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Grand Teton Music Festival. Since 1962, this summer symphony has been wowing audiences in the world-reknowned Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Under the direction of Maestro Donald Runnicles, the festival presents full orchestra concerts Friday and Saturday in July and the first half of August, and smaller ensembles Tuesday to Thursday. In winter, live concerts are presented at least monthly. Tickets cost $20–$50, but many free performances are offered. 307/733–1128. www.gtmf.org.
Pole-Pedal-Paddle. This event is a mini-marathon, ski-cycle-boat relay race, usually held the last Saturday of March, starting at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and finishing in Snake River Canyon. 307/733–6433. www.polepedalpaddle.com.
Old West Days. Memorial Day weekend festivities include a rodeo, parade, brew fest, Mountain Man Rendezvous (atlatal competition, anyone?), and cowboy music, plus the start of the Jackson Hole Shootout's summer performances. Town Square, Jackson, WY, 83001. 307/733–3316. www.jacksonholewy.net/events/old_west_days.php.
Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum. Each summer the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum sponsors lectures and historic downtown walking tours. The museum itself has exhibits about early homesteaders, dude ranchers, skiers and the many movies that have been filmed in the valley. 225 N. Cache St., Jackson, WY, 83001. 307/733–9605. www.jacksonholehistory.org.
The Shootout. Gunslingers stage the Shootout in the summer at 6 pm daily (except Sunday) on the northeast corner of the Jackson Town Square. Don't worry, the bullets aren't real. 307/733–3316.
Torchlight Parades. Skiers celebrate New Year's Eve with torchlight parades at Snow King Mountain in Jackson, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, and Grand Targhee Resort in Alta. 800/827–4433 or 307/733–5200.
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