Celebrating our great nation, it’s history, and all it stands for is infectious! Not to mention the endearing traditions of the 4th. Some holidays involve gift-giving or getting dressed up, but when it comes to the 4th of July, it’s all about celebrating our country with our loved ones. It’s a beautifully simple holiday with cherished traditions and a good time to be had by all. Since the 4th falls in the summertime, it’s the perfect holiday to get outside the city and head to the great outdoors!
There’s Nothing Like a Jackson Hole Fourth of July
For abundant nature and a charming town full of 4th of July traditions, head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Nestled between both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Jackson Hole is any outdoor enthusiast’s dream! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during 4th of July, we recommend enjoying one or more of these beloved traditions!
Town Square Pancake Breakfast
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Hands down, the Town Square Pancake Breakfast is one of the best Jackson Hole 4th of July traditions! Kick-off the big day by indulging in a yummy all-American breakfast spread. The breakfast supports the Jackson Hole Lions Club. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 4 to 8-years old, and free for kids three-years-old and under.
Begins 10:30 a.m.
Once your bellies are nice and full, you can head over to Snow King Avenue in downtown to enjoy the parade! The route travels down Snow King Avenue to Glenwood, turning on Broadway, and ending on Willow Street. Judging of the parade entries will take place as they pass the grandstand located on Town Square. The parade will feature music, horses, clowns, roller skates, and classic cars among many other things.
Take a Dip
Cool off in between festivities by going for a dip! Summertime is the best time for water play in Jackson Hole, and there’s plenty of water to play in. Book a tour for scenic or whitewater rafting. For more low-key fun, go kayaking on Leigh Lake. For the ultimate chill-out, head to Jenny Lake with an array of frozen adult beverages!
Don’t Miss the Town Square Shootout!
Happening at 6 o’clock on the dot, a lively reenactment of frontier justice on the Jackson Town Square will take place. This is the longest, continually running shootout show in the entire country.
Head to the Rodeo
At one point in history, Jackson Hole was very much the wild west. To get a small taste of what western life was, and still is, head to the Jackson Hole Rodeo! Starting at 8 p.m., the Rodeo is action-packed with the traditional rodeo competitions such as bull riding, bucking broncos, calf roping, and mutton bustin’.
Hang out on Hayden’s Post Deck and Watch the Fireworks!
The pinnacle of any 4th of July celebration is always the fireworks! The fireworks will light up the sky at the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson Hole beginning at 10 p.m. For the best firework watching seats in town, head to the deck of Hayden’s Post Restaurant. Grab a cocktail, enjoy a snack, and sit back and relax as the fireworks dazzle the evening sky.
For your 4th of July Jackson Hole accommodation needs, book your stay at the luxurious and beautiful Snow King Resort.