4TH OF JULY INFORMATION
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 day’s festivities start with the annual Lions Club 4th of July Breakfast at 8:00am and is followed by the Chamber of Commerce Parade at 10:00am. “Monday’s in May Park” is set to start at 4:30pm with food trucks in May Park. The Jackson Hole Playhouse’s Shootout on the Town Square is scheduled to take place at 6:00pm and from 7:00pm until 9:00pm the Grand Teton Music Festival will be hosting a Patriotic Pops Concert on the Center for Arts Lawn. The grand finale for the day will be the fireworks at the base of Snow King. The fireworks are slated to start shortly after 10:00pm.
There will be some impacts to town streets and in-town travel associated with these festive events. Deloney Avenue between Cache and Center will be closed beginning at 2:00pm on July 3rd to prepare for the 4th of July Breakfast. On the morning of July 4th Center Street and the roads along the parade route, from the Fairgrounds to the Town Square, will be closed and traffic will be redirected. In addition, a portion of South Cache between Simpson Avenue and alley north of Kelly Avenue will be closed during the Patriotic Pops Concert. Following the fireworks display the Jackson Police will direct traffic on Snow King Avenue in a one-way pattern heading west. Please plan accordingly.
The 4th of July is a great day to get your bike out, use a START Bike or 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.
The Town of Jackson wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!