Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is one of the most prestigious dog sled races in the world
Island Park Idaho • Wild West WinterFest - Second weekent in January. Wild West WinterFest, hosted by the Island Park Area Chamber of Commerce. Events include the Opening Ceremony with the Torchlight Snowmobile Parade and a super fireworks show at Hungry Bear Market & Deli on Hwy. 20, snowmobile events at the Hungry Bear, Bratwurst/Kraut feed and Snow Market at Mountain Mayhem on Saturday. Casino Night Saturday at Island Park Lodge. A nice champagne brunch and awards ceremony at TroutHunter on Sunday. Check back at this Web site for a more complete schedule. Check with Idaland Park Chamber for more Information
Mid January - Annual Driggs Snowscapes Competition - The Art of Sculpting Snow. FREE. Over the course of 4 days, up to ten professional and amateur teams sculpt large blocks of snow and transform the Driggs city plaza into a favorite winter public art display. Creativity, fun and friendly competition make this a popular free community event that celebrates our abundant local winter resources, SNOW! Annual Driggs Snow Ball •All are welcome to celebrate snow and fashionable duds immediately following the Snowscapes awards ceremony. Get Wacky Fancy or Funky Formal, or just come as you are for this fun and fabulous community party in Downtown Driggs. Enjoy live music, dancing and delicious food - more info 307-690-2234
Island Park Idaho • Women’s Rally 4 A Reason Midldle weekend in January check webisite for spacific dates - www.rally4reason.com • 209/558-7390
Highlight: The camaraderie among racers and spectators, and the ride through gorgeous forests. Any snowmobile race aficionado would associate a long-standing cross-country race with a bunch of tough men in a state like Minnesota. So it may be a surprise that there’s a 25-year-old cross-country race, specifically for women, in Idaho. The Old Ladies Race, an Idaho tradition, has a new name and different starting location — but the heart of the event is still the same: a women’s race to raise money for charity.
Jackson WY • International Pedigree
Stage Stop Sled Dog Race and Winter Carnival starts last saturday of January
307-733-3025. Format: Stage Stop—similar to the Tour de France, the race stops in a different town each night.Known as The Dog Friendly Race: Teams rest each night, earning the race the nickname "the dog friendly race."
Waterfall Ice Festival
JacksonWY • Presidents Weekend:
Moose Chase Nordic Skate Race. Teton Pines to Jackson Hole Mountain
Resort. Contact: 307-739-2770
Shriner's All American Cutter Races.Gates open at 10:00 and race begins
at 12 noon.Saturday Banquet & Calcutta: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Contact:
Bob Zimmer, 733-4052 / 413-1407 Location info: Melody Ranch Race Track.
Star ValleyWY • Maverick Challenge
Snowmobile Hillclimb - Presidents Weekend
Bozeman MT • Wild West Winter Fest - Presidents Weekend. This annual event will offer a break from the winter time blues. WinterFest kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. Some of the activities include horse drawn wagon rides, kid's special Roundup Rodeo, McLien's FFA Farm Barn full of farm animals for the kids and we even have a hockey tournament. There's a Working Horse & Driver Contest and Horse Sale. Dog Events will include Agility, Terrier Races, Conformation, Pet Tricks and a Dog Keg-pulling Contest. Also a Packer's Scramble, Elk Bugling Contest and a Chili Cook-off. and Bootlegger's Ball. There will be plenty of other music for entertainment throughout the weekend.
Big Sky Mt • Big Sky Grass - Presidents Weekend: annual Bluegrass Festival
JacksonWY • Cutter Races - Presidents Weekend: Cutters are chariot-like vehicles each pulled by a team of two horses. Spectators line the track to cheer on the teams, place bets on their favorites, and participate in one of the areas biggest tailgate parties of the year. This western version of horse-drawn chariots run teams two abreast for a 1/4 mile down the track to the finish line. But, as is true with many of Jackson Hole's biggest parties, it's all for a good cause - The motto of the event is, "The Cutters run so a child may walk."
Cody WY • Annual Water Fall Ice Festival - Presidents Weekend. The South Fork ice climbing is like NO other ice in the Northern Rockies. The Valley has literally hundreds of frozen waterfalls each year. Many climbers visit the Valley season after season and still haven't climbed many of the waterfalls here.
Pinedale WY • One Lunger 100 Snowmobile Race - The One Lunger began in 2000 as a fun activity born from an interest in vintage snowmobiles. The rules require that all snowmobiles entered in the race must be 1973 vintage or older, single-cylinder snowmachines. Any engine modification is permitted and any fuel may be used. Jackshafts are prohibited. Held on the third weedine in Feburary - Check For actural dates
AshtonID • American Dog Derby
- Presidents Weekend Events include a 12 dog -100 mile race, an 8 dog
- 60 mile race, 40 mile pot luck race, a
junior 8 mile race, mutt races, arts and crafts fair. Also included are
a celebrity race on Friday and a snow shoe race on Saturday. Phone:
Snowmobile Hill Climbs are a blast to watch
West Yellowstone MT • Yellowstone Rendezvous Marathon Ski Race. Held on the first Saturday in March on the world-class Rendezvous Ski Trails, this event draws hundreds of cross-country skiers. With the blast of a black powder canon, racers sprint out to compete in a variety of age classes and distances in both classic and freestyle of 5 to 50K lengths. With grooming provided by Yellowstone Track Systems, this is arguably the best track to be found all year. The camaraderie and festive atmosphere have kept this an annual event, now in its 29th. In conjuctions with the Marathon race is the West Yellowstone Youth Festival, Only for kids and sponsored by the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation. The Youth Festival is an opportunity for our future Olympians, World Cup Skiers and National Masters competitors to participate in an event that is just for them. A series of fun events such as obstacle course, matched sprints, relay and speed trap are included.
Contact: (406) 599-4465
West Yellowstone MT • World Snowmobile EXPO • Second weekend in March - check ro actual dates. EXPO is recognized worldwide as the "Largest Snowmobile Event in the West." Arctic Cat, Polaris, Skidoo and Yamaha will unveil their new snowmobile lines for the first time to the public at the same location. Hundreds of new aftermarket exhibits will also be on display at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, center for the 2011 EXPO. EXPO 2011 will once again offer a TOUGHMAN ENDURO Race scheduled on Friday. EXPO features high-flying aerial antics on Saturday night. The EXPO SWAP MEET will be held Saturday
PocatelloID • Dodge National
Circuit Finals Rodeo - Starts middle Wednesday in March check webstite for
JacksonWY• Pole-Pedal-Paddle first Saturday in April, , 8:00am - 3:00pmContact:
Jackson Hole Ski Club at 307-733-6433 Location info: Teton Village to
Astoria Hot Springs - Website
West Yellowstone Montana • April 1-16 is Spring Cycle Days in Yellowstone. Enjoy Yellowstone before the roads open to motorized travel. Ride in Yellowstone for free. It's a perfect way to spend a day. From West Yellowstone you can ride to Madison Junction and then to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Mammoth Hot Springs (the road between Madison and Old Faithful remains closed until April 18th) . Feet and Roller blades are welcome, too. "Conditions allowing"
Teton Valley • SpudFest third
week in April, SpudFest celebrates the best of the independent filmmakers
making family movies. Our festival
gives you and your family the opportunity to be entertained, enlightened
and moved by films that deal with the issues of your own lives. more info.
Idaho Falls • BEADS and BEYOND 2009 When: third weekend in april, 6:00pm Where: Rogers Building, downtown Idaho Falls - 545 Shoup Ave Description: BEADS and BEYOND 2009 - featuring beads and findings from around the world, and a large variety of handcrafted items made by local and regional artisans. Free and open to the public. Hours on Sunday are from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Interested vendors call or email Peggy at 208-524-1876, email@example.com
St. AnthonyID • St. Anthony Cowboy
Poetry Gathering Dates: 2rd Fri. & Sat. in April. (sometimes
third weekend - call first or check here) Dates: 2rd Fri. & Sat. in April. (sometimes
third weekend - call first or check here) St. Anthony Cowboy
Poetry Gathering features local and nationally ranked poets, cowboy variety show
and old trail
CD's and tapes available.
Phone: (208) 624-4870
Idaho FallsID • East Idaho Fly
Tying and Fly Fishing Expo -third weekend in April. Celebration of
fly fishing and fly-tying at the Shilo Inn with
demonstrations by 120 tyers from all over the country. Includes tying
and casting workshops, hourly programs, women's and youth workshops.
Concludes Saturday night with a fundraising banquet and auction. For
information see www.snakerivercutthroats.com
Jackson • Memorial Weekend
Old West Days Celebration Enjoy the parade, rodeo, Old West Brew Fest,
Draft Horse Pull, Mountain Man Rendezvous,
Memorial Services, Pipes for Peace, Single Action Shooting Match, Shoot-Out
Gang's Real Cowboy Gala.Contact: Chamber of Commerce, 307-733-3316
Million Dollar Music Fest
Jackson Hole Music Fest; Held annually on the Sunday of Old West Days Memorial Weekend. Put on by the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and Sponsors include Grand Teton Distillery, Micholas and Company, Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, Western Wyoming Beverages, Wyoming Whiskey, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Bud Light. Somehow they wrangle up some of the best artists in the nation and bring them to our little town for a free concert.
Jackson Wyoming • Teton Raptor Center's Raptor Fest! Once again, Father’s Day is for the birds so every fathers day around the second or third Sunday of June this community celebration of birds of prey will run from 3-6 p.m. at the Snow King Ball Field, just prior to the first JacksonHoleLive! outdoor concert of the season. RaptorFest will offer food, fun, feathers, and festivity for residents and visitors alike, while also supporting Teton Raptor Center’s education, research, and rehabilitation programs. Make sure of the date by visiting tetonraptorcenter.org or call 307-203-2551
Drummond Idaho • Ft. Henry Buckskinners Mountain Man Rendezvous - First weekend in June Check for Dates. Relive the days of the mountain man and the early trappers who chiseled their names on rocks in the Conant Valley nearly 200 years ago. The annual Ft. Henry Buckskinners Mountain Man Rendezvous offers the opportunity to do just that at the site of the first known white encampment in what would become Idaho. The Fort Henry Rendezvous will be June 6-10 on the Finlandia Ranch east of Drummond. Take S.H. 32 from Ashton or Tetonia and follow the signs to the camp site. The Rendezvous is open to visitors during the day, starting at sun-up, but closed at 6 p.m. to those in period-correct clothing.
BozemanMT • The Emerson Center
for Arts & Culture is hosting
an art workshop by Mary Ann Cherry titled "Paintings with Freshness".
The class will welcome painters in oil, watercolor, or pastel and will
be held June 15th - June 17th. Class will run from 9am - 4pm. For more
information call (208) 524 -1284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JacksonWY • Jackson Hole Film Festival second week in June.See
website for details, www.jhff.org Contact: Todd Rankin @ 307-733-8144
AlpineWY • Mountain Days Celebration -third weekend
in June - The "MOUNTAIN
fun-filled event attracts tourists from all over! Arts & Crafts
as well as Fine Arts and Commercial Booths occupy the grounds of the
Royal Resort (former Alpen Haus) at
the Junction of Highways 89 and 26. The Craft Booths and Commercial areas
will be separate but both adjoin the popular 1800's authentic Pioneer
Village which is the focus of activities.
County Fairs and Rodeos are the main events during summer
Cody WY • The Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Rodeo is the 1-4th of July each year: http://www.codystampederodeo.com - Top cowboys from across the continent come to Cody, WY for the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Rodeo, one of rodeo's crown jewels that contestants often call "Cowboy Christmas". For top cowboy and cowgirl contestants, this is the place to win big purses and ride the best stock.
Cody WY • XTreme Bulls is July 5th each year in Cody Wyoming. This July 5th event features forty of the world's top bull riders taking their shot at a $50,000 purse and the Cody-Yellowstone: http://www.codystampederodeo.com
Lander WY • The International Climbers’ Festival - The International Climbers’ Festival is an annual event with the mission of promoting and celebrating the sport of rock climbing. The festival runs in conjunction with three local Lander scholarships and programs, the Jim Ratz Memorial Scholarship, the Todd Skinner Foundation and BARF, the local Bolt and Anchor Replacement Fund. Proceeds from the festival support some of these programs. - First or second weeking in July - check first
JacksonWY • Grand Teton Music Festival - July to August. Experience
one of the world’s great music festivals
when visiting Jackson Hole. 200-member resident company - a true "all-star" ensemble.
Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village. Call the GTMF ticket office at 733-1128.
JacksonWY • July 10 - Renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman will conduct a lecture and book signing at the National Wildlife Art Museum, Thursday, July 10th to open his summer art exhibition at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole
Lander WY • second weekend in July - The International Climbers’ Festival is an annual event that began 15 years ago with the mission of promoting and celebrating the sport of rock climbing. The festival runs in conjunction with three local Lander scholarships and programs, the Jim Ratz Memorial Scholarship, the Todd Skinner Foundation and BARF, the local Bolt and Anchor Replacement Fund. Proceeds from the festival support some of these programs. http://www.climbersfestival.org/
Teton Valley ID • The Teton Valley
Summer Festival features Hot Air Balloons, the traditional Community
Fourth of July Celebrations,
Arts and Crafts,
the Old Time Fiddlers' Contest, a myriad of Recreational Activities,
numerous Food Service and Social Events, and a whole lot more! starts
on the thursday of 4th of July weekend
JacksonWY • July 4th Celebration July 4 2006, 10:00am - 10:00pm.
4th Jackson Hole is an exciting place to celebrate the 4th of July.
4th of July Parad, JH Community Band Concert on the Town
Music in the Hole; and the Jackson Hole Jaycees 4th of July Fireworks
Display.For complete 4th of July celebration information, please visit:
4th of July in Jackson Hole. Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce,
BozemanMT • Annual Museum Wine ClassicWine Classic Simply di VINE at theMuseum of the Rockies in
Bozeman $150 per person open seating, $300 per person reserved seating. This Annual Museum Wine Classic blends the sophistication of wine tasting with the approachable, casual, adventur of the West. Guests will enjoy the exquisite food, wine and silent auction, and a vivacious live auction. All proceeds benefit the Museum. Resevations open June 10 More Information: 994-7460
BozemanMT • Gallatin County Fair - third week of July. We would love to have you come and join us for a great time at the 2008 Gallatin County Fair! Enjoy the carnival and the Open Class or 4-H exhibits which include arts and crafts, gardening, floral, foods, needlework, photography, poultry and other livestock. Have fun shopping at the indorr and outdoor exhibitor booths. Sample the many different kinds of food at the food court. Back again this year will be the Super Grasshopper Contest, the Humane Society Pet Show, the Dog Agility Show, the Short Dock Dog Diving Contest, and the Cherry Pit Spitting Contest. Special events this year include the Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo and the Mountaineeres 4X4 Mud Bog competition. http://www.gallatin.mt.gov/fairgrounds
JacksonWY• Teton County Fair starts third week in
July. The Teton County Fair hosts many events and activities for all
ages, including a special rodeo. For more information and a complete
schedule, visit www.tetoncountyfair.com
BozemanMT • Gallatin County Fair and Rodeo starts third week in
July at Gallatin County Fairgrounds for more Information: 582-3270
Powell, WY • Park County Fair - Last week of July. Traditional county fair with livestock, carnival, stage acts, 4H competition and lots of food and fun. http://parkcountyfair.com/
RexburgID • Idaho International Dance & Music
Festival - Starts last weekend in July and lasts for a week. Hundreds
of dancers from around the world share their culture and promote world
peace. Free events include opening and closing ceremonies, street dance,
parade, fireworks, and Youth Culture Day. Phone: (208) 356-5700
Riverton WY • The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo takes place at the end of July and first of August. Activities include a parade, demolition derby, PRCA rodeos, hypnotists, music, carnival rides, and fun for all ages. http://www.fremontcountyfair.org/
Driggs ID • Wydaho Rendezvous Mountainbike festival • Annually on the Last weekend in July. This year's lineup of events includes 16 group rides on area singletrack trails, downhill and cross-country races at Grand Targhee Resort, bike demos from industry manufacturers, riding skills clinics by RipStoke, and trials-riding demos. There will be parties each night of the festival and great live entertainment. For a full schedule of events, please see the festival website. http://www.tetonmountainbikefest.tvtap.org
Mid July - Annual Shakespeare in the Parks performance • Enjoy this professional theater performance outdoors on the plaza in downtown Driggs. Presented by "Shakespeare in the Parks", a nationally recognized outreach program of the College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University. Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy this play with the whole family, in the gorgeous setting of the west side of the Tetons. Food and refreshments for sale. 307-690-2234
Late July - Annual Driggs Plein Air Art Festival • During this annual plein air/outdoor painting competition, artists from all over the country set up their easels outdoors to paint the scenery in Driggs and Teton Valley. Hundreds of paintings are available for sale. The public is treated to FREE gatherings including Gallery Receptions, Gallery Sales, Tent Sales, Paint Outs, Quick Draw Competitions & Sales, professional artist demonstrations, and the Awards Ceremony. 307-690-2234
July through September - Annual Symphony on Sunday concert series • Downtown Driggs Association presents a series of free classical and jazz performances in Teton valley. The Idaho Falls Symphony string, woodwind, brass and jazz ensembles and the Sagebrush Players ensemble will perform free concerts outdoors on the Driggs City Plaza. Family friendly, educational and fun, the public is invited to bring their own chairs and picnics. Rain location: Driggs Cty Center 307-690-2234
Art festivals bring in lots of visitors to the Greater Yellowstone region during the summer and fall
Rexburg ID • Idaho International Dance Festival - Dance directors and team chaperones, who accompanied a folk dance team from Rexburg's Brigham Young University-Idaho on a European dance festival tour in 1983, observed the festivals they were participating in and decided they could put on a festival in America.
BozemanMT • Sweet Pea Festival Of The Arts - First Week of August. Sweet Pea A Festival of the Arts. Born out of a community's desire to celebrate the arts. In existence today due to the community's desire to continue to celebrate the arts and all that they add to our lives.
Teton VillageWY • Micro-Brew
Festival the first week in August a number of regional breweries show
off their talents
with some added fun, food, and music. Contact: Shannon McCormick
Livingston • Park County Fair - Second Week of August. For many Park County families, the fair is one of the biggest events of the year. The annual Park County Fair gets better every year. While agriculture is still a large part of classic Montana fairs, this year’s Park County gathering - the 60th - carries a bunch of events that have both rural and city influences. For more information, write to the Park County Fair, Box 146, Livingston MT 59047, or call (406) 222-4185.
Grand TargheeWY • Grand Targhee
Bluegrass Festival the second weekend in August more
JacksonWY • Wyoming Highlanders Festival third friday
in August View a full Scottich festival inlcuding "Calling
of the Clans",
Scottish Athletics, Bagpipe bands, Bonnie-Knees contest, Kilted Tug-of-War,
Clan Booths, vendors of Scottish foods and much, much more. For
more details please visit: www.wyohighlanders.net Contact:
Dave 307- 733-4096 x 101
JacksonWY • Art Fair Jackson
Hole third weekend of August. The Art Fair Jackson Hole features fine
art and crafts. Contact: The Art Association
at 307-733-8792. Location info: Miller Park, Jackson, Wyoming
Teton Valley • Teton Valley
Fair second week in August contact Teton Co. Agriculture Dept. 354-2961
for more information.
Ennis MT • Ennis on the Madison Fly Fishing Festival . Celebrate the art and sport of fly-fishing in Ennis, Montana at this Festival in the last week of August. For more information, email email@example.com
Big Piney WY • Sublette County Fair - End of August into September. Traditional county fair with livestock, carnival, stage acts, 4H competition and lots of food and fun.
September's One Fly fishing competition brings in a who's who of the worlds fly-fishing community including a few celebrities like actress Heather Thomas
Jackson Hole One Fly Competetion• The Jackson Hole One Fly Event is a celebration of fly fishing dedicated to the betterment of trout and trout habitat. Held the first weekend in September.
JacksonWY • Grand Teton Western & Wildlife Arts Show
Location: Snow King Resort Ballroom
Hours: Saturday 10:00-7:00 and Sunday 10:00-4:00
A sponsor of the Jackson Fall Arts Festival. This is an international juried exhibition, sale from over thirty highly selected Western and Wildlife Artists from Canada and the United States. This show features painting, wood carving and bronze sculpture from national award winning artists such as: Mari Bolen, Michele Kapor, Cynthie Fisher, Diane Greenwood, Loren Pinski, Maria A. Ryan, J.R. Eason, Vern Russell, Elene Weege, Pat Schermerhorn, John Kessler, Jenny Schmalsteig, John Peterson, Mark Butler, Shane Duekersen , Donna George, Marann Eikens, Jessie Myyrick, Greita and Linda Krisjansas, Fred Kingwill, Truong Buu Giam and more. Artwork ranges from $1,000 to over $5,000 per item.
An evening reception and sale to benefit for the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming and the Wyoming Wilderness Association takes place in the Snow King Ballroom on Saturday evening between 5:00-7:00 PM. During this time artists will donate 25% of sales to these selected conservation and wildlife groups.
JacksonWY • Fall Arts Festival
second weekend of September. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is
widely recognized as one of the premier
events in the mountain west, the Jackson
Hole Fall Arts Festival draws thousands of visitors each year. Contact:
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce at 307-733-3316 or see website.
JacksonWY • Old Bill's Fun Run on the second Saturday
of every September. The first event of its kind in the nation, the idea
for Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities came from an anonymous couple affectionately
as "Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill." Their vision was to expand the
charitable pie in Jackson Hole by encouraging the entire community to
participate in philanthropy. the people of Jackson show their generosity
of spirit through Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities. The day is filled
with a Fun Run and Walk, entertainment,
food and informational booths. The magic of a community celebration combined
with ease of giving has increased awareness about the work of local organizations
and has raised over $38 million in the last nine years. Contact: Community
Foundation of Jackson Hole at 307-739-1026
CodyWY • Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Sale and Quick Draw. Exhibit and live auction sale of the finest contemporary Western art. Quick Draw on Saturday. Contact: Kathy Thompson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week in september -
The region takes October off
Cross Country Skier, Pinedale Wyoming
West Yellowstone MT • Yellowstone Ski Festival - Thanksgiving Weekend. For over 29 + years, cross country skiers from across North America and around the world have traveled to West Yellowstone, Montana’s Yellowstone Ski Festival to begin their Nordic ski season on the Rendezvous Ski Trails. Traditionally, the Yellowstone Ski Festival takes place during Thanksgiving week and this year will be no different.
Idaho Falls • An
nual Unique Boutique Craft Fair, It is the Unique Boutique Craft Fair which is held each year the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This is the areas largest and longest running Craft Fair in Idaho Falls. It gets a huge crowd. It is one of the events in Idaho Falls that kicks off the Christmas Season. Held at Bonnevillle High School (3165 Iona Road) In Idaho Falls, ID From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 120 vendors thousands of handcrafted items. Event is held in the commons area, the gym and the cafateria.
Alta Wyoming • Grand Targhee opens Thanksgiving weekend if there is enough snow
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opens first weekend in December
Annual Jacob Grant Hunger Drive • (Idaho Falls) As part of our ongoing commitment to giving back to the Idaho Falls community, Jacob Grant Property Management will be hosting it's first Annual Hunger Drive on December 19th. We will match each canned food donation with the goal of reaching 1,000 canned food items. All proceeds will be donated to The Idaho Foodbank's Bonneville county branch.
Pinedale Wy • The Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race - Last week in December. The first Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race was held in 2000. The race was back for another New Year's celebration, held Saturday and Sunday, December 30 & 31, 2006. It promised to be two days of great fun on the scenic Green River north of Pinedale, Wyoming — and delivered!