Festivals

There is a festival for everyone each summer in beautiful Telluride, Colorado.  Telluride has the reputation of having the most scenic backdrop in the country.

From Memorial Day Weekend in May through mid-October Telluride offers everything from the arts, music, food & wine, film, dance and much much more. Check out some of the below links and feel free to contact anyone at Lumière Hotel about the festival season in Telluride and our special offers.Lumière Hotel provides accommodations ranging from deluxe king hotel rooms to 1-5 bedroom residences conveniently located just a short walk from the Mountain Village gondola, which runs 7am to midnight daily and 2am during the big festival weekends. This free transportation takes just 12 minutes each way and is one of the most breathtaking commutes.

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May 27th – May 30th 2016

Started in 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Telluride Mountainfilm 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.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the Memorial Day weekend festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony.

June 3rd – June 5th 2016

The annual Telluride Balloon Rally is not to be missed and fun for all ages. The weekend festival takes place every June lining the skies above Telluride with magnificent colors. At sunrise, the colorful hot-air balloons take off from Town Park and fly along the valley floor. At sunset, Telluride’s main street is the setting for the annual balloon glow. All events are weather permitting. Anyone wishing to get a ride on a balloon should go to the park and volunteer to be part of a crew, but you need to get there really early!

June 9th – June 12th 2016

Telluride is the festival capital of the world and added to this year’s lineup is the fourth Telluride Wow Fitness Festival. This summer the Telluride area will host a weekend of fun and healthy fitness activities, offering something for everyone.

The Telluride Wow Festival is a health, fitness and wellness event that will bring world-class presenters, instructors and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends.

June 6th- June 12th, 2016

A week long celebration of Western arts, culture and customs, the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s (SAF) Wild Festival brings local and national performers and events to Telluride, Colorado, as a week-long benefit rewarding inner-city, disadvantaged and Native American youth from across the country during a week of cultural and educational activities.

June 16th – June 19th 2016

The 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival promises a magical four days of only-in-Telluride performances, beloved Festival veterans (“Festivarians”), and inspiring new talent.  The Bluegrass Festival will once again host the Telluride royalty of virtuosic bluegrass superpickers, soulful songwriters, and some of the biggest stars in the rootsy Americana landscape.

The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound, as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien, and of course the “King of Telluride” Sam Bush. These artists come together for the festival’s epic set from the Telluride House Band.

June 23rd – June 26th 2016

Telluride Wine Festival is an action packed weekend of good food, excellent wines, cooking demonstrations, winemakers’ talks, grand tastings, toasts and more.

July 9th – July 10th 2016

The Ride Festival brings rock and roll music to Telluride. The 2015 lineup included such acts as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Johny Lang, Trigger Hippy and many more!

July 21st – July 24th 2016

Deepen your practice and experience a truly unique and authentic yoga festival in the breathtaking mountains of Telluride, Colorado.  Founded in 2007, the Telluride Yoga Festival offers 4 days of classes, lecturers, meditations, music, hiking, social activities and community events.  The workshops and events are sprinkled over 11 venues in both Telluride & Mountain Village, with over 90 classes and events to choose from and more than 40 presenters.  This flexible structure gives you an unparalleled opportunity to weave your own experience in the richly colored cultural and natural tapestry that is Telluride.

August 5th – August 7th 2016

Since 1977 Telluride’s majestic perch – high in the spectacular San Juan mountain range in southwest Colorado – has been the site of a musical odyssey combining the finest of nature and art. Each year the Telluride Jazz Society produces one of the most memorable festivals in the country. Its intimate format and opportunities for pleasure beyond the superb music – hiking, mountain jeep tours, visits to ghost towns, horse back riding and more – bring an audience of up to 3,000 per day to this historic town. Combining both outdoor stages during the day with theater and club shows running all night long, this Jazz festival is not to be missed. We have partnered with Jazz festival to create a package including accommodations at Lumière Hotel and passes.

September 2nd – September 5th 2016

This year Telluride Film Festival will be celebrating its 43rd Anniversary. A five-day bounty of special programming and festivities. 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. They don’t reveal the program until everyone lands in town.

September 16th – September 18th 2016

Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews takes place in in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances – accompanied by some of the best microbreweries in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and much, much more.

September 29 – October 2, 2016

Telluride is world-renowned for its splendor and its beauty. And in 2016, the 2nd Annual Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors will continue the time-honored tradition of the Concours d’Elegance, and gather the world’s finest automobiles at one of America’s most beautiful destinations.

Be sure to visit Telluride during the Summer to experience one of it’s world-class festivals and events.

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