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Things To Do in June in Jackson Hole

Things really start to heat up in June in Jackson Hole, both literally and activity-wise. From summer openings at the area's three ski resorts to free concert series, art exhibit openings and a plein air fest, June is jumping with fun.
National Museum of Wildlife Art Plein Air Fest

June Events

Ongoing throughout the month:

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

• The iconic Jackson Hole Hootenanny takes place every Monday night at 6 p.m. in the Silver Dollar Showroom at the Wort Hotel.

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.

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

• "Paint Your Wagon" at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Jackson Hole's only dinner theater's 2022 summer musical; opens June 3; Mon.-Sat.  - jacksonplayhouse.com

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.

• Bluegrass Tuesday's in the Silver Dollar Showroom at the historic Wort Hotel has been bringing locals and visitors together for 15 years, year-round, through the music of One Ton Pig; 7-10:30 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

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

• Teton Raptor Encounter Program - Held from 11-11:50 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and the first Saturday of the month at Teton Raptor Center in Wilson; book online at tetonraptorcenter.org

4: Grand Teton Half Marathon - grandtetonhalfmarathon.com

5: 9th Annual Ultimate Towner - All-ages “choose your adventure” format features a 2-hour course with a variety of fun checkpoint challenges to be completed in the style of an “Amazing Race!” Visit ultimatetowner.com for discounted registration ($59-$79 per adult; $49 per youth)

8-17: Thin Air Shakespeare: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Tenth-anniversary production of Offsquare Theatre Company's Thin Air Shakespeare on the Center for the Arts lawn - jhcenterforthearts.org

11: Mountain bike and Ropes Course open at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - The Ropes Course features a variety of both exciting and challenging activities.

11: Sweetwater Gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opens for sightseeing

13: Free Music Mondays at Center for the Arts - Outdoor concerts featuring local bands; 7 p.m.

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

17: Summer opening day at Grand Targhee Mountain Resort - grandtarghee.com

17-19: 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

18: Plein Air Fest at National Museum of Wildlife Art - More than 50 invited artists are given one day to create new masterpieces en plein air (outside). - wildlifeart.org

Annual Teton Raptor Fest - See and celebrate live birds of prey from Teton Raptor Center -  tetonraptorcenter.org

22: 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

23: Music on Main outdoor concert series starts in Victor, Idaho - Held just over the Teton Pass from Jackson, the free concerts are good for all ages - tetonvalleyfoundation.org

24: Summer Solstice Celebration at Rendezvous Park (R Park) -  Located off Hwy 390 on the way to Teton Village; 4-7 p.m.; live music, food , activities.

23-25: Jackson Hole Food and Wine's annual Summer Fest - A weekend of wining and dining events. Visit jhfoodandwine.com.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Mountain Biking

23-24: Teton Mudpot Summer Ceramic Sale - Art Association of Jackson Hole's two-day sale of locally made ceramic ware. - artassociation.org

23: 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

24-26: Teton Village Art&Antique Fair - mcpresents.com

24: Alive@5 on the Village Commons: "Raptor Thursdays 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

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 24 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.