Art Fair Jackson Hole
Center for the Arts, June 17-19, August 5-7
For the 57th year, the Art Fair Jackson Hole will bring a wide range of fine art and crafts — including pottery, jewelry, furniture, photography, and unique Teton-made gifts — to the lawn of the Center for the Arts. During the fair in June and August, this is the place to go for unique pieces of art and clever crafts, many of which are made by local artists. All proceeds benefit the Art Association’s educational and outreach programs.
Plein Air Fest
National Museum of Wildlife Art, June 18
What’s more picturesque than watching Jackson Hole’s most talented artists create new masterpieces beneath the towering Teton Range? The Plein Air Fest is an event for anyone who appreciates art, or is just curious about watching the magic unfold on the canvas. And it all goes down en plein air (outside). Bidding and a silent auction follow, with proceeds benefiting the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Jackson Hole Food Wine Summer Festival
Various locations, June 23-25
Boasting an experience that is both unique and intimate, the Jackson Hole Food & Wine Summer Festival celebrates all things culinary with a week- end of food and drink at various locations around Jackson Hole. Live music, a tasting event, and a lineup of featured chefs round out the weekend.
Music on Main
Victor City Park, Thursdays June 23-August 11
For a boot-stomping good time that remains completely free, head over the pass to Victor. For the past 16 years, locals and visitors have gathered for the town’s Thursday summer concert series, a family-friendly show that rivals the offerings in Jackson Hole.
PAWS Pet Gala
Center for the Arts, July 1
Pull your tux out of storage and fluff up your pooch for this annual fundraiser, which includes a red carpet entrance, a plated diner, and an auction, followed by dancing. All proceeds benefit PAWS of Jackson Hole, a nonprofit that provides essential pet services to local pets and their people.
Grand Teton Music Festival
Various locations, July 3-August 27
For the 61st year, the sounds of the Grand Teton Music Festival will reverberate around the Tetons. The eight-week festival of performances kicks off on July 3 with a free evening of music for the whole family. An exceptional series of chamber music, jazz, and orchestra performances follow.
Music in the Mountains
Absaroka Ranch, July 15
An hour-and-a-half drive east of Jackson is the town of Dubois, home to Absaroka Ranch. The ranch typically boasts a level of quiet and solitude that draws visitors from across the country — but on July 15, that all changes. For the second time, the ranch will host Music in the Mountains, a one-day event that will showcase country singer John King and opener Martin and Kelly.
Teton County Fair
Teton County Fairgrounds July 23-31
For a hearty dose of Jackson’s Western heritage, drop by the annual Teton County Fair, which is proudly celebrating its 66th year. The week of events includes everything from live music and rodeo to a carnival.
Jackson Hole Rodeo YETI Finals
Jackson Hole Rodeo Grounds, August 31, September 3
After a summer of rodeo, there’s nothing like catching the season’s culminating event: the YETI Finals. Watch cowboys and cowgirls do their thing while enjoying a hot dog and a beer and catching some sun.