Telluride Colorado is a little oasis, boxed-in on three sides by 12,000 – 13,000 foot peaks, plays host to over twenty unique festivals each year ranging from popular live concerts to absolutely nothing at all.
Each Summer, thousands of people flock to the jagged San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado in search of their own unique celebration. Bluegrass, Wine, Yoga, Jazz, Mushrooms, Film, Arts and Blues… just to name a few. And on the one weekend when there’s absolutely nothing going on in town, there’s even the infamous “Nothing Festival” to keep you busy.
Welcome to Festival Capital, USA. Welcome to Telluride Colorado.
Haven’t been to Telluride Colorado? The town was founded in 1858 after gold and silver were discovered, Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank here, Nikola Tesla selected the site to build the world’s first power plant, hippies re-settled these lands in the 60’s, skiing arrived in the 70’s, real estate agents invaded in the 80’s, Tom Cruise, Oprah and Oliver Stone call it vacation, Tim McGraw wrote a song about it and on Memorial Day Weekend, this small mountain town kicks off one of the most anticipated festival lineups in the nation.
2012 Telluride Festival Season:
Mountainfilm in Telluride (May 25-28)
Telluride Balloon Festival (June 1-3)
Wild West Fest (June 4-9)
Telluride Heritage Fest (June 8-10)
Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 21-24)
Telluride Wine Festival (June 27-July 1)
Telluride Musicfest (June 27-July 8)
Telluride Plein Air (June 29-July 5)
Fireman’s 4th of July Celebration (July 4)
Telluride Playwright’s Festival (July 5-13)
KOTO Doo-Dah Concert (July 8)
Telluride Yoga Festival (July 12-15)
Telluride Americana Music Fest (July 18-21)
Telluride Compassion Fest (July 18-22)
Telluride Cajun Festival (July 27-28)
Telluride Jazz Celebration (August 3-5)
Chamber Music Festival (August 8-19)
Telluride Mushroom Festival (August 16-19)
Telluride Festival of the Arts (August 17-19)
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 1 Finish (August 20)
New Festival *TBA* (August 25-26)
Telluride Film Festival (August 31-September 3)
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (September 14-16)
Telluride Horror Show (October 12-14)
Thanks Telluride.com for this year’s festival run down!
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