Fourth of July Festivities

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Summer is in full swing in Jackson Hole, and this Fourth of July is packed with activities and deals. Celebrate the holiday with friends, family and fireworks. With this guide, your day is sure to start and end with the best dining and entertainment options.

During the Day

Grab a spot downtown to view the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fourth of July parade. The parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Pair the parade with breakfast on the deck and fresh squeezed cocktails from Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas. Persephone Bakery also offers up a front row seat to the parade, in addition to a whole array of patriotic pastries. Or, fuel up pre-parade at the Jackson Hole Lions Club’s 4th of July street breakfast. The community boosters are serving up pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs and beverages just off Town Square on Deloney Street. This breakfast goes from 7-10:30 a.m. and costs $10 for those ages eight and up, $5 for kids ages four to seven and kids under four are free. If you’d rather start your day with some physical activity, register for the Jackson Whole Grocer, Skinny Skis and Friends of Pathways’ 39th annual Fourth of July 10K in Wilson. The race begins in Wilson at 8 a.m. and is $30 if you register prior online HERE or $40 on race day.sparkler

Dining Deals

Fuel your fourth with beer from Roadhouse Brewing Co. Stop into the tap room on Gregory Lane for six packs to go, discounted from $10.99 to $7.99. Over the pass, Butter Café, the newest endeavor from the folks that brought you Streetfood at the Stagecoach, will be serving $8 breakfast burritos, coffee and fresh orange juice outside from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. You can get their limited brunch menu indoors from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Headed for the fireworks show in Teton Village? Soak in the evening sun on the way, at the Calico yard bar!

Fantastic Fireworks

Fireworks in Jackson occur in two annual locations: the base of Snow King Mountain or Teton Village. Both spectacular shows start at 10 p.m. In town, consider two great viewing locations: Snake River Brewery or Hayden’s Post. Prior to the fireworks, the Brew Pub’s lawn is a great place to play some yard games with your family and friends, drink a craft beer and grab some burgers and hot dogs they’ll be grilling outside. The Hayden’s Post deck is super close to the action, and they’re offering a dinner special all night: 16 ounce grilled rib eye steak served with au jus, creamy horseradish sauce, twice baked potato and steamed broccoli florets for $42.snake river brewing yard

Late Night Eats

We understand that your Fourth of July activities may take you into the late night hours. Luckily, there are a few spots around town ready to offer sustenance. Thai Me Up and Snake River Brewery both serve food until 11 p.m., with Thai Me Up offering happy hour prices from 10-11 p.m. Out even later on this Wednesday? Pinky G’s is your go-to for a late night slice until the first hours of Thursday.

Closures

Hole Bowl and Pinsetter Restaurant will be closed in observance of Independence Day.jh stillworks cocktail

Celebratory Cocktail

If you’re celebrating at home, toast to the holiday with this patriotic cocktail recipe from Jackson Hole Stillworks. This cocktail, and others, were a part of Issue 14’s Outside the Kitchen photo shoot, on stands now.

Jackson Hole Stillworks' Big Red

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Highwater vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice, unsweetened
  • Soda water
  • Fresh lime, raspberry and blueberry for garnish

Instructions

  • Add vodka, berries and juice to a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into rocks glass with ice.
  • Top with soda water.
  • Garnish with lime wheel, raspberry and blueberry.
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Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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