Telluride is filled with a complete offering of events and entertainment. From unlimited music performances and festivals year round, to two world class film festivals, annual local fundraising events and parties, holiday celebrations, food tours, wine-maker dinners, and more its likely there is a must-do or see event during your visit. For a complete list of events visit our events page.
Each Labor Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Telluride, Colorado triples in size. Swells of passionate film enthusiasts flood the town for four days of total cinematic immersion, embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms. With only an appreciation of celluloid to guide them, these devotees flock to the show, year after year. Why? Blind faith. We don’t reveal the program until everyone lands in town. Yet the Telluride family trusts that a unique experience will unfold.
Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Colorado non-profit organization the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format and superb music, along with opportunities for invigorating alpine recreation, come together to create a truly unique weekend experience. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day, including the Free Stage at the Wilkinson Public Library and continue in historic theaters and clubs at night. Free wine and spirit tastings are featured on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday’s tribute to New Orleans is back by popular demand.
Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining. Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.