June in Teton Valley

Spring Turns to Summer in the Tetons

The summer season officially opens in June and Teton Valley, Idaho doesn’t waste any time when it comes to their summer events. Here’s a sneak peak of all the fun activities in the Valley this month so you can plan ahead and make the most of your spring to summer transition.

Beginning June 14, Grand Targhee Resort will be open for the summer with a full schedule of events, award-winning bike park, food and beverage options and an excellent festival line-up. Bike park passes and festival tickets are now on sale so you can join the summer fun!

More of a foodie? In early June, you’ll have the chance to taste test to your hearts content. The Teton Valley Farmers’ Market will be returning for another year and will pop up in the town center every Friday morning at 9:00am. For more local fare, don’t forget to stop by the Artisan Fair, Saturdays at 9:00am. This fair currently hosts between 15 to 18 booths and offers a wide range of local crafts, jewelry, soaps, re-purposed wood projects, and ceramic tiles. Come get to know the locals, their crafts, and the community!

After a morning well spent, it's time for hiking, biking, and fishing!

Teton Valley offers some fantastic cycling – road, gravel, and dirt. You’ll find miles of riding opportunities on a variety of trails here in the Teton Valley, offering fun for all levels and riding styles. Those looking for paved riding options in the valley can hit the eight-mile rail-trail between Victor and Driggs or work their way up to Grand Targhee, where an additional 70+ miles of unpaved multi-use trail options and scenic views of the Tetons await. Once you’ve conquered this mountain, time to explore more of the valley in the Big Hole Range, Horseshoe Canyon, Pole Canyon,  and on the Mike Harris Trails. Don’t miss an incredible gravel ride on the Ashton to Tetonia Trail, a rails to trails ride that follows the abandoned railroad grade of the Teton Valley Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad from Ashton to Tetonia.

Many of the trails throughout the Valley are also open to hikers and horseback riders, In the Greater Yellowstone Region, anything can happen horseback riding or hiking. Wildlife sightings are the norm, moose, elk, deer, and bison are a daily occurrence. For a chance to see some wildlife up close, the Teton Raptor Center will be visiting Grand Targhee Resort on July 11th and August 8th at 3:00pm!

If there is only one thing you do this summer, consider fly fishing. Teton Valley is a world-class location when it comes to fly fishing with plentiful rivers, streams, creeks, and lakes harboring trophy-sized trout (Rainbow, Cutthroat, Browns, and Brook). The salmon flies are hatching which is your queue to pack up the gear! New to fishing? World Cast Anglers is ready to help you hone your technique and show you all the best spots this season! They offer the local and destination travel angler everything they may need for a day on the water while fly fishing in the Jackson Hole region including the Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake, Teton River, Snake River and Yellowstone National Park. Check out their clinics and guided trips for extra fun this June! Women’s Fly Fishing 101 courses are back June 9!

After a long day, head back to town for a summer staple, Music on Main. The music series kicks off June 20 and continues every Thursday at 6:00pm in Victor City Park. Music on Main is a free, all-ages concert presented by the Teton Valley Foundation and features highly talented musicians of diverse genres. Food vendors include local favorites: Teton Thia, Everest Momo Shack, Morales Home Make, R&R Catering, Lucca Truck Pizza, Nom Nom Doughnuts, & Butter. You’ll also find local micro-beers from Grand Teton Brewing, as well as Budweiser products, and wine. The 2019 summer music lineup includes: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Turkuaz, Carrie Rodriguez, Young Dubliners,  and more!

That takes care of Thursday nights, but what to do Fridays? When in the West, catching a summer rodeo is a must, and there’s no better place to embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl than at the Teton Valley Rodeo. Head on over to the Driggs Fairgrounds, where at 8:00pm you can take in incredible views of the Tetons while cheering on barrel racers, ropers, and bull riders at one of the last old school rodeos in the country!

Need a place to stay?

Enjoy spring in Teton Valley. Book any vacation rental for stays between now and June 12, 2019 and enjoy 30% off. Reservations must be made by June 12, 2019.