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Celebrating Earth Day and our springtime slack season

Spring has arrived and in our neck of the woods this equates to slack season. Here are some ideas for getting out, staying active, and enjoying a little more extra daylight this time of year. 

For the kiddos:

This time of year the weather is unpredictable. If you have younger kids needing to burn off some energy, consider a day pass at the YMCA. Please visit their site for scheduling a time as wells as protocols, requirements and for scheduled events and camps:

Arbor Day is April 30. Visit for great ideas and activities surrounding this day. Order a free seedling and plant a tree. The site also offers many resources for finding the best tree for your region, activities and printables. Visit:  Arbor Day 2021 · Idaho forests products Commission



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The Sun Valley Museum of Art has quite a few programs for families, children, and teens this year. Check out the complete calendar of events here.

Sun Valley Film Festival

Like many annual events, The Sun Valley Film Festival is looking forward to being back in full swing next year. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Festival and they will be streaming online virtual events, original films, and Q&As. Learn more: sun valley film festival | Idaho film festival

For the bigger kids:

Whereas the snowy slopes of Sun Valley have an opening day, the golfing greens just patiently wait for the snow to melt away, and the golfers to reappear with the sunnier days. This gradual emergence typically takes place at the end of April/early May. All courses are a great way to play a little putt-putt, practice your swing or take in a full day. For details about all of the valley’s courses please visit: golfing around Sun Valley, Idaho

And speaking of golf-the Ketchum Wide Open will be May 15, from 12-5:30 this year. Bring a partner (and a costume) and putt away at participating establishments for a chance to win prizes and to donate towards a charity. For the latest updates visit: Ketchum wide open

Be sure to check with local events, and establishments ahead of time as they are subject to change in the event of local health precautions.

Remember- local establishments often have perks for those that choose to visit during the slower months. Check out great deals at hotels, restaurants, and significantly reduced end-of-season merchandise at many retailers. Discover the easy pace and transition to summer during slack in Sun Valley.