Festivals & Events

For over 30 years, the name "Telluride" has been synonymous with its signature events—whether musical, cultural, culinary, scientific, athletic or unusual.

With many festival offerings heading into their third decade, Telluride's festivals have evolved and grown, and continue to inspire the loyal fans who make the annual journey to this beautiful canyon. With variety ranging from arts and music to outdoor pursuits, there's an event to match every passion.

Long-standing offerings—such as the Mountainfilm Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Bluegrass Festival and Jazz Festival—are known among film and music aficionados for attracting the best filmmakers and musicians in the world. Some locals claim that Blues & Brews, scheduled the third weekend of September, is the favorite because it signifies the start of fall colors and the coming of ski season. Mushroom Festival and the Imogene Pass Run further exemplify the eclectic offerings of Telluride.

Save when you purchase lodging and festival passes together. Call one of our Telluride Central Reservation agents at 888.605.2578.

Upcoming Events

intro to Yoga for Stiff Bodies

Intro to Yoga (for STIFF bodies)

04th Aug 2014 - 22nd Sep 2014
How do you feel when you get up in the morning? A little rusty? Not quite what you used to be? Wondering why your favorite sports or even general living are making your body ache?
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Telluride WOW Festival

18th Sep 2014 - 21st Sep 2014
The Telluride Wow Festival is a health, fitness and wellness event that brings world-class presenters, instructors and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health

Telluride Farmers' Market

19th Sep 2014
The Telluride Farmers Market takes place every Friday from June through October. We are located on South Oak Street below Elk's Park and above the Gondola Plaza.
Telluride BBQ Festival

Telluride Barbeque Festival

19th Sep 2014 - 21st Sep 2014
Mountain Village
A Colorado State Championship Event sanctioned by Kansas City BBQ Society and is the highest elevation KCBS event in the United States. Come Join Us The Weekend of September 19 – 21, 2014!

Mountain to Desert Ride

20th Sep 2014
The Mountains to the Desert Ride is a grueling and rewarding, one day, bicycle ride from Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Women's Bike Clinics- Pump It Up!

22nd Sep 2014
FREE Women’s Mountain Bike Clinics Mondays, 10 am to Noon, on-going until end of September.
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When Do The Leaves Change Color?

photo taken on September 18, 2014  from the Jud Wiebe Trail   Guests often ask “What is your favorite time of year in Telluride?” Although a cobalt blue summer day with abundant wildflowers or a blue bird powder day with a foot of fresh are hard to beat, a glorious f … Keep Reading »

Get your Blues On: Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

There are many tell tale signs that fall has arrived in Telluride--the crispness in the air, the aspens leaves transforming into fiery orange and yellow hues and of course, the Blues and Brews Festival. Here are some valuable tips to fully enjoy the  21st Annual Blues and Brews Festival: … Keep Reading »