Top Annual Events in Jackson Hole, WY
Jackson Hole has countless annual events and festivals, no matter the season.
There's always something going on in Jackson Hole, whether it's a holiday celebration or a summer concert. Explore the top annual events here:
The Jackson Hole Downhill
The Jackson Hole Downhill is an open, non-sanctioned community downhill racing event that brings together amateur and professional skiers and snowboarders for a weekend of exhilarating races at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
St. Patrick's Day
With plenty of breweries, bars, live entertainment, and opportunities to get outdoors, Jackson Hole is an exciting place to show off your best green attire and celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Snowmobile Hill Climb
Jackson Hole celebrates the end of the winter ski season with the Annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb. Thousands of spectators gather to watch snowmobilers attempt to race up the steep Snow King Mountain.
Jackson Hole Rendezvous
Jackson Hole Rendezvous is a free, three-day music festival in various outdoor locations throughout the town. Find the three concert stages at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, at Town Square, and at the Village Lot in Teton Village.
Old West Days
Bring out your inner cowboy at Old West Days, a ten-day festival celebrating Jackson Hole’s Old West culture and history. This festival packs in a ton of fun events, with many involving live music, family activities, and food & beverage vendors.
One of the most well-known events during Old West Days is the annual Elkfest on May 20-21, 2023. Each winter, thousands of elk gather at Jackson Hole’s National Elk Refuge, where they shed their antlers come spring. These leftover antlers are then harvested and auctioned at ElkFest, plus there are plenty of interactive competitions and refreshments to enjoy.
Million Dollar Music Fest
Another favorite Old West Days event is the Million Dollar Music Fest, a free concert on Town Square featuring an exciting main performance with several opening acts to enjoy, too.
It’s not summer in Jackson Hole without the historic Jackson Hole Rodeos, which are Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer at 8pm, plus additional rodeos every Friday in July and August. Come see what the Wild West is all about at this legendary event.
Music on Main
There’s no better way to spend the summer than with free live music, and Jackson Hole has it every Thursday with Music on Main. This outdoor concert series in Victor City Park features a lineup of diverse musical artists and bands that are sure to entertain the whole family.
Grand Teton Music Festival
Looking for even more live music in Jackson Hole? The 60th season of the Grand Teton Music Festival is filled with talented singers, bands, and orchestras. Catch a show at Walk Festival Hall, right in the heart of Teton Village.
Fourth of July Parade
Celebrate Independence Day Jackson Hole style! The Fourth of July Parade is just one of many western-themed festivities on this holiday. There is also a pre-parade breakfast, live music, a rodeo, and nighttime fireworks.
Snow King Summer Concert Series
Experience live music on top of Snow King Mountain Resort. Held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July. Take the Gondola to the top and hear bands jam while overlooking the Tetons.
Teton County Fair
Don’t miss the 67th Annual Teton County Fair on July 22-30, 2023. In addition to typical carnival rides, this county fair has some more unique activities- pig wrestling, figure 8 races, a rodeo, and carnival.
Fall Arts Festival
When autumn arrives and the weather cools down in Jackson Hole, it’s time for the Fall Arts Festival, which is September 6-17, 2023 this year. The beautiful landscapes and impressive artwork displayed at the festival annually draw thousands of guests. Experience gallery walks, ranch tours, and much more at this event.
Town Square Tree Lighting
This holiday event is held right in Jackson Hole’s Town Square on the day after Thanksgiving. The Town Square Tree Lighting is the first official night of the holiday season, with cheerful music, the arrival of Santa Claus, and of course, the illumination of the famous elk antler arches.
Santa on the Square
Santa Claus arrives on Town Square at the annual Tree Lighting, but he sticks around for several weeks throughout December to spread holiday cheer to the families of Jackson Hole. Check out Santa on the Square to meet the man himself, along with Mrs. Claus and the elves.
A special tradition in Jackson Hole is the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parades at each of the area’s ski resorts. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain, and Grand Targhee each host their own parade, which involve torch-bearing skiiers gliding down the mountain, creating a spectacular light show.
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