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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.

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

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

• "Sunday Funday" at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort every Sunday through September 11th - From 2-5 p.m., enjoy $20 bike park tickets and 20% off rentals from JH Sports. Free concerts begin on July 17th and proceed every Sunday at 5 p.m. through August 28th.

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 an 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

See the National Museum of Wildlife Art's exhibit "Scenes of Transcendent Beauty," celebrating Yellowstone National Park's 50th anniversary. The exhibit explores the impact of Yellowstone on Thomas Moran and of Moran on Yellowstone, a relationship that proved vital in the creation of the world's first national park. Runs from May 14-August 23.

• 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.

2: 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

3: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Wildlife Wednesdays - Free; presented by Wild Things of Wyoming.

4: Aug. 4 Alive @5 Raptor Thursdays - Hawks, eagles, owls and falcons take center stage at the Village Commons Amphitheater with an educational and engaging presentation from Teton Raptor Center.

5-7: 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

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

6: 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

9: 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

10: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Wildlife Wednesdays - Free; presented by Wild Things of Wyoming.

11: Aug. 4 Alive @5 Raptor Thursdays - Hawks, eagles, owls and falcons take center stage at the Village Commons Amphitheater with an educational and engaging presentation from Teton Raptor Center.

15: Free Music Mondays at the Center for the Arts' Park - Free outdoor concert featuring local bands; 7 p.m.

16: 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

17: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Wildlife Wednesdays - Free; presented by Wild Things of Wyoming.

18: Aug. 4 Alive @5 Raptor Thursdays - Hawks, eagles, owls and falcons take center stage at the Village Commons Amphitheater with an educational and engaging presentation from Teton Raptor Center.

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

19-21: Teton Village Arts & Antiques Show in Teton Villagemcpresents.com

27: 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

28: Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring The Hillbenders - Center for the Arts; 8 p.m. - jhcenterforthearts.org

 

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!