Local Events

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

Upcoming Events:

Trailing of the Sheep Festival
October 10-14, 2018
The Trailing of the Sheep Festival, started in 1996, has been named one of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World. In response to the rapid loss of farms and ranches and the rapid growth in the Wood River Valley, the Festival was created to preserve the stories and colorful history of sheep ranchers and herders, and celebrate the rich cultures of the past and present. The festival entertains and educates children, adults and families about the production of local food and fiber that sustain local economies and generations of hard-working families. Learn more here »

Ketchum Harvest Festival
October 12, 2018
The Ketchum Harvest Festival features fresh local foods, unique artisan goods, live music, fall games, hand pressed cider and more fall fun! FREE! Learn more here »

Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival
October 17-21, 2018
Attendees from all fifty states, every Canadian province, and several foreign countries gather each October to celebrate live performances of America’s music. The Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival was birthed out of a love and appreciation for jazz music by Tom & Barbara Hazzard and is held mid-October each year in Sun Valley, ID. Become One of the Thousands of Jazz Fans Who Have Been Delighted Since 1990! Learn more here »

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
October 18, 2018
Idaho Rivers United and Bureau of Land Management bring you SYRCL's Wild and Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals of its kind around the nation. Explore issues of energy, biodiversity, climate change, protecting rivers and wild and scenic areas, and so much more. Learn more here »

Volkswagen Presents: Warren Miller's "Face of Winter"
October 26, 2018
This year, “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Learn more here »

Wood River Orchestra Fall Concert
November 11, 2018
Join the Wood River Orchestra at the Community Campus Performing Arts Auditorium for their annual fall concert.
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Winter Season Opening Day!
November 22, 2018
Sun Valley's 83rd winter season is scheduled to begin on Dollar Mountain & Bald Mountains.

Turkey Trot Community 5k Fun Run and Walk
November 22, 2018
The 16th Annual Turkey Trot is one of the most popular holiday traditions in the Wood River Valley! Nearly 600 folks are expected to enjoy trotting on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Hailey, along the Big Wood River and through the Wood River Land Trust’s beautiful Draper Wood River Preserve. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks
November 23, 2018
Each year SVGA hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists.
Learn more here »

Christmas in Sun Valley!
All December
Come to Sun Valley and rekindle your love for the most wonderful time of the year while bonding with your loved ones! Enjoy skiing, ice skating, caroling, worshipping, dining, shopping, late night bar hopping, and much more. See what Sun Valley has in store for your family this December here »

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