This Week 7.4.12

By on July 4, 2012

Start the 4th with breakfast on Center Street – courtesy JH Jaycees

Fourth of July festivities

From sunrise to sunset, Fourth of July celebrations in Jackson Hole are packed with events for all ages. Start the day with a pancake breakfast and hop around town celebrating America. From 7:30 to 10 a.m., the Jackson Hole Jaycees will be serving its 33rd annual pancake breakfast on Center Street. A hardy meal of pancakes, eggs and sausage will get you fueled up for the day’s events. Proceeds support the Jaycees’ projects including scholarships for local students. $10 adults, $5 kids.

10:30 a.m. – At the heart of every Fourth of July celebration is the beloved parade. Fire engines will be mi4th of July Parade, xed in with horse-drawn floats as the Howdy Pardner’s parade kicks off at the Rodeo Grounds, makes its way down Snow King Avenue, then steers left on Glenwood and continues on Broadway through the square. Set up the lawn chairs and enjoy the community parade.

Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Bring the kids to St. John’s Episcopal Church after the parade for games tailored for infants to 12-year-olds. Games include balloon toss, three-legged race, infant crawl, a fish pond, watermelon eating contest, tug-of-war, football toss and a jumpy house. $10 children, $5 for adults who would like lunch. Contact Chip Marvin to register, 690-2657 .

3 to 8 p.m. – Join the Grand Teton Music Festival as music director Donald Runnicles leads the Festival Orchestra for its 16th annual patriotic performance at Alpine Field. Concessions and festivities begin at 3 p.m. with the music starting at 6 p.m. Come early to get a good spot secured in the grass.

6 p.m. – Cafe Genevieve is hosting a traditional pig roast with appetizers, all the sides and dessert as a fundraiser for the Jackson Hole Art Association. Bring the family to feast while PTO plays bluegrass on the deck. $40 for adults and $10 for kids under 8.

8 p.m. – The Jackson Hole Rodeo presents a special Fourth of July show, including barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding and more.  $18 reserved seats, $13 general admission, and $8 kids.

Valley Brawn founder Christian Beckwith created the Outerlocal Summer Games as a way to showcase the talent the valley has to offer and bring the community together for a celebration of life. Tired of gathering after a series of memorials for lost friends, Beckwith thought, “Why do we only get together for memorials? Why can’t we get together to celebrate the things we love, too?”

Competing as individuals or in teams, in pro, rec or fun divisions, participants will mountain bike, boulder, run and paraglide over the course of the day. Product demos, food and beverages will keep participants and attendees sated all day long. Wrap the day up with free live music via JacksonHoleLive, featuring the Lazy Eyes and the rockin’ national act Boom Chick.

Outerlocal Summer Games, 9 a.m., Saturday, at Snow King. Entry fees vary;

Library Love
The Teton County Library is ready to reopen its doors on Sunday with better than ever youth services. Sundae Sunday is slated to be the official reopening party featuring a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly events, including a ribbon cutting, crafts, story time and a cake walk for children. The community is invited to tour the new youth wing and to meet the library’s new youth services manager, Danielle Gifford.

The new youth wing features a significantly larger space for teens and a new early literacy room for smaller children to meet the growing needs of our community. Gifford is excited for the expanded library. “Parents will find resources and tools to promote literacy,” she said. “While teens will have increased access to collaborative workspaces and multiple recreational technologies.”

Sundae Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, at Teton County Library. Free. 733-2164;

Wine with Ringholz
Summer is in full swing here in Jackson Hole, but Amy Ringholz and other members of the art community are already looking to the fall. We don’t have to wait for the aspen leaves to start changing colors to enjoy the Fall Arts Festival. Join Ringholz and the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival at The Liquor Store with a wine tasting featuring some of the Festival’s signature wines.

Ringholz, this year’s featured Festival artist, will also be on hand for a special demonstration showcasing her amazing talent. While sampling a variety of wines, enjoy the opportunity to network and connect with area professionals and learn about the events scheduled for Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival .

Fall Arts Festival Signature Wine Tasting, 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at The Liquor Store. Free.


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