There is still a lot of summer fun to be had in and around Jackson Hole in August. Music festivals and concerts, art fairs, road and up-the-mountain races, as well as performances by nationally-known musicians and dancers at the Center for the Arts are all on tap this month.
We've got the most comprehensive list of things to do in Jackson Hole in August. Check it out and take in all of the month's offerings.
Calendar of Events and Festivals
Ongoing throughout the month:
• "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Runs Mon.-Sat. through Oct. 3. - jacksonholeplayhouse.com
• Raptor Encounters at the Teton Raptor Center - Hour-long educational experience with live raptors at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Raptor Center in Wilson; $30 kids age 13+ and adults/$20 kids ages 4-12; free 3 and under. - tetonraptorcenter.org
• Farmer's Market on the Town Square - Every Saturday morning, the Farmer's Market features fresh produce and music; until late September. - jacksonholefarmersmarket.org
• Concerts on the Commons* - Free concerts at 5 p.m. every Sunday in Teton Village; *Due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in Teton County, the concerts are cancelled - concertsoncommons.com
• Historic Downtown Walking Tours – The Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum holds one-hour walking tours around Town Square at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – jacksonholehistory.org
• Grand Teton Music Festival continues at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. A wide variety of musicians from around the world perform; special, free family concerts, too. - gtmf.org
• Jackson Hole Shootout on Town Square - The longest-running shootout in the country occurs daily, except Sundays, at 6 p.m. on Town Square.
Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb - The most demanding hill climb running event in the West! The climb covers a little more than 4100' vertical in just 6.1 miles and features a new and improved, extreme course on the Wildflower and Cirque trails to the top of the Aerial Tram. Starts at 8 a.m. - rendezvousmountainhillclimb.com
1: Teton County Fair Carnival: Teton County Fairgrounds; includes carnival rides, food, live music, vendors and much more. - tetoncountyfair.com - Rides open from 2 p.m. - midnight
7: Pierre’s Hole 50/100 - Mountain bike race at Grand Targhee Resort on nearly all of the resort’s single-track with double-track trails. - grandtarghee.com
4: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Winged Wednesdays with Teton Raptor Center - Hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons take center stage. Enjoy up-close, arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org
5: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Raptor Thursdays with Teton Raptor Center - Hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons take center stage. Enjoy up-close, arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org
32nd Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival - A mainstay for Bluegrass aficionados for more than two generations with stage appearances by artists and performers during that span that all Bluegrass festivals envy. *ALERT: Due to concerns with COVID-19, this event is cancelled this summer. -grandtarghee.com
14: Pop-Up Art Fair - Hosted by the Art Association at the Center for the Arts lawn, this juried fair features local creatives and includes some of Jackson's finest artists, selling an array of mediums.
11: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Winged Wednesdays with Teton Raptor Center - Hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons take center stage. Enjoy up-close, arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free - tetonraptorcenter.org
12: Alive @5 "Raptor Thursdays" with Teton Raptor Center - Meet hawks, eagles, owls and falcons from the Teton Raptor Center at 5 p.m. in the Village Commons, Teton Village. Free!
18: Alive @5 "Winged Wednesdays" - Meet birds of prey from the Teton Raptor Center at 5 p.m. in the Village Commons, Teton Village. Free!
19: Alive @5 "Raptor Thursdays" - Meet hawks, eagles, owls and falcons from the Teton Raptor Center at 5 p.m. in the Village Commons, Teton Village. Free!
19: Jackson Hole Gallery Association Third Thursday Art Walk - Galleries are open late, from 5-8 p.m., featuring new artwork, the opening of a show or simply offering art and a glass of wine - jacksonholegalleryassociation.com
20-22: Teton Village Art and Antique Show - mcpresents.com.
21: Bikes, Brews and Baskets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort* – All-day, family-friendly event featuring mountain biking, disc golf, live music and Teton Village's Brewfest (which starts at 3 p.m.). The Brewfest will feature local and regional breweries that are popular in the rocky mountain region. Visit jacksonhole.com for schedule. *Due to the rise on Covid-19 cases, this event is cancelled.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
Take in the Grand Teton Music Festival
The Grand Teton Music Festival welcomes top talent from world-renowned symphonies each year. Under the baton of Music Director Donald Runnicles, these musicians come together to soak up inspiration from the mountain setting, renew their artistic vows to music making and provide exhilarating music for festival patrons.
The Wall Street Journal calls the Grand Teton Music Festival at Walk Hall in Teton Village, “one of the best places to hear classical music in the summer.”
The season began July 4th and continues through August 21st with chamber music, big band classics and festival orchestra favorites.
Get On Board a Scenic Float
Scenic floats on the famous Snake River allow you to experience Jackson Hole or Grand Teton National Park from a "boat's eye view," seeing wilderness and wildlife that you wouldn't be able to access on foot or by car—not to mention the riverside views of the spectacular scenery. From your raft you’ll be able to spot bird species like bald eagles and sandhill cranes at close range as they fish at the riverbank. If you're lucky, you'll see a moose wading through the water, or perhaps elk, deer, coyote, or even a bear!
You aren't likely to get wet, but it's still a good idea to dress in layers and to bring water and extra sunscreen. The scenic float is also a photographer's dream so don’t forget your camera and/or smartphone. Trips average a total of 3 hours in length. Reservations are required!