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Kick Off Summer With These Iconic May Events

Nothing indicates summer is on its way more than these iconic May events. From live music to Western heritage, there is something for everyone during the month of May!

Historic barn in GTNP.

Old West Days

Old West Days and ElkFest are Jackson Hole’s tribute to our Western Heritage and Community Culture. It’s more than just a tribute though, it’s a time to celebrate it and experience it!

The festival kicks off on May 17th weekend with ElkFest, Teton Powwow, and the High Noon Chili Cook-off in downtown Jackson Hole.  The Best of the West Parade, Old West Brewfest, and Million Dollar Music Fest round out the festival on Memorial Day weekend.  The Mountain Man Rendezvous celebrates the rich history and tradition of the Rocky Mountain fur trade over the entire 10 days of the festival at the Teton County Fairgrounds.

Enjoy ales from breweries all over the Mountain West and sample bowls of chili made by high-end restaurants, as well as the Boy Scouts. And….vote for your favorites! Observe the Teton Powwow where indigenous knowledge keepers will share their rich culture, traditions, dance, and history. Tip your hats to Teton County Fair’s Rodeo Royalty in the The Best of the West Parade. Bid on elk antlers that were gathered by our very own boy scouts and more.


Jackson Hole Restaurant Week

May 17 – 24, 2024

Experience the best restaurants in the West during Jackson Hole Restaurant Week.

30 restaurants throughout town and Teton Village will offer their signature dishes in special discounted prix fixe menus all week long.  Multi-course meals will be offered at the following price points, and will represent a discount of about 15%. Restaurants will offer at least one Prix Fixe Menu Deal.

Prix Fixe Menu Deals

Lunch Menus:    $15  or  $25
Dinner Menus:    $30  or  $40  or $50

This is your chance to enjoy all that the Jackson Hole dining scene has to offer!

Reservations are strongly recommended during Jackson Hole Restaurant Week.


Teton Pow Wow

4th Annual Teton PowWow

May 17 & 18, 2024

The Teton Powwow is a collaboration between Central Wyoming College and Native American Jump Start. The Annual Teton Powwow was born out of a shared commitment to celebrate and honor the rich tapestry of Native American heritage while forging a pathway to a brighter future. Going beyond the traditional mission, this vibrant event stands as a symbol of unity, blending tradition with innovation.  The powwow showcases the dynamic blend of long-standing traditions and modern education, embracing the culture of resilience and adaptation. Its goal is to foster a sense of cultural appreciation and unity among diverse communities.



May 18, 2024

Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who make furniture, wall decorations, jewelry and food products from them. This annual event, which includes the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous kick-off, supports the National Elk Refuge with a large portion of auction proceeds going back to habitat enhancement projects on the Refuge.

Come see the world’s best collection of elk antler and bid in the world famous Elkfest Elk Antler Auction. Private antler, paddles, horns, and more for sale on the streets surrounding Town Square from 8am – 3pm. The world-famous Elk Antler Auction open for registration at 8am and the auction begins at 10am.


Million Dollar Musicfest 2024

Million Dollar Music Fest

May 26, 2024

On Sunday May 26th, multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins, will headline The Cowboy Bar’s 5th Annual Million Dollar Music Fest in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole on The Wyoming Whiskey Stage on Town Square. In his 28-year career, the larger-than-life Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums, charted over 20 singles, earned numerous awards and GRAMMY nominations, and garnered over two billion global streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for two decades, the Louisiana native is known for fusing a booming baritone and commanding stage presence with sounds from all across the country spectrum.

In direct support of Adkins, vocal powerhouse and Grand Ole Opry member, Lauren Alaina will make her triumphant return to Jackson after headlining the sold-out 2nd Annual Cowgirls at The Cowboy last Fall. Kicking off this year’s Million Dollar Music Fest is break-out talent Walker Montgomery.


Jackson Hole Rodeo

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Begins May 25th and runs through September 7th

Experience the authentic wild west at the historic Jackson Hole Rodeo – a part of Jackson’s cowboy culture since the first settlers arrived over 100 years ago.

The Jackson Hole Rodeo is held at the Teton County Fairgrounds in downtown Jackson Hole and starts at 8pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and select Fridays through Labor Day.



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