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Timber!, July 1–Sept. 10, art exhibition, Sun Valley Center, 314 Second Ave., Hailey. Details: 726.9491,

Peter Cetera and the American Chorus and Orchestra, July 2, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135,

Tony Furtado in concert, July 2, Clarion Inn, Ketchum, Doors open 5:30 p.m., $11. Details: 725.2105

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights concert, July 3, Ketchum. Free. Includes children’s carnival and concessions. Details: 725.2105

Bigwood Folk Festival, July 2–3, noon–dusk, Bellevue City Park. Details: 788.1526

Fourth of July Parade & Rodeo, Parade at noon, July 4, Hailey. Rodeo July 1, 2, 3 & 4. Details: 788.3484

Fourth of July Bike Criterium, July 4, 1 p.m., Hailey. Details: 788.2117,

The 39 Steps, July 6–Aug. 31, live theater at the Liberty Theatre, 110 Main St., Hailey. Details: 578.9122,

Cowboy Ball, July 8, fund-raiser for SETCH, Sagebrush Arena, Hailey. 5:30 p.m. Details: 578.9111,

Beam, Board, Breath: An Investigation of Trees, July 9–Sept. 3, art exhibition, Sun Valley Center, 191 Fifth St., Ketchum. Details: 726.9491,

Ketchum Arts Festival, July 9–11, Festival Meadows, Sun Valley. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Details: 725.4090

Lee Pesky Scavenger Hunt, July 10, Atkinson Park, Ketchum. 10 a.m.–noon. Dinner and auction follows at The Community School, Sun Valley, 5:30 p.m. Details: 208.333.0008

MIZ Saigon, July 11, SV Opera presents music from Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, Sun Valley Pavilion. 7:30 p.m., $28–$76. Details:

Carole King & James Taylor Troubadour Reunion Tour, July 12, River Run Lodge, 7:30 p.m. Details: 726.9491

Local Wild Film Festival, July 15, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. 7–9 p.m. Details: 726.7475

Animal Shelter Dog Days of Summer Benefit, July 16, Trail Creek Pavilion, Sun Valley. 5:30 p.m. $150. Details: 788.4351

Brian Regan, July 16, 7:30 p.m., SV Pavilion. Details: 622.2135,

Fly Fishing Film Festival, July 16, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, $15. Details: 726.5282.

Sawtooth Botanical Garden Tour, July 17, features mid–valley gardens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gimlets in the Garden fundraiser, 6 p.m. Details: 726.9358,

Mountain Mamas’ Arts & Crafts Show, July 17–18, Stanley. Details:

Hailey Night of Music, July 19, Live music in restaurants, bars and businesses, 4–10 p.m. Details: 788.0903

Glenn Miller Orchestra, July 20, 8 p.m. SV Pavilion concert. Details:

Sun Valley Center Wine Auction, July 22–24, Ketchum. Gala, July 23, 6–9 p.m. Picnic, July 24, 5–7 p.m. Details:

Friends of Hailey Public Library Garden Tour, July 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Details: 788.2036

Galena Grinder Whit Henry Memorial Mountain Bike Race, July 24, Galena Lodge, Hwy. 75, N of Ketchum, 10:30 a.m. Details: 726.4010

Edgar Bronfman Chamber Music Series, July 26, 28 & 30, 6:30 p.m. Sun Valley Pavilion. Details:

Sawtooth Music Festival, July 30–31, 12 p.m.–12 a.m. Stanley. Details:

Main Street Cabaret, July 30–Aug. 1, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726.9124

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Orchestra Festival, Aug. 2,4,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15 &17. Free, 6:30 p.m., Sun Valley Paviliion. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Details: 622.5607,

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Aug. 3, River Run Lodge, 7 p.m., $35/$45. Details: 726.9491,

Northern Rockies Folk Festival, Aug. 6–7, Hop Porter Park, Hailey. 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Friday, $12. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday $18 ($25 both days). Details:

Garth Brooks in concert, Aug. 1, Sun Valley Summer Symphony 2010 Benefit, Sun Valley Pavilion, 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. cocktail reception. Lawn seating available. Details: 622.5607

Tour of Homes, Aug. 7, The Community Library, Ketchum. 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Details: 726.3493,

YMCA Celebrity Golf Classic Dinner & Social, Aug. 7. Details: 928–6704.

2010 Blaine County Fair, Aug. 9–14. Details:

Braun Brothers Reunion, Aug. 12–14. Live music, Challis, Idaho. Details:

Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 13–15, Atkinson Park, Ketchum, free. Details: 726.9491,

Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, Aug. 16–29, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aug. 19–22 & 26–29, Complete Works of William

Shakespeare Abridged, Aug. 16–18 & 23–25. Renaissance Faire, Aug. 21–22. At Ketchum’s Forest Service Park and nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726.9124

Danny Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament & Don Felder–An Evening with Hotel California, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Leukemia research fundraiser. Details: 726.1049, Concert: 622.2135,

Sun Valley Writers Conference, Aug. 20–23, Details:

Sawtooth Salmon Festival, Aug. 28–29, Pioneer Park, Stanley, Details: 1.800.878.7950

Plein Air Painters of Idaho Paint–Out at Redfish Lake Lodge, Aug. 30–Sept. 2, with reception and art sale. Details: 208.774.3536

Trey McIntyre Project, Aug. 27, SV Pavilion. Details: 622.2135,

Ride the Rails, Aug. 28. Bike the Wood River Trails. Details: 788.2117,

Jim Salestrom & the John Denver Band, Aug. 31, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135,

Winter Artist Series benefit concert, Sept. 5, Sun Valley Pavilion, with pianist Misha Dichter. Details: 622.2135,

Wagon Days, Sept. 3–5. Labor Day celebrations all weekend in downtown Ketchum. Historic non-motorized parade, Sept. 4, noon. Details: 726.2777,

Wagon Days Duck Race, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. Rotary Park, Ketchum. Details:

Sir Salman Rushdie, Sept. 10, Sun Valley Pavilion, $30/$40. 6 p.m. Details: 726.9491,

Boulder Mountain Bike Tour & Closing Day, Sept. 12, Galena Lodge, Hwy. 75 N of Ketchum. Details: 726.4010

Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival, Sept. 16–18. Details:

Mountain Mamas’ Quilt Festival, Sept. 17–19. Stanley. $3. Details: 208.774.3365

Sun Valley Harvest Festival, formerly the Food & Wine Festival. Showcasing local and sustainable produce. Sept. 24–26. Details:

Sun Valley Music Festival, Sept. 25, Sun Valley Pavilion. Featuring Paul Tillotson’s Love Trio. Details: 622.2135,

Hemingway Symposium, Sept. 30–Oct. 1, lectures at The Community Library, Ketchum. Details:

Trailing of the Sheep Festival & Parade, Oct. 8–10. Details: 866.379.2936,

Sun Valley Swing ’n’ Dixie Jamboree, Oct. 13–17. Details: 877.478.5277,

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Oct. 13–20, live theater, Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Details:

ongoing summer activities
Gallery Walk, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 & Oct. 8, Ketchum 5–8 p.m. Details:

Hailey Month of Art, July 1–Aug. 7, throughout Hailey. Details:

Ketchum Farmers’ & Artists’ Market, Tuesdays, June 8–Oct. 5, Ketchum Town Square, Fourth Street, 2:30–6 p.m. Details: 788.8614,

Ketch’em Alive Concerts, Tuesdays, June 29–Aug. 24. Free concerts in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park, First & Washington Ave., 7–9 p.m. Picnics welcome.

Back Alley Party Live Music, Wednesdays, June 23–Aug. 25, Wicked Spud, Main St., Hailey, free. 6–10 p.m. Details: 788.0939

Hailey Farmers’ & Artists’ Market, Thursdays, June 10–Oct. 7, 2:30–6:30 p.m. First Thursday of the month, open until 8 p.m. Main St., Hailey. Details: 788.8614,

Ketchum Music on the Square, Thursdays, July 8–Sept. 2, Live music at Ketchum Town Square, Fourth St., Ketchum. 6–8 p.m. Free.

Sun Valley Summer Show Ice Shows, Saturdays, June 26–Sept. 4, at dusk with dinner buffet on Lodge Terrace. Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink. Details: 622.2135

Jazz in the Park, Sundays, June 27–Aug. 1, 6–8 p.m. Rotary Park, Warm Springs Rd., Ketchum. Details:

Classic Outdoor Activities
Hiking & biking:
Trail Creek, Adams Gulch, Fox Creek, Bald Mountain and Warm Springs areas offer popular trails close to town. The paved Wood River Trail system stretches between Bellevue and Ketchum. The 18-mile Harriman Trail runs north from Ketchum to the SNRA headquarters north to Galena Lodge. Detailed trail maps for sale at the Idaho Mountain Express office, 591 First Ave., Ketchum.

Fishing: Idaho is a mecca for the art of fly-fishing. Anglers frequent spots along the Big Wood and Little Wood rivers for catch-and-release action. Warm Springs Creek, Penny Lake and Trail Creek are ideal for kids. Silver Creek Preserve south of Bellevue is a must.

Golf: With four world-class courses to choose from—Trail Creek (18), White Clouds (9), Elkhorn (18) and Bigwood (9)—the golf enthusiast is spoilt for choice and the long summer days allow for almost endless tee times.

Whitewater: Many of Idaho’s world-famous rivers are an easy drive from the Wood River Valley. The Main and Middle Forks of the Salmon and the Payette river system offer varying levels of action.

Transportation: Hop on the bus to navigate summer’s many events. Mountain Rides operates a free service in the cities and a $3 fare between Ketchum and Hailey. View the schedule in any Friday Idaho Mountain Express.

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