June is one of the best months to explore Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
While visiting the Tetons in May can be a gamble given the occasional snow storms and lingering mud from snow melt, June is typically when the entire valley turns a lush green and the weather begins to consistently feel like spring and summer.
Though snow cover is to be expected on many higher-elevation trails in Grand Teton National Park, visitors in June usually benefit from less crowds than those found during the peak summer season in July and August.
There are seemingly endless activities to enjoy — hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, paddleboarding, wildlife tours, stargazing, the Jackson Hole Rodeo, the Town Square Shootout…the list goes on — but below we’ve highlighted some of the best one-off Jackson Hole events this June.
Top Jackson Hole Events for June 2019
Grand Teton Half Marathon
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The athletically inclined can enjoy this half marathon with some of the most breathtaking views in the world. The 13.2-mile course starts at the Stilson Ranch Lot in Wilson, WY, making its way along Highway 22, then heading north with views of the Tetons until finishing at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis.
Kids Fishing Day at R Park
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Give the kids an excellent, educational introduction to fishing with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s 29th annual Kids Fishing Day. They can participate at learning stations on boating safety, aquatic insects, fish anatomy, aquatic invasive species, and fish habitat at the beautiful Rendezvous (‘R’) Park in Wilson, WY.
Jackson Hole Scavenger Hunt
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, 2019, Start times at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
A little bit of something old, a little bit of something new, the “grand opening” of the Jackson Hole Scavenger Hunt will allow groups to go on mystery GPS challenges around Jackson, test their Jackson Hole history knowledge, and pose with themed photo stickers using their smartphones.
Jackson Hole Children’s Museum’s Touch-A-Truck
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An extremely popular event for young families, the annual Touch-A-Truck put on by the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum allows the kiddos to explore big trucks like a fire-engine and construction equipment under safe supervision.
Jackson Hole Makers Market
Sunday, June 9 and 16, 2019, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Presented by JH Art Fest, the Jackson Hole Makers Market features the wares of local artisans, crafters and other makers along with live music and food. The June 9 and 16 events will be followed by events on July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18.
Plein Air Fest at National Museum of Wildlife Art
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Watch more than 50 invited wildlife artists create their new, potential masterpieces on the spot. Weather permitting, it all takes place outdoors along the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s scenic Sculpture Trail overlooking the National Elk Refuge.
JacksonHoleLive! with North Mississippi Allstars, Futurebirds, Crawfish Boil and Raptorfest
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The first of this season’s outdoor music series, JacksonHoleLive!, is also the most action-packed. Doubling and tripling as the Teton Raptor Center’s Raptorfest and the annual Crawfish Boil, there’s plenty to experience before popular touring bands North Mississippi All Stars and Futurebirds take the stage in the evening.
Jackson Hole Food & Wine Summer Festival
Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22, 2019
Taking place at several Jackson Hole locations, including a new cooking class at the Snake River Grill and the Taste of Jackson Hole event at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Jackson Hole Food & Wine Summer Festival gives you an opportunity to interact and dine with a broad culinary community of local and guest chefs, winemakers, cocktail and beer experts.
FoundSpace at R Park’s Annual Summer Solstice Celebration
Friday, June 21, 2019, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the summer solstice at R Park with FoundSpace installations that link local artists with conserved public land. The event will include free beer and wine, $2 treats from Streetfood, live music from StrumBucket and a kids’ scavenger hunt.
JacksonHoleLive! with Shinyribs and Special Guest Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine
Sunday, June 30, 2019, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m
The second JacksonHoleLive! concert will feature the Austin-based, country-soul, swamp-funk band Shinyribs and the Americana stylings of local band Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine.
Jackson Hole Weather in June
|Average High Temperature||73°F|
|Average Low Temperature||37°F|
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So, what type of weather can you expect while taking in the above Jackson Hole events in June?
You should anticipate comfortable days with average temperatures in the low 70s, as well as low humidity compared to most areas of the country. However, be prepared for a stark temperature drop once the sun sets around 9 p.m.
Temperatures typically fall into the high 30s overnight, with the possibility of frost not out of the question.
Regardless of the weather, we hope that you get out and enjoy the best of what Jackson Hole has to offer this June!