7 of the Most Fun Jackson Hole Events That Are Not to Be Missed


Among the many incredible things to do in Jackson Hole, WY, attending an annual event is certainly one of them! Whether it’s a chilly winter weekend or a warm summer day, there is always something fun and exciting going on in our scenic destination. You’ll find a wide variety of fantastic Jackson Hole events throughout the year from dog-sledding races all the way to exciting rodeos. If you’re planning a trip to Wyoming soon, here are just some of our favorite Jackson Hole events that you won’t want to miss!

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7 of Our Favorite Jackson Hole Events

  1. Winterfest (January-February)

Each winter, guests are welcome to celebrate the season of snowy days in Jackson Hole! During Winterfest, you’ll experience the true magic of a Wyoming winter surrounded by snow-capped mountains and fresh powder. All the while, you may also attend a variety of fun events including a snow sculpture competition, hockey games, ice skating, and ski competitions. Don’t forget to bundle up!

  1. Jackson Hole Rendezvous (March)

As one of the best Jackson Hole music events of the year, Rendezvous is an absolute must! The four-day concert festival that takes place each March and features everything from classic Americana to rock and country. A variety of legendary music acts will play their hits in Jackson Hole Town Square as well as at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, so you can enjoy some great tunes with the incredible Teton mountain range as a backdrop.

  1. Snowmobile Hill Climb (March)

The Snowmobile Hill Climb attracts thousands of spectators annually who all watch in anticipation as brave racers climb 1,500 vertical feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain. The course follows a steep and challenging route, sending some riders tumbling hundreds of feet downhill! Whether you’re an area local or just passing through, the Snowmobile Hill Climb is a must-see.

  1. Elk Fest (May)

Each year, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. In May, guests can attend the annual Elk Fest where these antlers will be auctioned off to bidders from around the world. They’ll be used to make beautiful furniture, wall decorations, and rare jewelry. Live concerts, Elk Refuge tours, and delicious food vendors make this event perfect for visitors of all ages.

  1. Old West Days (May)

Experience the world of the Wild West at the annual Old West Days! Guests will delight in live music, a parade, theatrical entertainment, arts and crafts, rodeo events, and even a famous shootout to commemorate the area’s rich history. This event is perfect for experiencing true Wild West culture, complete with real western gunslingers and cowboys line-dancing the day away.

  1. Teton Raptor Fest (June)

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget, head to the Teton Raptor Fest in June to meet some of Jackson Hole’s most majestic wildlife up close. Guests can enjoy incredible flight demonstrations, beautiful birds on display, fun kids activities, music, food, and more. Be sure to bring your camera!

  1. Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (September)

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is an international event takes place each fall. The event showcases incredible nature films that draw audiences of scientists, conservationists, and animal lovers alike. Programs also include yoga classes, workshops, dinners, galas, and of course, movie screenings. Be sure to head to the Jackson Lake Lodge this year and check it out!

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