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Telluride Summer Events


MAY   May 22
Free gondola reopens for summer season


May 22 – May 26
Mountainfilm in Telluride - Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals.

 
JUNE  

June 6 – June 8
Annual Telluride Balloon Festival


June 18
Firstgrass concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village.


June 19 – June 22

41 Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival


June 25
Sunset Concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village


June 25 – July 6
Telluride Musicfest
Musicfest kicks off the 2014 Season with a program selected by the performers to provide a sampling of the styles, colors, textures and instrumental effects found in the chamber music literature.


June 26 – 29
Telluride Wine Festival
Cooking demos with celebrity chefs, artisan cheeses and the highest wine tasting in North America. Food pairings, food and wine films and MORE! www.telluridewinefestival.com


June 29 – July 5
Telluride Plein Air Festival
The Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) hosts 26 nationally recognized plein air artists June 29-July 5 as they gather in Telluride, Colo. for the 11th annual Telluride Plein Air. These artists will spend a week painting outside capturing the light, color and unique character of this breathtaking region as well as the town of Telluride


 
JULY   July 2
Market on the Plaza – Mountain Village


July 3
Red, White, and Blues concert celebration – Mountain Village (band TBA)


July 4
Telluride’s 4 of July Celebration
Come join the town of Telluride in our Fourth of July Celebration! The much loved 4 of July parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street (Colorado Avenue). After the parade, make your way down to Telluride Town Park to enjoy a series of events hosted by the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department including a picnic, kids' games, and a fabulous firework display.


July 9
Sunset Concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village


July 10 – 13
Telluride Yoga Festival
In its 7 year, the Telluride Yoga Festival is an intimate yoga retreat held in the spiritual mountain setting of the sacred Telluride valley. It begins with all-day intensive trainings on Thursday, which are followed by three days of classes, lectures, mediations, music, and gatherings in the Bhava


July 11 – 12
Hardrock Endurance Run
The Hardrock 100 Endurance Run is a 100 mile run whose course makes a big loop through the San Juan Mountains of beautiful southwest Colorado: 100-miles which includes 33,992 feet of climb and 33,992 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 67,984 feet with an average elevation of 11,186 feet - low point 7,680 feet (Ouray) and high point 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).


July 11 – 13
The Ride Festival
Come join us for the 3 Annual Ride Festival for a weekend of quality music in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. The weekend kicks off on Friday with an outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village, connected to Telluride by a free gondola. In addition to the main stage lineup in the world renowned Town Park. www.ridefestival.com


July 16
Sunset Concert and Market on the Plaza in Mountain Village


July 16 – 19
Telluride Americana Music Fest and Songwriter Showcase Three nights of the best in Americana songwriters in the historic Sheridan Opera (plus a private VIP event on Wednesday). Artists include Holly Williams, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Eric Bibb, Carrie Elkin & Her Greats, Scott Miller, The Birds of Chicago, and Greg Trooper.


July 18 – 22
Annual Ah Haa Art Auction
For over 20 years, Ah Haa’s annual fundraiser has been the must-attend summer event.


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

 
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. www.telluridejazz.org


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 www.tellurideblues.com


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 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!