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With countless festival and events beginning Memorial Day Weekend in Telluride, including the Bluegrass Festival, the Jazz Festival, and the internationally recognized Telluride Film Festival, the historic ski resort transforms into a summer mecca for special events. Visitors and locals have the chance celebrate everything including music, beer, yoga, art, and food as Telluride's festivals and events continue to inspire the loyal fans who make the annual journey to the beautiful box canyon.
Some festivals last up to 4 days, some run only 2 days. Because Telluride sits at 8,750 ft above sea level, the sun is very strong and sunscreen is vital as is staying hydrated.
 
There is no outside alcohol permitted into most Telluride festivals, alcohol can purchased inside the actual festival. Most festivals provide many food venues and ample "outhouses".
 

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Mountainfilm

Mountainfilm Festival May 28-30, 2022

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.
Telluride Balloon Festival

Telluride Balloon Festival June 3-5, 2022

On Saturday and Sunday, watch balloons lift off from Telluride Town Park and float effortlessly over the Telluride Valley. After a beautiful day in the sun, head to Main Street on Saturday evening to witness the amazing Balloon Glow. Balloons are tethered to Main Street (weather dependent) and lit up during this spectacular display.

Wild West Fest

Wild West Fest – June 6-11, 2022

The Sheridan Arts Foundation invites you to be a part of one of the most meaningful and exciting festivals of the Telluride community, the annual Wild West Fest. The 29th annual Wild West Fest will take place June 6-11, 2022 after a two-year hiatus. We are excited to welcome kids from Wichita Falls, TX, Denver, CO, and Nucla and Naturita, CO to our beautiful valley as well as local kids from Norwood and Telluride for an unforgettable week. Support this program by becoming a child sponsor today
Bluegrass

Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 16-19, 2022

Every Summer Solstice, 11,000+ Festivarians converge on the historic mining town in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern CO (elevation 8,750') for 4 days of adventurous acoustic music in the stunning Telluride box canyon. Since its early years, the unique genre of "Telluride Bluegrass" has embraced a diverse family of artists including Sam Bush, Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons, Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Greensky Bluegrass, Emmylou Harris, and many of the world's most virtuosic acoustic instrumentalists - many of whom have returned to the festival for 25+ years. With music on the main stage, intimate workshop performances at Elks Park, late-night indoor NightGrass concerts, and pickin' in campgrounds and condos ‘til dawn, Telluride Bluegrass is the "granddaddy of the modern festival circuit" (Relix).

Yoga Festival

Telluride Yoga Festival – June 23-26, 2022

The Telluride Yoga Festival is a unique and special gathering unlike any other. This inspirational 4-day event features over 100 offerings including yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, SUP yoga, social gatherings and more. Find yourself deeply immersed with inspiring and motivating presenters in intimate venues with gorgeous & inspiring, views at our downtown Telluride campus of the Telluride High School and beyond.

Telluride Wine Festival

Telluride Wine Festival – June 23-26, 2022

Join us in celebrating 40 years of Colorado's most scenic wine festival. The annual festival brings together renowned winemakers and America's finest chefs for an intimate 4-day wine and food experience. Featuring educational seminars, wine pairing dinners, reserve, and grand tastings - something for everyone. COVID friendly. Patron passes on sale soon! 

Telluride Plein Air Festival

Telluride Plein Air Festival - June 28 - July 4, 2022

Each summer, over the Fourth of July weekend, the Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts 20-25 nationally renowned plein air artists in beautiful Telluride, Colorado for a week of outdoor art. The Telluride Plein Air Festival has become an indispensable part of Telluride's Independence Day festivities, allowing locals and tourists alike to observe some of the nation's top plein air artists at work. The festival culminates in a three-day sale, where the artists display the work they have created all week long.
Fourth of July Telluride

Independence Day - July 4, 2022

There is something magical about the Fourth of July in Telluride. For over a hundred years, people have come together on Independence Day to celebrate patriotism and the independent spirit of this stunning mountain town.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WILL NOT BE A 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN 2021. THE PARADE, BARBEQUE AND FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

Ride Festival

Ride Festival – July 8-10, 2022

Since its debut in 2012, The RIDE Festival has quickly garnered a reputation among music fans for its thoughtful performance curation - handpicking rootsy, rocking talent whose music flawlessly compliments the festival's stunning Telluride, Colorado setting. The RIDE Festival brings stellar rock and roll music to one of the most stunning venues in the world!

Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend

Telluride Art + Architecture - July 15-17, 2022

Art + Architecture Weekend is the ultimate home tour, Telluride style. A week of small events culminates with a weekend tour of the best architecture and design in the region. Each of the ten locations on the self-guided tour features architects, designers, fine artists, and chefs who together create a feast for the senses.
Telluride Americana Music Festival

Telluride Americana Music Festival – July 14-17, 2022

This is a summer camp for Americana, seated, listening craft-scale music. It is four night of songwriters in the historic Sheridan Opera House.

Telluride Jazz Festival

Telluride Jazz Festival – August 12-14, 2022

Since 1977, Telluride's majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado has been the site of annual cultural event combining the finest pristine natural aesthetics and boundless artistic creativity. The Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world's most scenic music events in the country. Add on the desirable intimate format and abundant offering of alpine recreational activities to historical performances and the result is an immersive live music experience that has brought audiophiles from around the world for over four decades.

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Telluride Mushroom Festival – August 17-21, 2022

Since 1981, the Telluride Mushroom Festival has been celebrating all things mycological, from the newest advancements in mushroom science to our famous mushroom cook-off. Held annually in Telluride, Colorado, the Telluride Mushroom Festival is a can't miss event with a colorful history in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.
Telluride Film Festival

Telluride Film Festival September 2-5, 2022

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. 

 

The Telluride Film Festival is not just a picture show. It is Tributes to luminaries who've propelled the medium forward; it is candid discussions with a film's creator or the historian who champions it; it is discovering that the person in line behind you made the film you just enjoyed; it is engaging in lively debate with every manner of film lover in the summer sun of a Colorado afternoon, always minutes away from a new exhibition.

 

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Telluride Blues & Brews – September 16-18, 2022

Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is located in the world-famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. The multi-stage celebration of music and craft beer offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam-band, gospel and soul performances accompanied by some of the best craft breweries in the country. The Festival also features kids activities (climbing wall, bounce houses, bungee trampolines, and parades), cozy late night club shows, a 5k fundraiser race, free morning yoga sessions, local and regional food and craft vendors and so much more. Set at the beginning of the golden fall season, Telluride boasts a number of unique outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking and a free gondola between the Town of Telluride and Mountain Village.
From Cars and Colors to Telluride Autumn Classic

Telluride Autumn Classic - September 23-25, 2022

While still very much a celebration of cars and colors, the Autumn Classic is the evolution of the original Festival, expanding passions for excellence in craftsmanship and engineering. This is more than cars. This is more than colors…

This is the Telluride Autumn Classic. A 3-day festival that takes place September 23-25, 2022 amid the spectacular display of the San Juan Mountains' autumnal foliage. This is where enthusiasts of all makes and models convene for a world-class celebration of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, and so much more. From high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles, to live music and a vibrant art scene, this historic town of Wild West lore will be filled so many family-friendly attractions, it'll get everyone's motor running!

Original Thinkers

Original Thinkers – September 29- October 2, 2022

Original Thinkers is a highly curated festival that melds speakers, films, and performance into a powerful four day experience in Telluride, Colorado. Founded by David Holbrooke, this unforgettable weekend in the mountains will convene creators, innovators and doers to connect on a range of topics. Offering its audience a unique perspective on some of the crucial issues of our time, Original Thinkers engages people on how to have a real and tangible impact. Our community of Original Thinkers assemble in Telluride and leave at the end of the weekend, changed and charged to make a real difference.
Telluride Horror Festival

Telluride Horror Festival – October 13-16, 2022

The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado's first and longest-running horror film festival, returns for its 13th edition. Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans in the world-famous mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. For three packed days, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Telluride's unique theaters, with many of the films showing for the first time in the US.
 
The festival line-up offers over 20 feature films, more than 60 short films, special programs, guests, and events. If you love genre films, then you can't miss this fest.
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