Category: Jackson Hole Activities

Summertime...and the living's easy!

Summer is HERE

Summer has arrived in Jackson! It has been quite a few weeks since we have seen anything fluffy and white falling from the skies, the sun is shining far and wide across the Valley. Our April showers brought a multitude of May flowers, and June has been anything but gloomy. Summer is the time to get outside in Jackson. We enjoy every minute of the warm sunshine hiking our mountains, and indulging the indoor and outdoor events that fill our calendars. From the bi-weekly Rodeo, to the Jackson Hole Live concert series, the nightly Town Square Shoot Out to the Fall Arts Festival that marks the slowing of the summer season; whatever the activity locals and visitors are always on the go! New events and shows are added throughout the summer so please be sure to check with our Concierge Team to be sure you don’t miss out on any of our Wild West summer fun.



8:00pm: Grand Teton Music Festival’s Bravo! Summer Kickoff Party! Join Bravo! for the best Summer Kickoff Party in town! This event needs no introduction as its reputation has grown over the years. Check back for more details as they are confirmed.

8:00pm: Contemporary Dance Wyoming- The Meal. Contemporary Dance Wyoming’s (CDW) latest production, Up Close: The Meal, which will be performed JUNE 14th and 15th in the Center Theater. The Meal is an evening-length dance concert originally choreographed by Babs Case in 2008, now re-worked and performed by CDW. The entire work takes place around, on, over, and under a spare wooden table. Solos, duets, trios, and large group pieces feature flowing movement and metaphorical representations of personal journeys finding a place in life, opening your eyes to the world, constant desire for more, playing in life, and finding satisfaction in what you have. At the Center for the Arts.



2:00pm: A favorite summer art series featuring local and national artists painting in Grand Teton National Park, Artists in the Environment, has generated enthusiastic planning commitments on the part of Grand Teton Association and its summer facilitators. At the Craig Thomas Discovery Center, in Moose.

8:00pm: Contemporary Dance Wyoming- The Meal. Contemporary Dance Wyoming’s (CDW) latest production, Up Close: The Meal, which will be performed JUNE 14th and 15th in the Center Theater. The Meal is an evening-length dance concert originally choreographed by Babs Case in 2008, now re-worked and performed by CDW. The entire work takes place around, on, over, and under a spare wooden table. Solos, duets, trios, and large group pieces feature flowing movement and metaphorical representations of personal journeys finding a place in life, opening your eyes to the world, constant desire for more, playing in life, and finding satisfaction in what you have. At the Center for the Arts.



1:00pm: RaptorFest. This year Father's Day is for the birds! Enjoy a fun and feather-filled afternoon of food, music, kids' activities, flighted demonstrations and birds on display at Teton Raptor Center's 2nd annual RAPTORFEST. Admission is free. Tickets will be sold for food, drink and fantastic raffle packages. START Bus shuttles from Stilson, bike or walk. At Teton Raptor Center.



7:00pm: Come listen and celebrate "America's Classical Music" with big band arrangements of iconic Jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Neal Hefti, Chick Corea and other legends of the genre. Free admission. Donations appreciated. At the Center for the Arts.



5:00pm: Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Rendezvous Park. 



8:00pm: Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece ensemble led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have proven themselves one of the hottest, most uplifting acts on the road today. Formed in 2010 when Derek and Susan decided to set aside their successful solo careers and join forces, Tedeschi Trucks Band has since been touring the globe - and accruing fans and accolades in the process. Fronted by Trucks' signature slide-guitar sound and Tedeschi's pliant, honey-to-husk voice, TTB -- as their fans know them -- delivers a hearty roots-rich musical mix with the power to renew faith in live music. The band is currently touring in advance of the release of their second studio album, slated for release in late summer. Their debut album, Revelator, was praised as a 4-star masterpiece by Rolling Stone and won a GRAMMY for Best Blues Album of the Year. At Center for the Arts.



4:30pm: Jackson Hole Wine Auction and Gala. Gather with new and old friends in the shadow of the Tetons for an unforgettable evening of exquisite wine and delectable food. Upon arrival at the stunning Snake River Ranch, sip a glass of champagne, savor the distinctive flavors of the west and bid on an exclusive array of silent auction offerings. Our entertaining auctioneer will round up the crowd and start the bidding for our exciting live auction, held simultaneously with a seated 5-course dinner prepared by famous chefs and perfectly paired with superb wines. With auction lots of once-in-a-lifetime adventure trips and rare wine collections, guests will be waving their paddles competing for the bounty. Following the dinner and auction, dance the evening away to the sounds of the Richard Brown Orchestra. At the Snake River Ranch.



1:00pm: Teton Youth and Family Services Golf Tournament. Helps raise funds for Teton Youth and Family Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families find their way.

Tournament date is JUNE 26th with a pre-registration cocktail event at the Wort Hotel at 5:00pm on JUNE 25th- $200 per player- limited registrations. At Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis.

9:00pm. James McMurty with His Band. The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, Too Long in the Wasteland (released in 1989), was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for his Longform Music Video of Where'd You Hide The Body. 1997′s It Had To Happen received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album. At The Pink Garter Theater.



All Day: 21st Jackson Hole Writers Conference. For 21 years the Jackson Hole Writers Conference has brought together writers from around the country to learn from best-selling authors, as well as editors and agents. This year's conference is no different, with speakers, panels, workshops, and one-on-one manuscript critiques. We pride ourselves on offering an intimate setting in a beautiful place, with the opportunity to share a drink or a walk with other writers. At Center for the Arts.

6:00pm. Music on Main. The Fox Street All Stars, kick off the concert series with their unique version of high-energy funky rock and roll. FSAS has toured the US with legends like Trucks/Tedeschi, Little Feat, Trombone Shorty and Robert Randolph. At Victor City Park.



All Day: 2nd Annual Outerlocal Summer Games. The Adventure Festival, features running, bouldering, mountain biking and paragliding, not to mention DJs, product demos, clinics, food and libations—plus two free concerts to end the day, all in the heart of America’s quintessential mountain town. At Snow King Mountain.

All Day: 21st Jackson Hole Writers Conference. For 21 years the Jackson Hole Writers Conference has brought together writers from around the country to learn from best-selling authors, as well as editors and agents. This year's conference is no different, with speakers, panels, workshops, and one-on-one manuscript critiques. We pride ourselves on offering an intimate setting in a beautiful place, with the opportunity to share a drink or a walk with other writers. At Center for the Arts.

8:30pm Nightlite Dash. The NightLITE dash is a glow in the dark fun run with an obstacle course where your inner 5 year-old comes alive (or better yet even your 5 year-old's). All you will need is some endurance to run the 5k, courage to run in the dark, a great imagination to come up with the best glow in the dark outfit EVER, and a smile to show through at the end! Join us on one of our glowing good times and support the Huntsman Cancer Institute by running. Spud Drive-In.



All Day: 2nd Annual Outerlocal Summer Games. The Adventure Festival, features running, bouldering, mountain biking and paragliding, not to mention DJs, product demos, clinics, food and libations—plus two free concerts to end the day, all in the heart of America’s quintessential mountain town. At Snow King Mountain.

1:00pm. Jackson Hole Park Free for All. The third annual JH Bike Park FreeForAll is exactly what its name says: an afternoon where admission and activities in the JH Bike Park are FREE! Join us from 1-5pm for free Bike Park chairlift rides, mini-clinics with our Mountain Sports School staff, and even free mini-bike rentals! Come for music, Tin Can Cantina taco and margarita specials, raffles and prizes. We're giving away a Scott kid's mountain bike to a lucky participant! Bike park passes and other prizes too! At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

5:30pm. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. This exuberant 24-year old phenom returns to the Tetons with his powerhouse rock n’ roll outfit Promise of the Real to kick off JacksonHoleLive 2013 with a bang.  Come early to watch the Outerlocal Summer Games and hear opening band The Flannel Attractions. At the Snow King Ball Field.



All Day.            .

  •  8:00-10:00am: Jackson Hole Jaycees Pancake Breakfast - The Jackson Hole Jaycees have been serving a Fourth of July pancake breakfast since 1977. For 34 years, thousands of locals and visitors have gathered on Center Street to visit with friends and support the Jaycees Fire in the Hole Fireworks Show. Expect a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, and pancakes to ensure they are well fueled for the many events celebrating Independence Day in Jackson. All profits from the breakfast enable the Jaycees to complete projects like the community fireworks and scholarships for local students. Adult tickets cost $10 and children cost $5.
  • 10:30am: Howdy Pardners 4th of July Parade - The annual parade begins on Snow King Avenue from the Rodeo Grounds to Glenwood, continues on Broadway, and ends on Willow Street. Businesses and organizations interested in participating should contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316.
  • 2:00pm: The July 4th JacksonHoleLive concert will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, The Young Dubliners, Parker Millsap, One Ton Pig and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra performing live via simulcast from Walk Festival Hall as part of this year's valley-wide expansion of Music in the Hole. Enjoy 8 hours of free, family-friendly music at the base of Snow King, culminating with the Jaycees fireworks display. More information.
  • 3:00pm-7:30pm: Music in the Hole 2013 will be held in two locations, the Teton Village Commons and Snow King Ballpark in Jackson. From 3:00-6:00pm there will be pre-symphony entertainment by local groups and popular bands. From 6:00-7:30pm the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra will perform a program of patriotic favorites in Walk Festival Hall with simultaneous broadcast via jumbotrons to both locations. Wyoming Public Radio concert simulcast throughout the state. At 7:30pm popular bands will take the stage followed by fireworks!
  • 6:00pm: Town Square Shootout - Watch a lively reenactment of frontier justice on the Jackson Town Square in what is the longest, continuously running shootout show in the country!
  • 6:00pm: Red, White and Two! Independence Day Celebrations:  This annual 4th of July celebration features patriotic music performed by the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village from 6:00-7:30pm. Maestro Runnicles will conduct a program of light classics and patriotic favorites including the 1812 Overture and "Stars and Stripes Forever" plus many more. Donnie Ray Albert, the baritone who wowed the crowd last summer, will be returning. Wyoming Public Media will broadcast the orchestra concert event live for television and radio to be enjoyed by all Wyoming residents and those in neighboring states. After the orchestra concert, Calle Mambo will then take the stage starting at 8:00pm, leading up to the start of the fireworks around 10:00pm. The Jazz Foundation of JH will perform prior to the GTMF concert from 4:00-5:30pm
  • 8:00pm: Jackson Hole Rodeo - The rodeo is regularly held on each Wednesday and Saturday during the summer season at the Teton County Fairgrounds. The 4th of July Rodeo is a fine western tradition and a wonderful way to spend an evening as the sun sets over the Teton Range.
  • 10:00pm: Fireworks - Enjoy fireworks shows at two locations! Gather at the base of Snow King Mountain and in Teton Village


JULY 5 to JULY 26

8:00pm. South Pass! is an epic musical theatrical experience based on the life of mountain man and explorer Jedediah Smith.  Featuring a cast of more than 60 men, women and children South Pass! is coming to Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Experience the story of the opening of the great American West in a way that will inspire future generations and imprint hearts with historical lore, adventure, and the steel-faced resolve that only a man destined to become a true American hero could display. At the Center for the Arts.



8:00am. 1st Jackson Hole Farmers Market of the Season. The Jackson Hole Farmers Market on Town Square hosts a vibrant farmers market every Saturday beginning July 6, and running through September 21. The market operates from 8:00am to 12 noon on the Town Square and features fresh produce and other fresh food products. In addition to the great food vendors, different local musicians, chefs and valley non-profits are featured each week. Locals and visitors flock to this popular market every Saturday. On Town Square.



5:00pm to 10:00pm: Art Across the Universe.

  • 5:00pm. Family Public Art | Create a Giant Sundial with Tyler Aiello and Dr. Tyler Nordgren for display outside the Center for the Arts
  • 6:00pm. Planetology Exhibit Reception | An Exhibition featuring the work of Monica and Tyler Aiello and Dr. Tyler Nordgren
  • 7:30pm. Lecture Series | “Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks” by Tyler Nordgren  “Terra Sapiens: The Origin & Fate of a Human Planet” by Dr. David Grinspoon
  • 9:00pm. Star-Gazing ”SkyParty” with Tyler Nordgren. At the Center for the Arts.

8:00pm. The Hot 8 Brass Band. New Orleans-based, this band has epitomized New Orleans street music for over a decade, infusing their performances with funk and high energy. At Walk Festival Hall.


6:00pm. Music on Main. Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers bring the smoky sweet vocals of Bluhm backed by a big, rocking jam band, continuing the dance party and good times. At Victor City Park.



7:00pm.  Free Family Concert in the Center Theater where The House Band of the Universe plays under a planetarium full of breathtaking cosmic visualizations, as Grinspoon narrates the story of the history of the Universe-from the Big Bang to Life of Earth, and everything between. At the Center for the Arts.



5:30pm. Steve Earle and The Dukes. This three-time Grammy Award winner is a protégé of legendary songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. Steve Earle is a master storyteller with 21 writer/performer albums to date and has penned songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. The Mastersons open the show. At the Snow King Ball Field.



9:00am-7:00pm. Plein Air for the Park Art Show and Sale. Our professional painters lug their easels all around Grand Teton National Park for two weeks to create an amazing collection of artwork that is on sale in the Moose Visitor Center to benefit art, education, and research in Grand Teton National Park. At the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center.   



8:00pm. Paul Thorn. It has been said that a Paul Thorn concert is like "taking a 6-pack to church," as evidenced by his song "Mission Temple Fireworks Stand." The first thing you notice is the voice, distinctively soulful and funky, the voice of a man who has walked a long, hot span over dusty Mississippi country roads. Thorn is the second biggest thing to come out of Tupelo, MS. At the Center for the Arts.

8:00pm. The Collective. This Nashville-based a capella singing group was a finalist on NBC’s “Sing-Off” and includes Jackson local Isaac Hayden. At Walk Festival Hall.



6:00pm. Music on Main. White Water Ramble high octane rocky mountain dance grass that, according to their website, will send your body and soul rushing down the rapids of infinity! At Victor City Park.



9:00pm. Blackalicious. Cut through the floss and glitz. On the other side of the hype machine are artists that create because they need to, artists that we listen to because they demand our attention. In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way--rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Now, with "Blazing Arrow", their fourth album and their major label debut, they have achieved their most fully realized album in a consistently ground-breaking discography. At The Pink Garter Theater.


JULY 19 to JULY 20

6:00pm. Off Square Theatre Company will present two evenings of outdoor Shakespeare on the Center Lawn and will host actors from New York in a residency.  The program will feature scenes from Shakespeare’s Greatest hits, and debut Off Square’s very own traveling minstrel show starring Jackson’s youth. At the Center for the Arts.


JULY 19 to JULY 21

All Day. Jackson Hole Art Fair. Established in 1965, Art Fair Jackson Hole (AFJH) brings diverse forms of art to a community that is rich in western history.  Our summer Art Fairs are family-oriented events that feature up to 170 international, national and local artists, live music, food and snack booths and hands-on art activities.  AFJH attracts enthusiastic members of the public from our immediate community and from across the nation who are interested in supporting the visual arts. At Miller Park.


JULY 19 to JULY 28

All Day. Teton County Fair. "Grow em & Show em" Celebrating 100 years of 4-H. Carnival, Water Park, Entertainment, Vendors and Night Events:

  • Wednesday, July 24, RODEO - Gates open at 7:00 p.m., Rodeo Starts at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, July 25, PIG WRESTLING - Gates open at 6:00 p.m., event starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26, CONCERT - Gates open at 7:00 p.m., Concert starts at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 27, RODEO - Gates open at 7:00 p.m., Rodeo Starts at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, July 28, FIGURE "8" RACES - Gates open at 6:00 p.m., event starts at 7:00 p.m. 



8:00pm. Kathy Mattea's concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad "Where've You Been?" to the bluesy "455 Rocket" to the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses."  Long known as an impeccable songcatcher, her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. At the Center for the Arts.

8:00pm. Christopher O’Riley - Out of My Hands. A classical-crossover pianist, Mr. O’Riley’s latest release, Out Of My Hands, includes the music of R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and more. At Walk Festival Hall.



6:00pm. Music on Main. March 4th Marching Band after an extremely popular show last summer, decked in whimsical costumes and combining a big ring circus with modern performances. At Victor City Park.



8:00pm. EntreFlamenco Company. Five music and dance artists of this award-winning company from San Antonio, Texas, open the door to the powerful world of flamenco. Not merely a performance, but an experience not to be missed! At Walk Festival Hall.



6:00pm. Music on Main. Monophonics, San Francisco's premier psychedelic soul and heavy funk band, will cook up a hearty stew of funky rhythms for Music on Main fans. At Victor City Park.

7:00pm. The Hold Steady. The Hold Steady emerged as America's greatest, most thoughtful bar-rock band in 2004, and has since released a string of acclaimed albums—and, maybe more importantly, acclaimed live shows. The band is hard at work on its sixth album, and recently contributed a track to Game Of Thrones. At the Pink Garter Theater.



5:30pm. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. Formed to showcase Robert’s composing skills, the 20th Congress always features an all-star lineup and has become best known for its infectious jazz and funk-filled live performances.  Come early to enjoy the inaugural Snake River Brewing Suds & Sounds Brew Fest! Local opener TBA

At the Snow King Ball Field.


AUGUST 5-10:

Various Times. New York City Ballet- MOVES. This is the fourth year Dancers’ Workshop has created a Summer residence for this legendary Ballet company. Made up of 20 principals, soloists, and corps de ballet, the artistry of New York City Ballet MOVES inspires awe in every performance. We continue to develop our relationship by expanding community access to these world-class artists through performances, master classes, open rehearsals, and special events. In exchange, the New York City Ballet dancers, musicians, and staff who come to Jackson say it is a highlight of their touring schedule every year. At the Center for the Arts.



8:00pm. Richard Brown Orchestra – The Way They Were. A rousing tribute concert celebrating the works of some of America’s favorite composers, writers and performers. Dancing is encouraged! At Walk Festival Hall.



6:00pm. Music on Main. Ray Wylie Hubbard is an alternative and outlaw country icon from Austin, with a live show that has been described as a church service held at the funkiest roadhouse bar this side of the Mississippi. At Victor City Park.


AUGUST 9-11:

All Day. Targhee Bluegrass Festival. "The Grand Targhee Bluegrass festival reminds me of Telluride in the early days. Go there now and beat the crowds." - Tim O'Brien The grandfather of Bluegrass Festivals in the northern Rockies. Don't miss out on 3 days of great music in the most amazing location. Food, beverage and other vendors on site. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! At Grand Targhee Resort.



7:00pm. Hootenanny in Concert. Teton County’s weekly all-acoustic folk showcase returns to the Center Theater for its seventh annual all-star special installment, the Hoot in Concert. This in-town version of the long-running Monday tradition of talented pickers features founding performers, long-time stalwarts, special friends and surprise guests. At the Center for the Arts.



8:00pm. John Butler Trio. In 1998 John Butler was busking on the streets of Fremantle, West Australia. 3500 self funded cassette sales served as the foundation for becoming Australia's most successful independent artist ever. Fast forward to 2011 and his label Jarrah Records has now been responsible for one million sales in Australia. Home to other artists such as The Waifs, Jarrah Records continues to pave the way for independent artists in Australia. At the Center for the Arts.



8:00pm. Bravo Broadway! Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte, Tony Award® nominee Christiane Noll and star of Broadway and concert stages Doug LaBrecque present an exciting evening of Broadway favorites. At Walk Festival Hall.

9:00pm. Xavier Rudd. Xavier Rudd is back with his #2 ARIA debut album, Spirit Bird.
With an identifiable array of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, Rudd's has reintroduced Australians to the sounds and stories of the land's original owners, while introducing the rest of the world to an entirely new sound altogether. Over the course of a decade, he has taken this sound to every corner of the globe; producing seven studio albums, two live albums, multiple ARIA nominations and a global
fan-base of likeminded souls.

From 2002's To Let, his first studio album, through to 2007's White Moth, Rudd gradually refined his globally influenced collage of world music – a matchless mixture of reggae, funk, blues, folk, and nearly every other sort of song with the ability to stimulate people's spirits. At The Pink Garter Theater.



6:00pm. Music on Main. Vagabond Opera is as fun and entertaining as they are musically gifted, combining vaudeville with incredible talent for a show like no others. At Victor City Park.


AUGUST 16 to 18

All Day. Jackson Hole Art Fair. Established in 1965, Art Fair Jackson Hole (AFJH) brings diverse forms of art to a community that is rich in western history.  Our summer Art Fairs are family-oriented events that feature up to 170 international, national and local artists, live music, food and snack booths and hands-on art activities.  AFJH attracts enthusiastic members of the public from our immediate community and from across the nation who are interested in supporting the visual arts. At Miller Park

Should any of these events, or even the activities listed above tickle your fancy, please contact our concierge team or 307-734-2076 and they will provide you with more in-depth information, reserve space for you and your family, and at times even be able to secure a discounted rates!

We look forward to sharing all that Jackson Hole has to offer, with you during your next visit!



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Spring is Springing!


2013 has brought an early spring to Jackson this year; the snow is still falling, 300 inches and counting! Skiing the mountain resorts, snowmobiling through the national forests, and snowshoeing with a park ranger are all still happening every day. Mother Nature is dropping a couple of fresh inches as I type. Aside from the glorious powder there is much fun to be had in and around town while you are here for your upcoming ski trip. We would hate for you to miss anything because you were caught unaware, so we have compiled a list of all the can't miss springtime happenings here in the Valley to help you plan.

There are always new events and shows being added, so please be sure to check with our Concierge Team to be sure you don't miss out on any of our Wild West fun.

March 1-3 & 8-10

9:00am to 3:00pm: The Dick's Ditch Classic, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's premier ski and snowboard freeride/race event, winds over manmade and natural terrain in Amphitheater Bowl. It's a banked slalom, with a thigh-burning course like no other, big prize money for pros, bragging rights and belt buckles for amateur classes. New this year Dick's Ditch will span two weekends, one for skiers and one for snowboarders, both with qualifiers on Saturday and winner-takes-all Sundays. Round one will be March 1-3, Round two will be March 8-10, 2013. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

9:30pm Fort Knox Five & Cut La Whut. The FORT KNOX FIVE is a leading force in the international funk and breaks scene. Having released an arsenal of floor rocking singles and remixes, the FORT KNOX FIVE has the midas touch for producing heavy hitting. At the Pink Garter Theater.

March 2 

All day: Grand Targhee Adaptive Sports Fun Race, at Grand Targhee Mountain Resort. All funds raised from the 4th Annual Teton Adaptive Sports Fun Race will go to scholarships for adaptive lessons, to support the School Programs as well as for equipment purchases. At Grand Targhee Resort.

2:00pm-5:00pm Broadsword Stage Combat. Taught by professional fight director Marius P Hanford IV. Stage Combat with Broadsword. Broadswords are wide, long, heavy two-edge bladed military style swords ideally used for slashing instead of thrusting attacks. Marius will teach the historical style of broadsword type swordplay as used on the stage and screen in such productions as Highlander, Monte Python and the Holy Grail, Lord of the Rings, and many more.

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Salem, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 3

8:30pm Leftover Salmon. Their latest album, Aquatic Hitchhiker produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin is Leftover Salmon's first record in eight years and first ever of all original material. "Steve [Berlin] understood where this album needed to go and how we all needed to work together as a band to make it happen" explains Emmitt. Set for release on May 22, the recording process solidified the new Salmon, cauterizing old wounds and allowing fresh ideas to grow over past scars. At the Pink Garter Theater. 

March 5

6:00pm Best of Jackson Hole Party. JH Weekly celebrates all those voted the Best in Jackson Hole. At the Pink Garter Theater.

March 7

7:00pm The Wailers Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they've notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East. At the Pink Garter Theatre.

March 7-16

7:30pm The Hound of the Baskervilles. Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, this tour de force comedic retelling of the classic Sherlock Holmes story is sure to delight with three actors playing 16 roles, from a dwarf to a fan-twirling Spanish senorita. Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the C3 granting program through the Center of Wonder. Directed by Bob Berky. At the Center for the Arts.

March 8

8:30pm Talking Heads Tribute.  "This Must Be the Band" is Chicago's only and therefore best Talking Heads Tribute Band; they only play Talking Heads music, and, if possible, 3 to 4 hours at a time. They formed in May 2007 on Craigslist and played the coveted pizza joint circuit, the most notable of which was the city-famous Piece Pizza in Wicker Park. Since then, they have expanded east to NYC and west to San Francisco. They have two main dishes on their menu: the first is a succulent "All-Request Show", with a generous helping of audience participation, flavored slightly by improvisation. The second is the hailed "Stop Making Sense Re-Creation", where they perform note-for-note and prop-for-prop the famous Talking Heads concert film from 1984. In 2011, they performed this show to a sold-out crowd at the Vic Theatre in Chicago. This Must be the Band is extremely happy to play Talking Heads music night after night because the music is just that much fun. Not only has the lead singer (Charlie Otto) been called "the illegitimate son of David Byrne", but the band boasts its very own Tina Weymouth (Jamie Jay), Bernie Worrell (Matt Gunsaulus), Adrian Belew (Otto), and Ednah Holt (Kasey Foster). At the Center for the Arts.

March 9

6:00pm Rising From Ashes Film and Raffle benefiting Team Rwanda. Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. At the Center for the Arts.

March 10 

10:00am to 4:00pm: The Jackson Town Downhill featuring the heart-throbbing Mini-Hahnenkamm course on Snow King with divisions for Pro, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, Fat and Baggy and Snowboard. The event is the Club's way of recognizing that skiing - and ski racing - is truly a lifetime sport. At Snow King Mountain Resort.

March 13

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle. Off Square is teaming up again with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre to bring this presentation of the beloved children's story and based on the classic book by Watty Piper. This production is geared toward young audiences (3+) but is great fun for all ages. This is Off Square's annual Jean Louise Thieme Memorial Children's Presentation. At the Center for the Arts.

March 15-16 

7:30pm The Vagina Monologues. Benefitting One Billion Rising. At the Pink Garter Theater. 

March 16

7:00am-3:00pm: Caroline Classic (GS) Skiers of all ages are welcome to compete! At Snow King Mountain Resort.

8:00am-9:00pm AACT Wyoming State One-Act Festival. The American Association of Community Theatres Festival for the State of Wyoming. Community theatre companies from throughout Wyoming gather in Jackson for a one day festival of one-act theatrical performances and workshops. Each performance will be professionally adjudicated and one outstanding theatre company will be chosen to proceed to the regional competition scheduled for April 5th & 6th, again here in Jackson Hole. Performance and adjudications are open to the public for a one day $10 donation (accepted at the door). The workshops (to be determined soon) will also be open to the public for an additional donation. At the Center for the Arts.

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: 86, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

8:00pm Lunasa. Lúnasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Celtic music scene. The band's inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. On their first American visit, word-of-mouth led to sold-out shows and rave reviews. A standing-room only crowd in New York confirmed Lúnasa s reputation wrote The New York Times. This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet. At the Center for the Arts.

March 21 to 24

All Day: World Championship Snowmobile HillClimb, the four day event draws over 10,000 fans and more than 300 snowmobile hill climb racers from all over the US and Canada to the valley, for one of the largest non-profit charity snowmobile events in the United States. Thursday Races begin at 9am and run to 6pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Races will starting at 8am and go through 6pm. At Snow King Mountain Resort.

March 21

7:00pm: Who s Bad, a power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson that has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing. At the Center for the Arts.

March 22

8:00pm 4 on the Floor. Armed with their debut full-length 4x4, which was released on 4/4/2011, In the short months since 4x4's release, The 4onthefloor's sound has solidified. On record, the band's trademark 4/4 time signature and four kick drum lineup seal together their delta-blues and classic rock appeal. On stage, singer Gabriel Douglas' grizzly baritone vocals are unmistakable; James Gould's sticky guitar riffs are infectious and the swagger of Chris Holm and Mark Larson's rhythm section is contagious. Inspired by The Doors, Muddy Waters, CCR, Howlin' Wolf, Tommy James & the Shondels and Waylon Jennings to name a few, all four members operate on the same hard-hitting, bourbon-infused wavelength while keeping perfect time. At the Pink Garter Theater.

March 23      

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Mandatory Air, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 25

7:00pm: Donavon Frankenreiter, a protege of Jack Johnson, the two learned guitar together and hanging out between surfing trips to the beach. Jack Johnson released Frankenreiter s solo album under his label, Brushfire Records in 2004. At the Center for the Arts.

March 29

All Day Totally 80 s Weekend. Get out your neon and style up your mullet because we're like totally turning back the clock for the Totally 80's Spring Break Away at Grand Targhee Resort. We are offering great deals through the week and a weekend of events that take the totally awesome fashion, culture and music of the 80's to the max! At Grand Targhee Resort.

March 30

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Lazy Eyes, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

5:00pm: Mountain Festival Concert, acts still to be announced, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

All day: The 38th Annual Pole, Paddle, Peddle. The four-event race, where contestants compete either individually or in teams, consists of an alpine ski leg, a cross-country ski leg, a bicycle leg, and a boating leg. The Pole Pedal Paddle is a fundraising event for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and Snowboard programs to Jackson youth.

March 30 to April 2

All Day: The 7th annual Jackson Hole Mountain Festival, 2013! An incredible event that delivers shameless outdoor fun over a weekend of skiing and snowboarding events, live music and spring sunshine at the base of the Tetons! A FREE concert at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and so much more.

March 31

9:30 pm Deer Tick. From the band that's been both accurately and inaccurately labeled just about everything this side of Top 40 comes a true-to-form rock-n-roll record. Scratch that, true-to-form is not Deer Tick's style. Let's start over. Naturally, after so many years of critics praising [and making fun of] them for their "folk" and "country" sounds and hardly ever mentioning the fact that they've also recorded virtually dozens of other kinds of music, the band wanted to make a record that was truer to their live set (which has gained some notoriety): raw, loud, heartfelt, and completely uninterested in whatever the hell the rest of the music industry is up to. To produce this record, the band recruited the team of Adam Landry and Justin Collins, who produced McCauley's side-project Middle Brother's debut album. The results are unlike anything you've heard on a Deer Tick album, but Deer Tick achieves something that is a lot more accurate to their live sound. At the Pink Garter.

April 5

9:00pm Minus the Bear. 2012, Summer. Seattle, Washington, something mucho significant was built by 5 dudes touch. It is called Infinity Overhead. When the air filled with this piece, heat, light, noise and color to be transformed into stream and traveled through the air with the time shift. Pull and push, depth versus altitude. This romance is like having a high tech air-in choccolata from east village. Once you put the cioccolato inside the mousse, something seeps out all around and it smoothly embraces everything they meet. During this process, all the elements start to kick in, sweetness, bitterness, sourness, and saltiness. Flavor dominates all over the mousse. It clings around and soaks in quietly, then fragrance starts to evaporate through tiny sky inside the dark, merge back into the air. Signals flow to the brain and it delivers the joy to the body through the tide. All commotion appears on the movement makes the body sweats and shivers. After a while all these processes change its shapes and fall. At the Pink Garter Theater.

April 6

9:00pm Toubab Krewe. Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound. At the Pink Garter Theater.

April 15

8:00pm. The Revival Tour. Folk music was born from a rich tradition of giving and openness and no one has done more to bring that original spirit back to the genre in recent years than Chuck Ragan has with The Revival Tour. "It's an age-old idea and the way that families and communities have shared music for hundreds of years," Ragan explains when asked where the inspiration for the Revival Tour came from. "At the end of most tours I went on, everyone would end up on stage together anyway so I thought why not communicate more beforehand so we can share the old way collaboration onstage from the onset as the folks that came before us all did in the past?'" At the Pink Garter.

April 20

All Day: The Grand Targhee Resort 11th Annual Spring Cardboard Box Derby. Watch as cardboard artists and mechanics turn little more than cardboard, paper, tape, glue, and string into the most creative sculptures that you can think of like dragons, race cars, UFO's, and other themes.

April 21        

All Day: Winter Closing Day Festivities at Grand Targhee Resort.

April 22-26        

All Day: Free day in Grand Teton National Park

May 11

12:00pm-5:00pm Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project presents their 10th Annual Eco-Fair at the base of Snow King Mountain. The Eco-Fair provides a fun and educational forum for regional businesses and organizations to showcase their sustainability efforts. Fair-goers will enjoy local foods, beers and wines, live music, workshops and demonstrations by sustainability experts, kids' activities and more.

May 12

8:00am Spring Tough Towner. Imagine Jackson Hole's OWN four-mile race where participants will complete fun obstacles, including crawling through sand, climbing cargo nets, running through tires, snaking through culverts, climbing over straw bales and helping teammates over walls! What's best is it all takes place in our own town parks. Phil Baux, Miller Park, Davies Field and Mike Yokel - with a little Rodeo Grounds for good measure.

May 24-27

9:00am-5:00pm Jackson Hole Old West Days

  • MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS AND TRADERS' ROW - 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Teton County Fairgrounds: Pre-1840 Mountain Men Celebration complete with a Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, Hawk & Knife Competition, and Atlatal Competition. For more information contact Dale Bollman at (307) 699-1651.
  • ANTLER RENDEZVOUS - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Teton County Fair Building. Everything handmade with or from antlers and then some! Vendors showcase their wares for sale. For more information contact Loretta Kirkpatrick at (307) 733-3086.
  • STAGE COACH RIDES - Stage Coach Rides around historic downtown Jackson. $6 Adult $4 Child
  • JACKSON HOLE SHOOTOUT - 6:00 p.m. Town Square: Shootout gang on the Town Square, the longest running shootout in the country, since 1957

Friday Only:

  • KICKOFF AT THE BAR J - 7:00 p.m. Bar J Chuckwagon with Nationally Acclaimed Bar J Wranglers: You'll be served up a truly western style Chuckwagon dinner and enjoy-world class cowboy entertainment! Reservations Recommended. 307-733-3370.
  • JACKSON HOLE ROTARY WINE FEST- 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Snow King Events Center: A tasting of over 400 wines from around the world! Tickets available from all Jackson Hole Rotarians and at local liquor stores. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. 307-733-4466.

Saturday Only:

  • 31ST ANNUAL OLD WEST DAYS PARADE - 10:00 a.m. Town Square: One of the last and best horse-drawn parades of the Old West! Enjoy Mountain Men, vintage vehicles, covered wagons, and the legendary gathering of gunslingers of the West!
  • OLD TOWN ENTERTAINMENT - 11:30-4:00 p.m. Town Square: Country Western Music, Kids Crafts & Activities, a Mechanical Bull, Demonstrations, Cowboy Poetry, Line Dancers, and a Cowpoke Rodeo!
  • OLD WEST BREWFEST - 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. in the Town Square: Try a sampling of an age-old craft. Enjoy a variety of beers from regional breweries. Brew samplers - look for the covered tent on Deloney Street. For more information call Tim Harland at 307-739-2337.
  • JACKSON HOLE RODEO - 8:00 p.m. Teton County Fairgrounds: This is the real thing pardner, the original American sport of authentic ranch skills. 307-733-7980.

Sunday Only:

  • WYOMING COWBOY CHURCH - 10:00 a.m. Town Square: Join us for a good old fashion, non-denominational service with long-time local Phillip Wilson under the tent on Deloney.
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR - 12:00 p.m. Meet at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

Monday Only:

  • MOUNTAIN MAN MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY - 9:00 a.m. Teton County Fairgrounds
  • AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SERVICE - 10:00 a.m. Town Square-Memorial Day ceremonies at the flagpole

Should any of these events, or even the activities listed above tickle your fancy, please contact our concierge team or 307-734-2076 and they will provide you with more in-depth information, reserve space for you and your family, and at times even be able to secure a discounted rates!

0 comments    |    Posted by Marisa on Feb 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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The Couloir, the Manliest Dining that No Woman Should Miss.

You may have seen Couloir on the Food Network s Manliest Restaurant s or read about it in Men s Health, where it is also described as being one of the manliest places to dine in the nation. Manly or not, no one, man or woman, should miss an opportunity to spoil themselves at the Couloir.

Just a quick 12 mile drive away from Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort s Couloir is a must for anyone visiting the area, especially those of the foodie demographic. Chef Wes latest culinary delights and the incredible view from the top of the Bridger Gondola, make for a perfect ending to any Jackson day. Our experience began with a greeting from the gondola operator, and an offering of piping hot cocoa and cozy fleece blankets for our crisp ride up the gondola, which we glad accepted. 10 minutes later we disembarked from our car 9,095 feet above the valley. Had night not already fallen, I am sure we would have spent a few minutes ogling the view and plastering photos all over FaceBook. If you can, plan to go earlier in the evening to take advantage of the view on the ride up, as well as from the floor to ceiling windows inside the dining room. After checking in with the hostess we saddled up to the bar, where Bonefish, our bartender offered us a number of palate cleansing cocktails that would ready our taste buds for the culinary delights that were to follow. Highly knowledgeable and very much invested in creating each beverage perfectly, Bonefish was an excellent host while we enjoyed our cocktails- I apologize I cannot recall their names, but they were delish! Once seated at our table we were greeted within moments, and then given some time to peruse the menu full of local raised and grown ingredients. Our server returned shortly to answer questions, of which we had many. For each query she was able to give in-depth answers, and even antidotes about the farm from which ingredients came. After much debate we made our decisions and were rewarded with an amuse bush- a warm streuselled apple cream. The General Manager stopped by our table, to say hello and see how everything was so far, of course it was excellent, and we were happy to let him know, he promised to return throughout the night- which he did, never in an overwhelming manner, but instead that of a welcomed friend curious what we truly thought of our evening.

Our appetizers followed, Jason had the Fried Ballard Family Haloumi, over a grapefruit-arugula salad, with pomegranate, and toasted pine nuts, which he described as nothing he had ever had before, a squeaky Greek cheese lightly fried and paired well with the salad. I choose the Braised Rabbit Pappardelle, with crisp pancetta, in a fennel-carrot cream. It was decadent, a bit earthy with the fennel-carrot cream sauce that gave a richness that was not overpowering, but just right and positively divine. Salad came next and again it seemed that I choose the light and fresh Rogue River Pear and Chicory salad, with a healthy portion of goat cheese,  just enough walnuts, and a wonderful vinaigrette of maple and raisins. Jason was a little more adventurous with the Ginger Roasted Persimmon and Watercress. Having never encountered persimmon s before this was a delicious first taste.  Jason and I had struggled on our decision for the main entree, each of us had thought about the wild boar or another dish, we both decided on the other dish- fortunately for us, Chef Wes made an executive decision that we should enjoy the boar as a pre-entree, and we were both thankful he did! When you venture up to the Couloir this season, if you are debating between the Wild Boar and another entree, order the boar. With the tenderness of a long slow roast, and just a hint of a barbequed flavor that played perfectly off the bean salad below, the wild boar is an excellent choice.

When our main courses arrived following the boar, we were already on our way to being very very full, but culinary delights were our reward for perfor Jason it was the Pan-Seared Breast of Duck, served over fried rice with dried cranberry and kumquat preserves. If all fried rice had the depth of flavor that this dish embodied, I might actually like Asian food. I choose the Snake River Farms Wagyu Hanger Steak, with the inventive horseradish potato gnocchi. It is clear that Chef Wes understands that quality beef needs little more than a quick sear to lock in all the flavors and keep the beef as juicy as possible. To finish our meal we ordered shots of espresso to accompany the trio of sweetest that was presented. From right to left, the beet cake- which I must admit I was not sure would be a great choice, was amazingly good. It reminded me of a carrot cake but with an earthy sweetness and it was paired with a caramelized banana. Next, was a molten chocolate truffle, served with vanilla bean ice cream. The truffle had the PERFECT amount of salt, and was just the right size to leave room for the third of the trio a vanilla cream. Had it not been for the espresso, Jason and I may not have made it back home that evening. After so many courses of flawless craftsmanship we poured ourselves into bed, more happy then we had been is quite a long time.

Now take my advice and stop reading this blog right now, contact our concierge- or 307-734-2076 and make reservations for the Couloir during your next stay with us. It doesn t matter if your vacation isn t set begin until next week or next month, you will thank me, I promise. Reservation for Couloir are strongly recommended, especially for the first seating at 5:30pm and for all seatings during holidays, our concierge team can also help set up babysitting for the little one, and transportation should either or those be needed. Seriously, stop reading and make that reservation, the Wild Boar is calling for you!

0 comments    |    Posted by Marisa on Jan 29, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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