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Pride Week to Include Picnic, Live Music, Bike Ride and Movie Screening
Friday, June 9, 2023


The third annual Pride in the Garden Festival will include an afternoon of entertainment in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park, a picnic dinner at the botanical garden catered by Chef Esta, a film produced by Patagonia and more.

All but one of the events is open to all ages. Proceeds benefit diversity, equity and inclusion programming and general operations at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden near Ketchum.

“Our team’s vision is to welcome the LGBTQ+ community and our allies to celebrate diversity and inclusion throughout the valley during Pride Month, so we are thrilled to add Cuisine Wanderer at The Mint, and Independent Goods in Ketchum to our growing list of venues and supporters,” said Jen Smith, executive director of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. “We hope that participants will especially appreciate what will be fun and thoughtful educational components of the Pride in the Garden Festival.”

Sun Valley Resort’s General Manager Pete Sonntag added that the resort is thrilled to partner with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden on the events.

“Building a community that is respectful, kind and open to all is important to us at Sun Valley Resort,” he said.


  • SUNDAY, June 11, 3- 8 p.m., Ketchum’s Forest Service Park at First and Washington streets

    The colorful free kick-off event will feature food and beverage vendors, entertainment and speakers.

  • WEDNESDAY, June 14, 5:30-9 p.m. Sawtooth Botanical Garden

    “Pride in the Garden: Enchanted Garden” will feature Doghaus performing 1970s Pride tunes while Chef Esta prepares a picnic dinner. A hosted bar includes beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. There’ll be fun, educational and fundraising components, as well. And attendees are invited to don funky attire to compete for Prom Court

    Tickets cost $100. A benefactor has underwritten youth participation so youth who need financial assistance to attend should contact Sawtooth Botanical Garden executive director Jen Smith at

  • THURSDAY, June 15, 7 p.m., Sun Valley Opera House

    Sun Valley Resort and the Sawtooth Botanical Garden will present a free screening of “They/Them: One Climber’s Story.” The Patagonia film follows Lor, a trans climber, into the sandstone canyons of northern Arizona on one of the hardest, most inspiring routes of their life. Lor finds space to thrive and build a climbing community in the process

  • FRIDAY, June 16, 7 p.m., The Mint in Hailey

    The Mint will serve as the setting for a 21-and-older Drag Show upstairs, preceded by dinner at Cuisine Wanderer downstairs. Tickets to the show are $40 and seating is limited. The show is being put on by Justin Buckles Productions out of Boise.

  • SATURDAY, June 17, 11 a.m., Upper River Run parking lot in Ketchum.

    The second annual Pride Ride bike parade will start at the Upper River Run parking lot near Sun Valley’s River Run Lodge and wind through the streets of Ketchum in a free event that includes tacos and sodas at Despo’s in Ketchum.

    Participants are invited to wear colorful costumes and show up at 10 a.m. to put the final decorations on their rides. Learn more details at closer to the ride.

  • SATURDAY, June 17, 5 p.m., The Mint in Hailey

The week’s festivities conclude with Drag Bingo starting at 5 p.m. The first card costs $30 and each additional card costs $20. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Tickets and more information are available at or at 208-726-9358.

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