe In/Breathe Out
Join The Community Library for a special script reading of the upcoming feature film, Breathe In / Breathe Out, written by Naomi McDougall Jones, one of the current Hemingway Writers-in-Residence with The Community Library. Naomi is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and women in film activist. Learn More »

10/24 - Artifishal
A FREE film by Patagonia and a 2019 Tribeca Film Festival winner. Learn More »

10/26 - Bellevue's Haunted Forest
See one of Bellevue’s best parks, the Howard Preserve, transformed into the Bellevue Haunted Forest, for two nights only. Learn More »

10/26 - Nightmare on Main Street
Join us for the annual festivities featuring DJ Loco and. new this year, DJ Doc Rock and his amazing Laser light show. Learn More »

10/26 - Tarantino Terror Night @ The Mint
Dress as your favorite Tarantino character and head to The Mint in Hailey for Tarantino Terror Night featuring DJ Diva. Learn More »

10/27 - Violin Recital with Stephen McDougall Graham
Join The Community Library for a special recital with Hemingway Writer-In-Residence Stephen McDougall Graham (Violin). Stephen will be joined by local musicians Rudolph Kremer (Viola) and Ellen Sanders (Cello) to present Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat major (K. 563). Learn More »

10/31 - Hailey's Halloween Hoopla
Main Street in Hailey becomes hallowed ground for trick or treaters during the annual Hailey Halloween Hoopla, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., sponsored by the Chamber – Hailey & Wood River Valley and supported by local area merchants. Hundreds of kids and families don creative costumes and parade along Main Street to collect treats from local participating businesses and compete for prizes in the Kiwanis costume contest. Learn More »


NOVEMBER

11/1 - Che Apalache
Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. They call their musical style Latingrass, a mix of South American music and Bluegrass, and their repertoire ranges from vivid Latin rhythms to a cappella mountain gospel songs sung in four-part harmony. Learn More »

11/1 + 2 - Warren Miller's "Timeless"
Kick off the season with Warren Miller’s Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers Caite Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf, and Baker Boyd. Learn More »

11/2 - An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music. The celebrated Quartet ensemble is admired for its uncompromising interpretation of a kaleidoscopic range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics. Learn More »

11/11 - Wood River Orchestra Fall Concert
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its annual fall concert! Free. Learn More »

11/15 - Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
LINDA RONSTADT: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century – and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Learn More »

11/16 - Ann Hampton Callaway: The Linda Ronstadt Songbook
Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading pop/jazz singers of our time, has created an exciting night of songs and stories in celebration of one of America’s most beloved artists, Linda Ronstadt. Learn More »

11/16 - Pray for Snow Party
Celebrate the start of the 2019-20 winter season by praying for snow at the first annual “Pack the Lodge and Pray for Snow” party at the River Run Day Lodge, sponsored by 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Come dressed in your best retro onesies and 80's gear ready to rock to music. Learn More »

11/28 - WINTER SEASON OPENING DAY!
Sun Valley’s 84th winter season is scheduled to begin on Dollar Mountain & Bald Mountains. Watch the Mountain Report for updates and come to join the fun on and off the snow!

11/28 - Turkey Trot
One of the most popular holiday traditions in the Wood River Valley is the 16th annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28. The 5K Fun Run and Walk, sponsored by The Chamber – Hailey & Wood River Valley, is a great community event and is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Learn More »


DECEMBER

12/5 - Storm Large's Holiday Ordeal
What better way to spend a holiday than with Storm Large? Storm will love you, leave you, delight you and abuse you with wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. Learn More »

12/11 - 12/29 - Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley
Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. This charmingly imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike! Learn More »

12/13 + 14 - Hailey Holiday Market
The Holiday Market at the Community Campus brings the focus of valley holiday shopping to Hailey on the second weekend of December. A diverse group of 24 vendors will offer a beautiful selection of edibles, wearables and decorative items. Learn More »

12/13 + 14 - Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge
A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy.
Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. Learn More »

12/14 - Sun Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony
An annual tradition featuring Santa, live holiday music, ice carving demo, free cookies & hot cocoa, and no-host outdoor bar. Festivities begin around 5:30pm with Tree Lighting to follow. Learn More »

12/15 - Wood River Orchestra Holiday Concert
Join the Wood River Orchestra for their annual Holiday Concert at the Church of the Bigwood. Free! Learn More »

12/18-24 - A Christmas Carol
The Laughing Stock Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol at Whiskey Jacques. Learn More »

12/21 - Starry Solstice Social
Celebrate the solstice & Ketchum's Dark Skies in Ketchum Town Square. Live music, food, speakers, kids' activities and more! Learn More »

12/23-26 - Holiday Dinners at Galena Lodge
A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. Learn More »

12/24 - Christmas Eve Celebration @ Sun Valley Ice Rink
Carolers and Skating in a Winter Wonderland’ ice show, followed by the torchlight parade down Dollar Mountain, fireworks, and a visit by Santa! Learn More »

12/26 - New Moon Dinner @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter! New Moon Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 50 people in the heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center. Learn More »

12/31 - Family Night Ski, Party & Fireworks
Hit the slopes to and enjoy some night turns, music under the stars and fireworks. Admission includes skiing and riding on Quarter Dollar, face painting, New Year’s Eve party hat decorating, photo booth, bouncy twister and so much more! Ring in the new year with family fun and festivities. Learn More »

12/31 - Holiday Dinner at Galena Lodge
A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. Learn More »


JANUARY

1/10-12 - Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge
A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy.
Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. Learn More »

1/18 + 19 - 13th Annual Pond Hockey Classic
An adult 4v4 Pond Hockey Tournament at Christina Potters Ice Rink. Learn More »

1/24 - New Moon Dinner @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter! New Moon Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 50 people in the heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center. Learn More »

1/26 - Taimane
Ukulele virtuoso, songwriter and rising star, Taimane, brings her full palette of artistic color to Ketchum for a one-night-only performance. Learn More »

1/29 - 2/2 - Sun Valley Nordic Festival
The Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour and Sun Valley Nordic Festival welcome you to NordicTown USA in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. Learn More »

1/30 - Featured Speaker: Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Wild. At age 22, Strayed found herself shattered by her mother’s sudden death from cancer and the end of her young marriage. Strayed’s response to this emotional pain was to trek over 1,000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. Learn More »


FEBRUARY

2/7-9 - Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge
A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy.
Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. Learn More »

2/14 - Holiday Dinner at Galena Lodge
A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. Learn More »

2/18 - International Guitar Night
Back in Ketchum for a fourth season, International Guitar Night is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has become the toughest ticket to get on The Center’s performing arts season. Learn More »

2/23 - New Moon Dinner @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter! New Moon Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 50 people in the heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center. Learn More »

2/27-29 - Sun Valley Music Festival Winter Series
The Winter Concert Series will feature familiar and unfamiliar musical pieces in a refreshingly new environment, exploiting a wide range of acoustic possibilities and encouraging concertgoers to interact and engage with musicians in fresh ways. By up-ending the traditional structure of an orchestral performance, the concerts aim to reinvent what it means to enjoy music together. Learn More »


MARCH

3/7-9 - Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge
A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. Learn More »


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