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Celebrating the Fourth of July in Jackson Hole

Like any other small American town, Jackson Hole's Independence Day is celebrated with a parade, fireworks and food, but with a special twist—it all happens in the shadow of our own “purple mountain majesties,” the Tetons!
Forth of July fireworks on Snowking Mountian in downtown Jackson Hole

Pancake Breakfast on Town Square

Begin the Fourth of July with a pancake breakfast on Town Square from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Presented annually by the Jackson Hole Lions Club, tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids; kids under age 4 are free.

Fourth of July 10K

The 37th Annual Fourth of July 10K will start at 8 a.m. on a course that runs along Fish Creek in Wilson. The race helps support Friends of Pathways. For information, click here 

Fourth of July Parade

The Jackson Hole Fourth of July patriotic parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. Starting at Teton County Fairgrounds, the route travels down Snow King Avenue to Glenwood, turning onto Broadway in Town Square and ending on Willow Street. Music, horses, clowns, roller skates and classic cars will be among the ranks. Be sure and grab a space along the parade route early! The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Howdy Pardners Ambassador Club present the parade annually.

Music and Fireworks!

Free, live music will be presented at both the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Mountain prior to fireworks displays.

“Red, White & 2” is what Teton Village’s Concerts On the Commons has dubbed its concert event: The “2” stands for two nights of free music and fireworks, starting July 3, from 4 to 10 p.m. You will want to arrive early out to the Village as parking is at a premium for this popular Fourth of July tradition.

“Patriotic Pops” is what Grand Teton Music Festival (also out in Teton Village at Walk Festival Hall) has named its Independence Day concert, with popular music for the whole family. Starting at 6 p.m., this program opens with the Star Spangled Banner and includes patriotic favorites like America the Beautiful, God Bless America and the Armed Forces Salute. The concert is currently sold out, but you can be added to the waiting list by calling 307-733-3050.

You ain’t seen nothing yet until you have seen pyrotechnic displays high above Jackson Hole’s mountains! Fireworks at both Teton Village and Snow King Mountain pop off at 10 p.m.

Happy Fourth of July!

Fourth of July Schedule of Events

7-10:30 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast on Town Square. The Jackson Hole Lions Club presents the community get-together and fundraiser. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids; free for kids under age 4.

10:30 a.m.: Fourth of July Parade. Entries gather at the Teton County Fairgrounds for line-up beginning at 9 a.m. The route travels down Snow King Avenue to Glenwood, turning on Broadway, and ending on Willow Street. Judging of the parade entries will take place as they pass the grandstand located on Town Square. Music, horses, clowns, roller skates and classic cars will be among the ranks.

6 p.m.: 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. Click here for more information about the Shootout.

8 p.m.: Jackson Hole Rodeo. The rodeo is held regularly on each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the summer season at the Teton County Fairgrounds. The Fourth of July Rodeo is a fine Western tradition and a wonderful way to spend an evening as the sun sets over the Teton Range. Visit jhrodeo.com for more information.

10 p.m.: Fireworks! Enjoy fireworks shows at two locations: the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson and at the base of the Tetons in Teton Village at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.