Winter 2021/2022 Events:

Winterlong Events

Trivia at the Public House - Tuesdays (beginning October 5th)
Trivia Returns to Sawtooth Brewery Public House! Games will be held in Ketchum every Tuesday. Game begins at 7:30pm with tabs to the winner! Learn More»

Trivia at the Tap Room - Wednesdays
Held weekly at 6:30pm in Hailey with limited space for teams. Show up a little early to snag your spot. Bar tabs to the winners! Learn More»

Sun Valley Culinary Institute Tours - Thursdays
The Sun Valley Culinary Institute is pleased to offer free tours, open to the general public, every Thursday at 10am. Come see why we have become one of the most important and entertaining sites to visit in the Wood River Valley. As a full time location for both student culinary classes year round and personalized classes for the general public, SVCI is proud to open our doors and welcome visitors with coffee and donuts. Learn More»

Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge 
Enjoy a gourmet feast at Galena Lodge during a full moon. Don’t forget to bring your snowshoes or skis (or you can rent them at the lodge) and head out for a moonlight adventure on the trails around the lodge. Learn More»

New Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge 
Enjoy a catered “farm to greenhouse” meal with wine, outdoor fire pits, hosted “snow bar” and telescopes for night sky viewing with local astronomers & experts. Learn More»

November

11/6: TGR Film • Stoke the Fire
TGR is returning to The Argyros for the winter kick-off party of the year. Get psyched for ski season with a one-night only premiere of their new feature length ski and snowboard film, STOKE THE FIRE. Learn More»

11/25: Turkey Trot
One of the most popular holiday traditions in the Wood River Valley is the 18th annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25.  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»

11/26+27: Artists’ Holiday Open Studio Days
Twelve established artists from our valley will open their studios to the public, including Marie Stewart, Gordon Webster, Mark Sheehan, David Rau, Lisa Horton, Narda Pitkethly, Mary Rolland, MaryBeth Flowers, Jennifer Bellinger, Pamela Street, Karen Jacobsen and Lisa Holley. There will be art for sale, as well as the leisure to discuss techniques and inspiration with the artists themselves. Learn More»

December

12/4: Tacos, Tequila + Telescopes - A Dark Sky Event Presented by Hotel Ketchum + Barrio75
Our sister hotel, Hotel Ketchum, has partnered up with Barrio75 to celebrate the Super New Moon and Geminids Meteor Shower with a special Dark Sky Event Saturday, December 4th at 6:00 PM with Idaho native and Dark Sky Guide, Chris Anderson. Learn More»

12/8: Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 
Join The Community Library for the induction ceremony of the Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021! Learn More»

12/12: Wood River Orchestra Holiday Concert
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its free annual holiday concert! Learn More»

12/29: Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts multiple 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. Gallery Walks take place from 5 – 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Learn More»

February

2/1-6: Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour
The 49th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in person in Ketchum, Idaho on Saturday, February 5. Due to the popularity of last year’s virtual event, “Our Boulder, Your Backyard,” participants may opt to ski on a course of their choice between February 1-6. Learn More»

2/18: Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts multiple 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. Gallery Walks take place from 5 – 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Learn More»

March 

3/11: Gallery Walk
Each year SVGA hosts multiple 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. Gallery Walks take place from 5 – 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Learn More»

April 

12/12: Wood River Orchestra Spring 2022 Concert
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its free annual spring concert! Learn More»


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Summer 2021 Events:

Summerlong Events

Wildflower Walks - Thursdays, May 27 to July 29th, 2021
Moderate to easy trail hikes guided by the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens to help locals and visitors alike learn more about the blooming native plants in the area. Learn More»

Ketchum Farmer's Market - Tuesdays, June 8 to September 28th, 2021 
The Wood River Farmers Markets offer seasonally available and locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic and grass-fed meats, artisan pies, and other baked goods, honey, specialty products including jams and fermented foods, plant starts for your garden, jewelry, crafts, fresh-cut flowers, and much more! Learn More»

Sun Valley Music Festival - July 26-August 19, 2021
14 admission-free concerts at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Programming highlights this year include the world premiere of a Festival commission – Jessie Montgomery’s Five Freedom Songs with soprano Julia Bullock; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with superstar Joshua Bell for the fundraising Gala Concert; a celebratory concert honoring frontline heroes; Rachmaninoff’s renowned second piano concerto with Joyce Yang; Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 with Vadim Gluzman; Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, and a season finale featuring Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Learn More»

June

6/5: Color Me Fearless 5K for Girls on the Run
The Color Me Fearless 5k benefits the Girls on the Run organization in the Wood River Valley. Miles are marked with paint stations to add some good ol’ fun to running a 5k. Enjoy a beautiful course and get colored while supporting Girls on the Run! Learn More»

6/5: Sawtoothfest
SawtoothFest is the official kickoff to summer in Sun Valley! Located at Festival Meadows, the event features line music, games, delicious food, a beer garden and more. Learn More»

6/12: Sawtooth Relay
Idaho’s Most Famous Relay Race! Learn More»

6/25-28: Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference (SVWFC) is widely recognized as the longest-running wellness festival in the world, and has been on the forefront of the wellness movement for decades offering a wide range of innovative wellness programs through its four pillars of focus – Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment. Learn More»

July

7/2-6: Hailey Days of the Old West
Hailey, Idaho, offers up perhaps the most quintessential small town 4th of July celebration in the West. In fact, the Los Angeles Times called out Hailey as one of the best places in the US to find “maximum fun for your Fourth of July.” The Hailey Days of the Old West celebration, July 2-5, offers up a fun and unique parade with colorful entries, plenty of horses and a Road Apple Roulette, antique market, pancake breakfast, live music and a spectacular fireworks display. Learn More»

7/4: Riverfest
The 4th of July celebration at Sawtooth Brewery, featuring music, food, drinks and fun! Learn More»

7/8: The 30th Annual Cowboy Ball
Put on your best cowboy duds for sensational live music, fantastic cocktails, and a delectable meal. Every July Swiftsure Ranch hosts one of the liveliest dinner/auction events in the Valley. Learn More»

7/9-11: The Ketchum Arts Festival
The Ketchum Arts Festival features over 100 Arts and Craft vendors from Idaho, kids activities, food and beer. The Festival is held at Festival Meadow located on Sun Valley Road and admission to the Festival is FREE! Learn More»

7/12-13: Ballet Sun Valley
Two entirely different programs featuring artists from Houston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Washington Ballet and more. Learn More»

7/17-20: Sun Valley Writers' Conference
The 2021 event features two smaller conferences of two full days each - July 17 & 18 and July 19 & 20. Learn More»

7/19-23: Sun Valley Wine Auction
2021 marks both the 40th anniversary of the Sun Valley Wine Auction and the 50th anniversary of Sun Valley Museum of Art. This July, you are invited to join us for a memorable ruby anniversary weekend as we bring vintners and oenophiles together to raise vital funds for arts education and celebrate 50 golden years of Sun Valley Museum of Art. Learn More»

7/22-24: Sun Valley Tour de Force
Three days of events for car enthusiasts, sponsors and guests. Highlights include runs with no-speed limit at Phantom Hill, the Huckleberry Drive from Ketchum to Smiley Creek Lodge, hosted sponsor events, test drives, a Car Show, and Cars & Comedy, the chief fundraising event of the weekend. Sun Valley Tour de Force raises funds for programming at The Hunger Coalition, a local nonprofit serving community members struggling with food insecurity. Learn More»

7/24: Sturtevants’ Standhope Ultra Challenge
A very difficult and exceptionally beautiful run through the Pioneer Mountains. Entrants will reach a high point of 11,000′ during the course of the race. Entry should NOT be taken lightly. This race is an excellent trainer for any high-altitude 50 or 100 Miler. Learn More»

August

8/5-8: Sawtooth Valley Gathering
#SVG6 will feature 20+ live performances from national, regional, and local acts at Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park on August 6-7, 2021. Live music will also be produced August 5 -8 at Mountain Village Resort’s – Velvet Falls Dance Hall. Beverage, food, arts, and craft vendors, workshops, and much more will all be offered in addition to the scheduled musical performances. Learn More»

8/13-15: Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival
This summer marks the 54th edition of the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Taking place in beautiful Atkinson Park in downtown Ketchum, the festival welcomes 130 professional artists and craftspeople to the Wood River Valley. This festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts and crafts show that is completely free and open to the public. This event typically has food trucks, artist demonstrations, music and a kids’ activity area. Learn More»

8/18-21: 45th Annual Virtual Killebrew-Thompson Memorial
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend supporting a worthy cause. The event lineup features a two-day golf tournament on courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr., an auction gala, outdoor concert, and activities showcasing the best of Sun Valley. Learn More»

8/21-22: Wood River Valley Studio Tour (Moved to August 20 – 21, 2022)
Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the 9th annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public Saturday and Sunday, August 21st & 22nd, 2021. Learn More»

8/22: “Forks ‘N Spurs” A Western Culinary Festival
Pie baking competition, silent auction, live music, line dancing, equine events, local vendors and more! Learn More»

8/22-23: Ballet Sun Valley
Two unique programs by BalletX, one of the world’s most sought-after ballet companies known for its cutting edge new works. Learn More»

8/27-28: Summer’s End ~ The Draper Rendezvous
The 2nd Annual Summer’s End ~ The Draper Rendezvous at Lion’s Park and Draper Preserve in historic Hailey, Idaho features 2 Days of National, regional, and local musical acts + food & art vendors. Learn More»

September

9/1-5: Rebecca’s Private Idaho
From the smashing climbs for experienced riders in the 4 day Queen’s Stage Race to the introduction to gravel riding in the Tater Tot 20 miler, RPI Sun Valley has something for every ride level that will be sure to reward your hard work with stunning views and hometown hospitality. Learn More»

9/2-6: Wagon Days
In 1958, a few hundred spectators attended what would grow to become one of the largest non-motorized parades in the Pacific Northwest - The Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade! Today, over fifteen thousand people flock to Ketchum to watch this historical parade and celebrate the western heritage it represents. The parade features buggies, carriages and wagons, with the grand finale being the Lewis Ore Wagons and the Big Hitch. Learn More»

9/9-11: Ernest Hemingway Seminar
The 2021 Ernest Hemingway Seminar will celebrate two short stories and Hemingway’s time in Africa. Learn More»

9/17-18: Oktoberfest!
Get Your German on, Idaho Style at Sawtooth Brewery’s 10th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest! Join us at Sun Valley’s Festival Meadows Sept. 17 & 18 for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Learn More»

9/19: Sun Valley Half Marathon
Course starts at the YMCA, heads south on the bike path, turns left into Elkhorn, climbs over Elkhorn and back down to Sun Valley Rd. Then it takes a right turn on the bike path toward Trail Creek and does an out and back before heading back into Ketchum and finishes at the town square. Learn More»

October

10/6-10: Trailing of the Sheep – 25th Anniversary!
Trailing of the Sheep has been named in the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World, Top 200 Best U.S. Festivals and the Top 100 Festivals in N. America. In 2013, USA Today named it One of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in America.  It is also the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Cultural Heritage. Learn More»

10/13-17: Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival (2021 EVENT CANCELED)
Five days. Forty Bands. One Million Smiles! Attendees from all fifty states, every Canadian province, and several foreign countries gather each October to celebrate live performances of America’s music. Learn More»

10/27-29: Warren Miller’s 72nd Film: Winter Starts Now
Sun Valley hosts the premiere of Winter Starts Now, the 72nd ski film from Warren Miller at the Opera House in the Village on October 27, 28, + 29, featuring Sun Valley Ski Patrol’s very own Hannah Baybutt on the big screen. Learn More»

10/29: Hailey 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. Learn More»


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