Sun Valley Local Area Guide: Things to do

2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Aug 21, 2017

Ketchum, Idaho is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017! Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 4s of totality!

Sun Valley Ski Season (Winter) Things To Do

With 80% of sunshine during the Winter, Sun Valley lives up to its name. From Bald Mountain to Dollar Mountain; "never-evers" to experts; alpine skiing to snowboarding; snowshoeing to tubing, nordic skiing to half pipe; and ice skating to sleigh rides; Sun Valley has something for everyone!

Sun Valley Summer- Outdoor Activities

With 18 hrs of sunlight in the summer youll have plenty of time to Hike, Bike, Fly Fish, Golf, Swim, Paddle Boat, Ice Skate, Kayak, play Tennis, go Whitewater Rafting, or Horseback Riding. In Sun Valley, there is something for everyone!

Sun Valley Holiday Season

Magical and majestic, the Holiday season in Sun Valley is THE most popular time of the year for residents and guests alike. Stroll in Sun Valley Village, Listen to Carolers, take a Horse-Drawn Sleigh ride to Trail Creek Cabin for dinner, Ski, Skate, or just relax....

Sun Valley Gallery Walks

Each year the Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts nine gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists. What: Gallery Walks When: Feb 17, 2017, Mar 10, 2017, Jul 7, 2017, Aug 4, ,2017, Sept 1, 2017, Nov 24, 2017, Dec 29, 2017 Where: Downtown Ketchum, Idaho Cost: FREE Info: Visit

Wood River Farmers Market- June 13 - October 10, 2017

Located at East Ave and 4th St in Ketchum, Idaho, the Wood River Farmers Market offers seasonally available fruits, vegetables, and flowers as well as cheeses, BBQ, honey, meats, pies and a variety of other items. What: Wood River Farmers Market When: Tuesdays; June 13 - October 10, 2017 Time: 2pm (at the sound of the bell) - 6pm Where: 380 N. East Ave Ketchum, ID 83340 Info: Visit

Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival: June 29 - July 3, 2017

Visitors can participate or spectate in one of the many fast-paced racesor kick-back, saddle up and enjoy the summertime recreational offerings of iconic Sun Valley, ID. The four-day festival is host to endurance, skill and learning based events centralized around all things cycling. Live music, bike clinics, demos, shuttle rides and the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria are waiting for you at this years festival, June 29 to July 2, 2017. What: Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival When: June 29 - July 3, 2017 Where: Ketchum, Idaho Info: Visit

Ketchum Arts Festival: July 7 - 9, 2017

Great food, over 100 artist booths, continuous live music, and free Kids Activity Tent (10am-4pm daily). Free entry and parking, or walk the few blocks from either Ketchum or Sun Valley. Located in the Festival Meadow off of Sun Valley Rd. What: Ketchum Arts Festival When: July 7 - 9, 2017 Time: 10 am - 6pm July 7 - 8 and 10 am - 4 pm July 9 Where: Festival Meadow off of Sun Valley Rd Cost: FREE Entry Info: Visit

Sun Valley Writers Conference June 30 -July 3, 2017

Considered by many to be the best literary festival in the U.S., the Sun Valley Writers Conference (SVWC) is a festival of ideas and literature with some of the most extraordinary writers and thinkers in the world.

36th Annual Sun Valley Wine Auction: July 20 - 22, 2017

Named by Wine Spectator as one of the Top Ten US Charity Auctions of 2003-2008, Join us for the 36th Annual Sun Valley Center Wine Auction fund raising event in Sun Valley, Idaho. Extraordinary wine experiences await over the course of three days, from Vintner dinners hosted in exquisite private homes, to the popular Grand Tasting and Tapas party to the Wine Auction Gala.

"Ketch Em Alive" FREE Music Concert Summer Series

Enjoy a FREE Music Concert in Downtown Ketchum every Tuesday night at the Forest Service Park. Bands range from Reggae to Celtic Rock and everything in between! Family friendly, picnics are encouraged, however Food and drink are available to purchase . What: KetchEm Alive Music Concert Series When: Tuesdays- June 13 - Aug 8, 2017 Time: 7pm - 9pm Where: 131 East River St Ketchum, ID 83340 Cost: FREE June 13 The Grateful Dead Show local tribute band June 20 Worlds Finest - eclectic Ska-grass June 27 The Heaters dance party rock covers July 4 Tylor and the Train Robbers country rock July 11 Gypsy Moon Rocky Mountain folk July 18 Trevor Green didgeridoo, guitar and voice July 25 Yak Attack organic electronica Aug 1 The Famous Undercover rock dance party Aug 8 Pixie and the Party-Grass Boys favorite covers

Sun Valley Summer Symphony: July 24 - August 17, 2017

Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the largest privately funded FREE-admission symphony in America, kicks off its 32nd season with an In Focus series July 24 - July 28, Benefit Gala with Diana Krall on July 30, and Concert Series July 31 - August 17. Whether you picnic on the lawn or have seats in the Sun Valley Pavilion, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony is an amazing experience! All shows are FREE except the Benefit Gala Info: Visit

Diana Krall- Sun Valley Symphony 2017 Benefit Concert: July 30, 2017

The 2017 Benefit Concert features Grammy-Award-winning jazz-crossover artist Diana Krall on July 30, 2017. Proceeds from this concert support the Sun Valley Summer Symphonys free concert series and education programs in Sun Valley, Idaho. What: Sun Valley Symphony Gala Benefit Concert Diana Krall When: July 30, 2017 Time: 6:30pm Where: Sun Valley Symphony Pavilion Cost: $75 - $1000 Info: Visit to purchase tickets

Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival: August 11 - August 13, 2017

The Arts and Crafts Festival is a three-day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists from around the country featuring a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts. Food tents and free live music from a mix of music styles and musicians create a fun and festive mood. According to Art Fair Source Book, the Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival is ranked in the top 100 fine art festivals in the nation. What: Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival When: August 11 - 13, 2017 Where: Atkinsons Park- 900 3rd Ave Ketchum, ID 83340 Cost: FREE Entry Info: Visit

Wagon Days Celebration: Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2017

2017 marks the 60th Wagon Days Celebration in Ketchum, Idaho honoring Sun Valleys mining heritage. Wagon Days features the "Big Hitch Parade", the largest non-motorized parade in the West along with a full calendar of events including , Antique Fairs, a Duck race and Kids Carnival! What: Wagon Days Celebration When: Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2017 Where: Varies by event Cost: Parade and most other events are FREE Info: Visit

Trailing of the Sheep Festival: October 4 - 8, 2017

From Sheep Dog Trials, to the Folklife Fair Lamb Feast, to the Trailing of the Sheep Parade- you will love every minute of this special 4-day festival honoring Idahos sheep industry in Ketchum, Idaho. What: Trailing of the Sheep Festival When: October 4 - 8, 2017 Where: Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho Cost: Varies by event Info: Visit

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree: October 18 - 22, 2017

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree produces hundreds of live performances on multiple stages in Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho over a five day period the 3rd weekend of October. 2017 marks the 27th Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree Festival October 18 - 22, 2017 Enjoy many styles of music including: Traditional and Contemporary Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Blues and more! What: Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree When: Oct 18 - 22, 2017 Where: Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho Cost: Varies. Info: Call 1-877-478-5277 or

Sun Valley Dining

Hungry? Craving a burger and fries with fry sauce? Or maybe you want to check out restaurants with a regional flair? From formal to casual, the variety and multitude of Sun Valleys restaurants will not disappoint!

Hot Springs

There are several natural Hot Springs in the area- the majority of which are north of Ketchum, near Stanley. A couple of reminders to ensure your "soak" is respectful of the environment. NO Soap or Shampoo, Glass, or Littering, OBEY posted Signs, BRING a Swimsuit Sawtooth National Recreation Area- For more info call (208) 727-5013. Russian John: 8 miles north of SNRA Headquarters 1,000 yards west off Hwy 75. Sunbeam: Just west of Sunbeam off of Hwy 75. Barth: On the Main Salmon River, located up a scrabbly slope, 100 ft above the river. Ketchum Ranger District Frenchmans Bend: 7 miles out Warm Springs Rd located on the west side. Public use from 4am to 10pm, bathing suits required; no alcohol; no glass containers and parking is restricted to a designated parking zone. Warfield: 11 miles out on Warm Springs Rd. Commercial Hot Springs- call numbers below for cost and hours Easley: 12 Miles north of Ketchum - Outdoor Hot Springs filled pool open summer, winter. Call (208) 726-7522 for more details. Challis Hot Springs & Campground: Hot mineral water and pool. Call (208) 879-4442 for more details.