Summer begins in June in Sun Valley.
The wildflowers are blooming; the days are warmer and are getting longer, which can only mean that summer has arrived. Summers in Sun Valley are always a special time to be here. Not only do we have amazing weather but there is so much that happens here during the season and it all starts in June.
Some of the most popular events that are favorites for the locals and visitors alike are the free outdoor concerts. There are three different series that begin starting June 20th with the Town Square Tunes every Thursday 6-8 at the Ketchum Town Square. Next is the Ketch’em Alive concert series starting June 25th and every Tuesday from 7-9 at Forest Service Park in downtown Ketchum. Bring your blanket, a picnic and be ready to dance your shoes off. The last free concert is the Jazz in the Park, starting June 23rd, from 6-8 pm every Sunday at Rotary Park across from the YMCA. Some of the best jazz artist from all over the west come and share their wonderful music in a beautiful setting, near to the Bigwood river.
Other notable events that will be beginning in June are the Ketchum Farmers Market starting June 11th and running until October. Every Tuesday from 2-6 on 4th street, next to Ketchum town square the street is blocked off and filled with great local vendors. On June 28th the gondola and the Roundhouse Restaurant will be opening for the summer season. Take a memorable ride in the Gondola and then a lift to the top of Bald Mountain for the most amazing views of Sun Valley and the surrounding mountains. If you feel more adventurous then hike or bike one of the many trails available on the mountain, go clear to the top or stop at the roundhouse for a great lunch or drinks on the deck and enjoy the views and mountain breezes.
This summer Sun Valley will be a host to many amazing concerts and events. June 29th marks the start of the 3rd Annual Ride Sun Valley bike festival and the USA Cycling Marathon Mtn. Bike Championship. Also returning this summer for its second year is the MASSV music festival July 5th -6th. Mark you calendars in July for the Sun Valley Ice shows, Sun Valley Wine auction, Ketchum Arts festival, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony that will keep your Sun Valley adventure rolling into July and through to August.
UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS
Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival
June 29th - July 6th
The 3rd Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival returns to Sun Valley June 29 – July 6, 2013 with a complete eight days of races and events for geared for anyone who can balance on two wheels.
Recently named as an IMBA Epic Ride Center, the region’s Ride Sun Valley event will be hosting the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships as an integral part of its celebration as one of the nation’s true mountain bike meccas. New event additions this year include the Sun Valley Super Enduro, Ride Sun Valley Bike Demo Days, Ketchum Criterium, Bald Juan Cross Country and the MASSV Music Festival. Marathon competitors will vie for the stars and stripes on a modified two lap version of the 2012 USA Cycling Amateur Cross Country Mountain Bike National Championship course, with a one lap race offered for those wishing to race a cross country length event (non-Championship). Expect the fast flowy singletrack, incredible vistas, and perfect weather and track conditions that are signature Sun Valley in July. The Sun Valley Super Enduro Pro Open is presented by Shimano and Scott Sports offering four different downhill stages and one bike park stage for riders to test their skill and ability to keep the throttle wide open.
MASSV Music Festival
July 5th and 6th
Music and Arts Showcase Sun Valley. Invoking the spirit of Mardi Gras and inspiration from Bonnaroo, MASSV attracted festivalgoers of all ages to enjoy the party with costumes, art projects and dancing in the iconic setting of Sun Valley.
The summer fun and super-charged atmosphere also included jugglers, stilt walkers, break dancers, hula hoopers, African drummers, scratch DJs and many other entertainers all throughout the two-day event.
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