Everyone deserves time away from the daily demands once in a while. When you’re looking for a scenic and inviting place to escape the hustle of life, a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming is sure to inspire! This year-round getaway destination is loved by travelers with interests of all types looking to make the most of beautiful surroundings and access to charming in-town fun too. Within easy reach of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park alike, Jackson Hole offers up plenty of options for customizing your itinerary when you’re in town. A trip this way is just as appealing for those looking to spend every moment in the great outdoors as it is for those who can’t wait to dine, shop, and relax their way through a stay. No matter what your ideal getaway entails, Jackson Hole has something for you and if you’re lucky enough to be heading here over Labor Day, there’s even more to discover in 2023!
Get Ready to Dance, Sing, and Groove Your Way to Fun Over Labor Day Weekend
Throughout the month of September, those enjoying time in Jackson Hole with a heart for dancing will want to be sure to make their way to Stagecoach Bar to participate in the very best of Honky Tonk Wednesday fun! This weekly event is worth adding to your Labor Day itinerary if you find music lifts your spirits and you’re willing to learn energetic Honky Tonk moves to match. The event kicks off at 5:00 pm and lasts until 8:00 pm so bring your partner, your sense of fun, and your dancing shoes for an evening that’s bound to be unforgettable.
For Jackson Hole visitors over Labor Day who are looking to put their vocal skills on full display, Cowboy Coffee on Town Square is your venue of choice. An open mic night that’s fun and impressive is hosted here each Thursday in September starting at 6:30 pm so if you’re ready to perform your best songs, this is the place for you.
When you’re looking to add even more live music to your Labor Day lineup, don’t forget to swing by the Mangy Moose on Monday or Tuesday evenings to enjoy great shows ranging across a variety of musical genres. September 5th will feature a live band and every Wednesday brings karaoke fun into the mix as well.
Spend Some Quality Time Shopping
Labor Day travelers that find themselves in Jackson Hole looking for some local retail therapy will find it at the weekly farmers market. This inviting event is hosted on the Town Square every Saturday morning from 8:00 am until noon. It’s a wonderful opportunity when you’re looking to browse handcrafted goods and apparel as well as fresh produce, baked goods, and home goods as well. Live music sets the scene for added fun at this popular weekly event you’ll want to be sure to attend over Labor Day weekend.
Get Up Close to Amazing Creatures
Wildlife watching is an appealing activity to add to your to-do list anytime you make your way to Jackson Hole but if you find yourself here over Labor Day excited to get up close to some truly spectacular creatures, there are options you’ll want to consider. Make your way to the Avian Experience at the Teton Raptor Center any Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 2:00 pm for an up-close encounter that’s sure to inspire! The team at the Teton Raptor Center invites guests to come and visit the historic on-site barn where they can safely meet birds of prey! It’s a fascinating experience that shows you the power and beauty of these winged creatures that call this area home.
Take a Ride up the Gondola for Great Views
The Snow King gondola remains open through October second which makes Labor Day in Jackson Hole a great time to take a ride and enjoy the view. The gondola runs from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm daily and provides sweeping views over the Tetons. In addition to the gondola, guests can enjoy access to the mini golf course, Amaze’N Maze, and Cowboy Coaster over Labor Day.
Make Time to Stargaze This Labor Day
The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down in Jackson Hole. Those looking to connect with the cosmos can do so by heading over to the northwest corner of the Stilson parking Lot off Highway 390 and 22 on Thursday evening at dark. Here, astronomy educators will be on-hand to show you how to use aperture telescopes to get amazing views of nebulae, galaxies, stars, planets, and more! Reservations aren’t required, educators just ask that you bring your willingness to learn and a sense of curiosity.
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Adventure is waiting for you in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this summer and when you’re looking for added fun, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. The following are just a few of the many top summer events that are well worth adding to your itinerary when travel plans bring you to Jackson Hole in 2023 alongside family and friends.
Enjoy the Grand Teton Music Festival in 2023
If you’re heading to scenic Jackson Hole this summer and looking for musical events to add to your lineup of fun activities, you’ll find it waiting for you with the arrival of the annual Grand Teton Music Festival. Back and better than ever in 2023, this festival will be hosted from June 30th through August 19th, providing guests and locals alike with eight weeks of performances under the leadership of Sir Donald Runicles. Some of the special events on the calendar this summer include an evening with Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald as well as a performance by the National Youth Orchestra alongside violinist Gil Shaham. This will be conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Some fan-favorite violinists are slated to return including James Ehnes who will be performing at Walk Festival Hall. The Festival Orchestra series will include a semi-staged production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly complete with seven world-class opera soloists taking to the stage too! There will once again be a Sunday afternoon piano recital series showcase as well as two outdoor events hosted at the Center for the Arts Park.
Independence Day Fireworks in Teton Village
For travelers that are excited to find themselves in Jackson Hole over the 4th of July, the annual Independence Day Fireworks display in Teton Village is a must-see event this summer. Presented by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the event runs from 9:00 pm until 11:00 pm at 3265 West Village Drive on both July 3rd and July 4th this year. Guests are invited to come and enjoy plenty of live music, food, and beverages before the fireworks kick off after sundown around 10:00 pm. The performances you’ll enjoy on-site are part of the free concert summer series in Jackson Hole which is enjoying its 13th year in town in 2023.
Take Part in the 4th of July Breakfast and Parade
Infuse flavor and fun into your summer away in Jackson Hole when you make the most of the annual Independence Day breakfast and parade in town. On July 4th, you can make your way to the north side of Town Square where the Jackson Hole Lions Club will be hosting a special community breakfast starting at 8:00 am. This is a family-friendly and decidedly delicious event that runs until 11:00 am and kids 4 and under can dine for free. Those 4 to 7 are $7 each while adults can dine for $15 each. Live music will be on-site to accompany the breakfast experience on the 4th of July in Jackson Hole which will include eggs, pancakes, and sausages served up alongside delicious beverages too. Dine in style and linger in good company before making your way to find a seat in anticipation of the arrival of the annual 4th of July parade. The parade is presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and highlights patriotism and community spirit alike! Once you’re settled in along Town Square, you can expect to see dancing, singing, and colorful floats winding along Glenwood Street and Broadway Avenue. The parade also typically includes horses, which is a fun addition for everyone!
Experience the Jackson Hole Rodeo
This summer, Jackson Hole also welcomes the rodeo to town on July 4th from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm. The event is in its 10th year in 2023 and tickets are $53 a person. Spectators are in for a treat as talented cowboys and cowgirls show off their classic rodeo skills ranging from calf roping and barrel racing to bull riding alike. The event includes a variety of foods and beverages to enjoy on-site as well as live music and family-friendly activities to check out. Looking to pick up some cowboy or cowgirl apparel of your own? That’s available for purchase at the rodeo as well.
Book Your Jackson Hole Journey Today
Now is the very best time to begin planning your one-of-a-kind summer vacation to Jackson Hole. At Adobe Jackson Hole, we know that having amazing and luxurious accommodations in place to call your own while you’re in town can elevate the experience even further! Reach out to our team today to learn more about our exciting and inspiring property options available that not only keep you close to the Jackson Hole destinations you can’t wait to explore but infuse your getaway with the luxury and style you deserve every step of the way. We can’t wait to see you in beautiful Wyoming soon!
The 4th of July is just around the corner and this year, why not make the most of the fun by packing up and heading to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to celebrate! Whether you head off on a solo journey, as a couple, or alongside family and friends, Jackson Hole is packed with opportunities for fun and entertainment that just might have you returning for holiday festivities year after year. Whether you’re someone who looks forward to savory moments, can’t wait to enjoy a good 4th of July parade, or has a heart for fireworks displays, you’ll find it all and more waiting to be enjoyed in Jackson Hole. The following highlights are just a few of the many reasons to make time for celebrating this 4th of July in Jackson Hole.
Flavorful Fun to Savor with Friends and Family
When you find yourself in Jackson Hole on the 4th of July, you can count on starting the day off on a delicious note. That’s because the city hosts its annual pancake breakfast on the 4th at Town Square! This mouthwatering event runs from 8:00 am until 10:30 am and is organized and presented by the Jackson Hole Lions Club. Tickets to attend the pancake breakfast start at $13 for those 13 and up while breakfast goers 4 to 7 can make the most of the tasty experience for $6 each. Anyone dining under the age of four can do so for free. This breakfast brings visitors and locals together and is sure to please the palate. It’s also a great addition to the itinerary when you want to begin your day’s adventures close to the heart of the 4th of July fun!
If you’re hoping to get the holiday fun started even earlier and are looking for an activity to burn calories before you sit down and make the most of the pancake breakfast, the 4th of July 10K run will do the trick. The race starts at 8:00 am and follows an out and back path from Owen Bircher Park. Participants have options to choose from 10K and 5K runs as well as a 5K walk depending on preference. Be sure to register in advance to secure your place!
Watch the 4th of July Parade
Another sure highlight of a 4th of July celebrated in Jackson Hole is taking time to enjoy the holiday parade that’s in place each year. The parade kicks off at 10:00 am and begins its route at the Teton County Fairgrounds. The parade then travels down Snow King Avenue toward Glenwood before making a turn at Broadway into Town Square. The floats and performers end things at Willow Street and typically the parade finishes around noon. This is a super popular event on the day’s agenda, so you’ll want to bring chairs and come early to make sure you have a great spot to see all of the classic cars, clowns, horses, live music, and even performers on roller skates! The parade is a family friendly event you won’t want to miss out on while you’re in town.
Concert on the Commons Followed by Fireworks
In 2023, the Concert on the Commons series enters its 13th year much to the delight of locals and visitors alike. On July 3rd and July 4th guests can enjoy concert series performances starting at 6:00 pm. There will also be a Patriotic Pops performance by the Grand Teton Musical Festival Orchestra at the Center for the Arts Park to enjoy. If you choose to sit on the lawn for this performance, there’s no cost to attend. When you’ve had your fill of musical fun, stick around for the fireworks at 10:00 pm. These are set off at both Teton Village and Snow King Mountain Resort.
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No matter what time of year you make your way to Jackson Hole, visitors will find that it’s a destination designed to inspire and delight. At Adobe Jackson Hole, we work hard to make sure that all of our guests have amazing accommodations in place that match that moment flawlessly. Reach out today to learn more about booking one of our luxurious retreats to enjoy over the 4th of July or any other time of year your travel plans bring you to scenic Jackson Hole.
Our team takes care of all the details while guests focus exclusively on the fun. Booking one of our inviting rentals is a great way to ensure that when you’re done exploring Jackson Hole, you have a place to return that infuses luxury, comfort, and style into every day of your stay. We simply wouldn’t have it any other way for our guests! When you’re ready to turn travel plans into a reality, you can count on us to help make it happen. We look forward to welcoming you to Wyoming this year.
Soak up the last rays of the sun during the “unofficial” end of summer. September is also a great time to take in the great outdoors due to slightly cooler temperatures and more active wildlife.
Ready to start planning your perfect escape before the sun sets on summer? There’s so much to do, the options can be overwhelming! Our team is here to take the headache out of your trip-planning, so we’ve compiled this list of planning resources & adventure inspiration to help you get started so you can make the most of your minutes in the last weekend of the summer. For custom experiences, additional recommendations, or for help with trip planning, contact our Concierge Team with your wish list!
While there are countless ways to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds Jackson Hole, there’s nothing quite like experiencing this spectacular terrain than from the seat of a saddle! Natural & pristine alpine lakes, wildflower-laden meadows, rugged ridges – and possibly even a glimpse of a deer, elk or moose! Escape the crowds and find serenity before the weekend. All rides are guided by Wyoming’s premier mountain guides and are perfect for any group and all skill levels. Only at Abode Experience includes private luxury round-trip transportation, gourmet catered meals, and a champagne toast.
SNOW KING MOUNTAIN RESORT
Get a full day of activities at Snow King Mountain Resort. The Big King Pass is a great way to experience summer fun in one-day, this pass includes one tour on the Treetop Adventure and unlimited rides and activities all day on like The Cowboy Coaster for careening through nearly a mile of dips, dives, and curves, Mini-Golf, Alpine Slide for a classic choose-your-own-speed adventure, Amaze’n Maze to get lost in the fun and challenge yourself and Bungee Trampoline to flip and fly fearlessly.
FRIDAY NIGHT BIKE RIDES
Head to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Friday evening for the last night of mountain biking! From 4PM to 6PM you will get to ride for one last time the new Bike Park Trails as the summer comes to an end. Bike park lift tickets & bike rentals are available in resort only, including access to Sweetwater Gondola and Teewinot Quad only.
While the sun comes down, walk around Town Square, famous for its four antler arches and great shopping ranging from fine jewelry and art galleries to outdoor gear stores and old time photos. If the sky is clear, end your day with Wyoming Stargazing’s free stargazing gathering. Meet at the Center for the Arts’ lawn anytime between 9:30 to 11:30pm for astronomers to show you planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more through their professional telescopes.
Look for local farmers, ranchers, and specialty food vendors at the weekly Farmers Market in Town Square under the elk antler arches from 8AM to 12PM. Be there first to get the best selection of produce, locally raised beef, baked goods, and other prepared foods. End the morning enjoying live music by a local band! You can also pop into the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center between 3PM and 5PM for Teton Raptor Center – Soaring Saturdays, meet live raptors and relax on the wildlife-viewing decks.
Enjoy the last day of elevated yoga on the second floor south deck of Rendezvous Lodge, at the top of the Bridger Gondola! Get your sun salutations at 9095′. The class goes from 9:30AM to 10:30AM, we recommend taking the gondola at 9AM. You can sign up online but you must go to the Mountain Sports School sales desk on the bottom floor of the Bridger Building to pick up a ticket for gondola access.
September is considered the best month to fish for trout. Catch the “Zen” when fishing with Jackson Hole’s skilled fishing guides. Whether you are a seasoned fly fisher or a novice, they will make your experience one to remember. Explore legendary rivers like the Snake, Green, Firehole, and Bighorn—home to wild and native trout species including cutthroat, rainbow, and brown. You’ll see bald eagles, moose, elk, and maybe even a bear! You’ll come away with stories of feisty fish and adventures you’ll cherish for years to come. Day trips last from 5-8 hours, contact the Abode Concierge Team to plan your trip.
Jackson Hole Labor Day weekend also marks the end of the rodeo season. These are real cowboys and girls who are competing for cash money, we’re going to be able to see some of the best performances of the season on their last weekend to compete. You can’t visit the “Last Town of the Old West” without experiencing a real rodeo. It’s one of our favorite events in Jackson Hole. We recommend you buy your ticket online, popular nights often sell out, print it and go straight to the entry, crowds start showing up at 7:15PM so arrive early!
WHERE TO STAY
PRIVATE IN-ABODE SPA SERVICES
The getaway finds you tired? Relax, and unwind in the comfort of your Abode with the best massage therapists in Jackson Hole. Indulge in any number of stress-reducing, relaxational or therapeutic massage treatments. Licensed massage therapists are happy to do multiple massages and various modalities of your choice. They also offer infrared heated tables for a deeper heated experience. Choose from deep tissue, hot stone & Swedish massage, salt/sugar scrub massage, Thai, or couples massage. Have another request? Reach out to our Concierge Team.
VISIT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART
Located across from the National Elk Refuge on the edge of town you will experience artworks representing wild animals from around the world. The National Museum of Wildlife Art offers a variety of ways to experience our wildlife art with many exhibits, collections, and a sculpture trail. They’re open 7 days a week from 9AM to 5PM.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
Journey down the class II-III Snake River with stunning canyon scenery, calm stretches, and fun rapids. Experience the two biggest waves on the river, Big Kahuna and Lunch Counter. Your guide will teach you how to sit, paddle, and stroke as you laugh your way down the Snake! The 8-mile whitewater stretch through the Snake River Canyon takes you through a mix of calm sections where you’ll be able to take in the scenery and wildlife, and exciting rapids where you’re more than likely to get a little wet. Custom made, state of the art Aire rafts can hold up to 16 people, with 8-10 paddle spots in each boat. Private rafts are also available. Contact Abode Concierge Team for more information.
A LAZY MORNING
If the group wakes up running slow, just grab an early breakfast or a late brunch. Jackson Hole is full of cozy spots that serve traditional American breakfast, sandwiches, baked goods or desserts such as pie. The Bunnery Bakery & Restaurant is one of Jackson’s favorite casual restaurants, serving breakfast and lunch daily throughout the year and dinner during the summer months. If you are looking for more home cooked classics with a log cabin environment Cafe Genevieve Restaurant is perfect for you. High attention to detail and creative preparation defines Rations, the in-store restaurant at Basecamp, is a not-so-hidden gem in this establishment.
GRAND TETON TOUR
From glamorous peaks to roaming wildlife, enjoy an afternoon in Grand Teton National Park with visits to Oxbow Bend, Mormon Row, Snake River, and Jenny Lake. Tour offers balanced narrations covering flora, fauna, geology, and both natural and local history. Only at Abode Experience tops your evening off with a delicious safari-style hot dinner served in the field at a scenic location.
Stop by the Hootenanny on Monday night at Dornan’s in Moose! The Jackson Hole Hootenanny (“The Hoot”) invites musicians to gather and play traditional acoustic music for a receptive crowd in one of the most awe-inspiring settings in the world. Enjoy Western, Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Blues singers and if you’re musically inclined jump up on the stage for a minute of fame! Free from 6PM to 9PM.
To enhance your stay we are happy to help you not only with the essentials such as pre-arrival grocery + stocked bar, transportation, and more, we also deliver five-star experiences curated by a local concierge. Our in-house concierge services can take care of booking chef services, restaurant reservations, yoga, bike rentals, a photographer to preserve the memory in a family portrait, outdoor excursions, massage therapists and more – all to come to you at the house. Just let us know what is on your wish list.
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