Visit Telluride for an unsurpassed arts scene, incredible summer festivals highlighting everything from bluegrass, jazz and rock and roll, to recreation, and some of the world’s finest skiing at Telluride Ski Resort. Oh yes—and there’s great shopping everywhere—including wonderful, locally owned book stores (come in and browse!).
May: Mountainfilm in Telluride is one America’s oldest running film festivals beginning in 1979.
June: lifting off from the Telluride Town Park, this amazing event is the celebration of balloons in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
June: consisting of four magic days in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival draws crowds from all over North America.
June: celebrating for over 30 years, the Telluride Wine Festival continues to grow larger and increase in excitement!
July: don’t miss the annual parade which begins at 11 am on Main Street.
July: a summer favorite, this years 7th annual festival runs from July 10- 13.
July: the Hardrock 100 is an endurance run which starts and ends in Silverton. With an elevation change on 67,984 feet contestants run through the rugged San Juan Mountains.
July: the Festival brings together playwrights, actors, and directors for a week full of creativity.
August: since 1977, the Telluride Jazz Festival is a world’s leader in memorable music festivals.
August: celebrating 40 over years chamber music this years festival is designed to give the listener a broad range of experience in a unique setting, Telluride.
August: an annual Chef Cook-off benefiting “The One- To- One San Miguel Mentoring Program.”
August: the annual “Shroomfest” explores all aspects of the fungal world, with hikes, explorations, and speakers.
August- Steptember: now over 40th years, the Telluride Film Festival is world famous for it’s five day presentation of diverse programming, special guests, and surprise screenings.
September: the Imogene Pass Run, with a course that connects Ouray and Telluride is 17.1 miles in length.
September: taking Place in the town park in Telluride, the Festival is a three day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances.
September: this one day ride, starting from Telluride to the Gateway Canyons is a fundraiser for the “Just For Kids Foundation.”
October: for three days, horror film fans will experience the latest horror, fantasy and science fiction films in the Historic Sheridan Opera House.