Your Guide to Telluride’s Best Summer Events

Telluride, Colorado hosts a variety of festivals all year round. If you’re planning to visit Telluride this summer, here are some notable festivals you may want to add to your to-do list:  

Telluride Balloon Festival (June 3-5, 2022) 

If you enjoy hot air balloons, you definitely don’t want to miss the Telluride Balloon Festival! This festival has free admission and is great for families with young kids. They have an informational session at the local intermediate school.  

All weekend you can enjoy the sight of hot air balloons in the sky no matter where you are in town. They take off at sunrise at the town park and light up the town’s main street at sunset, so don’t miss it!  

Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 16-19, 2022) 

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival has all the goods, from great music to delicious food! The festival is held in the town park. Musicians of all kinds will be playing at the festival and participating in the contest for prizes. Make sure to cheer them on! The music doesn’t stop when the sun goes down—there’s a special NightGrass show that begins after sunset.  

The Bluegrass Festival also has free workshops available for general admission ticket-holders, but there’s limited capacity. The workshops are from 11-2 PM Friday through Sunday, so if there’s a workshop that catches your eye show up early to ensure your seat.  

Telluride Wine Festival (June 23-26, 2022) 

If you love wine and good food, you’ll want to attend the Telluride Wine Festival. Here you can taste local wines and eat some amazing food. The festival invites wineries, distillers, and brewers to the event, so you’ll be able to taste brews and spirits, as well. Don’t miss the live music that you can enjoy while tasting your favorites!  

Telluride Yoga Festival (June 23-26, 2022)  

Calling all yogis—the Telluride Yoga Festival is one of the best festivals to realign yourself with nature in the beautiful mountain landscape of Telluride’s Mountain Village. The Mountain Village is a short 12-min gondola ride from the Town of Telluride. Enjoy a weekend full of yoga, meditation, hiking, music, and wellness & wisdom talks. Join world-renowned yoga teachers and breathe in the fresh mountain air.  

Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2022)  

If you’re a cinephile, then you have to visit Telluride during the Film Festival held every year during Labor Day weekend. The festival features more than 50 programs throughout 11 venues in the area. Many Oscar winners like Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and 12 Years A Slave (2013) have premiered in Telluride in previous years. Come join the celebration of all things film at one of the most noted film festivals. There are many different genres shown that you will be sure to enjoy.  

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