Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

A Local’s Guide to Fourth of July Weekend in Jackson, WY

Plus a list of safe locations to view fireworks!

To keep our community safe, we encourage visitors to celebrate America's birthday as the locals do - outdoors, distanced, and respectfully. So we're spilling some local secrets to get the most out of your holiday weekend, while keeping your family and our community safe.

Happy 4th of July from the JH Chamber!

On The Fourth

*A list of suggested locations to watch Fourth of July fireworks is outlined at the bottom of this page*

Green adventure: In-town activities and Town fireworks. Visit Snow King Mountain Resort, loaded with activities like mini-golf, the cowboy coaster, and a scenic chair lift ride. Watch the Jackson Hole Rodeo, a Jackson tradition that dates back to the earliest days of the community's history. Catch fireworks, displayed above Snow King Mountain, at 10 pm.

Blue adventure: Grill at "R" Park and Stilson fireworks. Rendezvous Park, between Jackson and Wilson, offers swimming, floating, hiking, and more. Local tip: bring a small grill for a 4th of July BBQ. Then watch the fireworks from the Stilson parking lot just around the corner.

Black Diamond adventure: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Via Ferrata climbing experience, downhill mountain biking, and hiking with serious vertical gain make JHMR the perfect place for the Fourth of July adventurer. At 10, you can see their fireworks display from the base area in your car.

Double Black Diamond adventure: Overnight backpacking. Teton County is loaded with secret spots and hidden gems to pitch a tent in beautiful solitude. Death Canyon and The Wind River Range are local favorites, but keep in mind that locals train and prep for months for these trips. Depending on where you go, you may have to grab a permit, and be sure to ask any questions then. And remember the ultimate backcountry motto: if you don't know, don't go.

Rock jumping in Grand Teton National Park

In the parks 

Green adventure: Drive through Grand Teton National Park, entering through Moran and circling back to exit from Moose. On this drive, you'll catch all the must-sees, including picture-perfect views of the Tetons, each one more stunning than the next. Local tip: if you're looking to see wildlife, stop at Oxbow Bend and keep your eyes peeled.

Blue adventure: Hike Phelps Lake. This 7-mile loop on the Southern edge of GTNP is an easy hike with so much to see. It's almost a right of passage in Jackson to visit the jumping rock and take a leap.

Black Diamond adventure: Head over to Signal Mountain and rent a kayak to explore the shores of Jackson Lake.

Jackson Lake sunset

On A Porch

Green adventure: Cafe Genevieve for breakfast, Persephone for lunch, The Bird for dinner. These three are widely recognized as the best porches in the valley for outdoor dining, and for good reason. The local tip here? Be patient and wear a mask in line! They'll be busy because they're worth it.

Blue Adventure: Healthy Being for brunch, Roadhouse for happy hour, Still West for late night. These guys are a little newer to the outdoor eating game and killing it. Their spots include lawn seating off the square, rooftop seating on the square, and a lounge patio overlooking Snow King Mountain.

Black Diamond adventure: Piste waffles at high altitude, Dornan's for pizza and beer, Stagecoach for Streetfood. Ride the gondola at JHMR for a bacon and peanut butter waffle you'll never forget. Hit Dornan's in Moose when entering or exiting the park for an adventure. And cap the day at Stagecoach in Wilson, where mountain bikers, anglers, and hikers gather outdoors after a long day.

Pro-tip for desert: Grab Haagen-Dazs on the square and bring it out Elk Refuge Road for the sunset.

In The Name Of Safety

The ultimate local tip right now? Spread love, not disease! Wear a mask. Maintain social distancing at all times. Wash your hands. Our small town can't afford to close again, and we don't want to have to stop welcoming you to our special place! Help us stay open and stay safe!

2020 Fourth of July Fireworks: Where to Watch

Jackson presents three separate fireworks displays this year, all starting at 10 pm:
Town of Jackson fireworks presented by Teton Board of Realtors to be displayed over Snow King Mountain.
Teton Village Association fireworks to be displayed at Stilson Transit Center and at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 

Where to catch the Town of Jackson fireworks presented by Teton Board of Realtors:
Even though the Snow King Ball Field and Parking Lot will be closed during the fireworks display, there are plenty of fantastic places to watch the show. It can be viewed from most places in town, including the suggested locations outlined below.

From your car: 
Cache St.
Snow King street parking
Home Ranch Parking Lot
Albertsons Parking Lot
Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Mike Yokel Parking Lot
Any parking surrounding Town Square
*Please note: The Elk Refuge is closed to visitors after sunset and parking on this road will not be permitted to view the fireworks

From a local business:
The Rodeo Grounds (rodeo ticket holders only)
Restaurants including Hayden's Post, Stillwest, Orsetto, The Wort, and Thai Me Up. Any South-facing restaurant open for dinner will likely have a view of the display.
Hotels and residences in town including Snow King Hotel

Where to watch the Teton Village Association fireworks at Stilson:

From your car:
Stilson Parking Lot
The Dike Parking

From a local business:
Restaurants including The Stagecoach, Calico, and Rations.
Rented residences in Wilson

Where to watch the fireworks in Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort:

From your car:
Village Parking Lot
The Ranch Lot
Crystal Springs Lot
Cody Lot
*Please do not park on the road

From a local business:
Restaurants including Teton Thai, The Mangy Moose, The Spur, and The Lounge at The Four Seasons
Hotels and residences including Teton Mountain Lodge, Hotel Terra, Snake River Lodge & Spa, and Four Seasons

We know there is way more to do in and around Jackson Hole it’s almost impossible to pick and choose. Check out our blogs on summer fun to help narrow down your search.

Hiking not your ideal speed for the trails in Jackson? Try some downhill or mountain biking and take it up a gear.

Looking to chill out and catch some waves? Rent a canoe or Kayak and explore one or a few of the many waterways in Jackson.

If you’re looking to get stuck in the clouds, check out our hot air balloon tours or scenic flights.

Blog by Communications Manager, Andi Gollwitzer and Brittany Magleby, Events Director.

Additional photos courtesy of Visit Jackson Hole