Independence Day is an exciting and fun time in Jackson Hole. The Town of Jackson offers tips and important information to help make the holiday safe and hassle-free.
The Town reminds everyone that it is FREE to park in any of the Town parking lots including the downtown parking garage at Milward & Simpson for all your 4th of July activities. Leave your car in the garage all day and you will wind up with the best seat in the house for the fireworks later that evening! Speaking of parking, please note that the Town of Jackson’s oversized parking rules for the Home Ranch lot have recently changed. The oversized parking spaces in the municipal lot, located on North Cache Street, are now available for buses, recreational vehicles, and vehicles pulling trailers only. Previously any vehicle over twenty feet could use the oversized spaces.
The day’s festivities start with the annual 4th of July Breakfast and Parade. The roads along the parade route, from the Fairgrounds to the Town Square, will be closed and traffic will be redirected. The 4th of July is a great day to get your bike out or to ride the free START Town Shuttle. Residents and guests are encouraged to use alternative transportation to reduce congestion, avoid delays and limit pollution. In many instances, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be moving faster than vehicle traffic.
START will run its regular free in-town shuttle as well as free shuttles between Jackson, Wilson, and the Stilson parking lot. Pick up a summer schedule or visit www.startbus.com for exact times.
The 4th of July fireworks show at Snow King is a fun family event. The Police Department advises that if you plan on travelling south or west after the fireworks, please park west of Cache Street and utilize the parking structure at Milward and Simpson. If you plan to go east or north, you are advised to park east of Cache Street. Obey all traffic signs and officers, use turn signals, and remain aware of bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicyclists are reminded to ride in the direction of traffic, obey all traffic signals and signage, wear helmets and use lights after sunset.
The Town reminds people that the 4th of July means lots of big bangs, bright lights, and other unnerving situations for our furry friends. Please plan to leave your pets at home where they feel comfortable.
Lastly, fireworks are prohibited by ordinance within Town limits and Teton County and will result in them being taken for destruction if used. The fire department reminds everyone that fireworks continue to present a fire danger both in and out of Town. It’s also necessary to have an outdoor fireplace approved by the Fire Department before you have any open fires within the TOJ.
4th of July Breakfast (7am -10am)
The Lions Club will be sponsoring the annual 4th of July Street Breakfast on Center Street between Deloney and Gill. This breakfast will be served before the 4th of July Parade between 7am and 10am. Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for kids between the ages of 4 to 8. Kids under 4 years old eat for free.
4th of July Parade (10:30am -11:30am)
The Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the annual 4th of July Parade. This parade will begin at the Fairgrounds at 10:30am. The route will travel from Snow King Avenue to Glenwood to Broadway (past the Town Square) and down Willow.
Town Square Shootout (6pm)
The Town Square shoot out will take place on the corner of Center and Deloney.
Fire in the Hole at the Base of Snow King (4pm - 10:30pm)
The Rotary Club of Jackson Hole will be sponsoring a gathering place to view the fireworks in town at the base of Snow King. There will be opportunities for food and drinks in the base area.
The Jackson Hole Rodeo which is usually held each Wednesday and Saturday will be holding a 4th of July Rodeo event.
Fireworks (10pm approximately)
There will be fireworks taking place at the base of Snow King starting at approximately 10pm.
The Town of Jackson wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!