Telluride Festivals

Telluride Festivals to Attend This Summer

Summer in Telluride is marked by vibrant cultural events, neverending outdoor activities, and fantastic, world-class festivals. There’s no place in the country like it, hidden away in the gorgeous San Juan Mountains and lush countryside. Whether a music or film festival, your entire family will find the perfect Telluride festival experience to enjoy. For over 30 years, some of the world’s best festivals have been found in our box canyon, and it’s time for you to join in on the fun! No one will place you closer to the laidback excitement—or further away, if that’s what you seek—than Exceptional Stays. Our meticulous-maintained luxury Telluride and Mountain Village vacation rentals provide you with the perfect home away from home, filled with high-class amenities and marvelous views. Continue reading to learn more about the renowned Telluride festivals to attend this summer. 

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a cold brew, good company, and even better music. Thankfully, Telluride is home to various music and other cultural festivals that inspire devoted locals and tourists alike to make annual summer journeys to the canyon! These events have grown throughout the years, bringing in significant talent and local sounds. 

Telluride Music Festivals

Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 16-19): entering its 49th year, this local music festival draws in hundreds of “festivarians” looking to dance under the solstice sun while listening to all kinds of awe-inspiring tunes

Ride Festival (July 8-10): a can’t-miss event that has it all, from historic venues and renowned musical acts to kid-friendly programming and access to the area’s best outdoor activities

Telluride Jazz Festival (August 12-14): since 1977, Telluride has been the site of this festival that is truly more than just another music festival; gather for intimate performances that rank among the top in the country 

Telluride summer festivals

Other Telluride Summer Events

Mountainfilm (May 26-30): experience the power of film, art, and culture alongside top athletes, changemakers, and visionaries BOTH online (from May 31-June 7) and in-person

Annual Telluride Balloon Festival (June 3-5): beautifully-colored air balloons will take to the sky, starting in Telluride Town Park and then floating over the whole valley

Telluride Yoga Festival (June 23-26): reconnect with your mind, body, and soul for four restorative days, featuring yoga, meditation, music, hiking, wellness talks, and more

Telluride Wine Festival (June 23-26): each June brings together welcoming members of the culinary and hospitality communities from around the world, sharing their wine and food-centric experiences

Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend (July 11-17): embark on the ultimate home self-guided tour, exploring the best architecture and design in the region; each location features architects, chefs, designers, and other creatives

Get ready to celebrate all things Telluride this summer with Exceptional Stays, attending the best music, film, culinary, and cultural festivals. Our luxury vacation rentals range from charming condominiums to spacious mountain homes. Check our availability and book direct online today!

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