5th Annual Telluride Fire Festival

Telluride Fire Festival
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Dec 6th, 12:00pm - 12:00pm

The annual Telluride Fire Festival—inspired by Burning Man, an annual celebration of community, art and fire that draws more than 70,000 people to the Nevada desert—comes to Telluride with larger-than-life fire art for visitors to see, interact with, and create this visual magic. Festivalgoers will be entertained by mesmerizing fire spinners and towering fiery art.

The Telluride Fire Festival begins with artist receptions at various galleries around Town. Fire performances and fire art installations will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. During the day free flow arts workshops will be available for people of all ages at the Wilkinson Public Library.

Expect over-the-top fiery art shooting flames high into the night sky from the roofless venue at the historic Transfer Warehouse on the corner of Fir and Pacific in Town. “Hot Time in the Old Town” Friday and Sunday nights, will enthrall all with fire spinners, numerous interactive fire art installations, music and a cash bar.

Saturday night will feature the wildly outrageous Fire Ball in North America’s highest nightclub at 10,535 feet on St Sophia Ridge. Aerial silk performers, flow arts performers, fire spinners and musical entertainment will entrance participants. Food, a cash bar, dancing, and inviting pillow lounge spaces for relaxing will also be available. 

“Fire On The Mountain” atop the ski area will showcase three spectacular wood sculptures on display during the day, which will then ceremoniously burn to the ground Saturday night during the Fire Ball.

A dance and acrobatic performance at The Palm Theater in collaboration with Telluride Dance Collective and Homestead Circus Productions.

Festival Admission: Free

Fire Ball Tickets: 
$45 – General Admission
$1,500  – VIP Seating for 10

Other Ticketed Events: $10–$110
Check website for details.


Registration not required.