While snowfalls are common through May, the warmer days start to make themselves visible, making the spring a great time to be outdoors watching the wildlife wake up from the hibernating months. Enjoy the outdoors and its majestic mountains and forested trails. There are also great opportunities and events that can not be missed if you want to fully experience the famous wild west.
All events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders.
The Jackson Hole Rendezvous Music Festival is a two-day event on April 1-2, 2022, spring lifestyle and music festival providing the most iconic backdrops imaginable for our legendary music acts: historic downtown Jackson Town Square and the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. General admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited-quantity VIP tickets are available for purchase.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closing day is April 10th, 2022. Great bands entertain the crowds in this unforgettable, sunny slope side location under the Aerial Tram. Take your last run down the mountain of the season and enjoy free live music.
54th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Town Square is going to take place at 10 a.m. on April 16th, 2022. Costumed characters will be there, including the Easter Bunny greeting children who scramble for colorful eggs on the Square.
The Jackson Hole Farmers Market is a community event supporting local and regional farmers and food vendors. Taking place on April 18th, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m., this time at the Lodge of Jackson Hole.
APRIL – PARKS ALERTS
Yellowstone National Park: Most park roads are closed to automobiles until mid-April. The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, is open year-round. Click “more” to see the current status of park roads. Read more>>
Wildland fire danger: LOW
EcoFair has celebrated environmental stewardship and featured sustainability-oriented booths, live music, local food, demonstrations, kids’ activities, recycling education, and more for nearly 20 years. Come celebrate on May 14, 12-5PM.
Old West Days is Jackson’s beloved celebration of history and heritage, starting with the Elk Fest on May 21-22, 2022 and its world’s best collection of elk antler. Private antler sales start at 8 am for antler, paddles, horns and more from vendors around the nation. Then, the best antler collected from the National Elk Refuge are sold at public auction on the Town Square. On Sunday 22nd, the Old West competition for the coveted chili trophy that professionals and amateurs brag about all year, you will be able to sample chili and local brews by a free concert of local Bluegrass & Country bands on Town Square.
On May 29th, two-time GRAMMY winner Travis Tritt will headline The Million Dollar Music Fest presented by The Cowboy Bar, as the third-year festival makes its triumphant return to the historic Jackson Hole Town Square. Country music super trio, Runaway June and gritty Southern rockers, The Desert City Ramblers will join the third annual Million Dollar Music Fest in support.
The Old West Brewfest is a celebration of an age-old craft. Breweries from around the mountain west region gather on the Jackson Hole Town Square to compete for the Golden Boot, a people’s choice award. Free, live music will be rockin’ on Town Square during this event, and family entertainment will be available all day on May 28, 2022.
MAY – PARKS ALERTS
Grand Teton National Park: Construction will take place beginning in 2022. The southern portion of the road from the Granite Canyon Entrance to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve will be closed in 2022 except on weekends (7 pm Friday to 7 am Monday) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Granite Canyon Trailhead will be closed to all access during 2022. For more information check the Moose-Wilson Road Construction page.
Yellowstone National Park: East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Village to Lake Village opens on May 6. Between Cooke City, MT, on US-212 to Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (WY-296)* opens on May 11. South Entrance to West Thumb, Lake Village to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall opens on May 13, and Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway (US-212)* opens on May 27.
*Check the road construction page to learn more about major projects that will cause delays and closures in 2022.
Jackson Hole Summer Events
The Art Fair is a quintessential Jackson Hole summer event featuring professional local and national artists selling fine art and craft including ceramics, paintings, furniture, photography, and much more. June 17-19 at the Center for the Arts Lawn.
Food & Wine Sumer Festival offers on Jun 23-25, 2022 a variety of flavors and experiences unique to Jackson Hole. Join us this June to interact and dine with a broad culinary community of local and guest chefs, winemakers, cocktail and beer experts and much more.
The Cody Peak 50K, Cirque 30K, and Wild 15K events take place on June 25-26. Race through the high alpine of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, home to world-class trail running in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
One of Teton’s Village most popular shows are back with their unique blend of fine art, and one of a kind antiques, providing something for everyone at Art & Antique Show. With award winning artists, and nationally acclaimed antique dealers, MC Presents has something for everyone. Starting on June 24, 25, 26 and more to see through the summer.
The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 61st season will be held from July 3-August 27, 2022. Join us for eight weeks of performances under the leadership of Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles. A beloved GTMF tradition, Patriotic Pops pairs fireworks and pops music for an Independence Day to remember! Vocalist Capathia Jenkins returns to perform at this family-friendly event.
The 66th Annual Teton County Fair invites you on July 23-31. Experience an exceptional fair while learning Jackson’s western heritage, uniting urban and rural communities in celebration.
Enjoy great Jackson Hole summer events and make sure to check out our vacation rentals!