Hang with the locals during Jackson Hole’s summer community events!
We at Barker-Ewing Whitewater have had the great pleasure to live and work in Jackson Hole for more than 53 years. Why so long? Of course, the draw of living in one of the wildest, most spectacular places on Earth brought us here, but it’s the people that convinced us to stay.
The many great people who call Jackson Hole home have cultivated a strong sense of community—a collective personality that shines through in our local events. Below is just a slice of the many excellent cultural events our community has to offer this summer season.
1) Fourth of July Parade—Come celebrate your freedom at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Howdy Pardners Ambassador Club Fourth of July Parade. The events start at 7:00 a.m. with a Pancake Breakfast on Town Square. Then, parade floats and other entries line up at the Teton County Fairground for the parade start. The day finishes at 6:00 p.m. with a performance of patriotic songs sponsored by the Grand Teton Music Festival.
2) Teton County Fair—July 22-31, join us for the Teton County Fair, located at the Teton County Fairgrounds in Jackson. In addition to lots of great rides, rodeos, fried dough and cotton candy, fair-goers can expect to see Teton County’s finest livestock, fiddle playing and the always cutthroat and always hilarious diaper derby.
3) Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival—The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is a series of 50 events during the first half of September designed to celebrate Jackson Hole’s world renown art scene. The high point of the 11-day event is inevitably the Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11. Dozens of galleries open their doors to ply the public with wine and food and show off work from some of the west’s finest artists.
4) Old Bill’s Fun Run—This fundraiser sponsored by the Jackson Hole Community Foundation has raised $121 million for charity over the 19 years of its existence. Come see Jackson’s wide array of worthwhile non-profits specializing in everything from wildlife preservation to feeding the hungry to educating children about science. Athletes young and old can choose to participate in the run itself, which starts on Town Square and follows the Elk Refuge Road for some spectacular views.