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:

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Summer Concert
August 22, 2018
The Baldygrass One-Night Music Festival, featuring The Infamous Stringdusters with special guests Kuinka & more to be announced. At River Run Lodge. Learn more here »

Rebecca's Private Idaho
August 30-September 2, 2018
Professional bike racer and one of the world's top endurance athletes Rebecca Rusch (known as "The Queen of Pain") founded this bike event that borrows from the gran fondo trend, but with Idaho style. It’s a long-haul gravel grinder meant to showcase the beautiful scenery and quad-cracking climbs of her chosen home turf. Grab your bike, get in some training time and come join us over Labor Day Weekend. Rebecca’s Private Idaho benefits three great organizations that mean a lot to Rebecca: The Wood River Bike Coalition,, and World Bicycle Relief. In conjunction with Wagon Days, the post race celebration will be unbeatable amount of fun! Learn more here »

Wagon Days
August 31-September 3, 2018
Come to Main Street and watch the largest parade in the country without motorized vehicles (on Saturday). Basque dancers, marching bands and western cowboys travel by horse, mule or foot – anything goes as long as there is no motor. Children's activities take place all day on Saturday and a free, family-friendly concert follows the parade. Learn more here »

Sawtooth Brewery's Oktoberfest
September 14-15, 2018
Get your German on at the Valley's largest Oktoberfest celebration featuring something for everyone! Beer Garden, German Lagers, Wine, Root Beer, Food, Beer Garden Games and more. Learn more here »

Sun Valley Half Marathon
September 22, 2018
Learn more here »

Baldy Hill Climb
September 29, 2018
The running, hiking and biking challenge offers “One Big Mountain, Five Awesome Events.” The course for runners and hikers spans 1.86 miles and 3,140 vertical feet from the bottom of Warm Springs to the summit of Bald Mountain at 9,020 feet. There are two mountain biking events, the Baldy Bike Hill Climb and Cheeso Double in which competitors complete the mountain bike race and Hill Climb. The bike course is the Cold Springs mountain bike trail featuring an elevation gain of 2,600 vertical feet over nine miles. Learn more here »

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 »

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 »