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Things To Do in Jackson Hole in August

August may signal the upcoming end of summer, but there are still plenty of things to do and see in Jackson Hole.
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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:

Wyoming Stargazing offers free, year-round, public stargazing events on Thursdays in the northwest corner of the Stilson parking lot off Hwy. 390 and 22, behind the bus hut where there are no lights. Astronomy educators use one of their large aperture telescopes to show you planets, stars, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and more. There is no need to reserve your spot in advance; just come and go as you please.

The Virginian Saloon offers "Live From The Virg" every Thursday acoustic sessions featuring Americana, Western and folk from 9-11 p.m.; no cover. On Fridays from 9-midnight listen to live music; Saturday nights feature rotating bands and DJs.

Farmers Market on the Town Square - Every Saturday morning, the Farmer's Market features fresh produce and music; until late September. - jacksonholefarmersmarket.org

• Honky Tonk Wednesdays at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson - Pete Muldoon & The Pilgrims; 5-8 p.m.; floor show and dancing - stagecoachbar.net

• The iconic Jackson Hole Hootenanny takes place every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Dornans in Moose. 

• Free Monday Musical Adventures - Every Monday; presented by Grand Teton Music Festival from 9-9:45 a.m. and 10-10:45 a.m. at Greenspace on the Block; through August 12th - gtmf.org

• "Yoga on the Trail" is offered for free every Thursday from 9-10 a.m. on the sculpture trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art; bring your own mat - wildlifeart.org

Sunday Funday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - Every Sunday through September 8th, enjoy $20 bike park tickets and 20% off rentals from JH Sports; enter the weekly disc golf tournament for a chance to win prizes; 2-5 p.m.

• Free Tuesday Musical Adventures - Presented every Tuesday by Grand Teton Music Festival from 9-9:45 a.m. and 10-10:45 a.m. at Teton Village Commons; through August 13th - gtmf.org

Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum Walking Tours - 10:30 a.m. Meet at the History Museum just off Town Square for this fun and educational one-hour tour of historic downtown Jackson on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Cost: $10 adults; $6 adults over age 60, students, retired military; free ages 5 and under

 • Take a stagecoach ride around the Square. Four to six passengers can fit into the old West stagecoach for a 10-minute trip throughout downtown Jackson. Tickets are $6 to $10 and can be purchased in the Stage Stop Building.

• Walk-Up Wednesdays at the National Museum of Wildlife Art; Every Wednesday through August, from 11 to 11:45 a.m, the museum is offering free guided tours.

• "Oklahoma!" at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Jackson Hole's only dinner theater's 2024 summer musical; Mon.-Sat.  - jacksonplayhouse.com

Jackson Hole Shootout - The longest-running shootout in the country; daily except Sundays in Town Square at 6 p.m.

• Jackson Hole People's Market - Locally-produced food items and crafts; music; held every Wednesday at the Center for the Arts; 4-7 p.m. - jhpeoplesmarket.org

• Avian Experience at Teton Raptor Center - Held at 2 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Teton Raptor Center in Wilson; meet birds of prey in the historic barn; book online at tetonraptorcenter.org

Live Music at the Deck - Top of the gondola; local musicians play from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; gondola tickets are $18; food and drink available

Alive@5 on the Village Commons 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

Alive @5 Tempo Thursdays with Grand Teton Music Festival - featuring chamber ensembles of GTMF musicians this year; string quartet

Alive@5 on the Village Commons 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

Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb - The most demanding Hillclimb running event in the West!  The climb covers a little more than 4100' vertical in just 6.1 miles to the top of the Aerial Tram. Starts at 8 a.m. rendezvousmountainhillclimb.com

Pierre’s Hole 50/100 - Mountain bike race at Grand Targhee Resort on nearly all of the resort’s single-track and double-track trails. - grandtarghee.com

Alive@5 on the Village Commons 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

Live Music at the Deck - Top of the gondola; local musicians play from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; gondola tickets are $18; food and drink available

Alive@5 on the Village Commons 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

35th Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival - Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming. This always-popular music fest features Greensky Bluegrass, the Infamous Stringdusters, Larkin Poe, Sam Bush Band and Joe Craven perform, plus many more artists.

Alive@5 on the Village Commons 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

Live Music at the Deck - Top of the gondola; local musicians play from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; gondola tickets are $18; food and drink available

Alive @5 Raptor Wednesdays- Hawks, eagles, owls and falcons take center stage at the Village Commons Amphitheater with an educational and engaging presentation from Teton Raptor Center.

15: Jackson Hole Gallery Association Art Walk - Gallery openings, artist demos and more in downtown Jackson; 5-8 p.m. - jacksonholegalleryassociation.com 

Raptor Center, Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Art Fair - Hosted by the Art Association of Jackson Hole at the Center For the Arts lawn, this is a quintessential Jackson family-oriented summer event featuring dozens of international, national and local artists, live music, food, and snack booths, hands-on, kids art activities and artists demos.  - jhartfair.org

Live Music at the Deck - Top of the gondola; local musicians play from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; gondola tickets are $18; food and drink available

Alive@5 on the Village Commons 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

Alive @5 Raptor Wednesdays - Hawks, eagles, owls and falcons take center stage at the Village Commons Amphitheater with an educational and engaging presentation from Teton Raptor Center.

Bikes and Brews at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - A family-friendly event featuring mountain biking, live outdoor music and a Brewfest. Ride the bike park, climb the Via Ferrata, hike the trails, soar above the mountain with JH Paragliding and enjoy the scenery from the Aerial Tram and gondolas before ending the day with unlimited tastings from 20 breweries and live music; 2 to 7 p.m. For ticket prices/packages, visit jacksonhole.com

Live Music at the Deck - Top of the gondola; local musicians play from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; gondola tickets are $18; food and drink available

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 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!