Telluride is a festive town with plenty of fun celebrations going on throughout the year. Make sure to check with the city's online tourist board before you visit for event updates as there are many. The ski resorts are responsible for putting on a lot of grand events, but the city itself does its part as well.

In June is an ever-loved festival for music fans, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Where better to listen to this live music than in the beauty of Telluride with the San Juan mountains as your backdrop? Tickets for this music fest sell out quite quickly so visit the site and grab yours while you can.

Also in June is a superb festival, this one playing to the wine lovers with the Telluride Wine Festival in the end of the month. Also during this time and running into early July is the Telluride Plein d'Air Art Festival. Come and watch artists painting live and visit the many exhibits of plein d'air style art.

Film buffs may want to plan their trip to the city in September for the Telluride Film Festival. Also this month is the Blues & Brews Festival which as the name suggests, celebrates the Blues with concerts and of course great beer.

The festival season extends into October with the annual Telluride Horror Show , a 3-day horror, fantasy, and sci-fi film festival.

Check with the Telluride Ski Resort for the date of their torchlight parade in mid to late December as a holiday season attraction.