Annual Events & Festivals
Some call mountain town living quiet, others know a little better.
There is something happening in Jackson nearly every week of the year! From rodeos to art festivals to western culture to parades and live music–it’s always important to check the calendar and make sure you have made room for annual favorites like Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, ElkFest, Old West Days Winterfest, and the Teton County Fair.
Visit our up-to-date events calendar to help you plan for the perfect trip–and the second, and the third!
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
- The Jackson Hole Rodeo has been part of Jackson Hole’s western heritage for over 100 years. It's held at the Teton County Fairgrounds on Wednesday and Saturday evenings from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Come dressed with a western flair and venture out on a horseback ride to get in the mood!
- A favorite event of the Fall Arts Festival in September is the Quick Draw Art Sale and Auction--Artists work feverishly for an hour and a half on Town Square while spectators see their visions come to life on canvas and in clay. The crowds gather for a live auction - a fun and spirited affair as art enthusiasts bid for their favorite pieces and the artists wait in anticipation as their work is displayed for the crowd.
- Jackson Hole's Old West Days is as it sounds, a 10 day festival celebrating Western culture with a parade, family activities, rodeo, live music, local beer, and more!
- Local nonprofit Off Square Theatre Company has hosted over 5 years of the Thin Air Shakespeare Festival. Community members and visitors are invited to bring blankets and picnics to the Center for the Arts' lawn for a night of outdoor theatre.
Need more information? Explore our Explorer Magazine Travel Planner, which you can also explore electronically HERE. If you're already here, feel free to stop by one of our Visitor Centers where an experienced agent will be able to guide you in the right direction. And maybe you've become curious about other lodging options, discover cabins, historic lodging, national park lodging, vacation rentals, and even dude ranches.