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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:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - On clear Fridays from 9:30-11:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Center, 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. - wyomingstargazing.org

•  "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Jackson Hole's only dinner theater's 2019 summer musical; runs Mon.-Sat. through Oct. 6 - jacksonholeplayhouse.com

• Raptor Encounters at the Teton Raptor Center - Hour-long educational experience with live raptors at 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday at Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center in Wilson; $18 adults/$15 kids ages 4-12; free 3 and under. - tetonraptorcenter.org

• Concerts on the Commons in Teton Village - Free concerts weekly on Sunday at 5 p.m.; begins July 14; features local and regional bands/musicians - concertsoncommons.com

2: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Talon Tuesdays" 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

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, followed by the only fireworks show in the area at 10 p.m. On July 4th, music starts up with the Jazz Foundation of JH at 4 p.m. and Grand Teton Music Festival’s “Patriotic Pops” live audio feed from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will again proceed at 10. The concert series continues every Sunday at 5 p.m. throughout the summer. - concertsoncommons.com 

3: Grand Teton Music Festival presents Michael Feinstein - For the full schedule visit gtmf.org

3: 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

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. Snow King Resort hosts a fabulous fireworks display, as does Teton Village across the valley. See our article for more day-of events.

5: Family Fridays at Grand Targhee - The Shoshone lift will spin until 6 p.m. offering extra riding time to kick off your weekend. - grandtarghee.com

5-7: Off Square Theatre Company presents Thin Air Shakespeare: "As You Like It" - The Center Amphitheater; free, bring your own picnic; 6:30 p.m. lawn opens/7:30 p.m. performance. –  jhcenterforthearts.org

6: 'Soaring Saturdays' at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from 3 to 5 p.m.; free

6: Farmer's Market on the Town Square. Start of annual Saturday morning Farmer's Market with fresh produce and music; weekly until September 22. - jacksonholefarmersmarket.org

7-8: Jackson Hole Silver Collector Car Show and Auction in Teton Village - silverauctions.com

8: Movies on the Mountain: "Jurassic Park" - Presented free by Grand Teton Music Festival at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village - gtmf.org

9-22: Plein Air for the Park. Fifth annual gathering of artists painting en plein air in and around Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. - grandtetonpark.org/our-work-for-the-park/plein-air-for-the-park

9: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Talon Tuesdays" 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

10: 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

11-14: Off Square Theatre Company presents Thin Air Shakespeare: "As You Like It" - The Center Amphitheater; free, bring your own picnic; 6:30 p.m. lawn opens/7:30 p.m. performance. –  jhcenterforthearts.org

11: Family Fridays at Grand Targhee - The Shoshone lift will spin until 6 p.m. offering extra riding time to kick off your weekend. - grandtarghee.com

11: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Wild Things of Wyoming - An interactive and engaging experience about the animals who make Wyoming their home. Free.

13: 'Soaring Saturdays' at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from 3 to 5 p.m.; free

13-15: Teton Village Art and Antique Show - mcpresents.com

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12-14: Annual ArtFair Jackson Hole. Hosted by the Art Association of Jackson Hole in Miller Park, 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. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, furniture, photography, and jewelry. Cost: $5; free for members. Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - jhartfair.org

12-14: 15th 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. - grandtarghee.com  

15: Movies on the Mountain: "March of the Penguins" - Presented free by Grand Teton Music Festival at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village - gtmf.org

16: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Talon Tuesdays" 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

17: 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.

17: 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

17: Jackson Hole Gallery Association Third Thursday Art Walk - Galleries are open late, from 5-8 p.m., featuring new artwork, an opening of a show or simply offering art and a glass of wine - jacksonholegalleryassociation.com

18: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Wild Things of Wyoming - An interactive and engaging experience about the animals who make Wyoming their home. Free.

19: Family Fridays at Grand Targhee - The Shoshone lift will spin until 6 p.m. offering extra riding time to kick off your weekend. - grandtarghee.com

19: JacksonHoleLive concert series at the base of Snow King - Hayes Carll performing; $5 admission age 18 and up

20-29: Teton County Fair - Celebrates Jackson’s roots at the Teton County Fairgrounds; includes carnival rides starting on July 24th, food, live music, vendors and much more. - tetoncountyfair.com

20: 'Soaring Saturdays' at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from 3 to 5 p.m.; free

22: Movies on the Mountain: "A River Runs Through It" -  Presented free by Grand Teton Music Festival at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village - gtmf.org

23: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Talon Tuesdays" 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

24: Grand Teton Music Festival presents "Family Orchestra Concert"  - Instrument petting zoo at 6 p.m. followed by music  - gtmf.org

24: 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

26: Family Fridays at Grand Targhee - The Shoshone lift will spin until 6 p.m. offering extra riding time to kick off your weekend. - grandtarghee.com

27: 'Soaring Saturdays' at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from 3 to 5 p.m.; free

29: Movies on the Mountain: "Twister" - Presented free by Grand Teton Music Festival at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village - gtmf.org

30: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Talon Tuesdays" 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

31: 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

More Fun Things To Try

ATTEND ALIVE@5 EVENTS IN TETON VILLAGE

Alive @ Five takes place on the Teton Village Commons and is a free, all ages program running from 5 to 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This summer series provides both an educational and entertaining element to evenings in Teton Village. Tuesdays: Jackson Hole Historical Society brings storytellers, mountain music and folk artists sharing the best of the historic West. Wednesdays: Hawks, eagles, owls and falcons take center stage. Enjoy a unique, up-close, arm's length learning experience with live birds of prey presented by Teton Raptor Center. Thursdays: Wild Things of Wyoming brings an interactive and engaging experience about the animals who make Wyoming their home.

GO ON A FAMILY FLOAT WITH "FEATHERED FRIENDS"

Teton Raptor Center and Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures have partnered to create a truly unique raptor viewing experience, aptly named Friday Float with Feathered Friends. Enjoy a tranquil mid-day float on a guided vintage wooden boat tour down the Snake River as you discover raptors, other wildlife, and explore the natural world from the river. Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy it at the cool and quiet Tipi Camp and the end of your float. The tour is followed by an hour-long up-close learning experience at Teton Raptor Center’s Raptor Encounters program.
This combo package is offered on Fridays in July and August and runs from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will meet at 10:45 at Teton Raptor Center and the cost is $119/adult and $99/child (12 and under) with a maximum of 12 participants each week. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 307-203-2551.

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 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 lasts 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.