Memorial Day in Jackson Hole

Memorial Day in Jackson Hole

Memorial Day is right around the corner! Celebrate with The Wort Hotel during Jackson Hole’s Old West Days and the Million Dollar Music Fest. The Wort’s central Jackson Hole location along with its long-standing association with Old West Days makes it the perfect place to stay this Memorial Day weekend.

A Memorial Day TraditionBlack and white photos of a man and woman dancing on a stage in front of The Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson Hole’s Old West Days is held annually over Memorial Day weekend and celebrates the town’s identity as “The Last of the Old West.” With the area’s exceptionally rich history, it’s no wonder Old West Days is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. 

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Old West Days will run from May 17 - 27, 2023.


Enjoy local events like, Elk Fest, a unique Jackson Hole festival brimming with free events as varied as the High Noon Chili Cookoff (vote for your favorite!), the Mountain Man Rendezvous (envision strolling through Trader's Row where heirloom-quality handmade goods), and the main event: the one-of-a-kind Elk Antler Auction.


Other events are scheduled to go on as planned, such as the daily Jackson Hole shoot outs and stage coach rides. Memorial Day weekend is also the kick off for the Jackson Hole Rodeo. For a full list of events, please click here. 


Million Dollar Music Fest

The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar will host the 5th Annual Million Dollar Music Fest, a free concert on the town square on Sunday, May 26th. On the 26th, multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins, will headline The Cowboy Bar’s Fifth Annual Million Dollar Music Fest in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole on The Wyoming Whiskey Stage on Town Square. In his 28-year career, the larger-than-life Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums, charted over 20 singles, earned numerous awards and GRAMMY nominations, and garnered over two billion global streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for two decades, the Louisiana native is known for fusing a booming baritone and commanding stage presence with sounds from all across the country spectrum.

In direct support of Adkins, vocal powerhouse and Grand Ole Opry member, Lauren Alaina will make her triumphant return to Jackson after headlining the sold-out 2nd Annual Cowgirls at The Cowboy last Fall. Kicking off this year’s Million Dollar Music Fest is break-out talent Walker Montgomery.
Gates will officially open at 4:00 p.m. for this rain-or-shine concert event. While the show is free to the public, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available for purchase and will include prime viewing with a dedicated bar. VIP tickets go on sale on May 1st. See Music Fest Details here.

Don’t miss out! Trot on over to Town Square this Memorial Day weekend and leap into the fun and festivities.

Other Activities in Jackson Hole

When staying at The Wort Hotel, you are smack dab in the middle of the action, steps away from the Town Square, the backdrop for many Old West Days events. For a complete run-down on all things to do within walking distance of The Wort Hotel, click here.