Event Calendar

Telluride MountainFilm
 21st May 2014 – 26th May 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Info: www.mountainfilm.org Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining.

Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.

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31st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival
 6th Jun 2014 – 8th Jun 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.tdsmith.com While the Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather permitting, over a dozen hot air balloons launch from Town Park on the east end of town and sail down the valley landing about one mile out of town. The balloons launch at sunrise (between 6:45 and 7 am) and bystanders often get to help with the launch — and get a ride to boot! 
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
 19th Jun 2014 – 22nd Jun 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.bluegrass.com/telluride The 41st Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year which begins the Colorado summer. It’s a magical time of sun and light, when the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, guitars, and a low-back festival chair to take in “Bluegrass.”

The 41st Annual festival promises a magical four days of only-in-Telluride performances. Beloved Festival veterans and inspiring new talent. The Telluride royalty of virtuosic bluegrass superpickers, soulful songwriters, and some of the biggest stars in the rootsy Americana landscape.

The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound, as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Tim O’Brien, and of course the “King of Telluride” Sam Bush. These artists come together for the festival’s epic set from the Telluride House Band.

Since its very beginning, the festival has embraced a wide swath of roots music to create the unique genre of “Telluride Bluegrass “Recent lineups have welcomed Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, David Byrne, Ani DiFranco, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, Counting Crows, Bonnie Raitt, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and so many more.

Performers say there is a unique thrill to performing in front of the smartest, most attentive audience in the country. Artists are encouraged to take risks in Telluride, and the Festivarian audience is regularly rewarded with unique blends of voices sharing the stage for the first time – as new musical friendships cultivated backstage make their debut on the Telluride stage.

With music on the main stage all day, intimate workshops on the Elks Park stage in the middle of town, prestigious band and songwriting contests, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions throughout the night in condos and around campgrounds, this is a week of uncommon musical riches. 

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Telluride Wine Festival
 26th Jun 2014 – 29th Jun 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.telluridewinefestival.com The Telluride Wine Festival is a giving organization that holds events to promote Telluride as a culinary destination, supporting the overall health, character and vitality of its community.  The mission of our Festival is to stimulate the local economy, educate tour attendees and donate a large portion of event proceeds to support nonprofits that benefit Children’s Health, Education and the Culinary Arts.

In addition, through the Monica Callard Foundation, we work to give scholarships to talented Telluride residents who would greatly benefit themselves and the community through wine and/or culinary education. Our long-term goal is to create a community kitchen to be used for cooking classes and to provide a low-cost production facility for local entrepreneurs to create their food-based products.

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4th of July Celebration
 4th Jul 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infohttp://www.telluride4thofjulyparade.com/ 4th of July in Telluride is small-town Americana at its finest. We really do it up here — running races, parade, BBQ, family games in Town Park, Air Force jet flybys, and fireworks.

The day kicks off with the Telluride Foundation’s Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station. Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day’s festivities! The Fireman’s Parade begins at 11 am on historic Main Street. The sidewalks are packed as locals and visitors cheer for goofy costumes, homemade floats, music, and the Air Force Academy jet fly-over.

The Telluride firemen then put on their famous barbecue in Town Park. The whole town is invited to dine, play the family games in the park, and enjoy the sunshine. The firemen pile the plates high with mouth-watering BBQ, only $12 for adults and $7 for kids.

As the sun sets over the San Juan Mountains, the town collectively holds its breath for the unbelievable fireworks show. The firefighters shoot off the fireworks just above Town Park making for a display that you can see from almost anywhere in town. Enjoy the show from a blanket in the park, while enjoying a cocktail along Main Street, or from the top of the Gondola! Note that the fireworks are dependent upon the weather conditions. If wildfire danger is high, then it is likely that the town will cancel the fireworks for the safety of everyone in Telluride.

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Telluride Yoga Festival
 10th Jul 2014 – 13th Jul 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Info: Founded in 2007, the Telluride Yoga Festival is an intimate yoga retreat held in the spiritual mountain setting of the Telluride Valley.  With a list of world-renowned instructors, the incredible setting of Telluride, and intimate class sizes, the festival today attracts more than 700 participants each year.  The weekend begins with all-day intensive training on Thursday, followed by three days of classes, lecturers, meditations, music, and gatherings. To learn more about the Telluride Yoga Festival and for details on registration, schedule, lodging, packages and other information, visit www.tellurideyogafestival.com.


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The Ride Festival
 11th Jul 2014 – 13th Jul 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.ridefestival.com The Ride Festival brings stellar rock and roll music to one of the most stunning venues in the world! The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 11, with an outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village. Hop on the free gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village and the view will set the stage for this amazing music-filled weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, the main stage lineup will perform on the world renowned Fred Shellman Stage in Telluride Town Park.  To view this year’s festival line-up, visit their site.


Telluride Americana Music Fest and Songwriter Showcase
 16th Jul 2014 – 19th Jul 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.tellurideamericana.com Three Nights of Acoustic Songwriter Music (Plus a Private VIP Event) In Telluride’s Historic Sheridan Opera House. A jewel of a Small theater in one of the great mountain towns anywhere. Three-day passes with reserved seating on sale now at www.sheridanoperahouse.com.


Telluride Jazz Festival
 01st Aug 2014 – 03rd Aug 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Info: www.telluridejazz.org Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Colorado non-profit organization the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format and superb music, along with opportunities for invigorating alpine recreation, come together to create a truly unique weekend experience. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day, including the Free Stage at the Wilkinson Public Library and continue in historic theaters and clubs at night. Free wine and spirit tastings are featured on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday’s tribute to New Orleans is back by popular demand. These events set Telluride Jazz Festival apart from any other musical event.


Chamber Fest
Telluride Chamber Music Festival
 07th Aug 2014 – 17th Aug 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.telluridechambermusic.org The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973.  This year we continue to bring you chamber music as it was originally intended, up close and personal! Our festival creates a spontaneous connection between audience and musicians that lifts the human spirit.


Telluride Mushroom Festival
 15th Aug 2014 – 19th Aug 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.telluridemushroomfest.org The 33rd Telluride Mushroom Festival–August 16 through 19, 2014, with Pre-Conference Workshops on August 15th–celebrates the many uses of fungi (all things mycology).


Telluride Film Festival
 29th Aug 2014 – 01st Sep 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.telluridefilmfestival.org Ready to join the Telluride family? The best way to attend the Telluride Film Festival is to buy one of our four passes: Cinephile, Acme, Festival or Patron. Why? Because, depending on the level of the pass, it admits you to the Shows and events of the Festival throughout the entire weekend — nearly 40 film programs shown in the nine Festival venues. One pass equals one extended weekend stuffed with film-related activities, beginning with the Opening Night Feed on Thursday evening and continuing all the way through Monday, well past the noon-time Labor Day Picnic. Only pass holders are admitted to the social gatherings, and in the theaters they are seated before any individual ticket purchasers. Consequently, they enjoy the best seats.

Individual tickets — priced at $25 each — will be available for sale just prior to show time and only after all pass holders have been admitted, provided there are still seats remaining. Hearing a lot of buzz on the Telluride main street about a particular flick? The most popular programs repeat throughout the weekend to meet demand, so pass holders have ample opportunity to catch them. Choose the pass that best suits your needs and order as soon as possible. If our experience of 40 years repeats itself, it is highly likely that the Festival will again sell out — and far in advance of the weekend. Join us — we’d love to welcome you into the Festival family.


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Imogene Pass Run
 6th Sep 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infohttp://www.imogenerun.com/ The Imogene Pass Run (IPR) is a 17.1 mile point-to-point mountain race within the western San Juan mountains of Colorado, run along a route which connects the towns of Ouray (7810 ft.) and Telluride (8750 ft.) by way of 13,114 foot Imogene Pass. The IPR is held on the first Saturday after the Labor Day holiday, at the seasonal transition from late Summer to early Fall. Mountain weather at this time is famously “squirrelly” (rapidly changeable), and participants through the years have encountered a variety of weather conditions ranging from virtually perfect to terrible. This spectrum of weather during the race is in fact part of its lure and mystique. In good weather years the challenge of the mountainous traverse is rewarded by unsurpassed vistas and no small feeling of accomplishment upon crossing the finish line. In bad weather years, the wind, fog, rain and/or snow along the course make the successful arrival in Telluride a virtual rite of passage into the realm of true mountain running.


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Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
 12th Sep 2014 – 14th Sep 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.tellurideblues.com Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews takes place every September in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of live music and microbrews held at Telluride Town Park, nestled in the valley of stunning 13,000-foot mountain peaks. The festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, jam band, rock, gospel and soul performances, and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and much more.

The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge are among this year’s headlining acts. For the entire weekend schedule, check out the website.

All of the shows are performed on the Main Stage in Town Park located at the east end of downtown throughout the festival. The Grand Beer Tasting will be held on Saturday, September 14 from 12 pm – 3 pm with more than 50 microbreweries represented and over 150 different beers. As the sun goes down, venues aroud town turn into the famed “Juke Joints“. Acts from earlier in the day play intimate late night performances at these smaller venues around the town of Telluride and Mountain Village.

Performers and fans alike are drawn to our majestic box canyon; the old adage around town is that you came for a festival, and 20 years later, you’re still here. The historic mining town of Telluride sits at 8,750 feet above sea level surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. It is home to some of Colorado’s best skiing in winter and becomes festival central in the summer.

Don’t miss out on this truly unique and special event here in Telluride, Colorado.


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Mountain to Desert Ride
 20th Sep 2014 Location: Town of Telluride More Infowww.m2dbikeride.com For over a decade, cyclists from across the country have gathered together to enjoy some of the most scenic cycling in the world at the Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride. Riders test their mettle on an incomparable route in support the Just for Kids Foundation. Since 2001, JFK has donated over $1.45M to kids organizations in the San Miguel River Watershed. Riders earn a ticket for every $100 raised for a chance to win the JFK Raffle grand prize: a custom-built MOOTS road or mountain bike.



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