How to Have the Best Fourth of July in Jackson Hole

There are countless adventures to be had on the Fourth of July in Jackson Hole! Enjoy a traditional Independence Day with a parade and fireworks, or spend the day outdoors hiking or floating through downtown Jackson. Keep reading to find out why a stay at the Bentwood Inn is the perfect way to celebrate the 4th this year. 

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What to Do on the Fourth of July in Jackson Hole 

In the Morning 

Start your Independence Day off right with fresh coffee, seasonal fruits, homemade bread, and, of course, a warm breakfastWhen you stay at Bentwood Inn, that’s guarantee every morning!  

You’ll want to have breakfast wrapped up in time to see the Jackson Hole Fourth of July Patriotic Parade step off at 10:30 a.m. MT. It starts at the Teton County Fairgrounds, travels down Snow King Avenueturns onto Broadway, and ends on Willow Street. You can expect the works with horses, music, clowns, classic cars, and more.  

If the parade isn’t your thing, head outside for a morning hikeThe Cache Creek and Hagen’s Trail Loop is an easy two-mile hike right outside of Jackson. It offers walks through meadows and views of mountain peaks in the distance. Biking and horseback riding are also allowed on the trail.  

In the Afternoon 

The Bird in Jackson is the perfect place for a Fourth of July lunch. The menu has more than 20 burgers to chooseMan Tubing a Flat River from plus fall-off-the-bone chicken wings. The Bird is known for its fun atmosphere and outdoor seating, so you don’t have to compromise on that cook-out feeling. 

Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying a classic summer activity: floating down the creek. Grab your bathing suit and inner tube for a mostly calm float through downtown Jackson on Flat CreekWe recommend putting in right behind Dairy Queen and wearing water shoesIf catching the fish that swim in the water is more your thing, there are lots of great places to fish along the Snake River 

In the Evening 

There are a couple of July 4th festivals in Jackson Hole that you won’t want to miss. The Grand Teton Music Festival starts just in time to celebrate the holiday! Capathia Jenkins will sing patriotic favorites as Sir Donald Runnicles conducts the orchestra. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. MT.  

Ending the night with fireworks is a must! You can catch a spectacular fireworks display at either Teton Village or at the base of Snow King Mountain in downtown Jackson. Both start at 10:00 p.m. MT. Teton Village’s celebration gets started the day before with Concerts on the CommonsMusic starts at 7:00 p.m. MT on July 3 and 4:00 p.m. MT on July 4.  

Book Bentwood Inn for Your Fourth of July in Jackson Hole Bentwood Inn's Indian Paintbrush Room with bed and wine on the nightstand

From a gourmet breakfast to ending the night in luxury linens, Bentwood Inn is the perfect place for your Fourth of July Jackson Hole getawayJust six miles from Jackson’s town center, we offer high-end accommodations, beautiful views, and exceptional amenities 

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