Culture in Ketchum

Ketchum has more than a few cultural surprises up its fleece-lined sleeves. A high-caliber, sophisticated gallery scene, annual writer’s conference, wine auction, top-notch symphony and weekly outdoor summer ice show featuring Olympic medalists are just a few. Be sure to visit our neighbor, the Sun Valley Museum of History, to explore Ketchum’s railroad, sheep herding and ski area past. It’s also where you can read some of Ernest Hemingway’s hand-penned letters.

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Sun Valley Summer Symphony

Don’t miss the largest privately funded free-admission symphony in America, which is celebrating its 38th season. Performed at the Sun Valley Pavillon, sit inside or bring your picnic basket and sit on the lawn.


Ballet Sun Valley Festival

Ballet Sun Valley's Festival 2022 will feature the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Ballet, America's oldest professional ballet company and the most innovative ballet company in the world.


Sun Valley Wellness Festival

The 25th Annual Wellness Festival hosts keynotes and workshops offering discussions on science-based knowledge for mind, body and spirit, along with an Experience Hall providing products and services from June 10-13, 2022. Special lodging rates and 20% discounts on festival passes available through Limelight Ketchum.LEARN MORE

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

The annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival is a fun celebration of the history and heritage of sheep ranching in this region. It will be held October 5-9, 2022.