Jackson Hole Local Events

Experience all that makes Jackson Hole a bucket-list destination. Locals and visitors alike love Jackson Hole for its authentic mountain town feel. Here, you can truly escape in nature. Jackson Hole hosts many festive annual events that celebrate the area's rich history, the wildlife that abounds, ecological preservation and awareness, a love for nature, and the true western heritage that makes Jackson Hole so unique.

Check out these local events below:

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May 19-20, 2018

Showcasing the world famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction held in the town square, just a few blocks from Snow King Hotel, ElkFest is a beloved annual Jackson Hole event. A time to celebrate nature, outdoor skills, and hunting and ecological education and awareness. Other events include the Mountain Man Rendezvous and Traders Row as well as a High Noon Chili Cook-Off.

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Old West Days

May 25-28, 2018

Jackson Hole is the “Last of the Old West” and to celebrate the area’s rich history, every year visitors and locals alike enjoy the Old West Days. Enjoy live music, town square parade, the Jackson Hole Shootout, Old West Brewfest, arts, crafts, local food, rodeo events, and more!

Jackson Hole Town Square Shootout

Town Square Shootout

Every Summer Evening at 6pm

A Wyoming tradition since 1957, the Jackson Hole Town Square Shootout, a short walk from Snow King Hotel, happens every summer evening, except Sundays – there’s no shootin’ on Sundays! Enjoy the show starting at 6pm in the town square, and don't worry about any outlaws, the Cache Creek Posse will be there to protect the women, children, and citizens of Jackson!

Mormon barn and wyoming night sky in Jackson Hole

Free Friday Stargazing

Fridays from 9:30pm - 11:30pm (May - September)

Thanks to Wyoming Stargazing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Jackson Hole, the public can “explore the extraordinary in the ordinary.” Join Wyoming Stargazing on Fridays in Rendezvous Park, a 15 minute drive from Snow King Hotel, to learn more about the stars above and look through a Dobsonian telescope for a view of planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and more!

jackson hole rodeo girl barrel racing

Jackson Hole Summer Rodeo

May 26th - August 31st - starting at 8pm

Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer season, the Jackson Hole rodeo is where the west is still wild! Steeped in tradition, you don’t want to miss watching our local cowboys and cowgirls hold on for a wild ride on a bucking bronco or brave the dangerous bull riding. The fair grounds are an easy 15 minute walk from the hotel. 

jackson hole fourth of july fire works

Fourth of July Events

Come celebrate this patriotic day in Jackson Hole with local events! Including an annual town square community breakfast held by the Jackson Hole Lions Club, a festive town parade celebrating Jackson Hole’s community and culture, live music in Teton Village, the Jackson Hole Rodeo, and fireworks!

theater in the park at the center for the arts in jackson hole

Macbeth! Thin Air Shakespeare in the Park

July 6th - 8th & July 13th - 15th   Starting at 6:30pm

Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy a free live theater presentation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, presented by Off Square Theater Company, beneath the beautiful Wyoming sky! This family friendly event is hosted on the lawn at the Center for the Arts. The pre-show entertainment starts at 6:30pm and includes musical artists, poetry readings, and youth performances. The main show begins at 7:30pm. Even better, stay at Snow King Resort Hotel and you are a short half mile from the Center for the Arts!

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Center for the Arts

Year-Round Performances

Located just five minutes from the hotel, the Center for the Arts offers something for everyone. From comedy performances with the "Laff Staff" to dance workshops for your little ones, there is always something happening. Click the link below to view their schedule of year-round events. 



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Fall Arts Festival

September 5-16, 2018

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists join thousands of art enthusiasts to celebrate and experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings of Jackson Hole. Events include live music, exceptional cuisine, fashion show, art exhibits and sales, art walk, Jackson Hole Art Auction, and more!

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Town Square Lighting

November 24th, 2018

A favorite holiday event with visits from Santa Claus, holiday music, and hot chocolate. Every year locals and visitors join together in the town square for the lighting of the famous antler arches and some community holiday cheer.

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Ski with Santa!

December 25th, 2018

Every year Jackson Hole Mountain Resort gets a special visit on Christmas Day from Santa Claus. Santa straps on his powder skis and takes laps with the crowd!