Ernest Hemingway Festival
Celebrate the life and times of Ernest Hemingway, Ketchum’s most famous resident author, at the fourth annual Ernest Hemingway Festival. This year’s theme is Hemingway in Cuba, with Hemingway’s niece Hilary Hemingway presenting her documentary Hemingway in Cuba. Other literary libations on offer include a book fair, readings by Hemingway scholar Dr. Susan Beegel and an Evening in Cuba party. Also catch guided tours of Hemingway hangouts, open mic events and a special fund-raising dinner at Hemingway’s last home in Ketchum.
Details: www.ernesthemingwayfestival.org or 1.866.549.5783 or pick up a free copy of the Idaho Mountain Express.
Sun Valley Spiritual Film
Settle into a spiritual weekend of screenings to clear your soul during the fourth annual Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival. Three days of films and talks promote understanding of diverse spiritual traditions. Over 25 films complete this year’s line-up, including Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath; Icon; A Jihad for Love; and Constantine’s Sword. Also featured are world premieres of Happiness Is and God Made Them Blind as well as a documentary by Community School graduate Lexi DuPont on her time in Cambodia. Featured speakers include Dick Grace of the Grace Family Foundation; Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table; and Dr. David Shlim, author of Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers.
Details: www.svspiritualfilmfestival.org or 208.726.2777 or pick up a free copy of the Idaho Mountain Express.
Sun Valley Swing 'n' Dixie Jazz
Put on your dancing shoes and
start those toes tapping as the Sun Valley Swing ’n’ Dixie Jazz Jamboree
celebrates its 19th year. Over five days, jazz-lovers can enjoy more
than 350 shows at 13 Sun Valley and Ketchum venues. The Jamboree swings
into action with a free community concert by the Wood River Wolverine
Jazz Band at the Sun Valley Ice Rink (Oct. 14, 7 p.m.). The festival
features over 36 performers grooving for your listening pleasure. The
line-up includes Big Band Swing Design, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Blue
Street Jazz Band, Brian Nova and Dixieland Express as well as local
favorites Forever Plaid, Joe Fos and the Cheryl
Details: www.sunvalleyjazz.com or 1.877.478.5277 or pick up a free copy of the Idaho Mountain Express.
Trailing of the Sheep
Sheep traffic will again flock down Ketchum’s Main Street during the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. Enjoy a weekend of suppers, stories and shearing while celebrating this year’s theme, The Songs and Stories of Sheepherding. Learn about cooking with lamb at chef workshops and lamb tastings; hear Western tales from the likes of Hal Cannon and Rosalie Sorrels during Friday’s music and poetry event, Remembering When; and see sheep being sheared at Saturday’s Sheep Folklife Fair in Hailey. Sunday, watch as the Trailing of the Sheep Parade brings Ketchum’s tarmac alive with a wash of wooly mammals as hundreds of sheep travel to southern winter pastures. This commemoration of a 100-year-old tradition also features historic sheep wagons, the Oinkari Basque dancers and the Boise Highlanders bagpipers.
www.trailingofthesheep.org or 208.720.0585 or pick up a free copy of the