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Things To Do in Jackson Hole in July

There is a multitude of hot fun in the summertime during July in Jackson Hole. From fairs to festivals to free activities, we’ve got the ultimate lowdown on all the fun.
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Ongoing throughout the month:

•  "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Jackson Hole's only dinner theater's 2021 summer musical; runs Mon.-Sat. through Oct. 3 - jacksonholeplayhouse.com

• Concerts on the Commons in Teton Village - Free concerts weekly on Sundays* at 5 p.m.; features local and regional bands/musicians; *TBA  - concertsoncommons.com

• Jackson Hole Shootout on Town Square - To encourage social distancing and less dense crowds, the shootout will occur at two different times this summer: 5:45 and 6:10 p.m.

• Wyoming Stargazing - FREE for Everyone. $5-$20/Person Suggested Donation Online. Mind bending fact about astronomy, some astronomy history and current events, as well as answers to all your burning questions about the Cosmos on Wyoming Stargazing’s Facebook. Every other Monday at around 4pm Mountain Time (check the calendar for upcoming dates and more events) wyomingstargazing.org

• 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

3-4: Concerts on the Commons in Teton Village starts with a bang over the July 4th weekend. Free music begins at 7 p.m. July 3rd and 4th. *** ATTENTION: Due to extreme fire danger level in the area, all fireworks displays are canceled this year  - concertsoncommons.com

1: 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

2: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Raptor Thursdays" with Teton Raptor Center - Stop by the amphitheater on the Village Commons for an arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org

4: 4th of July in Jackson Hole. We have celebrations in spades! Park yourself in downtown Jackson for the Howdy Pardners 4th of July Parade. See our article for more day-of events. ***ATTENTION: Due to extreme fire danger level in the area, all fireworks displays are canceled this year (2021)!

7: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Winged Wednesdays" with Teton Raptor Center - Hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons take center stage. Enjoy an up-close, arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org

8: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Raptor Thursdays" with Teton Raptor Center - Stop by the amphitheater on the Village Commons for an arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org

Jackson Hole Silver Collector Car Show and Auction in Teton Village - silverauctions.com

 

13: Join Wyoming Stargazing The Cosmos Show Live Streaming Here you can pick the brains of astrophysicists, get some advice from a space doctor, learn what Nobel laureates have to say about life, and find out what’s happening up above your head all in one place! 6pm MT every other Tuesday on YouTube and Twitch. wyomingstargazing.org

14: 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

15: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Raptor Thursdays" with Teton Raptor Center - Stop by the amphitheater on the Village Commons for an arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org

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

21: 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

22: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Raptor Thursdays" with Teton Raptor Center - Stop by the amphitheater on the Village Commons for an arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org

23-Aug. 1: 65th Annual Teton County Fair -  Celebrates Jackson’s roots at the Teton County Fairgrounds; includes carnival rides, food, live music, vendors and much more. Full schedule at tetoncountyfair.com

Concerts on the Commons Mofro

23-25: Annual ArtFair Jackson Hole. Hosted by the Art Association of Jackson Hole at Davey Jackson Elementary School (3 blocks off Town Square), 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

16th Annual Targhee Music Fest. Grand Targhee Mountain Resort in Alta, Wyoming, (just over Teton Pass out of Wilson) hosts acoustic, folk, blues and roots music over three days. Camp in the surrounding area, bring your RV or stay in one of the resort’s lodges. *ALERT: The festival is canceled for 2021 due to concerns with Covid-19  - grandtarghee.com  

Movies on the Mountain - Presented free by Grand Teton Music Festival at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. *These events will not be held in 2021.

Jackson Hole PBR Touring Pro Division Bull Riding - Teton County Fairgrounds; event features one night of action-packed professional bull riding. Retail booths, food and drinks, comic relief by a PBR entertainer, mutton bustin’ for kids age 6 and under, and more.

28: 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

29: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Raptor Thursdays" with Teton Raptor Center - Stop by the amphitheater on the Village Commons for an arm’s length learning experience with live birds of prey. Free; 5-6 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org

JacksonHoleLive concert series at the base of Snow King - $5 admission age 18 and up. *ALERT: The concert series is canceled for 2021 due to construction at the base of Snow King.

28-30: Teton County Fair Carnival: Teton County Fairgrounds; includes carnival rides, food, live music, vendors and much more. - tetoncountyfair.com - Rides open from 5 p.m. - midnight

31: 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

More Fun Things To Try

GO ON A WILDERNESS ADVENTURE

Wild Child Adventure with Jackson Hole Vintage Advenures: Spend a lighthearted afternoon in the woods and on a vintage wooden boat with time to explore, play, picnic and create for a fun summer activity in Jackson Hole. A draft team leads a wagon into the forest where the fun begins. The experience was crafted with children in mind, but is equally enjoyable for all ages. Reconnect with your inner child and reap all the benefits of time well-spent in the woods.
For rates and more information visit woodboattours.com or call 307-732-2628.

ATTEND A RANGER PROGRAM IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

Interact better with the park by taking a ranger-led program or two; many are wheelchair accessible. Park rangers provide a wide variety of activities for visitors including hikes, slide shows, children's activities and wildlife viewing in the various districts of the park. The following is but a small sample of both regular and special programs being offered throughout the summer. For the full schedule visit nps.gov/grte

 In the Moose District

• The Olaus and Mardy Murie legacy speaks to the power of passion and commitment to protecting wild places. Through conversation on a walk to the Murie Ranch, you can learn about the Muries and their early-20th-century conservation efforts. Roundtrip distance: 1.5 miles. Difficulty: Easy. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m.

• Twilight Talk (accessible): Join a ranger by the campfire to learn more about one of Grand Teton's fascinating animals or park stories during this family-friendly program. Meet at the Gros Ventre amphitheater for a 45-minute program. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7:30 pm.

 In Jenny Lake District

• Bear Safety (accessible): Discover techniques that will help you stay safe while traveling and camping in bear country. Includes instruction in the use of bear pepper spray. Meet on the Jenny Lake Visitor Center Deck for a 30-minute presentation. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1:30 pm.

 In Colter Bay District

• Coffee with a Ranger (accessible): Join a ranger for questions, trip planning and dialog over morning coffee. Meet on the visitor center front porch for a 1-hour conversation. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 a.m.

• Swan Lake Hike: Hike through forest and wetland communities and learn about the plants and animals living in the park. Meet the ranger at the visitor center flagpole, daily at 1 p.m. The programs last 3 hours. Distance: 3 miles. Difficulty: easy.

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

• Nature Explorer's Backpack: Children discover the wonders of the natural world using the tools provided in the Nature Explorer's Backpack. After a brief orientation by a ranger, each child receives a journal full of activities to guide them as they explore the preserve trails with their family. The backpacks are available for checkout at the Preserve Center desk every day starting at 9 a.m. and need to be returned by 5 p.m. Recommended for children ages 6 to 12. Backpacks are limited, one per family, please.

• Critter Chat: Join a ranger to learn about a critter in the park. Saturday, Sunday, Thursday and Wednesday from 3:30-4 p.m.