The Met: Live in HD – "Semiramide"- at Center for the Arts; 6 p.m. - jhcenterforthearts.org
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star; 7 p.m. - jhcenterforthearts.org
Ongoing throughout month:
• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Fridays from 9-11 p.m. near the north entrance to R Park off Hwy 390 astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. Free. - wyomingstargazing.org
1: Grand Teton National Park opens all roads to vehicle traffic.
1-4: Cathedral Voices Camber Choir spring music festival - Four days of free performances, lectures, open rehearsals. - cathedralvoices.org
3: The Met: Live in HD – "Cosi fan tutte" - Mozart’s comedy about the sexes; Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. - jhcenterforthearts.org
Yellowstone National Park opens south entrance - nps.gov/yell
12: Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day - Join a Grand Teton National Park ranger on a free bird-watching caravan throughout the park to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. The excursion begins at 8 a.m. from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose and finishes by 4 p.m. at Christian Pond by Jackson Lake Lodge.
18-28: Elkfest and Old West Days - The festivities, including the world-famous Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction (pictured), kick off on May 19 and continue through Memorial Day weekend. The spirit of the true West lives on in Jackson and is celebrated every year during Elkfest and Old West Days, where we have one of the only remaining horse-drawn parades in America! - jacksonholechamber.com
18-20: Elkfest - Antler Auction takes place on Saturday the 19th
20: High Noon Chili Cookoff - Town Square
18-28: Mountain Man Rendezvous and Traders Row - Teton County Fairgrounds
18-20: Historic Downtown Walking Tour - Conducted by Jackson Hole Historical Society; 2 p.m.; free
19: Aerial Tram Opens for Summer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - jacksonhole.com
20: Granite Hot Springs Pool opens for summer season - $8 adults/$5 kids; 307-690-6323
25: Opening day of summer season at Snow King Mountain - snowkingmountain.com
26: Old West Days Parade - One of the last horse-drawn parades in the West; 10 a.m. - jacksonholechamber.com
26: Old West Brew Fest - jacksonholechamber.com
26: Jackson Hole Rodeo opens for season - jhrodeo.com
26: Jackson Hole Shootout - The longest running shootout in the country; Town Square at 6 p.m.
26: Raptor Encounter Program at Teton Raptor Center - Noon and 2 p.m.; hour-long educational experience with live raptors at the historic Hardeman Ranch in Wilson; suitable for all ages. - tetonraptorcenter.org
Other Spring Things To Do
TAKE A GUIDED WILDLIFE TOUR
Wildlife is in abundance during the springtime in the Tetons. Animals such as bears are coming out of hibernation, bison become more active after a winter of hunkering down, large herds of elk and moose begin to march northward from the National Elk Refuge up into the hills, and eagles prowl the skies for signs of rodent or fish life below. Spring also means that it’s time for the ungulates (deer, elk and moose) to begin calving.
Take a sunrise or sunset wildlife tour in and around Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest with trained and knowledgeable naturalists. Try Wolf Den Safaris, Wildlife Expeditions, Eco Tour Adventures,or Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris.
Click here for our story on wildlife spotting in Grand Teton National Park.
Spring fly fishing in Jackson Hole is a terrific activity. In April, as the days get warmer but before the snow melts, river fishing is prime, especially on the Snake River. Good fishing is also found during May in the alpine lakes as they stay clear and are largely unaffected by runoff.
TAKE A FAT BIKE TOUR
Fat bikes are all the rage here in Jackson Hole, no matter what the weather. The bike's 4- to 5-inch tires allow for durable traction on and off the beaten path.
With the majority of the roads in Grand Teton National Park closed to vehicular traffic until May 1st, bike riding through this gem of a park is especially pleasurable in spring. Rent a bike and take a self-guided tour, or sign up with Teton Mountain Bike Tours for a half or full day fat bike tour with awesome views of the Teton Mountain Range.