Ongoing throughout June:
• 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. Nominal fee - wyomingstargazing.org•
• Visit the historic Miller House - The Miller House on the National Elk Refuge is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The house is located on the Refuge Road, ¾ mile north of the refuge’s entrance at the end of East Broadway Avenue in Jackson. Entrance to the Miller House is free of charge.
With daylight savings kicking in this month, one of the programs offered at the Miller House will focus on a common source of light for homesteaders. Visitors will have the opportunity to make candles, using the traditional method of candle dipping. Dressed in period homesteading clothing, staff from the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum will be on hand to explain the process and guide candle makers of all ages through the process of repeatedly dipping a weighted wick between a beeswax vat and a cool water bath to create the layers that form the tapered candle. Participants will be able to take home the souvenir candle they create that day.
A second craft will focus on fun over function: Visitors can make a thaumatrope, a paper Victorian optical toy popular in the 19th century. Crafters draw a different picture on either side of a round paper disk, then attach a string to each side. When the string is wound up and released, the card rapidly spins and merges the two pictures. Creative artists can strategically place their drawings on the disk to make a variety of fun optical illusions.
• Jackson Hole Shootout - The longest running shootout in the country; daily except Sundays in Town Square at 6 p.m.
• 'Soaring Saturdays' at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from 3 to 5 p.m.; free
• Historic Downtown Walking Tours – The Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum holds free, one-hour walking tours around Town Square at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday – jacksonholehistory.org
• Jackson Hole People's Market - Locally-produced food items and crafts; music; held at the base of Snow King Resort every Wednesday 4-7 p.m. - jhpeoplesmarket.org
Grand Teton Half Marathon - grandtetonhalfmarathon.com
"Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Jackson Hole's only dinner theater's 2019 summer musical opening night; runs Mon.-Sat. through Oct. 6 - jacksonholeplayhouse.com
Bridger-Teton Gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opens for sightseeing, hiking and dining; free rides after 4:30 p.m. to the Deck @ Piste restaurant. - jacksonhole.com
Mountain bike and Grand Adventure parks open at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Grand Adventure Park features a variety of both exciting and challenging activities.
Grand Targhee Mountain Resort Summer Opening - grandtarghee.com
9th Annual Plein Air Fest at National Museum of Wildlife Art. More than 50 invited artists will gather along the museum’s sculpture trail to sculpt and paint masterpieces en plein air. Collectors are invited to browse and bid on the fresh artworks that will be sold by silent bid in the afternoon. This family-friendly event includes live music and indoor programming. Attendees are encouraged to bike to the event and there will be a bike valet available—the first 50 riders will get a drink token! - wildlifeart.org
Teton Raptor Fest at Snow King Ball Park. Join Owly the Great Horned Owl, Gus the Golden Eagle and many other live raptors from 3 to 5:30 p.m., courtesy of Teton Raptor Center. The annual event will feature kids’ activities, learning opportunities and food. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. - tetonraptorcenter.org
JacksonHoleLive concert series begins at Snow King Mountain - Starts 6 p.m.; $5 18 and over; free 17 and under; jacksonholelive.org
14th Annual Crawfish Boil - Held at the base of Snow King in conjunction with JacksonHoleLive
Art Walk - Gallery openings, artist demos and more in downtown Jackson; 5-8 p.m. - jacksonholegalleryassociation.com
25-27: Jackson Hole Food & Wine Summer Festival at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the town of Jackson. - Interact and dine with a broad culinary community of local and guest chefs, winemakers, cocktail and beer experts and much more.
Music on Main - Start of free summer concert series in Victor, Idaho, featuring live music, food, and beer garden. Every Thursday until mid-August. - tetonvalleyfoundation.org
Summer Solstice Celebration at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Event will feature music, art, refreshments. Located off Hwy 390 on the way to Teton Village.
Teton Mudpot Summer Ceramic Sale - Art Association of Jackson Hole's two-day sale of locally made ceramic ware. - artassociation.org
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
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
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
Alive@5 on the Village Commons: Wild Things of Wyoming - An interactive and engaging experience about the animals who make Wyoming their home. Free.
Annual Snow King Hill Climb Running Race. The 2.3-mile race begins at the Jackson Town Square, follows Cache Street and climbs 1,571 feet up switchbacks and alpine terrain to the summit of Snow King Mountain. – tetoncountyparksandrec.org
More Things to Do in June
HAVE A "BANG-UP" TIME ON JACKSON TOWN SQUARE
The Jackson Hole Shootout is presented every night at 6 p.m. on the northeast corner of Town Square. The longest-running shootout in the United States features a "gun fight" show by the Jackson Hole Shootout Gang, filled with the lore of the Old West, bringing characters to life in the streets of present-day Jackson.
GET YOUR COWBOY ON
The Jackson Hole Rodeo is held throughout the summer on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. at the rodeo grounds on Snow King Avenue. The rodeo will also be presented on Friday, June 28 and every Friday in July through August. Quintessentially Western, watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in barrel racing, roping, on bucking broncs and more. Visit jhrodeo.com.
The Town Pump is a summertime bouldering series competition at the Teton Boulder Park in Phil Baux Park, located at the base of Snow King Mountain. Held from 6 to 8 p.m., it runs on successive Tuesday evenings throughout the month. Presented by Teton County/Jackson Parks and Rec and sponsored by Teton Mountaineering and Outdoor Research, this weekly event for locals and visitors alike generates money for climbing holds for the Teton Boulder Park. A youth division is available for climbers under 14. Visit jhtownpump.org