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Telluride Chamber Music Festival

This annual celebration of timeless classical chamber music continues to attract renowned artists from across the nation to the idyllic mountain backdrop of Telluride.  Performances showcase some of the finest classical musicians in the country are planned including a free concert in Telluride Town Park and a free young artists showcase.

Telluride Plein Air Festival

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...

The Telluride RIDE Festival

The annual RIDE Festival debuted in 2012, and has since become a popular weekend retreat for audiophiles visiting Telluride in July, with nighttime performances by some of the edgiest names in rock n roll.  This year's headliners include Arc Angels, Black Pistol Fire, North Mississippi Allstars and more.  The Ride Festival provides five nights of intimate shows in unique venues including Wood Ear, the Liberty, the Sheridan Opera House, Sunset...


Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend

The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend is the ultimate home tour for the connoisseur. Over the course of two days, the self-guided tour spans five different stops per day, ten total. Each day, the tour includes spectacular contemporary and historic homes and a creative alternative venue. The weekend offers an intimate peek into homes and the work of local and visiting on-site architects, designers, artists, and chefs who provide home tours,...

Telluride Americana Music Festival

The Telluride Americana Music Festival isn't like any of the big festivals held throughout the summer. Rather, it's an intimate weekend with world-class acoustic music for four days at the Sheridan Opera House. A few of the artists announced for 2020 include Darden Smith, Monte Warden and Walt Wilkins.

$35 – $60

Telluride Jazz Festival

Some of the best jazz music in all the world is played in the small town of Telluride, CO each summer. Early in August, many of the best jazz musicians from all over the globe come to Telluride to take part in the Annual Telluride Jazz Festival. This tradition has been building for over 40 years, with each festival seemingly better than the one before. The way that the beautiful music...


Imogene Pass Run

The race from Ouray to Telluride over the 13,114 foot Imogene Pass. This is a 17.1 mile point to point mountain race. The pass is a 4x4 dirt road that passes through mining ruins, up jagged peaks, and above treeline. The runners finish at the Sheridan Opera House on Oak Street in Telluride. Read about the full course here.

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival

The Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride, CO might be toward the end of the summer season, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth your attention. This three day event is known for drawing some of the best performers from the world of blues music, along with great beers from many different local breweries. Sitting back and enjoying a cold beverage while soaking up the scenery and listening to...


Annual Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors

The Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is Colorado's premier celebration for automobile enthusiasts! The vibrant palette of fall's welcome takes hold of the San Juan Mountains to set the scene for this annual world-class event. Concours venues across the downtown Telluride Historic District, Mountain Village, and the Telluride Regional Airport host four days of festivities centered around vintage, exotic, and high-end automobiles, motorcycles, and aircraft. Telluride’s public transit and free gondola...

$50 – $200

Original Thinkers Festival

Original Thinkers is a new, four-day festival experience in Telluride. Each highly curated show features riveting speakers, unforgettable films, mind-expanding art and performance providing a multi-dimensional look at these individual big ideas. 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.