calendar of events

Telluride Summer Events

JULY   July 21 – 27
Telluride Playwrights Festival
A laboratory for playwrights, actors, and directors where, for one week, dynamic, meaningful work is nurtured and refined. Bringing playwrights, actors and directors together to work on new plays, the festival includes readings and performances in intimate, communal settings against the backdrop of the majestic San Juan Mountains.

July 23
Sunset Concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village

July 30
Sunset Concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village

Jimmy Cliff live at the Telluride Conference Center.
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff is not only a Grammy-winning musician, singer and songwriter, but he's also an actor, producer, and a Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee. 

AUGUST   August 1 – 3
Telluride Jazz Celebration
Telluride Jazz Celebration 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 Telluride Society for Jazz. 2014 lineup includes Snarky Puppy, Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band, and The Nigel Hall Band.

August 6
Sunset Concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village

August 7 – 17
Telluride Chamber Music Festival
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973. This year they continue to bring you chamber music as it was originally intended, up close and personal! Their festival creates a spontaneous connection between audience and musicians that lifts the human spirit.

August 8
Telluride Top Chef
An annual Chef Cook-Off, Wine/Beer/Food Tasting benefiting The One-to-One San Miguel Mentoring Program.

August 13
Sunset Concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village

August 15 – 19
Telluride Mushroom Festival
The 33 Telluride Mushroom Festival--August 16 through 19, 2014, with Pre-Conference Workshops on August 15--celebrates the many uses of fungi (all things mycology).

August 29 – September 1
Telluride Film Festival
Each Labor Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Telluride, Colorado triples in size. Swells of passionate film enthusiasts flood the town for four days of total cinematic immersion, embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms.

SEPTEMBER   September 6
Imogene Pass Run

September 10
Sunset Blues Concert Mountain Village

September 12 – 14
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in Telluride Town Park, a renowned outdoor music venue with breath-taking mountain peaks for a backdrop. At the heart of our venue is the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, a small, humble wooden stage that has held the weight of legends over the years. For more information

September 20
Mountain to Desert Bike Ride
The Mountains to the Desert Ride is a grueling and rewarding, one day, bicycle ride from Telluride, Colorado to Gateway Canyons, Colorado. The objective is to help with a great cause, complete the challenge, have some serious fun, and help raise $80,000 for the benefit of the Just For Kids Foundation.

September 20 - 21
Telluride BBQ Festival
A Colorado State Championship Event sponsored by the Kansas City BBQ Society

OCTOBER   October 1st
Carbon Leaf at the Sheridan Opera House. Carbon Leaf is now in their 20th year of making music with their unique award winning sound. It's a down-home approach to an eclectic mix of folk-rock, Americana, Celtic, Bluegrass, Rock and Pop.

October 11 & 12

Telluride Oktoberfest
Mountain Village

October 10 – 12
Telluride Horror Show Festival
The 4 Annual Telluride Horror Show is a 3-day genre film festival in world-famous Telluride, Colorado. For three days, film fans will experience the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films in Telluride's historic Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre.

October 21
FREE Gondola Closes for the fall season and reopens Thanksgiving Week for ski season!