In a town that thrives upon tradition, holidays like the Fourth of July are extra important. Jackson, Wyoming, is one of those towns, and as usual, they have plans to prove it.
Following the annual Howdy Pardners Parade through downtown, the community gathers at Alpine Field for Music In The Hole by the Grand Teton Music Festival. The event is free but has also been a huge success as a fundraiser in the past. Friends and family come here to grab a nice patch of lawn and listen to the sounds and songs of independence.
Staying true to its antiquity, Jackson continues its tradition of the Town Square Shootout. This reenactment is the longest continuously running shootout in the country, a title they are rightfully proud of.
The Jackson Hole Rodeo is another favorite., Many attend the century-old rodeo before concluding the day with America’s favorite Fourth of July activity, fireworks.