Sun Valley Local Area Guide: Things to do

Sun Valley Ski Season (Winter) Things To Do

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, nordic skiing to half pipe; and ice skating to sleigh rides; Sun Valley has something for everyone!
Sun Valley Summer- Outdoor Activities

Sun Valley Summer- Outdoor Activities

With 18 hrs of sunlight in the summer you`ll 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

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 2022

Sun Valley Gallery Walks 2022

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: 5p - 7:30p on Friday, February 18, 2022, March 11, 2022, July 8, 2022, August 5, 2022, September 2, 2022, and December 30, 2022
Where: Downtown Ketchum, Idaho
Cost: FREE
Info: Visit www.SVGalleries.org
Boulder Mountain Tour: Feb 1 - Feb 6, 2022

Boulder Mountain Tour: Feb 1 - Feb 6, 2022

The 49th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in person in Ketchum, Idaho, on its traditional day, the first Saturday in February, falling in 2022 on February 5. Due to the popularity of last year’s virtual event, “Our Boulder, Your Backyard,” participants may opt to ski on a course of their choice between February 1-6* *Please note the Harriman Trail will be closed to virtual BMT racers on February 5.
Visit www.bouldermountaintour.com for more info
Sun Valley Film Festival:  March 30 - April 3, 2022

Sun Valley Film Festival: March 30 - April 3, 2022

The Sun Valley Film Festival, returns with new, cutting-edge Independent Films, Screenwriters Lab.
What: Sun Valley Film Festival
When: March 30 - April 3, 2022
Where: Sun Valley, Idaho
Info: Visit www.SunValleyFilmFestival.org
Wood River Farmers` Market- June 12 - Sept 27, 2022

Wood River Farmers` Market- June 12 - Sept 27, 2022

Located at the base of River Run 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 12 - Sept 27, 2022
Time: 2pm (at the sound of the bell) - 5 pm
Where: River Run - base of Bald Mountain
Info: Visit www.wrfarmersmarket.org

"Ketch` Em Alive" FREE Music Concert Summer Series

Enjoy a FREE Music Summer Concert in Downtown Ketchum every Tuesday night at the Forest Service Park. Family friendly, picnics are encouraged, however Food and drink are available to purchase .
What: Ketch`Em Alive Music Concert Series
When: Tuesdays- June 28 - Aug 13, 2022 Time: 7pm - 9pm
Where: 131 East River St Ketchum, ID 83340
Cost: FREE

Celebrating 21+ years of free music in Forest Service Park!
Ketchum Arts Festival:  July 8 - July 10, 2022

Ketchum Arts Festival: July 8 - July 10, 2022

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 8 - 11, 2022
Time: 10 am - 6pm July 8 - 10 and 10 am - 4 pm July 10
Where: Festival Meadow off of Sun Valley Rd
Cost: FREE Entry
Info: Visit www.ketchumartsfestival.com
Ketchum`s Music in Town Square FREE Summer Concert Series

Ketchum`s Music in Town Square FREE Summer Concert Series

Ketchum "Town Square Tunes" is returning this summer to the Ketchum Town Square located between Atkinsons’ and the Visitor Center. Come enjoy great tunes from mostly local bands every Thursday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm. Drinks and food will be available for purchase from local vendors.
What: Ketchum`s Town Square Tunes
When: July 7 - Aug 25, 2023
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Where: 480 E Fourth Street, Ketchum, ID 83340
Bands: TBD
Cost: FREE
Sun Valley Wine Auction:  July 20 - July 22, 2022

Sun Valley Wine Auction: July 20 - July 22, 2022

Named by Wine Spectator as one of the Top Ten US Charity Auctions of 2003-2008, Join us for the 41st Annual Sun Valley Center Wine Auction fundraising 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.
Ketchum`s

Ketchum`s "Jazz in the Park" FREE Concert Series

Relax and enjoy some of the best Jazz musicians in Idaho this summer at the Rotary Park in Ketchum for a FREE "Jazz in the Park" concert between 6pm - 8pm. Picnics are encouraged.
What: Jazz in the Park Concert Series
When: June 26 - July 31,2022
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Where: 1177 Warm Springs Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340
Cost: FREE

June 26 – Alan Pennay and Susan Christensen
July 3 – Tony Galla Band
July 10 – Frim Fram Four
July 17 – Pamela DeMarche Band
July 24 – Boss Nova Jazz Ensemble
July 31 – Nicole Christiansen Band
Sun Valley Music Festival:  July 24- August 18, 2022

Sun Valley Music Festival: July 24- August 18, 2022

The Sun Valley Music Festival’s mission is to enrich, inspire, and instill in our community a lifelong love of classical music through extraordinary, free concerts and education programs. Festival programs provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to listen, learn, and play. Now in its 37th year, it is the largest privately supported, free-admission orchestra in the United States.

This summer, Music Director Alasdair Neale and the Festival’s all-star orchestra present over three weeks of word-class performances in a gorgeous, outdoor alpine setting. Whether it’s epic works from Beethoven to Strauss, contemporary masterpieces from acclaimed newcomers, or Americana favorites from film and Broadway, there is truly something for everyone. Renowned guest artists include pianist Daniil Trifonov, violinist Leila Josefowicz, and pianist Orion Weiss. The genre-defying trio Time For Three returns to unveil a new concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. And the popular post-concert lawn party returns. It’s all free, available for everyone to enjoy from the open-air Sun Valley Pavilion and its adjacent lawn. .
Info: Visit svmusicfestival.org
Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival:  August 12 - August 14, 2022

Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival: August 12 - August 14, 2022

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 12 - 14, 2022
Where: Atkinson`s Park- 900 3rd Ave Ketchum, ID 83340
Cost: FREE Entry
Info: Visit www.sunvalleyartsandcraftfestival.com
Wagon Days Celebration:  Sept 2 - 5, 2022

Wagon Days Celebration: Sept 2 - 5, 2022

2022 marks the 65th Wagon Days Celebration in Ketchum, Idaho honoring Sun Valley`s 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 Kid`s Carnival!
What: Wagon Days Celebration
When: Sept 2 - 5, 2022
Where: Varies by event
Cost: Parade and most other events are FREE
Info: Visit www.wagondays.net
Trailing of the Sheep Festival:  October 5 - October 9, 2022

Trailing of the Sheep Festival: October 5 - October 9, 2022

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 Idaho`s sheep industry in Ketchum, Idaho.
What: Trailing of the Sheep Festival
When: October 5 - 9, 2022
Where: Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho
Cost: Varies by event
Info: Visit www.trailingofthesheep.org
Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree:  October 12 - October 16, 2022

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree: October 12 - October 16, 2022

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.

Enjoy many styles of music including: Traditional and Contemporary Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Blues and more!
What: Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree
When: Oct 12 - Oct 15, 2022
Where: Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho
Cost: Varies.
Info: Call 1-877-478-5277 or www.sunvalleyjazz.com.com
Sun Valley Dining

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 Valley`s restaurants will not disappoint!
Hot Springs

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
Frenchman`s 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.