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 2017 Sun Valley Events & Activities

Sun Valley Wellness Festival

For two decades the renowned Sun Valley Wellness Festival has inspired thousands of people to live healthier lives, and its upcoming 20th anniversary event will celebrate that milestone by featuring some of the world’s foremost wellness speakers, including global media powerhouse and wellness advocate Arianna Huffington, co-presented with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

2017 Sun Valley Writers Conference

The Sun Valley Writers' Conference is a festival of ideas and literature with some of the most extraordinary writers and thinkers in the world, the most generous audience one is ever likely to encounter – close to 1,000 people, a good number of whom wield considerable influence in business, politics, media, and entertainment circles, but all of whom love to read – in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the American West. The conference started in 1995 and is now considered by many to be the best literary festival in the U.S.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts 36th Annual Wine Auction
JULY 20 to JULY23

In addition to keynote speakers the festival will offer workshops, yoga classes, music, and a Wellness Expo showcasing a variety of wellness-related products and services.

Sun Valley Summer Symphony
July 31st  -  August 18th

With free year-round music education programs complimenting free-admission concerts, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony has claimed a place of world-class status in the North American classical music scene. 

Wagon Days 
August 31st - September 5th

Welcome to yesteryear. Please join us Labor Day weekend as Ketchum celebrates the days before railroads or automobiles reached the town.Enjoy a pancake breakfast in Town Square, a bareback riding demonstration, an arts and crafts festival, and an antique fair. Shop at our boutiques and art galleries. Go for a walk or a bike ride in the Idaho fall.

Sawtooth Brewery's Oktoberfest
September 16th - 19th

Come get your German on at the Valley's largest Oktoberfest with something for everyone all weekend.  More information will be coming,but add it to your calendar today!  And remember, no cover, the beer stein is your cover!  Buy or bring a Sawtooth Brewery Pint Glass or Oktoberfest Stein and you are all set for life!

Trailing of the Sheep
October 5th - 9th

The Trailing of the Sheep Festival was started in 1996 in response to the rapid loss of farms and ranches and the rapid growth in the Wood River Valley. The Festival preserves the stories and colorful history of sheep ranchers and herders, celebrates the rich cultures of the past and present and entertains and educates children, adults and families about the production of local food and fiber that sustain local economies and generations of hard-working families.

October 19th
- 23rd


Enjoy many styles of music: Vintage Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Cabaret Jazz, Swing, Western Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Gypsy Jazz, Blues, and more.